From plugins and widgets to file manager tricks, you will come to know here how to use WordPress.

WordPress occupies more than five percent of the top ten thousands sites on the web. It has occupancy for about sixty percent of the content management system or CMS market. The process of searching out a host and installing WordPress can be known to anyone dealing with the internet for some time. The knowledge of installing plugins and widgets, permalinks and using the file manager to tweak a WordPress site has also to be acquired.

Plugins/Widgets in WordPress: They are usually used in the sidebar/sidebars, header, or footer. For multitude of objectives, they are used. For instance, they are used to create a mini photo galleries, text, site navigation, category menus, etc.

Sidebar of your site can be lengthened and widened as you can pile as many as you can.

Install them with a plugin. So, first thing you have to do is to find the plugin.

For instance, find out “WordPress photo gallery plugin” to create a photo gallery, or “WordPress photo gallery widget” in a search engine. Verify to find out if the plugin has been updated recently, never before a couple of years ago. An uninteresting and stale plugin will only regress your site’s performance.

Then, check the “Install Plugin” segment of your Dashboard.

Download the plugins as .zip files. Upload them to a WordPress site as if you are handling the theme files.

Generally, you will get a prompt to “Activate” the plugin from WordPress immediately after it is installed.

Lastly, make a click on the “Widgets” link, which can be found under the “Appearance” section of your Dashboard.

How you will use the Widget: A fresh and newly arrived widget or a bunch of their kind with the similar name as the plugin you just installed will come to be seen in the list of available widgets. You now have to drag the widget from the list in the middle onto one of the sidebars or footer or header on the right-hand side. Then, you need to drop it into the desired sidebar, configure it as needed, and go check out the changes on the actual site.

Permalinks: Consider permalinks to be a fancy name, because the “permanent link” is created whenever you add content to your WordPress site. By default, WordPress builds voluntarily an inexplicable, arithmetical address for any fresh post, page or media object uploaded to a site. For instance, a default post can seem to be looking like http://example.com/?p=N. This will look unpleasant and actually can take away from the general charm of a website. You can fix it simply.

Just go to the settings in the dashboard. Then, click on the permalinks. In the “Custom Structure” box, type in “/%category%/%postname%/” (without the quotes). Then, click on the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page.

How File Manager tricks and tweaks work:

Lastly, there are a few tricks to customize themes in WordPress. Premier of them is about the changing images in the file manager. C-Panel consists of an icon that is called “File Manager.” It’s probably the most vital icon obtainable in the C-Panel. You may find that clicking on taking you to a list of files and folders which make up the website.