Blog too big to manage? Does WordPress have plugins to help?
I have almost a thousand posts on this blog and I would dearly love to tidy them up; but this is a horribly big job. Posts for one year alone come to about 500 printed pages and there is almost a decade of writing on here.
My search for eBook plugins for Word press begins
MPL plugin for WordPress
I have just now downloaded and activate my first eBook plugin: MPL.
Over the coming days I will test it and then try others too.
What I hope to do to tidy my blog
Goal 1: Dead posts
When I spot a post that I really do not want to keep, I would like to delete it.
The post might be important to other people though. Before I delete it, I will check on the Google statistics on Google Analytics, the analytics through Jetpack, and if it is an old post, the statistics on the original wordpress.com blog that I had and that redirects here.
How do I know if someone links to it? And does it matter, if the link delivers no traffic? It would be good to find out though.
My statistics will include
- The number of posts considered for deleting
- The number retained anyway
- Why I retained them
Goal 2: Interesting posts that might maintain a sense of my interests changing over the years
A post may be pretty much dead but it might be a market of my interests over the year. Nostalgic perhaps, but I would like to complete those.
Maybe, I should simply make one of my eBooks – The first decade.
Indeed, this is the value of writing. I will do this first to give myself an overview of the blog.
Can I download a list of all 1000 posts, with their dates, tags and comments and look for a pattern?
Can I find out their current traffic too?
Task 1: Get overall statistics for my blog
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- Download resources from WordPress with a download manager
- Step 4: Consolidating my online strategy – prepping my WordPress shell to import my blog content
- Step 3: Consolidating my online strategy – make a WordPress shell on Dreamhost
- Step 5: Consolidating my online strategy – moving my content from WordPress.com to self-hosted Dreamhost