How to Manage WordPress Comments (+ 8 Best Plugins)

Comment sections are often seen as a standard feature for websites and blogs. They can be great for engagement and provide vital feedback about your content, but they also require good management and moderation.

Whether you’ve decided to allow them on your posts or not, it’s essential that you know how to implement, manage, and disable comments in WordPress. To help you become a pro at WordPress comment settings, we’ve put together an extensive guide that covers what comments are, where to find them, how to manage them, and how to prevent comment spam. We also give our top picks for the best WordPress comment plugins.  

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How to Create a Custom Login Page in WordPress (3 Methods)

By default, the login page seen by visitors on your site is the same as the one used by admins. While this page is functional, its design is very basic, with a lot of white space and the WordPress logo front and center. It doesn’t do much to support your branding or offer visitors a user-friendly experience.

Creating a custom login page is a relatively easy improvement you can make to your WordPress site. Depending on the kind of site you run, many of your visitors may interact with this page at some point, so a custom WordPress login page presents an opportunity to improve their experience.

In this article, we’ll talk about the advantages of a WordPress custom login page, cover several methods for creating one, and explore some best practices for user experience and security.

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How to Create, Add, & Edit a WordPress Navigation Menu

Wondering how to create and customize a menu in WordPress? Navigation menus list your most important pages, allowing visitors quick access no matter where they are on your site. The built-in WordPress menu editor is pretty powerful, but can take some getting used to.

If you don’t know where to start or need help customizing your menu with certain features, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get your new and improved navigation menu up and running.

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9 Best WordPress Video Plugins to Upload, Host, & Play Videos

Videos are a fantastic way to communicate with your visitors and boost engagement, and they’re becoming increasingly common on websites. In fact, Social Media Week reported that videos will soon make up 82 percent of worldwide internet traffic.

Many people decide to use a plugin to add videos to their site, but a quick search of the plugin repository will reveal a huge array of options.

To help you choose the best way to display videos on your website, we’ve examined the best plugins and compared them based on their features, pros and cons, ease of use, and pricing. 

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Publish Blog Posts to Your Telegram Channel Automatically With JetpackWP Bot

With the JetpackWP Bot for Telegram, you can now automatically share blog posts from any Jetpack-powered WordPress site (including any site hosted at WordPress.com) directly to a Telegram channel. This free tool saves time sharing content to Telegram, where readers can subscribe to read your posts just as easily as they would via email or social media.

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How to Find, Access, & Edit wp-config.php in WordPress

What is wp-config.php in WordPress?

The wp-config.php file is a WordPress installation core file containing the details of your website’s most crucial configuration settings. The prefix ‘wp’ stands for ‘WordPress,’ ‘config’ is short for ‘configuration,’ and the file type ‘.php’ indicates the type of code contained in the file — PHP. 

Without wp-config.php, your website simply wouldn’t function. WordPress requires this file, most importantly, to connect to your database where information like WordPress settings, post content, theme and plugin settings, and user data is all stored. Not only is wp-config.php the bridge between your site’s files and your database, it also allows you to include security keys; change table prefixes; relocate core WordPress file folders like wp-plugins, wp-uploads, and wp-content; and perform other advanced configurations.

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What is a WordPress Child Theme? + How to Create & Use One

One of the best parts of using WordPress is that you’re free to choose from thousands of themes. Even better, you can fully customize your chosen option, right down to modifying its code. But if you’re going to make significant changes to a theme, you’ll need to know how WordPress child themes work.

A child theme is a “copy” that you can use to add any customizations to a WordPress theme. Using a child theme prevents you from losing your custom settings if you update the parent theme (which should happen often!).

In this article, we’ll explain what a WordPress child theme is and when to use it. We’ll then show you how to create a child theme in WordPress step by step, customize it, and more. 

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New version of Jetpack!

Jetpack 11.1 – Under-the-hood improvements for your site

On the back of our major launch last month of our new individual plugins, in this release we have shipped some under-the-hood improvements for an enhanced Jetpack experience.

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Jetpack Search Improvements: Helping your visitors find more of what they are looking for

If you own a site or online store with lots of content or products, search is vital to ensure that your visitors find what they need quickly. For example, people on eCommerce sites are 2x more likely to purchase something when they search.

It’s not enough just to have a search box on your site; the quality of the search results can make or break your visitors’ experience. If visitors can’t find what they are looking for right away, chances are they will go elsewhere, and you will miss out on that purchase or engagement with your site.

The search experience you get out of the box with a self-hosted WordPress site is pretty basic. It is primarily designed to search over your blog and page archives; you either get a hit with your search or don’t.

We strongly recommend using a dedicated plugin like Jetpack Search for your site or store’s search experience.

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