Anyone who has been exposed to blogging is bound to have some familiarity with WordPress. However, many of these people are unaware of just how powerful this useful tool really is. This article will teach you more about this great platform.
Does one of your posts have a lengthy title? If so, use permalink to clean it up. For instance, “101 Ways for Smart People to Manage Their Children” is way too long for a URL. Instead, you could change the permalink to “tips-parents-unruly-kids” or something similar based on your SEO keywords.
Make sure you use “title” and “alt.” When putting images in a post, you can write text. This is good for SEO, and it allows people who have disabled images to know what the images are about.
Review your content for irrelevant material and remove it. This makes your website more user-friendly. Trying using a plugin like Akismet to filter out spam.
Omit special characters from the URLs of your blog posts. They make it difficult for search engine spiders to “crawl” around your pages. Keep your URL’s short and to the point.
The posts you make always appear in chronological order, unless you specify otherwise. If you want to rearrange the list, you’ll have to change the date first. Open a post and look at the upper right hand corner. There you will find the date. Changing the date and saving it will re-position it.
Do many people leave comments on your posts? If this is the case, it can be hard to sort through them all. A plugin can separate your comments into pages. Your site will have more visual appeal and be easier for visitors to navigate.
You can help your site’s rank on the search engines by simply taking a few minutes when adding images to your site. Be sure to add alternate and title tags to every picture. If a visitor “pins” your image onto Pinterest, the title that you selected is what will show up on their screen automatically.
Improve the greeting at the top of the page on your WordPress website. This makes things a bit more personal with readers since you can make a message that shows how others found your site. This helps things look natural and you can find it on the plugin called WP Greet Box.
This platform isn’t new and many bloggers have some form of experience using it in the last few years. However, only a few bloggers actually use WordPress to its fullest potential. This article should have taught you to use WordPress to its fullest potential.