Step 5 – Learning How to Use WordPress
Regardless of what you want to do with your blog, with WordPress, it’s quite possible. Although learning how to use WordPress may seem hard at first there are only a few things that you need to understand. However, once you dive into everything that WordPress has to offer, you will be able to design your site just the way you want it to look. Here are simple guides and tutorials that can help you do this.
WordPress 101 Video Tutorials
- Why Wordpress
- How to Create New Posts
- How to Create New Pages
- Creating Gallery with Media Manager
- Create Navigation Menus and Sort Them
- Creating LSI Friendly Categories
- Understanding Different User Permissions
- Remove Powered By Wordpress
- Install Widgets
- Embed Youtube or Vimeo Videos
- Posts And Featured Images
- Media Gallery Post
- Image Post
- Audio Post
- Video Post
- Audio Playlist
- Photo Galleries
- Visual Editor
- Video Playlist
How to create a WordPress post
This is one of the most important things that you can do with your site as it will help you make a new part of your website. Whether you want to create an article or something entirely different, this is among the main features that you will use your website for. To start the process, you only need to go to the dashboard post- add new.
You will then be directed to a new page that will give you an editor. Here, you should note the title and the post content feature.
Once you are through with writing you will be able to post the content for your readers. You will then be able to view the page the way it will appear on the site.
How to add images and multimedia to your posts
This will show you how to make new pages and posts and that will, in turn, give your visitors something unique and enticing. Since this can take a bit of your time, you will be required to get things right to ensure that your content is not only interesting but unique as well. The best way to change this is to make the text engaging by adding pictures and videos. Doing this through WordPress is very easy. In fact, you only need to go through a few procedures. The first step is to click where you want your media to go to. Once you are done it will take you to the upload area where you can put a specific page. You may also look at insert media that appears on the screen.
Once you click the select button and you will get files from your machine to upload. After choosing the file that you want to upload, your page will refresh and give you the help that you really need. Next, fill in all the highlighted sections.
This is especially good when it comes to the keyword. You also need to consider the specific elements of the media and its appearance on the site.
These includes things such as
· Alignment- Through this, you will have a chance to move the image to any part of the site that you want. Depending on the theme that you are trying to test, this might take a considerable amount of time.
· Link- If you want to use the image as a link to another website or page this is very important.
· Size- You also need to choose the right size of the image that corresponds to the page where it’s posted to.
After entering this information, you will be prompted to add the image that you want to add. Just click insert and it will be added within no time.
How to set up WordPress categories
Although adding WordPress categories is very hard, they are powerful tools especially if you want to manage them well. You can use them to organize your posts for users to find them easily. Creating these categories is very simple. Just move to posts then categories section on the main dashboard.
You can then go to the left side of the menu and click add new category option. This will .make it easy for you to create new content. Once you have completed this, you can fill it with the name and use the parent drop down menu.
After making several edit changes you can always choose the category from the list and you will be able to make any adjustments within a short time. After you are through with these you will see the changes placed in their appropriate categories.
How to manage WordPress comments
Since many people would want to come and leave their comments, dealing with this is very important. For each post that you make it’s important to allow people to comment and give their opinions. Depending on how you have set up this section, it’s a lot easier to understand how to go about it. For instance, Pingbacks can help you know when someone has commented. They will always be listed on the admin page. To manage your comments in the right manner, go to settings then discussions on your dashboard.
You can then configure them in various ways that you like. For instance, you can set up elements such as approvals, avatars among others. It’s also important to ensure that the comments are moderated and protected as much as possible by using Askimet. This can be just the feature that you need if you want to avoid spam on your site. Just download Askimet as soon as you want.