I have a tutorial on how to create a wordpress blog and you can download it here
September 23, 2009 • 12:51 am 0
I have a tutorial on how to create a wordpress blog and you can download it here
September 15, 2009 • 12:41 am 0
To install the Google Translate in your WordPress blog, this rate:
Google Translate can be mounted on WordPress blog, there are 2 versions widget, there is a classic and modern.
Kalo I use modern version, as seen in my blog sidebar to the right (which is red flag picture)
Classic Translate: Translate Contains standards for those who do not like wearing the flag image. You can click here.
Modern Translate: Translate Contains Modern fashion wearing the flag image or icon flag. You can http://www.ziddu.com/download/5665523/GoogleTranslateBendera.txt.html.
From the way you use the above URL rename enough http://hermawanputra.wordpress.com with your URL name. After that you can get copat (copy paste) into your widget and you can see the results.
Hopefully Helpful for all
September 13, 2009 • 10:48 pm 0
WordPress is the most popular Blog platform in the world. It’s open source and a lot of people contribute to it from both application development or theme development perspective. And the most important one to us is that it’s totally free.
Want to own a WordPress, it’s not too hard, below are the 3 steps you can follow.
1. Find a Reliable Web Hosting for Blog
Blog is a special type of web site. You will need to have a place which can connect to internet to host it. There are a lot of blog hosting service provider. But just like another web site, a reliable web hosting package is crutial to all. But you have no need to get a VPS or dedicated web hosting sulution when you just start blogging. You can choose a shared web hosting solution which only cost you $3 to $7. This is good enough before you attract more than 10 thousand visit per day.
2. Install WordPress
Installing a WordPress application is not hard. Right now, WordPress is so popular that the most of the web hosting service provider will pre-install it their web hosting environment. What you need to do is just by doing some simple click and get it setup.
But if your web hosting package hasn’t pre-installed the WordPress scripts for you, you can go to http://www.wordpress.org, download the installation scripts, and upload them to your web hosting directory. WordPress configuration can be done via Web. So you need to type in the URL in the Browser where you upload WordPress script to, and system will automatically guide you through how to create the Blog.
3. Choose an Appropriate Theme for Your Blog
Theme is used to decide the outlook of your Blog, everyone want to get an attractive theme for their Blog. If you are technical enough (some CSS and php knowledge), you can create your own theme. Or you can download the theme the other open source contributors have built. A more realitics way is that you can download a free theme and make some adjustment to theme to make it work better to you. Want to download a theme, you can go to http://wptemplates.org/ to find a list of great and free WordPress template.
September 12, 2009 • 10:44 pm 0
WordPress is one of the blog platforms that many use today, WordPress provides a lot of convenience and freedom for bloggers to modify and install pluggins. This may be one of the factors that make WordPress more favored by the bloggers.
This is also what made me become interested and curious about what exactly the difference between WordPress and Blogspot, where lies the advantages and disadvantages of each. To find out let’s try to make a blog on WordPress.
Make a Blog on WordPress
To start a blog on WordPress we first must create an account in WordPress. Isikanlah the data requested on the registration form. To remember is that email addresses must be valid, because through this email address we will be given a password. Options Giveme a Blog meant is: if we choose to do this then the user name that we use will become part of our blog URL address later.
For example if you entered a user name is my name so the URL we will be namaku.wordpress.com. If we choose Just a username, please refer to what we can configure the blog URL address manually later.
Important: WordPress does not like Blogspot which provides an opportunity for us to change the blog URL address, once the address is made then we can not change it anymore. Therefore consider carefully in determining this URL address. Tip: look for the blog URL address easy to remember and in accordance with the topic of the blog. Click the Next button>> if you have a choice.
After we click the Next button>> WordPress will send the user name and password to log into our email inputkan previously. Open the email and find the name of the sender WordPress.com, if no email is waiting for a moment.
While waiting we can enter data on forms that appear next, click the Save Profile button when you finish.
Now look at your email again, usually emails sent WordPress already reached. Open and click on the link provided to activate the account you just created. Then the display will appear containing a notification that our account is activated.
Now we are able to login using your username and password provided. Enter your user name and password, click the Login button. Next we’ll be taken to the front page of WordPress.
To go to the Dashboard look for the dropdown menu that says My Account. Then select the Global Dashboard. Dashboard is our main panel to oversee the various issues related to the blog.
Now we can begin to manage a variety of things related to the blog through this Dasboard screen. From the look of WordPress it is more pleasant and convenient for viewing. This is also one of the factors that make WordPress preferred.
Well … Where do you think is better? to answer may very depending on each individual. To be more familiar with WordPress you should learn more about this WordPress.
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Terima kasih telah atas kontribusi Anda berupa saran terjemahan pada Google Terjemahan.
Kami akan menggunakan saran Anda untuk meningkatkan kualitas terjemahan saat sistem kami diperbarui di masa mendatang. WordPress is one of the blog platforms that many use today, WordPress provides a lot of convenience and freedom for bloggers to modify and install pluggins. This may be one of the factors that make WordPress more favored by the bloggers. <br> <br> This is also what made me become interested and curious about what exactly the difference between WordPress and Blogspot, where lies the advantages and disadvantages of each. To find out let’s try to make a blog on WordPress. <br> Make a Blog on WordPress <br> <br> To start a blog on WordPress we first must create an account in WordPress. Isikanlah the data requested on the registration form. To remember is that email addresses must be valid, because through this email address we will be given a password. Options Giveme a Blog meant is: if we choose to do this then the user name that we use will become part of our blog URL address later. <br> <br> For example if you entered a user name is my name so the URL we will be namaku.wordpress.com. If we choose Just a username, please refer to what we can configure the blog URL address manually later. <br> <br> Important: WordPress does not like Blogspot which provides an opportunity for us to change the blog URL address, once the address is made then we can not change it anymore. Therefore consider carefully in determining this URL address. Tip: look for the blog URL address easy to remember and in accordance with the topic of the blog. Click the Next button>> if you have a choice. <br> <br> <br> After we click the Next button>> WordPress will send the user name and password to log into our email inputkan previously. Open the email and find the name of the sender WordPress.com, if no email is waiting for a moment. <br> <br> While waiting we can enter data on forms that appear next, click the Save Profile button when you finish. <br> <br> Now look at your email again, usually emails sent WordPress already reached. Open and click on the link provided to activate the account you just created. Then the display will appear containing a notification that our account is activated. <br> <br> Now we are able to login using your username and password provided. Enter your user name and password, click the Login button. Next we’ll be taken to the front page of WordPress. <br> To go to the Dashboard look for the dropdown menu that says My Account. Then select the Global Dashboard. Dashboard is our main panel to oversee the various issues related to the blog. <br> <br> <br> Now we can begin to manage a variety of things related to the blog through this Dasboard screen. From the look of WordPress it is more pleasant and convenient for viewing. This is also one of the factors that make WordPress preferred. <br> <br> <br> Well … Where do you think is better? to answer may very depending on each individual. To be more familiar with WordPress you should learn more about this WordPress.
September 11, 2009 • 10:58 pm 0
Please follow the tips below to maximize performance of your PC through Windows settings. Good luck!
Note: The results of performance improvement for each PC after dimodfikasi always vary, depending on previous performance.
1. Processor scheduling should be set to background services and not
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance Settings
> Advanced Tab > Background Services
2. Visual effects should be set to a minimum.
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance Settings
> Visual Effects Tab > Adjust for best performance
3. Switch Off Desktop Background Image
Right Click Desktop > Properties > Desktop Tab > Background None
4. Disable Screen Saver
Right Click Desktop > Properties > Screen Saver > None
5. Disable Fast User Switching
Start > Settings > Control Panel > User Accounts > Change the way users log
on or off > Untick Use Fast User Switching
6. Switch Off Power Schemes
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Always On > Turn off
monitor and turn off hard discs to Never
7. Switch Off Hibernation
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Hibernate > Untick
8. Disable System Sounds
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds Tab >
Sound Scheme to None.
9. Do Not Map Through Soundcard
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Hardware Tab >
(highlight your soundcard from the list) > Properties > Audio Devices >
(highlight your soundcard from the list) > Properties, and check the “Do not
map through this device” checkbox.
10. Disable System Restore
Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > System Restore Tab. Tick the
“Turn off System Restore on all Drives”
11. Disable Automatic Updates
Switch off Automatic Updates by going to Control Panel, System, Automatic
Updates and ticking the box labelled “Turn off automatic updating. I want to
update my computer manually.”.
12. Startup and Recovery Options
Right click My Computer and click on Properties > Advanced > Start Up &
Recovery Settings and uncheck “Automatically Restart”.
13. Disable Error Reporting
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced TAB > Error Reporting >
Click the Disable Error Reporting box (Tick the “But Notify Me When Critical
Errors Occur” if you prefer)
14. Disable Remote Assistance
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Remote > Untick “Allow Remote
Assistance Invitations to be sent from this computer”
15. Fixed Swap File (Virtual Memory)
Select the Advanced tab of the Systems applet and then select the
Performance settings button. Then select the Advanced page. In here it is
possible to customise the Virtual Memory. For custom size, this is often
recommended to be 1.5 to 2 times the amount of your total RAM for both
initial and maximum size. Set this to a fixed minimum and maximum value
according to your existing RAM
16. Speed Up Menus
You can use this tip to speed up the Start Menu in Windows XP. You can
customize the speed of the Start Menu by editing a Registry Key. Click
Start, and then click Run. Type Regedit in the box, and then click OK.
Expand the menu in the left panel and select the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control
Panel\Desktop folder. Scroll down in the right panel and double click on the
MenuShowDelay file. In the Value Data box, change to default value for the
menu speed from 400 to a lesser number, such as 1. Click OK.
17. Disable Offline Files
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Folder Options > Offline Files > Untick
“Enable Offline Files”
18. Disable Remote Desktop
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Remote > Untick “Allow users to
connect remotely to this computer”
19. Disable Internet Synchronise Time
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Date and Time > Internet Time > Untick
“Automatically synchronize with an internet time server”
20. Disable Hide Inactive Icons
Start > Settings > Taskbar and Start Menu > Taskbar TAB > Uncheck “Hide
21. Disable Automatic Desktop Cleanup Wizard
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Desktop > Customise Desktop >
Untick “Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days”
22. Disable NTFS Last Access Time Logging (NTFS Only)
Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CURRENTCONTROLSET >
CONTROL > FILESYSTEM Add a new DWORD value – “NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate”
(without quotes) and set the value to 1. Then reboot to make changes
23. Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips
Click Start , click Run , type regedit , and then press ENTER.
CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced Right-click the right pane, create a new
DWORD value, and then name it EnableBalloonTips . Double-click this new
entry, and then give it a hexadecimal value of 0 . Quit Registry Editor. Log
off Windows, and then log back on.
24. Disable CDROM Autoplay
One of the very important (and well documented) tweaks in Windows 98SE, was
to disable CDROM autoplay (auto insert notification). Disabling CDROM
autoplay no longer offers a significant performance benefit in Windows XP,
and therefore you do not need to disable it. Just don’t insert a CD during a
However, if you really want to disable it then here a few different methods.
Start > Run > Regedit
Set autorun to 0.
Open My Computer Right Click on each CDROM and choose Properties Click on
the Auto Play tab In the drop down box you can choose the Action for each
choice shown in the drop down box
Go to Start->Run->gpedit.msc Computer Config -> Administrative Template ->
System Double click Turn off Autoplay Enable it.
25. Disable Disc Indexing
September 11, 2009 • 3:03 am 0
WordPress is a very sophisticated machine. But, because there is data input facility comments, it is often misused by parties who are not responsible. Although nofollow rail has been installed, still the spammers were attacking.
Well, this is the best 10 ways to cope with spammers. Hopefully can help
1. Install Akismet
This is the simplest way is very powerful and proven tackle spam. Akismet has algorithms that can distinguish between spammers and regular commentators. So, do not waste a plugin that is installed automatically when you install this WordPress.
Although visitors are often upset, but put the captcha in the comments are quite telling step to reduce spam. Please install pluginnya here.
3. Math question
Hehehe .. This is exciting. Telling visitors to type math results. With so robots that geblek not going to get away deh. Human error is often aja kok. Download pluginnya here.
4. Stop Spam Trackback
Spammers also often use the facility to get backlink trackback from our blog. Well, we can prevent this by installing plugins. This plugin will perform validation trackback to this page. If indeed there is a link we are there, he’ll pass. But if not there ya bye-bye my love.
5. Ask commentators to login
To be more safe again, you can ask visitors to sign before they can comment. Of course, this will make people lazy idle comment. hehehe .. How easy, go to Settings menu – and then check settings Discussion on the choice: Users must be registered and logged in to comment.
6. Ban a specific IP
If there is stubborn IP, you can easily membannednya. Enter them in the column IP Black list Comment on the Settings menu – Discussion.
7. Mass IP Ban
The problem is there are a lot of IP in the world. And of course a lot of spammers by IP different. Luckily perishablepress.com which provides IP-IP list dangerous. You can just copy and paste it listnya. But because they take advantage. Htaccess, so please copy and paste the. Htaccess your own
8. Prevent a source other than your blog
The spammers are sending spam from other places. They do not visit our blog, but immediately send data to the blog comments. Well, we can prevent it by placing this code in the file. Htaccess
RewriteCond% (REQUEST_METHOD) POST
RewriteCond% (REQUEST_URI). Wp-comments-post \. Php *
RewriteCond% (HTTP_REFERER)! Yourblog.com .* .* [OR]
RewriteCond% (HTTP_USER_AGENT) ^ $
RewriteRule (.*) ^ http://% (REMOTE_ADDR) / $ [R = 301, L]
yourblog.com replace with your own blog address
9. Prevent spammers from stealing your feed
They can know our latest articles and then send spam messages because we are telling our latest articles through the feed. Now, let us prevent this by placing the code on. Htaccess
RewriteCond% (REMOTE_ADDR) ^ 188.8.131.52
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://newfeedurl.com/feed
No. IP can you change course change
10. Prevent bandwidth theft
There is also a fairly disturbing. In addition to taking content, they also took our picture. Udah gitu drawings remain in place in which to spend bandwidth hosting us. Therefore, let us prevent this by placing the code on. Htaccess
RewriteCond% (HTTP_REFERER)! ^ $
RewriteCond% (HTTP_REFERER)! ^ Http:// (www \.)? Yourdomain.com / .* $ [NC]
# RewriteRule \. (Gif | jpg) $ – [F]
RewriteRule \. (Gif | jpg) $ http://www.yourdomain.com/advert.jpg [R, L]
Line 3 and 5 can be changed according to taste
September 10, 2009 • 3:00 am 0
Blogs are one of the ways the Internet has fostered greater communication among people than ever before. Social network sites like Facebook provide a more structured way to keep up with specific people. Wouldn’t it be great if you could mix the two?
With the new WordPress.com Facebook App you can do exactly that.
In this app you’ll find the core blog features you’d expect: publishing posts, adding bookmarks and viewing stats. Beyond that we’ve taken advantage of the social network information that Facebook provides, with a Friends feature that shows you the most recent WordPress.com blog post from each of your Facebook friends that have added the app. Posts you make within the app show up on your WordPress blog here, and vice versa.
Your friends can stay up to date with your recent posts and comments from your blog when you add it your Facebook profile. Doing that will show excerpts from the last five posts and five comments of your blog. These are updated each time a new post or comment is published to your blog.
Last, but certainly not least, posts to your blog will be added to your news and mini-feeds with direct links to your new post and blog. Those may also be shared with your friends depending on privacy settings that you grant the application. This has the potential to drive a ton of traffic to your blog posts from the people you care about most.
Add the WordPress.com Facebook App, share it with your friends, and let us know what you think. We’re new to this, so we’ll be pushing a revision based on your feedback within a week or two.
September 7, 2009 • 8:35 pm 0
SEO is an acronym for “search engine optimization” or “search engine optimizer.” Deciding to hire an SEO is a big decision that can potentially improve your site and save time, but you can also risk damage to your site and reputation. Make sure to research the potential advantages as well as the damage that an irresponsible SEO can do to your site. Many SEOs and other agencies and consultants provide useful services for website owners, including:
* Review of your site content or structure
* Content development
* Management of online business development campaigns
* Keyword research
* SEO training
* Expertise in specific markets and geographies.
Keep in mind that the Google search results page includes organic search results and often paid advertisement (denoted by the heading “Sponsored Links”) as well. Advertising with Google won’t have any effect on your site’s presence in our search results. Google never accepts money to include or rank sites in our search results, and it costs nothing to appear in our organic search results. Free resources such as Webmaster Tools, the official Webmaster Central blog, and our discussion forum can provide you with a great deal of information about how to optimize your site for organic search. Many of these free sources, as well as information on paid search, can be found on Google Webmaster Central.
Before beginning your search for an SEO, it’s a great idea to become an educated consumer and get familiar with how search engines work. We recommend starting here:
* Google Webmaster Guidelines
* Google 101: How Google crawls, indexes and serves the web.
If you’re thinking about hiring an SEO, the earlier the better. A great time to hire is when you’re considering a site redesign, or planning to launch a new site. That way, you and your SEO can ensure that your site is designed to be search engine-friendly from the bottom up. However, a good SEO can also help improve an existing site.
Some useful questions to ask an SEO include:
* Can you show me examples of your previous work and share some success stories?
* Do you follow the Google Webmaster Guidelines?
* Do you offer any online marketing services or advice to complement your organic search business?
* What kind of results do you expect to see, and in what timeframe? How do you measure your success?
* What’s your experience in my industry?
* What’s your experience in my country/city?
* What’s your experience developing international sites?
* What are your most important SEO techniques?
* How long have you been in business?
* How can I expect to communicate with you? Will you share with me all the changes you make to my site, and provide detailed information about your recommendations and the reasoning behind them?
While SEOs can provide clients with valuable services, some unethical SEOs have given the industry a black eye through their overly aggressive marketing efforts and their attempts to manipulate search engine results in unfair ways. Practices that violate our guidelines may result in a negative adjustment of your site’s presence in Google, or even the removal of your site from our index. Here are some things to consider:
* Be wary of SEO firms and web consultants or agencies that send you email out of the blue.
Amazingly, we get these spam emails too:
I visited your website and noticed that you are not listed in most of the major search engines and directories…”
Reserve the same skepticism for unsolicited email about search engines as you do for “burn fat at night” diet pills or requests to help transfer funds from deposed dictators.
* No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google.
Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a “special relationship” with Google, or advertise a “priority submit” to Google. There is no priority submit for Google. In fact, the only way to submit a site to Google directly is through our Add URL page or by submitting a Sitemap and you can do this yourself at no cost whatsoever.
* Be careful if a company is secretive or won’t clearly explain what they intend to do.
Ask for explanations if something is unclear. If an SEO creates deceptive or misleading content on your behalf, such as doorway pages or “throwaway” domains, your site could be removed entirely from Google’s index. Ultimately, you are responsible for the actions of any companies you hire, so it’s best to be sure you know exactly how they intend to “help” you.
* You should never have to link to an SEO.
Avoid SEOs that talk about the power of “free-for-all” links, link popularity schemes, or submitting your site to thousands of search engines. These are typically useless exercises that don’t affect your ranking in the results of the major search engines — at least, not in a way you would likely consider to be positive.
* Choose wisely.
While you consider whether to go with an SEO, you may want to do some research on the industry. Google is one way to do that, of course. You might also seek out a few of the cautionary tales that have appeared in the press, including this article on one particularly aggressive SEO: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2002002970_nwbizbriefs12.html. While Google doesn’t comment on specific companies, we’ve encountered firms calling themselves SEOs who follow practices that are clearly beyond the pale of accepted business behavior. Be careful.
* Be sure to understand where the money goes.
While Google never sells better ranking in our search results, several other search engines combine pay-per-click or pay-for-inclusion results with their regular web search results. Some SEOs will promise to rank you highly in search engines, but place you in the advertising section rather than in the search results. A few SEOs will even change their bid prices in real time to create the illusion that they “control” other search engines and can place themselves in the slot of their choice. This scam doesn’t work with Google because our advertising is clearly labeled and separated from our search results, but be sure to ask any SEO you’re considering which fees go toward permanent inclusion and which apply toward temporary advertising.
* What are the most common abuses a website owner is likely to encounter?
One common scam is the creation of “shadow” domains that funnel users to a site by using deceptive redirects. These shadow domains often will be owned by the SEO who claims to be working on a client’s behalf. However, if the relationship sours, the SEO may point the domain to a different site, or even to a competitor’s domain. If that happens, the client has paid to develop a competing site owned entirely by the SEO.
Another illicit practice is to place “doorway” pages loaded with keywords on the client’s site somewhere. The SEO promises this will make the page more relevant for more queries. This is inherently false since individual pages are rarely relevant for a wide range of keywords. More insidious, however, is that these doorway pages often contain hidden links to the SEO’s other clients as well. Such doorway pages drain away the link popularity of a site and route it to the SEO and its other clients, which may include sites with unsavory or illegal content.
* What are some other things to look out for?
There are a few warning signs that you may be dealing with a rogue SEO. It’s far from a comprehensive list, so if you have any doubts, you should trust your instincts. By all means, feel free to walk away if the SEO:
o owns shadow domains
o puts links to their other clients on doorway pages
o offers to sell keywords in the address bar
o doesn’t distinguish between actual search results and ads that appear on search results pages
o guarantees ranking, but only on obscure, long keyword phrases you would get anyway
o operates with multiple aliases or falsified WHOIS info
o gets traffic from “fake” search engines, spyware, or scumware
o has had domains removed from Google’s index or is not itself listed in Google
o requests your FTP account information or root access to your server
If you feel that you were deceived by an SEO in some way, you may want to report it.
In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices. To file a complaint, visit: http://www.ftc.gov/ and click on “File a Complaint Online,” call 1-877-FTC-HELP, or write to:
Federal Trade Commission
Washington, D.C. 20580
If your complaint is against a company in a country other than the United States, please file it at http://www.econsumer.gov/.
September 6, 2009 • 2:07 pm 0
After I wrote the article How to Create a Search Engine Friendly Website, a few visitors to thesitewizard.com, obviously blog owners, have asked me how they can make their WordPress blog more search engine friendly.
The good news is that the default installation of WordPress is already generally search engine friendly. If you wish, there are a few additional steps that you can take to improve that search engine readiness, while at the same time protecting your site’s search engine visibility for the future.
Keywords and Post Titles in the Permalink or Link Structure
The default installation of WordPress uses URLs like http://www.example.com/?p=1234 to point to your individual blog articles. While this works fine for modern search engines, changing the default so that your links look like http://www.example.com/category/title-of-post has a few additional benefits.
When your post title and category names are represented in your URLs or permalinks, the words that you use for your categories and titles automatically become keywords that the search engines can index every time someone links to you.
Before you dismiss this as being of minimal benefit, look at it this from both the blog owner’s perspective as well as the average visitor’s perspective. As the blog or website owner, you will undoubtedly prefer that your visitors link to you using your post title as the anchor text – for example, you may want people to link to you using HTML code like How to Make Your WordPress Blog Search-Engine-Friendly since such code gives your full title and yet links properly to your article. However, the reality is that when people talk about your article in other blogs, many of them simply link to it using the URL – for example, they may refer to this article simply as http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/search-engine-friendly-wordpress-blog.shtml
When you put configure WordPress to place your category name and post title as part of your URL, even such links contain your title and keywords embedded in the URLs. As mentioned in one of my Google articles, Google takes into account the words given in the anchor text to determine if your page is relevant for any given search engine query. Admittedly, the help given in the anchor text is probably not enormous, but having it is better than the cryptic http://www.example.com/?p=1234 URL which neither gives keyword help to search engines nor describe your article adequately for human beings.
The lengthy text-based names for individual blog pages also help in making your blog future-proof. At this time, since you’re reading this article, you are probably using WordPress as your blog software. But who can say what will happen in the future? You may find another blogging tool that you prefer. If you leave your URLs in the form of http://www.example.com/?p=1234, how will you maintain such a script-specific URL? The new software may assign another number to your blog entries when you import your existing blog database. This results in the URLs of your pages changing.
Changing URLs has enormous search engine ramifications. All the links from external sites that currently point to those pages will be instantly broken, and along with it, the “reputation” of that page in the eyes of the search engine. Sure, you can work around it with some mod_rewrite voodoo, but I personally prefer to pre-empt the problem by configuring WordPress to use page titles as the permalinks.
When you make your article page URLs appear as straightforward category-and-page-title URLs, if you ever change blog software, and find that you cannot configure the new software to create identical URLs, you can simply save all your old posts as ordinary static web pages using those exact filenames. The links to your old pages will then work without modification.
How to Put Your Post Titles into Your URLs in WordPress
WordPress makes it easy for you to change your URLs, a.k.a. permalinks.
Log into your WordPress blog.
Click “Options”. It’s near the top of the screen.
Click “Permalinks”. It’s just below the line that says “Dashboard Write Manage…” (etc).
Before you change anything, make sure that you don’t have a category that conflicts with one of WordPress’ scripts or directory names. For example, check to see that you don’t have a category by the name of wp-admin. If you do, you should change your category names first before proceeding.
Scroll down to the “Common options” section and select “Custom, specify below”. In the box below, type “/%category%/%postname%/” without the opening and closing inverted commas (quotes). Click “Update Permalink Structure”.
You should see a message that says, “Permalink structure updated”. If you get a message that says something like “If this file were writable you could edit it” together with a box showing you the contents of a .htaccess file, it means that your web host configured PHP so that it could not write to your web directories.
One way to solve this is to copy the suggested .htaccess contents into an ASCII text editor like Notepad (on Windows), and save it as “.htaccess” (including the quotes if you are using Notepad on Windows). Then upload the file into your blog directory.
You can now view your blog and check the individual post pages to see your new site structure.
Post Titles in the TITLE Tag
One of the recommendations in the article on How to Create a Search Engine Friendly Website is to make sure that your HTML title tags contain meaningful and relevant text. The HTML title tags in WordPress is created automatically from your post titles. In the default template, the blogging software appends your post title to the name of your blog and the words “Blog Archive”, so that if your blog is called “XYZ Blog” and your post is called “How to Improve WordPress Search Engine Readiness”, you get a title tag with the words “XYZ Blog » Blog Archive » How to Improve WordPress Search Engine Readiness”.
While this is better than not having your post titles in the TITLE tag, the ideal is to have a title like “How to Improve WordPress Search Engine Readiness”. That is, having your post title at the start of your TITLE tag is preferable, since this is the description that will be displayed in search engine results listing your site. You want your post title to be first in the description in this case because you want the user to immediately realize the relevance of your post to their query. Having the name of your blog as well as the word “Blog Archive” first in the post title is an unnecessary distraction.
How to Modify the Default Template to Place Post Titles First
Log into your WordPress account and click “Presentation”.
Click the “Theme Editor” link.
Look at the right hand side of your browser window to locate the “Header” link, and click on it.
The browser should now display “Editing header.php”. Somewhere in the box below this, locate the line that says
» Blog Archive
Change it to the following:
If you want to have the name of your blog at the end in the title, change it to the following instead:
Note: if you have trouble cutting and pasting the code above, it probably means you are using Internet Explorer 6. Try using a different browser for this purpose, like Firefox or Opera.
Click the “Update File” button when you are through. You should receive the message “File edited successfully”.
If you receive a message “If this file were writable you could edit it”, it means that your web host has configured PHP so that it cannot write to your web directory. Copy and paste the contents of the file to an ASCII text editor as before, save it as “header.php” (including the quotes if you are using Notepad on Windows) and upload it to your themes directory. If you are using the default theme, this should be in the “wp-content/themes/default” folder. Overwrite the existing header.php file.
With these two trivial steps, you have drastically improved the search engine friendliness of your blog. Be sure to read the rest of the How to Create a Search Engine Friendly Website article to get more general tips for your blog.