Category Archives: WordPress Beginners Guide

How To Use SEO Friendly URL Structure In WordPress?

Default WordPress URL structure i.e. permalink structure is not considered as SEO friendly. Search engine likes permalinks with post name as slug in them.

SEO friendly URL structure increases your chance of better ranking on search engines like Google etc. Likewise search engines are the largest source of traffic to popular blogs and organic traffic also gives you better ad revenue.

A SEO friendly URL structure is a user-friendly URL structure in which a visitor can know where he is going to simply by looking at the URL. This also works for search engines as well.

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Inserting Special Characters In WordPress

WordPress supports special characters and now its update of 4.2 has made writing in WordPress much better. It supports a host of new characters out-of-the-box, including native Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters, musical and mathematical symbols, and hieroglyphs.

And even if you don’t make use of any of such characters then you can have fun with popular emoji, the ideograms and smileys 😃.

In this lesson you will learn about using special characters in your WordPress posts, pages and other custom post types using native visual editor of WordPress.

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Easily Increase Or Decrease Indent In WordPress Posts

Indent is a start line or a block of text further from the margin than the main part of the content. Creating indent paragraphs is quite popular in Word and Writer documents. In this lesson we will show you how you can create Indentation in your WordPress site posts, pages and other post types.  Continue reading Easily Increase Or Decrease Indent In WordPress Posts

Working With WordPress Post Formats

Post Formats are theme features of styling and presenting posts on a WordPress site. Technically it is a piece of meta information used by theme in order to customize the appearance and presentation of any post.

It can be easily used from WordPress post admin screen (post editing page) from ‘Format’ meta box. The meta box simply list post formats with radio buttons so all you got to do is click the post format you like applying to a post on your WordPress site.  Continue reading Working With WordPress Post Formats

Control Levels Of Threaded (Nested) Comments In WordPress

Threaded commenting allows your commenters to reply each other’s comments on a blog post. By default WordPress supports threaded commenting with 5 levels deep i.e the original comment, its replies and then the replies to that comment and so on upto 5 levels.  Continue reading Control Levels Of Threaded (Nested) Comments In WordPress

How To Turn Your Laptop Into A WordPress Development Server?

Instant WordPress is the fastest way of installing and running WordPress on your local machine. It is a complete standalone, portable WordPress development environment which automatically turns your computer into a WordPress development server. Even you can carry around all your WordPress testing and development work in a USB key.

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How To Create Pages In WordPress?

Now you know the difference between WordPress posts and pages. And we have already posted tutorial on writing your first blog post. Now let us create pages for showing up your timeless content. Just think what you want your visitors to know and access easily anywhere from your website, what static information you have. A page can be used for publishing your biography, your life story, about your website, information about the authors of your blogging site, contact information, résumé or CV, links to other websites you own etc.

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What Is The Difference Between WordPress Posts & Pages?

Suppose if we take a newspaper or magazine as a website then all of its articles are blog posts, advertisements are the Google Adsense, date & classified ads are the widgets where as editor’s note, table of contents and cover pages are the static WordPress pages. WordPress provides you both posts and pages you can publish from admin dashboard.

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How To Give Personal Touch To Your New WordPress Website?

After installing WordPress and creating your first website, second step is to select a good WordPress theme. Default WordPress theme is good for starting your website, it is responsive, nicely coded and contains all important features a website owner needs. After picking a good WordPress theme, your next step should be its customization.

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How To Set Featured Images (Post Thumbnails) In WordPress?

In WordPress featured images are used for representing contents like posts, pages and other custom post types etc. You can easily assign a featured image (also called post thumbnail) to posts and pages of your website, it is used by many themes and plugins for enhancing the presentation of your content.

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How To Customize WordPress Post Edit Screen?

Earlier we have discussed about writing your first blog post. In this tutorial we will explain you how to enable hidden features of WordPress post edit screen and customize it. Post edit screen is an admin page from where you write new blog posts (Dashboard -> Posts -> Add New) or edit old ones. Default post edit screen consists of post editor and meta boxes like publish, format, tags, categories and featured image.

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How To Add Image Captions In WordPress?

Image captions is the text added below the image specially used for showing a small intro, location or any other minor detail about the image. A few days back we have discussed about wrapping text around images in WordPress, now today we will show you how you can add captions on images you insert in your WordPress posts, pages and other custom post types.

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