September 29, 2023

10 Hidden WordPress Features You Might Not Have Known

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Sometimes there are hidden WordPress features you might have never heard of, even if you are an experienced WordPress user. This tutorial will walk you through 10 features that can make your WordPress experience more efficient and enjoyable.

1. Favorite Plugins

How to Add Plugins to Favorites

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Instead of searching, click on Favorites.
  3. Enter your username and press Enter.

Tip: To add plugins to favorites, visit the WordPress plugin site, log in, and click the heart icon next to the plugin.

2. Screen Options

Customizing Dashboard Views

  1. Go to Posts or Pages.
  2. Click on Screen Options at the top.
  3. Deselect the options you don’t need.

Note: The Screen Options tab is also available in Appearance > Menus.

3. Site Health

Accessing Server Information

  1. Navigate to Tools > Site Health.
  2. Click on the Info tab.
  3. Here you can find your server information, including PHP version.

4. General Settings

Setting the Timezone

  1. Go to Settings > General.
  2. Scroll down to Timezone.
  3. Select the appropriate time zone.

Default Post Category

  1. Navigate to Settings > Writing.
  2. Change Default Post Category from Uncategorized.

5. Reading Settings

RSS Feed Settings

  1. Go to Settings > Reading.
  2. Under For each post in a feed, include, select Summary.

6. Media Settings

Custom Image Sizes

  1. Navigate to Settings > Media.
  2. Set your custom image sizes for thumbnails.

7. Permalinks

Customizing Slugs

  1. Go to Settings > Permalinks.
  2. Scroll down to change the slugs for categories, tags, etc.

8. Privacy Policy Page

Creating a Privacy Policy

  1. Navigate to Settings > Privacy.
  2. Click on Create a Privacy Policy Page.

9. Bulk Editing

How to Use Bulk Editing

  1. Select multiple posts or products.
  2. Choose Edit from the Bulk Actions dropdown.
  3. Apply changes.

10. Gutenberg Tips

Copying Blocks

  1. Copy the blocks you want (even for another domain).
  2. Navigate to a new page.
  3. Paste the blocks.

Using Shortcuts

  1. Use keyboard shortcuts for adding and deleting blocks.

Basic Image Editing

  1. Go to Media Library.
  2. Click on Edit Image under an image.
  3. Use the basic editing tools like crop, scale, and rotate.

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We’ve explored 10 hidden WordPress features that can significantly improve your workflow. From managing plugins to optimizing the Gutenberg editor, these features offer something for everyone.

Credit to WP Simple Hacks
WP Simple Hacks is a YouTube channel that focuses on delivering valuable and straightforward video tutorials for WordPress enthusiasts. The channel's creator, a seasoned WordPress expert, shares his knowledge and experience by covering various topics, such as theme customization, plugin usage, site optimization, and problem-solving techniques.
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