7 Essential Tips for WordPress Beginners.
If you are an avid blogger you will no doubt have your favorite blogging platform and there are many to choose from.
As you can see my personal choice is WordPress but it wasn’t my original preference. Essentially your choice is determined by two factors, paid or unpaid.
Even WordPress has two flavors to choose from, WordPress .com, (unpaid and hosted by WordPress) or WordPress.org, ( paid, because you self-host it). The two main differences, apart from “dot com” being basically FREE are, if you are an online marketer and or affiliate marketer your are not allowed to insert any affiliate linking into your posts or pages. Whereas with “dot org” you can pretty much do whatever you like as you will need to pay for hosting and require your own “Domain Name”.
So as you can see you are spoilt for choice. Below are a few alternatives:
WordPress – Wikipedia
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.
Blogger (Web-Based, Free).
Tumblr (Web-Based, Free).
SquareSpace (Web-Based, From $8 per month).
Posterous (Web-Based, Free).
You can find even more HERE if the above do not meet your needs.
You can’t just talk about how great WordPress is and expect it to work for you. You can’t just read about it, either.
To see the results you want, you have to put some action behind those words. You need to use the WordPress best practices outlined below.
WordPress beginners who implement these helpful (and effective) techniques early on will set themselves up for success, and see results faster.
1. Your sidebar:
Normally stuffed full of clutter just like the proverbial untouched closet we all dread opening the door to.
They’re stuffed with your ads, your social media icons, links to your most recent tweets, photos of your Facebook fans, and on and on. Buried among all that information might be a link you’d really like your site visitor to click on, but if they can’t find it, you might as well not have it there.
2. Find what’s in your Media Library:
If you own a library of books, does it make sense to house the books in separate buildings by the month they were acquired?
Of course not. You’d end up walking from building to building, searching for the book you wanted.
Your Media Library in WordPress is the same way. Creating one integrated folder where you place all your media makes it easy to search: just plug in a keyword and you’ll have the file you’re looking for in no time.
To set up your WordPress site so all your media files go into one folder that you can search by name, go to Settings & Media and uncheck the button next to “Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders.”
Check out the entire post at Copy Blogger HERE
Other “Best Tips” you might like can be found at:-
How to use WordPress – Super Simple WordPress For Beginner’s Guide:
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