5 Amazing Tips ✅ for WordPress Users – MUST WATCH
5 Amazing Tips ✅ for WordPress Users – MUST WATCH

Hey y’all, it’s Kori Ashton and it is another WordPress Wednesday. You have found a YouTube channel dedicated to all things WordPress and today I have five tips that are gonna make your life amazing. You might say, well I
might know one or two but I wonder if you know all five. If you do be sure to
comment in the thread below and tell me, Kori I already knew all five or tell me hey, I learned
two or three new things. I hope this helps you and if you love this be sure to give a shout out to Pressable because they’re the one
sponsoring all this goodness. Alright, let’s check
it out. Tip number one. (loud elated music) Alright, the very first tip
has to do with Gravity Forms. If you’ve ever used a form,
specifically Gravity Forms you’ve probably experienced
something like this. I’ve got this form,
actually, at the bottom of a page right now but
it functions anywhere you put this form on any
page for that matter. If I were to fill out the
form and click submit, see how it jumps me back
to the top of the page? So if I had a thank you message there which I actually do have a
thank you message right here. I’d have to scroll again right back down and actually see what the message said. It’s kind of annoying. But did you know that Gravity
has a feature inside of it known as Ajax and you can enable it and it’s super, super, super easy to do. So you actually do it when
you go to embed the forms. You’ve already created the form. You can give it as many fields whatever you want it to have as usual. Like you’d normally use Gravity Forms but when you come in
here to embed the code I’m gonna delete what I currently had and I’m gonna go ahead and click Add Form You’re gonna go ahead and choose the form that you wanna choose. Display the title,
don’t display the title. What I want you to do is enable Ajax. Just click that little box
right there and insert form. It’s gonna add Ajax
true to your short code. We’re gonna click update
and I’m gonna show you now what it looks like whenever
somebody fills out that form and how cool it’s gonna
look and how simple it’s gonna look in the process
of a user experience, right? So same form, same page,
same placement, right? Askkori.com and where are gonna go here testing again Ajax, right? So
that we know the difference. I’m gonna click submit and watch this. Stayed right where it was. Gave me a little timer
showing it was submitting and then there is my thank you message. Super cool, quick tip
that you should be using on all of your Gravity Forms. Second tip has to do
with Google specifically. Did you know that you
can do a site search for all of the pages, all of the files, that google has indexed on your website. Super cool, quick, easy. What I want you to do
is type in the word site S-I-T-E, do a colon and you
can do your own if you want Askkori.com click enter and it’s gonna spit out every single page that it has indexed. This is a super important
thing for you to do. Let me zoom in a little bit so
you can see what the code is. Site, S-I-T-E, colon,
Askkori.com is my URL. You’ll put in whatever domain
name you have, your clients, whatever that looks like. This is so important to do because you can very quickly see if
Google has been indexing or been able to crawl your website. Also, it’s a very quick
overview of all your snippets so you can check out and see how Google is displaying every single one of your pages for people to click on. Cool, huh? Tip number three. This one has to do again back
specifically with WordPress. Did you know that up in your menu you can actually have a link sitting up there that is not clickable. It can just kinda be a placeholder. See this one currently, if I click on it, it actually does take me to my whole blog landing page. But what if I wanted to
create just kind of a placeholder here and then allow to have drop down options underneath. You really don’t want
this one to be clickable. How is that done? I’m gonna show you right now. Let’s head into your dashboard. We’re gonna go over to
Appearance and go to Menus. Right, Appearance, Menus. I want you to get to whatever
menu you want to edit. Right now I want to edit that top menu up there and my primary menu. And I want to add in
just another placeholder and then maybe just put my
WordPress topics from my blog. Those categories underneath that. So you’re gonna come over
here to custom links. And instead of a URL, I just
want you to put in a hashtag for now and I’m gonna say WordPress Topics and click add to menu. Now it’ll add it and
I can take these other things and drop them underneath here which are, as you can tell,
categories inside of my blog. And this just becomes kind of a placeholder sitting up there. So I can click Save Menu. Go back to the front of my website so I can see this easily and clearly. WordPress topics. Now this is not clickable. If it is clickable, it just
kind of resets the page and then WordPress Hacks takes me into my individual categories. Pretty cool, huh? Once you actually get
here, you could if you wanted to remove that hashtag completely. And then it’s in no way
shape or form clickable. It just becomes that
placeholder living up there. So, I’ll refresh so you can see it again. See how my cursor turned to that I? It’s not clickable at all. Kind of cool, huh? Tip number four. So this ones all about
images because there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to build out a website
but you have to go search for hours to find available
free to use stock imagery. So frustrating. Did you know there’s a plugin that can remedy that for you with
just a couple clicks. You can embed, install, and activate this plugin called Instant
Images that references images from Unsplash.com
if you guys are familiar with that really great resource. Those are free stock images for you to use but this actually embeds
them into your media library. Check this out. When you go onto your plugins,
you can go-click Add New you’re gonna go do a
search for instant images. Once you’ve done that, install
it now, and then activate it. Then, inside of your media area over here lives instant images. You can come in here and
it’s basically sourcing all those images into your dashboard. You can come here and do a
search, let’s see, for coffee. Just to get a really cool coffee cup and you see all these different ideas. And this, of course, is
also available whenever you’re inside of a page. So you can go in and
embed any of these images inside of a page, inside a post. For your featured image, even. It’s just gonna be something that saves you a little bit of
extra time, extra steps. And makes the user
experience really great. Especially if you’re handing this off to one of your clients, right? You want them to be able to use images that are safe for them to use. So now you got this
Instant Images up here. I can click on that. Come over here again. Do our same search for coffee. Enter. Find the one you wanna use
and embed it right away. It’s gonna go ahead and do
everything it needs to do to resize the image, allow it to be used, and a safe mode inside your website. And then all you do is
click insert into post. Kinda nice, huh? Slick, sleek, easy to use
and you know for a fact that you’re not gonna get in trouble for infringement on an
image that isn’t available to be used legally. Alright final tip of the day, number five. If you have ever done
nay searching whatsoever for WordPress Themes, you
have probably found yourself over here at themeforest.net. But did you know they
have as of today at least, they have had this for
considerable years I believe. As of today they still allow free stuff. Every week, every month,
they’re giving away free stuff. You can come over here and grab themes, templates, audio files,
all of these things that are normally products that they sell. They’re giving you totally for free whenever you sign up
which is a free account and be a part of the community. So get over here, be sure
to check out this website every single month and pick up some of these really cool images. Video pieces that they’re letting you use. Especially if you’re trying to figure out how to use a specific software. You can come over here and
grab some of these templates and play around with ’em. This specific once is an
After Effects template, super cool, all for free and
free is always in the budget. Alright you guys, I hope
this helps you today I hope you’re having a great week. Be safe tonight, if you’re
going out trick-or-treating, alright way to go I just
dated this whole video but that’s okay. And I’ll see y’all next
WordPress Wednesday. Bye everybody. (bouncy playful music) (bell ringing) (crinkling)

11 thoughts on “5 Amazing Tips ✅ for WordPress Users – MUST WATCH”

  1. Husen Patel says:

    Hi Kori you really helped me with a probem i faced previously.
    i wanted to ask if i can decrease the space between the navigation bar and the content below.
    As recently i installed a plugin to hide the page title but its left a huge blank space between the nav bar and the content below?

  2. Decor8yourlife Scrapbooking & Card Making says:

    Hi Kori! Happy Halloween 👻! Can you discuss PHP 7.2? I received notice that PHP 5 will no longer be supported. What is the best way to make my website upgrade to PHP 7.2? I’m familiar with html and CSS. Thank you 😊

  3. Richard Wade says:

    I just learned 2.5 new things… thanks Kori

  4. AnimFX says:

    thank you for nice and useful tips 👌

  5. Nc Viana says:

    Thanks, very helpful.

  6. Moom says:

    I know 1 and 2 and the other are not in my internet. I think using a contact form is an old option, using social media instead of contact form is way better. You can use Whatsapp, Facebook messenger, DM from Twitter and imbed them directly to WordPress instead of having customers to fill out the form. People use phones to browse the internet more often than a pc or laptop these days. Your phone is on you most of the time you can respond as soon as you get an inquiry in a friend kinda chatting which makes customers feel you are just a new friend. This may not work for most of the fields but I’m sure it works in web designing and in my field. Thank you so much for your time you have been very helpful and kind with your videos twice a week now 🙂

  7. Mylri Irlym says:

    3 out of 5 Kori. Thanks

  8. Shannon Snow says:

    Thank you!! I was just looking for how to add a non-clickable link in a navigation bar. I clicked your video just for fun – glad I did!!

  9. Monique Robinson says:

    Very grrat tips – definitely timesavers! Thanks!

  10. Scott Croom says:

    I haven't used ThemeForest in years but that is a really cool tip since free is can be good.

  11. Frehiwot Fekadu says:

    Can't thank you enough.

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