Customizing Your Blog 2

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This presentation covers topics on how to manage Menus, details of what is Widgets, how to invite for feedback, creating polls, how to build a strong and visible reader community and using site …

This presentation covers topics on how to manage Menus, details of what is Widgets, how to invite for feedback, creating polls, how to build a strong and visible reader community and using site statistics to understand your readers in WordPress.

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  • 1. Customizing Your Blog 2 Jamshid Hashimi Trainer, Cresco Solution http://www.jamshidhashimi.com jamshid@netlinks.af @jamshidhashimi ajamshidhashimi
  • 2. Agenda • Managing Menus • What are Widgets? • Which Widgets are available to you? • Primary and secondary widget areas • Inviting feedback • Creating polls • How to build a strong, visible reader community? • Using site statistics to understand your readers
  • 3. Managing Menus • The Appearance Menus Screen enables a user to create custom navigation menu in place of a theme’s default menu • Screen Options • Expanding, Collapsing, and Rearranging, Modules • Create a Menu • • • • • Delete Menu Automatically add new top-level pages to this menu Theme locations Save menu Delet Menu
  • 4. Managing Menus
  • 5. Managing Menus
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  • 7. Managing Menus • Navigation Label • The label for this particular menu item • Title Attribute • The attribute used when displaying the label • Link Target • Select "Same window or tab" or "New window or tab" from the pull-down. • CSS Classes • Optional CSS Classes for this menu item • Link Relationship (XFN) • Allows for the generation of XFN attributes automatically so you can show how you are related to the authors/owners of site to which you are linking. See Link Relationship for details.
  • 8. Managing Menus • Description • Description for this link. The description will be displayed in the menu if the current theme supports it. • Original • A link to the original source of the menu item (e.g. a link to view the post or page). • Remove • Remove this menu item from the menu. • Cancel • Cancel the configuration of the menu item and
  • 9. What are Widgets? • WordPress Widgets add content and features to your Sidebars. • Widgets make it easy to customize the content of your sidebar(s). • Widgets require no code experience or expertise. They can be added, removed, and rearranged on the WordPress Administration • Appearance > Widgets panel.
  • 10. What are Widgets?
  • 11. What are Widgets? • Adding Widgets
  • 12. What are Widgets? • Configuring Widgets
  • 13. What are Widgets? • Widget Visibility
  • 14. What are Widgets? • Widget Visibility
  • 15. Inviting feedback
  • 16. Inviting feedback
  • 17. Inviting feedback
  • 18. Inviting feedback
  • 19. Inviting feedback
  • 20. Creating polls • Polls are another great way to enhance your blog with an interactive element or feature. • WordPress.com is directly integrated with Polldaddy, a popular online poll creation service, so adding them to your blog is very easy. • Feedback → Polls
  • 21. Creating polls
  • 22. Creating polls
  • 23. Creating polls
  • 24. Creating polls
  • 25. Creating polls
  • 26. How to build a strong, visible reader community? • Ask them how they feel about things. • Follow up questions • Reward them for hanging out with the community. • Guest post for your blog • Connect them with each other. • 5 Bloggers I Can’t Live Without and Why • Choose from your readers • Recognize their contributions. • Respond to their comment. • Give your new readers a smile and a nod. • An inspiring blog title • Banner image • Quotes
  • 27. Using site statistics to understand your readers • Want to know how many visits your site gets, and what posts and pages are most popular? • Sparkline • 48 upright bars representing the last 48 hours of page views • Darker lines indicating nighttime page views
  • 28. Using site statistics to understand your readers • Views and Visitors
  • 29. Using site statistics to understand your readers • Views by Country
  • 30. Using site statistics to understand your readers • Referrers • Lists other blogs, web sites and search engines that link to blog • Top Posts & Pages • Search Engine Terms • Clicks • External links inside blog • • • • Post and Page Comments Bogroll Usernames in comment
  • 31. Using site statistics to understand your readers
  • 32. Questions?