Blogging made easy – that’s what every blogger wants. That’s why in my posts 7 sneaky WordPress tips to make your blog-life easier and 3 WordPress features that are not-so-sneaky, yet super handy I talk about WordPress tips to help you blog smarter. As a follow-up to them, here are 4 WordPress features I wish there was – just for fun! If that’s not for you, maybe this post would be of interest to you instead: 9 Effective Steps for Writing with Impact.
Read out loud for me?
When it comes to editing what I initially drafted, reading out loud helps me so much! That helps me look away from the screen, close my eyes and really focus on the content to see if it sounds good and makes sense. How good would it be to have an in-built read-out-loud feature on WordPress?!
Automatically add alternative text – please!
Who loves writing alt text for images? If you do, I envy you because I find it torturous! I have to sit and stare an image and wrack my brain as to how to explain it. Sometimes it’s much harder to do than writing the post itself! That’s why I’d love it if there was a little WordPress bot that could sort out the alt text for me – please!!
In-built graphic design tool
No blog post is complete without some cool graphics to complement it. This leaves us bloggers using various tools or software to design and create images or graphics. How awesome would it be to have a graphic design tool – the likes of Canva or Snappa – right within WordPress?! We could be writing complete blog posts without ever having to leave WordPress.
Ping-backs for page links
I don’t know about you, but I would love to get notified when another blogger links to my blog. There’s a reason they are, and I’d like the opportunity to respond. WordPress does give ping-back notifications when someone links to a post from your blog – which is great. But why not for when the blog itself (e.g. janontheblog.com) or a page is linked? If there were ping-backs for these, I’d actually be able to say thank you when someone nominates me for something or says ‘check out Jan On The Blog because it’s cool’.
Those are 4 WordPress features I badly wish there was – almost each time I blog. And now we wait (who remember Hermione saying that? 😋) – hoping that WordPress would actually release one of them!
What WordPress features do you wish there was? Any of the above calling your name?
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