WordPress for End Users Course



Course Details:

Length: 2 days

Price: $1,165/person (USD)

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Course Features:

Live Instructor Teaching

Certificate of Completion

Courseware: Print

Free 6 Month Online Retake

Hands-On Learning?: Yes

Software Lab Included: N/A
(Cloud Based)

Delivery Methods:

Live Online

Individuals and Groups
@ Your Location

Onsite for Teams

Group Teams
@ Your Organization

This is an instructor-led course. It is taught by an instructor live online or at organizations for groups.
For team training, we can teach onsite at your office or private live online.

 

Course Overview

In this WordPress training class, you will start with the basics of setting up WordPress and learn how to create and maintain a successful WordPress site.

In this training, you will learn to:

  • The two different versions of WordPress.
  • Website hosting and domain registrars. How to set this up with separate registrar and host, for more security.
  • How to install WordPress.
  • An overview of the Dashboard including how to find hidden items.
  • Cleaning out the stuff that is installed by default.
  • Finding and installing WordPress themes to instantly change the look and feel of your website.
  • Plugins. What they are and how you can use them to create magnificent websites.
  • How to update WordPress, themes, and plugins.
  • Every single Dashboard setting, what they do, and what you should use in the settings of your website.
  • How to find and use the RSS feeds on your site to help search engines find your content.
  • The importance of user profiles, and how to assign a "Gravatar" image to your email address.
  • How to create great navigation systems on your site, with custom menus, internal linking, and related post sections.
  • Enabling and dealing with visitor comments.
  • Using the media library for images, video and more.
  • The difference between pages and posts, and a simple way to know which one you should be using for each bit of content you publish on your website.
  • Effective use of categories and tags. Using these incorrectly can get your site penalized or even banned from search engines.
  • How to create content using both the Classic editor and the new Gutenberg editor.
  • How to publish posts, and even schedule them so they will be published at some future date.
  • Using post revisions.
  • Two different types of homepage. A blog style page v a more traditional "static" homepage.
  • Using widgets on your site to add neat features.

Register Early: Registration Deadline is 2 Weeks Prior to Class Start.


Course Notes

This course is not about Wordpress programming or development. Please see our 5 day PHP Programming with MySQL course for that.


Course Topics

Learn how to get started with WordPress, create new content.
Learn to change what appears on a home page, blog post, and more.
Learn to handle media uploads, audio/video players, and podcasting.
Learn to create basic themes.
Learn to publish, move, maintain, and secure your WordPress sites.

A Little History - 1

What is WordPress? - 4
Some of the Features That Make WordPress Great
WordPress.com WordPress.org
• WordPress.com
Do you still want to use WordPress.com
• WordPress.org

The Costs of Owning a Site - 10
The Website Domain
Website Hosting
Registrar & Web Hosts

The Domain Name - 13
The domain TLD
Tasks to Complete

Domain, Host, Registrar & Installing WordPress - 15
Tasks to Complete

Log In and Out of Your Dashboard - 16
Tasks to Complete

WordPress Web Pages - 18

Pre-Installed WordPress Themes - 21
Delete Un-Used Themes
• Whoops, I've Deleted the Wrong Theme

An Overview of the Dashboard - 26
The Sidebar
Screen Options, Help, Profile & Logout
The Main Screen
Tasks to Complete

Cleaning Out the Pre-Installed Stuff - 29
Deleting the "Hello World" Post
• Something to try
• Before We Delete It
Deleting the Sample Page
Deleting Widgets
• A Note About Sidebars
Deleting Plugins
Tasks to Complete

Dashboard Updates - 43
Tasks to Complete

WordPress Settings - 46
General Settings
Writing
Reading
Discussion
Media
Permalinks
Privacy
Tasks to Complete

RSS Feeds - 63
WordPress Has Multiple RSS Feeds
RSS Feeds Can Help Pages Get Indexed
Posts Only
Tasks to Complete

User Profile - 67
Gravatars
Tasks to Complete

Tools - 76

Appearance Menu - 78
Customize Live Editor
Widgets
Menus
Background
The Theme Editor Menu
Tasks to Complete

Plugins - 89
Deleting Plugins
Plugins that Modify Menus
Installing Important Plugins
• UpdraftPlus
• Ninja Forms Contact Form
• WP-Insert for "Legal Pages"
• Yoast SEO
• Wordpress Security
• Akismet Anti-Spam
Tasks to Complete

Comments - 106
Moderating Comments
• What Kinds of Comments Should you Send to Spam/Bin?
Tasks to Complete

Media Library - 110
How to Upload New Media
Tasks to Complete

Pages V posts - 116
When to Use Posts and When to Use Pages
Tasks to Complete

Categories & Tags - 122
A Few Guidelines for Using Tags
Setting Up Categories & Tags in Your Dashboard
Adding A New Category
• Parent Categories & Hierarchy
• Adding Tags
Tasks to Complete

Writing Posts - 135
Choosing the Classic Editor or Gutenberg

The "Classic" WYSIWYG Editor - 137
Adding Images
Post Formats
Post Category
Post Tags
Post Excert Publishing the Post

The Gutenberg Editor - 148
Using the Forward Slash to Add Blocks
Paragraph Block Properties
• Reusable Blocks
Moving a Block in Gutenberg
Inserting Blocks in Between Existing Blocks
Delete a Block
Available "Building" Blocks
• The Table Block
• The Buttons Block
• The Columns Block
Yoast SEO Settings for the Post
• The SEO Tab
• The Schema Tab
• The Social Tab
• Post (Document) Properties
• The Process for Publishing a Post
Publishing & Scheduling Posts in Gutenberg
Using the HTML Editor to Edit Your Post

Editing Posts -183
Revisions
Why Use Revisions?
Tasks to Complete

Differences with Pages - 187
Tasks to Complete

Making it Easy for Visitors to Socially Share Your Content - 188
Other Social Share Plugins
Tasks to Complete

Internal Linking of Posts - 192
Related Posts With YARPP
Tasks to Complete

The Homepage of Your Site - Blog or Static? - 198
Tasks to Complete

Navigation Menus - 200
Menu Hierarchy
• Other Menu Item Settings
• Edit an Existing Menu
• Navigation Menu Widgets
Tasks to Complete

Viewing Your Site While Logged In - 210
Tasks to Complete

WordPress Security - 213
Tasks to Complete

Monitoring Website Traffic - 214
Tasks to Complete

Building the 3 Site Models - 215
A Business Site
• The Posts Page
• Creating a Posts Page
• Steps to Create this Business Site
A Blog
• Steps to Create this Blog Site
A Hybrid Website (Typical Site)
• Steps to Create this Hybrid Site

Appendix I. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - 220

Index - 227


Course FAQs

What Are the Available Class Formats?

This course is taught by a live instructor and is available in two class formats:

  1. Live Online for Individuals
  2. Onsite/Online for Private Groups

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) used by millions of website owners around the world. It is an open-source platform, meaning anyone can access the files and make modifications to them. With WordPress, you have full control over your website's design, functionality, and content.

One of the reasons WordPress has become so popular is that it offers an easy-to-use interface, allowing website owners to create and manage their websites without technical knowledge. WordPress also boasts a wide array of features that make creating and managing a website easier than ever before. These include:

  • A simple drag-and-drop page editor for quickly designing pages
  • Built-in SEO optimization tools to help your website rank higher in search engine results
  • Plugins and themes for customizing the look and feel of your site
  • A variety of media elements like images, videos, audio, and more to add a unique touch to your website
  • Security features such as two-factor authentication and regular backups

WordPress is offered in two versions: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The main difference between the two is that with a WordPress.com account, users get limited features and hosting services are managed by the company, whereas with a WordPress.org account users have full control over their site and must find their hosting service provider. If you want full control of your website and the ability to customize it however you like, WordPress.org is the way to go.

No matter which version of WordPress you choose, you can rest assured that your website will be secure, reliable, and easy to manage. With WordPress, you can create a professional website in no time!

What Are the Costs of Owning a WordPress Website?

Owning a WordPress website comes with many associated costs. Perhaps the most important cost for any online business is the domain name. This is your unique address on the web and can range in price from around $10 to hundreds of dollars depending on its uniqueness and availability.

You will need to find reliable hosting for your site, which is like renting space for your website so it can be seen on the web. This typically has an annual cost associated with it, and there is a variety of hosting packages available depending on your needs.

You will also need to choose a registrar and web host - these companies manage the registration of your domain name, store all of the site files and ensure your website is up and running. These services also cost money, but many providers offer competitive options for businesses of any size. With the right setup, you can get a professional WordPress website up and running for a reasonable cost.

While there are some upfront costs when setting up a WordPress website, these can be managed by finding the right hosting option and keeping up with regular maintenance. With proper planning and budgeting, you can have a secure and functional WordPress website without breaking the bank.

What Is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a unique address for a website, and it consists of two parts: the top-level domain (TLD) and the second-level domain (SLD). The TLD is the suffix at the end of a domain, such as .com, .org, .net, or .info. It generally indicates a certain purpose or specific type of website. For example, .org might be used for a non-profit organization, while .com might be the most popular choice for commercial sites. The SLD is the part that comes before the TLD and is typically chosen by the website owner. This can be any combination of letters and numbers but must be unique to a single website. Together, these two parts make up a complete domain name, such as example.com. Your domain name is simply the address people will type into their browser to find your website.

What Is a Domain, Host, Registrar & Installing WordPress?

A domain is the address of your website that people type in their web browser to view it. It is the foundation of your website and needs to be registered with a domain registrar. A host is a service provider that stores all the data and files related to your website. They make sure that your site is always accessible, secure and running smoothly. A registrar is a company you purchase your domain from and ensures your ownership of the domain.

Once you have purchased a domain and hosting, you can install WordPress on your site. This will provide a robust content management system for creating pages, posts, menus, and more to customize your website. Installing WordPress is straightforward with most hosting providers offering an automated installation process. You can also manually download and install WordPress on your server using FTP or SSH if you prefer.

Overall, knowing the components of a website and how to set up WordPress is essential knowledge for anyone looking to create and manage their website. Purchasing a domain, hosting, and installing WordPress can take some time but these are all necessary steps that ensure your site is reliable and secure. Once you have finished these steps, you will be ready to create content and start building your website.

What Are Pre-Installed WordPress Themes?

Pre-installed WordPress themes are those that come with the program as part of the package. While these themes can be very useful, it is important to remember that they have been downloaded by many other users and may not be suitable for all websites. It is therefore recommended that you delete any unused pre-installed WordPress themes from your website. This will ensure that only the most relevant and up-to-date themes are being used. Deleting unused WordPress themes can help to keep your website running effectively by reducing server load and improving site speed. Taking these steps will help you provide a better experience for your visitors and increase the overall performance of your WordPress website.

What Is the WordPress Dashboard?

The WordPress Dashboard is an important feature of the popular content management system. It provides a central interface to manage and control all aspects of your website. It allows you to access and organize the various features, settings, and tools necessary for managing a successful website.

The WordPress Dashboard includes two main sections – the sidebar and the main screen. The sidebar contains all of the menu options necessary for managing a website. This includes screen options, help, profile, and logout. Each of these menu items provides different tools and settings to manage your site.

The main screen is where you can view the content of your website such as posts, pages, media files, and other elements. This screen provides quick access to all the major features of your website and makes it easy to make changes quickly.

The WordPress Dashboard is a powerful tool that allows you to easily manage your website from one single interface. It provides an intuitive and user-friendly experience allowing even novice users to quickly learn how to use it effectively.

What Are WordPress Pre-Installed Items?

When setting up a WordPress website, several items are pre-installed by default. These items include the "Hello World" post, sample page, widgets, and plugins. While these items can be useful in providing quick access to features and content, they can also clutter your site and distract you from other important pieces of information. Deleting these pre-installed items can help to tidy up your site and ensure you are providing a professional, business look. To delete these pre-installed items, simply locate the item you would like to remove and select "Delete" from the options menu. You can also access WordPress tools such as plugins or widgets to further customize and manage your website with ease. Through the use of WordPress' pre-installed items, you can easily create a well-organized and professional website to showcase your business.

What Are WordPress Dashboard Updates?

WordPress Dashboard Updates are updates that WordPress provides to improve the performance of a website. These updates provide security and functional improvements to the platform, as well as integrated features and bug fixes. For example, WordPress Dashboard Updates may include new themes or plugins, security enhancements such as two-factor authentication, feature changes like changing from HTTP to HTTPS, or bug fixes such as resolving a coding issue.

By regularly updating the WordPress Dashboard, webmasters can ensure that their website remains secure and up-to-date with their customers' needs. Staying on top of updates helps to reduce any potential downtime on the site due to technical issues. Every website owner needs to keep their WordPress Dashboard updated regularly, as this will help to keep the site running quickly, securely, and bug-free. The updates can be applied manually or they can be set up to run automatically. It is recommended that webmasters check for updates at least once per month.

What Are WordPress Settings?

WordPress settings provide users with a variety of options to customize their WordPress website. In the General Settings section, you can change your site's title, tagline, and timezone. Writing settings allow authors to determine how many posts appear on each page as well as the default post category. The Reading settings determine whether or not you want a static page or a list of posts on the home page, as well as how many posts are displayed. The Discussion settings enable you to control comment notification emails, whether or not users must be registered to make comments, and when link notifications should be sent out. Media settings allow you to set up image sizes that can easily be used throughout your site. Permalinks settings enable you to create custom URLs for your posts and pages, making content easier to find, while the Privacy settings allow you to control who can view your website.

Each of these sections provides a variety of options that can be tweaked to customize the look and feel of your WordPress website. With careful consideration and attention to detail, you can ensure that each visitor has a great experience when visiting your website. WordPress settings provide a level of protection for your content, making sure only those who are authorized have access to the private areas of your site. Knowing how to utilize these settings will help you get the most out of using WordPress.

What Are WordPress RSS Feeds?

WordPress RSS feeds are an important part of any website built with WordPress. They give you the ability to inform your visitors when new content is added to your site and make it easier for search engines to index your content.

There are several different types of RSS feeds available in WordPress, such as posts only, comments only, and combined post/comment feeds. Depending on your website's needs, you can set up the RSS feed that best suits you. Posts-only feeds are useful for informing readers of when new content is added to your site; comment-only and combined post/comment feeds help search engines index pages faster, as they will see those pages with more frequency.

Setting up WordPress RSS feeds is easy and can be done in the settings section of your WordPress dashboard. Once you have set up the feed, visitors and search engines will be able to access it.

WordPress RSS feeds are a valuable tool for any website owner and should not be overlooked. They make it easier to inform readers when new content is added and help search engines index pages faster. Setting up the correct RSS feed can be done quickly and easily in your WordPress dashboard. By taking advantage of WordPress's RSS feeds, website owners can ensure that their content is easily discoverable to both visitors and search engines.

What Are WordPress User Profiles?

WordPress user profiles are a great way to recognize and reward your website users. With the ability to display customized profile information for each user, you can easily identify and give recognition to those who are most active in your online community. WordPress also offers the capability of integrating Gravatars, which are globally recognized avatar images that represent a person’s identity. This is a great way to make your website look more professional and provide a better overall user experience. Gravatars can be used as an easy way to authenticate users and ensure that they are who they say they are.

By incorporating them into your WordPress user profiles, you can take advantage of the increased security and privacy that comes with them and offer the best possible user experience. Gravatars can be used to link users with one another on various social media platforms, allowing your website visitors to easily interact with other members of your community. This is a great way to further encourage engagement and connection among your online users.

What Is the WordPress Appearance Menu?

The WordPress Appearance menu is a powerful tool that allows you to customize the look and feel of your website. You can organize content using widgets, adjust page layouts by adding menus, change the background, and edit theme files with the Theme Editor.

The Customize Live Editor enables you to preview changes in real time and has an extensive list of available settings. You can add and modify widgets to create engaging content for your website’s sidebar. Through the Menus section, you can organize pages and posts into different categories and manage the navigation menus.

The Background section allows you to change the background image or color on your site, which helps create a unique look for your website. The Theme Editor Menu is an advanced tool that allows you to access and modify the code of the theme files. This can be beneficial if you’re comfortable with coding or want to customize specific parts of your theme.

The WordPress Appearance menu provides a variety of features and settings that allow you to easily customize the look and feel of your website. With its wide range of settings, the WordPress Appearance menu enables users to create a unique experience for their visitors.

What Are WordPress Plugins?

WordPress plugins are a great way to extend the functionality of your website. Many plugins offer powerful features that enhance existing features and make them easier to use. However, it is important to remember that there are certain risks associated with using WordPress plugins. For instance, if you install a plugin and it doesn’t work correctly or causes problems with other plugins or your website, you may need to delete the plugin and start over.

When deleting a plugin, it is important to be aware of any changes that might occur to the menus on your website. Some plugins can add additional menu items, while others may alter existing ones. Knowing which menu items are associated with which plugins can help ensure that you don’t delete the wrong plugin.

It is also important to install some important plugins right away. UpdraftPlus is a popular plugin that allows you to back up your website and restore it if something goes wrong. Ninja Forms Contact Form helps make setting up a contact form on your website easier, while WP-Insert for “Legal Pages” helps create a secure and compliant legal policy page. Yoast SEO is a great plugin that helps optimize your website for search engines, while WordPress Security offers a range of security tools to help protect your site from potential threats. Finally, Akismet Anti-Spam helps weed out spam comments on your website.

Understanding how to use plugins properly can help you get the most out of your WordPress website. Installing important plugins and being aware of the changes that deleting a plugin may cause can help ensure that your website is running smoothly and securely.

What Are WordPress Comments?

WordPress comments are an essential feature of any blog or website. They provide a platform for users to share their thoughts, opinions, and ideas with the community. Moderating comments is an important task for any website owner, as it allows you to control the type of content being shared on your site.

When moderating comments, certain types of comments should be sent to the spam or bin folder. These include:

  • Comments with offensive language or insults
  • Spam messages that are trying to advertise a product or service
  • Comments containing links to malicious websites
  • Comments from users who have been banned from the site previously
  • Posts that are unrelated to the topic of the blog or website

It is important to ensure that all comments on your site are moderated and appropriate. As the owner of the website, it is up to you to ensure that only quality content is being shared with other users. By taking the time to moderate all comments, you can maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all users.

What Is the WordPress Media Library?

The WordPress Media Library is an essential part of the WordPress platform. It provides users with a convenient way to organize and store media files, such as images, audio clips, videos, and documents. With the Media Library, it's easy to locate necessary files without having to search through multiple folders.

To upload new media into the WordPress Media Library, users can simply select the “Add New” button found at the top of their Media Library page. This will open a new window where users can drag and drop in any media files they wish to upload from their computer. Alternatively, users can also click on the “Select Files” button to locate and select media from their computer’s folders. Once the desired media is uploaded, users can manage and organize their library using various sorting criteria. For example, WordPress allows users to tag files with categories and add titles or descriptions to them for easy retrieval in the future.

The WordPress Media Library provides a powerful tool that gives users complete control over their content. It ensures that important files are easy to locate, while also providing a convenient way to share them with other WordPress users. With the ability to manage and organize library content quickly and easily, the Media Library makes it simple for WordPress users to keep their media in check.

What Are WordPress Pages Versus Posts?

WordPress Pages and Posts are both used to create content on a website, but they have different uses. Pages are intended for static, timeless content - think of them as the skeleton of your website. They include key pages such as About Us, Contact Us, and Home. On the other hand, Posts are for dynamic content that is usually timely and updated regularly. This might include blog posts, news articles, or other information.

When choosing whether to use Pages or Posts for a particular piece of content, it's important to take into account the type of content you need to create and how often it needs to be updated. If you have content that will remain unchanged for long periods, it is best to use Pages. If you need to create content that needs regular updates, Posts are the way to go.

It's also important to consider how your website visitors will interact with the content - if they need to easily find and access it from different parts of your website, a Page might be the best option. If the content is intended to be consumed quickly, a Post may be more appropriate.

By knowing when to use Pages and when to use Posts, you can create an efficient website that serves its purpose and provides users with the information they need.

What Are WordPress Categories and Tags?

When it comes to organizing your WordPress posts, categories and tags are two of the most important tools. Categories provide a way to group related posts, while tags are more specific labels that help further refine a search within those categories.

Categories are used to group posts into broad topics, while tags provide more specific labels to a post within that topic. For example, if you have written a blog post about home decorating, you would assign it to the “Home Decor” category. You can then add tags such as “DIY Projects” or “Interior Design” that further refine the post and make it easier to find when someone searches for them.

When setting up categories and tags in your WordPress dashboard, there are a few guidelines you should follow to ensure you organize your posts effectively. Start by setting up a clear system for categories and tags, such as assigning each post to at least one category and using no more than five tags per post. This will help keep your content organized while also making it easier to find information when someone visits your website.

When adding new categories, try to create a hierarchy so that related categories are grouped. This will make it easier to navigate your website and help visitors quickly find what they’re looking for. If you have any parent categories, assign them to the top level of the hierarchy.

When adding tags to a post, be sure that each tag is as specific as possible. This will help narrow down the search results when someone visits your website, making it easier for them to find what they’re looking for.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your WordPress posts are properly organized and easy to find. Categories and tags provide an effective way to group related content while also helping visitors.

What Is Writing WordPress Posts?

When it comes to writing WordPress posts, you have two options: the Classic Editor and Gutenberg.

The Classic Editor is a tried-and-true approach used by many WordPress users. It is composed of a basic text editor with formatting capabilities, such as bolding and italicizing text, making lists, and adding links. The Classic Editor allows users to easily create posts that appear on their site in the same format they edited them.

Gutenberg, introduced in 2018, is a newer type of editor for WordPress. It uses block-based editing, which allows users to add different types of content with ease. Blocks can be added and rearranged as needed without having to write code. The content of a post can include text, images, audio, video, and more with just a few clicks.

When deciding between the Classic Editor and Gutenberg for your WordPress posts, it’s important to consider what type of content you plan on creating and how much customization you need to achieve your desired look. The Classic Editor is a great option for users who want to quickly create and publish posts with little fuss, while Gutenberg offers more flexibility and customization options. Whichever editor you choose, WordPress makes it easy for anyone to write and design their blog or website!

What Is the WordPress "Classic" WYSIWYG Editor?

The WordPress "Classic" WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Editor is the standard content editor used by most WordPress websites. It allows for easy text and image editing, as well as customizing how the post will be displayed.

Adding Images: The Classic WYSIWYG editor makes it easy to add images to a post. From within the editor, click on the “Add Media” button at the top of the page, which will open up a window where you can upload or select an image from your media library.

Post Formats: The Classic WYSIWYG Editor allows you to easily customize how your post will appear. You can choose from a variety of different post formats, such as standard, aside, quote, image, or video. Each format has its unique settings that you can adjust to display your content in the best way possible.

Post Category: When creating a post with the Classic WYSIWYG Editor, you can assign it to a specific category. This helps organize your content into different groupings and makes it easier for users to find what they are looking for when browsing your website.

Post Tags: In addition to categories, you can also add tags to posts that will further help categorize them. Tags make it easier for users to search for related posts on your website.

Post Excerpt: The Classic WYSIWYG Editor allows you to add an excerpt of the post, which is a summary that will appear before the full content when viewing the post. This helps users quickly get an idea of what they can expect if they click through and read the full post.

Publishing the Post: Once you are happy with your post, all that is left to do is publish it. Click the “Publish” button at the top of the page and your post will be live on your website for all to see! With a few clicks, you can easily create content with the Classic WYSIWYG Editor.

What Is the WordPress Gutenberg Editor?

The WordPress Gutenberg Editor is the newest block editor for WordPress. With this new editor, you can create content more easily with the addition of pre-built blocks and a greater range of block properties. You can use the forward slash (/) to quickly add a new block, paragraph, or other elements such as images and videos. Once added, each block has its settings including font size, alignment, link settings, and more.

Reusable blocks are also available in Gutenberg. This allows you to save a block or group of blocks and reuse it later on different posts or pages. Moving blocks around is also possible. If you need to insert a new block between existing blocks, simply hover over the left side of the existing block and press enter. Deleting a block is also easy. Just click the "trash can" icon located in the block toolbar.

There are many building blocks available on the Gutenberg Editor, including tables, columns, and buttons. Each of these blocks has its unique settings such as text alignment, background color, and border options. Additionally, Yoast SEO settings for posts can easily be set up. This includes the SEO tab, schema tab, and social tab. Post (document) properties can also be configured from this page.

Once all your content is ready to go, you can publish or schedule it for later by using the WordPress Gutenberg Editor. And if you need more control over HTML markup, you can switch to the HTML editor and make further changes. With the WordPress Gutenberg Editor, creating and managing content has never been simpler.

What Is Editing WordPress Posts?

Editing WordPress posts is a key part of ensuring that your content remains up-to-date and accurate. With revisions, you can make changes to existing posts, from text edits to formatting refinements and image updates. This way, you can easily keep your content fresh and relevant without needing to start from scratch every time something needs amending.

Revisions are useful for a variety of reasons. Firstly, they make it easy to keep track of changes made over time, allowing you to view older versions and compare them with newer ones. This makes it easier to spot any inconsistencies or mistakes that may have been missed the first time around. Secondly, revisions can save you time by not having to completely rewrite posts or start from scratch, as all the existing content is already there and just needs to be tweaked. Revisions can help you maintain a consistent style and tone across all your posts, allowing you to easily update them in line with any new branding or design changes.

Revisions are an invaluable tool for keeping your WordPress posts up-to-date and free from errors. They can save you time and help you maintain a consistent look and feel across all your content, ultimately giving your readers a better experience.

What Are WordPress Social Share Plugins?

WordPress social sharing plugins are tools that enable users to easily place social sharing buttons on their WordPress website. These plugins are designed to help site owners increase engagement, build relationships with readers, and promote content more effectively. They allow visitors to quickly and easily spread a website’s content around the web without ever leaving the page. With the use of WordPress social share plugins, readers can easily and quickly share content on their favorite social media sites. This helps to boost exposure and engagement for website content, driving more traffic to the site. WordPress social share plugins also provide analytics and insights into how users are sharing a website’s content, which can help inform future marketing campaigns. With the right plugin, website owners can effectively use the power of social media to increase their reach and build relationships with readers.

What Is Internal Linking of WordPress Posts?

Internal linking of WordPress posts helps with website navigation and structure, while also improving website rankings in search engine result pages (SERPs). Internal links are those that direct viewers to other pages within the same domain. This includes different posts on your blog or the same post on a new page. They provide visitors with an easy way to find additional information about a topic and to navigate through your website.

One of the most popular ways to create internal links in WordPress is with a plugin called YARPP (Yet Another Related Posts Plugin). This tool allows you to automatically display related posts on each page or post, giving viewers an easy way to find more content that they may be interested in. YARPP is free and easy to use, making it a popular choice for many WordPress users. YARPP can help improve website SEO rankings by creating link juice between pages. Link juice is created when one-page links to another, which passes on its SEO value. This helps your website rank better in search engine result pages (SERPs).

It’s important to remember that internal links should be used strategically, as too many can make your website appear spammy and hurt SEO rankings. It is recommended that you only link to relevant posts or pages and use anchor text (which is the clickable text in a hyperlink) that accurately describes the page it leads to. This will help search engines better understand the content of your website.

Internal linking is a great way to improve website navigation and SEO rankings. By using YARPP or another tool to create related posts, you can easily add internal links to your posts and pages, giving readers an easier way to find more related content on your website.

What Is the Homepage of Your WordPress Site - Blog or Static?

The homepage of your WordPress site is an extremely important page. It is the first page visitors will see and it sets the tone for their entire experience on your website. Depending on the purpose of your site, you can choose to have a blog-style homepage or a static page that serves as an information landing page.

A blog-style homepage is a page that displays your latest blog posts and serves as a way for visitors to access all of your content. A static page, on the other hand, typically features an overview of what your website has to offer, such as the services or products you provide. It also usually includes contact information and any important announcements about upcoming events.

When deciding which type of homepage you should use for your WordPress site, consider the goals you want to achieve. If a blog-style page is more in line with achieving these goals, then it would be the better choice for your website. However, if you’d like to present an organized overview of what visitors can find on your website, then a static page may be the better option.

No matter which type of homepage you choose for your WordPress site, make sure it communicates who you are and what visitors can expect to find on your website. A well-designed homepage should be engaging, informative, and easy to navigate. It should also direct visitors to the other pages on your website, so they can further explore your content.

The homepage of your WordPress site is an incredibly important page; it’s the first impression visitors will get and it should be designed to make them feel welcome. Whether you choose to use a blog-style page or a static page, remember that the goal is to engage and inform your visitors in the best way possible. By having a well-designed homepage, you can make sure that visitors come away from your website with a positive experience and feel like they’ve gained something valuable.

What Are WordPress Navigation Menus?

WordPress navigation menus are the primary way to organize content on a WordPress site. They provide users with quick access to different sections of the website, such as posts, pages, categories, and tags. Through WordPress menus, you can also add custom links or other items that aren’t part of your main content.

Navigation menus have a hierarchical structure, meaning each menu item can have parent and child items. The parent is the main menu item that contains all of its child items. This allows you to create complex menus with levels of hierarchy and submenus.

You can customize the display and settings of each menu item in WordPress by editing it via your dashboard. You can set a specific URL for the item, change its name, move it to another location, or even hide it from public view.

The Navigation Menu Widgets feature in WordPress allows you to display certain menu items on certain pages by placing them into widgets that can be dragged and dropped onto any widget-ready area. This is especially useful when creating custom menus for specific pages or posts. You may also assign certain menu items to different user roles, enabling custom navigation options for logged-in users.

WordPress Navigation Menus provide an easy way to organize content into a hierarchical structure and customize the display and settings of each item. With the Navigation Menu Widgets feature, you can further customize menus for different pages or user roles. This makes it easy to create custom navigation experiences that are tailored to your site’s users.

What Is Viewing Your WordPress Site While Logged In?

Viewing your WordPress site while logged in is an advantageous way to make sure that any changes you make to the content on a page or post are visible when published. When logging into your site, you will be able to view the front end of your website with all the changes applied, making it easier for you to quickly make edits and updates. Logging in when viewing your site will allow you to access any additional content or features that may not be visible otherwise. This is a great advantage for WordPress users who want to make sure their website looks perfect and functions properly for visitors. It also allows administrators to quickly identify and fix any issues with the site. Logging in while viewing the site can also help you monitor any changes your visitors make while they're browsing, such as filling out a contact form or signing up for an account. This makes it easier to keep track of user interactions with the website and helps ensure that any content on the page is updated in real-time. With a logged-in view of your WordPress site, you'll have a much better understanding of what your visitors are doing and how they're interacting with your website.

What Is WordPress Security?

WordPress security is the process of taking steps to protect your WordPress website from online threats, malicious activities, and unauthorized access. It involves safeguarding user data, preventing malware attacks, and mitigating other security risks associated with digital assets. Security measures may include regular software updates, using secure passwords and two-factor authentication, implementing a backup plan, and limiting user access. WordPress plugins and themes should be carefully selected for their security features and regularly monitored for updates.

By taking the necessary steps to secure your website, you can protect valuable data from malicious activities, unauthorized access, and other potential threats. With proper maintenance, implementing these security measures will help ensure that your website is safe and secure.

What Is Monitoring Your WordPress Traffic?

Monitoring your WordPress traffic helps you better understand your visitors and the performance of your website. It gives you insights into how people interact with your site, where they come from, and what content they prefer. This information can be used to develop marketing strategies, create more effective campaigns, and identify potential revenue opportunities.

Monitoring your traffic also provides valuable insights into website performance, such as page loading time and server response times. This can help you optimize your website for improved user experience and better search engine rankings. With the right tools, monitoring WordPress traffic can become a regular part of your website maintenance routine.

By taking advantage of these insights, you can make informed decisions about how to improve your website's performance and visitor engagement. Monitoring your WordPress traffic can help you get a better understanding of your customer base, website performance, and the overall success of your website.

 

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