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10 Frustrating Things on WordPress and Ways to Shun Them

WordPress is the best in its business and very easy to use. but it also has some shortcomings that are really annoying for the users. However, regular updates of WordPress are improving the system gradually, some areas still have a plenty to be worked upon. Below, we have mentioned a list of some common things about WordPress that irritates the users, alongwith the ways to fix them.


  1. Setting up Backup on WordPress


WordPress does not have any backup system. Either you have to install different plugins, or you have to back up the data manually. Regular backup of your website data is necessary, and it saves all your work in case the website is hacked or attacked by someone.

  1. Changing Username and Password


For better security of your website, change your initial WordPress username and password as it is 'Admin', and the account can be hacked quite easily. Now, the problem is that once the account is active, there are several hassles in changing the username again, and it gets annoying sometimes. You can change the username via phpMyAdmin folder or by using a WordPress plugin for changing the username.


  1. Solving Login Problems


Forgetting your username or password and not being able to recover it might lock you out of your WP-Admin account. Sometimes, you might be entering the right username and password, but you will not be able to login to your account. If this happens, your account is hacked and to get your account back, you have to set a new username and password through phpMyAdmin.


  1. Getting Rid of Blank White Screen


It is a common problem that occurs after installing a new plugin or theme. You have a blank white screen, and you are unable to login to your WP-Admin. You can solve this problem with the help of FTP.

For troubleshooting, you will have to deactivate all the plugins and then reactivate them, one-by-one to find out which one is not working properly. In the WP-Content folder, there will be a folder named Plugins. you just have to rename the folder to any name you feel like. Then, login to WP-Admin and change the folder name again to Plugins. Following this, you can reactivate each plugin individually, and find out the one which is creating problems.


  1. Removing Uncategorized Category



Once you create a new post and do not assign any category to it, the post is automatically saved into a category named “Uncategorized”. To fix this, you can either rename the Uncategorized folder which is available in Posts Categories section or you can put an existing category as the default category. To set up a default category from the existing ones,

(a) Go to Settings

(b) Select Writing

(c) Change the default post category from Uncategorized


  1. Frequent WordPress Plugin and Theme Updates


WordPress plugins keep on updating from time to time, and keep your website secure from threats like hacking. But, being notified for the plugins to be updated every time you login can be a bit annoying. To solve this problem, you can set up automatic updates for your WordPress plugins. To do it, you have to add add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' ); this code to the functions.php file of your theme. You can also visit ‘Settings’ and select ‘Automatic Plugin Updates’ to automatically update your plugins. You can use this for automatic Themes add_filter( 'auto_update_theme', '__return_true' );

You can also select high-quality WordPress themes from our collection according to your requirements. Presenting different types of themes in the form of Extend themes, Pro themes, and Free themes, our offerings are unique and there are a large number of themes for you to choose from.


  1. Managing WordPress Excerpts


WordPress generally shows full posts on the homepage which results in people not visiting the page of the article. Also, full article on the homepage creates duplicate content on the website and makes the site comparatively slow to load. The same happens in RSS feeds and the readers might not visit your page. To change this and improve the traffic on your website,

(a) Go to Settings

(b) Visit Reading

(c) Search “For each article in a feed, show”

(d) Select Summary

(e) Click on Save Changes


  1. Avoiding Spam Comments


Spam comments on your posts can be more annoying than anything else you can think of. WordPress offers a comment moderation tool, but the number of comments will keep on increasing day by day. To avoid spam comments, you can add captcha verification by installing a WP plugin. This would certainly reduce the posting of spam comments. You can also disable the comments on older posts to make the management easy for yourself.


  1. Enhance Image Loading Speed

Visuals hold similar importance in an article as the content. If the visuals are appealing, the reader would always love to spend time on the page. But, if the images are loading slowly, it might irritate the reader as well as you. To avoid this scenario, you can compress or resize the images to the desired pixel size so that they do not take much time to load and help  improve the speed of your website.


  1. Formatting Issues

If you have a habit of writing the article in Microsoft Word or Goggle Docs, you might find it hard to start writing on WordPress. Hence, you will be copying your written content from Word or Docs to paste it on WordPress. This results in a change in formatting and is annoying for the user. Also, when you shift from the code window to the visual one, the formatting changes.

To avoid the same, you can install WordPress plugin for it as formatting is a very important part and makes the article presentable.

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