WordPress Blogging Tutorials

Google and Duplicate Content

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A big consideration when optimising your website for Google is avoiding duplicate content. Having exactly the same content on different pages of your website or content on your website copied exactly from other websites can negatively impact your search engine ranking.  This includes having the same meta title and description for more than one of … [Read more...]

Dealing with Comments and Trackbacks

Comments and trackbacks

A comment is when someone fills in the comment form below one of your blog posts and a trackback is when someone publishes a link to a page/post on your website on another website. WordPress sends you an email letting you know about the comment or trackback, giving you the option to either approve or delete it. If you approve comments and … [Read more...]

Automatically Send Posts to Facebook & Twitter

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The best plugin I have found to automatically send posts to Facebook and Twitter from your WordPress website is the Social plugin by MailChimp. You can add any number of Facebook and Twitter accounts in the plugin, then select which ones each post will send to at the time of publishing. You can also review and adjust what is shown in each update … [Read more...]

Dropdown Blog Categories

Dropdown Blog Categories

If you are blogging or writing about different topics the chances are each of your readers are interested in one specific topic more than the others. To make it easier for your readers to go directly to their topic of choice, make sure each topic is covered by a different category, then add those categories to your menu bar. This is also a good … [Read more...]

Improve WordPress Recent Comments

Enhanced recent comments widget using the Better WordPress Recent Comments plugin

Instead of the WordPress default, Recent Comments widget, use a plugin called Better WordPress Recent Comments. You can take your comments to a whole new level with options including: List actual comment with author name Group comments to show conversation Show only comments from a specific page/post Show all your comments on a dedicated … [Read more...]

Top Tips for Blogging

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Writing regular blog posts on your website is a great way to increase search engine traffic to your website and keep your customers and target audience returning to your website regularly. By teaming your blog with an email newsletter, you can easily deliver your blog posts directly to your customers. The key to a successful blog apart from … [Read more...]

Keep Them Reading – Related Posts

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Adding a related posts plugin to your WordPress blog adds a list of similar posts underneath each post which readers can click on to read more of your fascinating insights. Customising the text which appears above the list to something inviting like "You Might Also Like..." is a simple way to keep people reading your blog. The more of your posts … [Read more...]

Creating a Post with Gravity Forms

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Gravity forms can be used to automatically create WordPress blog posts. You set up a form with special post fields for title, content, images etc, add the form to your website and the form entries are turned into blog posts waiting for you to approve and publish them. Ideas for using this functionality on your website: Have users, staff or … [Read more...]

Understanding Categories and Tags

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You can use both categories and tags on your Wordpress blog to group or describe the posts you write so it can be confusing to know which to use when. Both help your readers to find the information they are looking for. This post describes the differences plus different ways to use them on your Wordpress website. Screenshot showing categories … [Read more...]