After weeks of waiting to promote your website to the world, days of partying for the launch of your website and sales skyrocketing, everything seems to be going swell. Now, the party is over and you need to make changes to your website. You realize that you have totally forgot all the training that Ready Artwork has provided you before the launch. Well have no fear, because Ready Artwork is here to help! At Ready Artwork, we train our clients on editing their websites. Using our newly launched website Nature’s Juice as an example, here are 7 common WordPress tools that you can use in case you forgot how to make edits on your website.
1. Adding Pages
Nature’s Juice is a business that offers healthy alternative food and beverages. Nature’s Juice promotes healthy eating and lifestyle. By adding pages to their website, they can more effectively reach out to their customers within the community they serve. To add or edit pages, log into the WordPress backend. On the left side of the navigation, click on “Post”. You can then add a new page or make edits through the tab.
2. Add Images
When adding images to your post or page, click on “Add Media”. A pop up gallery will appear for which you can browse/ upload or select/ drag-in the images from your computer. You can also set up a “Feature Image” which is a thumbnail for your website.
3. Insert/Edit Links
Inserting and editing links can be tough and confusing, but it’s actually really easy. When you want to add a link, highlight the text in your post and click on the link button that looks like a chain. A “pop-up” will then appear and in the URL box. Add the link that you want it to direct to. If you want to fill in a “Title”, you can add it into the tab. If you want your link to open a new window or tab when clicked, all you have to do is check the “Open link in a new window/tab’ box. After you are done, just click on “Add Link”.
4. Styling Fonts
Every website that Ready Artwork builds has a style font that was based on the mockup. WordPress is equipped with what is called a WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) editor, that allow you to change how the look of fonts such as making the header smaller or bigger, color theme, etc., you can simply highlight the text like the image below with the green arrow. After highlighting it, go to the “Heading” tab. Simply click on the tab and select how you want your font to look like.
5. Changing Header / Footer
Changing the header and footer on your website is as simple as pie. To change the header or footer, go to your “Appearance” tab located on the left navigation and click on the “Menu” tab. On the menu Page, add a page to the menu (see image below) and select the page that you want to appear on the header and/or footer. Click on “Add Menu” and the tab will show up on the header or footer. You can also drag the tabs so that they are sorted the way you want them to be.
6. Changing Slider Images
If you have purchased a designed Image Slider on your website, click the tab on the left of your backend called “Slider Images”. On the right of the page, you will see where you can upload your image slider as your featured image (if it is a responsive website) or on the post. If you want your banner to link to another page, insert the link to where the third image is below. If your image slider is on a post, all you need to do is use the insert/edit link button.
The most common question that our clients ask us is “why is my page not showing?” Chances are, this following issue could be the culprit, if so it will be an easy fix. In every post and page, there is a “Visibility” field that tells you if the post/page you are currently working on is Public, Draft or Private. To make the page visible, just select “Public” and click on “Update” and your page will appear.