Sometimes the hardest part of using WordPress is knowing where to turn when things go wrong. Where do you turn when you need WordPress help? There are any number of situations where you will find yourself needing WordPress support. Between your theme, the plugins you’ve installed, and WordPress itself, figuring out where to turn for […]
The best WordPress tutorial in the world won’t help if you don’t know where to find your WordPress login. Logging into WordPress is easy — once you know where to look, of course. These instructions are for any self-hosted WordPress.org website. Take your pick: three WordPress login URLs To login to your WordPress dashboard just add “/wp-admin/” to your […]
A grand tour of the Dashboard, the first thing you see when you log into WordPress.
You’ve probably heard a lot about WordPress lately. So, what is WordPress anyway? WordPress is the world’s most popular tool for creating websites. WordPress is capable of creating any style of website, from a simple blog to a full-featured business website. You can even use WordPress to create an online store (using the popular WooCommerce […]
This has been a confusing week for casual WordPress users everywhere. For those of you keeping score, three WordPress updates were released between Tuesday and Thursday. The messy details: On Tuesday version 4.1.2 was released, two days later version 4.2 was released, and a few hours after that version 4.1.3 was released. As a WordPress […]
This tutorial shows you how to install WordPress on your web hosting account. While that may sound complicated, it’s pretty easy. WordPress is famous for its legendary five-minute installation. That’s not an exaggeration either. If anything you’ll have WordPress up and running in well under five minutes. Once you’ve got all the pieces in place, […]
Screen Options give you control over which bits of information are displayed on each of the WordPress admin pages. These options are a great way to customize WordPress by hiding the stuff you don’t need to worry about. Unfortunately Screen Options are tucked away next to the help tab and tend to get overlooked. This […]
There are times when you need to make a downloadable file available to your users. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add a PDF download to a post or page. The same technique can be used for any type of file, including Microsoft Office.
There are several different ways to add images to your WordPress posts. This tutorial shows you how to embed images in a post and how to add a featured image. You’ll get some tips on image positioning along the way.
When it comes time to publish your post you have a surprising number of options. Whether you want to schedule a post to appear some time in the future or hide a post from prying eyes, the publish box gives you control over how and when and who can see your content.
Post Formats are used to apply unique layout and design elements to special types of WordPress posts. For example, if you frequently post quotes to your blog, you can use the Quote Post Format to make those quotes look their best when displayed on your site. Unfortunately there’s a catch. You’re limited to the Post […]
One of the first things you’ll want to do after installing WordPress is to set up your user profile. Your profile determines how your name is displayed on your blog and contains other bits of personal information that may be displayed by your theme. This is also where you set your user preferences that control […]