WordPress Tips : Is it good to Use Excerpt

Well actually I have been using WordPress for about 6 mos but it is only yesterday I have researched what is a Post Excerpt. This feature is also available at my Windows Live Writer but I don’t care to use it for the simple reason that I don’t know how to use it and what is it’s use.

I just found out that the excerpt is great SEO Tool, since this is what will appear if incase somebody search your blog archives. If you do not use this before in the post editor’s optional excerpt field, the first 55 words of the post’s content are used by WordPress that leads to a duplicate content in the blog not unless you disallow crawler to indexed your archives like what I do by changing the robots.txt

The optional Post excerpt could be found at the lower part of your WordPress Write Dashboard. Juts press the ” + ” sign and add your excerpt in the box. And if you are using Windows Live Writer it can be seen by pressing ” F2 ” .

So to avoid duplicate content for archives I would suggest to use these excerpt feature of WordPress. You can write a 2 sentence telling the brief description of your post. So after about 386 post in the archives it is only now that I will implement this in my future blog post.

WordPress Excerpt should be eye catching that will give your reader an idea of what you are talking about. So are you using Post excerpt before ? any additional Tips ?

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10 Responses to “WordPress Tips : Is it good to Use Excerpt”

  1. Madhur Kapoor on February 26th, 2008 2:09 pm

    Even i didnt have any idea about this. Thanks for informing me . I will surely use it now.


  2. Dexter on February 26th, 2008 6:35 pm

    @ Madhur, It is good that you appreciate it.. Well actually it is only when i made this post that i realize its importance for SEO.


  3. jayl on August 12th, 2008 8:29 am

    hey. thanks! this is very informative. i added you on my netvibes. keep it up! :) regards. jayl jayls last blog post..A SEO Novice


    Dexter Panganiban Reply:

    Thanks for adding.. Much appreciated


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  5. Sonny V. on October 23rd, 2008 8:43 pm

    Hello kabayan. This is a very nice article on wordpress. I am still new to wordpress but hopefully soon i’ll find out what’s the difference what’s good and bad using wordpress, joomla or drupal. Thanks again. Ingat!


    Dexter Panganiban Reply:

    I cannot say about joomla and drupal because I have not yet tried it, I have tried blogspot and WordPress only.. And I can say that WordPress rocks :)


    Sonny V. Reply:

    What can you tell me about wordpress such as tutorials, problems you previously run into?…I will be trying it out this weekend and hopefully i’ll get far up to getting my website up and running…


    Dexter | Tech At Hand Dot Net Reply:

    You can see some of my post at my WordPress Category. http://www.techathand.net/category/wordpress If you have further question don’t hesitate to ask.. I will be willing to help you. Well when it comes to problem not that much except the hack problem..

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