In this post we are going to go over five simple tips to help make your WordPress site more functional.
Over the years, WordPress has slowly built a good reputation ease of use. Currently, almost 20% of the web is dominated by WordPress what with thousands of WP powered websites from hosted blog site to e-commerce websites.
While a WordPress is already functional by itself, there are additional tasks that you can do to make it more functional.
– Do half of the SEO
Most WordPress sites have built-in SEO-friendly programs that aims to have your site indexed automatically once it goes up. However, this is part of the on-site search engine optimization. There is still one fragment of the whole package that you should take care of and this is called off-site search engine optimization.
Yes, making it more functional is in your hands now and you can add more traffic and exposure to your website by performing extra tasks like link-building, article directory submissions, blog commenting, etc. At the same time, you can add supplementary SEO plug-ins to make intensify
your website’s performance.
– Provide added convenience
Adding custom contact forms is fancy but very convenient for your site visitors, members, or customers. WordPress does have built-in contact forms which you can also customize but if you are meticulous, you can always install special plug-ins that lets you design your own contact forms. How does it make your site more functional? Attractive designs always leave a good impression on your visitors, credibility- and sophistication- wise. This would make them want to come back.
– Do not overcrowd plug-ins with low ratings
Although plug-ins do not generally slow down the loading time of your website, they do mess up your site one way or another, especially the ones with very poor rating. If you must install certain plug-in for security and SEO, choose only the ones that have mass appeal. This way you can be sure that they are from credible authors and your site would work the way you want them to, and then some.
– Mind the tags, taxonomies, and descriptions
This is actually supposed to be part of the SEO work but most site owners regard these small details irrelevant, which is actually not true.
Tags, taxonomies, and descriptions are the windows to your site. Major search engines depend their indexing methods through these. For example, title tags and descriptions with related keywords will be easily found and indexed by Google increasing your page rank and traffic.
– Regular updates
Many website owners hope to generate profit from their website without sitting for long hours in front of the computer. Setting up an SEO-friendly WordPress website often gives them the impression that it would run on auto-pilot so they sit around the whole day and still expect a substantial amount of check at the end of the month.
Wrong! Constant updating is needed to make the WordPress site more functional. Sure, WP does its part but it only makes things more convenient for you. That does not mean it would work for you. You still have to take over the important functions that will make it more profitable.
Many things can be done in order to make your site more functional and these are just some of the few suggestions. In time, you will be able to discover them one by one as you spend time with it.