Wordpress Idea, Tricks, And Advice Straight From The Experts

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  1. 1. Wordpress Idea, Tricks, And Advice Straight From The Experts There are thousands of blogs on the Internet on many different topics. Do you wish that you could be a blogger? If so, you should know how easy it is to get started. By learning a few of the basics of using the popular blogging tool WordPress, you can start your own blog today. Make sure your sidebar is not too cluttered. The sidebars on most WordPress blogs are a chaotic mess, full of social media icons and ads and links. Prioritize what goes in your sidebar. Make sure visitors to your blog don't have to search for anything they might be looking for. Try learning all the options and tools you can when you blog on WordPress. For instance, clicking the "kitchen sink" button gets you a multitude of formatting and importing options to distinguish your site. This can control an array of formatting features. Use Alt and Title tags. when uploading post images. You can put SEO phrases in these places, and those people that can't see pictures on your site will know what should have been there. Pay attention to your footer. The bottom of your page does not just have to be wasted space. Instead, put in an important link or work in a few words about who you are and what you do. You could http://www.templatemonster.com/ even use the footer to tell visitors a little more about the site itself. If you want to create a line break, but not a paragraph break, hold shift while you press the enter key. This moves the cursor down to the next line without including any blank space. If you want to put a letterhead-type address on your page, this should make it a snap. If you are new to WordPress, make sure to keep your sidebar simple. Make sure that it only has the essentials. Your visitors shouldn't have to weed through a ton of ads and banners to find the links they want to click on. Try removing the items in Appearance & Widgets that don't contribute anything to your cause or business. Do many people leave comments on your posts? If they do, it is hard to go through all of the comments. A plugin including page numbers will organize this section. This makes for easier navigation and a more organized site. Make sure that your wordpress site loads as fast as possible for your visitors. This is vital, as a site that crashes or takes too long will discourage your users from visiting it. A fast site will put your users in a good mood when they come there on a daily basis.
  2. 2. Don't forget to spellcheck your WordPress story. WordPress makes that easy through a spellcheck button on the editor itself. Look for a button that has the letters "ABC" on it. It'll then scan your post for spelling and common grammatical errors. Check any word or phrase that has a red squiggly line under it. Your WordPress is nothing without plugins, and lucky for you, there are plenty to choose from. However, it is very important that you use caution when installing plugins and keep in mind that they aren't disposable. You can uninstall them, but most of the time they will still affect your content and leave shortcodes behind. You can set up an automatic schedule for your posts to appear in WordPress. You can set them at certain times, even when a computer is far from you. You can easily do this using the Publish command located on your Edit screen. Beneath that, look for "Publish Immediately." If you decide to schedule the publishing of your posts, you need to use military time. Just click on OK. Check the "Schedule For" page and then hit "Schedule". If you want website design avalon to improve traffic to your own domain, you should host your Wordpress blog in your web account instead of using Wordpress.com as the host. When you install Wordpress yourself, you have more control over what features you can install and customize. Any visitor will be counted as traffic in your domain and not in Wordpress.com's domain. If you want to put two images side by side, try using an invisible table in your WordPress post. You can create a one row/two column table via your post editor and then embed a photo into each cell. You could take the next step and add another row underneath to add captions below each photo. The only way to learn Wordpress is by practicing it. You can sign up for a free account in Wordpress.com and start experimenting with its multitude of features. Change images, background color, font sizes, etc. The more you get your hands on it, the more comfortable you will feel about using it. When you are designing your Wordpress site, it is a good idea to take out any display of the word
  3. 3. "Wordpress" in the footer area or in the header of your code. A lot of bad web bots troll the web for Wordpress blogs and find security holes. If you remove the word "Wordpress" from your site, you have another layer of defense against these bots. Do not keep the default sidebar. Go in and customize both the titles and sections in the theme directory. This will ensure that your site is unique. In addition, while you can have different sidebars on different pages of the site, you may want to consider keeping everything uniform for your visitors. Look for all of the advice you can get before building a WordPress site. There are forums, other blogs and even social medial groups that will give you an insider's opinion and tips on WordPress. Whether your question is about themes or plugins, you should be able to find viable answers. Try to tag all of your blog posts. Splitting posts up into categories isn't enough. This is especially true if your blog is growing and contains many posts. Categories are often broad. If someone visiting your blog is looking for a post on a specific subject, tags will help a lot with refining their search. A large number of people are using applications like WordPress to publish their blogs. Expressing thoughts, ideas and concepts to a broad audience is truly an incredible thing. WordPress will make this task easier for you now that you've read the article above.