Most Productive WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Techniques of 2017

August 29, 2017

Being a website developer is one thing. Knowing the proper techniques and shortcuts to get stuff done is a whole other level. 2017 has been a fantastic year in terms of WordPress updates. Many new features have been introduced, and some functions have been changed as well. There are many new tips and tricks for WordPress developers to apply and make their website development tasks more manageable. Read below as Above Bits shares the secrets to successful WordPress development:

  • Creating a Static Home Page
  • Underscores and Hyphens
  • Page Templates
  • Post Scheduling
  • Demo Content
  • Maximum Upload Size
  • Let’s Try It
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Creating a Static Home Page

Many themes may offer you dynamic homepages that refer directly to your blogs. Such homepages may be great for a blogging website. However, corporate websites would require a static front page with corporate information and service descriptions. For this purpose, go to the settings section and click Reading. The first option will ask you whether you need a static home page or one that lists your recent posts. Select a static home page and then select the web page that you have developed as home. Now, your website will load this special home page before any other thing.

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Underscores and Hyphens

Remember, you can not put spaces between webpage names in their permalinks. However, no one stopped you from using hyphens! If you need to separate different first, add hyphens to the permalink. They will work perfectly.

A page template can be a huge aid is speedy and quality website development. On your computer, create a new Note Pad file and add the following code on top of it:

<?php /* Template Name: MyCustom Page */ ?>

<?php get_header(); ?>

<!–content-area –>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

Please save the file with a .php extension and upload it using FTP to the WP-content folder, inside themes/your-theme/ folder. Now,  you can select this template from the right-hand section of the new page development area.

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Post Scheduling

One key feature that WordPress has worked hard to improve is post-scheduling. Writing too many posts simultaneously may result in the reader missing out on some of them. Therefore, it is preferable to use a scheduling system. After you have written your post, select the date you wish to publish it on the right-hand side in the publish section and the time. Now, the publish option will change to the schedule, and the post will publish automatically at the designated time.

Demo Content

Demo content can be available in the form of XML for many themes. The easiest way to import demo content is to use the inbuild WordPress tools for this purpose. First, in your WordPress dashboard, go to the tools/ import section. Here, you will find a WordPress Importer Plugin prompt. Activate this plugin. Once activated, upload the XML file, and you are all set to use the demo content.

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Maximum Upload Size

WordPress may initially have restrictions on the maximum file size you can upload directly. However, on the fileserver, you need to locate the .htaccess file. In this file, you can modify the upload file size instantly. Or, you may add a function in the theme editor for the same purpose as well. Finally, an existing PHP.INI file can be edited to reflect the same changes as well.

Let’s Try It

It’s time to get back on the desk and try these quality tips for once. We are sure they will help you in your website development process. Are you still facing any difficulty? Contact us now and let us solve it for you.

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