A Basic Blogging Configuration in WordPress

If you’re planning to blog in WordPress you want to get plenty of circulation for each post.

One of way of doing so is to use a 3rd party service such as Hootsuite, though if you have Jetpack installed you can configure it so you can post to six different social media sites at once.

The first step is to connect Jetpack to your blog.


Once you do, you will see this screen. Of the various options here, the most important one is “Publicize.”


As you can see, there are six different options. All have been connected, except for “Path.” What this means is when you make a post and click on the “Publish” button, your post will be sent to the above social media channels automatically.


Further down this page you have social media sharing options, which are: Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Google+, Email, Print, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pocket, and Pinterest. There are also various configuration options so you can choose the type of button you want displayed.


When you set up a post for publishing, you will see the following settings under the “Publish” heading. Clicking on the Edit Details link will allow you to selectively turn off different social media services in case you don’t want your post to be seen there.


Another tool in your arsenal is the Yoast SEO plugin.


Here’s what the interface looks like in WordPress. Your goal is to get a green result in each section prior to publishing. Note that when you make changes you won’t be able to see the results until you save or publish the post. Note that there are three other tabs you can access which will give you information about your post. These are: Page Analysis, Advanced, and Social.yoast-seo

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