Change Default Permalinks Structure

Permalinks, How to Change Default Permalinks Structure

Permalinks are the part of the web address. Ideally that should be your page or post name and point to specific posts and pages on your site. When used optimally they are great for search engines.

  • Allowing your readers to get an understanding of what your post or page topic.
  • Search engines discover the post or page topic solely from the URL Title and Description.
  • They are unique for each piece of content you create.

The permalink structure can be setup in WordPress using the Settings > Permalinks(as above). The default WordPress is set to use the database identification number of each page or post as the permalink. This is not good for search engine results and pages structure and does not even hint of what your page is about.

Change the default permalink structure of WordPress a.s.a.p. There are several options to choose from, but the most common two choices are the structure that shows the date followed by the post name or simply the post name alone. This choice is usually made with the content in mind. If your website is about news, a the permalink containing the date followed by the name is the usual permalink structure.

Set the default email address

How to Set the default WordPress Email Address

This address is used for admin purposes. If you change this email address WordPress will send you an email at your new address to confirm it.

Once confirmed new address will become active.

 

Change my site title and tagline

How to Change my site title and tagline

In the WordPress backend scroll down the left sidebar, hover over or click Settings and click General. The Site title and the Tagline can be changed here.

Enter a new title and tagline. Again put yourself in the shoe’s of the customer – what do they want. Always think in terms of what the client and want to read and see.

Click Save Changes, View your WordPress Website.

 

That’s it you have customised your WordPress Title and Tagline.

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WordPress Themes Explained

WordPress Themes Explained

Basically a WordPress Theme is a set of files that work together to produce an interface with an underlying unifying design for a website.

These files are called template files. A Theme modifies the way the site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software. These files are keep separate from the themes files in folders or directories.

What does the WordPress Theme provide

All of the front end styles of your WordPress site.

  • the overall design or style of your page (header, main content area, sidebar, footer)
  • font styling
  • colors and overall layout
  • widget locations
  • page layouts (the templates)
  • styles for blog posts and blog archives
  • any additional styling effects

WordPress content is stored in a database. When a request is made, the request page is called and transported over the internet. The structure of that content is then formatted(shaped) by the theme and presented to the browser via php and css stylesheets.

 

Remove a WordPress Tag

How to Remove a WordPress Tag

Go to All Posts and select your Post to Edit. On the right sidebar navigate to tags. Your tags will be listed in order first will be last or bottom of the Tags list. Click the small x in a blue circle to remove the tag and click Update to save.

 

Create and Add Tags to a Post

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We teach how to create and add tags to a Post.

It is essential to add tags to your WordPress posts this will help you organize your content. To help your visitors find their way around your website.

Having logged in, go to All Posts > Add New or click on a existing post. You can then add a tag to it by typing the tag words in the Tags field. Click the Add button. Add as many tags as needed.

 

 

 

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Add a category to a post

Best Practices Add a category to a post

How to assign a Category to the Post.

Open the selected post and on the right hand sidebar, scroll down to categories and click the desired category. Update your post.

Alternatively you can add a category to a post by going to All Posts on the left hand sidebar. Hover over the title. In the Quick Link Options, click Quick Edit

In quick edit select your category. Again there are more choices. You can add more tags (remember the comma after the tag) or make this post sticky(this means make them appear above the other posts) or you can change the status of the post(not category) to draft or Pending Review.

Rename a category

How to Rename a WordPress Category

 

To rename a category, go to Posts > Categories and select the category to rename. Then click Quick Edit to Rename your Category.

Tip: Select search terms for your category names

Deleting a Category in WordPress

How to Delete a Category

To delete a category, go to Posts > Categories and select the category to Delete – the post within the category will be added to your default wordpress category. You can also quick edit or rename you category.

WordPress and will automatically move the posts in to the default category configured in the Settings >> Writing.