A few WordPress tips i’ve picked up

Since making the switch from Blogger to WordPress i’ve learned SO much! I’ve also taken interest in how to build my little blog. Since this is a hobby of mine and i spend a lot of time doing it i want to get the most out of it. I can’t believe i’ve waited so long to dig this deep.

A few things to keep in mind when writing a blog post. Your title draws your viewers in. How many of us are guilty of looking at the name of a post but going no further because you didn’t think it would be interested in the content of that post? Use key the important key words of your post to gain attention since we usually just skim. For the post your intro is the most important part so when writing it start off with a personal story, this is great no matter what your writing about. From there it’ll be easy to create content and an image to follow along with your post. When picking keywords never skimp. When a search is conducted these words are what show up in the search. If you’ve only used “Saturday”, “food”, & “cake” that is fine but if you use “weekend”, “chocolate sponge cake”, or “orange dream mimosa” you’ll gain more from your search. I’m a fairly nosey person so i love looking at pictures. I’m pretty sure im not the who enjoys a pretty picture so why not load up your post? If your doing a tutrial why not  do a picture by picture. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words. If you reference content make sure to always include your references in a link. It’s not fair for you to try to take all the credit when your not the orginator. To end your body of content finish with a quick recap of your question to get your viewers interacted in what was just read.

My favorite plug ins so far:

CommentLuv – This nifty little plugin shows the latest post of the commentor. So you can not only check out their blog but their latest post.

Comment Reply Notification – When a reply is made to a comment the user has left on the blog, an e-mail is sent to the blogger to notify them of the reply.

PhotoDropper – Browse photo’s that can be shared when you dont have a photo of your own.

Pinterest Widget – I LOVE this widget because it shows my latest pinterest pins.

WordPress SEO – This i also love, it helps maximize your post in search.

WP Touch - This plugin makes it easy for someone on a mobile device to view your webpage. It also give you the editor the capability to edit, add, view, or anything else you need to do on your mobile device too.

Sexy Bookmarks -  This is a total customizeable buttons at the end of your post or your main index so it makes sharing your content SUPER simple! There are a ton of buttons you can choose from and its so easy to set it up.

W3 Total Cache – This nifty little plugin helps your page load faster. I know you’ve been sitting waiting for a site taking forever and you decide your tired of waiting and just leave. This plugin solves this problem helping with your load time so you dont lose anyone!

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16 thoughts on “A few WordPress tips i’ve picked up

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    Thriving Wives

    November 5, 2012 at 2:21pm

    Thriving Wives launched fairly recently, and I struggled a lot with the Blogger vs. WordPress decision. I’m fairly techy, so I knew I’d be able to figure WP out but since Blogger is a free host (and free custom domain use) we decided to go with that. Now, I kind of can’t wait to switch over because WP blogs seem so much better and easier to use. Thanks for these tips, they are great!

    Strive to Thrive,
    Nic
    http://www.Thriving-Wives.com

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    Create With Joy

    November 5, 2012 at 5:01pm

    Hi Nikki,

    Found you on the Blogaholic Network and am now following you on Linky Followers – would love for you to join our fabulous creative community over at Create With Joy!

    We host three parties a week – Inspire Me Monday, Wordless Wednesday and Friendship Friday – and blog about books, crafts, recipes, pet and more in between!

    Look forward to getting to know you! Have a fabulous day!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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    Ashley Hufford

    November 5, 2012 at 5:35pm

    Love this! are you a wordpress.org user? I’m thinking of making the jump from wordpress.com to .org, but I don’t really know all the differences yet.

    But I use to use blogger too and I am quite happy I made the switch

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    Nellie

    November 5, 2012 at 8:54pm

    Okay so I’m super jelly that you moved from blogger to wordpress, I am in the process but unfortunately the person I chose is taking exactly a decade to do it so I just have to be patient!! Thanks for these plugins, I have bookmarked so eventually when I get over to WP I will get to use them. You have an awesome blog and I’m totally following on twittah and bloglovin!!

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    Stefani

    November 5, 2012 at 9:51pm

    So cool! I’m thinking about making the switch over to WordPress, but there’s SO much on there…I’m afraid it would take up all my time just to get to it all. It’s nice to read some info about it, though!

    Oh and thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is totally cute, too. :-)

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    Kimberly, The Fur Mom

    November 6, 2012 at 9:33am

    Great list of plugins. I have most of them. I was able to disable WP Touch once I upgraded my theme and I use DiggDigg, because Sexy Bookmarks clashed with another plugin.

    Thanks for sharing. It’s always nice to read these for new plugin ideas or to makes sure I have some good ones!

    Kimberly

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    Lisa

    November 7, 2012 at 7:39pm

    Thanks for sharing this list. I think I may have a plugin addiction. LOL

    Didn’t know about Photo Dropper!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Lisa

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    DesignFluff

    November 10, 2012 at 1:24am

    What an informative and interesting article! You should do one for those of us with blogger! You made me want to switch to WordPress for just a minute there. :)

    I’m stopping by from the blog hop and following via Linky Followers. I’d love a follow back!

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    nikkiana

    November 10, 2012 at 3:10am

    I’m a big fan of Jetpack, which is a plugin that hooks into a lot of services that wordpress.com provides. In particular, I love it for it’s stats feature, but it provides a whole lot of other nifty stuff like the ability to share with social networks easily, email subscriptions, contact forms, among a bunch of other things.

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    Rebecca Rejoices

    November 10, 2012 at 10:12am

    I am on my second WordPress site and I love it. Another fav plugin you might consider is a widget (not a plugin) for an email subscribe button at the bottom of your post (depending on who you use for email subscriptions). I just did this, and it makes it so easy for people who love a particular post to subscribe by email to my site!
    (OK, I know it is plugging my site, but you can see what I mean on this post if you are curious…I write with my former enemy/now dear friend, and we are adding this subscribe feature to the end of all of our posts going forward!)
    P.S. Saying hi from blog hop!
    http://sheshares.org/i-cant-play-with-the-pretty-girls/

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    November 12, 2012 at 4:52am

    I love looking at your blog posts, this page has been added to my favorites in firefox.

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    Kakers

    February 22, 2014 at 7:32pm

    I would also recommend akismet especially if you’re using the CommentLuv plugin. One of the best spam plugin’s in all of WordPress, and you can name your own price.
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