How to install and set up comments in WordPress and how to install themes
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Aug 16, 2021
Website design (in Slovak: Webový design ) has a lot of enthusiasts these days, due to the fact that it is possible to use different features that are available and various tools in order to achieve their goals, as we have mentioned, lots of users prefer to use it from other good choices these days, now you may ask for the reason of its popularity, one of the reasons is the ease of working with this system, as well as the many features that it provides for its users, among which we can mention that it gives website visitors the opportunity of expressing their opinions as well as the possibility of installing themes, which we are going to discuss in more detail below.
WordPress is, in fact, an open-source content system that is available for free and various users are able to take the advantages of it, and it can be used in order to launch a personal and even commercial website, as we have mentioned, this system is an open-source one which means that site owners is able to use it in order to gain access to its source code and view and modify it if needed.
How to install and set up comments in WordPress?
Comments allow different visitors of your site to express their opinions and also give advices to other visitors as well as you, which can help you a lot to recognize the downsides of your site and try to fix it as soon as possible, as a result, you will be more successful day by day.
If you allow users to express their opinions, WordPress will provide them with several boxes so that they can post their comments and discuss with each other.
It should be noted that you are able to use the various features that have been created for you in this system, and specify the way you intend to receive different comments, as a result, you can customize the way to receive comments or how to display them so that you can choose all of these options according to your purpose as well as your desire.
Navigate to the Posts / Pages screen, in the list of pages or posts, you have to find the one you want and hover your cursor over the title of the post, then you will see several links appear underneath the title, now click on “Quick Edit” and check “Allow Comments”, and click on “Update” to turn comments on for that post.
It should be noted that you, as a WordPress administrator , will be able to see all the comments in the comments’ dashboard in the WordPress admin area, in simple language, it is set to display all the comments by default, it is also possible for you to divide comments into different categories such as, Pending, Approved, Spam and Trash, which we are going to define in the following section.
The comments you put in this category won’t be relevant to users who visit your site.
Comments that fall into this category will be relevant to all users who visit your site, and they can view them.
As the name of this category indicates, this category of comments will only be visible in your posts if they are approved by you.
Comments that fall into this category will be deleted automatically after 30 days.
As a result, it is possible for you to put different comments in your favorite category and respond to them, in addition, it is possible for you to use the Quick Edit option and edit any item you want in relation to the comment.
Be careful not to put comments in the wrong categories and if you do so, it is possible to correct your mistake and put them in the right category.
It should be also noted that, it is possible for you to limit commenting by activating the ability to comment on a particular post or page, due to the fact that you may not want users to be able to comment on all pages of your site or all of your posts so that users can only submit their comments in these sections.
If you plan to do so, all you have to do is that you should go to the post where you want users to discuss and submit their comment, and find the “Discussion” box and check the “Allow Comments” part, at the end you need to save your changes by clicking on “Publish” or “Save Draft”, in addition, there are other ways you can allow users to discuss on a single page or post, but the most common one has been mentioned here.
How to install and set up a WordPress Theme:
One of the things that can add to the attractiveness of the site as well as the pages on it, is the use of different themes, depending on the source from which you want to download your desired one, there are different ways to install WordPress template .
One of the resources from which you can download your desired theme is “The WordPress.org theme directory” in which there are free ones that you can download any type of them if you want.
Other resources which are available for downloading them include third-party sources, it is possible for you to download any of the different ones you want and use it in order to gain more visitors to your site (in Czech: získat více návštěvníků vašich stránek ).
To download them through the WordPress site you need to get started and log in to your WordPress dashboard, then you have to select the “Appearance” option from the sidebar and then choose “Themes”, after that, you have to click on the “Add New” button.
In the search field, you need to search for the name of the theme you want and then press the “Install” button in order to start installing the theme you want, after the installation process is complete, you need to click on the activation button to finish the progress.
If you want to download various types of them from sources apart from WordPress, you'll need to install it by manually uploading a .zip file to the theme installer, if you do not already have a .zip file for your theme handy, you have to ask the developer in order to help you find the .zip file.
To install them in this way, you need to first select the “Appearance” option and then choose “Themes”, and finally click on “Add New” button, then you should click on the “Upload Theme” button, use the “Choose File” button in order to select the .zip file of your theme, then click on “Install Now”, and as when you want to download the theme from WordPress , you also need to click “Activate” to activate the theme.
So far, we have shown you the different ways to install and activate the ones which are available for this system, now if you want to use more features, you can install different plugins so that you can use more features.
Simply put, depending on the theme you are installing, you will need to install various plugins so that it can work properly, if you need to install a plugin, you will see a message titled “This theme suggests that you install different plugins”.
Finally, you can easily install the required or recommended plugins and use them to achieve your desired goal, and you can attract lots of users.
How to update your WordPress Theme:
After you install the themes you want, you have to try to update them, whenever the one which you have installed has an update, WordPress will notify you by showing a red number next to the “Updates” option in the sidebar of your dashboard.
Clicking on that “Updates link” will take you to an interface where you can automatically update your WordPress theme, only check the box next to the theme and click on “Update Themes”.
In general, there are various features in WordPress which you can use, in this article, we reviewed and taught you how to install the comment box for various posts and pages on the site, as well as installing your favorite themes that you can use them if needed, as you can see, all these things are easily possible, and you can use many more features for your site by installing different plugins.Click to analyze your wesbite SEO