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Create URL Redirects in WordPress using Redirection

A redirect maps one webpage to another and is a useful way to keep site visitors interacting with your site. Creators benefit from redirects mainly from traffic retention whether there was a typo in a URL, content had been removed from your site and it returns with a 404 error, or if you deal with moving or managing multiple domain names.

The redirection plugin provides a redirection manager for managing 301 redirects, logging 404 errors, migrating permalinks, and general clean up of loose ends.

Getting Started with Gutenberg (Block Editor) in WordPress

Previously, the Classic Editor was the default editor for WordPress. It lacked the ability to format individual content elements, and it required additional plugins and some coding knowledge to achieve the desired outcomes. However, this was not beginner friendly to many individuals who wanted to create a site without much technical knowledge.

In an attempt to enhance the experience, the Gutenberg editor was developed and introduced as a DIY, beginner friendly editor. Through the use of drag and drop content blocks, Gutenberg allowed for the creation of rich content with a simpler interface and easier execution of added elements.

Gutenberg does not require installation for WordPress sites 5.0 and later as it became the default editor for increased user experience. Further information can be found on the plugin page for Gutenberg by Gutenberg Team.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create pages using the Gutenberg editor.

Create Draft Revisions using Yoast Duplicate Post in WordPress

Content creators may want to repurpose old content or simply update it. A great solution is to use the Yoast Duplicate Post plugin. It allows for the duplication of posts and pages.

A user can create a draft revision of an existing page or post and later republish this content when they are done modifying. Republishing overrides the previous post. Another way to repurpose content is to edit previous content and publish it as new posts.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the Yoast Duplicate Post plugin.

How to Create a Table of Contents in WordPress

Including a table of contents on your site’s posts allows you to see the structure of long posts and helps with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This addition will improve user experience by allowing the readers to quickly navigate to relevant sections of your post without having to scroll.

Incorporating a table of contents may be achieved through full-blown plugins such as Easy Table of Contents, Table of Contents Plus, and LuckyWP Table of Contents or by incorporating Gutenberg block plugins such as Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg or Ultimate Blocks.

In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to use each of these plugins.

Track Site Activity on your WordPress Site

Keeping track of all your site activity is difficult, time consuming, and confusing especially when you have tens of users or more.

Incorporating an activity logger plugin such as the Activity Log (free) or the WP Activity Log (free + premium) for monitoring and tracking every activity in WordPress is a solution. The benefits of these plugins include automatic tracking of user logins, user profile changes, content updates, file exports, network changes, and so much more.

The plugins run behind the scenes which helps to maintain satisfactory site and admin performance. The opportunity to automate activity logging helps to better organization and management of your site and its content. However, if your site is heavily trafficked it may cause performance issues since it is logging all activity.