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Custom Websites: Promoting your content

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You have created your website and carefully crafted a strategy, in addition to creating amazing content that your visitors love.  Imagine how many people you'd reach if you would only promote your content, imagine if you could just reach out to anyone and make them come to your site, read and follow you.

This is possible if you start promoting your content in Social Media. It might sound daunting at the beginning but by creating a system and committing a short period of time each day, you will make your website and its content more visible to more people and will generate great exposure instead of passively waiting for people to find you.

One of the most important things to do is to make relevant audiences find and read your content and share it with their peers (that's a giant plus!).  By promoting your content you are raising your possibilities and if you have already put some time and effort into creating your content, you might as well make that extra effort and put it out there!

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WordPress in Plain English: Categories vs Tags

September 27, 2013 | By | No Comments">No Comments

Categories allow you to group your posts and organize them along your website. Depending on the theme and widgets you have enabled on your website, the name of the category can be displayed before or after a post or publish a post in a specific area on a page.

They give some sort of ID to your posts, and you can call them and make them show up whenever and wherever you want, which is a more advanced way of using categories beyond grouping.

Tags on the other hand, are more specific than categories, they are generally used to describe your post in more detail.  The use of tags is entirely optional, but it can help your readers find related content to Drama, instead of going through all the posts under the category Books.

So a category can be Book, and tags can be drama, science fiction, nature, painting, small editions, spanish, dutch.

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WordPress in Plain English: Custom Fields

September 26, 2013 | By | No Comments">No Comments

Custom Fields lets you add additional information on to your website that can be used by Posts, Pages or Custom Post Types.

One of the ways WordPress stores information is with meta data (data about data!).
By default WordPress provides us fields like Title, Categories, Tags, Featured Image, Excerpt and more. Once we enable Custom Fields, we can add almost any type of data we want.

You will define those new bits of information by giving them a name, which is known as meta key. You only have to create your Custom Field once, once you create it, it will be available for you on your website, and you'll be able to add the values or that specific information to it.

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WordPress in Plain English: Custom Post Types

September 25, 2013 | By | No Comments">No Comments

WordPress provides different types of content to publish, one of them is known as a post.Lets think of a traditional blog for a second, those that show a list of articles vertically and are ordered by date.  These articles are posts in the WordPress world.

There are five post types already setupin your WordPress installation:

  • Posts used by blogs and displayed in published date order
  • Pages display static content and are not published by date.  They can be organized in a hierarchical order for you to be able to create a menu with sub-items for example.
  • Attachment is any external file that has been uploaded to your site through the WordPress interface.
  • Revisions; they are drafts of your posts and show the different versions and changes of your content.
  • Navigation Menu holds the information of the items that will create your website menu.

Custom post types are new types of posts you can create depending on what your website needs, they add another level of flexibility to your website. They basically help you define another way to organize specific types of information, and distinguish it from other types of content. You can define what this post is going to be, its features, availability and other characteristics. You can create custom post types for books, movies, reviews and any type of content you can imagine. Custom Post Types let you define the content, and its proper user will take your CMS  beyond its basic features!

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