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A WordPress 3.4, released in the year 2013, is still popular regardless of a new WP release of 4.2.2, because of its inbuilt options, which are always appreciated by publishers, bloggers, and others. It brings a lot of convenience with its user-friendly features.

Here are our Top 10 Choices for WordPress Built-in Options...

Posts-Built-in Options

It is usual for writers to save drafts while they are still working on a project before posting. Screen option on your WordPress allows you to go back, revise, and keep your work. As for those who write long posts, an inbuilt page break option comes along with the package. Using it makes your work look appealing and organized.

The size of your post box does not change even when you toggle from a visual to an HTML option. Nevertheless, you can increase the ten default lines if you are not comfortable with their size. To do so, you will go to your dashboard settings and find the “Writing” option. While you are there, you can add up to 20 lines.

HTML Visual Editor

What would you do without this tool? It is the most convenient inbuilt tool created by the WordPress developers for designers. Those familiar with using a word processor will find it easier to work with this tool, although basic HTML skills are necessary for better results.

Disable Comments

Finding inappropriate comments on your page and blogs today is inevitable. As a webmaster, you can go to the WordPress dashboard, where you will see a “Discussion” option that gives you full control of whether to allow your readers to comment in your post or not. The option helps you to screen who is posting and view the comments, before exposing them to the public.

You can also do the same with trackbacks. While you are still on “Discussion,” head straight to “Uncheck Comments.” Anytime you want to change the option, you can easily do so, under this option.

Add Favicon

These are small symbols that show in your browser and mobile apps. When you add Favicon, on your website, you help to raise brand awareness and enable the readers to identify and select the site they prefer from the list of tabs. Go to your WordPress, and on the dashboard, you will find, Appearance_Customizer_Site Identity. Select the image as your Favicon.

Add User

Especially applicable if you are a busy blogger. You don’t have to do everything yourself in your page or blog. While concentrating on other things, you can assign user roles to others. WordPress allows you to add up to five user roles who are capable of managing the assignment given to them. WordPress developers make it easy to access this option. You will click, Users_Add New.

Import/Export Feature


If you have stored your work elsewhere other than WordPress, you can easily import it to a WordPress site. With this inbuilt feature, you can move posts, blogs, pages, and any other content to and fro across multiple platforms. These two options, you will find them on top of your dashboard, after clicking the tools.

Screen Option

The location of this menu is on your WordPress Admin section. You can use it when you want to change, from one screen admin to another. You have full control to display, or hide, and customize the areas on your admin screen. For example, if you don’t use the meta box or custom field often, you can opt to hide their options, go to the “Edit Post” screen. You will find checkboxes that you can click on, depending on your preference at the moment.

Individual Tweet

While using other platforms, you can quickly get irritated because trying to embed your tweet can be a nightmare. However, if you carry the same activity in WordPress, you will love the simplicity of embedding your tweet. Just copy the full Tweet of your URL, and paste it to the WP editor. It is the best tool compared to other Content Management System (CMS).

Image Option

You may find it quite tasking to add an HTML to your image caption because it will not allow you to create a link in the defined word captions. However, with 3.4 WordPress, you can give a photographer credit for their images, through creating relationships. To set this, you will need to go to Appearance_Theme_Customize, and you will find the option.


A WordPress most powerful built-in tool that should be a must-have for anyone who is starting to use a WordPress website. It accesses the web service to detect if there is any spam. Bloggers and everyone else accessing the site are susceptible to spam, and the way to protect yourself is by using Akismet. Enabling it saves your time to concentrate on other important matters, while it takes care of your site.

Benefits of Using WordPress

WordPress has evolved into a robust website builder that has empowered more than 30% internet users around the world. It is interesting to imagine that it started as a blogging platform. We will look at some of the benefits it has, which made it prevalent.

  • WordPress developers assure their user’s security when building the website. They regularly audit their software to ensure maximum safety.
  • It has options that give you the freedom to do whatever you want.
  • You have a choice to customize the options of plugins available.
  • It is SEO friendly because it is compliant to a high-quality code and gives out semantic markup-This helps to give WordPress a high ranking by SEO, unlike other sites.
  • It is the most accessible website to manage by using updates of its built-in management system. WordPress throws you a notification whenever a new version becomes available. You can also update your website only by clicking a few buttons.
  • It does not require additional HTML or FTP. What that means is you can create a blog post or a page, format text, and edit them without the mentioned editing software. You can also upload images, video files, and much more effortlessly.
  • WordPress built-in uploader can handle various media such as images, video files, audio, and writing.
  • WordPress is mobile-friendly, which gives high responsiveness.

The one thing that WordPress developers need to ensure is to enable debugging during the development process. When enabling is done, it helps your site to alert or warn you with error messages in case of any danger. It also shows WordPress notices that allow you to know if you have any deprecated functions in your system.

Enabling Debugging in your Website

You can enable it by opening with wp-config.php; by default, it's turned off. To make a special note (you can make a copy of this backup, in case you might need to use it later.) now, from the installation root, you will find the lines below:


After adding the tracks to your wp-config.php, debugging is now enabled.


In conclusion, there you have it all. The choices are limitless. We promise you that you will have a bang as you explore all the WordPress built-in options covered in this article, which will make your work easier and manageable. If you are a blogger, you will enjoy the built-in blogging tools, with an easy integration option for your satisfaction.

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