Getting started docs

Welcome to the starter’s guide! The following tutorials aim to get you started with the right settings for your specific needs. docs - Getting startedGetting started with an website is easy. Changing it according to your liking, is not much more difficult. Yet as with everything, it is only easy, when you know how to do it.Depending on how familiar you are with WordPress, you can walk through quickly here below, or click on the ‘in great detail’ buttons or on the titles for step by step tutorials.

If something, anything would happen to be unclear, please, do not hesitate to request clarification in the question corner. Thank you!

registration & login

  • Hover over the paw print icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
  • Choose one of the available networks
  • and follow the instructions on the screen.

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edit your profile

  • In the backyard you find 3 links to your profile. It is hard to miss.
  • Make sure your email address is correct.
  • Other fields can be used by your theme, f.ex. bibliographical info and avatar in an “about the author” section.

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create new site

  • Find the button or link to ‘create a new site’ on the dashboard, or via “my sites” in the toolbar.
  • Fill in the required fields in the form and confirm.
  • You can find your site in the “my sites” menu.
  • It may take up to 15 minutes before your site becomes available.

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Tutorial: Craft amazing WordPress websites in minutes

meet the toolbar

  • The WordPress Toolbar is a horizontal menu, used to navigate quickly between the front end and the back end, and between sites.
  • With quick links to edit the current page and to add something new, the toolbar is most useful to authors.
  • On the frontend, you can find the short URL for the current page. However, the implementation is not flawless yet: when changing a URL, the short URL does not get updated. Also, the URL stats are not yet available.

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choose a theme

  • In your site’s backyard, click on “appearance” in the left side menu to find the themes.
  • You can preview themes, but you will get a better impression looking at the theme documentation.
  • When you activate a new theme, the old one gets deactivated automatically.
  • You can request new themes in the question corner.
  • Look into the theme documentation to find the right settings.

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change site settings

  • Most site settings can be found in the “settings” menu in the left side menu.
  • The first six, from general to permalinks, are WordPress defaults.
  • The other are plugin settings.
  • Under appearance you can find widgets, menus and most likely your theme settings.

choose plugins

  • Make sure to know your theme’s features before you add plugins.
  • Activate only the plugins that you really need. The more code needs to load, the slower a site becomes.
  • Deactivate plugins that you no longer use, or only once in a while.

[to be continued]