WordPress has been touted by bloggers and those who write web content as a platform that is helpful and intuitive. Unfortunately, there still are many potential users who lack enough knowledge on this topic to achieve the results they want. Keep reading to find out how you don’t have to be one of them.
Posts are always shown chronologically, until you say otherwise. Changing the date is the first step to rearranging your list. In order to do that, open one of your posts and you will be able to see the date at the top right hand corner. Click on date, modify it and save the post so you can change the position.
Are your posts receiving a considerable number of comments? If you do, scanning through every comment can be hard on you and on your other readers. A plugin can separate your comments into pages. That will improve navigation and make your site look better organized.
You can improve your search engine rank by spending a few extra minutes with your pictures as you upload them. Always create alternate text and title tags for your images. The title you add will be what appears on Pinterest if someone “pins” your image.
Make sure that your greeting is appealing for your WordPress site. This allows you to communicate better with your audience. In this way, your page will seem more human, and it will be accessible via the plugin called WP Greet Box.
Ensure that it is possible for users to forward articles from your site to their email easily and at will. This is important for sharing purposes as well, as many users may not be able to access Facebook or Twitter at work but may want to share your articles with friends. Set this up using a WP-Email plugin.
Your username should never be “admin”. Words like “admin” or “administrator” often attract malicious bots who are seeking security breaches. Using these usernames can put your site at risk. Go to your “user” page and erase anything that has to do with usernames that contain “administrator” or “admin”. 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. Otherwise, your site may run into a virus.
WordPress is known as being an easy to use blogging platform. Use this article as a guideline to build your WordPress blog site. Stop procrastinating and start your WordPress adventure now!