WordPress Webinar Training Presentation


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WordPress training presentation given July 15, 2013. Gives an overview of WordPress and editing functionalities.

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  • Go out to admin siteClick on pagesShare ways to find pages, sorting by date, searching by key wordSearch for “half”Explain the parent page relationship displayedClick quick editUpdateClick Edit
  • WordPress Webinar Training Presentation

    1. 1. Flashback to Presented by:
    2. 2. Overview • What is WordPress • How it Works • Updating WordPress • Modifying Your Website — Admin Overview — Adding Users — Posts-vs-Pages — Editing Posts and Pages — Formatting Text — Adding Posts — Writing Titles — Adding Photos and PDFs
    3. 3. WordPress • WordPress is an open source, free blogging tool and content management system (CMS) powered by PHP and MySQL • Installed in your hosting space • You can update your site from any computer that has internet access The number of Websites (as of June 2013) using WordPress. That is 18% of ALL websites!
    4. 4. How Your Website Works The Internet • The Internet is made up of inter-connected servers, fancy computers, that act like file cabinets. • Domain names are labels used to tell Internet browsers which hosting space on the servers, or the location of your website, to look at. • Each hosting space contains files, folders and documents. These files make up a website. =
    5. 5. How Your Website Works Viewing Your Site • A URL (domain name) is typed into an address bar of an internet browser. • Code is retrieved from a hosting space, translated by the server, paired with information from a database. • Displayed on an internet browser code server+ database
    6. 6. Your WordPress • You have a custom WordPress theme • We built it to do the things you need it to • Your site will be updated using the same software tools as other sites but it will look different on your site
    7. 7. Updating WordPress • Really smart people improve WordPress each day • Occasionally you need to update the software or the plug-ins to keep the site secure and enable new features • Quarterly or upon each new release is recommended • You can call us for this so if something breaks we can fix it right away • The more often you update the less likely things are to break • Updates take us between 15-30 min and cost $25-$50 if all works correctly When you see this bar you need to upgrade.
    8. 8. Updating WordPress
    9. 9. Ways to Modify Your Site Create users Edit Menus Add Posts Edit text Add Pages Place Images Upload Files Embed Videos
    10. 10. Let’s Get Started http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
    11. 11. Admin Anatomy
    12. 12. Admin Anatomy Main Menu • Only present when on an admin page • Allows you to navigate from one admin page to another • Most of what you want to do lives here
    13. 13. Admin Anatomy Shortcut Menu • Present when you’re logged in • Displays on every page • Allows you to navigate quickly to do common tasks • Allows you to navigate from public to admin sides of site Clicking on your site name will take you to the home page of your website
    14. 14. Admin Anatomy Page Header • Changes based on which page you’re on • Allows you to change page settings • Displays notifications about updates and uncompleted tasks • Shares the page you’re on For example we’re currently on the “Dashboard” page
    15. 15. Admin Anatomy Page Body • Displays editing options on each page or section • Contains additional navigational elements • Each page has different editing options Blue buttons are action buttons allowing you to permanently save or publish Action Panel
    16. 16. Efficiently Yours Each screen is modifiable • Check the fields you would like to see in your editing screen • Uncheck the fields you would like to ignore
    17. 17. Adding Users Types of WordPress users • Administrator - Somebody who has access to all the administration features • Editor - Somebody who can publish posts, manage posts as well as manage other people's posts, etc • Author - Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts • Contributor - Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish posts • Subscriber - Somebody who can read comments/comment/receive newsletters, etc
    18. 18. Add a User Add a user Choose a user level Investigate Screen Options
    19. 19. PAGE Posts -vs- Pages is displayed on pages or posts for the public to view POST Text Image File Link Video Information on your site
    20. 20. Posts -vs- Pages Posts • Timely information • Modular format can be displayed on multiple pages • Divided into categories • Can not display a page within a post • Longer URL • Think blog entry or Facebook status update Pages • Static information • Confined format can only be displayed on a page • Divided by parent pages • Can display one or multiple posts • Short URL • Think Word Document or PowerPoint slide
    21. 21. Pages • Most places on navigation link to a page • To edit posts on a page you edit the posts • Organized by parent pages PAGE • Home • About • Contact • Services/Programs/Products • History • Location • Hours • Menu • Areas of Practice • Staff/Board • Sponsors PAGE PAGE PAGE Parent Pages PAGE PAGE PAGE Sub Pages
    22. 22. Page Example Links to other main pages Navigation • One large entry • No “read more” links • Listed on and highlighted in main navigation • Straight forward URL: http://www.mayecreate.com/contact/ Page Specific Content
    23. 23. PAGE Posts • Grouped into categories and displayed on a page POSTPOST • Can be displayed on more than one page or in more than one category POST • Staff or board members • Products • News and press releases • Blog entries • FAQ • Resources • Terminology • Job listings • Testimonials • Announcements • Events • Portfolio
    24. 24. Post Example • Multiple short entries • Read more links Post
    25. 25. • Not list in main navigation • Longer URL, usually with dates: http://www.mayecreate.com/2010/02/trackbacks -and-pingbacks/ Page Specific Content
    26. 26. Still not sure about posts and pages? That’s OK we can talk about it one-on-one.
    27. 27. Page/Post Anatomy Content Title URL
    28. 28. Editing Pages/Posts Quick Edit and Sorting Features
    29. 29. Editing a Page/Post Visual vs HTML Kitchen sink Preview changes Change to draft Revisions Autosave!
    30. 30. Editing a Page/Post: Text Styles • H1 is used for the title of the page and already applied for you • Use the other styles in order of hierarchy to add organization and structure to your page • H2, H3, H4, H5 • Search engines read the styles this way when reading your page, surprisingly people do too! • Maintains consistency and professionalism • Saves time!
    31. 31. Formatting Text Applying Styles Removing Styles Pasting From Microsoft Word Shift + Enter
    32. 32. Editing a Page/Post • It won’t look the same from front to back • Check early and check often • If everything is bold, nothing is bold • Don’t underline it looks like a link • Shift+Enter • Pasting from Microsoft Word • Unformatting Routine Checks Rules of Thumb Tricks
    33. 33. Adding a Post How to get there (or anywhere really ) Look, Think, Click Efficient Workspace Layouts, the art of drag and drop
    34. 34. Write a title that applies to your page or post so browsers and viewers can learn what’s on your page Adding a Post: Writing Titles
    35. 35. Adding a Post: Writing Titles
    36. 36. Adding a Post: Writing Titles
    37. 37. Adding a Post • Choose a category – If you don’t it will choose the default • Scheduling – By scheduling posts to release in the future you can make your site appear regularly updated – Lets Google know you’re actively adding to the site on a regular basis • Read more link
    38. 38. Adding Links • How to add a link • Opening a link in a new window – PDF – Other websites • Photos can be used as links also • What words to link – Stay away from “click here” – Link words that represent the page you’re linking to
    39. 39. Adding a Post in Action Write a title Choosing a category Publishing Viewing on website Add a link
    40. 40. Adding a Photo • Can always make it smaller but making it bigger will make it blurry • Add titles but don’t start with a number • Add alt tags to describe the image • Add captions to assist skimming, give meaning • Use real photos when possible • Can upload photos: – In Media Library – In the page or post (gallery)
    41. 41. Adding Photos and PDFs Upload a photo Name and add alt tags and captions Linking Alignment Sizing Cropping Uploading PDFs Modifying link target on PDFs
    42. 42. Overview • What is WordPress • How it Works • Updating WordPress • Modifying Your Website — Admin Overview — Adding Users — Posts-vs-Pages — Editing Posts and Pages — Formatting Text — Adding Posts — Writing Titles — Adding Photos and PDFs