Just starting out with your first WordPress blog? Congratulations on becoming an online publisher!
Here are three essential tips to follow when setting up your own WordPress blog.
- Get a backup strategy in place from day 1. You are going to be spending valuable time writing content so the last thing you want is to lose any of your work. Some great solutions for backups are VaultPress by Automattic ( the company behind WordPress ) and BackupBuddy by iThemes. BackupBuddy can be setup to backup your files remotely for extra peace of mind in case you need it.
- Spend a little more time on writing great titles for your posts and you will be rewarded with better search engine results. Make sure your permalinks are search engine friendly ( more on permalinks here – http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks ). The best plugin to get your blog search engine friendly is WordPress SEO.
- Start building email subscribers as soon as you start publishing. There are several great email marketing tools. The one we recommend is Mailchimp. It’s free to get started and offers some great features for a low monthly fee once you start to market your blog.
- Bonus tip! Here’s the last tip for you when starting your WordPress blog – choose a strong password. Weak passwords are one of the most common ways for your blog to get hacked so make sure you choose strong passwords for all users of your blog.
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