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How Should Beginners Use the WordPress Platform?

The WordPress platform is a popular one, and used by many bloggers and website owners. It has always been easy to use the WP platform. As a beginner to this platform, you have to take various things in consideration. Using the following tips can be helpful for you to ensure success for your WP blogs or website, and observe results quicker.

Use the sidebar

You might find your side bar being stuffed with many things, such as tweets, photos, advertisements and social media links. It is important to incorporate helpful links that you would like your visitors to click on. You have to enter the Widgets and Appearance tab, and get rid of almost all the things other than the widgets that can be actually useful for you.

Have a more accessible library

You must convert your media library into a space that is more accessible and organized. You have to develop an integrated folder where all your media can be actually kept in. This will help you to simply search an important file by keyword and have it pop out in the results box.

Remove all the permanent links

You have to work a lot in order to develop interesting content for your site or blog. You can learn quite a few SEO basics, and use the pre-built permalink field as well that is offered by WordPress. It will let you revise all the links prior to going ahead actually and having them published.

Maximize the impact of your title and targeted descriptions

While sharing your posts and pages on Google, LinkedIn and Facebook, such types of services can easily choose a title and page description that can suit the link that you share. The title and description are two of the most vital tests on the page. If you want to get more control over what are displayed in the results, you have to use SEO tactics for editing the page title and description.

Optimize images for the search engines

Images can add beauty to the pages in your WordPress blog or website, and make them interesting as well. However, you can also optimize images for the search engines. Every time you upload an image to your blog or site, you can use suitable keywords in the image title and alternate text fields in order to optimize it for the search engines. You should describe each image in a descriptive but precise form with the help of the most accurate keywords.

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WORDPRESS THEMES: CUSTOM DESIGN VS DESIGN CUSTOMIZATION

Most people using WordPress do not really get the distinction between creating a custom WordPress theme and customizing an existing one. If you fall in this category, there’s no need to be hard on yourself. You, like most users, are basically focused on anything that just makes your site run smoothly and that’s just fine, but more knowledge doesn’t hurt though. So, what’s the difference?

Custom WordPress Theme

The key actor here is the graphic designer. The graphic designer is not just not just some guy who can move stuff around on WordPress, but someone officially trained in a college or qualified institution, in the art of design.

When creating a custom WordPress website theme, the designer starts from scratch (an empty slate) and works his way up, until the perfectly “unique” theme, that suits the requester is created. To do this, the designer will interact with the requester, to know about their business, company or goals (if it’s not for business) and utilize all those parameters in selecting the right colour combinations, font sizes, layout and all the tiny details in the design of such a website.

Of course, when such a theme design is complete, it is completely unique. It’s not a duplicate or variation of another WordPress theme. This kind of theme or template is what is called the custom WordPress theme and it is far from the same as theme customization.

Theme Customization

When it comes to theme customizations, almost everybody can do this, even the very beginners. The moment you alter any feature on your WordPress template (be it text, graphics or layout), you’ve customized your theme, because it is no longer in the same exact format in which it came. However, there are still thousands (if not millions) of people world-wide who are still using the same theme, in their own customized formats as well, so it is not exactly unique to one particular individual or company.

Of course, when it comes to theme customizations, some guys are better than others. There are those who cannot conceive an idea from scratch, but once they see an existing idea, they can build it to perfection. Just like the custom theme designer, the customizer also utilizes the facts and figures from the requester to modify an existing theme to suit the particular purpose of the client. This is theme customization.

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Hot Beginners’ Tips for WordPress

Are you a WordPress beginner? If so then you might be wondering how you can design and develop better sites using the website creation tool. Here are some helpful tips:


Display External RSS Feed

Bloggers sometimes display other blogs’ feeds on their sites. You can use this for promotions and more web traffic. There’s code for

Allow users to submit news on website

Several top websites are using this trick to keep a useful resource section in the sidebar. It’s maintained mostly by the website’s audience. You must first download a plugin called TDO Mini Forms. Then follow the instructions.


Don’t fill up the sidebar with stuff

It’s important not to treat WordPress sidebars like a hall closet. Unfortunately, that’s often what the sidebar seems to look like. They have all types of objects including social media icons, ads, links from Facebook fans, etc.

The link that you truly want your websites’ visitors to click might be buried in all the clutter. The problem is if they can’t find it there’s no point in putting it

Display random posts

You can create a page that shows random posts. This feature can be found featuring various content including Read Random Articles. When you click on the link, you go to a page that shows one random page. Every time you refresh the page, you get a new post. You can use a basic WordPress loop that can show X random posts.


Boost impact using targeted titles/descriptions

When you share Facebook, Google+, etc. posts and pages, the services pick up the page title/description to match with the shared link.

When your page shows up in a search engine, the title/descriptions are what people use for deciding if they should click on your particular link. Page titles also are important for search engines.


Making searching your library easy

As when organizing a library of books it doesn’t make sense to put them in buildings based on the month you purchased them. Your WordPress Media Library functions the same way.

It’s better to create one folder to put all your media builds there, so it’s easy to access. You just have to plug in a particular keyword then find the file you want.

Do you want to set up a WordPress site, so all media files are piped into one folder? Just go to Settings & Media then un-check the button beside “Organize my uploads into month/year based folders.


Display Relative Dates

In some blog posts/comments, you might have wondered how a blogger achieves that goal. It’s quite easy! You just have to download a plug-in named WP-Relative Date. After you’ve downloaded the plug-in look for particular code in single.php, index.php, as well as page.php.  You just have to replace the code with a new line of code.


Use a Custom Page as a WordPress Home Page

This is one of the top hacks that many WordPress users want to learn. It’s important to learn how to build a custom page. This involves either duplicating the page.php or building a brand new .php file and add a special line of code at the

You probably work hard to make quality content for your website. For that reason, you’ll want search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing to find it. You can do that by using short “road signs” that make it easier for people to find your site’s content.

To do that take some time to learn SEO Copywriting. One quick improvement is to use the WordPress permalink field that’s located at the top of the editing page. That will revise your links before publishing them.

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Application Process Of WordPress In Content Management

The content writing on the websites has undergone a lot of changes, with the introduction of WordPress, which is actually free and open-source software that is used widely in content management system (CMS), a special computer application for writing digital contents easily, mainly when used by many users at a time. The operation of this software is mainly based on PHP, a special server-side scripting language and also on MySQL, an open-source relational database management system.

Application styles of WordPress in web development

  • A web template system is applied while using WordPress, with the utilization of a template processor, that is specially designed software for combining multiple templates, so that one or more documents can be produced as a result of this application.  This web development software of WordPress can be installed in any website, by downloading it from the internet and the size of this installation file is 20 MB.
  • Various themes can be applied, after the successful installation of WordPress in any website, which help in changing the appearance and the functionality of that website that is developed with this software. Each website with this software should be based on at least one theme. Each theme is technically designed with a properly structured PHP, functional HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) that is a style sheet language, used for the presentation of a document in the website. There are many free themes provided in the website, from where WordPress can be downloaded. But the users of this software are free to use their own themes, for customizing the website, provided they have enough expertise to accomplish this task.
  • There are 40,501 Plugins available for installing in this software, which help the users to change the features and usefulness of any web content or blog in a website. Due to the use of these plugins in WordPress, the users can customize the website as per the special requirements of that site, resulting in the improvement of SEO ranking in the prominent search engines.
  • The integrated link management facility in a WordPress website can be applied, resulting in permalink structure that is easy to find and use, for the fast navigation to other related sites, as well as for displaying the required links on other sites. The developed web content can be made further SEO friendly, by marking definite categories for different subheadings. The automatic filters are provided for setting standard formatting of the web contents and also for writing the articles of the website in suitable styles.
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