Most of us don’t need to install more plugins because… well we already have too many. So that’s why we should learn about all the cool WordPress features so that we can do more with less 🙂
1. Embed articles in your posts and pages
Let’s say you loved a blog post and wanted to share it with your readers, you can copy and paste the URL into your Visual Editor and get a cool looking preview of that post! You can do that with a lot of things, not just WordPress articles. Feel free to paste the URL of your favorite Youtube videos, Soundcloud music, Kickstarter projects, etc. Find the full list of media you can embed here.
Note: the preview only appears after you hit Enter.
2. Highlight Text + Paste Link = Linked Text!
Hello time saver! No need to click on the small anchor button every time you want to add a link to your posts. Instead, copy the link, highlight the text you want to transform into a link and paste! You’ll see the magic happen instantly 🙂
3. Use cool codes to format your posts and pages faster
I’ve got another trick for you if you want to start typing faster posts. After all, who doesn’t love productivity tips? To add headers to your posts quickly, type ## for H2, ### for H3, #### for H4, etc. Once you hit Enter, the magic will appear!
You can also use – or * for unordered lists, and 1. or 1) for ordered lists, and > for blockquotes (works great for famous quotes or testimonials).
Sounds cool, eh? Go try it out!
4. Change what you see on your screen
Each user can decide what they want to see when they’re editing a post in WordPress. Simply select a post (or create a new one) and click on the “Screen Options” button in the top right corner of the page. A menu full of checkboxes will appear. Fill free to remove anything you don’t want and add options you use every time! It’s a great trick to get rid of the distracting boxes that plugins create!
5. Create multi-pages posts
Got a really long post that just doesn’t end? Well, now you can make your readers’ life easier by splitting it into different pages! Some websites kind of abuse this feature a little bit (no, I don’t want to load 10 pages to see your top 10 recipes), but you can use it in an efficient way! Simply add <!–nextpage–> where you want the post to break, and it will create a new page for it! (You can use it more than once in a post if you want to create multiple pages)