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Build an XML Sitemap and Improve Your Blog’s SEO Design

Search engine optimization (SEO) is about increasing your blog’s visibility in search engines such as Google. Improve your WordPress blog’s SEO through smart design choices. For example, suppose you write [more…]

How to Improve Your Blog Design with Great Headings

Headings help your blog readers digest content. By improving the design of your blog headers, you can improve the readability of your blog posts, while also indicating the topics and subtopics of your [more…]

Improve Your Blog’s Title and Tagline Design for SEO

Your blog’s title tag and tagline give search engines a description of your blog’s contents. Effective SEO blog design means ensuring search engine-worthy blog posts and pages have their own title tags [more…]

How to Improve the Meta Descriptions in Your Blog’s Design

A meta description is a short paragraph that search engines use to describe some part of your blog — a single post, a page, or the entire blog. One important component of search engine optimization [more…]

How to Design Friendlier and Smarter Blog Page Permalinks

Optimized blog page permalinks make it easier for other sites to link to you. Thus, if you design better permalinks for your blog, you will reap more blog visitors. The placement of your blog in search [more…]

Add Alternate Image Titles for Better Blog Design

An alternate image title (alternate attribute or what HTML calls alt) provides browsers with a way to handle a blog image when it can’t be displayed for some reason. In place of your blog image, the browser [more…]

Design Your Blog to Be Mobile Friendly

It’s important to design your blog for readers who visit your blog on a mobile device. Because mobile devices have small screens, your blog’s design may not appear the same as on larger devices such as [more…]

How to Use WordPress Settings for Your Blog

After you have your new blog software installed and running, you can log into your WordPress admin account and take a look around. The WordPress software does a lot right out of the box to make your blogging [more…]

How to Customize Your WordPress Blog

After you've played around with a few of the WordPress features, you may be thinking, “How do I make this new blog pretty?” The answer is as simple as a menu click. Just follow these steps: [more…]

How to Navigate WordPress.com

When you successfully log in to your new account from the main WordPress home page, WordPress returns you to the main WordPress website, but this time you see a slightly different display on the home page [more…]

How to Move Modules on the WordPress.com Dashboard

When you click the link to your blog in the navigation tab, you go directly to your WordPress Dashboard page. Several modules on the Dashboard provide you with information about your blog, as well as actions [more…]

Customize the Background Color on Your WordPress Blog

Many themes in the WordPress.com theme library support the Background feature, which allows you to use the handy Background tool to change the background color and/or image that displays on your website [more…]

How to Personalize the Header Image in Your WordPress Blog

Several themes in the WordPress.com library support the Custom Header feature, which allows you to change the image displayed in the header (or top) of your site through the use of a friendly interface [more…]

How to Log into the Dashboard on WordPress.com

The direct approach (also known as jumping in) generally works best when you want to get familiar with a new software tool, WordPress included. To that end, just follow these steps to log in to WordPress [more…]

The Activity Module on the WordPress Dashboard

WordPress has included an Activity module on the Dashboard that shows you any posts and activity surrounding those posts for a quick reference. Within the Activity module, you find these sections: [more…]

The Quick Draft and WordPress News Modules on the WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard gives you several options for quick reference and functionality. For example, the Quick Draft module and WordPress News module are both great tools that make quick work of your [more…]

How to Arrange Your WordPress Dashboard

You can arrange the order of the modules on your Dashboard to suit your tastes. WordPress places a great deal of emphasis on user experience, and a big part of that effort results in your ability to create [more…]

How to Find Inline Documentation and Help in the WordPress Dashboard

One thing you should really appreciate about the WordPress software is the time and effort put in by the developers to provide users with tons of inline documentation that provides you with several tips [more…]

How to Personalize Your WordPress Blog with General Settings

After you install the WordPress software and log in, you can put a personal stamp on your blog by giving it a title and description, setting your contact e-mail address, and identifying yourself as the [more…]

How to Change Your WordPress Blog's Write and Read Settings

You can personalize your WordPress blog with the Writing and Reading Settings. This will let you customize things like search engine visibility, or how you want to be found when people search online for [more…]

How to Display Avatars on Your Blog with WordPress

The final section of the Discussion Settings page on WordPress is Avatars. In this section, you can select different settings for the use and display of avatars on your site: [more…]

How to Control Media on Your Blog with WordPress

Under the Settings menu in WordPress, you will find the Media link; click the Media link and the Media Settings page opens. This allows you to control the media for your WordPress blog. [more…]

How to Create a Personal Profile for Your WordPress Blog

The place to visit to personalize your blog is your profile page on your WordPress Dashboard.To access your profile page, click the Your Profile link in the Users menu. You’re taken to the Profile page [more…]

How to Set the Format for Your WordPress Blog

In addition to setting your personal settings on the WordPress Dashboard, you can manage the day-to-day maintenance of your blog. Here is a guide through the links to these sections in the navigation menu [more…]

How to Format the Appearance of Your WordPress Blog

When you click the Appearance menu in the WordPress navigation menu, a submenu drops down. You can click any of the following links to customize the appearance of your WordPress blog: [more…]

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