Create a Featured Posts Page with the Display Posts Shortcode

rsz_1featuredpostsbannerList posts are ubiquitous and due to their numbers (no pun intended) they often get a bad rap. I have been disappointed to note that readers are not locating my list posts and I want to feature them on a static page in index form that will auto-update as I publish more. This post explains how I did that by using the display posts shortcode. Continue reading “Create a Featured Posts Page with the Display Posts Shortcode”

Create List Posts with the Display Posts Shortcode

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In Use the Display Posts Shortcode to Effectively Feature Content I introduced two ideas.  The first idea was using the display posts shortcode on static pages to create index pages. The second idea was creating list posts as another way of featuring older content especially pillar posts AKA evergreen content.

In this post I’m sharing some examples of my experimentation with the using different variations of the display post shortcode and the results the shortcodes produced.  Continue reading “Create List Posts with the Display Posts Shortcode”

Use the Display Posts Shortcode to Effectively Feature Content

Bloggers reveal their expertise around specific topics by publishing original content articles that offer clear value to readers. However, as blog posts are displayed in reverse chronological order when new articles are published the earlier ones migrate off front page of the blog and that means drawing attention to them is a challenge. Continue reading “Use the Display Posts Shortcode to Effectively Feature Content”

Creating HTML Hyperlinks (Links) in WordPress

linkA hyperlink (or link) is a word, group of words, or image that you can click on to navigate to another web page. The HTML <a> tag defines a hyperlink. The most important attribute of the <a> element is the href attribute, which indicates the link’s destination. Continue reading “Creating HTML Hyperlinks (Links) in WordPress”

Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

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I know it’s not Friday when I usually publish this weekly feature but I can do more reading so why wait? Happy reading!

Five Things You Should Not Do On Your Home Page – Most people immediately press X button on their browsers after seeing cluttered home pages. If you want to avoid it, here are few things that you should not to do on your home page. Continue reading “Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources”

Feedburner on the Rocks?

On July 26th of this year, Feedburner had made a decision to shut down its Twitter account, an account that it had not posted to in over a year. That same day, they also announced that they were shutting down their AdSense For Feeds blog, a blog that they hadn’t posted anything to since October 2010. —  via Feedburner – Is The Sky Really Falling? Continue reading “Feedburner on the Rocks?”

Waiting for Twenty Twelve?

2012 image I have been eagerly watching the theme announcements while awaiting the introduction of the new default WordPress Twenty Twelve theme. Twenty Twelve, will be a part of the next major WordPress release, version 3.4. Primary development of 3.4 will likely begin around the 3rd week of JanuaryContinue reading “Waiting for Twenty Twelve?”

WordPress.com Rolls Out 3.2

For those with self hosted WordPress.org installs, WordPress 3.2  is in Beta testing and expected to launch at the end of June. The new version will have enhanced features, including a faster load time to conform to the new Google algorithm. As  WordPress.com site is on continuous roll-out on Thursday morning we awoke to find WorPress.com was running 3.2 . Immediately noticeable were Admin navigation … Continue reading WordPress.com Rolls Out 3.2

Promote Your Blog: Increase Traffic

Updated November 23rd, 2014. I think this Beginner’s Guide will be helpful if you are looking for basic how to’s. I can also recommend a comprehensive tutorial. The Learn WordPress.com  tutorial is divided into progressive levels and presented as a series. Continue reading “Promote Your Blog: Increase Traffic”