I love great design. Whether it’s cool packaging or an oh-so- fancy shrub shaped like a dolphin.
Pretty things are nice to look at :) As awesome as my topiary obsession is it’s not near as much fun for you as rocking out your WordPress blog design.
A beautiful design can take your site from boring to amazing in a few short days and that’s pretty powerful stuff.
It just feels better when everything has a place and it’s all nicely organized so your visitors are treated to the best possible experience.
I know, I’ve heard it before:
But Rita, looks shouldn’t matter!
That’s true, but (and it’s a big BUT) they totally do. You know when you go to a blog if it’s a hot mess you don’t view the blogger as a pro, whether it’s true or not.
Looking sloppy equals not caring and I don’t want your site looking sloppy because I know you care!
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I’ve collected some of my favorite WordPress blog design posts so you can catch up on anything you may have missed and implement changes right away to start seeing a site that looks great and works the way you need it too.
Are Your Links Secretly Broken?
Visitors and search engines don’t like sites filled with broken links. It’s bad for the user experience to click something and have it go to internet oblivion. If you’ve been blogging for any length of time, have switched platforms (i.e. Blogger or WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress) then you likely have broken links.
Check out this easy fix to get those problems fixed today before they become a bigger problem.
Customized Navigation Menus in WordPress
Do you have a WordPress blog design but can’t figure out how to get the pages you add to show up in your navigation bar? Do you have pages that you would like to hide from the navigation or want to add a page that shows all the posts from one particular category? Custom WordPress Menus are the way to do all this and more.
Read along to see how easy it is to customize the navigation and improve your readers access to your content.
WordPress Blog Design: What’s Your Sidebar Personality?
Sidebar functionality and all the crazy widgets are one of the big pluses to WordPress. It’s also why you may want to switch to this platform from something more restrictive like Blogger. But there has to be a method to the madness and designing your sidebar to actually meet your blogging goals is not as hard as you think.
Make Twitter Updates and YouTube Videos Appear in Posts with Just a Link
Something you may struggle with on your site is getting people involved and engaged in your posts. It’s tough. One of the great ways you can do this is through the use of Twitter status updates and YouTube Videos. Both techniques bring an extra personal touch to your blog design and with WordPress’ easy to use embedding system, you’ll have them working with a simple pasted link. Find out how:
But Wait, There’s More
Need more ideas to help get your WordPress blog design off the ground? Check out these posts too:
- Ad Inspired Color Palettes
- A Quick Photo Boost to Wow Your Readers
- A Great Looking Site Instantly: Free Downloadable Blog Headers
- How to Use Graphics Effectively on Your Blog
- Our Favorite Tool for Choosing a Dynamite a Blog Color Palette