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NAVIGATION MENUS

NAVIGATION MENUS

NAVIGATION MENUS

This video will introduce you to adding images to understanding the ‘Menus’ option in WordPress

This ‘Menus’ tutorial covers:

  • Locating the ‘Edit Menus’ screen
  • Creating a menu
  • Adding ‘Pages’ to a custom menu
  • Linking to external pages
  • Adding category archives
  • Organizing and Submenus
  • Managing menu locations

Because ‘Menus’ are the primary way users navigate a site it is important they are thoughtfully organized and put together. WordPress provides a simple ‘Menu Editor’ for creating, organizing and managing menus. To create and manage menus click on ‘Menus’ under the ‘Appearance’ tab in the WordPress dashboard.

Give your new menu a name where it says 'Menu Name' and click the 'Create Menu' button.
Give your new menu a name where it says ‘Menu Name’ and click the ‘Create Menu’ button.

Give your new menu a name where it says ‘Menu Name’ and click the ‘Create Menu’ button. Add a page to the menu by selecting pages from your site under pages, and click the ‘Add to Menu’ button. You can add custom links by clicking on the ‘Links’ button and entering a web address you would like the menu item to point to in the URL box and giving the button a title in the ‘Link Text’ box and click the ‘Add to Menu’ option. The ‘Categories’ option allows you to select post category archive pages to link to.

Add custom links by clicking on the 'Links' button and entering a web address you would like the menu item to point to.
Add custom links by clicking on the ‘Links’ button and entering a web address you would like the menu item to point to.

Click, hold and drag a menu item under ‘Menu Structure’ to reorder menu items. To create a submenu, drag the item you want to display as a menu item bellow the main menu option and to the right and drop it in place.

You can choose to automatically add any new pages you create to your menu by selecting the ‘Auto add pages’ option under ‘Menu Settings’. Assign where the menu should appear on your site by selecting options next to ‘Theme locations’ or navigating to the ‘Manage Locations’ tab and specifying what menus you would like to display.

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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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