Basic WordPress Tutorials
These video tutorials will get you acquainted with the admin section of your website. If you’re using a newer version of WordPress that is shown in the videos, please note that the elements and applications are still the same. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.
The Dashboard is a tool to quickly access the most used areas of your blog’s Administration and to provide glimpses into other areas of the WordPress community.
This Settings General Screen is the default Screen in the Settings Administration Screen and controls some of the most basic configuration settings for your site: your site’s title and location, who may register an account at your site, and how dates and times are calculated and displayed.
WordPress Admin Bar
The admin bar is an area of the screen just above your site that lists useful administration screen links such as add a new post or edit your profile.
A Page is often used to present “static” information about yourself or your site. A good example of a Page is information you would place on an About Page. A Page should not be confused with the time-oriented objects called posts. Pages are typically “timeless” in nature and live “outside” your blog.
You’ll probably want most of your website Pages to look about the same. Sometimes, though, you may need a specific Page, or a group of Pages, to display or behave differently. This is easily accomplished with Page Templates.
Also known as “articles” and sometimes incorrectly referred to as “blogs”. In WordPress, “posts” are articles that you write to populate your blog.
A Post Format is a piece of meta information that can be used by a theme to customize its presentation of a post. With a theme that supports Post Formats, a user can change how each post looks by choosing a Post Format from a radio-button list.
Scheduling WordPress Posts
WordPress makes it easy to add images to your WordPress site. You can upload them from within WordPress using the built-in file uploading utility in the Posts/Pages screen. When creating or editing a WordPress page or blog post, you can easily add images at any time using the WordPress Media Uploader tool.
You may want to link to related sites elsewhere on the web, or to other pages on your own site to provide additional information for your readers. Or you may want to use an image as a link. Most often, you’ll be creating links within your posts and pages, which will enable you to share related and useful content with your readers. This video will teach you how to create text links.
Category & Tags
Each post in WordPress is filed under a category. Thoughtful categorization allows posts to be grouped with others of similar content and aids in the navigation of a site.
A Tag is a keyword which describes all or part of a Post. Think of it like a Category, but smaller in scope.
Comments are a feature of blogs which allow readers to respond to posts. Typically readers simply provide their own thoughts regarding the content of the post, but users may also provide links to other resources, generate discussion, or simply compliment the author for a well-written post.
Custom menus are very useful to improve usability and navigation on your website. In this quick tutorial we will show you how to handle custom menus in WordPress in a few minutes.
Plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress.