Start the Year off Right with These WordPress Housekeeping Tips

The start of a new year is traditionally seen as a time to form a new habit, get started on a new project, or implement an idea.

So in today’s post we’re going to focus on good habits to keep when working with WordPress, and great tools you can start using to improve your website in 2015.
1. Better Image Data

This one is kind of a pet peeve of mine. Images on your site come jam-packed with a lot of data, which isn’t shown or at least isn’t obvious.


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21 Stunning WordPress Themes for Telling Stories

People set up websites for any number of reasons. They want to promote their latest products. They want to share anecdotes from their lives. Or, they want to share photography taken around their local neighborhood. Blog posts on these kinds of sites tend to be brief and to-the-point.

But what about those cases where lengthier posts are required? What if you want to showcase a hard-hitting piece of journalism? What if you want to share your novel? If you have a lot of content to display, the standard blogging format—and its associated WordPress themes—leaves a lot to be desired.

Aesop Story Engine

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The Secrets to Writing WordPress Posts That Convert

If you run a business online, having a blog is essential. It’s a quick way to build an online presence for your brand. Regular blogging has the benefit of keeping your site populated with fresh content. And fresh content means an increased likelihood of fresh eyes on your posts. It also means greater opportunities for search engines to index your site’s pages. When that happens, say hello to increased organic traffic!

Secrets to writing posts that convert

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5 Reasons Why Your WordPress Business Should Have a Blog

The line, “If you build it, he will come,” may have worked for Kevin Costner’s character in Field of Dreams, but such advice doesn’t necessarily ring true online.

It doesn’t matter how much time you spend carefully crafting a beautiful and functional site. Without visitors it may as well be a piece of paper flapping about in the breeze.

So how do you drive traffic to your site?

Blogging can offer a relatively simple way to increase your page views, build authority in your niche and connect with new and existing customers, all while promoting and reinforcing your brand.

Flock of sheep.

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The Ultimate Guide to Photoblogging With WordPress

Are you a photographer or a blogger who likes sharing photos on your website? Are you looking to start a photoblog using WordPress?

If so, then congratulations! You have come to the right place: in this article, I shall be taking a look at certain key points that one must bear in mind when creating a photoblog using WordPress.

1. Ok, So Do I Need To Do Any Homework?
Apparently, yes. Before you actually upload the images (and, more importantly, while you are uploading your images), you need to take care of certain points, starting with the following:


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How to Set Up a Curated News Aggregation Site with WordPress

WPMU DEV’s Autoblog plugin is a powerful tool that pulls in RSS feeds and publishes them to your site. Many may think that just means it’s a device for splogs (spam blogs).

While a tool like Autoblog could be used for that, there’s isn’t much point in it. Search engines learned long ago that those types of sites don’t add much, and so they’ve devalued them into near oblivion.

For most tools, their value is only fully realized in the right hands. And that’s the case for Autoblog.

The Autoblog plugin as a splog creator is pretty much worthless.


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The Lovely Blockquote

I’ve been meaning to write this column for a while, which is to say I just thought of it and it interested me a lot more than the one I had planned. Sometimes that’s the same thing, or at least I can claim it is since this is my bloody column (insert still a column link and so on) and not even The Farmer can stop me from hitting that Publish button. I guess he could unpublish stuff though, but let’s cross that bridge when we get to it, shall we?


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