Make Wordpress
more awesome

Step one: choose a cool login

It sounds a bit stupid right? But it’s a small step towards securing your installation. How many people just go with the standard “admin”? How many more then go for an easy password?
It doesn’t take much effort to think up something cool / different and it will deter those noob hackers. (Although the ninja level hackers could break into your site no matter what you choose).

Step two:
pimp my ride

Wordpress is great, but it needs a little help to get a few things done. Although I can assure you that once you get used to some of these added little extras, you’ll want to use Wordpress for most of your projects (even though in reality it’s not always a good idea to use a CMS).
Here’s a few of my personal favourites:
- Advanced custom fields: opens up Wordpress to a whole host of new possibilities without getting your hands too dirty with code.
- Breadcrumb NavXT: as you probably guessed, lets you create and pimp your breadcrumb with ease
- Bulk page creator: with this under the hood, you can create a ton of pages and even add some fake content in a matter of minutes.
- Contact form 7: an incredibly flexible plugin to create contact forms
- Remove widget titles: instead of hiding them with CSS, this plugin stops them from being included in your html!

Step three: custom post types

Step four: …

… make it
pretty

Step 5: check yo’self

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Neil Appleton

Neil Appleton

I’m a Senior Frontend Developer and newly certified Scrum Master. I love learning new things!!