Top 5 WordPress Hacks for Every Website in 2021

Often when you are setting up a WordPress website, you want to get the job done as quickly as possible. However, small issues always slow down your progress. It’s a real pain spending a lot of time fixing small details that you didn’t intend to happen. In this article, I’m going to cover 5 common issues with WordPress websites and introduce quick fixes that can truly speed up your web projects. We can call these “WordPress hacks”.

Using code snippets is always preferred for the sake of performance. However, if you’re looking for more functionality than simple hacks, it’s better to use plugins. Let’s see what hacks we can use to boost our WordPress projects!

Register users without emails

Let’s say  your client asked for a custom registration form that doesn’t require an email address. These days, there are many different authentication methods for login and registration, and these aren’t limited to just using emails. I.E. you made it possible to use SMS authentication for both registration and login. While email addresses are part of the core functionality of a WordPress website when dealing with users, what will happen if you don’t have an email field filled in your database? It’s simple! Your functionality will break down. For example, you can’t post a comment or use comment plugins such as wpDiscuz.

So what can we do? Fortunately, there are a couple of workarounds. First, you can find the code in the plugins that use emails and remove the email check fields. But wouldn’t it be easier to assign a random email address for your users while registering? You needn’t have an email field for this. Instead, you can assign a fake email address that you know does not exist and, by doing that, fix all possible conflicts with not having emails. Using the snippet below will assign a random email address to each user when they register. 

add_action("user_register", function ($user_id) {
    $user = get_userdata($user_id);
    if (empty($user->data->user_email)) {
        $args = array(
            "ID"         => $user->id,
            "user_email" => uniqid() . "@yourdomain.com",
        );
        wp_update_user( $args );
    }
});

Just add this snippet to your child theme’s functions.php or use it via your preferred PHP snippet plugin.

Change the post type slugs

Now let’s say you have a post type made in one of your plugins or your theme and you want the slug to be different. A good example of this is the Jupiter X portfolio post type. Instead of: 

https://yourwebsite.com/portfolio/single-1

You want:

https://yourwebsite.com/projects/single-1

The process of doing this WordPress hack is already outlined here in this article. However, the quickest workaround is to add a snippet in your child theme’s functions.php and then re-save the permalink settings. The snippet is as follows:

add_filter( 'register_post_type_args', 'wpse247328_register_post_type_args', 10, 2 );
function wpse247328_register_post_type_args( $args, $post_type ) {

	if ( 'portfolio' === $post_type ) {
		$args['rewrite']['slug'] = 'projects';
	}

	return $args;
}

It is also possible to achieve this using a third party plugin. However, loading a third party plugin just to change a slug may cause performance glitches and is best avoided if you care a lot about performance.

Remove version number from static resources

If you’ve checked your website performance via GTMetrix or any other scanner, you have probably noticed that even when you activate the browser caching and expiration of headers on static resources, some of the resources are not getting cached by the browser. This reduces the overall performance score of your website. This is actually intentional. WordPress adds a “ver=xxx” parameter to the end of the static resources to avoid caching. But this can cause performance problems as well. 

Fortunately, there are plenty of plugins that do remove the version number from the static resources. Some have this option included in their performance optimizations (mostly, caching plugins). However, it’s better to do this without using a plugin if you can, right? Using snippets always affects performance less than using a caching plugin.

WordPress hacks - Remove version number from static resources

The ver parameter at the end of static resources keeps the browser caching from working. 

In order to remove the query strings from the static resources, simply add this snippet to thefunctions.php of your child theme. 

function remove_ver_static_resources() {
   if(!is_admin()) {
       add_filter('script_loader_src', remove_query_strings, 15);
       add_filter('style_loader_src', remove_query_strings, 15);
   }
}

function remove_query_strings($src){
   $output = preg_split("/(&ver|\?ver)/", $src);
   return $output[0];
}
add_action('init', remove_ver_static_resources);

Skip the cart and go to checkout after adding something to the basket

Sometimes, if you have a shop with only a few products in it, it’s easier for users to skip the cart page and directly navigate to checkout right after they add something to their cart. This would be considered a user experience hack in WooCommerce. This WordPress hack has two steps:
1 – Disable the redirect to cart page after adding something to the cart. 
2 – Add code snippets to your child theme. 

In order to disable the redirect to the cart page after adding something to the cart, you need to open the WooCommerce -> Settings -> Products -> General and uncheck the two options in front of “Add to cart behaviour”. Then, save the changes.

WordPress hacks - Skip the cart and go to checkout after adding something to the basket

After that, add this snippet to your child theme’s functions.php file:

add_filter('add_to_cart_redirect', 'cw_redirect_add_to_cart');
function cw_redirect_add_to_cart() {
    global $woocommerce;
    $cw_redirect_url_checkout = $woocommerce->cart->get_checkout_url();
    return $cw_redirect_url_checkout;
}

Now your customers will be redirected to the checkout page as soon as they add something to their carts. 

Change WordPress login URL (using a plugin)

This is one of the handiest and most used hacks for WordPress. Changing the login URL means plenty of security benefits for you. If you hide the door from hackers, they will have less of a chance to get through that door. By default, these URLs are the WordPress login addresses:

https://yourwebsite.com/wp-login.php

https://yourwebsite.com/wp-admin/

Although this is a useful hack, it’s highly recommended that you do it using a third party plugin because it is not a simple hack like the others mentioned above. In order to perform it, install any of these plugins and configure your login page address:

There are many more plugins that can perform this hack. However, if you only want to change the login URL, it’s recommended that you use a plugin that does just that. Multipurpose plugins can potentially cause overloads on your website. For this example I’m using the first plugin Change wp-admin login – By Nuno Morais Sarmento. Once you install this plugin, you just need to navigate to WordPress -> Settings -> Permalinks and provide the new login URL and redirect page in case someone tries to access your default login page:

Then, save the permalinks and exit.

I’m looking forward to hearing your comments and suggestions in the comments section below.

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How to Make Your WordPress Website GDPR-Compliant with Jupiter X

If you’ve spent some time on the World Wide Web lately, you’ve probably heard of GDPR. With data breaches becoming a more and more common occurrence, GDPR has become a real hot topic. Although the European Law passed relevant legislation back in 2018, the discussion around GDPR is still confusing. In this article, we’ll answer your questions about GDPR and how you can make your WordPress website GDPR-compliant with Jupiter X.

What does it mean to be GDPR-compliant and why should you care?

GDPR, short for General Data Protection Regulation, is one of the biggest changes in user data regulation law in recent years. Simply put, GDPR law regulates how the internet deals with user data, regardless of whether the website is public or private.  

This law was approved back in 2016 by the European Commission to protect the rights of all EU citizens (in 28 Member countries) by protecting their personal information. The rollout of this plan was scheduled for 2018 and it came into effect on 25 May 2018. While GDPR regulation was invented to protect EU citizens, it affects everyone on the web. How? Well, if your website is collecting data from EU visitors, your need to make your website GDPR compliant as well!

If you are interested in getting into the nitty-gritty, you can find all the details you need on this site.

How to make Jupiter X GDPR ready

As a website owner, you need to provide clear information about your data collection policies, what data you are collecting and how, as well as displaying an option for your visitors to opt out of data collection in order to make your WordPress website GDPR-compliant.

Now, let’s check what you need to know about GDPR when using our Jupiter X theme. First of all, our Jupiter X theme does not collect any information from visitors, not even personal information such as IP address or contact details. However, it’s important to recognize that some third-party solution providers like Google Fonts or Google Maps may do this.

Google Fonts

Jupiter X uses the Google Fonts feature to help you add different fonts to your website. If you are using this extension on your site, you will need to let your visitors know by displaying a notice via popup windows or any other clearly visible banner (don’t worry, we’ll walk you through how to do this!). If you are not using Google Fonts, feel free to disregard this part of the process.

How to make your WordPress website GDPR-compliant with Jupiter X - Google fonts

Google Maps

This extension, which appears as the Google Maps widget within the theme, also collects user information like IP address. Since IP address is treated as personal data, so to make your WordPress website GDPR-compliant you have to warn users about this if you are using Google Maps on your site.

How to make your WordPress website GDPR-compliant with Jupiter X - Google maps

Forms

Forms can also collect data from the users. If you have a contact form on your site (or any other kind of feedback form such as a subscription form, newsletter form, or any kind of survey), make sure you clearly outline what information you are collecting and why. 

A pro tip: you can use the Acceptance field at the bottom of the form to warn users about your data policy!

How to make your WordPress website GDPR-compliant with Jupiter X - forms

How can you inform users about GDPR policies? You may already know that showing different popups is a great way to do this. You can place your popup banner anywhere on your website, as long as it’s clearly visible for visitors. You can also use a popup window. The good news is that Jupiter X already has a quick and easy solution for this. JetPopup , a popular plugin already included in Jupiter X, can help you create all sorts of warning banners and popups for GDPR.

Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you fully understand what to consider when building your project using the Jupiter X theme. GDPR is a big deal, and it’s here to stay. To get an idea of how serious it is, check out this link regarding GDPR fines stats. With this in mind, it’s important to review our sites and make your WordPress website GDPR-compliant with Jupiter X.

One more thing: we are not lawyers, so this article is just a collection of tips on how to make your WordPress website GDPR-compliant with Jupiter X. For a complete walkthrough of all the details, we recommend contacting a GDPR consultant or lawyer to make sure your website is fully compliant from a legal perspective, especially if your business is operating in the EU.

If you still have some questions or if I missed something in this article, feel free drop your questions and comments below!

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Why and How to Use Social Proof on Your WordPress Website

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This is a guest post contributed to Artbees Themes blog by Elisa Abbott.

Social proof is a psychological phenomenon that many businesses use to boost their sales. It serves as an additional confirmation for every potential buyer that a particular product or service deserves their attention. More precisely, it confirms the value and quality of a service or product.

The good news for businesses is that adding social proof on their WordPress website is not challenging. First of all, there are different types of social proof that they can add. Some examples include case studies, certifications, customer reviews, etc. Of course, the effectiveness of this marketing tool depends on the way businesses use it.

Many tools can help people add all forms of social proof to their website and make the entire process a lot easier.

What are these tools? In this article, you will find out all the ways to increase social proof on your WordPress website. Go on reading to learn the essential details that will help you increase your sales.

The Importance of Social Proof for Businesses

The first thing people look for when they land on a website is the features and benefits of a product. Of course, the product description for each item needs to be clear and engaging.

However, customers need one more piece of evidence that will convince them to take action. This is the moment when social proof becomes essential. First-time customers need to feel that they are not alone. A large group of previous customers raving about the benefits that a brand provides is sure to be a good sign for potential customers. They will get confirmation that people with the same problem found a solution here.

Companies, on the other hand, use social proof as an external confirmation of their quality and expertise. In that way, they aim to boost the reputation and convince potential customers that this company is the right choice. In this case, companies do not need to spend money and effort on direct promotions. Their satisfied customers will do the work for them.

Using the right method to deliver social proof to customers can be tricky. The good news is that businesses can use different channels. They can place customer reviews on the landing page of a WP website, somewhere across checkout pages, within their email campaigns, etc.

Entrepreneurs should know that social proof comes in different shapes and sizes. By knowing all of the possibilities, business owners will be able to determine the best one for their needs. Besides, they will also manage to determine the right place to share these external confirmations.

Types of Social Proof

Different types of social proof are effective for different purposes. Which one you use depends on your goals.

Customer Reviews

Social Proof on Your WordPress Website - customer reviews
Source: Bizzabo

The way Bizzabo did it can serve as an inspiration for many WordPress website owners. Bizzabo is an event software that helps planners and marketers boost the quality of the events they organize. Here, they used an entertaining background to make the customer reviews look interesting. Additionally, they shared the full names of the customers that are satisfied with the way the platform works. This helps first-time visitors recognize that these reviews come from “real people.” They will also get the necessary confirmation that the platform can address their needs as well.

Certifications and Licenses

A license is a piece of evidence that companies receive from third-party authorities. Depending on the industry they are working in, they will need to have a confirmation that everything they do is legitimate.

An excellent example of how licenses can boost the reputation of a business are companies that produce toys. We can use Lego as an example. They are proud that their product meets all the requirements of the US Consumer Product Safety Act and the EU Toy Safety Directive.

Parents would never allow their kids to play with toys that are made of materials that could potentially be harmful. Once they see the license, however, they have additional confirmation that Lego toys are completely safe. This type of social proof protects the reputation of Lego and boosts their sales.

Social Proof on Your WordPress Website - lego
Source: Lego

Reviews and Testimonials of Celebrities

Small businesses probably won’t have the opportunity to collaborate with celebrities. However, the solution to that problem is out there. Such companies can hire social media influencers. Logically, picking the right influencer is the main important point here. Brands should chase those that already interact with their target audience. After they have established a collaboration, they can also add a video or image of the influencer using their product.

The strongest brands in the world use the exact same tactics. A good example of that is the PUMA sneaker brand, which uses the influence that Selena Gomez has. The first thing people will see when they visit Puma’s website is Selena wearing Puma shoes.

Social Proof on Your WordPress Website - puma
Source: Puma

The same rule counts for individuals that plan to offer their services on a WordPress website. You can check out the example below and see how Kristi Hines did it. She asked some of the experts in the digital marketing niche to share their reviews of her work.

Source: kristihines.com

Case Studies

Customers come to your website because they are looking for a solution to their problem. As we’ve mentioned before, they need confirmation that your services or products can help them solve the problem they have. However, they also want to know how a strategy, tactic, or item has solved similar problems for others.

Case studies can confirm a couple of things. First of all, the customer will see what the entire process of reaching the goal looks like. He will also manage to see what the brand has achieved. Finally, case studies often serve as a marketing tool to talk about other brands or individuals they collaborate with. The way Lane Bryant did it is a perfect example for others to follow.

Of course, making the case study engaging and valuable is not an easy task. Entrepreneurs should also use different content writing strategies to make it more interesting. If they struggle to do that, they should work with paper writing websites to help them reach their goal. With the help of professionals, the quality of their case study will likely increase.

Tools to Add Social Proof to the WordPress Website

Adding social proof to a WordPress website does not require advanced coding skills. Instead, people should focus on using different tools that will make the entire process easier. Here are a couple tools that deserve special attention.

WPfomify

Source: Wpfomify.com

There are three reasons why WPfomify is a good tool for adding social proof to a WP website. Each time that someone purchases a product or signs up to the website, the plugin displays that notification on the homepage. This allows a business to benefit in three different ways.

First of all, their conversion rate will increase. Similarly, thanks to social proof on the website, their credibility and reputation will improve. Finally, both benefits will result in a bigger number of sales and increased revenue.

TrustPulse

WordPress website owners can help people in a couple of different ways. First of all, TrustPulse helps website owners leverage social proof power. In this way, they will be able to improve conversion rates via their website. Thanks to its features, TrustPulse users can track all the signups, purchases, and other customer activities.

The best feature of all is the program’s smart targeting feature. Website owners can determine the time that they want to show the social proof on their own. They will also be able to see exactly who can see their social proof.

Final Thoughts

We have finally come to the end. WordPress owners should add social proof on their WordPress website for many reasons. It can increase the conversion rate and lead to a bigger number of sales.

Social proof is one of the most effective marketing tools of all. For every potential customer, there can be a valuable confirmation. They will see that your brand provided a solution to people that have had the same issue. Thanks to different tools, placing social proof on your WordPress website has never been easier. With a small dose of creativity, entrepreneurs can boost their reputation and impress their target audience.

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How to Convert Your Design to WordPress Using Jupiter X and Elementor

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WordPress is one of the most popular CMS platforms, and using its Elementor page builder will allow you to create a fully functional website from PSD without any coding. It makes the process much easier! While there is no magic button to press to convert your design to WordPress, Elementor is very user-friendly. You’ll see how easy it is to recreate your PSD in no time.

Do you want to convert your PSD to WordPress, but aren’t sure how? In this article, I will show you how to convert your design to WordPress using Elementor and the Jupiter X theme, step by step.

Why Elementor is better with Jupiter X

Advanced Customization – Jupiter X offers different customizations, allowing you to easily style your pages by setting the typography and layout options in the Customizer, and much more

Pop-up Builder – Popups are very important in online marketing. Elementor Pro has this feature, but with Jupiter X you can avoid paying for the Pro license. Artbees has bundled in the JetPopup plugin so that you can create great popups with the free Elementor version. 

400+ Layouts – Both Elementor and Jupiter X provide a wide variety of layouts for your site. You’ll find them in the Elementor library and will be able to import these layouts as full pages or as sections. It will help you to create the site much faster, and you may find interesting layouts that you want to try.

Templates – Jupiter X provides a lot of demo templates that you can use. Find the ones that match your design and your site will be ready in no time. Just install a template and replace the content with yours. You’ll get a fully designed template!

Mobile Preview – In Elementor’s editor you can preview the pages on mobile and edit content instantly. The same preview is available in the Jupiter X Customizer so that you can modify styling and check immediately how it looks on mobile devices.

Email Integration – Jupiter X provides the option to integrate email with different email marketing tools like HubSpot and MailChimp.

Excellent Widgets – Elementor has its own widgets that help you make your pages functional. Jupiter X expands on this feature by additional widgets, such as the widgets from the bundled plugin JetElements, so you can have more fun.

One-time Payment –  With Jupiter X you pay only once and get full-time updates and additional features, in contrast with the subscription for Elementor Pro, which you need to renew each year. 

Selecting Design

Whether you create your design with Photoshop, Sketch or Adobe XD, it will be easy to convert it with Elementor. PSD is short for PhotoShop Design. It’s one of the most popular design tools used to create designs for WordPress sites.  There are a lot of readymade PSD designs that you can download directly from PSDHUB. This will save you time when creating a design. But, if you decided to create the design yourself, here are the factors you need to cover in your design:

  • Clean Layout: your design must be elegant. This will help you make a pixel perfect website.
  • Follow Direct Tasks: the design must clearly fit your site’s purpose. For example, you’ll probably want to use a hotel website PSD to create a hotel website. 
  • Complications: try to avoid complexity when choosing design. Often, the simpler it is, the better your website will turn out. 

The First Steps to Convert PSD To WordPress

WordPress is a very popular platform thanks to its ease of installation. The installation process is simple. So installing WordPress is the easy first step for converting your design to WordPress. If you need guidance throughout the process, WordPress support provides a detailed article on “How to install WordPress”. It should take less than five minutes of your time.

Once WordPress is installed, you should then proceed with the installation of the Jupiter X theme. The detailed process is described in the following Artbees article: “Getting Started with Jupiter X”.

The next step is to install the Elementor plugin. As it’s bundled with the theme, you can enable it by navigating to Jupiter X > Control Panel > Plugins. For more information, check out this article. Also you can install the JetElements plugin, which is also bundled with the theme to extend default Elementor functionality and provide users with more additional widgets.

The installation stage is completed. Now you’re ready to convert the PSD to WordPress using Elementor and Jupiter X.

Converting PSD To WordPress

Before starting to create new pages, you can look for ready-made templates in Jupiter X. Perhaps you’ll find the one that suits your design, making the conversion process much easier. Follow these steps to convert your design to WordPress:

Add a New Page

First you need to create a new page from the WordPress dashboard. On the top left side of the WordPress dashboard, click Pages > Add New. Then, click the “Edit with Elementor” button to enter the Elementor Page Builder. You will see an Elementor panel.

convert your design to WordPress - add new page

Build a Page From The PSD File

To build a page according to your design, you should consider three main things: Sections, Columns, and Widgets. Sections are the largest blocks, and can be divided into Columns. You can place Widgets inside Columns. 

Add Header And Footer

In Jupiter X, a header and footer can be created in Elementor as well as pages. You’ll need to create a Header template and assign it in Customizer > Header, as described in this article. The process is similar for the Footer template. Also, you’ll need to add a logo for your site. To learn how this can be done in Customizer, read more here.

Add Hero Section

Now, let’s convert the hero section. This is the first thing that your visitors see when they visit your site, so it’s the perfect place to make a great first impression. You can add a background image in the Section settings, then add columns with content and icons.

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Add Inner Section With Columns

Using the Inner Section widget in Elementor, you can add background and text between two columns. For example, you can add some text and banner images within the section column.

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Publish the Page

Once you are done building your page from the PSD, you can preview your work and then publish it. You can also edit a published page or save your work as a draft (it won’t be public until you finish the page and publish it).

Check Heading Structure

Heading tags are very important in web page content. When used correctly, they add semantic meaning, help with accessibility and can increase your search engine rankings.
The <h1> tag should be the main heading, which is followed by <h2>, <h3> and so on. The `<h1>` is usually the boldest one, whereas <h6> font size is the smallest.

Search engines scan your site for headings. Using H1-H6 tags shows them how different blocks of content are connected with each other. Google will try to use the content of your headings to understand what the page is about. If your headings effectively inform users as to what your page is about, they’ll help Google understand your content too, so your search engine rankings will increase.

Mind the Responsiveness

Making your site responsive on different devices is a very important step! Elementor provides the possibility to modify sections, widgets, columns for mobile, tablet and desktop layouts. You can set different margins and padding for mobile or tablet devices so your content looks clean on different devices. There is also a feature allowing you to hide/show some sections or widgets on mobile or desktop. It’s useful if you don’t want to show some large content on mobile.

Wrapping Up

In this article you saw that converting your design to WordPress is quite an easy process with few possible complications. I’m sure that once you try using Elementor and Jupiter X for this process, you’ll continue to work this way, as the steps described above will help you quickly convert your design into a stunning WordPress site.

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How to Use FileBird to Organize WordPress Media Library

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This is a guest post contributed to Artbees Themes blog by Thuy Nguyen from Ninja Team.

Why to organize WordPress media library?

WordPress media library is where you can find all of your documents and media uploads. It comes with a sort feature by file type and a month and year-based filter function. This is quite sufficient for personal bloggers.

However, if your blog is media heavy and it has to hold thousands of media files, it will take some time to find the files you are looking for. Or when you want to do a post revamp and delete the old files, the decluttering process is hard with this categorization way by default.

Therefore, organizing WordPress media library requires a category management of files. That is where FileBird comes in to help.

What is FileBird – WordPress Media Library Folders?

FileBird is a file manager plugin dedicated to WordPress media library. It adds an integrated folder tree on the left sidebar to help you drag and drop files into the folders easily.

This WP media folder plugin is loved by many photographers, fashion designers, and food bloggers, who are extensively using media content in their WordPress pages and posts. It works magic on WooCommerce, Elementor and all popular themes including Jupiter X.

In this article, I am going to show you how to organize WordPress media library with FileBird, keeping track of all those media uploads and displaying them in an impressive fashion blog in the shortest amount of time.

Create folders in WordPress media library

FileBird is a plug and play plugin, meaning it’s ready to use right after activating. Take a look at the FileBird folder tree and you will see everything is intuitive and easy to navigate, just like what you do on your computer.

It offers one-click to create a folder. So go ahead and click that button to create several main categories/parent folders such as Fashion, Collections, and Marketing.

This media folder area comes with a smart context menu, meaning you can right-click to interact with the folders. For instance, if you right-click on the folder Fashion, you have various options including:

  • New folder: to create a nested folder inside Fashion
  • Rename: to change the folder name
  • Cut and paste: to easily arrange folders
  • Delete: to delete a folder while keeping all those files in the All Files location
  • Download: to download a full folder with its files and folder structure in a ZIP file

Please note that the Download full folder feature is currently available only in FileBird premium version. It helps you download the original versions of media files, not bunky with different auto-generated image dimensions when you download them via FTP or Filester file manager plugin.

You can quickly try all of these options risk-free because it causes no loss at all. Even when you move files to a wrong folder, you can easily fix it by dragging and dropping it again to the destination folder. 

On top of that, FileBird does not change the permalinks to your media files so they won’t break or get damaged when you move the files around.

Upload files and folders to your media library

When editing pages or posts, you can also choose the specific folder to upload multiple files. This folder list drop-down in Add media makes it quick when you want to upload and categorize those files at the same time and with only one action. 

Small as it may seem, it is a big time saver when you have to manage multiple websites and publish a bunch of posts on a daily basis.

As for uploading folders, FileBird also keeps it down to the minimum effort. When you need to upload multiple folders with their contained files, you can bulk select those folders then drag and drop them into WordPress media library in a single blade. This action also keeps the same folder order and structure respectively, meaning you literally transfer the categorization system from your hard disk to WordPress.

If you have come this far, you might be already familiar with how FileBird drag and drop works. Depending on the requirements of your website, you may need to create 20+ folders for your media library. Keep in mind that the FileBird free version allows up to 10 folders. If you need more folders/categories, upgrading to the paid version is recommended.

Add image gallery and document gallery in Gutenberg

In this step, I will be showing you how to create an eye-catching gallery using Gutenberg block.

Create a smart image gallery

In order to showcase a collection of your fashion blog, you can easily find FileBird Gallery block > Select the collection folder from the folder list.

After choosing the desired folder, you can go ahead and tweak your gallery appearance with these options:

  • Column number: choose to show your gallery in 1-4 columns
  • Crop images: enable it to get your gallery well-aligned
  • Caption: display caption below each image
  • Delete: dismiss specific images that you don’t want to show in this gallery
organize WordPress media library - gutenberg image gallery

Create a document gallery

Sometimes you may want to share advanced files other than basic image formats. If so, you have reached the right place.

With the help of FileBird and a document gallery plugin, you can showcase your SVG, ZIP or other document files with good-looking auto-generated thumbnails.

FileBird supports Document gallery plugin’s shortcode to help you display a list of document files. You only need to fill the folder ID in the shortcode and embed it in any page or post.

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With user-friendly file thumbnails, your gallery will be much more appealing to your visitors. On the front-end, your new document icons look like this. Here’s the outcome of my blog post on JupiterX theme.

organize WordPress media library - Jupiter X document gallery

Best practices when using FileBird media manager

There are some hidden features of FileBird that you will find useful:

  • Collapse the folder tree sidebar to easily hide it
  • Resize the folder tree sidebar to get an overview of all folders with their full names
  • Press ESC to exit the bulk select mode (applicable to both files and folders)
  • Use advanced sort features to clean up the outdated files
  • Set startup folder

For the start-up folder, you have two options to choose from. 

  1. Select a specific folder: this is fixed and you will reach this folder first whenever you access WordPress media library
  2. Select previous folder: this is dynamic and, as a result, you can come back to the most recently opened folder to quickly continue the task you have been on
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FileBird is an easy-to-use plugin for all bloggers using WordPress as their favorite platform. I hope this tutorial has helped you learn how to use FileBird to organize your WordPress media library and make the most out of it.

Choosing FileBird – WordPress media library folders helps extend the functionality of your blog back-end so that it can handle thousands of media files.

How do you navigate images and media on your website? Don’t forget to share your thoughts and experience in the comment box below.

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