Two WordPress plugins you should have
A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. These pieces of software can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites.
To edit WordPress most efficiently, there are two plugins you should have on your website — TinyMCE Advanced & Classic Editor. A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites.
Notes from the above video
- Go to Plugins > Add New.
- In the Search Plugins box, enter TinyMCE Advanced.
- Click Install and then Activate.
- Immediately TinyMCE Advanced is in the list of installed plugins.
- Click on Pages > All Pages.
- Click Edit for any random page.
- This line represents all of the editing features that were added by TinyMCE Advanced.
- The most common one I use is Insert > Anchor.
- That will create a point to which I wish to hyperlink.
- To simplify editing, I always accompany TinyMCE Advanced with Classic Editor.
Classic Editor to Edit WordPress
Notes on the above video
Using the Classic Editor plugin will help you edit WordPress much more intuitively than the default pencil icon. To install it:
- Go to Plugins > Add New.
- Type Classic Editor in the Search Plugins box.
- Click Install Now and then Activate.
- Classic Editor will now be in your list of installed plugins.
- Go to Pages > All Pages.
- In edit mode, go back to the page you were on.
- You will see the icons to help you edit WordPress.
- Now you can highlight some text and
- Change it to italics.
- Add bold.
- Colour it.
- Hyperlink it to another website or another point on a page of your own.
- And so on.
Once you have these two plugins, it is amazingly easy to edit your pages. If you use Yoast SEO, you scroll down and examine your SEO analysis. Then scroll up to edit your video. Scroll down and repeat the process until all the little bullets are green.
Once in a while you have to use HTML code to edit a WordPress page. This very short article give you more insight on how to use the code.
Browsers use HTML codes to render the content of the page. For example, if some text has a <strong> in the front of it and a </strong> after it, the browser will show the text in bold.
Note the “A short paragraph” below with the corresponding HTML code illustrating how it was created.
The colourful image above is the markup for a paragraph that has:
- A <p> tag to create a paragraph.
- A <strong> tag to make it bold.
- An <em> tag to create italics.
- A <span> tag to create red text.
Note that for each of the above initial tags there must be a final tag beginning with a slash(/). Note also that the first tag must correspond to the last tag. The second tag must correspond to the second from the last tag and so on. As illustrated in the above image, those coloured paths may never cross.
To learn more about HTML codes, go to the w3schools website.