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5 Amazing Hidden Features of WordPress

WordPress is undoubtedly the best blogging platform for most of the current bloggers. It provides tons of features, options, and easy access to users that you cannot find in any other competitor. For that reason, WordPress has become the biggest and common platform for writing articles for a blog. However, many wordpress users still don’t know some of the hidden features even though they are using WordPress for a pretty long time. There might be a feature that lets you do a specific action which the same you’ve been wondering how to do. Perhaps, it is ahead of you, but not visible.

Having said that, while writing an article on WordPress, sometimes you wish you had a so-called feature, so you could able to manage and write the article conveniently. But, who knows, maybe you haven’t realized you actually had that feature.

So, does this makes you wonder what are those 5 amazing hidden features of WordPress that you didn’t know existed? I’m sure you all are eager to know what are they, so Let’s get cracking!

1. Split posts into multiple pages

This is one of the best and wanted hidden features for a lot of bloggers. This mostly occurs to wonder in your mind when you’re reading an article on another blog. We all definitely must have stumbled on an article splitted into multiple pages. At that moment, we all curious to know how the author accomplished that. Do you know how to achieve the feature?

You may think it’s tricky, but apparently it just requires a piece of code :


<!–nextpage–>


Just copy this code and insert it on the place where you want to be parted.

split articles into multiple pages

Quite simple right? In this way, you could able to split posts into multiple pages just like you wanted. Although, you also may be wondering about the benefits of splitting the article. It is kind of ambivalent and mixed.

Yet, the two best benefits of this feature are:

  • More ads can be displayed
  • Generate more page views ( If you have a single page of the article, you’ll get 1 view. Whereas, if you have two pages of the article, you’ll get 2 views )

Then, what is the most negative element: 

  • People often don’t have the tendency to go through the next page. In this way, your bounce and engagement rate would diminish.
We all definitely must have stumbled on an article splitted into multiple pages. At that moment, we all curious to know how the author accomplished that Click To Tweet

 

2. Distraction-Free Writing Mode

To brainstorm and to get good savvy, many writers go to pleasant places for serenity. So, they could generate new ideas and thoughts. However, while writing the article, some bloggers on WordPress don’t prefer a screen with sidebar and panels. It’s a kind of distraction for those bloggers for writing a piece. So, if you’re among of them, you can simply ditch sidebar and panel by just unlocking a hidden feature with a click on the button at the right top of the WordPress editor.

Distraction free writing mode hidden features of wordpress 1

Are you seeing right there? Once you click on that button, WordPress will simply navigate you to a page with no panels or sidebars except the WordPress editor.

Distraction free writing mode hidden features of wordpress 2

Awesome right? In this way, you can do your writing and will be a free-distraction for you by just utilizing one of these hidden WordPress features.

 

3. Screen Options in WordPress

Screen options is nothing but a functionality you can see at the top second to the right. You may not realize that you had this feature throughout your time with WordPress.But, Once you open this function, you will be introduced to a number of hidden features of WordPress.

Screen Options

Right there, at the top second right, when you bang on that function. You will see numerous checkboxes for the visibility of sidebars and functionalities.

Screen Options 2

You may know these features, but still, many wordpress users don’t know about this hidden feature that could allow them to alter the visibility of the sidebars and boxes you see alongside with WordPress editor.

You can untick or tick the checkbox whichever you want to do. In the first 5 months of using WordPress, I hadn’t found this feature until the moment I inadvertently found out. This came as handy and helpful for me, so I could get rid of some unnecessary boxes for me. As you can see, you can lock or unlock any sidebar and boxes. This is how my screen options look like.

4. Toolbar Toggle and Keyboard Shortcuts

Toolbar Toggle is certainly one of the best-hidden features on WordPress. With this hidden feature, you can efficiently write the articles and gives more value to your article by saving time of your WordPress term. This will definitely come as a worthwhile and functional feature for you.

Without having to click the options to get a specific impression to the text. You can also perform everything with a keyboard by just unbarring a hidden feature.

Keyboard Shortcuts wordpress

I’m pretty sure you always curious about how to change the color of the text. So Right there, you can see the option called ” Toolbar Toggle” which introduces you to numerous practical hidden features for WordPress editor.

Keyboard Shortcuts hidden features of wordpress

You can exploit all these useful features to make your article as good as possible. You can do :

  • Strike-Through: Give strike throughs to a text
  • Horizontal Line: Horizontal lines to divide the text as I did at the beginning to isolate the code.
  • Text Color: Change colors of the text
  • Pasting the text
  • Clear Formatting: Eliminate any format applied on text
  • Special Characters
  • Indent: Adjust the indent, either can increase or decrease
  • Undo and Redo
  • Finally, Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts is one of the most necessary and useful functionalities required for bloggers. It is a time-saving and helpful hidden feature for wordpress users while writing articles. If you just found out this feature, surely this will be handy.

As you see, there are tons of keyboard shortcuts for almost every function. You can easily do your work efficiently from now.

 

5.Quick Edit and Sticky Posts

The final hidden feature of wordpress is quick editing and sticky posts. These features are very helpful in the times when you’re busy and as well as to target the specific article to the users when they land on your blog.

You might always been curious about how to target a specific article in your blog. When you have some articles that are comprehensive, important, and insightful. You may want to target to the audience when they land on your site so, they will redirect to your most popular and informative article.

Sticky posts feature is useful and comes as handy for most of the bloggers. To activate, there are two ways to achieve this feature.

The first method :

sticky post hidden features of wordpress

Just click edit and tick sticky posts.

The second method ( QUICK EDIT ) :

While we’re talking about the second method of stick posts, you are gonna need to know about this quick edit feature.

Quick Edit hidden feature wordpress

In the all posts page, you will see options under every post you wrote. Click on quick edit

Quick Edit hidden features wordpress 2

With a quick edit feature, you can do all the fundamental things of your every post. You may think you need to go through every post and edit in wordpress editor page. But, you can see it’s wholly unnecessary. Just click on the quick edit and there you go, you can alter titles, slug, authors, categories, and tags including the sticky post which we’re talking about. You can make sticky posts and also perform the basic aspects of your articles.

 

So, these are the hidden features on WordPress, I’m pretty sure you all bowled over after seeing these 5 amazing hidden features of WordPress that are actually handy for you.

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Britt K
26 days ago

Great tips! I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard about the keyboard shortcuts before. How did I not know that those exist??? I use the distraction-free writing option quite often to keep myself focused on the work in front of me. It’s a great way to maximize your productivity.

Lisa | Mind and Body Intertwined

Loved this! I didn’t know any of these features, so I’m definitely going to okay with them, especially the last one!

Sarah
23 days ago

Love these. The distraction free writing mode I forget about as I switch from the app to desktop but now you’ve reminded me again!

Angie
22 days ago

Great tips! I didn’t know all of these WordPress gems, so thank you for that. Learning something new everyday!

Cathy
22 days ago

Great tips! I didn’t know about these. Thanks

Nicole
20 days ago

I didn’t know about the keyboard shortcuts! Thank you for this ist 🙂

Melina Elisa
20 days ago

I had no idea that you can click the “X” to remove the side panels! That’s such a cool feature, I’m going to have to give it a try next time, since I get distracted so easily! xx

Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

Jenna
20 days ago

These are really awesome tricks! I love learning all I can about what WordPress has to offer. Thank you!

Crystal Green
20 days ago

These are great things to use on WordPress. I have found that with each update that they make things easier.

Päivi /Delight Digital Direction

These are all great tips for WordPress, thanks for sharing! I wasn’t quite sure what sticky posts are but after reading your post I got the idea of them. 🤓

Michelle
13 days ago

Thanks for the tips. WordPress is such a powerful platform and there’s so much to learn. I’m trying new things all the time and I always appreciate these kind of posts.

Louise Grace
13 days ago

I’ve been using WordPress for around 2 years and didn’t know some of these options! Thanks so much for sharing, will be trying out the keyboard shortcuts on my next post 👍

Lee WH
13 days ago

Mind blown – good read and signing in now to check one feature as we speak

Lee | https://wrestlingwithhotels.co.uk/

Jessica
12 days ago

Great tips. I didn’t know any of these.

Nina | Lemons and Luggage
Nina | Lemons and Luggage
6 days ago

Great tips! I had never even thought about some of these!

Shikha
6 days ago

Hey,

great post. I am using WordPress since long but I was not aware about these features.

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