Here is a selection of video tutorials from WordPress.tv for more advanced but common tasks you might encounter in managing your WordPress site.
1. How to add new categories or edit/delete existing ones
As your site grows, you may find you need more categories to organize your content and make sure important posts remain accessible for longer. You can also go back and edit existing categories, though you might want to avoid changing the “slug” on any older categories to ensure that your URLs don’t get altered.
Often, if you Rewteet someone’s tweets a few times, they will notice, and eventually reciprocate. Try Retweeting a few people whose accounts have more followers than yours. If they Retweet you in return you’ll gain followers from the extra exposure. More followers = greater chance of being Retweeted.
–Include Links in your tweets
Science has proven that including links leads to Retweets. Observe this inforgraphic prepared by social media scientist Dan Zarella.
When your timeline is cluttered with hundreds of tweets a minute, how do you cut through the noise to identify your target audience and maintain meaningful interaction, which is the cornerstone of any effective twitter campaign, even as that audience becomes much too large to micro-manage?
Managing all your Twitter friends can be a real chore, if you let it get out of hand.
One great way of keeping track of things on Twitter is by organizing your friends by category and placing them into lists. Perhaps it’s best to think of a list as a ‘grouping’ or ‘group.’
The great thing about lists is that you don’t have to follow someone to put them in a list. This means you can keep track of all the people too prolific, or too specific, for your home feed.
To create a twitter list just open the drop-box on the right sidebar, and click “create new list.” Give the lists a name and select if the list will be public or private.
Is it Time to Optimize?
At first it was so easy, you were a veritable “Master of the Twitterverse”, but now your Twitter stream is cluttered with an endless barrage of seemingly unnecessary and useless junk. Are you following more people than you can easily handle?
Fear not, there are a few simple things you can do right away to cut down on the clutter, streamlining your Twitter experience so you can get more out of it.
First of all, maybe it’s time to unfollow some accounts that aren’t following you back. You can accomplish this task quite easily by checking out justunfollow.com
Don’t waste twitter space pasting whole links into your messages — econ.omize!
You can say a lot with only 140 characters, but you don’t want to be wasting valuable space on links, so what can you do?
Luckily, shortening URLs using bit.ly is the easiest thing in the world to do. And as an added bonus, it keeps track of how many people actually clicked your link, as well as other more advanced features.
It should also be mentioned that URL shorteners make your tweets look uniform & elegant.
This quick tutorial should help get you started:
If you want people to RT your posts, RT theirs!
Retweeting is probably the most effective, least selfish way of getting noticed on twitter. Indeed, there are many successful accounts that exclusively rely on RTing for their popularity.
What it means to RT
First of all, it gets you noticed by the person who initially shared the information. Everyone wants to know their tweets are being noticed, and RTing a message is the simplest way of communicating that among all the twitter-litter a message has been seen, and deemed worthy enough to be amplified.