How to Save Changes to a Website in WordPress

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question: “How can I save changes to a website I’m working on in WordPress?”

It seems like every day, there’s a new and better way to do something in WordPress. One day, you might be thrilled with the results of your labor. The next day, however, you’ll wonder why you spent so much time doing it in the first place.

If you’re using WordPress to edit the content of your website, you’ll notice a few important things. First, try to avoid using the Classic editor. It’s slow and unresponsive. Second, use a caching plugin to improve the performance of your site. And finally, don’t be afraid to use all the tools that WordPress has to offer to create the perfect website for your needs. That’s what this article is all about.

The Classic Editor Isn’t What You Want

The Classic editor in WordPress is actually very similar to the one in Microsoft Word. It was designed to make creating and editing blogs easy and accessible to everyone. WordPress didn’t originally have any special design elements or features built into the platform. So, as you might imagine, it was widely adopted by people who needed something simple. Unfortunately, as time went on, a lot of the original features were either removed or changed to make room for additional features.

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that WordPress’ Classic editor isn’t intended to be used for websites that require a lot of custom design. If you need to create a functional website with a lot of unique design elements, it’s best to use a different — and more suitable — platform. Luckily, there are plenty of great options that allow you to build highly-customizable websites without needing to learn a new software program.

In addition to being a slow and buggy tool, the Classic editor has one more major drawback: It doesn’t allow you to save any changes that you make to the site. When you finish editing a page or post, you have to either preview it or publish it immediately. There’s no going back once you publish something once, so it’s important to keep that in mind when editing content.

Use A Caching Plugin To Improve Performance

Even though WordPress doesn’t have any special design elements or tools for caching websites, it still benefits from the use of a content delivery network (CDN). A CDN allows for content to be distributed and stored close to your audience, which can greatly improve the performance of your site. The two most popular CDNs that work with WordPress are Cloudflare and MaxCDN. Just install the appropriate one (or both) and you’re good to go.

By default, WordPress will store images, CSS, and JavaScript in the cloud. That’s all you need to do to enable image, CSS, and JavaScript caching. You can also choose to cache specific templates or all templates in case you need to alter the appearance of your website without having to rebuild it. Caching is extremely useful for reducing the number of requests your website has to make to generate content. If you’re unfamiliar, a request is something like a click on a link or a visit to a specific page on your site.

As you might imagine, using a CDN to cache your site has advantages. First, the performance is great. Second, it’s free. Third, it’s easy to set up. And last but not least, it does all the heavy lifting so you don’t have to worry about performance issues.

Use All The Tools At Your Disposal

WordPress is a powerful tool and one of the most popular content management systems around. For years, it was seen as a simple blogging platform, but it actually has a lot more to offer. If you try to use it simply as a blogging platform, you’ll be disappointed because there’s so much more you can do. One of the great things about WordPress is that it’s a very open platform. Anyone can install it, and it’s always expanding its capabilities. Even if you’re an experienced web developer, you’ll still have a hard time knowing where to start because there are so many different possibilities.

To use all the tools at your disposal, you have to know where to look. For example, if you’re using WordPress to host a travel website, you might want to look into the Location Pro plugin. It’ll allow you to add location features to your site. Another great plugin that does the same thing is Google Maps Embed.

These are just two of the many, many plugins that you can use to take your WordPress website to the next level. If you want to learn more, check out the WordPress plugin directory. There are literally hundreds of different plugins that you can use to enhance the functionality of your site. Just take a little bit of time to find the ones that suit your needs and you’re good to go.

Make Sure You Preview And Revise As Often As Needed

Since we can’t go back and change things that we’ve done, it’s important to learn to live with what we’ve created. If you use WordPress to create and manage your website, you’ll quickly realize that there are things that you could’ve done differently. Sometimes, these are quite fundamental. It’s useful to have a look at what you’ve done and see how you can do it better. In other words, always be tinkering with your site as you go along. This is a great way to ensure that you continue to make incremental improvements as you continue to develop your site.

When you finish designing a page or a post and you need to preview it or publish it immediately, the Classic editor will frustrate you. The reason is that it doesn’t give you the opportunity to go back and make changes. For this reason, it’s essential to use a different software application or a different website building platform if you want to make changes to what you’ve published. Simply put, if you think that there’s an area of your site that needs to be improved, go ahead and do it. However, don’t expect to be able to rollback changes once you’ve made them due to the way the software or the platform works. You can, however, use caching plugins to increase the usability of your site while you’re working on it, if this is something that you need help with.

At this point, you might be wondering how you can save changes to a website in WordPress. This is a legitimate question, and the answer is actually quite simple. Simply use a different software application or website building platform to make the needed changes. WordPress is an excellent tool, but if you need to alter the content of your site in any way, it’s not the right tool for the job. Sometimes, it’s necessary to use an image editing program like Photoshop or GIMP to make some changes to an image hosted on a WordPress site. Similarly, if you need to add a new page or a new section to your site, it’s best to use a different software application to create that new page or section.

As you can see, there are numerous different ways in which you can use WordPress to build a website. It’s a content management system, but it has a lot more going for it. Even if you only use it for blogging — which is what it was designed for — it can do so much more.