WordPress is undoubtedly one of the most flexible and suitable CMS for blogging platforms. To use this CMS you have to know some essential or fundamental WordPress tips for beginners.
WordPress is a single management platform content that can be used to build any kind of website. It is now the most popular content management system in the world. Now WordPress is used by over 74 million sites that publish new articles every minute.
It is very easy to set up WordPress, you can change the design using various theme and plugins without coding knowledge. As a new WordPress user you can easily find themes or plugins on Google using “WordPress themes” or “WordPress plugins” as keywords. Also, there is a lot of tips and tricks you will get by google search.
Today I tried to put some tips for WordPress beginners. These tips will help you create an attractive website using WordPress.
WordPress tips for beginners:
Suppose you are browsing the Internet, suddenly a WordPress website design made you impressed seriously. You wish to make a website having such a design. But you do not know anything about the theme name or where do you able to get it. In that case, what is to be done? You will get cooperation from this website wpthemedetector; you can copy the URL of the website you have chosen then paste it on the blank space of wpthemedetector, you can get all the details about the design used by that website, who is the author of the theme, where you could get that theme, etc.
Permalink is a very important matter for the website. Permalink refers to the URL that you have received. Imagine I have written a blog, The name of the blog is ‘WordPress setup’ now after publishing the article the default URL you would receive is – http://www.yoursite.com/post-123; such links are often ugly and embarrassing, if you get such a link http://www.yoursite.com/wordpress-setup it is even more beautiful Indeed.
So to get this beauty you have to change permalink of your website. Appearing on the permalink option through dashboard you will be shown what kind of link you like to have, and by selecting once you will receive that types of link each and every time automatically.
Often WordPress generates so many kinds of feeds other than default feed of the website; suppose post feed for all kinds of posts, comment feed for comments; that has no function or do not perform any function, and rather unnecessarily increase the feed of the website.
To get rid of this curse go on Appearance>Editor Option from the dashboard of your web site, then write following code in functions.php file –
remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘feed_links’, 2 ); remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘feed_links_extra’, 3 );
Now WordPress will not create an unnecessary feed.
Sometimes when you go to edit any page or post then you will see a text on the box beside it ‘Revisions 5′ means that you have edited 5 times in the text of the page.
As often you edit the writing as the number of this revision will increase and WordPress will make these files deposited to its own database, for this the problems are to be faced that due to presence of so many unnecessary files loading time will get increased, as a result web site becomes slow, to get rid of this curse copy the following code and place of anywhere in wp-config.php file
define( 'WP_POST_REVISIONS', false);
Since then, your website will not create any revision; the revision will not be deposited.
It might that so many comments will appear to your website, it does not refer that all the comments are related to your web site or article. Some spam comments might also arrive which will embarrass you, to get rid of this kind of situation you can use, “comment moderation” plugin. However, in special cases you can stop the comment box of website or of the particular page of the website.
After launching a website Google index the site’s information in the database and starts to show visitors around the world. Now if you open a website and there nothing content added to you then Google could not find any information from this website to show then your web site gets a bad impression not to find any information.
To avoid this problem keeps your index off after installing WordPress; as a result, Google will not add information of your web site to its own database; however, after making the whole site you will open your index again.