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SEO and WordPress, WordPress Theme Modifications

The free Responsive theme by CyberChimps is one of the most popular WordPress themes in the repository. The Responsive theme is great but we realize that often students have different needs and wants. Here we offer instructions to customize the Responsive theme for your own needs.

A better breadcrumb trail with Yoast

What is a breadcrumb & why should I use it? A breadcrumb trail is a website navigation tool that allows a user to see where the current page is in relation to the Web site’s hierarchy. You’ll see an example above the title of this post (*hint*) look for You are here.  Providing navigational aids to site users, helps them move through your site, increasing their engagement with your content and may improve your Google ranking. How do I customize

Display category descriptions & add SEO value

The category description is a feature available in WordPress. WordPress acknowledges that the category description “… is not prominent by default; however, some themes may show it.” This is a missed opportunity. When a theme doesn’t show the category description, I believe that this is a missed opportunity. Category descriptions add value to a blog. Here’s the value added: Category descriptions are a great way to summarize for your site users what your category is about. Writing

How to add dropdown menu arrows

Dropdown menu arrows let a user knows there is more content available. They can provide an important visual queue so site users understand how to best navigate through a website. A former student asked how to add these indicators to her Responsive Child theme.  Here is the code that can be added to a child theme. Before you make any code edits backup! Use at your own risk. Step 1: Create a functions.php file with this code

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