Creating a new and a unique website is always a good idea, so you have just registered your domain name and hosted it, what next?
To run your website you must consider some important parts you have to include in your blog. This may encourage more traffic to your site than other sites competing against you. Having a well-designed layout for your blog is also an added advantage to you.
For beginner bloggers these are the most valuable parts of your website you must be keen while creating your widgets for better performance, ads placement and much more.
The header gives your site a unique identity, as it runs across the top of the page and appears on every page of your website, the main purpose of your website header is to promote your brand and make your site instantly recognizable to those who are familiar with you.
Since this is the first place visitors land their eyes on it is very useful to describe your blog under blog description so as people can easily understand your site, on top of this you may also place PPC/CPC ads so as to get more revenue from your visitors.
There are two types of side bars, the first side bar is the right side bar and the second is the left side bar, these bars have a very crucial part in designing, space planning and widget placement in you site. You can use both the sidebars to have a three column website or use only the left sidebar to have a two column website.
You can also use the bars to display small banner ads, archives, Google translate widget, most viewed posts, labels and categories.
Gadgets as used by Google and Widgets as used by WordPress.
Examples of gadgets in blogger are:
- Adsense gadget
By adding this gadget to your site it helps you earn revenue by displaying relevant ads on your blog.
- Blog search
Let’s your visitors search your blog
- Page header
Displays your blog’s title and description
Display a list of stand-alone pages on your blog
- Popular posts
Display a list of the most popular posts from your blog
Let’s visitors translate your blog into different languages
Display your blog’s attribution data
Display information about yourself to your visitors
- Blog archive
Make it easy for visitors to navigate your blog with links to older posts
Add third-party functionality or other code to your blog
- Follow by email
Make it easy for visitors to subscribe to email delivery when you publish a post
Examples of widgets in WordPress:
- Tag cloud
A cloud of your most used tags
- Social media icons
A simple widget that displays social media icons
- RSS links (Jetpacks)
Links to your blog’s RSS feeds
Login, RSS and WordPress.org links
- Gravatar profile
Displays a mini version of your Gravatar profile
- EU cookie law banner (Jetpack)
Display a banner for compliance with EU Cookie Law.
- Custom HTML
Arbitrary HTML code
- Contact Info and Map (Jetpack)
Display a map with your location, hours and contact information
- Authors (Jetpack)
Display blogs authors with avatars and recent posts
Displays an audio player
- AT advertisement
Add advertisements with different options
- Akismet widget
- Blog stats (Jetpack)
Show a hit counter for your blog
- Facebook page plugin (Jetpack)
Use the Facebook page plugin to connect visitors to your Facebook page
- Twitter timeline (Jetpack)
Display an official Twitter embedded timeline widget
Note: WordPress widgets that have Jetpack bracketed means they are provided by Jetpack a plugin that can be downloaded in WordPress user dashboard.
This is the most important part of your website as it allows users to interact with you on a regular basis, the contact form consists fields for filling in names, address and may also sometimes be used as a comment box.
This helps your visitors to ask you questions for better working of your website, they may also add posts to your site or request for posts removal.
Example of contact form
Social Media Share Buttons
These buttons help visitors easily share your contents on social media to their close friends, followers and others. By doing this you get more traffic which can increase the revenue of your site. This social media sites include:
- <a href=”https://www.facebook.com”> FACEBOOK </a>
- <a href=”https://twitter.com”>TWITTER </a>
- <a href=”https://www.instagram.com”> INSTAGRAM </a>
- <a href=”https://www.Snapchat.com”> SNAPCHAT </a>
- <a href=”Pinterest.com”> PINTEREST </a>
- <a href=” tumblr.com”> TUMBLR </a>
The subscribe button in your site allows users to easily subscribe to your emailing list so as to get updates once published by you.
A webpage is a document written in HyperText Markup Language (HTML) that is accessible through the internet or other network using an internet browser. A webpage I accessed through entering a URL address and may contain text, graphics and hyperlinks to other webpages and files. This page you are reading is an example of a webpage.
Examples of webpages are:
- Contact Us page
- About Us
- Terms and Usage page
- Privacy page