(Part 2 in a series of 4)
In the previous lesson I talked about some of the benefits of WordPress, and I walked you through the process of installing it on your website.
So today we’re going to talk about what to do after you’ve installed it…
(Watch this video…)
– structurally not much difference
– posts are archived and categorized
– Use Posts for a series of blog posts, articles, or other content that you add regularly to your site; use Pages for the pages of your site that don’t necessarily fit into a blog category.
– You can use parent pages and sub-pages.
– Some marketers claim that Posts are better than Pages for SEO.
General: I usually do not use a tagline.
Writing: I like to increase the post box to 20 lines.
Reading: Choose a static page for your home page if your site is not a blog.
Discussion: I moderate all comments.
Permalinks: I use a custom structure, such as /%postname%/
-better for your visitors
-better for search engines
You may or may not want to use the year and month within your Permalink structure. Consider whether it will be better or worse to date your content.
You can tweak the Post Name part of the Permalink URL when you are adding or editing a Post:
-Don’t make it too long (I prefer no more than two dashes)
-Use a keyword in it, such as a product name if it’s a product review
1) Add at least one category and make at least one post, or create at least one page on your WordPress site.
2) Adjust the WordPress settings to best meet the needs of your site.
3) Choose and set up your WordPress permalink structure.
In the next lesson we’ll move on to the FUN stuff!
As always, you are welcome to post your questions and comments below 🙂
Have a great day!