How to Reload WordPress on Your Website
Often times, you’ll find yourself needing to update or replace content on your website. Maybe you’ve got an event that’s gone national and you need to update your website with the latest news stories or maybe a government regulations change and you need to get your website updated with the newest information about business or marketing in that area.
Whatever the reason may be, when it comes to updating content on your website it’s imperative that you do it in a strategic manner and with extreme caution. A wrong approach, and you could end up damaging your website’s effectiveness and even costing you money.
Luckily, there are tricks and techniques that you can use to update content on your website without causing too much damage. In this article, we’ll discuss 6 ways to easily and quickly refresh your website’s content without losing too much traffic – and how to avoid some of the common mistakes that beginners make when trying to update content on their site. So sit back, grab a coffee, and get ready to learn.
The Easiest Way To Update Content Is To Use WordPress’ Quick Rebuild
One of the most crucial things for any business or blog is regular maintenance. Keeping your website updated and relevant requires a constant effort and a willingness to learn from past mistakes. This is why we highly recommend that you take advantage of WordPress’ Quick Rebuild tool. This handy tool allows you to quickly and easily recreate a static version of your website (essentially putting it back to the way it was before you updated it).
WordPress’ Quick Rebuild tool allows you to click a few buttons and within a few minutes you’ll have a static, duplicate version of your website. So if you’re looking to quicken the process of updating content on your website, this is the tool for you.
However, you need to make sure you don’t just use Quick Rebuild to quickly push up an updated version of your website. Instead, you should learn from past mistakes and engage in a strategic approach. That way, you can be sure that your efforts in updating content will pay off and that you’ve made the right decision for the long term.
Create Different Article Types
Often times, when we think about content on websites, we think about blog posts. These are typically the types of articles that you’ll find on the average personal blog. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. Even some of the largest media websites in the world have opted for a different strategy when it comes to content.
In 2019, Twitter launched ” Scheduled Status updates” and Facebook followed up with ” Status updates.” These are two of the biggest changes to status updating in years. Previously, these platforms allowed users to manually post status updates at any time but now, they’ve decided that there’s more value in people posting at scheduled times. Why? It takes the stress out of status updating. For a business or brand, you can now set the schedule for when your employees should post and all status updates will be approved by a human before going live.
While this may not sound like a beneficial change to your personal site, you might find that this is exactly what you need. When your employees have something to post at a scheduled time, it makes the whole process more manageable and less stressful. And trust us, once you start seeing the benefits of a scheduled status update, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
Use Content To Its Full Potential
At this point, we’re sure that you’re wondering why we kept mentioning articles and blog posts. Truth be told, this is the easiest way to update content on your site. After all, all you need to do is create a new article and then push it up onto your website. Easy peasy, right? Well, not exactly.
If you want to fully utilize content on your website, you need to do more than just create new articles. You also need to build a community around these articles or blog posts. This way, when you do post new content, you’ll already have a built-in audience who is interested in what you have to say. Plus, you can use content to its fullest potential by posting these articles on social media platforms. Having an audience on social media means that you can post at any time and your content will be seen by your target audience.
However, this doesn’t mean that every article and blog post you create needs to be posted on social media. Far from it. Sometimes, you’ll find that an article or blog post performs better if it stays isolated to your website. This is the kind of content that you should be posting on social media if you want to reach a wider audience. But if you want to keep the content fresh and up to date, you shouldn’t be publishing it on social media. Instead, you should be sticking to smaller, more targeted groups of people. These are the people you’ll be able to retain if you want to keep your content relevant and up to date.
Content Is Key, But So Is Engagement
Depending on what industry you’re operating in, you might find that the majority of your content doesn’t exist in the form that you want it to. This is especially true if you’re operating a blog or website for a business. In this case, you need to make sure that you’re not only posting content but that you’re also engaging with your audience. When you engage with your audience, you’re telling them that you value their opinion and that you want to hear what they have to say.
There are several ways to do this, but one of the easiest ways is to simply respond to comments left by your audience. Sometimes, we get so absorbed in the content that we create that we forget to interact with our audience. But by paying attention to what our readers have to say, we not only keep the content fresh but we also provide our audience with a conversation. And what’s more, you can use this conversation to further engage with your audience. This keeps them coming back for more and helps build credibility. You’ll find that even established brands and businesses operate blogs and websites with the intention of engaging with their audience. And for good reason.
However, not all content needs to be created with the user in mind. Sometimes, you’ll find that an article serves a different purpose. Maybe a business article will inspire someone to go out and buy a new product or maybe a tech article will help someone understand how a piece of hardware or software works. In these cases, it’s not necessarily the content that’s important, but rather the fact that someone was able to understand something after reading it. This is why it’s crucial that you establish your editorial stance from the outset. And to be fair, sometimes, it’s hard to know what tone to take when you don’t yet have a large audience. But don’t worry, as long as you keep experimenting, you’ll find the right approach for your specific niche. Just don’t give up too soon!
Now, we’d like to hear from you. How do you update and maintain your own website? Do you use any tips or techniques that we haven’t discussed? Let us know in the comments below!