Logging In While your site is brand-new, and before your site is visible to the public, you’ll access both the front end (the part that visitors will eventually be able to see ) and the back end (your admin area, where you control your site’s content, appearance, and behavior) through a temporary URL, which will look […]
As you begin to shape your site’s content and organization, you’ll mostly be working with ‘Pages’, ‘Posts’, ‘Testimonials’, and ‘Events’. All these options appear in the far left-hand column when you’re logged in to your admin area.
Each visual theme has specific places in the layout where navigation menus can appear. We switched on your site with a sample menu set in the primary placeholder for your selected template.
‘Widgets’ are the WordPress for little specialized packets of code that grab a certain type of content – testimonials, maybe, or a tag cloud, or a list of recent posts – from your site’s database, massage that content in some way, and then present it on-screen inside a supplemental content area built into your site’s […]
Once you start really getting your site’s content under control and presenting clearly, you may want to take a second look at the visual template you selected when you signed up. Heck, you may just decide a few months down the line that you want to freshen things up with a whole new look. Luckily, […]
Here are the necessary steps to changing the background image of your site: 1. Copy the following code snippet and paste it into a sticky note or plaintext editor window to hold it for a moment:
We’ve installed a simple contact form here, using the FS Contact Form plugin. To show you how simple it can be to add a contact form to your own site, we dropped this form in with no additional tweaking — this is the way the form shows up right out of the box.
Today we’ll show you how to easily add a list of links to one of your widget areas. The process is really simple; you just have to know where to look.
This next technique is simple, builds on a concept we stepped through in our previous article “Build a List of Links“, and involves possibly your first experience with a common under-the-hood convention in WordPress called a ‘shortcode’. In our previous How-to article we explained how to build and display a list of links as a […]
One cool little plugin which some of you may enjoy gives you control of when a widget displays on your site. It’s more fine control than many users want, but if for instance you want an events listing on your home page only, it’s right up your alley. It’s called Widget Logic, and it adds […]