There is no doubt that WordPress is one of the best content management systems in the world. That is compounded by the fact that 30% of websites that you can see online were actually created using the platform.
That being said, there are tips and tricks that can help improve you and your users’ experience when using a WordPress site. If you want to improve your website loading speeds, for example, you should get a third- party top hosting service solution to help you achieve that.
Today, I am going to talk about WordPress tips and tricks that everyone should know.
Install Google Analytics
Google Analytics is one of the best Analytics tools that you can use on your website. It helps keep track of a lot of different metrics so that you can further improve your blog or business website.
That being said, you cannot incorporate Google Analytics just by signing-up for an account; you must install the MonsterInsights plugin to do that.
Once you’ve installed the plugin, all you have to do would be to copy a single code from your Google Account and your website should be linked to the service almost immediately after.
Organize Your Media Files in Rows and Columns
To improve the user experience of your clients, your media files should be organized in a way that allows them to peruse your website without too much added fluff. To do this, you’d want to use the grid layout so that all of your photos and videos are presented in thumbnail format and so that it will be much easier for your users to click on.
Limit the Number of Login Attempts
By default, there is no restriction as to how many times a user can attempt to log into an account. This is the perfect avenue for hackers to try and crack a person’s account and steal their sensitive information in the process.
To prevent that from happening, you’d want to limit the number of login attempts that are allowed at any given time. To do this, download and install the Login Lockdown plugin and set it up the way you want it to.
Show Post Summaries Instead of Complete Articles
People typically consume content by perusing the articles that they fancy and clicking on one that piques their interest.
Instead of just posting links to your articles, it would be best that you also include an excerpt from the post itself. This way, you can spark the interest of your readers so that they will actually click on the post instead of glancing over it.
Add Custom CSS
Cascading Style Sheets is one of the most important things that a web developer uses to create a website. It basically lays out the foundation of on-page elements or the things that you can see on a certain website.
You can actually add your own custom CSS so that you can tweak a theme by going to AppearanceCustomize. From there, click ‘Additional CSS’ from the left panel and add your custom CSS rule. So long as it is a legitimate rule, it will be implemented. Just don’t forget to press the ‘Save and Apply’ button.
Add Facebook Thumbnails
Whenever someone posts a link to your article on their Facebook accounts, it will usually provide a picture of the said article. Although it typically uses the main picture that you’ve set on the article, it sometimes uses other pictures inside the said article as well and some of them may not be appropriate to be used as a preview image.
To set the desired picture, install the Yoast SEO plugin and select the Facebook Thumbnail image you want to use.
Display the Total Number of Comments
Showing how many people have commented on a certain article you’ve written will tell other people that your content might be quite good (hence, the number of comments seen on your post).
That is why you’d want to display the total number of comments on every blog post that you create and you can do that by installing the Simple Blog Stats plugin. Once you’ve installed the plugin, you will be given a shortcode that you can add in every one of your posts so that people can see the total number of comments.