Once you are familiar with the control panel and have made the necessary changes to the WordPress settings it is time to add content and do other common tasks.
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
- Adding A Newsletter To a WordPress Website or Blog
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
- Installing and Configuring Xampp on Windows
- Building a WordPress Test Site
- How WordPress Works
- Understanding The WordPress Query
- The WordPress Load Process-Beginners Guide
- Beginners Guide to WordPress Templates
- WordPress Functions and Function Files