Learning WordPress – Part 1 (Basic)

Learning a new skill isn’t always easy. However, the good thing is that there is an activity (or a word) “review” that can help us absorb and savor the things we learned and engraved it permanently in our memory.

I am making a reviewer for my journey in learning WordPress. A little twist is that it will be in the form of a blog. So, let’s get started!

This site WPBeginner is a blessing to me in learning WordPress. It organized a set of video tutorials suitable for zero-knowledge and WordPress developer wannabes like me.

The WordPress Dashboard

The training kicked off with a quick tour of the WordPress Dashboard. You can access two ways; in your site login link or from a browser after adding “/wp-admin” at the end of the URL of your website. I explored the “central work area,” “Toolbar,” and “navigation bar.”

Posts, Categories, and Tags

Next stuff is “creating a post” in WordPress. Again, another friendly interface, pretty much like using MS Word or any other word editor. We can organize posts into different topics by using “categories,” you can also assign a post to more than one category. You can also “tags” and “featured image.” You have different options under “Publish” window – save as a draft, schedule a post, publish, visibility, etc.

Related to the “creating a post” is “editing a post.” You can access all your posts from the “navigation bar” >> “post” >> “all posts”. You can do bulk actions, edit, quick edit, trash, etc. on your posts from this page. You can find a couple of options in “screen options” for your viewing preferences.

By going to “navigation bar” >> “categories,” you can quickly add, edit, organize and do bulk actions to your categories. In summary, “categories” – organize posts into topics/tags – one or two-word summary of your article.

Pages

Pages contain static pages that do not change often and are displayed individually. They can be organized in a hierarchy and don’t include tags or categories. We can nest pages within a page.

From “navigation bar” >> “Pages,” you can see the Pages menu. The operation is very similar to the menu for posts. The main difference is that you don’t assign categories or tags, but rather inserting the page in what position.

Creating a gallery is amazing, and very easy in WordPress.

Next: Adding Media Files

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