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  • fast blog creation - takes about 2 minutes <br /> integrated cdn (photon) <br /> full cms <br /> thousands of free & premium themes <br /> can use custom domains
  • started as a kickstarter project <br /> replaces instagram <br /> drive all that traffic from a third-party service to your blog <br /> integrates natively with WordPress
  • connects to WordPress.com or WordPress.org <br /> easily upload photos or videos directly to your blog
  • create a giveaway, add prices <br /> add ways to enter the contest, lots of social media stuff built in which share the giveaway virally <br /> embed it on your site
  • while it’s running, you can look at the entries
  • blogging every day is hard. but it’s easier if you keep drafts ahead of your posts
  • Drag and drop posts to different days on the calendar <br /> start a post draft for a particular day from the calendar
  • there are other options, but jetpack adds a lot of other features <br /> if you’re using jetpack already, it’s easy to add a configurable list of sharing buttons to posts & pages
  • automatically broadcast to facebook & twitter & configure your tweets/posts <br /> adds social commenting -- meaning discussion about your post on twitter will show up automatically as post comments <br /> comments/tweets can be manually imported
  • takes any rss feed, checks, and publishes to twitter <br /> one of the first services of this kind (and hasn’t really been updated), slow, clunky <br /> integrates with bit.ly and various other url shortening serivices, lets you customize how the tweet will appear <br /> besides twitter, publishes to facebook, linkedin, app.net
  • also adds a calendar. in this case you can actually assign authors to the posts and see the post statuses
  • adds custom post statuses
  • allows editorial comments between editors and post authors <br /> <br /> so, if you’re working with a multi author blog or a lot of guest bloggers, it’s a good way to coordinate your posters. it’s probably too much for smaller blogs with a few guest posts.
  • Using pretty permalinks help your seo score because having keywords in your URL gives your seo for that topic a boost <br /> It’s easy, but requires mod_rewrite (or a web server capability that works like mod_rewrite for nginx/IIS)

9 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Your Blog WPSLC 9 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Your Blog WPSLC Presentation Transcript

  • 9 THINGS you didn’t know you could do with your blog
  • 2 GET ONE FOR FREE • WordPress (wordpress.com)
  • WORDPRESS.COM 3 Dashboard
  • 4 REPLACE INSTAGRAM • Pressgram (pressgr.am) • WordPress iOS app
  • 5 PRESSGRAM
  • 6 WORDPRESS FOR iOS Dashboard New Post
  • 7 DO A GIVEAWAY • Rafflecopter
  • 8 RAFFLECOPTER
  • 9 RAFFLECOPTER
  • 10 SCHEDULE YOUR POSTS • Keep drafts • Editorial Calendar (wordpress.org/plugins/editorial-calendar)
  • 11 EDITORIAL CALENDAR
  • 12 SHARE YOUR POSTS • Jetpack (wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack) • Social (wordpress.org/plugins/social) • Twitterfeed (twitterfeed.com) • IFTTT (ifttt.com)
  • 13 JETPACK SHARING
  • 14 SOCIAL
  • 15 TWITTERFEED
  • 16 IFTTT (if this, then that)
  • 17 INVITE A GUEST BLOGGER • Link sharing • they link to your blog • you link to their blog • Use roles to manage permissions/access • Edit Flow (wordpress.org/plugins/edit-flow)
  • 18 EDIT FLOW
  • 19 EDIT FLOW
  • 20 EDIT FLOW
  • 21 GIVE YOUR SEO A BOOST • “Pretty Permalinks” • Include keywords in post titles • WordPress SEO (wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo)
  • 22 PRETTY PERMALINKS
  • 23 INCLUDE KEYWORDS IN POST TITLES Including a keyword in your post title will help you rank for that topic in search engine results
  • 24 WORDPRESS SEO
  • 25 WORDPRESS SEO …does a whole lot more, too
  • 26 USE TAGS AND CATEGORIES (APPROPRIATELY) • Tags • keywords • search terms • Categories • general topics/ideas “music” is a category “jazz” is a tag
  • 27 HAVE AN AUTHOR PAGE • Create an about page • Set up Google authorship http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-get-googles-verified-authorship-for-your-wordpress-blog/ http://www.copyblogger.com/wordpress-google-authorship/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/google-authorship
  • 28 GOOGLE AUTHORSHIP It looks like this: …so of course you want that, right?
  • 29 QUESTIONS? hello@chrisreynolds.io jazzsequence.com @jazzs3quence profiles.wordpress.org/jazzs3quence