Years ago, I was the organizer for a graphic design group here in Idaho and sometimes I would present a topic to the group. I loved how much I learned myself when researching and putting together the presentation for the group. It’s the same with these weekly picks – I’m picking up a lot of new things too!
This week’s WordPress articles:
- 12+ Vital Tips and Tools to Combat Comment Spam in WordPress (Intermediate)
From choosing the right WordPress settings to adding new tools to help stop spam, this article goes into depth on stopping automatic spam bots and other marketing comments. All while keeping it easy for real people to leave comments. I’m adding a couple of these tips to my website launch checklist. If you don’t even want comments on your site, check out the Bonus #13 in this article.
- 11 Reliable Email Hosting Services for Small to Big Business (Beginner)
Looking to get legit emails for your business with your own domain name? This is a great list that also covers the advantages to having a branded email. I’d like to also include Namecheap as a cheap but reliable option as well.
- 1 Surprising Way To Add A Contact Form To Your WordPress Website (Beginner)
If you just need a simple contact form on your website, it’s already included within Jetpack – you know, that plugin that came packaged with WordPress. You can easily add it to your page through the Gutenberg editor but make sure to also set up a reCaptcha or hCaptcha to block the spam.
- How to Modify or Add Custom Columns to Post List in WordPress Admin (Advanced)
An in-depth look at how to use WordPress hooks to manage or add new columns to your posts lists, including custom post types. This article includes code examples on how to work with your admin columns including rearranging, renaming, and setting columns to be sortable.
- What Is The Hello Dolly Plugin, And Can You Delete It From WordPress? (Beginner)
You’ve probably seen the “Hello Dolly” plugin a million times in your installed plugins but what is it, what does it do, and can you delete it? And if you haven’t listened to Hello, Dolly by Louis Armstrong before, here’s your chance.
That’s the 5 for this week – I’ll see you next week!