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Hidden Features of WordPress

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WordCamp San Diego 10`8

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Hidden Features of WordPress

  1. 1. Michelle Ames, MBA Head of Customer Success GiveWPslideshare.net/michelleames Hidden Features of WordPress Revealed
  2. 2. Hidden Features: They’re Not Really Hiding
  3. 3. Lesser-Known Features • Screen Options • Help • Post Options • Page Options • Post/Page Editor • Quick Edit • Plugin Favorites • Miscellaneous Shortcuts
  4. 4. Screen Options • Screen Options appear on many of the admin pages, specifically: dashboard, pages, posts, comments, widgets, menu, plugins, & users • Screen Options will include standard options, but also may include additional options depending on installed plugins (i.e., Yoast, WooCommerce, etc.)
  5. 5. Screen Options Screen options will appear in a pull-down in the upper right-hand corner (under “howdy”) on applicable screens.
  6. 6. Screen Options: Dashboard Checking the boxes will toggle those dashboard areas on/off.
  7. 7. Screen Options: Posts List Checking the boxes will toggle those features on/off. Setting the number of items per page will change the number in the list per page of posts, so that you will not have to click “next page” as often. Setting the number of items per page will change the number in the list per page of posts, so that you will not have to click “next page” as often.
  8. 8. Screen Options: Posts Layout (1 or 2 columns) will move the settings below the text editor (1 column) or beside it (2 columns – which is the default)
  9. 9. Screen Options: Pages List Checking the boxes will change the columns on the pages list. Here is where some of the plugins options can really come in handy.
  10. 10. Screen Options: Pages
  11. 11. Screen Options: Comments
  12. 12. Screen Options: Widgets Enabling accessibility mode changes the “add” from drop down menus to simple “add” buttons.
  13. 13. Screen Options: Menus Toggling “link target” will allow you to enable links to open in a new tab.
  14. 14. Screen Options: Plugins
  15. 15. Screen Options: Users
  16. 16. Post Options • Stick post to front page (overrides chronological blog/posts and keeps this post on the blog home page) • Password Protect – only those with the password will gain access to the post • Private posts will be accessible only to those whose user settings meet the criteria • Publication date – can be set in the future to post at a later date, or can be edited to change the order of posts in your blog.
  17. 17. Page Options • Status Update (published, pending review, draft) • Password Protect – only those with the password will gain access to the page • Private pages will be accessible only to those whose user settings meet the criteria • Publication date – can be set in the future to post at a later date, or can be edited to change the order of posts in your blog. • Revisions – scroll through previous revisions to restore to an earlier point
  18. 18. Editor Options Paste as Text Clear Formatting Special Character Toolbar ToggleHorizontal Line Read More Keyboard Shortcuts Proofread Writing
  19. 19. More Editor Options Distraction-free Writing Text Editing Visual Editing
  20. 20. Quick Edit Features
  21. 21. “Hidden” Secret Options Panel http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/options.php
  22. 22. Misc. Shortcuts
  23. 23. Misc. Shortcuts
  24. 24. Favoriting Plugins
  25. 25. Favoriting Plugins
  26. 26. Help
  27. 27. Questions • Twitter: @michelleames • SlideShare: slideshare.net/michelleames

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