Here are four quick and easy tips to optimize your WordPress blog post for search engine visibility. Coding skills or special technical capabilities are not required for these simple tricks. In less than 10 minutes, you can increase the search engine optimization (SEO) of any WordPress blog post.
This video shows how to optimize fields and images to get the maximum value from your post.
SEO is essential to create discoverable content that your readers can find on Google, Bing, Yahoo, or even Duck Duck Go. SEO can become quite complicated and intimidating for the average user. So here are four easy SEO tips for non-technical people using WordPress for a blog or website. Continue reading →
I’ve been developing content and building websites for a long, long time now. In the beginning, we did almost always from scratch. Occasionally, I used a template, but often it was just sitting at the keyboard grinding out a design and some code.
Initially, I only used WordPress as a blogging platform with the main body as the new content area. It was the standard blog structure where the newest post appeared on top, pushing the older posts down.
But now I’ve started to discover new ways to control WordPress to make it look like a regular website. So instead of posting a standard blog post, I am building a nice homepage with functional interior pages. In most cases, it still looks like a blog platform, which is fine by me. In most of these newer sites, I’m looking for a homegrown feel that highlights the content, not the snazzy design. Continue reading →
Everything was working fine. Let’s get that out there just to start. My blog was not broken, nor did it need any specific adjustments.
But still I said to myself, “today…we optimize!” And that was the beginning of the end…and how I broke WordPress.
I’ve been developing websites for a long time. I got into this business in 1995 and the web was a very different place. There were fewer tools for generating webpages and they were buggy and frustrating to use. Making content online required generating HTML code by hand, which meant you really had to learn it.
I don’t mind monkeying around in the code. Experimenting is good, but you can go too far.
And now, let me give you a tutorial on how you can do exactly what I did to mess up my blog.
You too can break your WordPress installation, cause yourself hours of aggravation, lose productivity, and learn a very, very important lesson.
To gain better control and flexibility over the features of my blog, I have moved it to a dedicated URL here at www.wordspicturesweb.com.
I’ve moved all of my posts from http://wordspicturesweb.wordpress.com to this new server. I’ll be taking this opportunity refocus the content of this blog. In the future, you’ll see more postings about digital content and emarketing.
Please join me here at the new blog. If you have links or blogrolls, I hope you take a moment to switch them to wordspicturesweb.com.