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Your new website is built on the open platform WordPress. It is a content management system used around the world by millions of websites. 

 

First things first, time to log in. 

 

Go to your website’s domain name, www.company.com/login to bring up the login page. 

 

Login with the username and password you were provided with. If you haven’t been given a username and password, please contact Computors.
 

 

 

 


Dashboard

Once you’re logged in, you will be presented with the website’s dashboard, which provides you with an overview of how the website is doing. The latest comments, recent drafts, the number of pages, and depending on the features of your website, summarised information. Immediately noticeable on the left-hand side of your screen will the admin menu. Here the sections of the admin area are divided up into menus and sub-menus. 


 


Post or Page

WordPress divides virtually all its content into two types: posts and pages. Understanding the difference is of key importance in using WordPress and selecting the correct type for your content. 

A Post 

A post is designed to be used for ‘chronological’ content, so things that are related to dates. Such as news bulletins, blogs, updates and events and so on. So, if you have a Latest News section on your website, it will be made up of posts. Posts can be organised by administrators into categories and ordered by date. 

New Post > Dashboard / Posts / Add New

A Page 

A page is designed for ‘static’ content, such as an About Us page. It is something that you would write and perhaps maintain, but not necessarily on a regular basis, its content is largely irrelevant to the date.

New Page > Dashboard / Pages / Add New





Managing Content

Adding a Post or Page

WordPress provides several tools for editing that allows you to easily ­manage your content with a familiar editing interface. You don’t need to learn HTML – just the skills you’ve already acquired using word processors like Microsoft Word. 

There are 2 ways for managing the website’s content:

  1. Backend Editor – “Edit”
  2. Frontend Editor – “Edit with Elementor”




Backend Editor

Edit from the Dashboard

  1. Click Pages (left sidebar);
  2. Select the page to be edited, then edit with Elementor or
    Hover over the page and click on Edit.
  3. Edit as required and click the Update button.




Edit from the Toolbar

Go to the page to be edited (Front End):

  1. Click Edit Page (top Toolbar);
  2. Edit as required and click the Update button.




Editing Content

Editing content of a page or post is the same as creating a new one. You simply make your changes via the editor to the existing content, and finish your changes by clicking ‘Update’ 

You can also perform basic editorial changes to a page or post. 

Simply list your Pages by clicking on All Pages, hover over the page name and a small text menu will appear.

  


Edit – Go to the editor page;

Quick Edit: 

  • Title – Edit the title of the page 
  • Slug – The unique URI identifier. In other words, mycompany.com/slug 
  • Date – The date to be published 
  • Bin – Sends the page to the bin (can be recovered if done so within a few days) 
  • View – Links to the page on the website



Adding a New Page


 




Page Attributes

 

If you’re adding or editing a page, you’ll get the page attributes panel. 

Parent – Select if this page has a parent. In other words, does this page stem from another page above it, such as: 

Our Services (Parent Page) 

  • Service 1 (Child Page) 
  • Service 2 (Child Page) 



 

Template – Normally kept as default unless specifically instructed otherwise. 

If you’re adding or editing a post, you’ll get the categories panel.

Tick the category you’d like to assign the post to. If it’s related to multiple categories, such as in this case it could be a new Event, but it’s also worthy of being under Latest News, just tick both.


 


Add & Edit Images

 

Adding images and other media files such as videos, documents or PDFs is extremely easy within WordPress. All your images and files are stored in the Media Library.

 

Featured Image

 

A Featured Image, often called a Post/Page Thumbnail, is usually some sort of image that is representative for that Page or Post.

To set up a featured image click the Set featured image link a pop-up window will display that looks like the one that displays when you add an image to your Page/Post. You can upload a new image to use as your Featured Image or you can simply choose from one of your previously uploaded images.


Publishing

Once you’ve finished creating or editing your post/page and setting attributes, you have a few choices, which hare found on the Publish panel.




 

 

 

 

 

 











Save Draft

Saves the page or post but doesn’t publish it. Other administrators can review the draft. Perfect for collaboration work where a few people may contribute to a page. 

Preview

Loads a separate page that emulates how the page would look on the website. Ideal for testing a layout or images prior to publishing it. 

Visibility

Here you can set who can view the page once it’s published. 


Public – Everybody 

Password Protected – Specify a password that users will need to enter before they can see it. 

Private – Locks it down completely to administrators only. This functionality is provided as standard but is normally expanded upon with Computors’ own ‘Members’ function, that gives you greater flexibility on what kind of users can see the page. 

Publish

The default setting is ‘immediately’ which will put the new page on the website as soon as you click ‘Publish’ However you can specify a time and date before clicking Publish. 

 

The website will then wait until that moment arrives, and then publish the page on your behalf.


Adding a New Post

 

Post Format

 

A Post Format is meta information that can be used within your website to style or customise the presentation of a Post. The Post Formats feature provides a standardised list of formats that are available.

 

While the actual post content entry won't change, the theme can use the selected Format to display the post differently. The following list of available Post Formats provides some general WordPress guidelines as to how they might be styled.

 

Standard – This is the standard/default blog post format.

Aside – Typically styled without a title. 

Audio – An audio file, such as a Podcast.

Chat – A chat transcript.

Gallery – A gallery of images.

Image – A single image.

Link – A link to another site.

Quote – A quotation, most likely contained within a block quote.

Status – A short status update, like a Twitter status update.

Video – A single video.

  

Categories

 

You can use categories to define sections of your site and group related posts. The default category is Uncategorized, but this can be easily changed in your Settings.

 

There are two ways to add Categories. They can be added whilst adding or editing your Post or they can be added via the Categories menu option. Adding Categories whilst editing your Post, will automatically assign those Categories to your Post. Adding Categories using the Categories menu option will simply add them to the list of available Categories.

 

When you click on the Categories menu option, you’ll be shown a list of Categories that have already been added along with some blank fields that allow you to add a new Category. 

 

Frontend Editor

Edit from the Dashboard

  1. Click Pages (left sidebar);
  2. Select the page to be edited, then edit with Elementor or
    Hover over the page and click on Edit with Elementor.
  3. Edit as required and click the Update button.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 Edit from the Toolbar

Go to the page to be edited (Front End);

  1. Click Edit with Elementor (top Toolbar);
  2. Edit as required and click the Update button. 

 

 

 

 

Edit with Elementor

Elementor is a visual page builder for your WordPress website that enables the creation of web pages in a live, visual way. 

Click on the links on the right side to learn how to manage your content with the frontend page builder:


Page Layout

Create a new page

Text Editor Widget

Inline Text Editing

Image Widget

Button

Page Settings 

Slider Editing

 

 

Editing Menus


 

To edit menus in WordPress, simply hover over the Appearance menu on the left and select “Menus”. From here you can select pre-created pages from the pages drop down and click the ‘Add to Menu’ button, or you can create a custom menu item with a specific link from the Links drop down. Click and drag the menu items into the order you want them displayed. After that, click the ‘Save Menu’ button to complete your changes.


 

 



  

 

 

 

Widgets


 

Widgets are independent sections of content that can be placed into any widgetized area. To change the widget areas simply navigate to Appearance > Widgets from the WordPress dashboard. From here you have a 2-column set-up. On the left are the available widget types you can add such as text widgets, custom menus, search bars etc. and on the right you have your widget areas, each of which control different widgets across the site as detailed below. To place widgets into the widget areas, simply click and drag the boxes from the left into one of the right widget areas.


 

 

 

 


 

 

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