When I first decided to start an amateur blog here on WordPress over the summer I didn’t know what I was doing. Time progressed my blog began to take shape into not only something I enjoyed reading and writing but what my audience enjoyed reading from me. As I reflect I thought I would create this post on 5 of things I wish I knew about WordPress when I began.
- Featured Images. I had no clue how people posted images to display on their webpages. I figured I could just add a photo to a post and call it a day. Well yes but that isn’t a feature image that displays like a profile image for your post.
- Functions of Tags & Categories. Tags & Categories are extremely useful for not just you but your users.Tags can be searched by any reader even on search engines. Categories are useful if you want to create different tabs at the top of your page. You can separate various topics or information to make your site easier to navigate.
- Branding. While this doesn’t seem too important but once I created my logo I took my blog more serious. I didn’t just want Writing Natural to die out within a few months. I want this blog to echo into the future.
- Scheduling Posts. This is a brilliant tool that will make your life a million times easier. I was extremely hesitant to rely on this tool because I didn’t know if it would actually post but I gave it a try and it has made a tremendous difference for my writing.
- Dashboard/Admin functions. I’m still trying to switch my view from just the normal wordpress.com to the admin functions. There are many more tools that you can use to include in any post. To access the admin functions enter: /wp-admin/ after your URL.
If you’ve read any of my posts from earlier this week I apologize for the repetition but I would like as many participants I can get for my poll.