This time we’ve selected 4 video tutorials from WordPress.tv that demonstrate some of the advanced possibilities of the WordPress Admin interface. You can customize your WordPress Admin to better suit your particular needs, and learn about advanced features that can save you lots of time managing your blog.
1. An Introduction to the WordPress Dashboard
The WordPress Dashboard is often the first thing you see after successfully logging in to your Admin account. It contains useful information about WordPress and your site, a “quick-post” form, and is quite customizable.
Here is a selection of video tutorials from WordPress.tv for more advanced but common tasks you might encounter in managing your WordPress site.
1. How to add new categories or edit/delete existing ones
As your site grows, you may find you need more categories to organize your content and make sure important posts remain accessible for longer. You can also go back and edit existing categories, though you might want to avoid changing the “slug” on any older categories to ensure that your URLs don’t get altered.
WordPress is a very versatile CMS with lots of features, but it’s also very user friendly.
Most WordPress content is in the form of posts which are presented chronologically by default, and can be further organized into categories. A WordPress site can also have static pages which are like posts, but are not part of the timeline of posts.
Content management in WordPress consists mainly of adding and editing posts or pages. We’ve selected an introductory set of videos from WordPress.tv to get you through most of the essential aspects of posting content on your WordPress site.
The above video will give you a quick overview of the various buttons and what they do when you would like to publish a post on any wordpress site. The following info will go over my preferred method for posting. I prefer to use HTML rather than Visual (see the top right-hand section of this box). It is very helpful in general to know some basic rudimentary HTML code, but you don’t actually need to know any to use the HTML section rather than the visual. Using HTML will also help you have more control over what you are posting.
This tutorial is specific for my site www.HellaDelicious.com. We need to follow certain guidelines in order to keep the site looking uniform, sharp and spiffy. These are the steps I follow when creating a new post.