How to edit URL in WordPress

Let me guide you on how to edit the URL/permalink in WordPress. If you are new or experienced in blogging you know or should know it’s good to match with your title and make it short with only the main keywords. It can be done while you are working on your content.

There is something you need to know if your post is ranking high in SERP this will affect the ranking and don’t do it unless you don’t have an option but to do it

To make or set it up like this is a way to optimize your content for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

FIRST, Login or sign in to your blog and click on posts

SECOND, Put your cursor around the post and click on the edit button or can be done while you are working on the content

LASTLY, On the right side of your interface, choose a document, expand the permalink and change the URL Slug to your preferred keywords or sentence

Don’t forget to put a hyphen (-) between every word and click on the update button at the top

How to remove comment box in wordpress

You have a website or blog and want to know how to remove the comment box in WordPress post. There are people who prefer to keep it and there are people prefer not but I think it’s according to their personal preference

The good thing about it is you can communicate with your readers who like your contents or learn from it etc. on the other hand there are people who spam the comment section with links

FIRST, Login or sign to your dashboard and click on settings from the editing options

SECOND, You will have multiple options from it and from among them choose Discussion

THIRD, Under Default article settings, remove the tick from the box in the third option which allows people to post comments on new articles

In Other comment settings, By default, it will set to 14 days but you can set it your own preference on how many days you want the comment box to be in your posts

FOURTH, After that, all the new posts you publish will work with the way you save it in your settings but for your old or already publish ones you need to disable or remove manually for each one

Go to each post-move your cursor around it and click on quick edit

LASTLY, You just need to remove the tick from the box in allow comments and click on the update

HOW TO ENABLE COMMENTS IN WORDPRESS

This is about how to enable comments on WordPress there isn’t much different from disable to enable. You just need to do the same but reverse some of the action you did in the settings

Follow up to the THIRD step from the above post.

Under Default settings, tick on allow people to post comments on new articles

Other comment settings, Add the number of days and tick on the box to show or allow comments

Don’t forget to click on the Save button which is at the bottom of the page

How to change author name in WordPress

Do you know how to change the author name/username in WordPress. This will be your name synonymous with you in the blogging world. I cannot decide for you which name you should choose but you are still building your personal as well something to keep in mind

A name that is close to your roots and who you are would be a good one. to put it simply, your legit full or short name which everyone should know you by will be a good one

CAN I CHANGE MY WORDPRESS USERNAME

Choose user in your dashboard, after it expands click on your profile, change or edit the nickname and choose your new username by expanding display name publicly as

FIRST, Login to your dashboard and from the options in the left side of your interface click on the users

SECOND, the user will expand with more options and choose and click on your profile

LASTLY, Enter or change the name you want in the nickname and select that one in display name publicly as

After that, Scroll down to the bottom and click on the update profile button to save or apply the changes into your blog

How to change background color in WordPress

Here is how to change the background color in WordPress theme. At the end of the day, it is all about personal preference. It can be done without a plugin. I still would not recommend bright and a mix of different colors because it would be a bad user experience

I will be taking you through the process so, you can make the changes on yours and have a personal touch with the theme which you have by default or the one you bought for your website/blog

FIREST, Log in to your blog and click on the Appearance option on the left side of your interface

SECOND, It will expand and by default, it opens themes if not click on it

THIRD, this is something similar you expect to see if you save more than one or your default and click on the custom button

OR,

If you have only one or your default theme, it will show you page something like this and click on the background button option

FOURTH, A page will slide in from the left side of your monitor. choose and click on the colors option

LASTLY, You will have or be given the option to change or customize the colors of your theme such as

Background color: which will be shown as a frame only part of the edges

Page background color: will be where you have contents such as text, images

After your done, click on the publish button to make the changes in your website/blog

How to add external theme in WordPress

It is about how to manually add an external theme in WordPress. I would assume everyone receives three free themes. You would know by now that there are a few free themes provided to get your website or blog up and running maybe it might be different for every hosting service. I can’t confirm for every service provider

It’s more likely that you want to use a customize or paid one for faster load speed so, you can have an edge over your competitor.

I bet you will click on the back button if it takes too long and has done this myself too

CAN I CHANGE MY WORDPRESS THEME WITHOUT LOSING CONTENT

By changing your theme you won’t lose any of your contents

Make sure to download a backup/XML of your while site

You are changing only the UI/UX of your site

I recommend everyone to always have a backup file of their whole site for safety measure

FIRST, Login to your blog, choose and click on appearance option on the left side of your interface

SECOND, It will expand with more options and by default, it will choose themes if not click on it

THIRD, At the top of the page, you will find add new button and click on it

OR,

You can see a square box with a plus sign in the middle with a text add a new theme and click on it

FOURTH, The page will refresh or reload with a new option button which will say upload theme and click on that

LASTLY, Click on choose file and browse through your computer or you can do a drag and drop. You can just upload the .zip file directly from your computer without the need to extract or unzip it

WordPress profile picture without Gravatar

Let’s add a WordPress profile without a gravatar. As you would already know it would be a hassle to go to a new site, register and maybe even verify yourself through your e-mail just to upload a picture.

This can be done through your blog with the help of a plugin. The one I will be using is WP User Avatar. Which you just need to install and activate it. I have not to experience the requirement for a specific size

FIRST, Login to your blog and click on plugins option from the left side of your interface

SECOND, It will expand with a few options and click on add new

THIRD, Search for an avatar next to keyword box and I am going to install and activate the WP User Avatar

FOURTH, You can find or see Avatars option in the last option of your interface and click on it

FIVE, After opening the page, under Default avatar, click on the choose image button

SIXTH, Click on the select file to browse through your computer or drag and drop your picture

SEVEN, It will load or show your picture and click on the select button on the lower part of the right side of the page

LASTLY, Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Save changes button

How to add about the author in WordPress

The steps you need on how to add about the author bio box in WordPress. As I would assume you already have an idea of what you want to write or add about yourself. It would be something like a summary of you on how and what led you into this profession

This part is where everyone visits your website will most likely see so, it’s like an introduction, in other words, it is like your about me page which is a shorter version

FIRST, Login to your blog and click on users which in the left side of your interface among the editing options

SECOND, It will expand with a few options from among them choose or click on your profile

LASTLY, Under about yourself, you will have a rectangular box to enter or write things which will describe you or your company

How to change site Language in WordPress

Here is how to change the site language in WordPress. You think about blogging with your native (mother tongue). It will be fine if you don’t have thoughts on monetizing and earn from it. You can do this just because you like it and provide information for people

Your target audience will be much lesser if you compare it with English written blogs. There is still a lot of people who search for anything or everything even if English is not their first language.

There are 123 language supported by WordPress

You can monetize your website if your language (Mother’s tongue) is recognized by Google through AdSense

FIRST, Login into your blog and click on settings which is the second from the bottom of the long list of options to be specific

SECOND, The options will expand with multiple options and it will choose general by default if not click on it which is first on the list

LASTLY, Look for site language, horizontally there will be a rectangular box pick your preferred one for your blog or website

How to add Favicon in WordPress

You can follow these steps on how to add Favicon in WordPress. I have talked a bit about it when I wrote about it for blogger. You can consider it apart of branding for you and your website/blog

The recent update rolls out by Google made it is necessary for every website/blog to have it, on the contrary, the sites who do not have it will have a penalty but nothing major will use your logo instead

The minimum recommended is 512 x 512 pixel which is for both the length (tall) and breath (wide). The site icon should be square in size

FIRST, Login to your blog and click on Appearance option on the left side of your interface

SECOND, It will expand with options, choose and click on customize

THIRD, A pop-up page will slide in the from the left side of your screen and click on the Site Identity option

FOURTH, You can see or find site icon on the lower part of the page and click on the select site icon

FIFTH, A page will load and click on the button to browse through your computer or you can do a drag and drop as well

SIXTH, The image or photo will be shown and will be chosen by default. Click on select button on the lower right side of the page

SEVEN, It will show you a preview on the page with the option to crop as per your liking.

You can click on Skip cropping option to go to the next step

LASTLY, Click on the Published button which is on the upper part on the next page

How to change timezone in WordPress

This is about how to change/configure the timezone in WordPress. You want the stats to sync up according to where you live. Even an hour apart will make a lot of difference in showing up the information you need to see or for it to show

Having setting to the country where you live will make it so easy for you because everything will be updated and you can see the right stats at the right time according to where or the country you live in

FIRST, Login to your blog and click on settings in the lower part of the option on the left side of your interface

SECOND, It will expand with multiple options but by default, it will choose general if it does not click on it

LASTLY, In the timezone option, you will have an option to change or choose your country or city to match where you are residing or living

After this, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on save changes