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How To Use WordPress

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Like every other post I make, this one is being written based on my own experience. Like everything else, Wealthy Affiliate training thought me how to use WordPress.

A few years ago I heard about WordPress and had opened an account, but I never gave myself a chance to figure it out. Now I know that it is the best tool for managing blogs and websites. And it is so simple when you have great teachers around.

It is a tool that we use for making websites and building an online business within the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

 

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Let’s see what’s inside of this great feature


Dashboard – a back office 
Once you log into your account, you will open the door of your back office. From here you will manage everything from the technical to the creative side of your website/blog.

WordPress-dashboard

 

Themes 
There are over 2000 different WP themes in a store, which present a layout of your blog. You can always switch from one to another until you find the one that fits your needs. Each time I start with a new website I change the theme until I find some that perfectly fits my idea. For me, it is imperative that I love it! Of course, there are many options for each of them.

 

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Plugins
They are small code programs that improve the functionality of your website. They can help you both in the technical part of your work and the artistic side of your soul 🙂  Some of them are required (those are pre-installed by the Wealthy Affiliate team), and some of them are there just if you want them to improve your work.

HTML
Even though there is a bunch of plugins to be used for free, it’s not recommended to have hundreds of plugins installed. That’s why HTML is a computer language that is an awesome tool to be used within WordPress. It’s very simple although it looks scary at the first sight.

Media system
Besides typing text, a WP supports images and videos, and audio which makes it beautiful and open for creation.

Users
A manager of the site is by default an admin, but you can add other users as well:

  • Subscriber – an audience
  • Contributor
  • Author
  • Editor
  • Administrator – a partner

By now I’ve learned how and when to assign these two roles (Subscriber and Administrator) to other people visiting my sites. As you know, I am still learning, and I believe I will make an update on this topic very soon 🙂

Pages and Posts
Pages are the basic structure of the site. You can find them within the site’s menus.
Posts are an update of the blog from day today.
I use them like this:
For example, the content that you are reading now named ”WordPress” is written as a page. I consider it as an announcement for future posts related to it (“Using HTML in WP,” “What is the WP dashboard” etc.) which appears on my landing (main/home) page when you open my site. Some people call that BLOG.

Comments
One more excellent feature which allows interaction between the site’s creator and an audience

WA-comments

 

As you can see, WordPress is a great tool for building an online business. Some people use it just for fun, for sharing some ideas, life experiences.

Whatever you use it for, it’s very straightforward and easy to navigate. Especially if you host your site here at the Wealthy Affiliate which you can do for free both as a starter member (2 free websites) and a premium member (up to 50 on your domain, and 20 on siterubix.com domain).

The best of all is that Kyle and Carson (co-founders and owners of the WA) do all the hard work related to hosting and site protection.

Your job is just to follow their guidance and build your success.

 

Now go ahead and check my review page and find out what is Wealthy Affiliate and why it’s good to join it today!

 

Best-Online-Home-Business-logoI will be more than happy to hear what you think and to read about your online experience. Should you have any questions or concerns or you need my assistance please let me know in the comment section below.

Don’t forget to come back to get my reply to your comment! 

 

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How To Add An Image In The WordPress

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When I started as a Wealthy Affiliate member, I didn’t even know how to add an image in WordPress even though it is a pretty simple process. Since I haven’t seen the WordPress dashboard until I signed up with the WA, everything was very complicated for me.

That’s why I want to share with you this, me back then stressful process, and now easier than opening a wine bottle.

You can upload your image in 3 very simple steps:

  1. Finding an image relevant to your content
  2. Uploading it to the page
  3. Editing an uploaded image

 

Finding an image relevant to your content


Pixabay.com
Pexels.com
Unsplash.com

These are all free websites with tons of images royalty-free for download. Just pick one, open it, and save it to your computer.
You are allowed to use those images for anything you want.

I like using screenshots as you can see on this and many other pages within my site.
That’s because I want to get you as close as possible to My experience with the Wealthy Affiliate.

 

Uploading an image in the post


Ok. Now when you chose and saved your images you want to upload them to your post. It is a very simple process.

Place your cursor where you want to add an image in the text

 

  • STEP 1: Click on ADD MEDIA in the upper left corner of the WordPress dashboard
  • STEP 2: Click on SELECT FILE
  • STEP 3: SELECT an image
  • STEP 4: Click on OPEN

 

 

The image will appear in a media menu. Now you need to get it ready for adding it to your post. Don’t worry if you forget to do this. You can always go back and edit it later.

 

Edit attachment details:


  • Title: I always type a page title
  • Alt-Text: Also here I type a page title
  • Alignment setting you will set according to the position of the image
  • Link to:
    NONE – the image is all by itself, not linked to anything
    CUSTOM URL – image is a link to some other source
    ATTACHMENT PAGE – if you want to get it ranked too
    MEDIA FILE

Attachment-detailsI use NONE and CUSTOM URLs most of the time. Don’t forget that if you link it to an ATTACHMENT PAGE, if you ever delete it, Google will process it as 404 for a while.

In my very first posts, I used to add too many imageries and after I deleted a lot of them I had them as ”not found” mistakes in my Google Webmaster tools.

It can be annoying when you see on your Live traffic tool that people have found them on Google. You might lose some visitors like that.

You can prevent that by making sure that you will delete them in a Google webmaster tool as well once when you delete them from the actual page.

However, don’t stress much about it (like I did), since there is a very simple solution for everything. In the first place, you can always ask the Wealthy Affiliate community for assistance.

  • Insert into post

 

 

Finishing touch


Now when you added your image into the post, you just need to make some adjustments, and you are all set.

  • Align the photo with your text
  • Adjust the size
  • Update your page

 

 

 

You are all set!

As I said, it is a very simple process, but at the same time, it can give you a hard time if you are a complete newbie like I was whenever I joined the Wealthy Affiliate. I kept this post as simple as I could.

 

I also created a short video training for you.

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Best-Online-Home-Business-logoI will be more than happy to hear what you think and to read about your online experience. Should you have any questions or concerns or you need my assistance please let me know in the comment section below.

Don’t forget to come back to get my reply to your comment!