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WordPress Tip: Embedding code into a post or page

Strategies For Better Blog Posts

What makes a blog post interesting?

  • What features does it have that make people read it?
  • What sets it apart from all the others?

With your target market or client base always in mind, you can do any of the following to make your blog postings stand out. As an added benefit, most of these strategies are SEO or Search Engine Optimization and make your postings more ‘magnetic’ to the Search Engines.

Bolding

  • Adding Bullets

√ Making checklists

Using Italics

Adding Interesting Images & Captions

~ BLINK some BLUE ~

Using Short Paragraphs.

Having Titles

& Sub Titles

Underlining : Pros and cons to this. Some people believe that only links should be underlined. I tend to agree, but you could try it anyway.

Indenting

Crossing Out

Color

Handwriting

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WordPress Widgets

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Widget

What are WordPress Widgets?

Here is how WordPress.org defines widgets:

A WordPress Widget is a tool built into WordPress that is designed to provide a simple way to arrange the various elements of your sidebar content (known as “widgets”) without having to change any code.

So what does that mean exactly? Well WordPress templates have at least one sidebar (or should) and are designed so that you can easily put your very important information into that sidebar.

Some elements that come to mind are your opt-in box, links to your social media sites, affiliate links, your Facebook Fanpage widget, your Ezinearticles.com widget, and subscription links like RSS.

Some widgets come already installed with your template and others need to be added if required/wanted.

What I like about the sidebar generally is that it gives more space “above the fold” (above the fold being everything that a viewer can see before they have to scroll).  You have very little time to make an impression so you want your viewer to see as much as possible rather quickly.  Hence, you usually see opt in boxes in the top right of the sidebar.

For more information about widgets, click here to see my short YouTube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByIBZZuWe_k