Access Trash WordPress Website

WordPress is undoubtedly the most popular content management system (CMS) used worldwide, with around 600 million active monthly users and 27.6 million active daily users as of October 2019.

This makes it an interesting project to explore the functionality and user-friendliness of an open-source CMS for developers. Let’s take a look at Trash, the WordPress repository of obsolete and no longer useful content, which you can use to create a wordpress website.

Trash is located in the functions subfolder of your WordPress installation, and aside from content that has been deleted, it also contains drafts and unpublished posts.

By default, the Trash archive can be accessed via the Admin dashboard; however, in case you want to create a more user-friendly experience for your website’s visitors, you can also access it from the front-end.

What is Trash?

Trash is a part of WordPress’ Default Template, which is included in all newly created WordPress installations. The Trash archive essentially acts as a catch-all for posts and pages that haven’t been published or have been deleted.

From an SEO perspective, having lots of content, especially older content, can be beneficial. Having lots of content, especially older content, is beneficial from an SEO perspective. Having lots of content, especially older content, is beneficial for SEO. Having lots of content, especially older content, is beneficial for SEO.

In order to prevent duplicate content, WordPress tries its best to match incoming links with existing content. When a user clicks on a link to a non-existent page or post, WordPress will try its best to automatically create a new version of that content. This helps ensure that each URL points to a unique and highly relevant piece of content.

But sometimes, especially when linking to older articles, this system can have some drawbacks. If an old post gets discovered by a search engine and linked to by a reputable website, it can potentially hurt your SEO. You’re better off allowing some age disparity than risking lower search engine rankings.

How Do I Get Started With Trash?

Let’s get started by creating a brand-new WordPress site from scratch.

To do this, navigate to your WordPress dashboard and click on the Creation tab at the top. From here, you can either choose to create a new blog or website, or launch a WordPress installation from an existing site.

If you decide to create a new blog or website from scratch, you’ll see a screen that looks like this:

create new site

As you can see, you have a few different options here. First, you can choose a hosting provider, from a basic email hosting account to a sophisticated, high-performance, Content Management System (CMS).

Keep in mind that some hosting providers may offer additional features, like free backups, which can be helpful if you’re looking to build a site with a lot of content. Once you’ve made your selection, click on the Create button.

Why Do I Need A Content Management System (CMS)?

If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either a developer or designer looking for ways to contribute to open source software projects like WordPress. If so, welcome!

But if you’re simply looking to learn more about WordPress and/or Trash, you may want to consider why you need a content management system in the first place.

One of the things that differentiates WordPress from other CMSs is that it was built to be extensible. This means that, as a developer, you can literally create new features and functionality by loading different libraries (i.e. bundles of code) into WordPress.

These libraries — written in PHP and called plugins in WordPress parlance — can extend WordPress’ capabilities in various ways. Some plugins provide additional features for your site’s users, like a QR code generator for instance.

Other plugins make it easier for you to add new content to your website, like a visual composer for instance, or a mini-newsletter sign-up form.

But the most important thing is that, as a developer, you have the ability to modify WordPress in almost any way you see fit. With WordPress, you can build a website that looks and functions exactly as you want it to.

WordPress is a phenomenal tool for designers and developers who want to quickly and easily set up a website. But if you’re planning on using it for content that is completely offline, like a brochure or magazine, it may not be for you.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for an easy way to quickly create a blog or website, with all the bells and whistles, then WordPress is the perfect solution.

WordPress Is Only One Way To Go

With that out of the way, let’s discuss a few other content management systems, or CMSs, that you can use to build a WordPress-like experience.

First, there’s Square CMS, which offers a visual designer tool that makes designing a website as easy as snapping a picture and saying hello to your screenwriter friend.

Then there’s Gutenberg, the successor to WordPress’ Default Template. (Yes, WordPress’ 15 year anniversary was in October 2019, so if you’re reading this, you may have already heard about Gutenberg.) Just like its predecessor, Gutenberg is an open-source CMS that offers a lot of functionality for designers and developers who want to build a WordPress-like experience on their own terms.

If you want to see what Square and Gutenberg look like, you can check out their websites here and here, respectively.

Wrapping Up

If you’re interested in building your own website using WordPress but don’t want to go the extra mile, then you can always check out one of the millions of pre-built websites online that look exactly like WordPress.

Or, if you’d rather not spend the time building one from scratch, you can choose from a variety of ready-made designs that you can import into WordPress.

In either case, make sure to keep your hosting plans updated as WordPress releases new versions and patches. This way, you’ll be sure to get all the benefits the latest updates have to offer.