How To Use WordPress – A Beginners Guide

Have you recently invested in a new website which has been built in WordPress and don’t have a clue how to edit WordPress website content? Or, maybe you are thinking of having a new website and WordPress has been recommended to you. Either way, if you have no experience of how to use WordPress, then this tutorial will give you all the information you need.

What Is WordPress

WordPress is a web platform that you can use to create your own website or blog. Since its launch in 2003, WordPress has become one of the most popular web publishing platforms. Today it powers around 30% of the entire web – from hobby blogs to some of the biggest news sites online.

However, many people don’t realise that WordPress is much more just a blogging tool. It is actually a highly flexible content management system (CMS) that enables you to build and manage your own website using just your web browser.

One of the best reasons for using WordPress is that it is completely FREE, due to the fact that it is an Open Source project. This means that hundreds of volunteers from all around the world are constantly creating and improving the code for the WordPress software. There are also thousands of plugins, widgets and themes that enable you to build just about any type of website you can imagine.

If you want to find out more about WordPress, make sure you visit their site: wordpress.org. If you are considering having a WordPress website professionally built, do take a look at our affordable WordPress web design page.

How To Use WordPress – A Beginners Video Guide

You can sit here and read paragraph after paragraph on how to use WordPress, but the best way to learn what the system can do is by seeing it in action. So, I have recorded a full tutorial below that takes you through every aspect of the WordPress system, covering all of the default features:

How To Edit WordPress Website Content

The above video tutorial covers all of the following aspects of the WordPress admin, when wondering how to edit WordPress website content:

What Is WordPress

Learn the basics of what WordPress is and the benefits of using it, compared to other content management systems or traditional HTML and PHP websites.

Dashboard

Learn about the main dashboard screen that will greet you, the moment you log in and how you can edit this to make it your own.

Posts & Pages

Find out how to add your own pages and blog posts without any coding knowledge, as well as edit posts that already exist. I will show you how to add your own text and upload images with ease, as well as break down the benefits of featured images.

Media Library

Learn how to use the media library to upload and store images on your site. You can also make edits to your images without leaving the library.

Comments

Find out where comments are stored, when someone leaves you a message on one of your blog posts. I will show you how to view, edit, accept and decline comments and how to deal with comment spam.

Appearance

I will take you through all the WordPress settings that enable you to change the layout and style of your website, including getting your head around the WordPress customiser.

Themes & Plugins

Learn how to install additional plugins yourself, as well as how to run updates on third-party plugins already installed on your website.

Users

If you ever need to give someone else access to your website; for example, if you have someone writing and uploading blogs on your behalf, I will show you how to create them their own user account, as well as remove users that no longer need access.

Tools & Settings

Finally, I will go through the main settings of the WordPress system itself, including how to ensure your site is crawlable to search engines.

Learn More About How To Use WordPress

I hope this video tutorial has been useful, but do remember to check out our other WordPress training video as well via our YouTube channel. Take your WordPress knowledge further and learn aspects such as how to use Yoast SEO in WordPress or how to add Google Analytics to WordPress.

I look forward to receiving any questions in the comments below.

Michael Hutton

Michael is a successful entrepreneur with a strong background in all areas of web development, online marketing, graphic design and IT. As the current owner of Improve Position, as well as a small range of other related businesses, Michael's enthusiasm shines through with his passion to help others understand and succeed in the world of online business marketing.

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