WordPress for Beginners: 5 Tips You Should Know

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms that exist, mostly for its versatility and user-friendliness. But if you're just starting out, there are a few small things you can do to completely change your WordPress experience for the better.

  1. Schedule Posts for the Future

Following a set publishing schedule can be great for your blog and help your readers know when to look for your content. If you find yourself wanting to space out your posts or if you want to post something during a time when you know you won't be available to do it, you can easily schedule them.

  1. Change Your Blog URLs

WordPress tends to do a pretty good job creating URLs for your blog posts, but sometimes you will need to adjust them. For instance, if there is a special character that makes it difficult for search engines to read, or if your blog title is really long and contains words not optimized for search. All you have to do is go to the Edit screen, then click on “Change Permalinks,” where you can edit the title as it appears in the URL.

  1. WordPress Editor

WordPress editor has a number of tools you can use to speed up your workflow and eliminate misspellings and website styling issues, including:

– Spellcheck

– Remove formatting from copied text

– Shift + Return creates a line break

– Keyboard Short cuts, like Ctrl + B for bold, Ctrl + I for italic, etc.

  1. Embed Videos, Tweets, and Other Media

Many don't realize that WordPress lets you easily embed content from other websites like YouTube, Twitter, Hulu, Vimeo, and Flickr. If you're not sure if you can embed a specific site, check out the full list on the WordPress Embeds page.

  1. Change Blog Authors

If you have multiple people writing for your site, but you are the only publisher, you don't have to take the time to login under a different name. Just go to the Edit screen, and click on the “Screen Options” tab. Check the box that says “Author,” and a drop-down box to choose the author of the post will appear.

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