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Walkthrough of WordPress for new users.

Walkthrough of WordPress for new users.

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  • 1. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comSo You’ve juststarted with
  • 2. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comI have a wordpress site,what now?Well first, I would login and have a look around. Just lookingwon’t hurt anything and it will help you familiarize yourself withwhere things are.Click each item in the sidebar and find out what lies beneath.Don’t worry, as long as you don’t click the blue save button, youwon’t break anything.After you have done that, it’s time to dig in!
  • 3. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comWhen you login
  • 4. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comThe SidebarThe sidebar is the center of everything. It’s your“hub”. From the sidebar you can navigate thecontrols of the entire site.What is included in the sidebar?• Posts• Media• Pages• Comments• Appearance• Plugins• Users• Tools• Settings
  • 5. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comPostsThe Posts section is for creating and editing your blog posts.Under Posts you have the following options:• All Posts – Lists all of the posts on your website.• Add New – Create new blog posts.• Categories – Give your blog posts categories.• Tags – Tag your blog posts.Should I use Categories and Tags? Conventional wisdom is YES!• A great example of using categories and tags:• You write a blog post about Windows 8. Use the category operating systems andthe tags Microsoft, windows 8, OS, PC, operating system, CNET• You can also use the authors name, a company name, and/or a referral source in thetags.
  • 6. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comMediaThe media section is the area for you to manage all of youruploads. When you create a post or page and insert a pictureusing the “Add Media” button, it ends up here.The media section includes:• Library – This is a manageable list with all of your uploaded mediain it.• Add New – An area where you can bulk upload new media to useon your website.Tip: If you look at the top of the media page, you will see it canbe sorted by All, Attached, or Unattached. Attached images areimages that have already been inserted in a page, making iteasier to see what images have been used and where in a largesite.
  • 7. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comPagesThe Pages section is for creating and editing your content pages.Under Pages you will see the following options:• All Pages – A list of all the pages currently in your site.• Add New – Add a new page to your website.Just like with media at the top of the All Pages section you willsee numerous options (once they have all been used). These willalso show up under All Posts as well. The options are:• All – Shows all Pages/Posts on the site.• Published – Shows only the published Pages/Posts on the site.• Drafts – Show all draft Pages/Posts on the site.• Trash – Show all trashed Pages/Posts on the site.
  • 8. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comCommentsComments only has the one section. This is just a place to viewand filter recent comments on your posts or pages.You can see:• Who it was• Their email address• URL• IP address• Comment date and time• Comment text• What post it was on• How many comments the post has
  • 9. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comAppearanceThe appearance tab is where you control how your websitelooks. What you see here can depend on the theme you areusing, but by default you will see:• Themes – What themes are currently installed on your website foruse.• Widgets – Setup widgets for use in your sidebar and/or footer orother sections of your site.• Menus – Custom menu setup for your site.• Header – Edit the header image or text of the site.• Background – Edit the background color and/or image.• Editor – Edit the html/code of the theme files.
  • 10. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comPluginsPlugins are like apps for your website and expand what it iscapable of doing. Under plugins you will find:• Installed Plugins – A list of plugins currently installed on yourwebsite.• Add New – Add new plugins to your website.• Editor – Edit the code of a plugin if you need to.You’ll notice at the top of the Plugins page, that you can sort yourplugins by:• All – Show all installed plugins.• Active – Show only active plugins.• Inactive – Show all inactive plugins.• Recently Active – Show plugins that were recently deactivated.
  • 11. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comUsersThis is the area where you can manage all of the user’s for yourwebsite. Under here you will find:• All Users – List all of the users on the website.• Add New – Add a new user manually.• Your Profile – Edit or add information to your user profile.Under Your Profile, you will also find that you can switch thedefault admin color scheme, disable to visual editor, and turn offthe toolbar that follows you across the top of the site.
  • 12. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comToolsUnder Tools you will find:• Available Tools – This area gives you a bookmarklet app that lets youclip text, images, and video from websites to post on your site, as wellas the categories and tags converter.• Import – Import your posts, pages and data, from a number of othersources, such as:• Blogger• Blogroll• Categories and Tags Converter• LiveJournal• Moveable Type and TypePad• RSS• Tumblr• WordPress• Export your current sites content, choose between:• All content• Posts• Pages
  • 13. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comSettingsThe Settings section is where you can edit controls for how thesite functions overall. Items you find under settings are:• General – This includes things like site title, tagline, address, andadmin email address among other things.• Writing – Settings related to writing posts, like formatting emoticonsto actual smilies, default post category, post via email, etc.• Reading – Control your front page display, the page your postsappear on, how many posts to show on the blog page and in RSS,or discourage search engines from indexing your website.• Discussion – Comment settings and moderation controls.• Media – Default thumbnail, size, medium size, and large size.• Permalinks – Change how your links appear.
  • 14. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comHelpful Tips & Tricks ForNew Users
  • 15. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comThe publish boxThe publish box is your best friend when updating both your blogposts and your pages. It publishes new content or saves it as adraft. It also lets you choose to set an item to post at a later date!
  • 16. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comChange the authorIf you are managing a website that has multiple authors, andneed to change the author of the post or page, it’s easy!Simply click the Screen Options tab at the top right of the screenin the edit post or page view:Then check the Author box and use the dropdown to change theauthor.
  • 17. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comMass edit posts/pagesBut lets say, you need to change the author multiple pages, orthe category of multiple posts. It’s easy! Simply go to the AllPosts or All Pages page.Using the Bulk Actions dropdown choose edit. Then simplycheckmark the items you need to change and hit apply.This will bring up the bulk edit window. From there make theneeded changes and hit update. Voila, you’re done!
  • 18. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comChange your permalinksDo your URL’s look like this:If so, you need to change them. Simply go to settings, thenchoose permalinks and you will see this:Change your permalinks to Post Name, and enjoy your nowpretty, SEO friendly permalinks!
  • 19. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comUseful linksGetting Started with WordPress:http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPressSupport Forums:http://wordpress.org/support/Themes:http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/Plugins:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/WP Beginner:http://www.wpbeginner.com/WP Candy:http://wpcandy.com/ManageWP Blog:https://managewp.com/blogSucuri Blog WP Category:http://blog.sucuri.net/category/wordpress
  • 20. Angela Bergmann bergmann311@live.com @radkitten @atnetplushttp://www.atnetplus.comQuestions?

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