WordPress is a CMS (content management system) and it does take a little time and patience to learn how to use it.
Here are a collection of tutorials to help you learn how to use, administer and Maintain a WordPress website or blog.
Adding Content Tutorials
When you create content it will be in the form of a page or a post.
For beginners the difference between pages and posts can be difficult to understand, as they appear to be the same.
Pages are used when you are using WordPress as a standard website, and posts are used when using WordPress as a blog.
Most WordPress websites will use a mixture. Static content like contact page,about us pages will always use pages.
Other Pages like the home page and content pages can use either depending on your preferences.
I prefer to use:
- A static home page
- Pages for contact, About us,testimonials and other very static content pages.
- Posts for news and general tutorials etc.
- Small sites (<10 Pages) should just use pages.
Here are some important points
- Posts can have categories and tags but pages can’t have either.
- Posts appear in the WordPress loop and on RSS feeds and Pages don’t.
- Pages can be parent pages to other pages to create a hierarchy.
- Posts can’t have sub posts.
- Using the WordPress editor
- Understanding WordPress Page and Post titles
- How to Add Images To A WordPress Page or Post
- How to create Links in a WordPress Page or Post
- WordPress Revisions and Auto save features
- WordPress Uploads, Images,Media Settings and Storage
- How to add A Contact Form to WordPress
- Managing WordPress Comments
- WordPress SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Basics
- Updating WordPress,Themes and Plugins
- How to Create and Manage WordPress Users
WordPress like any software package is frequently being updated with new features and fixes for known problems.
- WordPress Security Basics for Beginners
- Monitoring Your WordPress Website With Google Tools
- WordPress Stuck In Maintenance Mode
It is possible to completely customise WordPress, however to do this you will need to have a good understanding of how WordPress works, basic PHP and HTML skills.
- Starting PHP for Beginners
- Creating Child Themes
- Editing WordPress Headers and Footer Files
- WordPress Shortcodes Explained
WordPress Technical and Developer
More technical articles that may of interest to advanced users and new developers
- How WordPress Works
- Understanding The WordPress Query
- The WordPress Load Process-Beginners Guide
- Beginners Guide to WordPress Templates