What are Excerpts and how to use them

Excerpts are optional hand-crafted summaries or teasers of your content. They can be used to shorten your blog posts so that only part of the entry — usually the introduction or a summary of the post — is displayed, instead of the entire entry. Using excerpts is completely optional. Depending on the theme, excerpts you… Continue reading

Change the author of a Post or Page

When publishing content in WordPress, the content author is set to your user by default. However you may need to attribute the content to someone else e.g. the CEO or a guest blogger. This article tells you how to do so. First, make sure that the Author options box is revealed. Click the Screen Options… Continue reading

Apply nofollow attribute to external links

When publishing sponsored content, SEO experts advise to apply the nofollow attribute to your external links to avoid getting penalized by the search engines. Learn more about why and when you should use nofollow links – Infographic: What Is The Nofollow Tag; When & How To Use It It’s easy to apply the nofollow attribute to your… Continue reading

Fixing text styling inconsistencies in your content

Occasionally you may find the font in a post to be different from the rest. This commonly happens when you copy and paste content into the WordPress post editor. In addition to the content, the extraneous and unnecessary formatting has been copied along with it. This additional formatting information overrides your theme’s font styling and causes… Continue reading

WordPress URL shortcuts for the login and admin pages

By default, WordPress’ login and admin pages have unintuitive URLs: example.com/wp-login.php example.com/wp-admin/ Luckily, recent versions of WordPress have the following shortcuts: example.com/login – sends you to the login page example.com/admin – sends you to the admin page (Dashboard) example.com/dashboard – sends you to the admin page (Dashboard) So much more intuitive and easier to remember!

Understanding and troubleshooting floated images

Why does this happen? Text may get cut off in weird positions because of how you float images and other elements in your blog post. Here is a classic example of a problem caused by floated images. Other examples of float problems are when text appears to the left or right of the image when… Continue reading

Split your post content with the Read More tag

You can truncate your blog entries so that only the first part of certain posts is displayed on the home and archive pages. When you do this, a link will be placed directly after your excerpt, pointing the reader to the full post. You can find the More Tag button in the first row of… Continue reading