Learn The WordPress Basics

LEARN THE WORDPRESS BASICS

I’m so glad you’re here!  WordPress is easy to use and I’m going to show you how you can manage your own site by providing a few lessons and handy tips to get you started. 

While you’re here you might like to learn ways to get the most out of your WordPress site.

Information this page is geared towards helping my clients who mostly work with the Divi Theme.

However, the page has been made accessible to anyone who may find it useful.

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How Do I Log Into My New WordPress Site?

Log onto the WordPress Dashboard on a Desktop PC or laptop, by typing your web address on your web browsers address bar and then add  /wp-admin without any spaces, and hit enter on your keyboard.  E.g.: www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin

You should see a page that looks something like the image below. Use your login credentials to sign in to the Dashboard.  

How to log into your self-hosted wordpress site

How To Update Plugins?

Log onto the Dashboard.

Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins and Click on the check boxes of the plugins you’d like to install.  You can select all of them it doesn’t really matter.  Then at the top of the page in ‘bulk actions’ select update and hit the apply button.

 

How Do I Edit Text In Divi?

Log onto the WordPress Dashboard.

Go to Pages>All Pages> Hover your mouse over the title of the page you wish to edit and click on ‘Edit with Divi.’ Wait for your page to fully load. Note: You are now editing in the Divi Visual Builder.

Watch the video below for a short tutorial.

 

How To Update To A New WordPress Version ? (WordPress Core File)

Log Into Your Dashboard> Updates

 

 

 

To Update WordPress Safely,  first conduct a complete backup your site. The backup will create a copy of your site and provide you with a restore point.  

After a successful backup,you may safely update WordPress to the newer version.

 

Where To Edit Blog Posts

Log onto your WordPress Dashboard.

Go to Posts >All posts > Hover your mouse over the title of the page you wish to edit and click on ‘Edit.’

Most of my clients will have the classic builder installed. However you may have the Gutenberg editor.

( Note: As a beginner it is best that you DO NOT edit in the Divi Visual Builder which I reserve for page editing only.)

What is The Minimum WordPress Maintenance Requirement?

Basic tasks that need to be carried out at least once a month for statics sites that don’t change munch are:

  • Plugin updates
  • WordPress Core Updates (when available/less frequent)
  • Security Scan
  • Theme updates
  • Backup
  • PHP Updates (when available/less frequent)

My 3 Maintenance packages listed here show the more advanced tasks for sites that moderately change, to sites that are much busier with frequent changes.

How do I add or change an image on a page?

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Your First Point Of Contact

Web Hosting Provider

For anything to do with web hosting, If your site completely crashes or if your emails suddenly stop arriving at the inbox, contact your web hosting provider. Your web host will investigate the matter further and advise you if any course of action needs to be taken.

WordPress Developer

However, if you experience plugin conflicts, theme or WordPress issues, contact your web developer. Your web developer may need to access your site, your web hosting support and the server. 

Business RESOURCES

FREE - Yellow Pages Listing

List your business for free in the Yellow Pages Directory. 

FREE - Canva Account

Create share worthy images and digital designs to print or download.  

FREE - Instagram Account

Share your photos, a blurb and some hashtags to grow your audience.

2 WordPress Consultation Options

If you’re stuck or need a lesson on WordPress consider booking a consultation. Conducted In-person or using Zoom to chat online.

WordPress Business & Tech Support

 Business support services can help busy entrepreneurs with content management and for repairs and fixes for anything WordPress.

WordPress Maintenance Packages

Stay on top of maintenance tasks. I offer three different maintenance packages for those who prefer to save some valuable time.

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