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Sep
27

Additional WordPress Features To Enhance Your Blog

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Here are a few additional WordPress features that will enhance your blog posts.  If you missed my first post on  WordPress Features, you’ll want to take a look.  (It includes the Kitchen Sink.)

The “Custom Character” feature is great if you’re into specialty niches.  I’m a designer and I use the copyright strike frequently.  It’s great to have it so readily available.  ©

→ → → Take a look at this feature and see if there are symbols you can use to make your blogging easier and more exciting to your readers.  You’ll love it!  ♥ ♥

The “Quote” feature is wonderful too.  I like the fact that it not only changes the look of the font and indents the quote… but it put it into a gray box so it really stands out.

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington.”

And finally… don’t forget the “Insert Link” WordPress option.  Use it to provide additional important content for your readers by referring them to additional material with in your own blog site.  It’s called “Internal links” and it’s  a wise course of action for SEO purposes.

Also, use it to send your readers to other blogs for additional information that may reinforce content or material that may be of interest and benefit to your  reader.

Tip:  You have to highlight the words in your copy that you want your reader to click on before the “Link” icon will light up and be active.

If for any reason you want to remove the link… select the highlighted link in your copy and click on the broken link feature… and the link will disappear.

There… you have a few more of my favorite WordPress features that you can use to enhance your blog copy and make you content a lot more interesting.

Happy Marketing and Promotion

Til Later,

Kathryn Griffiths

P.S.  When you are using the “Insert Link” option.  Don’t forget to highlight and link your keywords.  When you highlight a keyword, it’s called an “Anchor Text” hyperlink.  There is no SEO advantage to the words “Click Here”… and you want to take advantage of every SEO opportunity that’s available.

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Comments

  1. I thought I had pushed all of the bell and whistles on the Dashboard but I missed the symbols! Thanks I will be using that one in the future.

    Doubling up on the http:// was one of the big mistakes I made when I was inserting my links for hyper text. The http:// is all ready there and I would copy a complete URL and paste it. I had the hardest time figuring out my mistake.

  2. Deb Augur says:

    Hi Kathryn,

    I’m with Sheila! I never used the symbols button in WordPress either and it surprises me that I never even checked it out to see what it was!

    I have to use the copyright, trademark and registered symbols often for some of my clients. How I’ve been doing it was via the HTML view and typing in the code such as ™ It will be much quicker to use the shortcut on that button.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

  3. Walter says:

    I have been using WordPress for a year and I don’t know how cool the quote function can be! Thank you for this valuable information. When I write my post I want certain areas to be emphasized and so I italicized it, but now I will be using quote. 🙂

  4. Susan says:

    I have never used the symbol either – great – thanks so much for the tip! I didn’t realize the quote function worked like that either!

  5. Kathryn says:

    Susan… I love the quote option too. I found it just by chance and I’ve used it regularly.