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Does wordpress work with Serif web plus x 6 ?? (7 posts)

  1. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi I am a newbie to wordpress and am about to use hostgator with wordpress.org and the control panel it offers for WP. I notice on wordpress.com there is a lot of basic boxes for meta tag , title tag etc etc. I have just bought serif webplus 6 but am now concerned it will not work well in conjunction with wordpress ? Serif Webplus does allow you to put title and meta tags but may not be the same as the wordpress process. As a result I worry about short term SEO problems for my business and if I should have just used wordpress with plug in Graphics editor (if it exists )as aposed to serifs offering ? I am totally new to website making as I have not done it before in anyway. However.....In the last few months I have been researching before launching anything on the web so I do know a lot more than I once did. But what I am writing now may not make sense to you. Can you bare with me on this. Perhaps if we address one thing at a time or what ever is best. I no doubt need to give you more answers before you can answer my questions first. I should be able to answer most things you ask from a limited perspective though over the last three months of reading alot in books and the web. I have a 30 day money back guarantee with serif and bought all four 'other' web related tools which may overcome some of the word press compatibility issues.

    Many thanks - any on topic ideas would be great or links on the topic greatfully received. Cheers.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You will not be able to use Serif Webplus effectively with WordPress. I'd suggest that you just use the WP interface and look at installing an SEO plugin.

  3. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi thanks very much. Can I ask why this is ? Are you talking about shaping the blog outer template and it being difficult to slot the blog into the square frame serif provide. Serif webplus allows the blog to be slotted into the editors frame and then published. Whether this affects SEO once put inside the frame I don't know ? Will it for example index slower in google if wordpress content is put inside something like a frame.

    I do hear the point on just using wordpress of course but am new so need a bit of evidence as to why it is not a good idea for me to follow.

    I ideally want a drag and drop system for photo and graphics with wide functionality like serif for affiliate marketing etc. This is why I ask as it would give me maximum flexibility with my templates. Tagging is then and issue for the search engines as my next quick question.

    I bet you have lots of helpful ideas and information.

    Many thanks.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Products like Serif are designed to produce complete web pages. WordPress uses a templating system so you only add the main content to each Post or Page. The output from Serif couldn't be posted into WordPress unless you were au fait with HTML and knew exactly which part of the source markup to use.

    Also, as WordPress uses a templating system, you cannot add meta tags to Pages or Posts using Serif. The <head></head> section of your site's pages are controlled by the current theme - not by the content that you add to each of them. So unless you can use PHP and develop a custom solution, you will need to use an SEO plugin for this.

  5. Alpine1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry yes I should have thought of some of that. Having read what you said is it true to say serif uses its own fill in boxes for meta tags etc to be entered like wordpress or would I have to put it myself in the HTML code ? Or worse still serif would not let you code it in at all or easily. There I assume must be some merit in serif in regards to SEO. The serif webplus I think offers title and meta tag only (is that all thats needed - eg H1, H2 , H3 may not then be incorporated by there software for other ease of use. They do have an SEO checker in version 6 or at least something SEO based however. I wanted to get your perspective before going to the Serif forums as they may be biased. If you would like I can get there answers and post them here afterwards for all the latest on serif discussions. I found a link on your forum search about webplus serif 4 but not a post on webplus serif version 6 from wordpress user perspectives. Many thanks for helping I know these subjects could get boring but I really appreciate the input for new business 'to be' like myself - it is of huge help !
    So any joining in by folk would be like Gold dust , Very helpful ! Thanks for the info so far too!

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    is it true to say serif uses its own fill in boxes for meta tags etc

    I don't know the specifics of Serif Webplus 6 but since all meta tags have to be added to the <head</head> sections of pages, then any functionality that it offers in this respect will be useless for WordPress. For the same functionality in WordPress, you need to install an SEO plugin. This is the only non-coded solution.

  7. freshnewseo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    you can use frames to put the wordpress site onto your site from within serif this works quite well like having a site within a site it works ok but is not particularly good on a seo standpoit [Self-promotion garbage moderated]

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