Anyone the least bit concerned about online security, and we all should be, uses two-factor authentication for our online accounts. Yet often WordPress users forget about their most valuable asset — their WordPress site.Continue reading “Tip: Two-Factor Protect Your WordPress Site”
In the last tip I showed you how to embed a single Instagram picture into a WordPress post. But what is much more useful is to be able to embed the most recent items from your feed. That way you can update your Instagram and the new images will automatically show up on your site.
I showed you how to embed a single Instagram picture into a WordPress post. But what is much more useful is to be able to embed the most recent items from your feed. That way you can update your Instagram and the new images will automatically show up on your site.Continue reading “Tip: Embed Your Instagram Feed Into Your Post, Page or Widget”
If you use Instagram and want to drive more traffic from your WordPress site to your Instagram account, you can use the simple Embed function that Instagram provides. Not only will this place the photo on your page, but it puts it in an Instagram frame with a Love button, links to your profile and other Instagram features.Continue reading “Tip: Embed an Instagram Picture Into Your WordPress Post”
When you add images to your posts with the Block editor, you can choose to have text wrap around the image, with the image on either the left or right. It seems counter-intuitive, but to wrap the image on the right you need to place the image first and the text after. Then you can adjust your image size to make it fit as you like.
When you publish a new post you will get hit with a short checklist of things before the post goes live. This is usually very useful and doesn’t take up much time. But if you publish often and don’t mind fixing problems after you publish, then you can turn off this feature.Continue reading “Tip: Using And Turning Off Pre-Publish Checks”
While the default paragraph block doesn’t offer much in the way of styling your text, you can always fall back on HTML and add CSS styles directly to text using span tags and the style attribute. So you can make links a different color, bold text, and so on. You can then switch off HTML editing and continue writing.Continue reading “Tip: Styling Links and Text In WordPress Blocks With HTML”
All sites should have a simple Favicon image that browsers use in various places. WordPress makes this easy by allowing you to upload a square site image that will be used as your Favicon as well as in other places like as a Homepage bookmark icon on mobile.Continue reading “Tip: Setting a Favicon For Your WordPress Site”
You don’t always have to use text or video for your posts. You can use just some audio when it is appropriate. For music creators, it can be ideal. But even for wordsmiths, it can sometimes be useful to turn a voice recording into a post. It can help you get complex ideas on to your site quicker, and provide a nice personal touch. If you are a Mac user, you can use the Voice Memos app to record and drag directly into WordPress. If you experience the “security reasons” bug when trying to upload your audio, see https://wptipsandhacks.com/hacks/fixing-the-security-reasons-media-upload-bug.html for a solution.Continue reading “Tip: Making Audio Posts”
If you have a lot of comments to moderate, you can save yourself some time by enabling keyboard shortcuts to help you get through the list quickly. Once you have them turned on, it is just a matter of getting used to using j and k to navigate and then keys like a for approve and s for spam.Continue reading “Tip: Using Comment Moderation Keyboard Shortcuts”
The old editor had a special button for entering special characters. This is gone with the Block editor. But it is easy enough for you to add special characters and even more using the Command+Control+Space command if you are a Mac user. Also, Mac users can press and hold keys to get accent mark options.Continue reading “Tip: Typing Special Characters In WordPress Blocks”