How to Connect Your WordPress Blog to Your Website
Connecting your WordPress blog to your website is something you’ll want to do right away once you’ve set up your blog. You can use the Contact form on your WordPress site to send someone to your blog to help you get started. Alternatively, you can use the “Contact” tab on your WordPress site to send the same message.
You’ll want to make sure that you’ve got a static website that is fully optimized for SEO (search engine optimization). This means that you’ll be using the latest SEO techniques to make your site appear organically in search results when someone is searching for “SEO tips for WordPress bloggers.”
By connecting your WordPress blog to your website, you can take advantage of the many features that WordPress offers. For example, you can use the site to manage all of your content (including upcoming blog posts), engage with your audience, and collect leads.
Create a Page for Your Website on Your Blog
One of the first things you’ll want to do is to create a page for your website on your blog. This is an easy process that you can do by clicking on the “Website” icon in the WordPress dashboard. Once the page is set up, you can add content such as a link to your homepage or a small synopsis of what your website is about.
If you’ve already got a domain name for your website, you can use the address bar on your browser to access it directly. Otherwise, you can click on the “Website” icon in the WordPress dashboard to be directed to a landing page where you can choose a domain for your website.
Install WordPress Plugins for Various Functions
WordPress has a large number of plugins (extensions) that can be used to extend its functionality. Some of these plugins are free and some require a premium subscription. You can use plugins to add features to your blog that can benefit your readers. For example, you might want to include a “read more” link at the end of a blog post to encourage readers to read the whole thing. Or you could add an email signup form to your site so that anyone can get in touch with you.
You’ll also want to set up Google Analytics so that you can track the traffic to your site. With this plugin, you can install the Google Analytics code onto your website and set up the properties for your blog. You can then use the Dashboard to view detailed information about your blog including the number of visitors coming from different countries.
Connect Your WordPress Blog to Social Media Channels
You can also connect your WordPress blog to social media channels like Twitter and Facebook so that your content is automatically shared with your audience wherever they are. This is a great way to promote your blog and gain new readers. You can use plug-ins for WordPress to add social network buttons and profiles to your site for your audience to engage with.
It’s important to note that not all social media channels are created equal and engaging with your audience on Twitter or LinkedIn could be very different from engaging with your audience on Facebook.
Set Up Email Forwarding
Now that you’ve got your WordPress blog connected to your website and social media channels, you can set up email forwarding so that every time an email is sent to your web address, it is automatically forwarded to your blog. You can use the Contact form on your website to set up a simple automated email that will forward all of your incoming email to your blog. Alternatively, you can add a mailto: link to your website footer that will open a compose window in your email client so that you can begin the process of connecting your website to your email account.
Add a Comment Section to Your Blog
The best way to engage with your audience and show that you’re listening to their feedback is to add a comment section to your blog. You can use the Disqus plugin for WordPress to add a discussion area to your site. With this plugin, you can integrate your website with a third party commenting platform and allow visitors to comment on your blog posts. You can moderate and approve comments before they appear on your site.
The most important thing to consider when adding a comment section to your blog is whether or not you should approve comments before they appear. You can use the “moderate” mode of the Disqus plugin to approve all comments before they appear on your site. However, if you’re getting lots of spam comments, you might want to consider reviewing the comments before they appear. This helps prevent your site from being hacked or comment spam from appearing on your site. You can remove a comment once it’s been approved by clicking on the x in the upper right corner of the comment.
Now that your WordPress blog is set up, you can use the platform to grow your business and become more successful. You can reach out to us if you have any questions.