How to Make Your WordPress Blog Content More Socially Shareable

We all know social media can be an effective way to get more traffic to your website and grow your audience. But with so many different options out there, it can be hard to know what we should be doing to make our website as social media-friendly and shareable as possible.

In this post you will find some actionable advice on using social media to promote your blog posts and other website content more effectively. While most of the content here is platform agnostic, WordPress users will get the most benefit from this article thanks to the wide range of social media integrations available for this platform. Continue

Custom Fields for WordPress Explained: How to Create and Use Them

In this post we are going to be taking a look at custom fields in order to help you get a good understanding how you can use this useful, but sometimes overlooked feature of WordPress, and also give you some advice on getting started with using them on your website.

In a recent post we looked at custom post types and taxonomies in WordPress, and while you don’t have to use them with custom fields; it’s not uncommon to see them used in tandem on a website. Continue

How to Use Custom Post Types and Taxonomies to Make WordPress Even More Useful

Understanding custom post types and custom taxonomies can open up a whole new world of possibilities for WordPress users. However, as they can’t be created through the WordPress settings and admin pages, many users aren’t even aware of their power.

Whether you are totally new to custom post types and taxonomies, or you’ve heard of them but aren’t using them on your site yet, by the end of today’s post you will have been brought up to speed on this topic, have found out how they can help improve your website, and also have learned how to easily create them using a free plugin. Continue

Group Your Posts to Create a Series or Course in WordPress

Today we are going to test three plugins that allow you to group a selection of your posts together in order to create a series or course.

While you can use the default WordPress categories or tags to organize your content, these plugins go a step further and add a new tag for your content which allows you to create a series. This approach helps your readers follow a sequence of posts on your site. Continue