Using WordPress To Create Your Own Blog

When you first start using WordPress it can be hard. It can feel extremely overwhelming, and that may lead to poor website development. Read this article to pick up some helpful tips and simple tricks for making WordPress work for you.

Select a unique design when creating your site. This may be tempting since it’s a time saver, but users will not be too impressed with your effort. Make a site that’s as unique as your business.

Remember to clean up permalinks. Avoid cumbersome URLs like “The Ten Ways Intelligent Parents Manage Their Children.” You can simply shorten that to include only the keywords.

Spend some time learning about the tools and features WordPress offers bloggers. For instance, clicking the “kitchen sink” button gets you a multitude of formatting and importing options to distinguish your site. You will see many formatting items under your control.

It is easy to do video blogging with WordPress. This will take a while, but the benefits are great. Most users on the web will love this. Videos can convey things words cannot, so they are very useful.

Remove unnecessary content and delete comments that fail to add value. Your website will be user-friendly for the people who view it. Check out Akismet for a great way to remove spam.

Special Characters

Remove special characters from your blog post URLs. Special characters make it more difficult for search engines to index your site. You also need to abbreviate URLs so they do not overwhelm readers.

Sometimes you might think some changes you’ve made weren’t saved. That is likely not the case. You can solve this by clearing the cache of your browser. Press your shift key, hold it, and refresh the browser. Changes should then be visible.

Posts are always shown chronologically, until you say otherwise. First you must modify the date, then you can rearrange the list. First, open a post and locate the date in the upper right hand corner. Click right onto the date, make changes and then make sure you save your post so that the position is altered.

Do you have lots of comments? If so, weeding through all the comments may be difficult for you and for other visitors. Install a plugin that adds page numbers to the comments section. Your site will have more visual appeal and be easier for visitors to navigate.

At the very top of your WordPress page, create a catchy greeting for your visitors. Not only does this personalize your website, it welcomes guests based on how they found your blog. This makes your site seem more personal.

Security on your WordPress site is very important, so make your password strong and keep it secure. Download reputable plugins to stay safe at all times. If your are hacked or infected with malware, all your hard work on your site will be lost.

Make sure your media library isn’t too confusing. While putting a bunch of pictures right into the library might seem the way to go at first, that turns messy before you know it. Start off with a good folder structure and stick to it. This will make searching for a particular image much easier.

There are a lot of things you need to know about WordPress, and it will take longer than this day to learn them, but you’ve gotten a good start. Implementing it will improve the quality of your blog. You’ll be posting more efficiently in no time.