edit WordPress - Free Blog Tool and Weblog Platform
How to use WordPress.org
edit Blogging to the maximum
WordPress.org might be considered as being one of the biggest self hosted blogging tool worldwide. Everything that you can find on this website has been created in order to serve the public. This is an open source project, meaning that there are a lot of people working on it worldwide. At the same time you can use the platform for absolutely everything you want without paying any license fees. By using this site you can download and install a software script named wordpress, but in order to do that it is required that you have a web host that should meet the minimum requirements needed and also some spare time. As we mentioned before, wordpress can be used for almost everything and it is absolutely customizable. There is another service that is called wordpress.com that helps you start with a new blog in a few seconds, but it is not as complete and flexible as the one you install yourself.
edit Offered Features
In case you are a brand new user of this website, WordPress’s front page welcomes you by offering you some valuable info on what Wordpress is and what it does for you. It will also help you to find a web host, download and install and get support from a team of pros. Find out what a blog is in case you did not know that.
You can access the WordPress lessons, to learn how to blog, the new jargon and semantics, how to design your own site and numerous other valuable free lessons. On the bottom of the front page there are great resources for pros, including themes, plug-ins, the possibility to interact with other developers, documentation and forum.
Each page that you access on this website contains on the left hand side a documentation part as well as the Codex Resources section.
Other features of the Worpress.org services include spam protection, password protected posts and the possibility to make changes on your templates, changes that will immediately appear on your site without you having to regenerate the static pages.
Another reason why this site is so amazing is that it doesn’t only give you the free software, but it also gives you the possibility to use it in any way you want. This means that you can even modify it for commercial projects without having to pay any fees.
The layout of this website is simple and to the point. It does not contain annoying ads and will come in handy when you have to deal with your blogging software.
edit Key features:
- Full standards compliance – the wordpress team is doing its best to ensure that every generated code meets the W3C standards.
- No rebuilding – the changes you make to your templates will be immediately reflected on your site without you having to regenerate the static pages.
- Pages – you will be able to easily manage non-blog content.
- Links – this feature allows you to create and update a variety of blogs through an administration interface.
- Spam protection
- Password protected posts
- Easy importing and many other features.
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Home Page Analysis
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Titles & Headings
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Search Engine Friendliness
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The title of a web page appears in search results as the link to that page. Learn more ...
The title of a web page appears as a clickable link in search results and bookmarks. A descriptive, compelling home page title with relevant keywords can increase the number of people visiting the site.
Search engines view the text of the title tag as a strong indication of what the page is about. Accurate keywords in the title tag can help the page rank better in search results.
A title tag should have fewer than 70 characters, including spaces. Major search engines won't display more than that.
The title tag of your home page (and any other page on your site) should not contain the site’s domain name or URL. These will appear near the title in search results, so use your 70 characters to tell people what the page is about. The title tag should not contain any HTML, because it will be displayed incorrectly or not at all.
- Good: This web page has a title tag.
- Good: The title tag is a good length.
- The title of this site's home page:
- “WordPress › Blog Tool and Publishing Platform”
The H1 heading is an important sentence or phrase on a web page that quickly and clearly tells people and search engines what they can expect to find there. Learn more ...
Just one H1
In most cases, a web page should have just one H1 heading. Using multiple H1 headings is okay if that is a logical way to organize the page, but they should be used sparingly. That’s because search engines can view multiple H1 headings as an attempt to signal that all the content on a page is equally important, a tactic that’s seen as an attempt to game the search engine algorithms.
Search engines look for an H1 heading to determine what a page is about. Human visitors do, too.
Content and placement
The H1 heading appears on the web page itself, unlike the page title, which people will see mostly in search results.
The H1 tag (which contains the H1 heading) is usually listed first among the other heading tags for a page. None of the major search engines, however, will penalize a site for listing H2 through H6 tags ahead of the H1 tag.
- Good: This page has one H1 heading.
- H1 heading for this site's home page:
Your website's robots.txt file can tell search engines to ignore parts of your site. Learn more ...
Website owners usually use robots.txt to let search engines know which pages or sections of their site shouldn't be indexed for example, web contact forms, print versions of web pages and other content that's duplicated elsewhere on the site. Robots.txt can also be used to request that specific robots not index a site. For more information, read How To Use Robots.txt.
Search engine robots
You'll need to know the names of specific search engine robots - or "bots" – if you’re going to exclude any or all of them from any part of your site.
- Google’s bot is called Googlebot. Google is the world’s largest search engine, and is where many people discover new websites.
- Bing’s bot is called msnbot. Bing also provides search results to people using Yahoo to search the Web. Together, Bing and Yahoo are the second largest search resource, after Google.
- Baidu’s bot is called Baiduspider. Baidu is a major search engine in China, and the number of people using it is increasing rapidly.
- AboutUs.org’s bot is called AboutUsBot. To create a Site Report, AboutUs uses crawling technology that’s similar to what search engines use.
- Good: This website’s robots.txt file is not blocking major search engines from crawling its pages. Your website can appear in any engine’s search results.
This website can live at www.WordPress.org or WordPress.org. It's best for your site's visibility to live at just one URL, or web address. You'll want to create a 301 redirect to the URL you choose from the other URL. Learn more ...
Choose one or the other
If the same web page exists at two different URLs, people can choose to link to one or the other. Links from other sites to your website are valuable — they tell search engines that your site is important to people. By splitting valuable links between two identical pages, you're diluting the power of those links to help a page rank higher in search results.
Learn more about why you should have just one home page: Read Twin Home Pages: Classic SEO Mistake
- Good: Your website resides at WordPress.org, and www.WordPress.org is permanently redirected to it.
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