New to WordPress? Not sure where to start? We’ve compiled a handy list of resources to get you started. Any tool is strongest in the hands of a person who knows how to wield it, and your WordPress website is no exception.
This YouTube video also explains some basics for getting started, including the dashboard, themes, adding new posts, and editing pages.
Yoast.com offers free WordPress training courses for beginners. There's an additional course available to purchase, but even registering for the free course will provide you with a broad base of understanding. Yoast offers three hours of instructional videos, although practicing and implementing them will take longer.
Here’s a more in-depth look at creating new Posts with the newer block editor OR the classic editor. Then manage your work... and make it beautiful! This article offers handy pictures and walks you through the process.
If you're still feeling skittish about the block editor, Yoast's training material promises to "take you by the hand and guide you through the process of creating and publishing content with the new block editor." They offer specific instruction, with videos, reading, and quizzes. It's also free.
You want to add something to your website. What’s the difference between a Page and a Post?
Or check out this video, which delivers the same information (WordPress page vs post) in less than five minutes:
When you want to add pictures, videos, or audio—anything more than text—here’s how to use the WordPress Media Library.
This brief video allows you to watch someone using and explaining the media library:
Footer. Slug. Tag. Do website terms confuse you? Consult a glossary, so next time an online tutorial uses language over your head, you'll be equipped to take action!