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Introduction To WordPress – Thinking About Switching From Blogger?

Hi everyone!

I have been spotting some discussions on Twitter doing Twitter Chats about WordPress. It seems like some people are a bit confused or just don’t know how to tackle WordPress compared to Blogger. I’m a WordPress user, so as of right now you are visiting a WordPress blog.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source system also known as CMS. If you find this confusing just think about it as the system running your website, just like Windows running a PC and IOS running a Mac or an iPhone.

You can find WordPress in two versions as WordPress.com and WordPress.org, but I don’t look at WordPress that way.

If you are a newbie and are thinking about starting a blog you are in the process of choosing between Blogger and WordPress.com and they seem very similar. I would definitely choose Blogger as it’s much easier to get started with as a free web hosting service.

If you on the other hand want your own domain name I would definitely choose WordPress, which is also known ...

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SEO Guide for WordPress

Hi everyone!

This blogpost is a bit late, but here it finally is; SEO Guide for WordPress! I already did a blogpost for people using Google Blogger and an introduction for SEO if you are interested in that.

With WordPress you don’t have the advantage of Google already knowing your blog, so you have to do some work for it to be noticed. I downloaded two plugins, but you could probably do it all with one plugin I just like both for different things.

All in One SEO

The first plugin is All in One SEO, which I use for my Google Analytics tracking code in and it’s also where I gave my blog it’s title, meta description and keywords.

Go to Plugins -> Search All in One SEO -> Install

all in one seo plugin

Now you are ready to use the plugin. I would keep most of the things as they are, except write the title, meta description and keywords as mention and then you have some fields for Google Analytics, Google Plus, Pinterest, etc.

blog title and description

Yoast SEO

The second plugin is Yoast SEO, this is probably the one you will use ...

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How To – Favicon in WordPress!

Hi everyone!

Today is another blogging tip post. I recently did one about making your Google Blogger shine where one of the tips were having a favicon. A favicon is the little logo you see in the fan of your browser. Christina Thorup suggested that I did one for WordPress too.

favicon_wordpress

Since everyone has a different WordPress theme there will never be a correct answer to how to do it in WordPress. I was really lucky that my theme had a setting for favicon included, but if you aren’t as lucky you can do it by a plugin!

First go to “add new plugin” and search for favicon. You will get a lot of different plugins and they all kinds of do the same thing. I choose the “All in One Favicon” which can take PNG, GIF and ICO files so you just have to make an icon and then upload it.

favicon_choose_plugin_wordpress

I just uploaded mine in the Frontend part and choose save, you don’t need to worry about the rest of the settings this should be fine.

favicon_plugin_wordpress

That was it! Let me know if it works and if you have other ideas for blogg...

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