How to Optimize WordPress<br />Using Plug-ins<br />Jeff McLeod<br />Jeff@JeffMcLeod.ca<br />Setting up Anti-spamming<br />...
Set-up Anti-spamming<br />Go to settings->general->membership: uncheck “anyone can register”<br />Go to settings->discussi...
Set-up Anti-spamming<br />Go to Plug-ins and activate Akismet (if the plug-in isn’t installed search for it under Plug-ins...
Set-up SEO<br />Go to Settings->permalinks and select custom.  Set it to “/%postname%<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->add n...
Set-up SEO<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “Google XML sitemap generator”.  Install and activate.<br...
Set-up SEO<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “Global Translator”.  Install and activate.<br />Go to Se...
Set-up Mobile Functionality<br />Set-up Mobile Functionality<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “WPTouc...
Logging in to WordPress<br />Paste your new password<br />IMMEDIATELY change it<br />Set-up all your plug-ins (go to www.j...
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Quick and dirty guide to optimizing a wordpress blog for search engine ranking.

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  1. 1. How to Optimize WordPress<br />Using Plug-ins<br />Jeff McLeod<br />Jeff@JeffMcLeod.ca<br />Setting up Anti-spamming<br />Setting up Search Engine Optimization<br />Setting up Mobile Functionality<br />
  2. 2. Set-up Anti-spamming<br />Go to settings->general->membership: uncheck “anyone can register”<br />Go to settings->discussions->other comment settings: uncheck “Users must be logged in and registered to comment”<br />Go to settings->discussions->before a comment appears: uncheck “Admin must always approve comment” and uncheck “Comment author must have a previously approved comment”<br />Save changes<br />
  3. 3. Set-up Anti-spamming<br />Go to Plug-ins and activate Akismet (if the plug-in isn’t installed search for it under Plug-ins->add new).<br />Once installed, activate the plug-in. It will tell you that a key needed. Follow the link to get a Key.<br />Choose personal use, and use the DIFY Members ****DIFY@gmail.com email as the registration email. The key will be sent to that email. Retrieve the key and input it into wordpress. <br />
  4. 4. Set-up SEO<br />Go to Settings->permalinks and select custom. Set it to “/%postname%<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “All in one SEO pack”. Install and activate.<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->All in one SEO pack->Options configuration panel<br />Plug-in status: enabled<br />Fill in the Home Title, Home Description and Home Keywords<br />Post Title Format: %post_title%<br />Page Title Format: %page_title%<br />
  5. 5. Set-up SEO<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “Google XML sitemap generator”. Install and activate.<br />Go to Settings->XML-sitemap->”build it for the first time”<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “SEO Smart Links”. Install and activate.<br />Check “Comments”, “Target->Tags”<br />Set “Max links” to 10, “Max Single” to 1, “Max Single URLs” to 0<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “SEO Slugs”. Install and activate.<br />
  6. 6. Set-up SEO<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “Global Translator”. Install and activate.<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “cbnet Ping Optimizer”. Install and activate.<br />Go to Settings->cbnet Ping Optimizer and check “Limit excessive pinging in short time” and set it to Ping at most 1 time within 15 minutes<br />
  7. 7. Set-up Mobile Functionality<br />Set-up Mobile Functionality<br />Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “WPTouchiPhone”. Install and activate.<br />Under WPTouchiPhone->settings->General Settins->Post Listing Options uncheck “Hide Excerpts” <br />Under WPTouchiPhone->settings->General Settins->Sytle & Color Options->background choose either “Skated Concrete”, “Argyle Tie” or “Thatches”<br />
  8. 8. Logging in to WordPress<br />Paste your new password<br />IMMEDIATELY change it<br />Set-up all your plug-ins (go to www.jeffmcleod.ca to see a video on all the best plug-ins for business, and how to optimize their config for effectiveness)<br />
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