1.Use a custom Home page

WordPress shows your recent post on the homepage of your website. In order to change that and use any page as your site’s homepage.

Firstly, you need to built a new WordPress Page and you have to name that page followed by that you need to create another page and it will be called as blog as you will use it to show your post.

You need to go to Settings » Reading page in your WordPress admin and under ‘Front page displays’ option and switch to ‘A static page’. After that you will be able to select the pages you just created as your home and blog pages.

You can also create a custom homepage template to use for your home page. Simply create a new file on your computer using a plain text editor and add this code at the top of it. Save this file as custom-homepage.php on your desktop.

Next, you need to connect to your website using an FTP client and go to /wp-content/themes/your-current-theme/ folder.  Now upload the file you created earlier to your theme folder.

Return back to the WordPress admin area and edit your home page. You will be able to select your custom homepage template under the page attributes metabox.

Now this page will be completely empty and it will not show anything at all. You can use custom HTML/CSS and WordPress template tags to build your own page layout. You can also use a page builder plugin to easily create one using drag and drop tools.

 

2. Easy usage of HTML and the Text Widget

The Text Widget is very user friendly that comes along WordPress. You can easily build a widget of text in a sidebar or footer area and if you tick that box, it will break the paragraphs for you.

If you want to make your page attractive then there is a good news, that is the text widget works with HTML. But unfortunately, not all of us know HTML. So here is the process.

Open a new post or page. You don’t have to save or publish it. Now go in and format the text, add an image, add links, all that good stuff. Remember, as you are doing this, it’s going to fit in a widget area, for instance, a sidebar, and will only be so wide. If you are adding images, keep that in mind. What you end up with might be something like this.

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3.You need to establish Google Analytics

Google Analytics is one of the compulsory tool in Word press site. It permits to see the location of your users and their activities on your site.

But how to install Google Analytics ?

The most easiest way by which you can install Google Analytics is with the help of MonsterInsights plugin. You can also establish Google Analytics code in your theme files, but this code will disappear when you update and switch your theme.

 

4. WordPress Admin Directory is password protected.

WordPress Admin directory is that section where all kinds of administrative task is performed and it is already password protected as the users required to enter their password before they access the admin area.

 

5. Display of images in rows and columns

When you add multiple of images to a WordPress post, they would appear right next to each other or on the top of each other. The solution is by displaying thumbnail images in grid layout and provides a compact look to your website and improves the user experience.

 

6. Permits users to Subscribe to comments

Usually when users leave a comment on your website, they will have to manually visit the same article again to see if you or other users replied to comments.

Wouldn’t it be better if users were able to get email notifications about new comments on your posts? Here is how to add this feature to your website.

Simply install and activate the Subscribe to Comments Reloaded plugin. Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » Subscribe to Comments to configure the plugin settings.

 

7. Login attempts is limited

A WordPress user can make unlimited number attempts to login to a WordPress site. This permits any one to guessing your password until they get it right. The solution is you need to install and activate the Login Lock Down plugin. It permits you to you to set limits on the number of failed attempts a user can make to login.

 

8. Post summary displayed on the Home And Archive Pages

You must have observe that majority of the blogs displays their post summary instead of the full article on their home and achieve pages. It makes those pages load faster, increases page views, and avoids duplicate content across your website.

 

9. The use of Inspect Element Tool to customize WordPress

Adding custom CSS sounds great, but how do you know which CSS classes to edit? How do you debug it without actually having to write CSS? Using Inspect Element tool, you can edit HTML, CSS, or JavaScript code for any webpage and see your changes live (only on your computer). For a DIY website owner, these tools can help you preview how a site design would look without actually making the changes for everyone.

Simply point and right click on any element on a page, then select ‘Inspect’ from your browser’s menu. This will split your browser window , and will be able to see the HTML and CSS source code of code of the page. Any changes you make here will be immediately visible on the page above. However, keep in mind that these changes are only happening in your browser and you are not actually editing the page.

This allows you to figure out what you need to edit and how. After that you can go ahead and change your theme files or custom CSS code.

 

10. Add Image Icons to link Navigation Menu

Do you want show image icons next to links in your navigation menu?

The best and most easy solution is to use the Menu Image plugin. After installing the plugin, simply head over to Appearance » Menu, and you will see the option to add images with each item in your existing menu. If for some reason, you don’t want to use a plugin and would rather do it manually, then follow the steps below:
First you need to visit Appearance » Menus page and then click on the Screen Options button at the top right corner of the screen.

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11. You can add multiple authors in your WordPress post

Do you want to credit multiple authors for an article on your website? By default, WordPress posts are assigned to a single author. However, if you often need to credit multiple authors, then there is an easier way to to do this. You will need to install and activate the Co-Authors Plus plugin. Now go ahead and edit the post or page where you want to credit multiple authors. On the post edit screen, you will notice the new ‘Authors’ box just below the post editor where you can credit multiple authors.

 

12. Maximize impact with targeted titles and descriptions

For Instance, when share any particular post in Facebook or in any other social networking site then you should add page title and description to the link that you share, because page titles are considered to an important components for search engines.that makes the title and description some of the most important text on your page.

 

13. Add Category icons in word press

To get better control over what appears in these results, use SEO optimization software like Scribe to edit the page title and description. Remember, descriptions are mainly for readers. Don’t try to cater to Google robots with these — instead, make them enticing, elaborate on the promise made in your headline, and use a strong call to action to encourage clicks.

 

14. Permit user registration on your word press Site

WordPress comes with a powerful user management system with different roles and abilities. If you want to allow users to registers on your site,here is how you would turn on that feature.

Follow the steps: Settings » General page and click on the check box next to ‘membership’ option. Below that you need to choose the default role that will be assigned to new users, if you are unsure, then use subscriber.

 

15. Built a custom User registration Form in WordPress

To built a customer User Registration form you have to follow some steps. At first, you need to install and activate WPForms plugin. You will need at least the Pro plan to get access to their user registration addon.

Upon activation, go to WPForms » Add ons page to install and activate the user registration add on.

After that you need to create a new form by visiting WPForms » Add Newpage. This will launch the WPForms builder where you need to select the User Registration Form as your template.

 

16. Change Expert length in WordPress

The default WordPress excerpt length is often too short to describe a post’s summary. To change excerpt length you can add the following code to your theme’s functions.php file or a site-specific plugin.

 

17. Allow your users to like and Dislike comments

Have you seen how many popular sites like YouTube allow users to like and dislike comments. This brings more user engagement to the discussion on your website.

First you need to install and activate the Comments Like Dislike plugin.Upon activation, you need to visit Comments » Comments Like Dislike page to configure plugin settings.

 

18. how to change Author in a WordPress post

If you want an author of a wordpress site,the option to change post author is hidden on the post edit screen.You will need to edit the post where you want to change the author name and then click on Screen Options button at the top right corner of the screen. Check the box next to author option.This will display the author meta box on the post edit screen where you can select a different author for the post.

 

19. Automatically close comments on old articles

Sometimes you would notice that some very old posts on your site start getting regular spam comments for no apparent reason. One way to deal with this is by closing comments on older articles. WordPress allows you to automatically turn off comments on old articles. You need to visit Settings » Discussion page and then scroll down to ‘Other comment settings’ section.

 

20. Rearrange Post Edit Screen in WordPress

Sometimes you may feel that categories are located too far down on the post edit screen, or featured image box should be higher.

Many users don’t notice it for a while but all the boxes on the post edit screen are quite flexible. You can click to collapse them and even drag and drop them to arrange the post edit screen.

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