WordPress is now the most widely used content management system also known as CMS worldwide. It’s now so robust and reliable that many universities, businesses organizations, corporations and institutes relies on WordPress as a backbone for their online presence. One of the major advantages of WordPress is its ability to customized by the user to fit his or her requirements (visual and functional requirements) and that’s done through themes (visual requirements) and plugins (functional requirements).
Plugins are really useful as they empower the WordPress user with the ability to add a lot of functionality and feature to the website with great ease and simplicity and more importantly without any prior knowledge to programming, the major drawback of plugins is that they tend to slow the website and they’re resources intensive so if the website is on a shared hosting you might get a warning from your hosting service provider. So sometimes it’s better to do simple tweaking without a plugin.
This post will present a step by step guide on how to extend user contact info in WordPress without a plugin. Extending users contacts can help increase the level of engagement with your readers. With more information, visitors are able to connect and engage with authors and ultimately lead to building loyalty and trust.
Step 1: Go to your website and log into your WordPress dashboard (www.example.com/wp-admin) and enter your credentials, then enter the dashboard.
Step 2: In your dashboard enter your Appearance menu.
Step 3: In the Appearance menu, go to the “Editor” tab.
Step 4: Open the function.php file at the right hand side of the screen and copy and paste the following code in it:
You have now successfully extended user contacts information and your website without the use of any plugin.