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Few WP Blog Questions - If you'd be so kind..

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by RedMango, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. RedMango

    RedMango Power Member

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    Info: WP blog, 1 week old, indexed, few backlinks indexed, All in 1 SEO, Header and Footer, XML sitemap plug ins.

    I have searched on here and read up, but I can't find any decent answers:

    Permalinks
    - What do you guys do with them? Mine are all over the place and look pretty bad. I've checked on my competition and there's are all orderly and easy to read. Can I just change them to what ever I want? Is there any protocol (in SEO terms) that I should stick to?

    XML Site Map Plug-in - I've installed it correctly (and a few other plug-ins that work fine) but I don't get what I need to do next? The page is blank in the admin screen - should I reinstall or has it worked and I don't need to do anything?

    On Page Links - Probably a really easy one, with the links I have on my pages they do not show up blue but are clickable. This is OK for now, but are impossible for the reader to see? How do I change them to blue (or any other colour?)

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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  2. Falrish

    Falrish Regular Member

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    1: I will let someone else answer the permalink list. I personally make it very neat, but someone else may have a different idea.
    2: If you give me access to the System I can look it over. There should be no pages blank, and the install is REALLY straight forward. All you need to do is ensure the links you are submitting to are proper (yahoo id, etc...)
    3: you have to look into the css for your theme and edit that.

    If you need more information shoot me a PM and I can give you a hand.
     
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  3. hunar

    hunar Regular Member

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    1: I can answer on the WP Permalinks Question which is pretty easy You'll find the answers here and exactly what they do at this link http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks Which literally took me 1/2 a second to do a search on google.

    3: the only way you are gonna change the color of your links is by Either changing the theme. Or straight going into Apparance -> Editor -> StyleSheet and read this site for more information on the links http://www.wordpressmax.com/wordpress-guide/wordpress-theme-color-links which again took me 1/2 a second to do a simple search on google.

    Hope this Helps! :)
     
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  4. RedMango

    RedMango Power Member

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    Thanks guys.

    I did find that Permalinks thread, but just wanted to hear what you guys did as well as I find most of Wordpress' instructional pages use too much nerdy language.
     
  5. hunar

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    Okay, Well I personally use the %category% /%postname% and I have used just the %postname% before. I have seen a little more success using the cat and postname together though.
     
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