Good resources to make the most of your WordPress blog
Be it about your travels, your creative recipes, world news, or even the life of your pet hamster—the great thing about having a blog is that you have the chance to talk about anything you like. When people want to create a new blog or magazine, WordPress is often the preferred choice for a number of reasons. Primarily its intuitiveness and simple interface, and the fact that you can get started very quickly. Plus, it’s a powerful content management system with enough tools to handle from the simplest blog to complex news and editorial sites. Need evidence? Here’s a few names of big news websites powered by WordPress: The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Reuters, CNN.
And of course, WordPress is the world’s most popular tool for blogging and managing editorial content for another reason: it’s highly customizable. There are loads of plugins and scripts that you can install to improve your blog, from professional SEO features to social media sharing and comment handling tools. Plus, with WordPress blog themes you can give your online journal or magazine a unique look without spending too much time on designing it. This is particularly useful if you’re opening your blog as a side project, or if you’re too busy, or if your design skills are not quite as amazing as your writing skills!
Let’s take a closer look at a few resources that may help you along the way.
- The 10-part course Build a Profitable Authority Blog gives a great overview of what’s involved not only in creating a good blog, but also in making it successful. Instructor Tom Ewer covers everything from the best WordPress plugins you’ll need to the basics of branding.
- If your blog will be part of your company’s content marketing strategy, you may find the tutorial How to Start a Blog for Your Business quite useful. Among other things, Rachel M