Post Editing

Lesson 11 of 12
3m read.

In this lesson, we’ll be looking at some important measures to implement, as we conclude our editing phase.

Here are the topics we’ll cover in this lesson:

  • Correct Permalinks
  • Meta Descriptions
  • Mobile Responsiveness

Ensure your post has the correct permalink

Permalinks are also known as permanent links. These are the URL links to your posts and pages.

1. Log in to your WordPress and navigate to your post in the text editor.

2. On the top right corner, you will see the settings button and click on it.

Checking the post permalink
Checking the post permalink

3. That action will display the settings panel. Now scroll down along the setting panel to find “Permalink.”

4. Click the drop-down button to display the permalink attributes.

The image below illustrates what our slug looks like. A slug identifies and explains the actual contents of a page.

Editing a permalink
Editing a permalink

You notice that ours looks a little bit weird. This is because we are working in a WP engine staging environment. But our final permalink will look like this: https://www.mrkwp.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-an-seo-audit.

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Meta Descriptions

Writing a good meta description.

A meta description is a summary of the content of your web page. Search engines use it to display a “snippet” of your page in the search results. For example, this is what Google will show if you search for “MRKWP.”

An example of a meta description for MRKWP on Google.
An example of a meta description of MRKWP on Google.

How to add a post meta tag

1. Open your post in the WordPress editor. Scroll down to find the Yoast panel.

2. Navigate to the “Meta box” above Yoast SEO analysis. You will see an empty field to insert your post’s description.

Meta description box in the Yoast panel
Meta description box in the Yoast panel

3. Ensure that it is optimised for SEO. Also, focus on Yoast’s character limit of the meta tag. If you exceed the allowed number of characters, it will warn you by changing to the color orange. Update to apply the changes.

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Mobile Responsiveness

Ensure your post is Mobile Responsive.

Many people access the internet from their mobile devices. Hence, your posts need to be mobile-responsive. In this topic, we will learn how to check for mobile responsiveness.

1. Go to the WordPress text editor where you drafted your article.

2. On the right-hand side of the toolbar, click “Preview.”

Checking mobile responsiveness
Checking mobile responsiveness

3. A preview box will appear with different options. Click on “Mobile” to change the layout of your article. This action will launch the mobile preview of your article. It is what users reading your article on mobile phones will see.

4. Scroll down How to make a site Mobile Responsivenessyour article to ensure all texts and images fit nicely on the mobile screen. If it doesn’t, you will need to restructure the article again.

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