Best Blog Layout and Structure for WordPress (WordPress Basics 1 of 33)

Best Blog Layout and Structure for WordPress (WordPress Basics 1 of 33)


In this video, I’m going to share with you
a review of a typical blog structure and how it’s normally laid out. Alright, let’s get
started! Alright, so let’s navigate through this one
that I have in front of us. It’s called video workout review and you’re going to have some
things that are very common to most website blogs. First you’re going to have a title
or a logo that’s associated with the name of the website. You might have some social
media icons that are on the top right. And you have these navigational bars. This one
has, there top navigational bar has all their disclaimer pages, terms of use, privacy policy,
etcetera. And then they have a secondary navigational bar, which has their homepage and links to
various pages throughout their website. And then on the left right here, they have the
very top blog post as what they consider this is a “featured blog post”. So that’s like
something that you want to bring to people’s attention as the very first article that they
see. And then you have other blog posts that go from newest to oldest going down. So you
might have some images, a title of what the article is about, a brief excerpt so people
can kind of get an idea what the article is going to be about and usually a ‘click to
read more button” so that they can kinda read more about the article. I’m going to go ahead
and show you what that looks like. So once they click through they can basically read
more about it. As I mentioned, these are going to have older articles that are in sequential
order right here. Then you’re going to have basically a footer menu that might have some
copyright information, maybe some links and you can go from there. Also, things that you might see typically
on a blog is a side bar. So somethings that people add on side bars are for example, they
have some ads, they might have some links to categories of your blog posts, which I’ll
explain a little more later. And then they might have a Facebook like box and some tags.
Those are some of the typical things you’re going to see with a blog layout. Now I’m going
to show you some internal pages, so you can kind of get an idea of what to expect. Here’s an example of a page, and typically
pages could be a full width page or it could also have a side bar as well. You have content,
they can videos, post pictures, links, and also social media icons for people to share,
or a comment box for people to write comments about. Here’s an example of a page that has a side
bar on it. So you can see right here, here’s another page that has social media share buttons
and your side bar and then the content on the left hand side. So you’re probably wondering
why is this laid out the way it is? Well most people read left to right so they want to
put the content on the left hand side and all the buttons are on the side bar because
most people are right handed so most of the buttons that are “clickable” will be on the
right hand side. That’s usually why it’s most common sense to lay it out this way versus
having the side bar on the left hand side because then people will be reading all the
side bar content first and if they want to click something they have to scroll all the
way across the page to the other side. So there’s actually a reason why things are laid
out the way they are. I’m going to go ahead and click on an article
so you can kind of see what a typical blog post looks like. Obviously, like I mentioned,
you’re going to have your title, the date of when it was written, who it was written
by and some social media icons for you to share the article. There’s pictures, links,
and maybe an email subscription box and then areas where people can comment. I just want to give you another quick example
of what another blog could look like with very similar structures. So let’s go through
it. As you can see, this one has a title, it has some social media proof, and then it
has a navigational bar just like the other one. It’s also laid out very similar except
for these pictures are a lot wider and then they have side bar icons or advertisements
so you can get your email subscriptions and they probably have some links top popular
articles. In similar fashion you can read a little bit about the article and click more
to read to get some more information. So as you can see, they have the same thing. They
have the title, the name of who it was written by, how it it’s categorized, some social media
icons, and then pictures about the article. As you scroll down you get to the very bottom,
there’s other links to other articles and also comments. I’m going to show you how to
create a blog in the next couple of videos!

2 thoughts on “Best Blog Layout and Structure for WordPress (WordPress Basics 1 of 33)

  1. Thanks for the video. you promised you are going to elaborate on how to make a such layout, but nothing yet.

  2. WORTHLESS!!! No information as to how a blog should be laid out. He shows the page of a site and tells you all the obvious. WORTHLESS! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. Any idiot can see that there are columns and images. POS.

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