Even after using WordPress for many years, I still learn new tips and tricks everyday. I would like to share some of the tools that will increase your productivity and the quality of your website content, for FREE!
A must install in my opinion. This is a great plugin for measuring and monitoring the traffic on your website. You will need to have a google analytics account in order to use this plugin, but it is well worth the 5 minute setup time. The plugin will display a widget on in your wordpress dashboard that will show real time data about visits to your site and where they are coming from.
2. Use the WordPress toolbar toggle option
Ever wonder how to customize font and paragraph styling within your WordPress page editor? Well its been right in front of us the whole time! Simply click the toolbar toggle button located in the text editor options to toggle down another set of helpful tools.
In this set of tools you will be able to change the font size, font color, paragraph formatting and a whole lot more.
3. Use Quick Edit
Have you ever wanted to edit something about a WordPress post, such as the category the post is in, the title, or post date, but don’t want to have to go into the entire post edit mode to do this? Ugh, anymore, not having to make that one extra click can make all the difference.
Well, you can quickly edit a post without ever having to dive into the editor. To us the Quick Edit option, hover over the title of the post you want to edit, and then you will see a list of links appear below the title. These include a “Quick Edit” option.
With the options in this “Quick Edit” area, you can edit the category, post title, post date as well as many other options.
4. Customize Your Website Permalinks
Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual WordPress posts and pages. A permalink is what another weblogger will use to link to your article (or section), or how you might send a link to your story in an e-mail message. The URL to each post should be permanent, and never change — hence permalink.
Out of the box, WordPress will use the default or “ugly” permalink settings such as “http://example.com/?p=N” which is not ideal, right? To customize the permalink structure to something friendlier like “http://example.com/services”, simply update this under the “Settings” tab.