How to Hide WordPress Dashboard Widgets

Hide Widgets Dashboard

When you log in to a WordPress site, you will see boxes full of information. These are called “Dashboard Widgets”.

You will probably see a “Welcome to WordPress!” widget with lots of useful links. There's also a “WordPress Events and News” widget with official updates. There's an “At a Glance” widget so you can quickly see key statistics for your site.

Those are only some of the default widgets. And when you add plugins, they will also add extra widgets. In the image below, you can see a widget called “Easy Digital Downloads Sales” which comes from a plugin.

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How to Hide the Admin Toolbar for WordPress Users

Hide Toolbar

WordPress sites display an admin toolbar for all logged-in users. This is visible on the frontend of your site and also in the WordPress admin area.

This toolbar contains shortcuts to key features in WordPress. A user in the Subscriber role will only see a few features. A user in the Administrator role may see a very busy toolbar, particularly on a site with many plugins. This image below shows my toolbar here at PublishPress.com:

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How to Manage Jetpack User Capabilities

Jetpack Users

Jetpack is one of the most popular plugins in WordPress with over 5 million users. The plugin is a swiss-army knife that offers users a ton of helpful features including security, spam-blocking, backups, traffic statistics, and more.

Several PublishPress customers have asked us how to control access to the Jetpack settings. For example, one user wanted to allow their Editors to see the traffic statistics.

In this post, I'll explain several ways that you can control access to the Jetpack dashboard.

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User Role Capabilities for the W3 Total Cache Plugin

W3 Total 1

W3 Total Cache is one of the most popular performance and caching plugins in WordPress. W3 Total Cache has caching features, but also offers multiple other options for improving your site's speed.

A large number of users install PublishPress plugins and also W3 Total Cache on their site. So we've had some questions about how to customize the user capabilities in W3 Total Cache.

In this guide, we'll show you how to control access to W3 Total Cache.

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User Permissions for Crocoblock JetEngine

Crocoblock Jetengine

JetEngine is a very ambitious project that attempts to do almost everything for a WordPress website.

JetEngine is available from Crocoblock.com and supports both Gutenberg and Elementor. Their products span everything from Gutenberg blocks and themes to creating post types and options pages. This image below is taken from their website and gives you some idea of all the different features they provide:

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How We Show Related Posts in WordPress

Related Posts

We have seen writers and publishers use WordPress to share their thoughts on 10,000's of topics. WordPress is a great platform to talk about everything from science and tech to intimate, personal thoughts.

But all of us want to be heard. We write so that we have a voice. We want people to stay on our site, read our work, and engage with what we have to say.

One of the best ways to achieve all those goals is to add “Related Posts” area to your posts. Once someone finishes reading your post, they'll immediately see links to similar posts.

We do this here at PublishPress. You'll always find a “Related Posts” area on our blog. In this guide, I'll show you how create and optimize this feature.

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Add WordPress Tags to All Post Types With TaxoPress

Post Types Tags

Here at PublishPress, we create a lot of content, between our blog posts and documentation articles. We wanted to organize all of that content more effectively, so that it was easier to find. For example, if you use Contact Form 7, it would be ideal if you could find all our Contact Form 7 content on one page. This is possible with the TaxoPress plugin. In this guide, I'll show you how we use the “Tags” taxonomy to organize all the content here at PublishPress.com.

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Logtivity is a Powerful, New Activity Log for WordPress

Logtivity

Over the last few years, customers have sent in many feature requests for PublishPress. Some of those are requests are unique to one person. Others are sent in by dozens of customers, and we try really hard to build those features!

Top of the feature request list has always been an activity log. People want to understand exactly what’s happening on their WordPress site.

So we have built an activity log for WordPress. It's called “Logtivity” and it has just launched!

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How to Enable Lazy Loading for WordPress Comments

Lazy Loading Comments

“Lazy Loading” is a technique that helps the important parts of your site load quickly for visitors.

Lazy Loading makes sure that page elements that are non-critical will load after the more important elements.

Imagine you open an article you want to read on the internet. Usually, you would start at the title and perhaps eventually read down to the comments. It makes perfect sense to load the title first and then load the comments later.

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How to Add Tags and Categories to WordPress Pages

Tags Categories Page

Categories and Tags are the main ways you can organize WordPress content. However, on a normal WordPress site, both Categories and Tags are only available for Posts. This means that you can't organize your Pages, unless you use the Parent/Child setup.

You also can't perform some useful tasks with PublishPress plugins. For example, you could use Categories to control who can read certain Pages, or could force users to create Pages with a specific Category.

The solution to this problem is a plugin such as TaxoPress. This plugin allows to add Tags and/or Categories to Pages. You can also show both Post and Pages together, if they share a taxonomy term.

Follow along with this guide and I'll show you how to organize your WordPress Pages.

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