When conversation with people around comes to the discussion about my blog, (the blog that you’re currently reading) I found out that many didn’t understand the basis of it. The basis of WordPress. So I made my mind up to write on this.
WordPress.org and WordPress CMS
When one mentions wordpress, most of the times, it so happens that we mistake it as an easy available blogging platform made for everyone where everyone can share their opinions and so on. Specifically speaking, this refers to WordPress.org. It’s true that this allows anyone to blog online for free.
But this is not what I use. I purchased a domain site from Godaddy Inc. An American internet registrar and web hosting company. Through this, I use WordPress CMS (Content Management System). As the name itself suggests, this is used to edit, add and manage all content, appearance, types of comments that are received.
What makes it different is the provision of a wider range of options. Also, more power is held in hand. When using WordPress.org, the site can be easily identified as a “WordPress” site. But it takes some time to get to know about it through WordPress CMS.
Logging into WordPress.org is pretty easy through Google search. But it takes sometime to log in to WordPress CMS, but with Google Chrome, it can be made easy.
The real reason why I made this blog through WordPress CMS, is that free blogging platforms like WordPress.org and Wix CANNOT be used as a reference for signing up to write articles on the majority of other websites.
Here is how it works. You sign up as a writer on one of the websites. Now contractors obviously need to see samples of your works in order to hire you. So for the samples, you provide a link to your website. Here’s the catch. Free blogging platforms cannot be used for business use. You’re supposed to entirely own your site.
Thus, using WordPress CMS allowed me to write on Travelista Club. An article on Batam Riau.
Google Analytics Board
I assume a handful of people have heard about this by now. Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress well-known as GADWP is one of the most convenient ways to get to know about the users entering into a WordPress site. This is provided as a plugin. It gets updated every 24 hours.
It gives accessibility to the site owner to watch how many people come into their site, location of the user, amount of time spent by the user on a particular page and even the operating system and device’s company name that the user is operating with.
This can benefit the developer by letting him or her analyse and work towards making a more efficient site. A more productive site.
Many consistent WordPress users would know about the Gutenberg and about it’s “revolutionary” impact on the way people edit and manage content. I’ve used the Gutenberg plugin for one of my post. It does seem very handy and is pretty cool. I admit that it did give a cozy touch and would turn very user-friendly if I had continued using it.
But probably because I have been accustomed to use the usual themed editor and found inserting links a little tough, I stopped using it.
A WordPress meetup was held in Bengaluru, India on the topic of ‘Introducing Gutenberg’. If I’d shown up my presence, I guess I could have benefitted from it. Disappointing as it seems, the reviews on it weren’t so intimidating as I expected.
But hey who knows if someone else finds it completely reliable. This is just my view on it. So I’ll be trying to use it again for my upcoming posts and learn more about it.
On a personal side…
I’ve been observing that about 50% of the users I’ve been getting for the last few weeks are all returning users whom I assume were looking out for a new post or something of that sort. I usually update once in a week, but I’ve been very busy lately, with respect to my “education”. So I’m trying to make time for this, and this seems to be all I can do for now.