Semalt: WordPress Site-Specific Plugins

If you have recently built a website, it is important to customize it, change its settings and install a few site-specific plugins. In most cases, people don't know how to use site-specific plugins and how to write the PHP snippets which can affect the behavior of their websites. As the general rule, the things that guarantee to give your site an appealing and professional look need your utmost attention, and plugins are the primary things as they help change the overall look of a site and make it more convenient and useful for the users.

Alexander Peresunko, the Customer Success Manager of Semalt, provides here some helpful issues in this regard.

Using a site-specific plugin:

If you are satisfied with the theme of your website, the site-specific plugins are easy to use and can be located conveniently. Let me here tell you that these plugins have nothing to do with the overall look of your website. Instead, they are meant to control how your website functions and they contain JavaScript and CSS codes. All the codes are essential to be featured on your site for its proper functioning. Some things that are suitable for site-specific plugins are:

1. Registration of custom posts and taxonomies

2. Saving and adding the metadata and descriptions

3. Modification of the WordPress dashboard, making it user-friendly and convenient for you

4. Creating multiple setting and option pages

5. Adding the tracking codes, including conversion pixels and Google Analytics

6. Building the custom features that have nothing to do with your website theme

7. Making changes on your website whenever you want or whenever the trends changes

Benefits of the Site-Specific Plugins

There are a lot of benefits of the site-specific plugins, such as the codes you add through those plugins work well even when you change the theme. Even when there are errors in the codes, your site's performance will not be impacted, thanks to site-specific plugins for making it possible.

What kind of plugin should you add to your site?

When it comes to talking about the code snippets, make sure they are not related to your theme but your WordPress plugin. You should add the code snippet to redirect your users and add confirmation boxes for the proper functioning of your website. The site-specific plugins help customize the types of your blog posts, insert ads between the articles, and help you keep the SEO of your site maintained throughout.

How to insert a site-specific plugin and what's its code?

If you don't want to paste anything in the PHP snippet, the site-specific plugins can either be installed themselves, or you can insert a specific code. The code you should insert in the Editor section is:

<?php

/*

Plugin Title: ABC Example Plugin

Plugin Description: Adds the happy ending to all the posts/pages

*/

defined( 'ABSPATH' ) or die( 'No direct file access allowed!' );

// Modify post content

function myplugin_filter_content( $content ) {

return to $content . 'And they lived happily ever after. The End.';

}

add_filters( 'the_content', 'myplugin_filter_content' );

If you feel that the site-specific plugin does not work well with the above code, you should download and install it from the WordPress plugin directory and organize the things according to your business requirements.

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