You know these days WordPress has become the best blogging platform. Millions of Bloggers around the world love WordPress because of it’s rich features. So, if you want to start a blog then the first choice of yours is WordPress and these days Blogging and WordPress has become the similar terms. If you are new to WordPress then here are some tips for WordPress Newbie:
You can also read Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners
Don’t Spend Money For your First Blog:
You know WordPress is available in two versions:
1. Hosted on WordPress.com (Used by Metz Maria i.e. https://metzsmiranda.wordpress.com )
2. Self Hosted WordPress (Used by me i.e. http://nirajbhusal.com.np )
As a newbie the first blog of yours will be the blog to learn so I suggest you to use WordPress.com hosted blog for your first blog and after you start earning money from your blog then you can move to Self Hosted WordPress blog like as mine.
Don’t Use WordPress Theme From Bad Source:
You can use both free and premium theme on your WordPress blog. Most of us like to use premium theme since it is available with lots of customization options. Surely, Premium themes are better than free but most of you download premium themes from black hat users who distribute themes for free. So always use themes from genuine source because themes from bad source might be harmful.
Don’t Ignore Updates From WordPress:
WordPress released updates introducing some new features as well as WordPress releases patch each time. Not only this in every updates lots of security features are added which makes our blog safer from being hacked. So, you should always update to latest version of WordPress to enjoy new features and be safe.
Install WordPress SEO Plugins:
WordPress is SEO friendly by default and to make your WordPress blog SEO friendly you can WordPress SEO plugins. There are lots of SEO plugins available for WordPress which can be downloaded and used, Among them I suggest you to use WordPress SEO by Yoast with lots of SEO features. SEO plugins will help your blog to get indexed in Search Engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.
Create WordPress BackUp:
Nothing is 100% safe so you know that prevention is better than cure. Lots of WordPress sites get hacked daily and you might be the victim of that. I have got my site hacked before when it was very popular and the problem was that I had not created any BackUp. So, to keep your data safe I suggest you to create backup always.
Always Monitor your Comments:
When you start to blog you will get visitors on your blog and along with that you will comments on your blog. It is not sure that you will get genuine comments always because most of the time you will get spam comments. So, to be safe from spammers you should protect your blog using plugins like Akismet which will protect your blog from spam comments.
If you have the question “Why WordPress for Blogging?” then here is the answer for you ” Why WordPress is the best blogging platform?“
Hope you will enjoy your time reading this post. You are suggestions and feedback are always welcomed .