Adding Images with Divi

Posted on June 30, 2018

Divi's image module makes it very easy to add images to your WordPress website. 1 . To add an image to your web page click "insert module" and select "Image" or click the 3 lines icon on an existing Image module. 2. Click "Upload and image" 3.  Upload the image using the standard WordPress interface then click "Set as image"  4.  Click "Save & Exit" to insert the image into your web page. 5. Click update to save ...

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Removing Plugins

Posted on June 27, 2018

Its good practice to remove any plugins (or themes) that you are no longer using, not only does it help secure your site, removing unnecessary bulk can help speed things up. 1. Here you can see a plugin that needs updating, but is not being used.  If you are not planning on using it, you should remove it. It can always be reinstalled later. To delete the plugin click on the "Delete" Link beneath the plugin title 2. A popup will ...

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Updating WordPress

Posted on June 27, 2018

It's really important to make sure you keep WordPress its themes and its plugins up to date, not doing so can result in downtime or even your website being hacked. Updating your site is quick and easy however I would always recommend you back up your site first... Just in case. 1. WordPress will tell you if an update is available by displaying a red dot containing the number of updates available. 2. Click  "Updates" to see the details of ...

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Adding WordPress users

Posted on March 2, 2018

By creating individual user accounts for each person who you wish to be able to update you're website you are able to control what they are able to edit. For example while you have full access to your site, you may want your staff the be able to update content, but not change the theme or add plugins. A default WordPress installation has 5 user roles. 1.  Administrator The administrator has full access to the site, can change content ...

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Adding Menus to WordPress

Posted on March 2, 2018

By default WordPress will add every page you add to it's menu and while this is ok to start with it can soon become cluttered. In this post we'll look at how to take control of your WordPress menus. 1. From the dashboard select "Appearance" and then "Menus". 2. To create a new menu click the "Create new menu" link near the top of the page, if you have already created a menu skip to step 5. 3. Give you menu a name, and then click ...

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Adding Posts

Posted on March 2, 2018

1.  From the dashboard select "Posts" then "Add New". 2. Give your post a title and some content 3. Assign your post to a category 4.  Add tags to your post to indicate its relevant keywords. 5. Click the [Publish] button to make your blog post live.

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Adding Pages

Posted on March 2, 2018

1 . From the dashboard select "Pages" then add new. 2. Give you page a title and some content then click the [Publish] button. 3. Once the page is live the [Publish] button will change to [Update] allowing you to save further changes.

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Resetting your password

Posted on March 2, 2018

If you forget the password you need to access the WordPress dashboard you can easily change it to a new one by following the steps below. 1.  From the login page click the "Lost your password?" link near the bottom of the screen. 2. Enter your email address and click the [Get New Password] button. 3. Check your email for a message sent from your website, and when it arrives click the link to rest your password. 4. Enter ...

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Accessing the dashboard

Posted on March 2, 2018

One of the benefits of using a content management system such as WordPress is the fact that you do not need any special software to manage your website, everything you need is built in to the WordPress dashboard. To access the dashboard on your website follow the steps below. 1 . In the address bar go to {your web address}/wp-admin for example http://demo.apwebsites.co.uk/wp-admin 2. Enter your username or email address and password, then ...

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Installing Plugins

Posted on March 1, 2018

Plugins are small programs that you can add to your WordPress website to expand its functionality, these plugins can do anything from making it easier to add Google Analytics to your website to turning it into a full blown eCommerce website. To add a plugin to your site follow these simple steps . 1 . In the dashboard click on "Plugins" and "Add New" 2. Use the search function in the top right to find a suitable plugin. 3. ...

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