The WordPress Excerpt is an optional summary or description of a post; in short, a post summary. After published your post, the excerpt will be display in RSS feeds (if you choose it’s not display your full post), Search results, Tag archives, Category archives, Monthly archives and Author archives. Don’t confused between excerpt and teaser (the part of a post that appears on the front page when you use the More tag). While both are related to the manual excerpt, they are different from it.
Since July 29, 2011 Google announced Page Speed Service is an online service that automatically speeds up loading of your web pages. Until Aug 2012, Google only accept you using their service by invitation request but now, we can register for free by filling this form. But keep in mind, Google will eventually start to charge for the service – plus they aren’t yet disclosing how much. Google does promise the “pricing will be competitive” and they will give you 30 days to decide once they announce the pricing. There’s no rumor on how long this free trial blessing from Google will last.
During WordPress theme development process, you’ll repeat using some part of your layout like header, sidebar, footer, content body… WordPress has a few standard includes built in, such as
get_sidebar(). However, since WordPress 3+ you can easily create your own custom includes using the
By using WordPress Template Part, your theme is more compact and we can now have libraries of reusable template code, we can package additional sidebars, slide shows, social icons, custom loops, search boxes, logon boxes etc … and call these in any of our theme pages.
The most interesting feature of WordPress which I like is Child Theme. A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme, and allows you to modify, or add to, the functionality of that parent theme without having to edit the original/parent theme template files. Since the child theme is stored separately, you don’t need to redo the changes next time you upgrade the theme. For this reason, child themes are the recommended way of making modifications to a theme.
Child themes let you start with the basics of an existing theme, so you’re not having to reinvent the wheel. You can pick a theme that has the functionality and basic layout you need, but then customize everything about it as you would designing a theme from scratch. So, choose a good WordPress original/parent theme is very important. I recommend that you choose a WordPress Theme Framework.
Do you know I’m running some websites without making SEO daily or weekly. I just used a little SEO tweaks in the process of layout design. I never had an issue with Google Search and the page views and visitor increase day by day until one dreaded day. Google Search has updated with Penguin and Panda then my website fall down, one of them was almost disappeared on Google Search Results. Here’s my story, full of panic, with a lot of failed attempts to “fix” the site and a “recovery” from ugliness creatures on the internet.
Since June 2012, Google is now allowing rel=author markup through a link element in the head of your site. This makes adding rel=author to your site properly a lot easier.
Launching a new blog is great ideas but it’s too hard when you start building it. Some people start but they also quit pretty soon. People have thousands of reasons on how and why they cannot keep blogging. Some people start a blog as a hobby and some just to share some information. I have also seen people who start a blog, write one post and then forget about it. The problem is that lot of blogs die pretty soon. So why do blogs die? I started my blog back in 2002, it has died a few times and changed the main languages but I was able to get it back up and running. Why are a lot of people not able to have a successful blog? To me it’s a totally exciting experience and I can’t wait to get started.
Setting up a blog is a fairly easy thing to get started. However, there are so many resources available to you that it can be overwhelming. To avoid such things and making your niche blog, I have produced my list of things that you should do/have before starting a blog.
I guess you may have already noticed that Google is showing author information (author’s Google+ profile) in it’s search results. If you haven’t already noticed then check out the sample queries – Matt Cutts, Linus Torvalds or Selena Gomez and Narga.
“Google Authorship” is one way that Google is tweaking the search results in order to improve the searching experience. Google displays the picture of the author right in the search results in order to help users to find great content.
As you can see from the example above, author information helps make your page look more professional with an eye-catching profile photo, your author name, a link to your profile on Google, and a “more articles by so-and-so” link.
How to do your website appearing in Google search results like that? Let’s do it with me!