Using WordPress to publish your blog posts can be difficult if you don’t understand how the application works. If you aren’t familiar with what you should do, it can be overwhelming. You don’t want to look like a novice, so use all of the information provided here.
Does one of your posts have a lengthy title? If so, use permalink to clean it up. To illustrate this, “The Best Banana Cream Pie Recipe Taught To Me By My Grandmother” would show as a very long URL that can be annoying to your readers. Rather, try to shorten permalinks while retaining the same meaning.
Learn everything you can about WordPress choices to use it most effectively. For example, clicking on KITCHEN SINK gives you many more choices in formatting and importing that set your posts apart. Also, notice SCREEN OPTIONS on your administrator pages. Use that to control all kinds of formatting elements.
Simplify your URL by eliminating special characters. These characters negatively affect how a search engine crawls and indexes your content. It is also a good idea to shorten URLs to keywords.
There may be times when you devote hours to your WordPress blog only to believe that you neglected to save your changes. That’s most likely false. Clear your cache to see if that fixes the problem. Press and hold the Shift key when refreshing the browser for changes to show.
You must specify if you want your post to appear in other than chronological order. In order to rearrange things, dates will need to be changed. The date is always on the top, right-hand corner of every blog post. Click the date, make the necessary modification, then save. This procedure will change its position.
Do you posts garner lots of comments? If so, it can be hard to weed through all of these comments. To remedy this, you can use a plugin that adds page numbers to your comments section. Your site will have more visual appeal and be easier for visitors to navigate.
Spend a little extra time on your pictures if you want to improve your rankings on search engines. Make sure to give titles, as well as alternate text tags. If someone pins your image to the site Pinterest, your title tag is what will appear on the screen.
Make sure users can email themselves any of your articles at any time. This is essential so that they can easily share your content with others. WP-email plugins are a great way to accomplish this.
Don’t use “admin” as a username. This will make your site vulnerable to bots that want to attack it. This is a major security risk. Delete all users who call themselves “administrator” or “admin”. Choose a new username.
There is more to learning about WordPress than can be gained in one day. You are on the right path though. This piece has offered great insights on improving your blogs. If you practice, you’re going to blaze through posts more quickly then you imagine.