Tweak WordPress with HTML
In case you need to use HTML in WordPress then below guide is for you.
The philosophy of blogging platforms or any sort of content management systems, is to offer an easy-to-use setup for novices. So, even if you don’t know anything about web development or web designing, you can have a website ready for you. However, this black box like approach cannot give the edge which the current competition demands. To have more control over the design, you should know some simple HTML techniques for the WordPress.
Formatting for monospaced fonts
There are many websites or blogs, which publish posts relating to coding. In these situations, it is advisable to use ‘code’ tag. What it does is produce monospaced letters, which clearly distinguishes the code or syntax part from the rest of the post. It looks as if you are writing on a terminal and thus gives a professional look to the website or blog.
Using ‘pre’ tag
It often becomes tiring to insert a new line tag every time you intend to have a carriage return. Using a <pre> tag, shall let you type as if you are in a word processing software rather than the usual WYSIWYG. This can significantly increase the productivity.
The ‘<’ and ‘>’ signs
If you ever tried using the ‘<’ and ‘>’ signs, in your post, you know how frustrating it can be. The WYSIWYG editor assumes the < and > as the start of HTML tags. Use < (for <) and > (for >). These snippets are easy to remember if you consider the fact that ‘lt’ stands for ‘less than’ and ‘gt’ stands for ‘greater than’.
Switch to HTML view to add more tags
WordPress adds enough tags to make your blog or website have a standard layout. However, to have the full power, you might need to add few things. Like adding a description to the , for image SEO or adding few more ‘meta’ tags. This is of course possible if you know substantial HTML. However, even if you learn it in bits and pieces, you might find a lot of useful pieces of codes.
A helpful feature about the HTML editor for WordPress is that it lists the tags which are meant to be used in the tool bar while editing. This accelerates the learning process if you are starting out new, and gives you speed if you are an expert. Using Plugins for
How to Use Post Revision to Undo Changes in WordPress
WordPress Post revision is a useful feature which allow users to withdrawing a change and go back to an old version of a post. Many people will make mistakes when writing articles and sometimes they are willing to recovery deleted articles. Now, Revisions come to WordPress users, allowing them to withdraw changes. In below, we will talk about how to achieve it in WordPress.
Post revisions is a feature come with WordPress by default. It will store a post as a revision on each autosave or when user saves a post manually. Revision information could be found on their post edit screen or browse revisions. User could choose the version to compare the content to decide which one to rollback to.
How to Use Post Revisions to Withdraw Changes in WordPress
From post edit screen, you can check the Revision options, then the post revision information will be shown below the edit box.
This feature can take bloggers to the any “saved” revision of the post. Users can get different revisions of their post by sliding the button on the scroll. The green and pink colors will make a point of what have been changed in each revision. Users can also get to know whether an autosave or draft is a revision. Besides, users can see who made these changes, time and etc. on the top.
In addition, users can check the box on top and move around revisions to compare any two revisions.
Once you decide the version to rollback to, you can click on the button “Restore This Revision” or “Restore This Autosave”, users can easily restore a revision.
Why Post Revisions
Writing pleasant content needs tons of tweaking and re-writing. With post revisions, users can see their process and have a clear understanding of how their post evolved. Then, users are able to make changes, switch between different states of their post as well as make their own article successfully published.
It is very convenient for WordPress sites multi-authors to manage their teams to work on a story or article at the same time. It is clear to find who made a change in articles, what have been changed. Together with Edit Flow, users can create a robust editorial platform for themselves.
Even thought you can disable post revisions option, this is not recommended. since this is really a very helpful feature in many situations. If users still intend to delete old revisions, please make sure that they cannot be utilized any more.
Hopefully, from what have been discussed above, you can have an in-depth understanding of withdrawing changes in WordPress. For any question you have, you can leave a comment below to let us know.
How to Properly Rename WordPress Categories
If your site has a good structure, then it is easier for the viewers to find content. To facilitate structuring, WordPress has the concept of categories and tags. As the volume of content increases in your site, then the need of changing the name of categories can come up. There might also be cases in which you would have to merge two or more categories. In this post, we shall discuss how to rename categories properly. By properly we mean that this shall not affect your SEO campaign and strategies.
The category management area of WordPress can be accessed by going to Posts> Categoriesin the admin area. Through this page you would be able to see all the categories which are there in your site, edit them, delete unwanted categories etc. Here, we shall deal only with the editing part of this page.
Editing a Category
There are two ways to edit
- Quick Way
- Thorough way
In the quick way, all you have to do is, click the Quick Edit button for a category and change its name (the name which will appear in the front end) and slug name (which will appear in the URLs). However, if you want to change or add description to a category, you would have to click Edit button and fill up the details. You can also merge and bulk edit your categories from here.
If you change the slug name of a category, the old URLs won’t work. You would have to manually change the links wherever necessary. Also there is also a need to setup proper redirection for search engines. You would have to find a tutorial on how to do so.
WordPress also allows its users to choose the /category/ prefix. This is called the category base. To change this, go to Settings> Permalinks and find optional. Here, you will find the form for changing category base.
Renaming categories is an essential strategy for SEO techniques, not to mention that it helps users to easily navigate through the site’s contents. Hopefully, following the steps in the post would have helped you in renaming the categories.