Categories vs. Tags in WordPress: The Differences

In WordPress, when you create blog posts you will find that you can choose categories for them as well as tags. Both of them are used to sort posts under certain groups so that the user can find the topic of their interest. But how are they different in terms of functionality? So today, we try to compare and differentiate between tags vs. categories in WordPress. Continue reading “Categories vs. Tags in WordPress: The Differences”

WordPress Posts vs Pages: 10 Differences

In WordPress, you will find that the amazing piece of online software comes with two basic ways to create content—Posts and Pages. Although, they might look and even function in a similar fashion to a lot of people, posts and pages in WordPress have their own set of differences. They should be used for a separate purpose because they were meant to host different type of content with texts, images, and other media. Continue reading “WordPress Posts vs Pages: 10 Differences”

WordPress Media Library Basics

Besides text, we have to add different media like graphics and audios to our blog posts. The WordPress Media library is an important tool that enables us to do so. You can simply upload media files from the admin area and insert it into posts and pages. The upload feature can be accessed from the post compose and edit page as well as the dedicated settings present in the administration dashboard. It is feature rich and you will also find that it is quite helpful when it comes to swiftly editing images. Continue reading “WordPress Media Library Basics”

Comment Administration in WordPress

Comments are a great way to engage your visitors and also bring in additional traffic and page views. The little discussion box in the bottom of your post or page allows users to give a direct feedback to the content on the page. It gives them the platform to talk and help each other out if necessary. So, comments work out great especially for blog sites but they also attract spam. If not taken care of, the area can be filled with useless garbage filled with advertisements and links to malicious websites. Hence, as a web administrator, you have to focus properly on comment management and administration. Continue reading “Comment Administration in WordPress”

Working with Tags in WordPress

Tags allow you to group your blog posts into certain categories and topics. Think of it as keywords for your topics which are seen by your guests and they can click on it to get more similar posts on the same subject. They are optional to use but if you do decide to use tags, you are able to group posts in an additional way other than categories. They can also be displayed as a cloud in widgets and on the sidebar so that users can find posts on the topic of their interest. Continue reading “Working with Tags in WordPress”

Create and Manage Users in WordPress from the Admin Dasboard

WordPress makes use of user accounts to do several things like giving certain access and blocking specific content and settings. Usually, a regular guest can easily view the public posts, pages, and other public content but registered accounts are required if you want to publish posts and administer the website. For that, you need to create user accounts by registering them. It is easy to do so from the admin dashboard. Remember that your admin account is also registered with the website. Continue reading “Create and Manage Users in WordPress from the Admin Dasboard”

How to Create, Edit and Delete Categories in WordPress

We use categories to group similar posts so that it is easy to sort them. It allows your visitors to read blog posts that fall under a particular subject. It is quite helpful if you want your blog or website to be well-managed. WordPress allows creating and naming of categories as per your wish. You can assign a blog post any category(s). If you set it to be in your permalink, then it impacts the full link of your posts as well. Continue reading “How to Create, Edit and Delete Categories in WordPress”

How to Create and Edit Pages In WordPress?

WordPress pages are generally used to create regular content like the about us, terms and services, privacy policy etc pages. These are static pages that do not appear on the list of recent posts and they are also not included in the RSS feeds. They are generally linked from a certain region of the website and contain non-blog contents. One major difference you will notice between pages and posts is the fact that pages cannot have categories and tags. It is possible to have comments in pages as well but discussions don’t usually take place in them. Continue reading “How to Create and Edit Pages In WordPress?”

Accessing and Navigating Admin Dashboard in WordPress

The admin dashboard is the main area from where you can configure almost everything for your website. If you run a WordPress powered site then knowing your way around the admin dashboard is a must-have skill. You will need to access the WordPress admin area and make changes in there quite frequently. From there you can create content, upload media, change settings and themes, modify the appearance, install plugins and do everything site related. Continue reading “Accessing and Navigating Admin Dashboard in WordPress”

How to Enable/Disable WordPress Top Admin Bar?

If you are an administrator of a WordPress site then you might have noticed an admin toolbar on the top of every page of your website. The bar presents you with quick options and links to modify your website, posts or pages. On it, you will find links to access the WordPress official pages and your site’s admin dashboard, themes, widgets and menus along with the link to the customizer. Continue reading “How to Enable/Disable WordPress Top Admin Bar?”