Use custom titles for your menu items

WordPress automatically assigns titles to menu items, based on the title of the item added. For example, if we add a link to a page called “Booking” on our menu, the menu item will be titled “Booking”. Sometimes you might want a different title than the default one applied by WordPress. Let’s see how we […]

Add a custom class to a menu item

Sometimes you might need to highlight one of your menu items, give it a special look to attract attention. This can easily be done by adding a custom CSS class to it and applying the proper styles to it. To add a custom class, go to Appearance > Menus and activate CSS Classes using Screen Options. Next go to your […]

Create an empty link on the menu

Sometimes you might need to have a top menu item that just won’t link to anything, to serve as a group title for the sub-menu items below it. WordPress won’t allow you to create  an empty custom link though. To bypass this limitation we can create a custom link that points to the # symbol. […]

Disable user registration

Now that WordPress has moved past its blogging roots, it’s common to built a WordPress site where user registration is redundant. Disabling user registration on WordPress is very easy. All you need to do is go to Settings > General   and in the Membership section uncheck the Anyone can register box. click the Save changes  button below […]

Make menu link open in new page

Let’s say you have created a custom link on your menu and you want it to open on a new tab when the visitor clicks it. To do that, go to Appearance > Menus, click Screen Options and enable Link Target. next visit your menu item, click the small arrow to its right to expand it and then […]

Create a custom link on your menu

Sometimes you might need to add a link to your site’s main menu that is not part of your pages or posts, a link to another site, a service etc. To do that you need to go to Appearance > Menus and use the Custom Links tab. Fill in the URL and the menu item’s title and click the Add […]

Screen Options

Some aspects of the work area on your dashboard are by default hidden to prevent cluttering and avoid confusing the novice user. These include the author metabox on posts, the slug metabox on pages and many more. To modify what appears when editing a post, a page, a custom post type or the menu page […]

Switch editor mode

There are two ways you can utilize to write/edit your posts on WordPress, the Visual and the Text editor. The visual editor is a WYSIWYG editor, which emulates a Word-like functionality, but if you want to get fancy with your text, for example, want to use specific HTML or CSS etc, you can’t do that. […]

Change a post’s slug

In some cases, while using pretty permalinks you might want to modify the post’s slug, either because you accidentally used the same title as another post and ended up with a ‘-2’ at the end of the URL or you are using a page and used a slug that triggers a post type archive etc. To […]

Pretty permalinks

By default the permalink structure on WordPress is rather ugly and non descriptive so you might want to change it to what is called “pretty permalinks”. To do that go to Settings > Permalinks and switch from default to Post name.

How to find the post ID

Each post, page or custom post type in WordPress carries a unique numeric ID, this ID might be used in all sorts of ways so let’s  see how we can find it when we need it. Go to your dashboard and open the post/page in question for editing, look at your browser’s address bar, you will […]