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.

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Amping up your WordPress Blog

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

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