5 WordPress Automation Hacks

5 Automation Hacks

Your time online is valuable so why waste it doing frustrating tasks that you can set up once and not have to think about again.

 

In this article I’ll share my top 5 ways to save your time with your blogging.

 

WP Timesaver #1: 

Add social sharing buttons to your blog.

This might sound basic, but you’d be amazed at the number of people who forget this crazy basic step.

There are multiple plugins that do it – and just taking those few minutes to find a great social sharing plugin and add it, gets your blog ready for a bunch of automated traffic. #worthit

Social Media Icons

 

WP Timesaver #2: 

Use WordPress shortcuts.

When you are in your editor, creating posts, you can use the shortcuts you normally would with programs like Microsoft Word etc.

My favourite is:

  • Also, you can enable shortcuts to manage comments here: Users » Your Profile and check Keyboard Shortcuts check box. (make sure you save) then you can use the following on the comments screen:
  • Alt + Shift + f = Fullscreen distraction free writing
  • J = Next comment (moves the current selection down)
  • K = Previous comment (moves the current selection up)
  • A = Approve comment
  • U = Unapprove comment
  • D = Delete comment
  • R = Reply comment
  • Q = Quick edit a comment
  • Z = Restore Comment from Trash or Undo if you Delete a comment

 

Money is in the list

 

WP Timesaver #3: 

Build a mailing list!

Sorry if you have heard me (or other marketers) tell you this – but, hey – chances are… a bunch of them were telling you via an email subscriber list… haha.

It works and setting up autoresponders is one of the best way to do it, so you can just focus on building your blog and getting traffic to it – and having follow ups automated.

Followups can either be engagement ones, getting them back to the blog, or even automated your income with some affiliate promotions.

 

Codes

 

WP Timesaver #4: 

Keep your blog running smoothly by automating permanent removal of posts and pages from the trash folder (bet you didn’t even know there was one yeah?)

This is a tiny bit techie, so don’t do it if you aren’t confident with code.

Go to your wp-config.php file and add this to clean out your trash every 10 days

 

define(‘EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS’, 10 );

There – nice and tidy!

 

WP Timesaver #5: 

Use affiliate programs, or plugins that automatically update to display the current best selling offers.

This way, you can set it up once and not have to worry about your blog’s promotions looking dated in 6 months from now, when you are focused on other aspects of your online business.

Commission Sumo does this with Amazon products and automatically adds these neat highlighted keyword or phrases to your blog’s content, displaying the best offers from one of the most trusted online stores.

You just select the words you want to highlight, so if you have a puppy blog and you have content about different dog toys, puppy training tips or more – Commission Sumo will add fresh, top selling Amazon products (with your Affiliate links) – so your blog will automatically make you more cash.

 

Learn more about Commission Sumo Here


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