How to connect to social media with WordPress

Sharing to social media is easily configurable with WordPress Premium Plan with its advanced social media option. There are 2 key options, automatic sharing of post to social media and manual sharing buttons of social media.

Automatic sharing to social media
  1. Go to Configure > Sharing > Connections.
  2. Select one of the 4 social media to publish automatically i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr or Twitter.
  3. Login to your social media to connect to your account to WordPress.
  4. Once connected, your blog post can be automatically publish to your social media account as well.
  5. Post can only publish once.
  6. If you publish incorrectly, you will need to unpublish in WordPress and delete the erroneous post at social media. The same post will not be publish again. You will have to manually share it to social media with social media buttons
Sharing buttons of social media
  1. This is the classic sharing buttons of social media.
  2. There is many social media buttons that you can configure to enable at the end of your blog post.
  3. This allows users to easily share your blog to any social media.

Build your WordPress for SEO

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is a buzz word and trend in the past. It is still very relevant now and the approach to SEO is now ubiquitous. Here are some simple tweaks and know-how basics SEO for WordPress.

  1. WordPress and major content providers are SEO friendly. You do not really need setup anything to “enable” SEO.
  2. SEO is now language independent and Search Engine can link the same context to different spelling like Optimization vs Optimisation.
  3. Do try not to slang too much in your language, Search Engine is not really there hor (slang)!
  4. Choose device independent themes that are user friendly and mobile friendly. Usually, these themes are SEO friendly to allow Search Crawlers, Bots or Spiders in.
  5. If privacy is your concern, it it best to set entire site to private or else Search Engine can easily “crawl” any page.
  6. Write for interest or be relevant. SEO is just a technique to drive organic traffic. It is not intended to make users return to your website.
  7. Modern Search Engine can now detect fraudulent links, contents, fake keywords and even scams sites. If you are using SEO for monetary purpose, this may not be a good move.
  8. For advanced users who wants the good old webmaster SEO control, you can still get your WordPress sites verified easily with Google Search Console or Bing, Pinterest and Yandex.
  9. If all these tips are too overwhelming, you may look out for some step by step book like SEO 2020 Learn Search Engine Optimization With Smart Internet Marketing Strategies: Learn SEO with smart internet marketing strategies.

SEO is no longer a technical domain that only a few can master. The growth of SEO shows the value that a domain can evolve to be user friendly and ubiquitous. I will expect machine learning domain to be in similar direction to let us focus on the essentials more than figuring out how to implement it.

Pilot 👨‍✈️ Testing with WordPress

WordPress can be a quick pilot platform to try out various tools and technologies before embarking on a startup business or to fund your hobbies. Below is a simple list of what pilot testing you can do in your WordPress website.

  1. Content creation
  2. Self branding with personal Domain name.
  3. Setup Google Analytics to analyse web traffic
  4. Build your website for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
  5. Using WordAds to monetize your website.
  6. Setting up Amazon Affiliate Program
  7. Creation of personal website with WordPress Premium Plan
  8. Connecting your website to social media.
  9. Install plugins (Only with business plan and above).

How to monetize on your WordPress website with WordPress Premium Plan WordAds

WordPress: Tools > Earn
  1. A plus point of WordPress Premium plan is the easy setup of WordAds from WordPress menu to monetize your website and blog content.
  2. Do take note that menu Earn cannot be view from mobile application of WordPress.
  3. In WordPress web version, Go to Tools > Earn.
  4. There are a few earning options. One of the easy ones is WordAds.
  5. You can enable WordAds at “View Ads Dashboard”.
  6. Fill in the mandatory settings and the ads are automatically shown in your web version.
  7. For other Ads options like Google AdSense, you do need to upgrade to WordPress Business and eCommerce Plans.

Creating a personal brand with WordPress and your personal domain name

  1. Select a top level (TLD) domain in the domain name registar (.com, .sg, .org). Different TLD comes with different cost and conditions.
  2. Start domain name search. e.g.
  3. Buy a domain name with either WordPress or Domain Name Registrar e.g. GoDaddy
  4. WordPress must be upgraded to Personal or Premium Plan to use personal domain name.
  5. You can skip step 3 as WordPress provide a free custom domain for a year with the paid plan.
    • I prefer buying direct from Domain Name Registrar as there are discounted rates.
  6. Create your WordPress site and link WordPress to your domain name,
    • Select Manage > Domains > Use My Own Domain
  7. Go to your domain provider site and point your name servers to:
    • ns1.wordpress.com
    • ns2.wordpress.com
    • ns3.wordpress.com
  8. For GoDaddy Site, go to My Domains > Domain Settings > Manage DNS > Change custom namservers.
  9. Wait for 1hr to 24 hours for your domain name to be propagated across the world.
  10. Test your domain > dannykwokcy.com. It will link to your WordPress if the nameservers are updated correctly.
Total Cost
Cost TypeMonthly (USD)
Domain Registration (5 years)$0.9
WordPress Premium Plan$11
Total$11.90
Monthly Cost of Personal Site with WordPress