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Switch from Gutenberg to the Classic Editor in WordPress

In the newer versions of WordPress, the default editor was changed from the classic one to a new one called “Gutenberg”. Although Gutenberg is a modernized editor, many users haven’t liked it so far. This is why this editor has got a low rating in user experience. That’s why today we’re going to show you how you can switch your Editor from Gutenberg to the classic one.

Th Gutenberg Editor

Having a low rating doesn’t mean that this editor is not good or we all need to change it. It’s not that this editor has a technical problem or any other problems, it’s just all about your preferences. Most people like to keep things the way they are and don’t want to change them. As we have mentioned before, WordPress is one of the most common CMSs that people use all around the world. When you use something frequently, you surely want it to be as customized and simple for you as possible. Some people have that feeling about Gutenberg editor and others don’t. This post is for those who love the classics. Let’s see how we can switch from the Gutenberg editor to the classic one.

Switch from Gutenberg to the Classic Editor

The easiest way to do this is by using a plugin. Go to the plugin tab from your dashboard and search for the ” Classic Editor” plugin. Install and then activate the plugin. This plugin gives you the option to choose the classic editor to write and edit your posts with.

To choose the Classic editor as your default editor, from the menu go to Writing Settings, and in the “Classic editor settings” section, choose the first option just like the picture below.

Writing Settings

Just like that, you’ll be able to use the classic editor instead of the Gutenberg editor, to write and edit your posts.

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How to Transfer a WordPress Website to Another Host

In our last posts, we have talked about lots of useful WordPress Plugins that each could be used for different purposes. So far you know lots of things about WordPress CMS like its requirements, its installation, its settings and etc. Now you may wonder what happens when you want to transfer your WordPress Website to another host? Let’s find that out in this post.

There are different ways to transfer a CMS website:

  1. Using Hosting Control Panel
  2. Using Plugins
  3. Using CMS itself

Using Hosting Control Panel

One of the easiest ways of transferring a CMS site is using the shooting control panel. The only thing you need to do is to create a full back up of your website and its database and then restore those backups in the control panel on the new host. However! This only works best when the control panel on both hosts are the same. If you restore a backup from a control panel in a different control panel, you may experience some major conflicts.

Using Plugins

There are some plugins that can help you easily transfer your WP site to another host. One of these Plugins is “Duplicator”. In this plugin, you can create a package from your website and it’ll scan it and give you an installer. Then all you have to do is to run that installer on your new host.

Another plugin that can help you with this is “All in one WP migration”. With this plugin, you can export all of your data and import them to the new host.

Using CMS itself

One of the best and safest ways of transferring a CMS website is through the CMS itself. In the WP dashboard, if you hover on the Tools option from the menu, you’ll see two options: Import and Export

First, you need to go to the Export panel, and in the “Choose what to export” select the “All content” option and then click on the “Download export file” button. Now you have a WXR or .XML file that contains all of your website’s content. Go to the new host and install WordPress. Then go to the dashboard and from the Tools menu choose Import this time. Now you can easily import the downloaded export file here.

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Social Media Plugin for WordPress

In our last two posts, we introduced some of the most useful plugins that you can use in your WordPress site. Each plugin has its own benefits and usage. Some plugins are used for security, some for caching or creating backups and etc. According to your website’s content, you need to choose the best and safest plugins to manage your websites. But remember! it’s also bad to have too many plugins because some plugins may have conflicts and result in crashing your website. In this post, we’re going to introduce a social media plugin for your website.

You can always add any social media logo to any part of your website and link them to those specific pages using codes. However, there is an easier way to do this and that is by using a social media plugin. This type of plugins help you link your website to your social media without using codes. There are lots of different options for you but we chose only one of them to introduce to you.

WP Canvas – Shortcodes

WP Canvas-Shortcodes

The plugin that we want to introduce is the WP Canvas – Shortcodes. To install this plugin, you need to login to the WP dashboard and from the menu go to the plugins tab. Now click on add new and on the search bar type in the name of the plugin. Install the plugin and then go back to the plugin tab to activate the plugin. And then you can enter the settings of that plugin to customize it.

When you enter the settings for the WP Canvas – Shortcodes, you’ll see all the social media icons. Check the ones that you want them to be shown on your website. At the bottom of the same page find the ones that you’ve checked and enter the direct link for the related social media accounts. Last but not least, you need to choose where you want those icons. Go to the website customization section and choose the header or footer to add the icons there.

From now on, visitors can easily visit your social media accounts.

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Best WordPress Plugins in 2020 (Part2)

In our last post, we named some of the best and most useful WordPress plugins for all types of websites. We mentioned that although plugins can be super helpful to you, some of them might be malware or other possible threats to your website. so make sure to check and scan plugins before installing them. In this post, we’re going to introduce some other useful plugins for you.

WordFence Security

Due to the increase in Cyberattacks since 2018, the website’s security became a really important matter. This plugin will help you detect and clear all threats. There are lots of different functions that you can do with this plugin. For example, you can block IPs, Spamming harmful files, Blocking robots, and lots of other things that help you have a safer website.

Google XML Site map

This plugin is used for managing and improving the SEO score. It will frequently go through all of your XML files to improve your SEO score.

WP Super Cache

One of the most important things about websites is their load time. No matter how amazing your content is, no one is gonna wait a long time for one website to load and they’ll eventually leave you. In order to have a little and acceptable load time, one thing to do is to have a Cache plugin.

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics

This plugin is another amazing website analyzer. We introduced another website analyzer in our last post but Google Analytics is another amazing one.

UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin

We’ve always said and we’ll say it again, having a backup frequently is a necessity. This plugin helps you easily have frequent backups from your data.

UpdraftPlus

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Best WordPress Plugins in 2020 (Part1)

As you know, WordPress is one of the most common Content management systems (CMS) that is used worldwide. One of the best things about WordPress is the amazing plugins that you can use to easily customize your website. However, although some plugins can be super helpful to you, some of them might be the reason to destroy your website with malware or other possible threats. So you need to choose your plugins wisely and carefully. In this post, we’re going to introduce some top plugins of 2020.

How to install a plugin on WordPress

Before we mention some amazing plugins of 2020, let’s see how you can find and use any plugins on your website. When you log in to your WP dashboard, on the menu there is an option called “Plugins”. If you click on it you can see all the installed plugins that you already have on your website. There is an “add new” button here that if you click on it you’ll be able to search any plugin’s name. After you found the plugin you want, click on the install now button. After the installation, you need to go to your plugins list and activate the plugin. Some plugins also give you the option to configure or customize some parts as you desire.

1. Contact Form 7

This plugin allows you to create and manage contact forms for your website. It also allows you to add captcha to all of your forms if you want.

Contact Form 7

2. Yoast SEO

This is an amazing plugin that helps you with your website’s SEO. One of its functions is to check every post’s SEO score and tell you what you can do to have posts with higher scores.

3. Akismet Anti-Spam

This is a free plugin that is an anti-spamming for your website. Every comment or incoming data will be checked by this plugin.

4. WooCommerce

For all the online shopping websites, this can be a really helpful plugin. This allows you to easily offer and manage your products that you’d like to sell.

5. TinyMCE Advanced

If you’d like to check your website’s status without checking the google analytics, this is the plugin for you.

In our next post, we’ll introduce more of these amazing plugins.

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