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MANAGING WIDGETS

MANAGING WIDGETS

USING LISTS

This video will introduce you to adding images to managing and editing widgets in WordPress.

This ‘Widgets’ video tutorial covers:

  • Using a widget
  • Finding the ‘Widgets’ manager
  • Navigating the ‘Widgets’ screen
  • Adding and organizing widgets
  • Adding, managing and saving widget settings
  • The ‘Accessibility Mode’

‘Widgets’ are a simple and efficient way of adding content and features to the sidebars, or any other widgetized areas of your site. Many themes include widgetized areas in the header, the footer and even select places in the body of a site.

To manage the widgets available on your site, click the ‘Widgets’ link under the ‘Appearance’ tab in the WordPress dashboard. On the left you will see a list of ‘Available Widgets’. This is a list of all the widgets on your site currently available for use. On the right you are given a list of all of the available widgetized areas on your site.

To add a widget, drag-and-drop one of the widgets from under the ‘Available Widgets’ into the widgetized area you would like the widget to display in. Arrange the widgets by dragging them into the order you want them to display.

Drag-and-drop one of the widgets from under the 'Available Widgets' into the widgetized area you would like the widget to display in.
Drag-and-drop one of the widgets from under the ‘Available Widgets’ into the widgetized area you would like the widget to display in.

Clicking on the widget will reveal settings options for that widget. Once you have configured the widget, click ‘Save’ to publish the changes, click close to undo the changes or click delete to remove the widget from the widgetized area. If you want to disable a widget without losing its current configuration settings, drag the widget below ‘Inactive Widgets’ and the widget will be saved with all of its current settings for future use

Clicking the ‘Screen Options’ tab near the top of the WordPress dashboard will allow you to enable the ‘Accessibility Mode’ adjusting the way you interact with the widgets editor. For the option to manage or edit widgets and various other features in your theme from a visual editor visit the ‘Customize’ screen.

'Screen Options' Accessibility Mode in WordPress
Clicking the ‘Screen Options’ tab near the top of the WordPress dashboard will allow you to enable the ‘Accessibility Mode’.

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USING TRASH

USING TRASH

USING TRASH

This video will introduce you to adding images to ‘Using Trash’ in WordPress.

This ‘Using Trash’ tutorial covers:

  • Moving a Post or Page to the Trash
  • The Post and Page action menu
  • ‘Undo’ move to trash
  • ‘Delete Permanently’

Moving a Post or Page to the ‘Trash’ will remove it from the front end of your site but will not permanently delete the item for 30 days. To move a Post or Page to the trash from the Post or Page editor, click ‘Move to Trash’ in the ‘Publish’ module. A banner will display at the top of the screen letting you know the item was successfully moved to the trash. Click ‘Undo’ to restore the item.

'Undo' will restore the item.
‘Undo’ will restore the item.

Posts, Pages and Comments each have their own trash folder. Clicking the Trash link from above the list of Posts, Pages or Comments will take you to a list of the items in that Trash folder. Hovering over an item in the ‘Trash’ will reveal an action menu. ‘Restore’ will make the item active again and ‘Delete Permanently’ will remove the item from your site immediately.

Clicking 'Delete Permanently' will remove the item immediately.
Clicking ‘Delete Permanently’ will remove the item immediately.

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THE TOOLBAR

THE TOOLBAR

THE TOOLBAR

This video will introduce you to using the ‘Visual Editor’ in WordPress.

This ‘Visual Editor’ tutorial covers:

  • The tools in the ‘Visual Editor’
  • Editing content in ‘Posts’ and ‘Pages’
  • Content layout
  • Revealing tools with the ‘Kitchen Sink” icon
  • ‘Updating’ or ‘Publishing’ content

The ‘Visual Editor’ is the default content editor in WordPress. It works similar to a word processor, allowing you to see how formatting options will effect your content as they are applied.

The first row of tools has options for making text bold, italicizing and strikethrough–typically used for showing edits to a post or page. It also has tools for creating lists, formatting a quote, adding a dividing line, text alignment, creating links and breaking up how content is displayed on archive pages. To use these formatting options highlight the text you would like to apply the changes to or place the courser where you want to insert the element and click the formatting icon.

Clicking the 'Toolbar Toggle' icon reveals another layer of formatting tools.
Clicking the ‘Toolbar Toggle’ icon reveals another layer of formatting tools.

Clicking the ‘Toolbar Toggle’ icon reveals another layer of formatting tools. The first is a drop-down menu with options to create headers and format paragraphs. This is followed by the underline, justify and text color tools.

‘Paste Plain Text’ is for pasting content from any other text editor and removing any formatting that was added. You can use the ‘Clear Formatting’ button for removing formatting from a targeted group of text. The ‘Special Character’ icon provides a tool for inserting symbols like the ‘Trademark’ sign or the ‘Copyright’ sign.

Drop-down menu with options to create headers and format paragraphs.
Drop-down menu with options to create headers and format paragraphs.

The remaining options are for changing indentation and undoing and redoing changes. Click the question mark to reveal a list of keyboard shortcuts.

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USING TAGS

USING TAGS

USING TAGS

This video will introduce you to connect your readers to the content that interests them.

This ‘Tags’ tutorial covers:

  • Understanding tags
  • Locating ‘Tags’
  • Adding a group of tags
  • Front-end display

Like ‘Categories’, ‘Tags’ help organize the posts on your site by providing searchable keywords and linking related posts. Tags are generally more specific than categories.

You can add a tag using the ‘Tags’ module in the post editor. Simply type the word you would like to use as a keyword and click ‘Add’.

Type a keyword and click add.
Type a keyword and click add.

You can add a group of tags to a post by separating them with commas. The ‘Choose from the most used tags’ link provides quick access to a list of popular tags on your site.

Depending on your theme and widgets, ‘Tags’ can display in both your posts and sidebars. Clicking a tag will take you to a list of tags containing that same keyword.

Clicking a tag opens a list of posts with the same keyword.
Clicking a tag opens a list of posts with the same keyword.

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RESTORING PAGES

RESTORING PAGES

RESTORING PAGES

This video will introduce you to the ‘Restore’ tool in WordPress.

This Restoring Pages tutorial covers:

  • Finding ‘Trash’
  • Trash recovery period
  • Permanently deleting a page
  • Restoring a page

When you ‘Delete’ a page from the ‘Pages’ screen it is moved to the pages trash folder.

The trash feature is designed to protect you from accidentally permanently deleting content from your site. When an item is moved to the trash it is stored for 30 days before being deleted permanently.

page-trash
The ‘Trash’ link can be found above the page list on the ‘Pages’ screen.

To view a page that has been moved to the trash, from the ‘Pages’ screen click the ‘Trash’ link. If you don’t have any items in the trash, the link will not display.

Hovering over an item in the trash folder reveals an action menu. Clicking ‘Delete Permanently’ will delete the item immediately with no further recovery option. ‘Restore’ will move the item from the trash and make the post live on your site once again.

Hover over items in the trash to reveal an action menu.
Hover over items in the trash to reveal an action menu.

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