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What You Need To Know About Using WordPress
Many people know about blogging and know a little bit about WordPress. However, many people out there don't quite understand just how extensive Wordpress is. This information should rectify the situation, giving you valuable tips about WordPress.

A clean permalink will make it easier to post blogs with long titles. For instance, "101 Ways for Smart People to Manage Their Children" is way too long for a URL. Instead, you could use something like: "Smart Parents Control Kids" if it works with your SEO strategy.

Video blogging is a snap with WordPress. Spending a little extra time preparing your website will save you time in the long run. Most Internet users are very visual. Videos can convey things words cannot, so they are very useful.

Know as much as possible before you begin with WordPress. If you plan ahead, things will flow better once you get started. Find out how to use SEO, how to make interesting content, and how https://app.box.com/s/lgn9b8vvcli6u96ekzft you can use all that WordPress has to offer.

When you are committed to post content, make up a schedule. You will be more motivated when you have a schedule. You can actually make all of your posts for a week in one day. You can then schedule it so WordPress will upload some of these posts at a later date.

You will see your posts in chronological order unless you choose differently. You must alter the date if you wish to reorder the list. To demonstrate that, open a post and notice the date on the upper-right-hand corner. Change its position by clicking the date, changing it, and saving the post.

Are there a lot of commenters to your posts? If you do, it can be cumbersome to sift through all of them. Try using a plugin that adds page numbers to the comment section. This way, navigation will be simpler, and you can organize your site better.

Provide a link that allows all your users to easily email themselves a copy of your articles. This will also allow them to share these articles with others. WordPress has a plugin for email sharing.

Don't share your WordPress passwords with anyone. Be certain your plugins always come from reliable sites with good reputations. If your site is hacked or gets malware, you will lose everything.

Organize your media library. It's tempting to upload pictures into the library directly, however, things can easily get disorganized. Create folders designated for images at each step of the way. You'll be able to find what you need much more quickly.

Make sure your plugins are updated. Your WordPress plugins are a terrific way to add unique power to your website. They are updated, like any other software. If you don't keep up with installing the updates, you could miss out on key upgrades or you may even find that the plugin no longer works properly.

Don't forget to back up your blog. It's important to make sure you don't lose any valuable information. One good WordPress plugin for this is Xcloner. For added security, use plugins to make backup copies of your blog on several different locations. It would be terrible to lose your whole blog.

Use a plugin to link your posts. This allows the reader to enjoy more content. Several links will be added to the end of each post. These links will be associated with the post that they are connected to.

If you want to post on off-days, schedule them a few days before via WordPress. You can easily schedule the publication of your posts regardless of where you are. Find the Publish box on your Edit screen. Underneath, there should be something that says Publish Immediately. If you decide to schedule the publishing of your posts, you need to use military time. Choose the OK option. When the screen that says 'schedule for' pops up, choose it and click on 'schedule' if everything is right.

Are you challenged to publish on schedule? You can always write your article in advance and post it when you choose. When you make a new post, you have the option to publish it at a future date. This can help you get it taken care of.

Do you want to get rid of the WordPress clutter? Disable some of the options you see. Do this from 'Screen Options' near the top of your window. You will see a menu to click that gives you the ability to turn off/on what you need and don't need.

When seeking a place to host your WordPress blog, find one that allows you to install WordPress by clicking one button. This way, you won't have to create a separate database. The host will be able to create your blog's domain as well as it's database with a single click.

Try out different blog authoring tools. Are you not pleased with WordPress's dashboard? Try a program such as Windows Live Writer. There are a lot of tools that work well with WordPress and make blogging more efficient. Try several of them. Find one that works for you.

Make sure your sites always have images. Pictures really are worth a thousand words. It will give your site much more drama. Use different tags for the pictures so the search engine can easily understand them.

If you want to work on your site without the changes being made live in order to test them, duplicate your blog in a second folder with a second, identical database. Doing this helps you avoid making harmful changes that could ruin your site.

Keep in mind that you need not handle the setup and maintenance of your site without any help. If you have anyone available to you, either as a volunteer or as a hire, who can help and save valuable time, they are worth asking to join you.

WordPress is not a new program, and many bloggers have at minimum a passing familiarity in it over the years. Even bloggers who have used WordPress for some time may not fully understand all of its capabilities. Hopefully, your efforts will be fruitful.





 
 
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