Blogging may have started as a novelty with online diarists achieving “celebrity” status and entertainment gossip bloggers finding internet fame. However, blogging began to move into the mainstream with the popularity of news blogs such as The Huffington Post and The Onion. Now, blogging has matured and is a low-cost yet effective tool which should be a part of every company’s marketing strategy for the 21st century.
Actually, this one is for two weeks, so we have a good collection of must read articles in the world of WordPress. Essentials for the first blog So, you’re new to WordPress and starting off on your first blog. This article guides you through a few essential items that you would help you enhance your blog.
Adding a block of HTML to a WordPress post If you use HTML when you post, then you will realise that WordPress has its own way of dealing with it. Which means that you can either use a host of plugins or just give up and take what you get. scriptygoddess guides you to using shortcodes in adding blocks of HTML in your WordPress posts.
We’re back this week with a few picks for some of the really good articles in the world of WordPress. How to: Breadcrumbs in WordPress A breadcrumb are simple navigational elements that break up your site structure, allowing a user to navigate through your site, similar to hitting the Up button in Explorer. There are quite a few plugins that allow you to add breadcrumbs to your WordPress blog.
10 Best Tips for WordPress Optimization covers ten things you can do to make your website faster. Among these are installing cleaning up your WordPress plugins and themes, installing caching plugins, enabling PHP and mySQL caching and links to other articles on optimizing Apache etc.
Just two days back, Duncan wrote an interesting article on how becoming a professional blogger is a lot more difficult today that it was a few years back. I totally agree with his point of view. There are quite a few people making money through blogging, with some only through blogging.