One thing I try to do on the blog here is to answer questions that lots of new people ask me on eProfits. My thinking is that if members are asking these questions, many beginner’s have them.
One thing people have an issue with is the WordPress editor, it is completely new to some people, so it can be pretty overwhelming. Considering that almost all of your content will be created using the WordPress editor, I though looking at a couple key features might be a good idea:
- A – This bar across the top is how you insert pictures and other types of media into your posts.
- B – These are your classic style options. These three buttons control basic functions like bold, italics and
- C – These are the hyperlink and break link buttons. The one on the left that looks like a chain link is to add links to your written text. You can type in a term (say a website name), highlight it with your mouse and then click that link button to make your highlighter phrase a clickable link. Conversely, you can remove links by using the break link button on the right.
- D – This is the Read More button. Most WordPress themes will be set up so that your entire blog post shows up on the front page. If you would rather have only an excerpt show up (a preview), you can click the Read More button anywhere in your post, and only the content above the Read More line will show up on your homepage. People will have to visit the actual post to read it by clicking the psot title, or a Read More link on your front page.
- E – The Visual and HTML Editor Tabs. These tabs are super important. When using the visual tab you will see your post, as it will look on your site. You will see the fonts used, the styles, pictures, etc… that your readers will see. The HTML tab shows the code that makes it all possible. In general, beginners will want to stick to the Visual editor. The only reason to use the HTML tab is if you are very comfortable using HTML coding OR you have to enter some HTML code to embed a link or video.
There are other buttons, but these are the ones people most ask about. If you are brand new to WordPress, just knowing the above features is a huge step up. Good luck with your sites!