How to manage your wordpress blog e in 4 simple ways: Managing a website or blog to stand out in the growing and competitive field of blogging is not easy.
Below is a brief guide on how to manage you blog.
1. Create website
Think of a blog or website that you want to start. Give it a name related to what the blog will be talking about. It can be about sports, business, rumors, entertainment, tourism, or culture. Thereafter, register your website. You will be required to pay a little hosting and registration fee which is normally renewable yearly.
After registering your domain, you will be given a control panel (Cpanel) which will enable you to get started. Visit your Cpanel and select any CMS that you would like you website to use (Examples of CMS are wordpress, joomla, drupla e.tc). Download any cms on your control panel and you are ready to get started. A CMS assists you to create your blog without the knowledge of coding.
At the Control Panel (Cpanel) you will also be able to create company emails like email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Install themes and Plugins
After installing your cms i.e WordPress visit the admin and install a theme and plugins. A theme is what basically defines what your blog looks like. There are free themes and paid themes. You can begin by selecting a free theme on wordpress.org, download and install. This process is as simple as uploading a photo on Facebook.
The importance of having Plugins is that they add features to a website like share buttons (facebook, twitter, googleplus e.ctc).
A good blog is one that has a simple design which makes it easy to navigate through pages and access on mobile and desktop. Because more people visit websites using their mobile phones than desktops it is vital to ensure that your website is mobile friendly or responsive. The best free tool to check whether your website is mobile friend is PageSpeed Insights.
3. Content and Keywords
The first thing you have to consider before you begin updating content on your blog is asking yourself these questions: Who is my audience? who are my competitors? What do they offer? How will i benefit from my blog? What tools will i use to market my website? After answering these questions you are ready for updates.
5. Keep your blog updated
Regularly update your blog with unique content. Unique content will make your website rank higher on Google and other search engines like Yahoo, Ask and bing.
Ensure that your website plugins are updated. If you visit your website, you will see a section indicated plugins or extensions depending on the CMS you are using. Always ensure that all your plugins are regularly updated. This improves the security of your website.
Lastly, submit your sitemap in Google Console and Bing Webmaster. Also ensure that your website has twitter, instagram, and facebook pages which are regularly updated to attract more fans.
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