- 15 Cool Things You (maybe) Didn’t Know WordPress Can Do
15 Cool Things You (maybe) Didn’t Know WordPress Can Do
Hide/Rearrange Dashboard Widgets
Sort & reorder pages
Click on Title or Date to sort Pages in the admin, or more permanently reorder them using the Order number (accessible via Quick Edit): 0 is the default value, the lowest numbers will be at the top of the list (including negative integers), and higher numbers are moved to the bottom of the list.
Simple Page Ordering plugin makes it even easier to manage this.
Bulk Edit Posts & Pages
Bulk edit on the Pages screen is useful for turning comments off and applying Page Templates when you install a new theme. Bulk editing posts is very useful when you create a new Category or Tag that applies to previously published content, or when you want to start use Post Formats.
You can easily embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo by just copying the link to the YouTube or video page and pasting it on a new line in a Post or Page.
Embedding uploaded video and audio is easy too!
On a mac, use Ctrl+Cmd+Space to bring up the Emoji keyboard. On Windows you might need to copy & paste from a site like GetEmoji.com.
Drag & Drop Media
You can drag & drop media from your file browser to upload when you are in the Media Library, the Media > Add New admin page, the Add Media dialogue when editing a Post or Page, and into the content editor for Posts and Pages.
You can scale, crop, rotate and flip images from the WordPress image editor.
Insert Multiple Images
Hold down Ctrl (or Cmd on Mac) to select multiple individual images, or Shift to select multiple consecutive images for insert into a Post or Page; similar to how you would to select multiple files on your computer.
Change (Edit) Media Selection
Edit Selection link at the bottom of the Add Media dialogue is a lot easier to rearrange the order of images before you insert them into your content than after.
Custom Links in Menus
Use Screen Options to enable more menu features. Appearance Menus Screen on codex.wordpress.org.
Widgets are like Ewoks: they are small, helpful, some a cuter than others, and they both have silly names with the letter W in them!
You can now setup widgets without users seeing them until you are ready (unlike the Appearance > Widget screen that autosaves, and might save a partially setup widget).
We had some questions on:
- WordPress Networks (multisite)
- Post reordering (chronological instead of reverse chronological)
- What a good resource for learning more about stuff in the WordPress admin?
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