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Nov
09

Oh, there is more! Another Reason I Love WordPress

By Char

I have been impressed by the power of WordPress since the day I made the switch from Blogger. The range of WordPress templates available is limited only by your imagination and coding comfort level. The variety of features, goodies, and add-ons available is mind boggling. And it is so easy to use that we are even seeing full web sites being developed using a WordPress base.

And why didn’t I use the Split Post tag sooner? It has been staring me in the face all this time.

Using the split post tag has so many advantages, yet I was hesitant to give it a try! What was I thinking? A few advantages I can think of include:

  • You can fit more posts on your main page, allowing visitors to view a range of headlines all at once.
  • From the tracking standpoint, I think it will make it easier to determine the most read posts.
  • Allows additional Adsense placement (not that blog readers ever click on ads).

I have heard that it has disadvantages, too, and that it doesn’t always play nicely with feed readers, but I am going to test it out and see what I think.  What do you think? Is it a good thing or no?

Categories : Blogging, WordPress

4 Comments

1

Actually I have tried the split post thing on my previous blog, and I didn’t like it.. or at least, I don’t like blogs that do it. We visit a blog’s main page and expect to read a post. Sometimes you want to read two posts. Having this tag means having to click and click.. which I don’t like.

I think it all depends on how easy you want your readers to read your blog. Its like offering partial feeds… The advice I get from my mentors is to build a “friendly” blog first, build the traffic, then think about income. Afterall, in the building stage, the ad income would be just pennies. :)

When I doubt, I always model after the best blogs out there, like ProBlogger, or Micropersuasion. I think that is the best strategy.

2

Thanks for giving me the other side of the story! I think it is definitely a tool that has it’s positives and its negatives and it boils down to personal preference. I certainly see both sides and it is nice to know the tool is available and easy to use if I choose to use it.

3

I would agree to you that WordPress is much nicer than Blogger. I’m now about to jump from the ‘Blogger’s boat’ to WordPress.

4

I’ve been using WordPress ever since the software first came out and I’ve never considered using anything else. If I have any questions support is just around the corner, and there are some many coders contributing useful plugins for just about everything you can think of.

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