Wordpress 101: Some Tips And Tricks For Success

Have you made the decision to learn everything you can about one of the more popular blogging platforms? If you do, the following article is full of tips for you to use. Continue to read to find out how this tool can make blogging easier for you.

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If your post has a long title, clean up its permalink. Excessively long titles make for cumbersome, clumsy URLs. Instead, try making the permalink “tips-parents-uncontrollable-children” or something comparable based on the SEO keywords.

When you are using WordPress, get familiar with the tools and features available in the application. Spend time to click on menu options and see where that takes you. Use this to control a wide variety of formatting elements.

Eliminate any content that is not adding value to your blog. This keeps your site clean and easier to use. You can use a plugin called Akismet to filter spam on your website.

Omit special characters from the URLs of your blog posts. This can hassle those search engines, so the characters are best removed. It is also a good idea to shorten URLs to keywords.

Unless you change it, posts will appear chronologically. Change the dates to rearrange the posts. First, open the posts and look for the date in the top-right corner. Click on date, modify it and save the post so you can change the position.

Do your posts attract lots of comments? It may have become a challenge to sift through all of them. A plugin can separate your comments into pages. That way, navigation will be simpler, and your site is sure to be well organized.

Create a charming greeting for your website. This will put a personal touch to your site that you visitors will appreciate. Your webpage will be less automatic looking, and will be accessible via the Greet Box plugin.

Avoid using a username such as “Admin”. Your blog is more vulnerable to attack by bots if you choose this as your username. Using these usernames can put your site at risk. Any user names on your users page that are “administrator” or “admin” should be removed. Choose a different username.

Using WordPress for your blog is not hard, but you now have even more information about what choices you have. Keep in mind the information above, and re-read the information if you need a refresher as you start blogging. By applying these tips to your own blog, you’re sure to see some great results.

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