Digital magazine in WordPress
Differentiating yourself from your competition in the digital age is not easy – here’s how to create a blog or digital magazine in WordPress!
Creating a WordPress blog or digital magazine is easy, and has a lot to do with the quality and creativity of the content, but standing out will be your challenge in the coming months. What do you think if we offer you some advice, a decalogue of them.
There are millions of blogs on the web, so it can be considered a very crowded market. But in reality there are few that are really worth following. Having the opportunity to be noticed, requires work and effort. It goes from having quality in your informative offer, to constantly updating your site, so that people keep visiting it recurrently.
You must be attractive, creative and intelligent inside your blog or digital magazine in WordPress, and you must always speak the truth to your readers, communicate with them, listen to them and respond to them. You have to communicate to them why you are different from the rest on the Internet, what you are offering, and why they should take the time to browse your content.
Here are the recommendations and tips for creating a blog or digital magazine in WordPress:
Choose your ideal blog platform. WordPress is one of the best, for its tools and intuitive way of using. There are thousands of tutorials that will help you manage their tools as if you were a professional in a few hours of practice.
Get a domain name quickly. It is worth noting that most of those who offer storage spaces for blogs, offer this service. It will be easy to get one, the one that suits you best. Don’t forget to have a memorable and, above all, easy-to-spell name.
Decide and organize the content plan that you will put as information in your blog, update it continuously, or users will see it as one more abandoned in the digital era.
Make a weekly or bi-weekly plan of the topics to be published so that you always have a starting point to which you can return if the ideas seem to have run out.
Always keep your blog design simple, but attractive. Even though you want it to be eye-catching and stand out from the rest, be careful not to make it heavy and without a good experience in its navigability. Keep no more than three colors and three fonts. And be good at headings, subheadings and the first paragraph to make the information attractive.
Never forget to use colors that are contrasting, but keep the scheme simple in your choice. If you use contrasting colors, they can work well in the right design. It is a good rule of thumb that your blog has a primary color, a shade of gray, and a color for your call to action.
Don’t forget the blank spaces either, to give the design some breathing space and keep it professional. Look for where to leave these spaces where it is worthwhile, because sometimes that helps to highlight valuable information.
Keep a design with a goal. If you’re looking to maintain conversions on your blog, whether they’re sales, subscriptions or inquiries, everything else takes a back seat. Find out what your blog is about, who your target is and what can make it unique.
Be conventional. Don’t forget the important features of a blog when you start “getting creative” on design issues. No matter what your site looks like, make sure you keep the sidebars, good headers, who writes the text and links to take to other places on your page. This makes your blog easy to navigate.
Experiment. Even though we told you a moment ago to stick to the conventions for the most part, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t break the rules from time to time. Try new elements and experiment with colors, fonts and placement. Of course, the same goes for the content, although it should be clear and exact about what users are looking for.
Don’t forget about responsive web design. Nowadays many users consult blogs and digital magazines on their mobile devices, and not having a good experience when surfing, will make them forget you. A web design professional will help you with this.
Finally we would like to recommend you to promote your blog or digital magazine through different spaces, such as social networks or even traditional media.
It doesn’t make sense to work so hard if you don’t know how to promote it. Create Facebook and Twitter pages for your blog, or use existing accounts to shout in these spaces that you are different from the others.
Most modern blog platforms provide integration for social media and other services, from Twitter and Instagram to Tumblr and Mastodone, so you can spread your message quickly and effectively.