WordPress is sometimes tricky when you initially use it for content creation. You may begin to feel overwhelmed by all the possibilities and simply give up on starting you new blog. Read on for some useful tips to help make your blog more professional.
Create a posting schedule for yourself. If you know when you have to post, you’ll be more motivated to get it done. With the scheduling feature available on WordPress, you can create several posts and schedule them throughout the week.
Eliminate any content that is not adding value to your blog. This makes your site more appealing. The plugin “Askimet” can make the process of identifying spam quite easy.
The posts that you make appear in the order you make them, unless you specify. To rearrange your list, you need to first change the date. To do this, open a single post and look for the date near the top right. Changing the date and saving it will re-position it.
Spend a little extra time on your pictures if you want to improve your rankings on search engines. Make sure that your title tags are clearly indicated. Your title will show up when something is “pinned” on Pintrest.
Be sure that your readers can forward your posts to their emails whenever they desire. This is a good way to share, especially with those who are not using Facebook or Twitter. You can do this by using a WP-Email plugin.
Never use the term “admin” or anything similar for your username. Names like admin or administrator can subject you to attack more easily. This raises the risk in security. Go through your users page, and erase any such usernames. Choose something that is more difficult.
Security is key to a WordPress site, so be sure to keep passwords to yourself. Additionally, don’t download plugins from unknown sites and read reviews prior to installing anything. If your site is hit with malware or by hackers, you can lose everything you worked on.
Make sure your blogs are backed up. Regularly schedule this important task. One good WordPress plugin for this is Xcloner. Pick whichever plugin or site you would like to use. However, have it backed up in numerous locations. It would be disastrous to lose your whole blog.
Connect your posts by utilizing internal linking plugins. This provides your readers with additional content to peruse while visiting your site. These plugins will let you add links to the bottom of your posts.
Think about scheduling post publishing in advance by using WordPress. You can set them at certain times, even when a computer is far from you. Find the Publish option from your Edit screen. Beneath that, there will be an option labeled: Publish Immediately. Put your times in with military format, particularly the years, months and days. Just click on OK. Click on the ‘schedule’ button on the ‘schedule for’ screen to plan schedule your blog posts.
You no longer have to manually accept comments. Let Akismet handle that task for you. Make sure that “manual approval” does not have a check mark beside it so that the comments go up automatically. If you don’t, you’re just wasting time.
WordPress is not something you can learn in a single day. You will be an improved blogger by using the tips above. With time and effort, you’ll be a master user in no time.