Improving your blog content can provide numerous benefits. But do you know how to use WordPress to make your posts stand out?
Your visual Identity across the world wide web is your Gravatar – short for Globally recognized Avatar. The very idea of this service is to have consistency across all the online platforms that you choose to associate with. You will be identified with your Gravatar whenever you surf the Internet. In other words, an image that you choose as your Gravatar will feature next to every comment or post that you make on any site that supports this service.
Starting out with Wordpress can be pretty daunting though – and it’s not the easiest platform to get your head around in those initial stages. In fact, without doing a fair bit of research first, you might find yourself tripping up on even the simplest of tasks – that may not have been overly obvious to you. Here I’ve tried to put together some tips for WordPress beginners (because we all have to start somewhere). These tips will help you create an attractive website using WordPress, but most importantly – a functioning website too that works well and does it’s job.
WordPress updates can be a daunting thing to new users. Fear not, WordPress has one of the easiest updating systems around, and the core is designed to be as backwards compatible as possible.
When you have some updates to do, always update core first, then update your plugins and themes right after.
As you may already know, WordPress is the world’s most frequented publishing platform. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 18 percent of all websites utilize WordPress for their publishing needs. It’s easy to use, highly customizable, and last but not least, it’s completely free.
Shortcodes are brought to life since WordPress version 2.5. Generally, they come bundled with plugins, and sometimes themes. In all likelihoods, you have used them at a certain point of time while managing WordPress.
In WordPress development widgets help developers create functionality within a website. For instance developers can easily add content and features to the sidebars. Now widgets can be used in different parts of a website and these are popularly known as the wigetised area.
It doesn’t matter how careful you are. At some point of another, a plugin is going to cause your WordPress website to crash. The only way to avoid a crash is to have a test area that is an exact clone of your live website; with the same plugins, posts, pages and theme. Whilst I am a strong advocate of actively using a test area to try out new plugins and changes, I do not believe it is practical to keep an exact duplicate of your live website, particularly if that website has a lot of content. So realistically, you’re going to have to deal with a problematic plugin in the future.
Our entire lives resolve around search. Can you imagine a day without using Google or Yahoo or any other search engine of your preference? It boggles the mind! Search is integral to your blog or site, especially if you have more than just a few posts or pages. Without a good search engine backing you, your site will become a large cosmic black hole, with every post going in, but nothing of value coming out of it.