PLANNING YOUR WORDPRESS PROJECT

Planning is essential to anything we do in life and if one failed to plan, surely the person is in the pathway to failure. This is applicable to wordpress projects, either as a content management system or as a blogging system, it all require effective planning. One need to sit down and think about what you want to pass across to the readers outside there and how your reader will be able to find what they are looking for on your site or blog. WordPress as a powerful blogging and content management system platform is well structured and organized, it is organized into Posts, Pages, Categories, Tags, and Menus. All these are the basics of wordpress site organization and planning and in this article we shall review them one after the other.

Posts & Pages

A lot of people get hooked to wordpress simply because they want to constantly add new material to the web in the form of posts or articles, but they also like to have some static information included on their site as well. One of the paramount things you need to decide on is what content of your site do you want to be static (in the form of a page) and what content you want to be dynamic (updated on a regular basis with new content). This will be determined by whether you are using Word Press as more of a website feel or a standard blog feel. Remember that pages do not have the date listed and are not associated with categories or tags, while posts have the dynamic element of the date, category, tag, post author, featured images, etc. One thing to remember about static pages. They should be something necessary to your site, in an easy to find place that will help our reader learn more about you, your site, or the services you provide.

Categories & Tags
After you have concluded on which pages you want to be static, you will have to determine how you want your posts to be organized and arranged. This is done through post categories and tags. It’s a good idea to go ahead and create categories and subcategories before posting as it will be much easier to keep things organized right from the start. Think of Categories like file folders for your blog, and think of Tags as post-it-notes within the files of those folders. The Categories make it easy for people to find all of the posts relating to a specific topic on your site. You can narrow their search further by making subcategories. If you think of your Categories as file folders, it will help you not to have too many, too few, or vague titles. Just think about how hard it is to find the right document in a filing cabinet if you have a ton of folders that have unrelated names or content that doesn’t match the title. Also remember, that just like a filing cabinet, you need to add every post to a category that it belongs to when posting. If you have too many categories to choose from, it will be easy to miss the appropriate category, and again, your readers will suffer from your disorganization. Therefore the need to plan your wordpress site project becomes inevitable for a professional job. Always remember to add many tags to your posts as the will greatly help SEO. Still make sure that your tags clearly apply to the content of your posts.

Menus
Once you have all of your categories and tags established, and you’ve also got some static pages created; you’ll then want to have them listed appropriately in menus so your information can be found easily. You’ll definitely want to make use of the Menu’s Panel located under Appearance on your Dashboard.

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