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Getting Started with Comments in WordPress

An essential part of a successful blog is commenting. Comments are expressions of opinions or reactions to content on a page. These expressions allow a community to be fostered by allowing users to interact with others. They allow for additional questions to be asked and answered.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to manage comments in WordPress.

WordPress has a few settings to configure for comment sections across the website and two settings per post. There are also two recommended plugins for disabling or deleting comments and providing a subscription system for comments.

Display Content in Grids using Layout Grid Block in WordPress

Customizing the layout with columns is not always simple. Layouts are an essential part of the user’s experience on your site and will help retain visitors by making the experience better.

The Layout Grid Block plugin allows for creating column-based layouts within the block editor. Creating an appealing design for your content can be done with one block, and customizing is simple. Everything can be done with a few quick clicks, from adding columns to customizing how different devices view the page.

Analyze Blocks using Find My Blocks in WordPress

Whether managing a handful or a hundred content pages, there comes a time when we analyze the content. It is helpful to know what blocks are used either through the core or through additional plugins, where they are located, and how many of them are on the site.

Find My Blocks makes compiling all block types and their locations simple. Everything is displayed in one window and can be filtered and sorted.

Create Tables using TablePress in WordPress

Creating tables is a great way to display data on your WordPress site. With Gutenberg, there is a table block that will allow for basic tables to be inserted into the page. However, the tables are set to the page they live on and there is no option for importing CSV meaning tables can only be created manually.

The TablePress plugin eliminates these issues. This plugin is used to display tabular data on the page. It allows tables to live on the site’s backend and be embedded onto multiple pages through shortcodes. It also has an option for importing CSV files to prefill tables. These features allow for the easy creation of tables and enable the developers to hold tables in the library for future use.

Create Forms using Contact Form 7 in WordPress

There are several reasons for incorporating contact forms into your site: reduce spam emails by having a form instead of freely adding your email to the site; collect user information; generate leads by tracking site visitors and creating ways to analyze target audiences; allow users to leave a message directly from your site which keeps the user engaged; building out an email list; and keeping track of user inquiries.

The simplest solution to the points above is to use Contact Form 7 in conjunction with Flamingo. Contact Form 7 allows developers to create contact forms with ease, manage multiple forms in one place, and easily implement them into new or existing pages. Flamingo then solves the issue of keeping all the information in one spot to be easily analyzed.

Control Block Visibility using Conditional Blocks in WordPress

Each visitor and customer who visits your site is unique. You will want to make the content dynamic and hide certain blocks for the type of screen the user is accessing your site from.

The simple solution is to use the Conditional Blocks plugin to change the visibility of certain blocks as well as determine the minimum and maximum size of the screens. While there is a premium version, it is not necessary to achieve the basic conditionals of showing blocks based on screen sizes or users logged in.

Conditionally Display Blocks using Block Visibility in WordPress

Each site is unique to its visitor. There are times when an editor will want to hide certain blocks from visibility depending on the user role, the type of user, or the screen size the website is viewed from.

A solution to adding conditions to content blocks is to install the Block Visibility plugin, which gives visibility control to many types of blocks and additional features to schedule content visibility.

How to Manage Images and Files in WordPress

WordPress has one centralized location to manage all the media on your site – Media Library. This is where you can add, change, and view any media including documents, images, and videos to be used throughout your site. It allows you to organize and filter your uploads, edit images, attach media assets to certain pages and posts, as well add additional information such as alternative text and captions to assets.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to manage media assets in WordPress.

Navigate Backend pages using Admin Search in WordPress

Sometimes when working on a site, there is a lot of jumping between backend pages. One may want to know if a plugin is currently used, cross checking content for a certain keyword, or even searching terms in taxonomies.

The Admin Search plugin brings up results from your whole site in a single interface that integrates to your admin interface. One keyboard shortcut allows you to search for anything from post types and comments to taxonomies and admin pages.

Debug Performance issues using Query Monitor in WordPress

The Query Monitor plugin is a developer toolbar that sits at the bottom of the WordPress site. Developers like to see more information about their site to help identify errors, elements on the page, calls, accessing database queries to see if JavaScript and CSS tools are loaded, and other useful information of their site. Query monitor assists in presenting information about elements of the site while it is being built.