Using WordPress To Create Your Own Blog

Unless you’re living under a rock, you have seen many blogs on the Internet. Many of them are most likely run on WordPress, which is one of the more popular blogging platforms. These suggestions can assist you in understanding WordPress.

Make sure that you do not choose the same design as everyone else that has a WordPress site. While using something that others already have up is simple, it doesn’t create a great first impression of your site. Creating a site that showcases the uniqueness of your business is critical.

You have to make sure you use Alt and Title. text as you are uploading images to your posts. This will let you add more SEO phrases and will let users that block images know what they are missing.

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If you spend more time on your pictures, your search engine ranking will increase. Use the alternate text and title tags on each one. If someone “pins” one of your images on Pinterest, your title will be what shows up on their blog.

Allow your users to access your articles easily by email. Many people who won’t have access to social media will still want to share with friends. The WP-Email plugin is great for this.

Your username should never be “admin” or anything similar. Having admin or administrator as your username makes your blog more likely to be successfully attacked by bots. This is a huge security risk. If you have usernames that are administrator or admin, delete them. Use something else.

Security is something a WordPress site needs, and that’s why you need to keep passwords secret. In addition, don’t download plugins from disreputable sites and always read the reviews before installing any plugin. Otherwise, your site may run into a virus.

Keep your plugins updated. You can really improve your website with WordPress plugins. They will need to get updated though. 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.

Back up your blog on a regular basis. You need to to this with regularity. Consider a plugin such as Xcloner to assist you. Use the plugin or site you’re confident in for blog backup, but be sure to backup in a lot of places. It would be pretty depressing to lose your blog.

Whether you want to start a blog or just read it, WordPress can offer you a lot. It is a great idea to learn as much as you can about this product and all the various ways it can be used. Remember this advice when you are next exploring the world of blogs.

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