WordPress The Best CMS
All About WordPress, Plugins and more…
Blogging is a new medium widely used by the media today – not surprising since publishing articles through a blog site is cheaper and faster. Blog sites, like WordPress, are well read today for they are easier to read than the broadsheets being delivered to our homes and even a lighter read than news articles posted in the internet. You would want your blog to be as useful and as well-designed as possible especially if you want to use it to promote your business.
A good way to achieve that is with the use of plugins. With the help of plugins, every website can look well designed or professional. Plugins enhances the blogs’ interface and makes them functional. You can make your blog a fun site with plugins that will help you post games, music and videos so that your blog visitors will enjoy visiting your site. Plugins will later be discussed.
An Introduction to WordPress and Plugins.
Blogs are snippets of information and they usually consist of 100 words as the minimum length and 500 words as the maximum length. But, blogs do not have limited length of words when publishing an article. Yet, they are still known for easy to digest information.
WordPress and plugins is one of the well known publishing platforms in the web today. The other blog publishers are Blogger, Live Journal, Tumblr and many more. WordPress and plugins is already one of the top 1 million websites even though it just got released on May 27, 2003. It has a new versionrecently and which is called WordPress 3.0 and was released just this February 2011. Over 32.5 million downloaded the WordPress 3.0 since its release which now makes wordpress and plugins absolutely massive.
Because of the large open source community of WordPress’ programmers, it has become a content management system (CMS) which allows bloggers to run their own business websites which is why wordpress and plugins are so popular.
The question you have been waiting to be answered is this:
How can you use WordPress and plugins ?
Here are the steps on how to make your own WordPress and plugins blog:
First, go to the site and sign in with your username and password. Of course you have to register first. If you’re done with that, just click the button that says login. Second, you’ll be sent to your dashboard. Look on the left side of your dashboard wherein your blog site’s name is seen on the blue box. Click that name of your site. Next, look on the top right corner of your dashboard and click on the button that says “new post”.
A post is where you type in what you wanted to say to your customers (if this is your business’ blog) about your newest products or business events. Your post can also be a platform for your thoughts about the news today or about the movie that you just saw. You can also share your blog posts to your friends by clicking the different share links offered by WordPress that can be seen just under your every published post. Upon writing your post, you can give it a headline, also called a title. Then type in the text that you want to go with that headline. You can also add photos that go with your post. WordPress also suggests photos from the web that have no copyright and are related to your post.
When you wanted to upload photos for your blog post, just click the image button that can be seen just below the headline’s box. Then, just browse for an image in your computer. If the upload was successful and you can see the image added on your post, you can then position it on how you wanted it to appear.
If you are sure and contented with your post, just click the button that says Publish and it will automatically send you to your blog’s site. The blog site is where your posts can be seen and what your visitors will see once they visited it.
Now, what you wanted to do is to enhance your WordPress and plugins blog site’s appearance, lay-out and content, so that it is appealing to visit and read.
Here’s how to install plugins ( wordpress and plugins):
First, on your wordpress and plugins installation, go to your dashboard and on the left side of it you’ll see the box that says Appearance. Under that box, click the button that says Plugins, and click the words Add New. You can now search the plugins that you want to add in your WordPress and plugins blog.
Here is a list of Handy Plugins for your wordpress and plugins site:
WP Mailing List – This informs your subscribers on your current blog post. WordPress will send your subscribers your current post through email.
Sideblog – This is one of the most popular WordPress plugins that helps you to post short notes on your site’s sidebar. Sideblog gives you the option to prohibit RSS feeds and show how many posts to display.
WP Cache – This is used by blogs that have traffic sites. This helps you to organize your WordPress and plugins pages in a file instead of making the whole page from the database by doing it manually and copying all of the PHP code. This plugin can also be used for slow servers.
Simple Recent Comments – This organizes your readers’ comments in a list. Through this plugin, your blog site’s visitors will see the excerpts of the recent comments you received from other readers.
Digg – This is a WordPress plugin that helps you to automatically dig your current blog post to digg.com.
Flickr RSS plugin – This automatically displays your Flickr photos on your WordPress blog site.
Category Tag Cloud is a plugin that helps your visitors to easily access your posts. This plugin displays words that you tagged in your posts. The visitors will just click the word they want to read about and your post that is tagged into it will be shown.
There are many plugins available for your own WordPress and plugins site,; all you have to do is choose what you think is best for you. If you have already chosen your plugin, click the button that says Install. Then, you will see the description and ratings of it. Click the words on the top right corner that says Install Now. A box will appear after successfully installing the plugin. Look at the bottom of that box and please click the words Activate Plugin to fully install the plugin.
There is no age limit when blogging with WordPress and plugins. Opinions and thoughts from all ages and cultures are welcome. So, why don’t you start blogging now and get your own wordpress and plugins site? Need help, of course i will, just ask.