Have you been thinking of starting a blog but feel you are too technologically challenged to do so? Well, have no fear because you have come to the right place. The following article will point out the most important things you should know when working with the most popular content management system – WordPress.
If you plan to use WordPress for your site, you should only do so if you plan to have a responsive design. People access websites from all types of devices, and you want to make sure that any person who wants to view your site will be able to without any issues.
Be sure to add an author biography to each blog post on boards where many bloggers are posting. In this way, each blogger gets proper credit and it is easier for readers to know who posted what at a glance. Furthermore, readers will tend to stay on your page if they can get all the information they need in one place.
If you are doing a WordPress blog for professional or search engine optimization purporses, don’t let WordPress actually host your blog. Put your blog on a different host and then just use the WordPress application there. Blogs at WordPress’ website are sometimes deleted for being too commercial or deemed spammy in content.
Make sure you have a landing page. This will ensure that visitors arrive at a specific page instead of directing them right to your most recent posts. A landing page will help your site gain an air of authenticity and helps it to look a little more professional than it would have otherwise.
Video blogging is easy with WordPress. Although this may take you some extra preparation, it is definitely worth it. Internet users are mainly visual. A video is able to show people what words cannot, and that is why it’s so powerful.
Do your posts attract a lot of comments? It may have become a challenge to sift through all of them. Add a plugin that will add page numbers to this section. That will improve navigation and make your site look better organized.
Ensure that your readers can send content to an e-mail as they please. Additionally, make it easy for your users to share with their Facebook and Twitter friends. You can use the Email plugin in WordPress to do this.
Want to change authors on a post? Just edit the post and click on “Screen Options”. Next, choose Author and then choose whomever you want to become the author of the post. Next, click “update” or “publish” to finish the change and have it go live on your website and you’re done.
Security is something a WordPress site needs, and that’s why you need to keep passwords secret. Additionally, don’t download plugins from unknown sites and read reviews prior to installing anything. If your site gets hacked or has malware, you can lose everything you have worked so hard on.
The article you have just read covered a lot of very valuable information about using WordPress when creating a blog. Hopefully you learned enough from it that you now feel empowered enough to get out of your comfort zone and tackle WordPress. Take the knowledge you now have and let your creativity flow.