WordPress has become the world’s most popular way to manage websites and there are two key reasons for that:
It has a straightforward interface that makes it easy for anyone to use.
It has an architecture that makes it easy for just about anyone to customize.
- When you’ve installed WordPress on your own hosting account, you can’t log in by going to WordPress.com.
- Keep your User email address up to date.
- Never make changes to the core files of WordPress itself, or of your Themes or Plugins.
- You should backup your WordPress database and all your files as often as you change your content.
- It can be confusing when people talk about WordPress Permalinks, because there are two kinds: Permalinks and Pretty Permalinks.
- Knowing where content is or where functions are in WordPress will make things a lot easier for you.
- Add or remove admin screen boxes by using the Screen options tab at the top right of any screen.
- What’s displayed on a WordPress admin menu can vary from user to user and, of course, from site to site.
- Most Meta Boxes on an admin screen can be moved to a different position by clicking and dragging, so rearrange them to best suit your needs.
- To return to search results from a WordPress listings page, you can open links in a new tab or hit your browser’s back button twice.
- A Post in a Child Category will also display in the Parent Category even if the Parent Category is not checked.
- Knowing when to use Posts vs Pages can save a lot of work at a later date.
- You change the order in which Comments appear by going to Settings -> Discussion.
- Don’t use all uppercase or all lowercase for titles of Posts, Pages, or Categories.
- If you change the name of a Category or Tag, you need to change the Slug, check Menu links, and redirect old links.
- If you change the Title of a Post or a Page and you have Pretty Permalinks turned on, be sure to update the Permalink or Slug.
- Don’t use Heading tags (H1, H2, H3, etc.) just to style text – these tags have special meanings.
- In the Visual Editor, you can create a new line within a paragraph using Shift-Enter/Return.
- Unless there’s some compelling reason, don’t upload video or audio files to your WordPress hosting account.
- Don’t use the auto-add feature for Menus.