3 CMS Tips for WordPress Website Owners


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Three useful content management system (CMS) tips from Neogain. If you need a wordpress developer, please hire Neogain. http://www.neogain.com/

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3 CMS Tips for WordPress Website Owners

  1. 1. <ul><li>3 CMS Tips for WordPress Website Owners </li></ul><ul><li>Three more tips from Neogain for self-hosted WordPress website owners. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>If you are not subscribed to our blog yet, please take a moment to do so. </li></ul><ul><li>Each week this blog is updated with website tips covering CMS, Design and SEO. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need a web developer or designer , please get in touch. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Turn off blog comments! </li></ul><ul><li>Controversial, but not all WordPress blog users require their blog comments to be enabled. </li></ul><ul><li>Many website owners use the blog as a means as to supply news, not to encourage or even welcome debate. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many blogs where the comments enrich the main content, adding to the richness of the blog post. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>However this isn’t the same for all websites, both personal and business sites alike. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead many people become frustrated with having to moderate comments, even with the help of services such as akismet. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>How to turn off WordPress blog comments: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Log into your WordPress dashboard as an administration. </li></ul><ul><li>2. From the ‘Settings’ menu, select ‘Discussion’. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Unselect ‘Allow people to post comments on new articles’. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Select ‘Save Changes’. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Subscribe to Comments </li></ul><ul><li>How many times have you left a comment, but not been presented with a method to be informed of a reply, unless you check back at a later date? </li></ul><ul><li>If you are keen to encourage replies, then you should make sure your self-hosted WordPress website is configured to facilitate the conversation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The free plugin ‘Subscribe to Comments’ enables those who leave comments, to be updated with replies and later comments. </li></ul><ul><li>How to install ‘Subscribe to Comments’: </li></ul><ul><li>Visit http://txfx.net/wordpress-plugins/subscribe-to-comments/ and download the plugin. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Extract the plugin, then upload the folder and it’s contents to your wp-content/plugin/ directory. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>3. Log into your WordPress dashboard as an administrator, select ‘Plugins’. </li></ul><ul><li>4. From the ‘inactive’ list, enable the plugin. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also configure the plugin from selecting ‘Subscribe to Comments’, from your ‘Settings’ menu, from within the WordPress dashboard. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>How to add Google Analytics to your self-hosted WordPress website. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Analytics is one of the best and most widely used website statistic services, which is easy to place into your WordPress site. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>These instructions show you how to install it into your WordPress site, without a plugin: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a profile for your website within Google Analytics and then copy the code the service provides. </li></ul><ul><li>2. If Google informed you to paste code above the </head> area then you need to make the header.php file writable in your /wp-contents/themes/yourtheme/ directory. Using a FTP client is easiest and changing the file to chmod 777. </li></ul><ul><li>3. From the WordPress dashboard select ‘Editor’ from the ‘Appearance’ section. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>4. Now select header.php from the right hand list. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Now paste your Google Analytics code above the </head> div layer. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Update your header.php file. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Now via FTP make the header.php read-only again. i.e. chmod 644 </li></ul><ul><li>If you need a WordPress developer , please consider Neogain. </li></ul>