WordPress is great for blogging, but in truth it can be much more than that. In fact, WordPress is often used as the Content Managment System (CMS) for entire websites. WordPress can be configured to make it easy to update and manage your entire website, including your blog without having to have any coding abilities. If you like your current websites design, but want to add a blog, WordPress can be â€œskinnedâ€ to look exactly like your current website. The added functionality of WordPress will save you time and help you focus on creating great content for your blog.
Here are 3 tips to follow while setting up your blog:
1. Hire a Developer - If you donâ€™t have a PHP developer on staff you can easily outsource the creation, skinning, and setup of a WordPress powered website. (Yes, Star Moose offers those services.) Work with a developer to integrate a blog and comment system with your website.
2. Make Social Sharing Easy - Several WordPress plugins exist that allow a visitor to easily share your blog posts on social networks with the click of a button.
Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Social Media
3. Install the Google XML Sitemaps Generator Plugin - Sitemaps are simple text directories of your blog posts and pages. They help search engines know how to crawl your site. This plugin makes the creation and submission of sitemaps automatic. Every time you create a new post, the plugin will update the sitemap and submit it to the search engines so they know there is new content to index.