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Hidden Features of WordPress Revealed - WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016 Session

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  1. 1. Michelle Ames, MBA Marketing Diva Marketed by Michelle, LLChttp://www.slideshare.net/michelleames/wcpgh Hidden Features of WordPress Revealed
  2. 2. Who Am I? •Overextended, Overcommitted, Entrepreneur •Avid Scrabble™ Player •Tea Snob •Mother •Serial Volunteer •WordPress Fanatic •Marketing Diva •11th Hour Expert
  3. 3. Hidden Features: They’re Not Really Hiding
  4. 4. Lesser-Known Features • Screen Options • Help • Post Options • Page Options • Post/Page Editor • Quick Edit • Plugin Favorites • Miscellaneous Shortcuts
  5. 5. 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 SEO, woocommerce, etc.)
  6. 6. Screen Options Screen options will appear in a pull-down in the upper right-hand corner (under “howdy”) on applicable screens.
  7. 7. Screen Options: Dashboard Checking the boxes will toggle those dashboard areas on/off.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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)
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Screen Options: Pages
  12. 12. Screen Options: Comments
  13. 13. Screen Options: Widgets Enabling accessibility mode changes the “add” from drop down menus to simple “add” buttons.
  14. 14. Screen Options: Menus Toggling “link target” will allow you to enable links to open in a new tab.
  15. 15. Screen Options: Plugins
  16. 16. Screen Options: Users
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Editor Options Paste as Text Clear Formatting Special Character Toolbar ToggleHorizontal Line Read More Keyboard Shortcuts Proofread Writing
  20. 20. More Editor Options Distraction-free Writing Text Editing Visual Editing
  21. 21. Quick Edit Features
  22. 22. “Hidden” Secret Options Panel http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/options.php
  23. 23. Misc. Shortcuts
  24. 24. Misc. Shortcuts
  25. 25. Favoriting Plugins
  26. 26. Favoriting Plugins
  27. 27. Help Located next to the Screen Options (or in its place) on most screens, Help offers insights and explanations for each screen.
  28. 28. Questions • Michelle Ames, Marketing Diva • Twitter: @michelleames • SlideShare: slideshare.net/michelleames http://www.slideshare.net/michelleames/wcpgh

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