Dashboard

On logging in to your WordPress website, you will see the ‘Dashboard’ on the left.

Add-New-PageThe top part of the Dashboard has menu items for looking at your current posts and pages and for adding new ones.

WordPress tends to be intuitive.

Adding New Page

Click on Pages and then ‘Add New’ and the page opens up.

Adding New Post

Click on Post – > Add New Post.

Page or Post Title

The page or post must have a title – “‘Enter title here’.

There is a panel to add text and images.

‘Kitchen Sink’ options.

Just above the content development panel is a row of icons.

Run the cursor over each of these cursors and the function of each is displayed.

To the right is the ‘Kitchen Sink’ icon – left click on it and a second set of icons opens up as in the image below.

To the right of the page is the ‘Publish’ button. Click on it to send the page to the server so that others can see it.

When you add new text or images, periodically click on the button – which has changed to the ‘Update’ button.

 

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Updating | Visual and Text Modes

The information above has been added and updated.

Note that we are in ‘Visual’ mode: There are two tabs to the right – Visual and Text.

  • Visual provides the layout as will be seen on the website.
  • Text shows the underlying coding.
    • Unless you understand HTML and CSS, stay in the Visual option.

 

There are Page Attributes to the right.

Unless you have some web design experience, these are best left alone.

Menu – Navigation

You will need to fit your new webpage into the navigation (Menu) system but first remember to ‘Update’ or all your new content may be lost.

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Please click on WordPress Menu – New Page

 

Tags and Categories

These may assist visitors to find related posts on your website.

You can create new tags and categories by clicking on Tags or Categories under the Posts Tab on the dashboard. The default category is – uncategorised. You can change this to the category you plan to use most frequently.

When on the post in editing mode, on the right dashboard sidebar, there is place to tick on your categories and tags.

As examples, a firm of solicitors might have categories for family law, employment law and conveyancing. All posts on family law would be in the relevant category.