Normally these secrets are very well-kept by website designers, but today, because it’s you… let’s reveal some mysteries of WordPress.
But please don’t tell anyone that we’ve told you, but the developers are going to kill us…
Come on, go ahead and let you read on.
What is WordPress
WordPress is a CMS, that is, a content management system.
With it, you can create a website, for example, for your online business. And you can also build a blog with which to implement SEO and improve the positioning of your website.
So we can say that with WP you get to have the static of a web page and the dynamic of a blog.
This content manager is one of the leaders and one of the most used by web designers. I will only tell you: 1 of every 4 websites that there are on the Internet, are made with it.
With this CMS, you can get a very professional corporate website.
Helping you with plugins, widgets and, above all, the thousands and thousands of existing templates to customize to your liking.
In addition, with the previous development and design of the experts, it can then be handled and edited by anyone. Therefore, it is easy to handle.
Features of WordPress
Its main features and advantages are:
- It’s free to use and edit it. Although it obviously has its paid version, but you can use it freely if you wish.
- It is easy to install and update it.
- You can manage users and give them different permissions with what they can do within it.
- You customize the design however you want.
- Allows you to create content.
- Readers can subscribe with the RRSS news system.
- And users can leave comments.
10 WordPress Secrets
We’ve told you so far what exactly WP is, and then we’re going to explain those curiosities that I don’t want you to tell anyone else, do you promise me?
1. Responsive design
Considering that the vast majority of the world’s population browses the Internet through their smartphone, you have to be prepared.
On the one hand, there are the UI patterns, which help this design and solve problems that arise.
It will improve the navigation of users who enter your website, so they will feel at ease and in turn may increase the average time spent.
On the other hand, we have the Mobile First. That the design of the web is responsible with the design of smartphone, is already an obligation and not an option.
With this Mobile First model, we can start there, and then adapt it to desktop mode.
2. Simplicity is the key to elegance
When someone starts to put things into a web page, very striking elements and in excess, it surely means that it is a newbie.
Because the most aesthetic is quite the opposite. It is much better to use few fonts and few colors, no more than 4, and that fit in tune with the corporate colors.
3. The rule of thirds to divide your website into 9 pieces
If we divide the screen into 9 parts equally, we can organize the web better.
We will be able to investigate which are the points in which a user is most fixed, see where we put the things we want to highlight, leave blank spaces, etc.
4. Security: 2-Factor Authentication
One of the reasons why WP is so used globally, is because of its strong security, since authentication is two-step.
It consists of there being 2 elements by which to access your page. They can be 2 passwords, or a password and a question. That’s decided by the owner of the WP.
5. You can back up regularly
Related to the previous point, even if it is SUPER safe, there is always some point where the best hacker in the world can steal the web.
So always at the end of the day WP backs you up just in case.
6. You can hide the WordPress version number
More secrets for your safety. You can hide the WP version number. If the hacker knows that number, it is easier for them to attack the web.
Install the “Remove WordPress Version” plugin and other less concern.
7. To log in:
You can change the URL to enter, the “wp-admin” that everyone uses, for another URL, and so they will not know how to enter your website.
And you can also change the way you get into it. Let me explain, you usually need the WP username to access, but you can change that and, for example, have it accessed with email.
8. You can plan publications
With the installation of a plugin like “Editorial Calendar”, you can prepare blog articles, and you are programming them in the calendar so that they are published whenever you want.
This goes great if you have a blog where you post quite often and need order and organization.
I would do well, for example, hehe.
9. You can activate WP maintenance mode
If you need to make “reforms” on your website and do not want users to enter, there is the possibility of activating the maintenance mode.
With the URL, you will redirect them to a page with a message telling them this, and asking them to come back later when we are ready.
10. Block SPAM comments
With the help of another plugin like “Anti-SPAM” you can block all comments coming from bots, and it will not be necessary for people who comment and are real, to make the CAPTCHA control.
This plugin will detect the behavior of bots automatically.
We have told you 10 secrets, but we could have told you many more … maybe for another post, do you want?
Also, we don’t want them to get too angry with us for tell you about them. But we trust you.
If you have an online business, design your website on WordPress
If you need to expand your information about this tool, we leave you this article, in which we ask ourselves if WordPress is the best to develop a corporate website.
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