WordPress Training Center
Congratulations on your new website! Your site has been built on the WordPress platform. WordPress is a user-friendly, yet powerful, Content Management System. Originally built as a blogging platform, its expansions through the years provide increased functionality for a wide range of web sites. It is a stable system with minimal issues. It’s also extendible with plugins available through the WordPress community. Go ahead; ask us if we recommend any for your particular needs.
Since WordPress is so well established, there are plenty of resources available online and in your local bookstore. If you need additional help, try a search for WordPress!
If you are a first time user, we recommend watching through all of the videos before you start editing your website.
The total length of all videos is under an hour.
WordPress Classic Editor
To add and/or edit a blog post, you’ll most likely be dealing with the WordPress Classic Editor.
Looking for the new WordPress Block Editor?
WordPress now includes two versions of their editor: The new drag-and-drop “Block Editor” and their classic editor, which works similarly to Microsoft Word. We’ve heard from multiple clients that the block editor is too complicated for their purposes, so we set client sites up to default to the classic editor.
To change your preferred editor, you may go to your user settings and select “block” or classic” editor there and then click “Save” to save your changes.
You may also set a specific page to utilize the block or classic editor if you wish.
However, do not change editor settings of any site pages that have been set up using the Love & Company or Divi builder. This can cause a page layout to break.
For the purpose of this tutorial, we only cover the classic editor. Please refer to the print tutorial for recommendations on where to find more information about the block editor.
Love & Company / Divi Editors
If you need to edit your home page or a standard page on your website, you will most likely be using the Love & Company or Divi Builder Editors.
If you have events on your website, they are most likely being handled by our preferred events management system: Events Made Easy. If so, you’ll need to review this information.