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 some handy tips to get you started. 

While you’re here you might also like to learn how to get the most out of your WordPress website.

If you have any questions I’ll be happy to answer them.

Help Topics & FAQ

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

What are the main updates required?

Basic tasks that need to be carried out at least once a month for static sites that don’t regularly change. These are:

  • Plugin updates
  • Theme updates
  • WordPress Core Updates (when they become available)

Back up your site prior to carrying out the updates  to create a restore point, in case you need to roll back your site to the previous version should anything go wrong.)

WordPress Care Plans

Two WordPress Care Plans are available for services designed to free up my client’s valuable time. The more advanced tasks associated with my two WP Care Plans are aimed to secure sites that have loads more functionality. These are larger websites with a higher volume of traffic, that also experience moderate changes to daily, and even hourly content changes, such as membership sites, online learning sites and eCommerce/Woocommerce sites.

A combination of content management and tech support is available on the Premium Site Care Plan.

How To Update Plugins?

Before updating plugins I suggest first conducting a backup of your site.  Conducting backups allow WordPress sites to be rolled back and restored to a previous version should something go wrong.

Manual Updates – 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.

Learn How To Conduct Bulk Plugin Updates. 

Safe Plugin Updates

For sites running Woocommerce, Membership sites and Online course websites, I highly recommend testing on a staging site rather than on your live site. Conducting safe updates of those larger sites will ensure the sites will remain up and running after a ‘major’ release/update.

 

How To Update Plugins

Before updating plugins I suggest first conducting a backup of your site.  Conducting backups allow WordPress sites to be rolled back and restored to a previous version should something go wrong.

Manual Updates – Log onto the Dashboard.

Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins and click on the checkboxes 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.

Learn How To Conduct Bulk Plugin Updates. 

Safe Plugin Updates

For sites running Woocommerce, Membership sites and Online course websites, I highly recommend testing on a staging site rather than on your live site. Conducting safe updates of those larger sites will ensure the sites will remain up and running after a ‘major’ release/update.

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.)

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

Watch this video to learn how to change an image in the Divi Image Module.

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WordPress Support

Contact me for plugin conflicts, themes or WordPress issues. Also content management, page redesigns and help with anything pertaining to your WordPress website.

Your web developer may need to access your website and web hosting. Your web developer may also want to contact tech support team for issues with themes, hosting, plugins and more on your behalf.

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Business Resources

$70 Online WordPress Consultation

If you’re stuck or need a lesson on WordPress considers 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 Care Plans

Free up your valuable time with two feature packed WordPress Care plans designed to keep your website updated, secure and running smoothly. Suitable  for small to medium size business.  

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.

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