There are countless hidden Features of WordPress Unknown to Most Users, some are undocumented, some discovered and written. Yes, there are some features those you might not know even after using WordPress for past few years! Here we go.
What Hidden Features of WordPress we have highlighted
We have highlighted the Hidden Features of WordPress, which are relatively easy to use and test by almost any level of user. We have omitted the Hidden Features tricks with some core files, we published about some of them before too.
Here are some Hidden Features of WordPress
Try to navigate to this url (replace with ours’ domain name) :
http://thecustomizewindows.com/wp-admin/ usually points to the dashboard, options.php shows many things, some of them might be leftovers by uninstalled and deleted plugins :
So, we need to clean up the SQL database Table later to get rid of this leftover.
If you add this thing :
In HTML mode, it will split the post. This page break is documented in WordPress official website under Splitting Content » NextPage (Pagination).
Everyone knows the function of ‘Screen Options’ on the top right side of your post editor page. It is not really among Hidden Features. But the thing is that, this ‘Screen Options’ tray is full of other options in related pages. Like if you pull it on dashboard screen, the ‘Screen Options’ changes, if you navigate to Pages, it changes accordingly.
Probably you do not know, just like your operating system, there are lot of shortcuts in the Post Editor page. Most important is Undo action by pressing CTRL + Z key combination. You will get all from the Help icon in Kitchen Sink in Editor > Hot Keys.
Often, you will face a bug, while you are logged in, trying to save the post draft, “Are you sure you want to do this?” white screen appears. This is a pathetic screen. Basically you have logged out and was writing on a dead (not logged in) post editor. Clicking Yes option is the worst choice. Its better to hit the back button of browser. If you click yes, nothing will be saved as draft. So, go back, open another tab and sign out and sign it, then save the draft. I do not know how others write! But, most logical to get this problem out is to save it as draft, just after giving the Title. This registers the post with a post id in MySQL database and further step is less likely to provoke it later. If this regularly happens, then it is a separate issue, probably some plugin is creating the problem.
If you ever have degraded the PHPMyAdmin or MYSQL version, most SEO plugins which handles the Meta descriptions, will face a bug. The meta will be present on the old post in front end, but will appear as blank in front end. Never hit update! All Meta will be vanished. You have a nice way if you need to revision the post – copy the meta description, keywords etc from HTML source of the front end. Then put them and save.
Where is the Hidden Features ? Its MySQL which could not rightly adapt. WordPress itself tried the best to keep the frontend looking error free.
Most noticed Hidden Features of WordPress go unnoticed. Backend of WordPress is always slower than the frontend, there are many reasons. WordPress is tuned in a way so that the frontend performs better. If it goes very slow, this is a tell-tale sign that the database needs a bit caring.