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Amping up your WordPress Blog

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"Amping up your WordPress blog" presentation slides as presented at Blog World Expo 2007 by Mark Jaquith and Brian Layman of b5media.

"Amping up your WordPress blog" presentation slides as presented at Blog World Expo 2007 by Mark Jaquith and Brian Layman of b5media.

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  • 1. “Amping up” your WordPress blog
    • Or, “Taking WordPress to 11”
  • 2. SEO
    • Call a duck a duck (<h1>, <ul>, etc)
    • Google Sitemap plugin
    • SEO Title plugin
    • <meta name=&quot;robots&quot; content=&quot;noindex,follow&quot; />
  • 3. <head> [...] <?php if ( is_home() || is_singular() ) { echo '<meta name=&quot;robots&quot; content=&quot;index,follow&quot; />'; } else { echo '<meta name=&quot;robots&quot; content=&quot;noindex,follow&quot; />'; } ?> [...] </head>
  • 4. Content
    • Keyword sprinkling
    • Descriptive titles
    • “If I wanted to find this post, what would I search for?”
  • 5. WordPress Performance
    • WP-Cache plugin
  • 6. General Performance
    • Static files hosted on another domain/box
    • CSS <link />ed in <head />
    • JS at the end of <body />
    • Optimize for a better user experience
  • 7. Plugins
    • Subscribe to Comments
    • Related Posts
    • Clutter Free
    • Akismet
    • Spam Karma 2
    • Bad Behavior
  • 8. Spam Management
    • Liberal use of the greylist (moderation list)
    • Careful use of the blacklist
    • Moderate on the fly vs en masse

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