Blog Posts are one of the most essential marketing tools for gaining online visibility. They can be used as the lethal marketing channel (like social media network) to promote your business, provide news updates, deals and discounts, personal experiences and many more. By doing so, you can attract lots of traffics on your website and can engage them to your great site’s contents to boost its sales. Moreover, the blogs posts can also improve the overall SEO of the website by getting ranked on the search engine like Google which can be resulted on relevant keywords.
If you are a WordPress user then, you should be glad about the presence of a large number of blog specialized WordPress templates available on the internet. They come with inbuilt options to add an attractive blog section on your WordPress website. However, if the WordPress template you are using on your website does not have an inbuilt blog section or contains a very limited feature for blog posts then, you can enhance its functionality using the WordPress blog manager plugins available. These plugins come with beautiful blog designs and advanced features to create an appealing blog page/section in no time.
Here, in this article, we will use one of the most downloaded WordPress blog manager plugin – WP Blog Manager to show you how to design a beautiful blog page on your WordPress website.
So, let’s get started and design and add a beautiful blog section on WordPress website:
Brief Introduction: WP Blog Manager Lite
WP Blog Manager Lite is a free WordPress plugin to create and manage the blog section of your website. It comes with 7 pre-designed templates to show your blog post section in an attractive way. Moreover, the plugin also lets you create different categories of posts for easy sorting.
Some of the Best Features of WP Blog Manager Lite
- Create Unlimited Number of Blog Sections
- Add Unlimited Number of Blog Designs in Single Page/Post
- Show Blog Posts from All Possible Taxonomies or Categories
- Sort Retrieved Posts from Order and Order by Parameter
- 7 Different Templates to Display Blog Sections
- Enable/Disable Social Share Link of Blog Posts
- Enable/Disable the Meta Data of Posts
- Manage Number of Post to Display on Frontend
Installation and Activation
You can download WP Blog Manager Lite for free from WordPress.org repository. Then, install it on your WordPress website. If you have any difficulties regarding the installation of the plugin then, you can take the help from its documentation or check out the article: How to Install New Plugin to the WordPress Site?
After you have successfully installed the plugin on your website, you will see “WP Blog Manager” appear on your left menu dashboard. Click on it to continue.
You will land to the “All WP Blog Manager” page of the plugin. It contains all the blog designs that you have created on your WordPress website to date. To add a new blog design, click on “Add New” button.
You will land to the Add New page. It contains 4 different settings sections to configure your blog posts. They are:
Here, you can choose the post type, categories and taxonomy for your blog posts. After that, you set the order and post status of the blogs.
Here, you can select the layouts for the blog posts. Each of the layouts consists of separate configuration options. So, choose any of the 3 available blog layouts, choose any of its pre available templates and configure all the available options.
Here, you can set the number of posts you want to display on the blog post lists and select the content amount to be displayed. Also, you can enable/disable the post category, post tag, post author, post comment count, post date, read more link for your blogs in the post list. Also, select the image size for the images of the blog lists.
From here, you can enable the social sharing of your blog posts. The plugin supports the social share on all major social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Linkedin, Email, and Pinterest. So, enable/disable any of the social media channels as per your preference in which you want your blog posts to be shared.
After you have completed the configuration, click on publish button to make your blog post list live. You can also view the preview the blog post by clicking on “Preview” button from the “Publish” section.
Then go to “WP Blog Manager Usage” to copy the generated shortcode and paste it on any page, posts or custom posts types to display your blog lists.
You can also upgrade this plugin into its premium version – WP Blog Manager for additional features.
In this way, you can easily design and manage your blog posts on your WordPress website. Blog posts are very essential for attracting traffics and boosting the engagement and conversion rate of your website. However, after they enter your site and see unmanaged posts then, they may walk away from your website. So, if you want to manage your WordPress blog then you can use the mentioned plugin and follow this step by step guide.
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