WordPress is one of the most popular content management
system (CMS) and used by over 60 million websites as per Wikipedia, and many
popular sites such as TechCrunch, Pulse by Target, The Walt Disney Company, and
Vogue are running on WordPress. But, there are still many things are useful
features that we don’t know exist in WordPress. I have seen some persons
install third-party plugins to get a feature which already available in
WordPress. So, I am here to share some fantastic features which abandon you to
install any plugins and save your site server space.
Below are 15 Features inside of WordPress that you may not
be already there the whole time.
If you are planning to run Ads or join different affiliate
plugins available in the market, but WordPress already provided a privacy
policy page creation option.
Just Go to Setting à
can also select the same. Otherwise, click on Create New Page to create a
policy page for your blog.
2). Schedule WordPress Posts:
Are you being tired
of writing daily and don’t have to promote your blog? Then, the scheduling
option will give you a helping hand to reduce your work burden. You can easily
schedule your posts for a day, week, and even for a month. But, I would suggest
you go with a week option.
To Schedule your post, check your publish option
below the visibility option on your right hand of your post editing field. And
click on immediately and select the desired date you want to publish your post.
3). Distraction Free Mode
If you are one of
those who write their posts on WordPress and want a clean interface for
writing, then you can easily select the full-screen mode, or we say distraction
In WordPress Classic Editor, click on a button, and
you will get the clutter free full screen to write your next popular post. Check
the above image for the same.
If you are using Gutenberg Editor, then click on
three dots option available on the upper right just beside the publish button
and, after a click on full-screen mode option and it will enable full – screen
mode for you. Check the above image for the same.
The Screen options feature will allow you to select or
deselect the options that you want in your blog post.
The WordPress developers added the screen option just above
your post editor in the classic editor. Just follow the above image.
If you are using Gutenberg editor, then you can find
these options under show more tool & options. Just follow the above image.
WordPress also various Shortcodes which allow you to embed
audio, gallery, playlist, video, caption & even playlist. You can get them
through from here.
If you want to add some other stuff such as buttons, tables,
accordion, and much-advanced stuff, then I would recommend you to shortcode ultimate
plugin available at the WordPress Repository.
Do you know you can make your life easier through WordPress
keyboard shortcuts? You can easily find the keyboard shortcuts option in your
Classic editor post editor.
Check out the above image for the same, or you can also use
SHIFT + ALT + H command to get the list of shortcuts.
You can also highlight one of your posts at the top of the
blog to get more attention to it.
To make a post a sticky, go to All Posts àQuick Edit and you
will find “make this post sticky” option there.
WordPress offers an ability to create a custom URL structure
for your permalinks and archives. It provides various permalink structures such
as plain, day & name, month & name, numeric, post name, and you can
even create a custom structure for your permalinks if you want.
But, I would recommend you to use Post Name Permalink
structure for your blog as it also helps you to get better ranking in search
Go To Setting –à
Permalinks and select the desired permalink you want.
9). Quick Edit Posts
Do you know? You can even edit the title, slug, date,
categories and also allow or disallow both pings & comments without opening
Go to All Posts and click on quick edit in any of your
posts that you want to edit.
10).Auto Embed Certain Type of Content
A Year ago, we had to use some premium plugins to embed YouTube
video or tweets in our post, but now, we don’t have to use them again.
To automatically embed something like a tweet, YouTube
video, or even a video, all you have to copy the link and past in your post.
Just like we did.
For Example, The above tweet is not a photo but is the URL
of a tweet which I copied and pasted in the post. The Auto embeds feature of
WordPress will do the process, and you will see the embedded the result like
If you are planning to your blog from a different platform
to a self-hosted WordPress site, then you can easily import all the stuff such
as posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags from a WordPress
Go To Tools — >> Import and you will find the
list of options like the one you see in the above image.
12). Assign Roles to Site Users
You can assign a different role to your site users by
creating their profile according to a skill such as an editor, author,
contributor, and administrator.
To Add a New User, Go to All Users àAdd New and Fill
the username, email, first & last name, password & assign the role you
want like you see in the above image.
13). Discourage Search Engines
While creating a blog or even business website we don’t to
submit under construction site to Google, so WordPress makes the process easy
for us by giving an option to disallow the search engine from access our site.
To enable this feature, go to Settings àReading à Search Engine
Visibility and tick mark the option to discourage search engine from
indexing your site.
14). Select Your Avatar
You can select your Avatar to display a generic logo or a
generated one based on their email address. And you can choose your Avatar from
• Mystery Person
• Gravatar Logo
Just Go To Setting à
Discussion and select your Avatar.
I would suggest you go with Gravatar Logo, to create
Gravatar, go to Gravatar Website and
create your account with the email you want.
15). Get Email Whenever You Get a Comment
You can enable email notification for the comment whenever
you get a comment on your blog. To enable this feature, go to Setting à Discussion àEmail Me Whenever a
comment is held for moderation.
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