Frequently Asked Questions About WordPress in 2021

Have a question? No problem – we get a ton of questions about WordPress every day. To help we thought we’d share and expand on some of the most common questions we’ve been asked about WordPress! We’ll cover tons of topics including:

Keep reading (and scrolling) to go through all our FAQs for WordPress.

Quick Questions About WordPress

WordPress is written InPHP Programming Language
WordPress is aPHP based Open source Content Management System
WordPress is developed ByMatt Mullenweg and Mike Little
WordPress SupportsUnix-like, Windows, Linux operating Systems
WordPress DependenciesPHP 7 or above, HTTPS, Mysql or MariaDB, Nginx or Apache with mod_rewrite module
WordPress LicenceGPLv2+
WordPress Current Stable release5.6.1(February 3, 2021)

Not sure if WordPress is right for you? Here are answers to basic question about WordPress, what it is, how much it costs and more.

1). What is WordPress?

WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) that you can use to power your website on your own hosting plan. WordPress makes creating a blog, landing page, online store, forum, or another website possible for users around the world.

Meet WordPress

WordPress started in 2003 when Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg created a fork of b2/cafelog. The need for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system was clear even then. Today, WordPress is built on PHP and MySQL, and licensed under the GPLv2. It is also the platform of choice for over 39% of all sites across the web.

The WordPress open source project has evolved in progressive ways over time — supported by skilled, enthusiastic developers, designers, scientists, bloggers, and more. WordPress provides the opportunity for anyone to create and share, from handcrafted personal anecdotes to world-changing movements. People with a limited tech experience can use it “out of the box”, and more tech-savvy folks can customize it in remarkable ways.

Confused about the differences between the two versions of WordPress? Have a look at this complete guide on WordPress.com vs WordPress.org and why we think WordPress.org is the better choice.

WordPress current stable version is on 03 Feb 2021 of WordPress is 5.6.1. You can download it free without any cost from https://wordpress.org/latest.zip.

2). What are minimum requirements to run WordPress?

  • PHP 7 or greater
  • MySQL 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB 10.0 or greater
  • The mod_rewrite Apache module
  • HTTPS support(Recommended)

3). What language is WordPress written in?

The following are the programming languages used in WordPress:

  • PHP (Programming Language)
    • Core files
    • Themes
    • Plugins
  • MySQL (Relational Database Management System)
  • HTML, CSS (Frontend)
  • JavaScript (If you need specific functionality then you can add it)
  • Client-side libraries
    • JQuery
    • ReactJS

WordPress also uses many PHP and JavaScript libraries but I have only mentioned important ones.

4). What are the disadvantages of using WordPress?

1. Not that much secure-

WordPress provides a very secure platform to its users but it’s not considering that hackers won’t break through it. Everything has its downside too. Hackers are master in finding that vulnerability in any system. And when it is found they can destroy your website in a way that it cannot be reconstructed again. And after finding that loophole they can apply the same method to destroy all the websites available of the same type.

2. Plugins-

Plugins available on the WordPress are developed by third party people. Some of them are just made for hobby and doing an experiment with their own website and then made it publicly available. Now that plug-in is installed on your website and may be chances that it will work or not. Maybe it will not work cooperatively with your other plugins. Most of these plug-ins are not regularity updated by their developers so hackers can find a loophole to hack the website.

If there is any break in a plugin, it can take more than enough time to fix it. There are chances of core system to fail due to this reason plug-ins don’t work properly. It is fixed when the developer sends an updated file of the plugin. Until the moment you have to wait.

3. More Features, More complications-

Yes, there is a wide range of plug-ins available on WordPress but sometimes you cannot find the choice of yours or functionality wanted from the plug-in. In such terms, you have to compromise with a similar plug-in or develop a custom plug-in which makes it costlier. On the other hand, a custom web developer can design the whole website in his own way and set up the plug-in with his own requirement and needs which makes it perfect to use and less costly.

4. Search Engine Optimization-

SEO plug-ins can make the work of website optimization easy but are not that much result-driven. Custom Web developers make highly effective plug-ins, very well suitable for the website which optimizes the content of the website and makes it visible for the search engines.

5. Common Themes-

WordPress avail thousands of themes to its customers and business people but the drop point is when they choose a particular theme and use it on their website there are also chances that plenty of more customers would be using the same design. On the other hand, a custom web developer can design a website theme according to customer’s choice and that design will be only one in the world.

6. Migrating servers-

WordPress websites are powered by third-party servers or web hosts. For various reasons, websites are required to be moved from one server to another. Situations are complex here because for a custom website it is easy to migrate or shifting hosts but WordPress website can take a longer time.

7. Creativity is not much applicable to WordPress-

Designs, templates, fonts style, structure, all are pre-set on WordPress. When you start editing a website with own creativity it takes a similar time as making a custom website and without a deep knowledge of HTML, PHP coding and CSS it’s not possible.

5). Do I need to learn PHP for WordPress?’

If you’re goal is to create themes and plugins either for yourself or for others to use, then learning PHP is going to be one of the many languages you would benefit from learning. The others are HTML, CSS, JS and of course the vast number of WordPress Functions.

If you’re just looking to own a website powered by WordPress and use a Premade theme and plugins, there really is no pressing need to learn to code.

Many website owners run successful websites with WordPress and have no desire to learn how to code. That’s what makes WordPress such a great piece of software, it is for both coders and non-coders.

What does typically happen is people who don’t code will use WordPress and then over time will start picking up some HTML and CSS. You will also find that they will get a basic understanding of PHP (maybe not at a developer’s level).

Curiosity tends to lead people to inspect what’s going on under the hood. I encourage people to get familiar with WordPress Code and play around with it in a safe environment like your local computer.

All you need is:

  • Free Text Editor like Atom
  • Free Local Web Server like WAMP or MAMP or XAMPP
  • Fresh download of WordPress
  • Fresh copies of your favorite Themes and Plugins
  • Your curiosity

There are some other tools you may want to use as well, like an FTP Program and the one I recommend is FileZilla. The other tool I like using is a diff checker called MELD. It works for all operating systems and can help you identify changes in code.

Either way, just have fun either being a blogger or an aspiring WordPress Developer or both.

6). How long does it take to learn WordPress?

WordPress CMS management software is used to create blog and business websites. It will take 3 to 6 months to learn website creation and management skills.

7.) What are skills need to be a WordPress developer?

WordPress developers have a wide range of skills they can use in their job. Here are some examples:

  1. WordPress knowledge: You should know all of the basics of how WordPress works, and how you can build on top of the platform. You should also know why businesses use WP, and how it can be used by businesses to help them achieve their goals. In addition, you’ll need to know how to work with themes and plugins and build on top of them.
  2. Knowledge of Required Programming Languages: As a WP developer, you’ll need to be proficient in the core languages used by the internet. The first three languages you’ll need to know are HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. HTML is a markup language that determines the structure of a webpage. CSS, when used alongside HTML, is used to design web pages. JavaScript is a language that determines how a web application will function and allows users to interact with webpages. You may also want to learn PHP, the language WP is built on.
  3. Search Engine Optimization (SEO): One of the primary reasons companies use WP is because it offers a variety of SEO features that make it easy to distribute content through the internet. So, you should know how SEO works.
  4. Content Management: As a WP developer, you should know the basics of content management and how businesses coordinate digital content strategies. This is important because you’ll be designing technologies to help businesses with their content, and so you should be aware of how their processes work, and what businesses need in Content Management Tools.
  5. Responsive Design: You’ll likely have to make aesthetic changes to a website’s front-end, or even create completely new designs. So, you should know about how responsive web design works and how you can design websites which are usable on multiple devices.

Checkout complete Tutorial – How to Become a WordPress Developer in 2021

8). Does WordPress require coding?

WordPress is a great system because you don’t need to know anything about coding if you want to just have a website or blog. You could have an extremely successful website that you sell digital goods or services on, share your thoughts and ideas and become a thought leader in your specific niche.

You can just:

  • Buy a domain name,
  • Get your hosting account,
  • Install WordPress,
  • Choose your theme,
  • install your plugins
  • and you’re off to the races.

If you want to learn more about coding, then WordPress is one of the most well documented platforms out there.

WordPress also has one of the largest communities that is more than willing to share what they know to help others out. Especially here on Quora.

Below are a few resources to get you started.

Those will get you started and help you even when you’re seasoned at using WordPress.

9). How To Install WordPress?

  • Download and unzip the WordPress package.
  • Create a database for WordPress on your server, as well as a MySQL user who will have access and modify rights.
  • This step is optional. Find and rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php. Now edit the file and add your database information.
  • Upload your WordPress files to the desired location on the server. If you want to integrate WordPress into your domain, move all contents of the WordPress directory into the root directory of your server.
  • If you want to have WordPress installation in its subdirectory on your website, create the blog directory on the server and upload contents to the list via FTP.

Checkout Complete Tutorial – How to install WordPress Complete Guide.

10). What is the difference between WordPress and Wix?

Both WordPress and WIX allow you to create a desktop and mobile website without writing any code but they have several differences. These are the major differences you should be concerned about when choosing one or the other:

Note: There are two versions of WordPress: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. This will cover WordPress.org.

Web Hosting:

WordPress:

  • You can use any third-party web host.
  • You’ll have to pay a monthly fee for web hosting services.
  • Most third-party hosts give you a lot of features to manage your hosting account.

WIX:

  • Your WIX account comes with free web hosting.
  • You can only host your WIX website on WIX.
  • The options for managing your hosting account are slim to none.

Ease of Use

WordPress:

  • Easy to get started. You or your web host install WordPress then you start building your website.
  • No drag and drop interface by default. You’ll have to install a third-party plugin like Elementor for drag and drop features or use menus to create items.
  • Many templates and plugins can be found in WordPress. Everything else you’ll have to find elsewhere.
  • You’ll have to find solutions to problems online or pay extra for technical support.

WIX:

  • Easy to get started. Create an account and start building your website right away.
  • Drag and drop interface. Drag and drop items where you’d like them to appear on the screen.
  • Everything you need such as templates, apps, and images are free from within your WIX account.
  • Technical support available by email or via the WIX Help Center.

Flexibility

WordPress:

  • Can host your website on most if not all third-party web hosts.
  • Third-party web hosts provide a variety of tools to configure your website.
  • Can start with WordPress.com if don’t want to manage the hosting side of your website.
  • Over 10,000 free and premium themes available plus you can create your own.
  • Many developers contribute to making plugins. There are usually several plugins for the same type of application.

WIX:

  • WIX is the only place you can host a WIX website.
  • You have virtually no tools to manage how your website is hosted.
  • You have to use what they provide. You can’t create your own apps or templates.
  • The features you need to customize your website might require you to upgrade to a more expensive plan.

Price

WordPress:

The WordPress software is free, but you’ll have to pay for web hosting services. Web hosting services can cost between $3 – $10 a month for a shared hosting account. Premium themes and plugins will increase the cost of your website but are not required.

WIX:

The majority of what you’ll pay for a WIX website comes from the plan you choose. You can start with a limited free plan. Premium accounts will cost between $13 – $27 a month to start. All WIX templates are free. You can optionally choose to purchase premium apps which will add to the overall cost of your website.

11). List some features of WordPress.

WordPress powers more than 28% of the web and this figure is not limited it rises every day.Everything from simple websites, to blogs, to complex portals and enterprise websites, and even applications, are built with WordPress.

Here are some of the features of WordPress.

  • It’s Simplicity
  • Easier publishing tools
  • Search Engine Optimized
  • User Management
  • Media Management
  • Easy Theme System
  • Easy Extendability with Plugins
  • Multilingual Support
  • Easy Installation and Upgrades
  • Multilingual Support
  • Built-in Comments System
  • Custom Content Types

12). Is WordPress free?

While WordPress itself is free, you will need a web hosting account and a domain name to use it on a live website. These will cost you money.

You can get started by signing up for a shared hosting account. After that, you can use a free WordPress theme with essential free plugins to get started. This would cost you roughly around $100/year.

As your website grows, you will need more features, tools, and services to better serve your users. Some of these services and tools will cost additional money. Your goal will be to keep the costs down while offering the best experience for your users.

13). What is a plugin in WordPress? List plugin that comes with WordPress.

WordPress Plugins are a piece of code that contains one or more functions written to extend and add to the functionality of an existing WordPress website.
The core of WordPress is designed to be lean and lightweight, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs.

  • Akismet
  • Hello Dolly

14). What is the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org

The difference is in who’s hosting your site. With org, YOU host your website or blog. This is where you find the open-source software to download.-com, THEY host for you.

Read Morewordpress.com and wordpress.org

15). What are the differences between WordPress Posts and WordPress Pages?

Posts and Pages are the two content types in WP.

Posts are timed and listed in chronological order with the latest posts at the top. Posts are meant to be shared and commented on.

Pages are static are static content, so an about us, contact us page etc. They are permanent and timeless entries.

16). Is WordPress available in my language?

Currently there are 169 locale WordPress translations available, with 10 of them at 100% up to date. Just visit the WordPress Polyglots page to check for your language or to even contribute to the translation process.

17). Do I need to know how to code to use WordPress?

Absolutely not! Most WordPress users are not developers since there’s no need to learn complicated CSS or PHP when there are plenty of feature-rich themes and plugins to make changing your website easier.

18). How do I install WordPress?

WordPress can be installed manually using their 5-minute installation process, but most hosting companies make this much easier. Most shared hosting plans feature 1-click installation from your main account page or cPanel. But if you choose a managed WordPress host like WP Engine, Flywheel, or Kinsta you don’t have to do anything at all – WordPress is already pre-installed for you.

19). Can I install WordPress on my computer?

Yes, you can! With WordPress, you have the option to install it locally (on your computer) on almost any operating system. Depending on your skill level you can use third-party software like Desktop Server or Local by Flywheel, or manually install WordPress using MAMPWAMP, or XAMP.

20). What is WordPress used for?

WordPress is the most popular website platform in the world, which makes it a top-drawer consideration when building a new site. However, if you’re unfamiliar with this Content Management System (CMS), you ask the question: “What is WordPress used for?”

The short answer to this question is: “Just about everything”! As a platform, WordPress is flexible, feature-rich, and secure enough that few applications are truly outside its reach.

  1. Blog
  2. Portfolios
  3. Business Sites
  4. E-commerce Store

21). How do I update WordPress?

Updates are easy, as you’ll see them in your WordPress dashboard. To install an update click on the refresh/update icon or navigate to Dashboard > Updates and click the button to “Install Now.” You should see a confirmation screen welcoming you to the latest version of WordPress once the installation is complete.

22). How to check WordPress Version?

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How to check WordPress Version

Not sure which version of WordPress your website is running on? Just log into your WordPress site and at the bottom right corner of your dashboard you should see your current version number.

23). Can I import my posts from another blog or blogging platform?

Yes – you can export content from your old blog to then import on your new WordPress blog. For full instructions based on your old blog platform check out the official WordPress guide for importing content.

24). What are the types of hooks in WP and what are their functions?

There are two types hooks are available in WordPress, action hooks and filter hooks

They allow the user to, with short snippets of code, modify areas in a theme or plugin without modifying the original file.

25). What is an WordPress action hook?

An Action hook in WordPress is a hook that is triggered at a specific time when WordPress is running and lets you take an action. This can include things like creating a widget when WordPress is initializing or sending a Tweet when someone publishes a post.

Actions Hook are triggered by particular events that take place in WordPress such as changing themes, publishing a post, or displaying an administration screen. It is a custom PHP function defined in your plugin and hooked, i.e., set to respond, to some of these events.

Actions offently do one or more of the following things

  • Modify database data
  • Send an email message
  • Modify the generated administration screen or front end page sent to a user web browser.

Here are some Actions Functions listed

  • has_action()
  • do_action()
  • add_action()
  • remove_action() etc

26). What is a WordPress filter hook?

Filter hook in WordPress allows you get and modify WordPress data before it is sent to the database or the browser. Some examples of filters would include customizing how excerpts are displayed or adding some custom code to the end of a blog post or headings.

Filters Hook are functions that WordPress passes data through, at certain points in execution, just before taking some action with the data. It sits between the database and the browser and between the browser and the database; all most all input and output in WordPress pass through at least one filter hook.

The necessary steps to add your filters to WordPress are listed:

  • Create the PHP function that filters the data
  • Hook to the screen in WordPress, by calling add_filter()
  • Put your PHP function in a plugin file and activate it.

Here are some Filters Functions listed

  • has_filter()
  • doing_filter()
  • add_filter()
  • remove_filter() etc

27). How do you enable debug mode in WordPress?

1) Locate the wp-config.php file

By default, WordPress debug will be disabled. To enable it, you’ll need to access your site files through either FTP or cPanel.

2) Edit the wp-config.php file

Once your site files are open, you’ll need to open wp-config.php for editing. This will be located in the root folder of your site.

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The wp-config file contains site-specific configuration settings, such as database information and, potentially, settings added by your hosting provider. For debugging, you’ll need to find this line of code (will generally be near the bottom of the file):

3) Add your debug code

// Enable WP_DEBUG mode
define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );
 
// Enable Debug logging to the /wp-content/debug.log file
define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true );
 
// Disable display of errors and warnings
define( 'WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY', false );
@ini_set( 'display_errors', 0 );
 
// Use dev versions of core JS and CSS files (only needed if you are modifying these core files)
define( 'SCRIPT_DEBUG', true );

This code will need be to inserted before the comment /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */ in the wp-config,php file.

This will enable debugging and, importantly, prevent any logged data from displaying on your site. Instead, a debug log will be saved to your site files.

28). How many default tables are in WordPress?

There are altogether 12 tables by default in WordPress.
  • wp_options
  • wp_users
  • wp_links
  • wp_commentmeta
  • wp_term_relationships
  • wp_postmeta
  • wp_posts
  • wp_termmeta
  • wp_term_taxonomy
  • wp_usermeta
  • wp_terms
  • wp_comments

29). How to secure in our WordPress site?

Here are some practical ways:
  • Use a unique username and password
  • Use precautions against Brute force
  • Keep the versions, plugins, and themes updated.
  • Prevent from viruses and malware.
  • Also you can use wordpress security plugins

30). How many types of users Role in WordPress?

We can make many types of user types of role.

  • Administrator Role
  • Author Role
  • Editor Role
  • Subscriber Role
  • Contributor Role

31). How to change the homepage URL in WordPress?

Here are the steps to successfully change the Homepage URL in WordPress. Go to the function.php file in your WP theme and use this code:

function redirect_homepage() {
   if( ! is_home() && ! is_front_page() )
   return;
   wp_redirect( 'http://siteurl.com/news', 301 );
   exit;
}
add_action( 'template_redirect', 'redirect_homepage' );

32). How we can change table prefix ( wp_ ) in WordPress?

We can do it 2 ways

  • Before installation : Go to wp_config.php file and rename $table_prefix = 'wp_'; whatever you want.
  • After installation : Go to phpmyadmin -> select your databse -> check all tables -> Add/Update table prefix.

33). What are the importers in WordPress?

In WordPress, an importer is a tool, which is used to migrate content from an existing WP website to another one. This tool can also be used to move a website from the localhost, i.e. local server to an online hosted server.

Using WordPress importer, you can migrate different data like:

  • New Posts, pages, or other custom created post types
  • Comments in posts
  • Custom fields and post metadata
  • Categories, tags, and other terms from custom taxonomies section
  • Authors on the website

34). Explain the template tags in WordPress.

The template tags are basically PHP functions used to display dynamic information or customized blog template. Here is a list of some of the generally used template tags in WordPress.

Different template tags in WordPress
  • wp_register()
  • get_header()
  • wp_title()
  • get_sidebar()
  • get_the_author()
  • wp_enqueue_script()
  • category_description()
  • wp_list_authors()
  • get_bookmarks()

35). How to take backup of our WordPress website?

There are three ways to back up a WordPress website thoroughly.

1. Backup Through Hosting

Hosting providers offer service that completes daily, complete backups to your WordPress website.

2. Backup Files Manually

We have to download the entire WordPress directory via cPanel or SFTP program. We can also use WordPress database to backup website data manually.

3. Automated Backup with Plugins

There are many secure and easy to use WordPress backup plugins available for your use. Just install, configure few settings and you are ready to go. Few of them are: BackupBuddy Premium, BackWPup Free WordPress Plugin, Duplicator Free WordPress Plugin, UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration Free WordPress Plugin, WordPress Backup to Dropbox Free WordPress Plugin, etc.

36). What do you do when your WordPress website is hacked?

Below are the basic steps that can be taken when your WordPress website is hacked

  • Install security plugins like WP security
  • Re-install the latest version of WordPress
  • Change password and user-ids for all your users
  • Check if all your themes and plug-ins are up-to-date
  • Uninstall all plugins that are downloaded from untrusted places

37). How can you disable comments in WordPress

To disable comments in WordPress, Please follow below steps

  • Step 1: Login to your WordPress admin panel.
  • Step 2: Go to the Settings menu.
  • Step 3: Under Settings menu click on Discussion.
  • Step 4: Uncheck Allow people to post comments on new articles. checkbox
  • Step 5: Click on save changes button, you done

38). What is plugin? list some important WordPress plugin?

WordPress plugins are a type of apps that allows you to add more functionality and features to your WordPress website just like the same way as apps do for your smartphone. Plugins allow you to create any type of the site with WordPress, not just blogs. Nowadays plugins are very popular.

There are lots of plugins are available that listed below:-
  • Yoast SEO Plugin (This plugins are used for SEO purpose.)
  • Contact Form 7 (This plugins is used to make web forms with any code)
  • Sitemap & URLs Plugins
  • All In One WP Security & Firewall etc
Advantages of WordPress Plugins
  • Helps in SEO
  • Ease Of Use and Quick Installation Process
  • It helps in to Keep Secure
  • Strong Community Support
  • Helps to use advanced features of WordPress

39). What is a permalink in WordPress?

Permalinks are the permanent Full URLs to your website blog posts and pages, as well as your tag archives and category. It is the web address used to link to your content. WordPress allows us to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. It can improve the usability and forward-compatibility of your website’s links.

This section can be located in

Settings → Permalinks

40). How we can disable comments in WordPress?

  • Go to admin panel -> setting -> click on the Discussion tab
  • Under Default article settings uncheck the box next to Allow people to post comments on new articles
  • Now click on Save Setting

41). How to change the default length of the excerpt in WordPress?

To change the default length of the excerpt in WordPress, we have to insert the below-mentioned syntax to the functions.php file and edit the amount of the words that we desire to be displayed in our excerpts.

add_filter( 'excerpt_length', function($length) {
    return X;
} );

Here above X is the number of words to be displayed.

42). What is the difference between wp_reset_query() and wp_reset_postdata() in WordPress?

wp_reset_query()wp_reset_postdata()
This ensures that the query has been reset to the originally created main query.This ensures that the global $post has been restored in the current post inside the main query.
Should be used immediately after every loop using query_posts()Should be used after every custom WP_Query()

43). How to display an image URL from thumbnail in WordPress?

You we use get_the_post_thumbnail_url(); . You can use this inside loop or outside loop. If you are using this outside of loop then you have to pass post ID otherwise its optional in case inside loop.

44). How do I change the style of my WordPress website?

The easiest way to change the look of your WordPress website is with a new theme. A WordPress theme is like a style skin for your website. Your theme will give your website a unique look, and depending on what’s included in the theme it may also add features for customizations like colors, fonts, menus, widgets, pages, post types, post formats and much more.

45). How to install a WordPress theme?

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How to install a WordPress Theme
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How to install a WordPress Theme

To install a new theme log into your WordPress website and navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New. From here you can either browse free themes that are available via WordPress.org or you can click on the “Upload Theme” button to upload the zip file for a theme you’ve downloaded or purchased elsewhere.

46). How to Increase Increasing Memory Limit To PHP in WordPress

Some servers (shared hosting planes usually) have a very low limit to PHP by default which can cause a blank screen (white screen of death) or an error on your site. Luckily increasing the memory limit to PHP is very simple and can be done with a small tweak in your wp-config.php file.

Open your wp-config.php file via FTP and add the following code right before it says “That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging”:

define( 'WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );
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How to Increase Increasing Memory Limit To PHP in WordPress

Note: Altering your wp-config.php file may not work if your host does not allow for increasing the PHP memory limit. If that is the case, please contact your host to increase the PHP memory limit for you.

47). How do I add new features to WordPress?

You can add a variety of features and functionality to your WordPress site with plugins. A WordPress plugin is essentially an add-on for your website. Plugins typically add new features or functionality to your WordPress website with little effort on your part. Just install and configure the plugin settings.

48). How to install a WordPress plugin?

Installing a plugin is very easy. From your WordPress dashboard go to Plugins > Add New. From here you can use the search to locate a free plugin from WordPress.org to install or you can click the “Upload Plugin” button to upload the zip file for a plugin you’ve purchased or downloaded from a third party.

How to install a wordpress plugin
How to install a wordpress plugin

49). How do I edit my WordPress menu?

Your WordPress menu (or navigation) should include links to key pages or posts on your website. From the WordPress, Dashboard go to Appearance > Menus. From here you can create, edit and assign your menus.

  • Create a menu: Click the blue link to “create a new menu” and give the new menu a name.
  • Add/remove menu items: Use the options on the left side of the screen to add pages, posts, categories and tags that you’ve already published, or use the custom links option (which is great to link to other websites). To delete an item from your menu just click the “remove” link on the item.
  • Assign a menu location: After adding links to your menu use the Menu Settings section at the bottom of the page to select your menu location. These locations will depend on your WordPress theme and the locations (header, top bar, footer, etc) that the theme has defined.

50). How to change my password in WordPress?

If you are already logged into your WordPress account, click on your username in the admin tool bar at top right corner of the screen (if your admin bar is disable, then simply go to Users > Your Username via the dashboard).

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How to change my password in WordPress

51). How do I add an image gallery to my post?

To add an image gallery you can use the built-in WordPress gallery option. Simply click the “Add Media” button at the top of your post content and select the “Create Gallery” option. Then just select the photos you’d like to use and click the button to “Create new gallery.” Before you finish and insert it though be sure to check that number of columns and where the images link to (if you link to media file for an image lightbox, attachment page if you want to open the image in a new tab or custom URL).

A second option is to use any image gallery or media options included in your theme. Some themes will include a gallery post format, and you will see an “image Gallery” meta box beneath your content when creating a post. Simply use this option for “Add Images” to select and insert the images you want to use in your gallery.

52). How do I create a new page?

When you log into your WordPress website use the dashboard menu to navigate to Pages > Add New. From here you can give your page a name, add content, media, insert shortcodes or even use a page builder to create something custom.

SEO is a huge part of building a successful website, but it can be confusing at first. Here are some helpful tips to get you pointed in the right direction!

53). Is WordPress SEO friendly?

WordPress is SEO friendly but it will not do all the work for you. WordPress is setup to make it easy for you to manage and improve your SEO but just moving your blog to WordPress likely won’t change your search engine rankings.

54). How can I improve my SEO?

One of the easiest ways to improve your SEO is with a WordPress plugin. We recommend using Rankmath, which adds options for:

  • Titles & meta
  • Social links
  • XML sitemaps
  • And more

55). How can I make sure my website is secure?

The best way to ensure your website remains safe is to follow a few simple steps:

  1. Use strong passwords for all user accounts.
  2. Take backups of your WordPress website.
  3. Update your WordPress installation, themes, and plugins (though we do recommend testing updates on a localhost installation or on a staging site first). And if the theme or plugin you’re currently using hasn’t been updated in the last couple of years you might want to consider switching to a new one.
  4. Don’t install illegal downloads of premium themes and plugins, which almost always include malicious code (virus, spam, hacker backdoor, etc).
  5. Only use plugins and themes from trustworthy websites. We don’t recommend downloading from forums or third party sharing sites (torrents). If you aren’t sure of a website’s trustworthiness check customer reviews, item ratings and social accounts.

56). How to Stop Spam in WordPress Website?

One of the best solutions to control spam on a WordPress website is with the Akismet plugin by Automattic (the creators of WordPress). Akismet helps to filter, destroy and prevent spam using a variety of built-in features and settings. If you’re using JetPack’s comment module then you’re in luck – all comments automatically get run through Akismet’s filters.

Rather manage your website without the help of a plugin? You can enable stricter commenting rules via the dashboard under Settings > Discussion. By enabling core WordPress options to only allowed registered/logged-in users to comment and requiring manual approval for all comments you can prevent spam but this is time-consuming and may discourage users from commenting.

57). What are some easy ways to make money with WordPress?

The easiest way to monetize your website is to take advantage of your website traffic by offering advertising spots and recommending affiliate products, or by starting your own store.

  • Advertising: The simplest was to monetize your website is to include ad spots in your header, sidebar, footer or even in your posts. This can easily be accomplished using third party networks like Adsense or BuySellAds or by working out your own contracts with advertisers privately.
  • Affiliate Marketing: When you join an affiliate program for a product you will receive monetary compensation for referring customers to a product or business. Most programs are either a flat amount once a customer completes a purchase or a percentage of a customer’s first purchase.
  • Start a Store: With WordPress you can sell your own digital or physical goods, offer online courses or even provide services. The possibilities are endless – all you need is a great idea and a reputable e-commerce plugin to get started.

Wrapping Up

Hopefully we’ve been able to answer some of your questions about WordPress. If your question wasn’t on this list please leave a comment and we’ll do our best to provide you with an answer!

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