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WordPress Tips : How to Tweak Category Pages

Jun 7, 2008 by     5 Comments    Posted under: SEO Tips, Wordpress

Tips is for WordPress User :

Ok it seems that my topic for the week involves designing a blog , I would like to discuss today tips where you can design your blog, This will involve WordPress Tweaking and making your new blog and design . I will also mix Design Tips with an SEO tips so that those pages will be optimized.

You can check your web design if it is compliant to a well know web design standard by checking some design issues that was shown in w3.org.

Designing Your Category Pages

We know that a Category Page produces a duplicate content within our Website. And we also knew that duplicate content is not healthy in our blog. So by knowing this basic SEO idea we can design our category page in a way that We can show to our visitors our category pages in a manner that it can easily be navigated and at the same time Search Engine Crawler Friendly.

So the best way to do this is to change the way our category page shown to visitors and Search Engine crawlers. I would like to teach on how I made my category pages which only shows the Permalink of the post including the the other category where the post belong. I have leave that dates so that my readers will know when I made the post. Although in the Post Pages I have decided to remove those dates since I believe that most of my page is Time Less. ( ehem )

WordPress Codes

Below are the previous codes of my category php

<h1><a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” rel=”bookmark”><?php the_title(); ?></a></h1>
        <div class=”date”>
            <?php the_time(‘F j, Y’); ?> &middot; Filed Under <?php the_category(‘, ‘) ?> &middot; <?php comments_popup_link(‘Comment’, ‘1 Comment’, ‘% Comments’); ?>&nbsp;<?php edit_post_link(‘(Edit)’, ”, ”); ?>
        </div>

Here is my new codes

<h2><a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” rel=”follow”><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
        <div class=”date”>
            <?php the_time(‘F j, Y’); ?> | <?php the_category(‘, ‘) ?> | <?php edit_post_link(‘(Edit)’, ”, ”); ?>
        </div>

You may copy my new codes if you want to copy my new category Pages Design. I am experimenting on the H Tags that is why I have replaced it with H2 rather that H1. Since I would like to optimized the category page name as H1. If this will not succeed I will replace them again with h1. I have also change rel tag from bookmark to follow . I am just testing it.

Hope you like this tips.

5 Comments + Add Comment

  • I posted some comments before anyway, because lots of your stuff is really informative.Absolutely amazing man!

    • @Shanell,

      Thanks for the visit. BTW at first I thought your site is own by Filipino since, GIZMOKO might mean MY Gizmo at Philippine Language.

      You’ve aslo got a nice a nd neat site.. Keep it up

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