Are you wondering why your Classic post editor doesn’t have a “visual” tab or looking for deactivating the toolbars when previewing your WordPress site? WordPress admin interface has quite a lot features and mastering them needs long learning curve. User profile is one such a feature in admin interface having lot of important functions. In this article, we will touch upon important 7 user profile settings for WordPress users.
User Profile Settings in WordPress
You can access your user profile by navigating to “User > Profile” in WordPress admin interface. The page contains various sections to manage your personal Options, contact info, author bio, password management. Some plugins like Yoast SEO also adds author related SEO settings in user profile page.
1. Enable or Disable Visual Editor
Most of the time users accidentally change something and wonder how to activate it again; visual tab in WordPress editor is one such a function. WordPress post / page editor has two tabs named – “Visual” and “Text”. If you do not see the “Visual” tab then activate the same by navigating to your profile and disable the checkbox “Disable the visual editor when writing”.
2. Admin Interface Color
If you wonder how someone can change the color scheme of admin panel when viewing WordPress videos (most frequently with plugins demo) then the answer lies in your user profile. You can apply eight different colors to admin panel with “Light” scheme as default. It is also a good idea to use dark background color during nighttime or use “Midnight” scheme.
3. Keyboard Shortcuts in Comment Moderation
Keyboard shortcuts can be used to in moderating comments like approving or marking the comment as spam. Enable this feature by selecting the check box “Enable keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation” in your user profile.
Learn more about using keyboard shortcuts in WordPress.
4. Hiding Toolbar
When viewing your site with the admin panel opened in another browser tab / window WordPress by default shows the floating toolbar on top of the page as shown below.
Disable the option “Show Toolbar when viewing site” to remove this toolbar.
Username is the login id which needs to be provided while creating WordPress installation. Since WordPress does not allow changing the username in the frontend, provide correct username during installation process. It is recommended to avoid using names like admin, mod, etc,. due to security reasons.
Though username change is not possible in the frontend still you can change the display name of the author in the published site by using “Display name publicly as” field to set an appropriate name. The name set here will be displayed in the published site as an author name. In order to add a public name you first need to add nick name and then select the same from the public name drop down menu.
Learn how to change your WordPress username.
6. About Yourself Section
Biographical info section is for filling short details about yourself which is generally shown under “About the Author” section on the published site.
You can also reset your WordPress login password in user profile page.
7. Log Out of All Other Sessions
Did you forget to logout of your admin session in a computer and worried some anonymous person can access your content? WordPress introduced a new feature from version 4.1 to add more security to the people using shared computers or using more than one computer to access admin dashboard.
Login to your admin panel and navigate to user profile, at the bottom of the screen you will see a button “Logout of All Other Sessions” with the details of locations you currently logged in. click on the button to logout of all other sessions except the current one.