20 Annoying Things About WordPress You Would Wish To Fix
April 5th, 2017 | by Ravi Chahar || 6 Comments |
There are many platforms for starting your blogging venture but each platform consists some odd things for which, people wish to fix easily.
WordPress is no new from them. There are many annoying things about WordPress which can brainstorm the beginners.
It’s considered as one of the best content management system in today’s era of online business. Though its tweaks can be easy yet hard for many.
In this article, you will learn about these annoying things and the solution to each.
The List of Things Which Can Annoy Many WordPress Users
In the past few years, I have elaborated how WordPress works and what are the things its users would wish to get fixed with simple steps.
Have you ever thought about something like this in your starting days? Let me start the list.
#1. Changing Username
By default, it’s “admin” and many people forget to change it which later turn out to be fatal. This can be annoying for those who are not so techie.
#2. Keeping The Backup
No doubt that backing up your website and the database can be overwhelming. Many WordPress users want to get rid of this extra work and buy a web hosting which has a daily backup option.
Either you use any plugin or manually backup your website and the database. People get stuck when they fail to accomplish their task with one method they know.
That’s why you should know the different ways to backup your WordPress database.
#3. Changing Password Again And Again
The security of your website is a major concern. To harden the security, it’s always recommended to change your password at the regular interval of time.
The problem occurs when WordPress users fail to do that using the password lost link on the login page. And the use of cPanel can scare many.
You should follow the proper guide to change WordPress password.
#4. Renaming The Uncategorized Category
Along with the WordPress installation, many default settings appear on your website. One of them is the uncategorized category.
If you publish any post without adding any category for the first time, it will get publish under the uncategorized category.
It’s because the default category is set to uncategorized. To fix this issue, you should either rename the uncategorized category or delete it and set a new default category.
#5. The Struggle To Find The Right WordPress Plugin
WordPress website is all about plugins and that’s why people love to use this amazing platform. But finding the perfect plugin can be frustrating.
#6. Getting More Control on WordPress Post Editor
By default, you don’t get as many options as you require to create a blog post worth reading. You need more tools to make an audit.
Well, the problem can be solved with the use one simple plugin. Install and activate WP-Edit plugin and you will get all the options for post formatting.
#7. Choosing The Best Design
WordPress websites are known for their attractive designs because of their themes. There are many free and premium WordPress themes available in the market.
And this can be one of the annoying things about WordPress because how can you expect to choose the best design from all.
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#8. Locked Out of The Admin Panel
Nothing is more irritating than a situation when you are not able to login to your WordPress admin panel. It can freak most of the WordPress users.
The reason may be a plugin, your theme, maybe something else. You can relate to such situation when you have all of your hard work and you can’t even have access to it.
#9. Setting Automatic Updates
As you know, it’s always recommended to keep your website updated but it can be one of the annoying things about WordPress for not so regular users.
#10. Fixing The Most Common WordPress Errors.
Handling a WordPress website needs more concern than you think. There are many common errors in WordPress which can be overwhelming.
For beginners, it can be a nightmare. They can’t stand such situations. They frequently need guidance to fix such errors.
#11. Deactivating All The WordPress Plugins
Every time any error appears on a WordPress website, it’s always recommended to deactivate all WordPress plugins. It’s because most of the time, a plugin update or any poorly coded plugin appears to be the culprit.
To fix this, either you use your Plugins’ section or you can do that using the cPanel of your web hosting account. But it can be scary to most of the users.
#12. Login Page Refreshing Problem
There are many annoying things about WordPress and this is something I would say oddly irritating. When you try to do something in the admin panel and it gets redirected to the login page or getting refreshed again and again.
For every WordPress user, it doesn’t seem to a favorable situation. Read this guide to fix WordPress login redirect problem.
#13. Adding Post Excerpt
Though most of the WordPress themes comes with an inbuilt post excerpt coding markup but if not then it can be brainstorming for many users.
You can either add an excerpt manually using the “Read More” button from the post editor or you can add an excerpt in place of the content in the WordPress theme.
You can also change excerpt length.
#14. Optimizing The Database
Maintaining the speed of a website is one the biggest challenges. People struggle to improve the page loading time of their website.
The database optimization is considered as a headache because there is no manual method. You have to use a plugin.
#15. Getting Rid of Spam Comments
I remember when I used to get hundreds of spam comments and there was nothing to get rid of those. It can be the pain in the ass.
That’s why it’s always recommended to install Akismet and use any CAPTCHA plugin for extra filters. You can also use GASP plugin to add an extra checkbox to allow only humans to comment.
#16. Displaying Excerpts In RSS Feeds
Just like your WordPress website, you would want to show a summary instead of the full posts in RSS feeds. For beginners, it can be a no clue situation.
Well, it’s very easy. Just go to Settings>>Reading and scroll down. Choose the radio button for the summary in front of Feed’s option.
#17. Choosing The Best Caching Plugin
It can be really annoying when you start searching for the best caching plugins and find many. Having a caching plugin is always important.
The plugins like W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache are considered as the most used and effective plugins. For better results, you should know the best settings of WP Super cache and w3 Total Cache plugins.
#18. Handling 404 Error
It’s so common to get 404 error in the Google Search Console for a few posts and pages of your website. Such annoying things about WordPress can turn its users down.
Though 404 error isn’t an error you should get scared of. It can be fixed either by redirecting your old post to the new one or by some other authentic ways.
#19. Fixing Broken Image Links After Blog Migration
More and more people are migrating their blog from other platforms like Blogger to WordPress. But after migration, whenever they see broken image links they freak out.
It can be really irritating when you see your attractive images go away. You see only the broken links instead of the images.
#20. Understanding More About WordPress
Apart from all the basic errors and settings, most of the users strive to know more about WordPress. Well, it’s a vast platform which requires so much time to get learned about.
I have been learning about WordPress for many years and still face many problems during my blogging journey. It’s all about how you manage to keep the basic WordPress knowledge at a perfect pace.
What Are The Annoying Things About WordPress You Would Want To Get Fixed
It’s really irritating when you try hard to grow your WordPress blog and some unhappening error appears without any reason.
Such things can be scary to most of the users. Most of the time WordPress plugins are the culprits. But you can’t blame anyone until you find out the real problem.
For proper settings, you need someone to guide you. WordPress is so easy if you give a few days to know more about it.
Are there any more annoying things about WordPress you would want to tell us? What’s the most irritating and scary moment you have faced?