10 Ways to Make a Good WordPress Website
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. As a result, you will often see a blog around every corner. But creating a WordPress website is not as easy as it seems. There are a ton of different things that you need to consider and keep in mind to make sure that your site is optimized for all devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones). In this article, we will discuss 10 different ways in which a WordPress website can be made good. These tips will help you create a professional-looking and high-quality site that will attract and retain your audience, boost your SEO, and make you money.
1. Create different styles for your website
One of the first things that you should do is to create different styles for your website. You can use a tool like Google Material Theming to make this process easy and to save time. As a result, you can avoid creating a complete backup of your site when making small design changes. You should always try to go for a minimalist look but never make the mistake of creating a dull, plain website. You can use different tools like Divi to create a completely different appearance for the first and second pages of your site. Doing this can help you create a complete picture in your head of what your site will look like when visitors arrive at your site (this is especially helpful if you are designing a new site from scratch).
2. Create a site map
Another important step in the process of creating a WordPress website is to create a site map. A site map is a list of all of the different web pages on your site. These pages are often organized into categories so that they can be easily accessed by visitors. The site map is an essential part of any site. This is because Google uses it to determine how relevant your site content is to a particular search query. Consequently, if you want your site to be found when a potential visitor searches for products or services that you offer, you should definitely create one. You can use a tool like Google Site Search to easily create a site map without needing any HTML knowledge. Just enter your site’s URL and the search term or terms that you want to use and Google will give you a list of matching pages (often with a short description of each page). You can then choose which pages you want to include in your site map and what order to include them in.
3. Use canonical tags and rel=”canonical”>h2>
Canonical tags are important tags that you should add to the head of every page on your site. Add these tags to tell Google that these pages are equal in importance and should be ranked together. You should always use the “rel=”canonical” ” tag (attribute) on every page that is a duplicate of another. Having duplicate content on your site can sometimes be a good thing. For example, if you run a blog about beauty products, you could have a page that lists all of the different products that you review (this would be a good example of a canonical page). However, if you have duplicate product review pages, you should use the rel=”canonical” tag to encourage Google to put all of these pages together (in this case, it would be better to have separate review pages since each one is mostly unique content).
4. Use header, footer, and sidebar widgets
You should also add some widgets to your site’s header, footer, and sidebar regions. These widgets will allow you to display content from different areas of your site at the same time (sidebar widgets, for example, can help you create a feed for your Instagram account). WordPress has a built-in sidebar widget that you can use to display posts from your Instagram account (you can find this under Settings → Reading). When a visitor clicks on an Instagram post, they will be taken to the artist’s page on the platform. By having a sidebar widget for your Instagram account, you will be able to display your latest Instagram posts along with content from your blog (most importantly, the latest blog post). You can use free widgets from sites like MyWidget to save you time and effort when creating your website (your host will also need to have WooCommerce set up for you to use these widgets).
5. Use a content management system (CMS)
A content management system (CMS) is software that assists website owners in editing and publishing content on their site (this content can be anything from a blog post to a web page). Some of the most popular and trusted CMSes are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. A content management system can help make the process of editing and publishing content a lot easier and more enjoyable. This is because most CMSes are designed to be user-friendly and allow non-technical website owners to easily publish content to their site (without needing to be a computer technician).
6. Restrict access to certain parts of your site
You can also use a content management system to control who can access certain parts of your site. After you have registered an account on a CMS, you will have the opportunity to set user permissions and control where content can be published (this will be under the Settings tab of your account). You can choose to make different parts of your site accessible to various groups of people (an internal company blog that you want to keep private, for example, or a product review page that you want to publish to celebrate a major product launch).
7. Use a CMS to manage your links
A content management system can also be used to easily manage your links. Most CMSes are designed to be link-friendly so that anyone can easily create and maintain links on their site. To create a link on your site, just select the text that you want to use and then click on the button that looks like a circle with an arrow coming out of it (this will create a link to the selected text). You can then use the built-in link manager in the CMS to find and maintain all of the links to your site (if you have registered your domain, you can also use this link manager to track and monitor all of the incoming links to your site).
8. Use a CMS to create a search engine-friendly site
If you are the type of person who wants to use a search engine to find content on your site, you should use a CMS to create an SEO-friendly site (a search engine is a tool that looks for websites that are optimized for marketing purposes). A search engine-friendly site will score high in the results of a search query (this will make it much easier for people seeking your services or products to find your site). A search engine will then rank your site based on the keywords that you used in both the headline and the content of your site.
9. Use a content management system to create a single archive page
Another useful function that a content management system can provide is the ability to create a single archive page. Most CMSes are designed to make archiving content easy so that it can be found later when needed (most importantly, for those who want to do it themselves without needing help from a computer technician). To create an archive page for your site, use the built-in archive page for your CMS to find all of the content that you want to include in the page (this will be under the Settings tab of your account).
10. Use a content management system to create a blog
Creating a blog with a content management system is very easy. Most CMSes are designed to make the process as simple and as enjoyable as possible (to appeal to the masses). To create a blog on your site, navigate to Settings → Writing and click on the Add New Blog button to launch the wp-blog-setup wizard (this will walk you through the process of creating a blog on your site).
Now that you have a basic idea of how to make a WordPress site, it’s time to put it into practice. So download the WordPress mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store to begin editing your site (or learn more about mobile-friendly websites here).