WordPress Hacks And Tricks

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server, which either is part of an Internet hosting service or is a network host itself; the first case may be on a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case is a computer running the software package WordPress.org.

WordPress’s primary support website is WordPress.org. This support website hosts both WordPress Codex, the online manual for WordPress and a living repository for WordPress information and documentation and WordPress Forums, an active online community of WordPress users. There are some popular hacks and tricks to make WordPress easier and more appealing to use.

Display Categories
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Instead of using your categories in sidebar, users of WordPress can put them up on the navigation bar, dropping down the sub categories in second-level drop down.

Adding Gravatar
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Gravatar is an add-on that enables WordPress users to showcase the author of any article or any other content created. It enables the author to upload a personalised picture and a bio as well, making the article look more official to the eventual reader.

Author Comments
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Another lesser-known trick is to ensure that author’s comments on any particular post of his are highlighted, thus differentiating them from comments made by anyone else who reads and comments on the article. This ensures greater levels of clarity for readers, who are easily made aware of the author’s intention. It also provides exclusivity to the author who is able to put his message across efficiently.

Thumbnails for posts
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WordPress enables the users and creators to create thumb-nails for different posts, which serve as a sort of promotional image for the post. This is an extremely useful tool to use when uploading posts or other articles on social networking websites like Facebook. It generates interest in the reader and makes them want to read the article, if the thumbnail appears interesting.

Mobile version of WordPress blog
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WordPress also allows for a provision to convert the online/PC blog into a more readable mobile blog version. This is extremely helpful for creators and different authors too, as it is an extremely convenient way of reading blogs on the go. The need to continuously log in from a PC or a laptop is done away with and it can be easily done through the phone, thus saving all stakeholders a lot of time as well.

WordPress is prima facie a very complex content management system but small tricks and tips like these can ensure that users get the maximum benefit from it, while achieving their work as well. Technology is constantly evolving and soon there will be a day where WordPress will be 100% user-friendly and convenient to use for those who are not well versed with CMS technology as well.

Picture courtesy – blog.sqlauthority.com, thenextweb.com and wordpress.org


by techtalks @TechTalks May 30, 2016 4:09 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi