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THE DASHBOARD

THE DASHBOARD

THE DASHBOARD

This video will introduce you to adding images to the WordPress ‘Dashboard’ with this professional quality unbranded video tutorial.

This ‘Dashboard’ tutorial covers:

  • Managing ‘Dashboard’ widgets
  • ‘Screen Options’ and ‘Help’
  • ‘Dashboard’ sidebar menu overview
  • The ‘Toolbar’

The ‘Dashboard’ is the site command center. From settings to content creation and updates to statistics–the ‘Dashboard’ provides a central location for managing and access everything.

An overview of the 'Dashboard'.
An overview of the ‘Dashboard’.

In the middle section of the screen you will find a list of widgets for quick access to posting content, statistics, news and other useful information. You can toggle widgets by clicking the arrow in the widget title bar. Some dashboard widgets have configuration settings that you can access by hovering over the title bar and clicking ‘Configure’.

The ‘Screen Options’ tab at the top of the screen opens a drop-down menu for selecting which widgets you want to display on your dashboard. The ‘Help’ tab provides tips for managing the dashboard as well as links to documentation and support.

The sidebar gives you quick access to content creation and site management options. The main menu items include ‘Dashboard’, ‘Posts’, ‘Media’, ‘Pages’, ‘Comments’, ‘Appearance’, ‘Plugins’, ‘Users’, ‘Tools’ and ‘Settings’. Clicking on or hovering over a menu item reveals sub-menus for quickly accessing the sub-sections of your site.

The 'Toolbar' provides quick navigation of your site.
The ‘Toolbar’ provides quick navigation of your site.

The ‘Toolbar’ runs along the top of your screen and is available on both the front-end and back-end of your site when you are logged in.

Help optimize the workflow of your users, clients and internal staff–familiarize them with the WordPress ‘Dashboard’ using this quality video tutorial.

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CATEGORIES

CATEGORIES

CATEGORIES

This video will introduce you to adding images to ‘Categories’–for improved usability and simplified site management.

This ‘Categories’ tutorial covers:

  • ‘Categories’ overview
  • Adding a new category
  • Organizing posts
  • Managing ‘Categories’

Creating a well organized site goes a long way in providing your visitors an intuitive user experience. WordPress allows you to organize your posts into ‘Categories’ making it easier to search and manage the content on your site.

To add a category hover over ‘Posts’ in the sidebar of your dashboard and click ‘Categories’.

Hover over 'Posts' and click 'Categories'.
Hover over ‘Posts’ and click ‘Categories’.

From the ‘Categories’ screen, give your new category a ‘Name’. You can also create a ‘Slug’. The ‘Slug’ is a URL-friendly version of the category name for easier navigation and cleaner URLs.

Use the ‘Parent’ drop-down menu to organize your categories into sub-categories–giving you further control over your sites structure. You can use the ‘Description’ field to label your categories.

Organize 'Categories' into sub-categories.
Organize ‘Categories’ into sub-categories.

If you ever need to manage existing categories, hover over the category you want to edit and click ‘Edit’ in the action menu.

Introducing your users, clients or internal staff to ‘Categories’ can help improve site usability and simplify post management.

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COMMENTS

COMMENTS

COMMENTS

This video will introduce you to adding images to ‘Managing Comments’ inside WordPress using this quality unbranded video tutorial.

This ‘Managing Comments’ tutorial covers:

  • Comment notifications
  • Approving comments
  • Comment filters
  • The comment action menu
  • The ‘Edit Comment’ screen

Depending how the ‘Discussions’ settings are configured on your site, new comments may need to be approved before they can be seen on your site. When a new comment is made a comment notification will appear next to ‘Comments’ in the WordPress dashboard.

Access the the comment manager by clicking on ‘Comments’ in the sidebar. To view only ‘Pending’ comments, click the ‘Pending’ filter above the list of comments.

Filter 'Comments' by clicking the links above the comment list.
Filter ‘Comments’ by clicking the links above the comment list.

Hover over a comment to reveal an action menu with options to ‘Approve’, ‘Reply’, ‘Quick Edit’, ‘Edit’, mark the comment as ‘Spam’ or delete the comment. You can un approve or re approve comments as many times as you like. Clicking ‘Reply’ gives you a quick option for replying right from the ‘Comments’ screen. ‘Edit’ and ‘Quick Edit’ let you make changes to information about the comment author, the status and the comment itself.

Hover over a comment to reveal the action menu.
Hover over a comment to reveal the action menu.

If you receive a spam comment, marking the comment as ‘Spam’ will help make the anti-spam plugins on your site get smarter. Deleting a comment will move it to the comments ‘Trash’ folder and be held for thirty days before it is permanently deleted. You can ‘Restore’ or ‘Permanently Delete’ a comment by clicking the ‘Trash’ link on the comments screen and using the action menu that appears when hovering over the items held in the trash.

This ‘Managing Comments’ tutorial will give your users, clients or internal staff a frame work for managing and editing comments inside of WordPress.

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ADMIN BAR

ADMIN BAR

ADMIN BAR

This video will introduce you to adding images to WordPress ‘Admin Toolbar’.

This ‘Admin Bar’ tutorial covers:

  • Viewing the ‘Admin Bar’
  • ‘Admin Bar’ options overview
  • User profile information
  • Site post and page search

When logged onto your site a bar with a variety of menu options will display at the top of the screen called the ‘Admin Bar’. The ‘Admin Bar’ is stacked with useful tools, quick access to some of the most used WordPress features and basic user settings and information.

Under the WordPress icon you will find links to WordPress support, feedback and the WordPress documentation.

If you’re apart of a network, the next option is ‘My Sites’. ‘My Sites’ gives you a list of links to all of the sites you have access to on that network. Hovering over the site name will reveal options to visit the ‘Dashboard’, create a ‘New Post’, ‘Manage ‘Comments’ and a ‘Visit Site’ option.

Hover over the site title to reveal a submenu.
Hover over the site title to reveal a submenu.

Next you will find a button providing options to access different areas of the site you are currently logged on to. If you are viewing this menu from the front-end of your site, the menu items will be similar to the network ‘My Sites’ submenus. If you are in the dashboard you will see options for visiting the site and editing information about the site.

The number next to the talk box icon will let you know if there are any new comments. Clicking this will take you to the ‘Comments’ screen. All of the options under ‘New’ are fast access creating or adding new Posts, Media, Pages or Users.

The 'Toolbar' is stacked with useful tools, quick access to some of the most used WordPress features and basic user settings and information.
The ‘Toolbar’ is stacked with useful tools, quick access to some of the most used WordPress features and basic user settings and information.

Hovering over the welcome message with your name and avatar will open a menu giving you options to view and edit your profile settings and to log out. If you are viewing the toolbar from the front-end of your site, a search icon will display allowing you to quickly search through all the posts and pages on your site.

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USING PARAGRAPHS

USING PARAGRAPHS

USING PARAGRAPHS

This video will introduce you to adding images to the page and post formatting options.

This ‘Paragraph’ tutorial covers:

  • Finding the styling options drop-down
  • The ‘Visual’ editor
  • Preview formatting

Paragraphs are a core part of successfully formatting content on your website. The ‘Paragraph’ styling option is listed with the other formatting options in the visual editor toolbar.

To access the formatting drop-down be sure you are using the visual editor by clicking ‘Visual’ in the upper right-hand corner of the text editor. Click the ‘Toolbar Toggle’ option to reveal the second row of tools. The drop-down menu in the second row provides a robust set of formatting tools for controlling how content displays on your site.

Formatting drop-down menu in the 'Visual' toolbar
Formatting drop-down menu in the ‘Visual’ toolbar

To set text as a paragraph, highlight the text you would like to format and choose ‘Paragraph’ from the menu. Once the content is formatted the way you want it to display, click ‘preview’ in the publish module to see what  your content will look like when published, or click ‘Publish’ or ‘Update’ to make your content live.

Introduce the formatting ‘Paragraph’ option to your users, clients and internal staff and take control over how content displays on your site.

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