5 hidden WordPress things/features you might not know about.

Today we bring you the 5 Hidden WordPress things features you might not know about. Even if you use WordPress regularly, you probably have missed the following things. So, I have come up with a new blog including those hidden things. If you are looking for a premium WordPress theme, click here to view our top 10 premium WordPress theme. Hope you enjoy my blog.


Silence is Golden

Have you ever in your free time tried to explore WordPress files? Like index.php file inside wp-content? No. Let’s see what’s inside the file:
<?php

         // Silence is golden.

?>

Yeah, that’s it. That’s all inside the index file. Just an empty file with no code and a single line comment saying “Silence is golden”. Congratulation!! You have been trolled by the WordPress…but wait, there exists nothing for no reason, there has got to be some reason for this file being empty, what’s it? The answer is security. If this index file is not there than anyone can access site’s directory listing by navigating to and he can get all the assets used in your site, that is not desirable at any condition.

PS: You can turn directory listing off using .htaacess.


.maintenance File

 You have a website with thousands of users and ten thousands of page views every month. Now if you want to upgrade some features of your website, then it’s going to be a trouble for you being the developer because in the process if you commit a mistake that will be reflected to users that are viewing your site at the time, that doesn’t sound like a good thing. Now, what do you do? The solution is a .maintenance file. Just create a file named .maintenance on the root of your WordPress installation and put the following content in it.

<?php

  $upgrading = time();

?>

Now you can make any changes to your WordPress site at any level and your visitors will be shown a message “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute”. When you are done with the maintenance of your site, just delete the .maintenance file. If you want to change this message, create a file named maintenance.php inside a wp-content folder and write your message inside it.


Screen Options

Now, by default, each WordPress screen displays only the most commonly used functionalities. However, in the top-right of many WordPress screens, you’ll see a Screen Options button.

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Click this to open a drop-down menu that unlocks all the hidden features the screen has to offer.

 

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 &nbsp

For such an easy to understand HTML entity, the non-breaking space (NBSP&nbsp;) is being misused way too often.

Non-breaking spaces are just what they sound like — spaces where a line break will not occur. You should not use them to add space between words, sentences, or elements. Especially not elements.

At first glance, this may seem like a meaningless issue, but it can influence the overall quality of your website.

An example follows:

Lorem ipsum. &nbsp;Dolor sit amet.

Which of course results in:

Lorem ipsum.  Dolor sit amet.

Notice the extra space between the sentences?


Favicons

Many internet users – myself included – have a habit of opening up tons of tabs in one browser. When we do this, we depend on the favicon of each website to find the tab we want – it’s the little square symbol found on each tab.

WordPress now makes it super-easy to add favicons to your website. Simply open up the Customizer – Appearance > Customizer – then make your way to the Site Identity tab.

In the Site Icon section, you’ll be able to select an image from your media library to act as your favicon.

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Also, check out the most common web designing mistakes. Thank you.

 

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