5 More Tips For New WordPress Users

1. Use a Custom Homepage

By default, WordPress shows your latest posts on the homepage of your website. You can change that and use any page as your site’s homepage. First, you need to create a new page in WordPress, and you can name this page Home. Next, you will need to create another page, and let’s call this page Blog, as you will use it to display your blog posts.

Now go to¬†Settings ¬Ľ Reading¬†page in your WordPress admin and under the ‚ÄėFront page displays‚Äô option and switch to ‚ÄėA static page‚Äô.

After that, you can select the pages you just created as your home and blog pages.

2. Install Google Analytics in WordPress

Google Analytics is one of the must-have tools for WordPress site owners. It allows you to see where your users are coming from and what they are doing on your website. It will only start tracking your website users after you install it. That’s why it is important to have it set up when you launch your website. This way, you’ll have all the historical data to track and compare your website’s growth. The best way to install Google Analytics is by using the MonsterInsights plugin. It is the best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress and shows beautiful reports right inside your WordPress admin area.

Simply install and activate the MonsterInsights plugin. For more details, see our tutorial on how to install a WordPress plugin. Upon activation, the plugin will walk you through the setup. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup. For detailed instructions, see our step-by-step guide on how to install Google Analytics in WordPress.

3. Password Protect WordPress Admin Directory

The WordPress admin directory is where you perform all administrative tasks on your website. It is already password-protected, as users are required to enter a username and password before they can access the admin area. However, by adding another layer of authentication, you can make it difficult for hackers to gain access to your WordPress site.

4. Show Images in Rows and Columns

By default, when you add multiple images to a WordPress post, they would appear right next to each other or on top of each other. This does not look very good because your users will have to scroll a lot to see all of them. This can be solved by displaying images in a grid layout. You can use the Gallery block to display images in a grid of rows and columns. You can also use the columns block to display images side by side. If you want to display an image next to the text, then you can try Text and Media block.

5. Allow Users to Subscribe to Comments

Normally, when users leave a comment on your website, they will have to manually visit the same article again to see if you or other users replied to comments. Wouldn’t it be better if users were able to get email notifications about new comments on your posts? Here is how to add this feature to your website.

Simply install and activate the¬†Subscribe to Comments Reloaded¬†plugin. Upon activation, you need to visit¬†Settings ¬Ľ Subscribe to Comments to configure the plugin settings.