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How to Add New User Roles & Manage Capabilities in WordPress

WordPress uses the concept of user roles and their capabilities to manage what a user can or cannot do in the CMS> User Roles can be complicated. ┬áBy default, WordPress comes with following user roles: Subscriber, Author, Contributor, Author, Editor, Administrator and Super Admin. Each of these roles have a pre-defined set of things they can and cannot do. For example, a subscriber role can edit his profile and view the content, that’s that. Any user with Subscriber role cannot add, edit or delete a post. Whereas Contributor role has permissions up a notch, he can only add new posts, … Read More

Top 10 Tips & Tricks for WordPress Security For 2016

Just like with any popular software, WordPress is hunted by notorious hackers 24/7 and it fights the vulnerabilities all the time. Sometimes, it wins the day by discovering vulnerabilities before hackers & fixing it. Other times, it lets down its users. And this is to be expected, because no software is 100% secure. The best you have is precautions and security measures in place. While WordPress always tries to keep vulnerabilities at bay. It constantly releases security patches and fixes. Still there are practical measures you can take to go extra mile. Things like – not having “admin” as username, … Read More

How to Install Google Analytics on Your WordPress Site

Google Analytics is a great and insightful Google product that gives you deep insights about your site. It’s free, easy and fairly comprehensive. Not only does it tell you number of visits & pageviews, bounce rate (time spent by visitors), keywords, traffic sources, but it goes deeper than that. By tracking all these insights, you can make amends and optimizations to your site and improve them. For example, if visitors are spending more time pages with images, you could make implement more images, which will ultimately improve your bounce rate. Or if you see that a certain type of image … Read More

How & Why Change Permalinks Structure in WordPress?

Permalinks stand for permanent links. WordPress has a set of pattern options available for sites to use. It is entirely up to you which of these you use. Go to Settings > Permalinks to find those options. On new WordPress installations, default permalinks look like http://domain.com/?p=123 called “Plain”. Obviously if this post’s URL was like that, it would have gave no clue as to the contents of this page without opening the page, would it? Had the title been like it is right now http://thisismairaj.com/why-change-permalinks, it makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it? That’s what this is about: making sense … Read More