13 Awesome WordPress Tricks To Make You A Ninja Blogger
All of bloggers do their best to be more productive.There are two way to do this task one is hard work and other is smart work.I definitely not talk about hard work.I will give you some wordpress tricks which will make you more productive,save your time and help you to do work smartly.
Stick post like hello bar
If you want to stick any of your post on top of page like hello bar You can do it very easily.You can do this inside the post editor.When you are on the post writing module or editing the post, click on the EDIT link next to “Visibility: Public.”
Then you have to check the box to Stick this post to the front page.
To undo this when you want to remove that post from hello bar region just uncheck the box and update your post.That’s all.
2. Get High Quality Images Free For Post
Most of time we use images in our blog posts but always struggle to find right images.Here is a wonderful solution and it is called getty images plugin.You can download plugin here.After installing you can find any type of royalty free images right in your wordpress interface.
3. Quickly Link To Older Posts
Sometime we want to link text to our older posts (which is called internal linking).This can be done right in your post.Click the link icon and then click on Or link to existing content.It will show you your older posts.You can type to search any post and click on it to link.And then click on Add Link.This is my favourite one of all wordpress tricks.
4. Click To Tweet
Social sharing is a must in blogging world.Our Readers will share more content if it will be easy to share.Here is such a solution for you and it is called Better Click To Tweet Plugin.Just download this plugin from here.After installing you can see twitter icon in your post toolbar.Click on it and type title whatever you want and click ok.A new twitter button will be added on top of post.
5. WordPress Toolbar Toggle
Well if you don’t know how to change the color of heading,underline text in post and undo something while writing blog post this one is for you.Just click toggle toolbar and new options will open.You can change color of headings and do many things.If you have copied text or code from somewhere and that look weird,just select that text and click clear formatting as shown in image below.It will look like your other text.
6. Enable or Disable Screen Options
You can easily change what is shown on your post screen by clicking screen options on upper right corner.You can change the commenting ability or author of post.Items checked will appear on right side of your post in post editor to play with.
7. Pre Schedule posts
If you want to publish your blog post at a specific time you can easily schedule post to a specific time.To schedule a post click edit next to publish.Then change the date and time according to your need and click ok.
8. Write an excerpt to show on social media
Sometime when we share our posts on social media, half of our article is shown there.Why a user will come to blog when he access the most of content on social media.But you can also write you own excerpt to show on social media and around the web.just check the box “excerpt” in screen options.And a excerpt box will be added below you post editor.Write there what you want.That’s all.This is one of best wordpress tricks for beginners.
9. Insert PDF,Word Docs,Powerpoint Into Blog Post
Yes, you can insert pdf,MS word Documents and powerpoint presentation into your blog post.Just hit Add Media button in toolbar and select any document and upload it.After publishing post it will show as a link in post and open in new window on click.
10. Change Thumbnail and other Image Sizes
In wordpress dashboard navigate to setting->media and edit the thumbnail size, medium size,large size and click save changes.
11. Send Only excerpt In Emails
When we publish a post normally our full post is sent in email.So why a subscriber come to our site when he can get full post in email.Here is solution.In wordpress dashboard go to setting->reading and under for each article in a feed,show check box of summary and click save changes.Now only summary will be shown in email newsletters not the full post.And use will visit your website to read full post increasing traffic to your site.
12. Insert Read More…….Tag
Whatever theme we use on our wordpress website, summary of post will show on front page.If we want to show less text in summary we can insert read more tag wherever we want in our post.To do this point your pointer where you want to insert read more tag and just click read more button on toolbar.
13. Embed Video In Blog Post
Sometimes we need to embed a youtube video in our blog post.To do this point your cursor where you want to embed video and paste the video url.Video will be shown in blog post after publishing.You can embed videos from any website with this method.
So friends these are some amazing wordpress tricks you can use to make yourself more productive and save your time.If you like this post share with friends to spread the knowledge.Keep blogging.