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You’ve been thinking about upgrading your WordPress website for a while, and finally, you made the decision. You’re going to create an entirely new look for your blog, and you’re wondering what’s going to happen with all your old articles and posts. Don’t fret—this article is here to help with ideas on how to continue your blog after the upgrade.
Create A Press Room
One of the first things you should do after completing the upgrade is to create a press room. A press room gives you a place to post articles, announcements, and other content that’s relevant to the media. For example, let’s say you’re writing an article about the virtues of WordPress. You might want to create a press room around that article, with a few other relevant posts or announcements.
By placing these articles in the press room, you’re giving the media a place to keep up with all the latest news about your WordPress website. Plus, you’re showing them that you’re an active member of the WordPress community, which helps boost your credibility. When a journalist is writing an article about your website, they will likely contact you for additional information or for an interview.
Create An About Page
As a part of the upgrade, you are also creating an about page for your website. An about page is a short description of your blog: its purpose, your email address, any relevant social media accounts, and the like. You can put this information in the footer of your website, or you can put it on the blog itself. It’s up to you!
Whether you create an about page in the footer or on the blog itself, it doesn’t matter—it can be quite helpful to have an overview of your website’s information in one place. Especially because your website’s about page will also serve as your blog’s landing page.
Update The Navigation Bar
Another important thing to do after upgrading your blog is to update the navigation bar. WordPress provides you with an area to put a navigation bar, and it will automatically generate a link to your blog’s home page from any page on the site. However, this area can become quite messy and cluttered with a lot of websites, services, and irrelevant links if you don’t keep up with it regularly. You can help your visitors quickly and easily find what they’re looking for by keeping the navigation bar clear of any clutter.
Set Up Post Notifications
A post notification is a way of letting your followers know when you have published an article or a new blog post. You can set up notifications for any posts, whether they’re in a blog format or simply an online article.
You can use this feature to notify your followers when you have new content, whether it’s an article, a podcast, a YouTube video, or a photo album. You can also use this feature to let your followers know when you have responded to a specific comment or question. When you receive a notification, you will see a little orange badge in the upper right-hand corner of the post.
These notifications are a great way to keep followers engaged with your content. When you engage with your followers on social media, they will often comment or ask you questions about what you’ve written. By setting up notifications for new content, you can respond to these comments or questions without having to remember to check the site daily.
Promote Your Website
As I mentioned before, your website’s about page will also serve as your blog’s landing page. Once you’ve set up your about page, you can use this page to promote your website. One of the simplest ways to do this is by adding a link to your website’s home page from your about page. You can use either social media or email to do this. You might want to try promoting your website through social media first, as online journalists are often looking for fresh content on social media to feature on their site.
Stay In Contact
One of the most important things to do after upgrading your blog is to stay in contact with your readers and followers. Blogging is a lot of work, and it can be quite time-consuming. You have to constantly be posting new content, answering comments, and engaging with your audience on social media. This is why it’s so important to have a plan—even if it’s just a simple plan like “every other week I’ll post an update on my blog.”
If you have a passion for something, whether it’s fashion, beauty, food, travel, or sports, you can easily create an entire blog around it. And thanks to WordPress’ popularity, there are a lot of themes and plugins that can help you with this process quickly and easily. This is why I stress the importance of establishing a clear schedule and sticking to it. It’s also why you should consider hiring some help—either freelance or a virtual assistant. Establishing a separate business or personal blog completely apart from your main website is also a great way to retain ownership of your content while still having someone helping you manage it and grow your business.