The new web is all about media. When you create blog posts or pages for your WordPress website, it’s good to include images, text, video, slideshows, etc. for users to consume. You’ll need to learn the ins and outs of managing your files in your media library in the WordPress dashboard. This video introduces you to the basic concepts of uploading, deleting, and managing different types of media files.
If your website only has one user, it’s easy to manage users and roles in WordPress. However, when you want to get more people involved in maintaining and authoring content on your site it can get more complicated. In this video, I break down adding users, managing users, and changing user profiles in WordPress.
If you’re one of my clients, you may have seen the Page Builder tab next to the Visual and Text tabs on your page editor. I use Page Builder when I want to create unique layouts or add interactive widgets. What the plugin does is widgetize the main content window, allowing it to behave like a sidebar or footer. It’s a great, free tool that has allowed me to quickly and easily add beautiful, functional elements to my clients’ sites.
Now that you have a website all your own and you’re responsible for maintaining it, there are some things that you need to do regularly to insure the most stable and up-to-date versions of the software are running. We call these updates, and this video will show you how to update the core WordPress software, plugins, and themes.
The power of WordPress is that it combines both traditional website pages with dynamic pages, such as blog posts. The two work seamlessly to create a beautiful, all-in-one solution for organizations.
If you’re ready to begin blogging but wondered about what you should use to actually write the text, you have two options: use the WordPress post or page content area to write “on the fly,” or write in an external text editor before copying and pasting into WordPress. This video will show you how to copy and paste the text from three popular sources: a plain text editor, Microsoft Word, and a PDF file.