How to add Categories in WordPress Media Library

WordPress taxonomies allow one to sort any WordPress post type into categories for easier access. WordPress post types include posts, pages, attachments, and any other custom post types. Images in the media library fall under the attachments post types.

In this post, we are going to discuss how to add categories in the WordPress media library. This is important since it can help one to sort and find images fast and with ease. We are going to use the Media Library Categories plugin for this process. 

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How to Redirect 404 page to the Home Page in WordPress

One of the major reasons most people leave a website is 404 errors. Chances of a potential customer or client leaving a website and going to a competitor’s site are very high when they get 404 errors. Apart from losing clients, a website owner can also lose a lot of traffic and possible backlinks all because of 404 pages. This tells you that you should not ignore them and should try to make sure that you do not have 404 errors on your website. The best way to do that is by redirecting the 404 pages to a custom page or the homepage of your website. In this post, we are going to discuss the best ways of redirecting 404 pages to the homepage in WordPress.

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How to Prevent Comment Spam in WordPress

Comment spamming is very common for website owners who have enabled comments on their websites. This can lead to poor first impressions from your site visitors or even prevent your legit site visitors from having meaningful conversations through the comment system.

However, while there might not be a way to completely get rid of comment spamming apart from getting rid of the comments themselves, there are a number of things you can do to reduce comment spamming on your website. In this post, we are going to discuss ways through which you can prevent comment spamming. They include;

  1. Restricting the comment privileges to registered users.
  2. Setting up a comment moderation system.
  3. Using a third-party comment system.
  4. Creating a list of blacklisted words.
  5. Reducing the number of links allowed per post.
  6. Using a WordPress comment spam plugin.

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How to Install a WordPress Plugin

WordPress Plugins are PHP scripts that are used to extend the functionality of WordPress. They add many features to a basic WordPress installation as well as enhancing the features of WordPress. You can find free plugins at WordPress that you can download and install to your WordPress installation. You can also find them on the WordPress plugin repository on your WordPress installation.

In this post, we are going to discuss three ways you can install a WordPress plugin. They include;

  1. Automatic Plugin Installation.
  2. Uploading through the WordPress Admin Dashboard.
  3. Manually installing through an FTP client.

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How to Install a WordPress Theme

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System we have today. There are millions of websites that have been designed with WordPress due to its stability, flexibility, and ability to support any size of a website. There are notable big name brands such as The New Yorker, BBC America, Sony Music and MTV News that use WordPress for their websites. That tells you how effective WordPress is.

When using WordPress for your website, you do not have to start from scratch. There are thousands of themes that have already been designed for you, and that can match almost any type of website that you need. But how do you install the WordPress themes? In this post, we are going to discuss three steps through which you can install a WordPress theme. They include;

  1. Installing from the WordPress admin panel.
  2. Manually uploading a zip file of the theme.
  3. Using an FTP client.

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Best Redirect Plugins for WordPress

If you are a developer or a website owner, you must have come through situations that forced you to redirect a URL on your website to another page. If you have not yet come across this, you will sooner or later.

Most of the times, this need arises from different requirements such as when:

  1. We migrate WordPress websites
  2. There are broken links
  3. We want to redirect 404 pages to a certain page
  4. There is a change of the domain name and you want to redirect to the new domain name
  5. Spam registrations and other page errors

In all these cases, the easiest way to redirect to a new page is by using a WordPress plugin.

These plugins will give you a way to do so without even writing a single line of code. It means that you can do this by yourself even if you do not have any web development skills.

In this post, we are going to discuss the best redirect plugins for WordPress.

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How to fix 404 Not Found error in WordPress

In this post, we are going to discuss ways of fixing the 404 Not Found error in WordPress.

Most developers will first design their WordPress websites on their localhost and then transfer it to their server. After the migration, even though you are able to access the homepage and the WordPress dashboard, it is possible to get the 404 not found error when accessing specific posts.

This can also happen when your .htaccess file is deleted by mistake or when there is something wrong with the rewrite rules.

We are going to discuss two methods that we can use to fix the 404 Not Found error in WordPress. They include;

  1. Resaving Permalinks
  2. Making edits to the .htaccess file.

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How to create 301 Redirects in WordPress

Understanding 301 redirects are an important part of the website SEO strategy. There will be times when URL’s are changed, the page is deleted, the website is migrated. In such cases implementing proper 301 redirects will help preserve the link juice.

Fortunately, WordPress makes it super easy to create 301 redirects. There are quite a few plugins that let you quickly create redirects without any knowledge of coding.

In this particular post, I will be sharing step by step instructions for creating 301 redirect in WordPress.

After going through this tutorial, you can easily redirect a particular URL to another URL.

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