In case you haven’t already heard, Worpress is one of the most preferred blogging platforms in the world! So if you’re thinking about starting a blog, you’d better begin learning the ins and outs of WordPress. Below are some helpful ways to kick-start your blog.
WordPress For Beginners
- Manage Your Sidebar: Make sure that within your WordPress blog, you keep your sidebar neat and tidy. When readers view your blog, they don’t want to see cluttered mess so rather organise your sidebar into which elements of your blog are most important for you reader. To do this, go to Appearance & Widgets and strip your sidebar down to the bare essentials. If something in your sidebar does not work to your advantage, there’s usually no reason to include it.
- Create A Good Domain Name: Usually you think that once you have the blog idea, the name will come easily to you. For some, that’s not true. Deciding your domain name is a huge issue in creating a successful blog. Make sure the name is something relevant to your blog, interesting enough for people to want to visit it and memorable enough to make readers come back for more. In short, create something that is easy to spell and easy to remember.
- Manage Your Media Library: In order to make your blog more user-friendly, you might want to consider organising all of your media files into your Media Library. This way, people can simply head to the folder where everything is, type in a keyword and hit search. To set this up, go to Settings & Media and uncheck the button next to “Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders.”
- Take Advantage Uploading Images: Not only do images make blogs more interesting and aesthetically pleasing for your readers, but uploading them and assigning popular keywords and tags to the images will help in making the content easier for users to find on Google. This means higher traffic on your blog.
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