What to Expect If You Use BoldGrid and WordPress Together
So you’ve heard about BoldGrid, the WordPress dashboard that makes creating and designing websites easier. You’ve seen the countless positive reviews, read about its popularity, and maybe even tried it out yourself. You might be interested in exploring the many features and benefits of using this plugin, but aren’t sure how it integrates with WordPress and what you should expect. We’ve put together a list of answers to the most common questions we receive about combining the two.
Is It Secure To Use Together?
BoldGrid and WordPress are both completely free and open-source software, which means they’re available to everyone and require no logging in or paying fees to use. That being said, both platforms have a massive amount of security built in, so combining them doesn’t pose any additional threat to your privacy.
How Does It Work?
BoldGrid is a WordPress plugin that interfaces with your WordPress dashboard. When you install the plugin, you’ll see a pop-up informing you that WordPress has automatically updated itself, and now the BoldGrid plugin is registered as well. From there, you can begin exploring the many features of the plugin.
The main thing to note is how incredibly simple the integration between BoldGrid and WordPress is. When you log in to your WordPress dashboard and click on the gear icon (on the top right corner), you’ll see a menu with options to install new plugins, activate existing ones, or deactivate ones you no longer need. From there, you can click on the BoldGrid plugin and authorize it to access your site’s data.
WordPress maintains a consistent and safe environment for your site’s content, and the BoldGrid plugin accesses that content to provide personalized templates, designs, and customizations for your individual needs. When you activate the plugin, you’ll see a popup appear whenever you save a new article, create a new page, or change a template. This allows you to keep track of all the changes made to your site, and gives you the option to revert back to the previous state at any time.
If you’re curious as to how WordPress itself works, you can read about the many different roles WordPress assumes in relation to a website or blog, from a content management system to a blogging platform. Depending on how you utilize WordPress, you’ll have access to different sets of features and functionalities. For more information, check out the WordPress documentation treating you to a full rundown of what the CMS can do, as well as a FAQ section that answers many of the most common questions. Additionally, to explore all the different features and functionalities of the plugin, visit this detailed user’s guide.
How Does It Impact My Site’s Loading Speed?
One of the things that makes BoldGrid so great is how little impact it has on your site’s loading speed When compared to other WordPress plugins that perform similar functions. Due to the fact that the integration between the plugin and the WordPress dashboard is so seamless, the data is traveling between the two in almost no time at all, which minimizes the strain put on your servers. This is particularly beneficial for sites with lots of content or complex back-end functionality.
Now, this doesn’t mean that using the BoldGrid plugin will give you a perfect user experience every time. Some web hosting providers have optimized their servers for WordPress, so they may experience some hiccups when dealing with extremely large files or with sites that utilize a lot of plugins. However, for the most part, you’ll see a significant improvement in your site’s loading speed.
Will I Be Able To Use All Of The WordPress Features With It?
As we mentioned above, depending on how you utilize WordPress, you’ll have access to different functions and features. If you take advantage of the different roles WordPress assumes, you’ll be able to use all the features with the BoldGrid plugin. For example, if you have a content-based website or blog where you post regularly, you can take advantage of WordPress’s post formats (e.g., audio, video, or status updates) to connect with your readers and keep them coming back for more. Additionally, you can use WordPress’s built-in analytics to track and crash post performance and see which content performs the best so you can optimize for that kind of content.
Another great thing about WordPress is its large plugin community. If you search for the BoldGrid plugin on the WordPress plugin directory, you’ll see over two dozen different plugins that can be installed with the original installation of the platform. Additionally, you can utilize WordPress’s built-in search to find whatever plugin you need. This way, you’ll never be frustrated by not finding a specific plugin needed to complete a certain task. Just like that, you’ll have a running and stable server set up within minutes, and all your data will be accessible from any computer connected to the network. If you install WordPress on your own server, you’ll still need to utilize FTP (more on that below) to upload your Webroot folder containing all your site’s files to your server.
How Do I Install It?
The BoldGrid plugin is one of the most popular WordPress plugins, so it’s immediately accessible from the familiar WordPress dashboard. To install it, just visit the dashboard’s plugin section, click on the red button to the right of the search bar, and click on the plugin’s install button. This will download and install the plugin into your dashboard, and you’ll be able to use it right away.