WordPress Tutorials for Beginners and Intermediate Users

We have provided multiple WordPress tutorials for you to get step by step instructions on how to do common things in WordPress.  Refer back to this page often as we will have WordPress Tutoring content updated weekly.
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WordPress User Roles

Just like a successful business requires a team to manage and maintain it, a website will require the same thing. Each role within the company has different positions, responsibilities, and permissions. Each person is given their role based off of their skill set, ...

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Adding Testimonials in Gutenberg

Testimonial Blocks allow you to post your website’s visitors/customers reviews. Posting reviews from clients can give a sense of honesty and trustworthiness to other potential customers that see them. You can add a testimonial box to your page with testimonial text, a...

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Adding paragraph text in Gutenberg

Gutenberg introduces a great way for you to add paragraph text.  You can use blocks to better separate and organize your content.  Also using blocks, you can easily move content around. 1. Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand...

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Adding pull quotes in Gutenberg

Pull Quotes are an important feature in many online publishing platforms.  In the new Gutenberg editor for WordPress, this is made really simple and intuitive.  The look of the pull quote on the front of your site is still determined by your particular theme setup,...

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Adding an Image in Gutenberg

There are three ways to add images with Guttenberg: as an individual image, cover image, or an image gallery.Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor).Select Blocks. Then scroll to Common Blocks....

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Adding a Video in Gutenberg Editor

Adding a video in Gutenberg Step 1 - There are two types of videos you can add in Gutenberg: uploaded video file and embedded video. Step 2- To add a video as a file upload, hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within...

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WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg – What is it? How to Prepare

If you’re a Wordpress developer, designer or owner of a Wordpress site, you’ve most likely heard about the upcoming Wordpress 5.0 update and the big changes it can bring. This update brought up questions such as: “What makes this update different from the others? How...

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What is WordPress

What is Wordpress? Many people who are looking to create their first blog or business website hear about WordPress at some point or another. What is WordPress? Wordpress is a popular online, open source website tool for creating and managing websites. The tool is used...

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How to use the New Image Widget

The New Image Widget enables WordPress users to quickly and easily add images to particular widget areas in their website theme. Using the New Image Widget makes it easier to enhance the visual appeal of your websites. For example, you can now tailor content focused...

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How to use the WP Video Widget

The Video Widget is finally here WordPress is continually improving the application with items that users are asking for.  One of the latest improvements that have popped up in WordPress 4.8 is a new video widget.  This widget has been highly anticipated, and we'll...

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How To Export WordPress Posts and Pages

Exporting WordPress post and pages is very good for moving all of your page and post content to a new site or even just for backing up your material in case of any accidents. After exporting, WordPress will save all your content to an xml file that can be imported to...

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Setting a Featured Image in WordPress

Setting a Featured Image Most WordPress Themes allow you to set a Featured image for pages and posts.  Sometimes they'll be called a Post/Page Thumbnail, and essentially it is a image that explains or adds information for a post or page. Step 1 - Go to Post or Page...

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WordPress User Activity Log Plugins

Guide to WordPress User Activity Log Plugins WordPress user activity log plugins are designed to help website content managers track the activity of users on the site. Using these plugins, you will get a log or instant notifications whenever any user does something on...

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Do you have a WordPress Disaster Plan in Place?

A WordPress Disaster Plan is Extremely Important Every now and again we get a frantic email from a WordPress user who needs help with getting their site restored from a hack, or another major issue.  The conversations after that go something like this - Us:  We're...

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Free WordPress Tutorial for Beginners Just Launched

Learn WordPress the Easy Way We've just launched a Free WordPress Tutorial for Beginners that shows WP "newbies" how WordPress works.  We've made an online tutorial showing how to login to WordPress and perform basic actions in WP.  We also have over 40 free WordPress...

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WordPress Updates Tutorial

This past week saw 50,000+ WordPress sites hacked.  Why?  Lack of Updates. Let's find out how to update our sites. The WordPress Updates screen There are 3 areas in WordPress that need to be updated on a regular basis: How do I know when I need to update WordPress?...

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50 Essential WordPress Plugins

WORDPRESS SECURITY   The Sucuri Security plugin is  for security monitoring & malware detection. The SiteGurad WP Plugin is for protecting the management page and login.   3. iThemes Security is easy to use and  offers 30+ ways to Protect WordPress. 4.Anti-Malware...

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How to add social media icons to your WordPress site

Socal Media is by far one of the best ways to get the word out about your great content or busiess news.  Let's make it easy for others to promote your mssage by adding social media to your site via the "Add to Any" plugin. STEP 1 The first step is to open Dashboard ‹...

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How To Add Tags in WordPress

STEP 1 Depending on your theme that you are using Tags can be displayed at the top or bottom of the post On your Left side bar menu you will see posts and under it you will see Tags STEP 2 Adding information for Tag After clicking on Tags you will be able to enter the...

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Using post revisions

Using post revisions is very useful feature of WordPress. It allows the author to view the revisions of the blog posts and restore to any of the version of the post. Let's see how to use it: Using post revisions STEP 1 : Go to the post editor of your blog post. And...

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How to reply to a comment

We can reply to a comment on our WordPress site easily. Follow the steps below to reply to a comment: How to reply to a comment STEP 1 : Go to the post where you want to reply to a comment. STEP 2 : Click Reply and put your reply in the text area. STEP 3 : Now add...

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Creating a Video Gallery in WordPress

Video Gallery can be created by different plugins in WordPress. We'll use a plugin "Video Gallery" to do that. See our another tutorial "Installing a WordPress Plugin" to get the instructions of installing a plugin. Follow the steps below after installing the plugin....

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The Absolute Easiest Way to Make a Child Theme

You need to make a Child Theme If you are going to do any type of coding change on your WordPress website, you're going to need a child theme. There are a couple of reasons to use a child theme, but the most important one is so that when you update your theme,(which...

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How to keep google from indexing your site

When you're in the process of building your amazing WordPress site, you definitely don't want to have google and other search engines indexing it and displaying your partially completed work.  This is how to keep that from happening. STEP 1 The first step is to open...

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How to change the number of blog posts on your blog page

There may be times when you want to edit the number of blog posts that are showing on your page.  The "look" of your site may require more or less blog posts.  There is an easy way to change that value in WordPress.  By Default WordPress shows 10 posts per page. STEP...

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Updating a WordPress Plugin

Updating a WordPress Plugin As you grow your WordPress site, you'll begin to notice that at least once weekly, you'll need to update your plugins, (actually more frequently for many sites.)  Here's how to do it. Step 1:  Open your site's dashboard in your favorite...

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WordPress Site Documentation Service

Does your WP Site have alot of custom areas that you don't understand?  Did your developer just give you a site with no manual or anything to get you started?  We will create a Custom WordPress Training Manual For your site as a PDF that you'll be able to use for...

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Change the Post Author in WordPress

Sometimes you might have to change the author of a post because of personnel changes, or a site migration.  Here is how you can Change the Post Author in WordPress from the "All Posts" screen. Step 1:   Go to "All Posts" in your WordPress Dashboard. Step 2:  Check the...

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Creating a gallery in WordPress

We can create gallery in WordPress very easily. Let's do it by following the instructions below: Creating a gallery in WordPress STEP 1 : To create a gallery, open the page or post editor of your website and click on Add Media STEP 2 : Click Create Gallery and select...

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Removing the wordpress admin user account

Sometimes we need to remove users from our WordPress website. It's very easy. Follow the steps below to do that: Removing the wordpress admin user account STEP 1 : To delete an user, go to Users > All Users menu in the WordPress Dashboard. STEP 2 : In that page you'll...

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How to install a free theme

There are lots of free themes in wordpress.org website. We can easily install the themes and activate by following the steps below: How to install a free theme STEP 1 : Login to your WordPress Dashboard and go to Appearance > Themes. STEP 2 : Click Add New Theme. STEP...

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Import and Export WordPress Data

WordPress is a strong blogging CMS with lots of useful features. Import-Export option is one of them. We can easily export the blogs, pages, media files etc. from one site to another. Follow the steps below to do this. Import and Export WordPress Data Export WordPress...

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Changing your WordPress Themes

Changing your Wordpress Themes Clicking on the Dashboard >> Appearance menu option will default you at the Themes screen.                 To preview of your site in another theme (that isn’t currently active), you can click the Live Preview button associated with the...

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WordPress Dashboard

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS in the modern web world. About 26% of websites are build with this CMS. If you want to learn how the back-end of this CMS works, this tutorial is for you! In this Tutorial we'll learn about different features, options etc.....

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Setting the Date Format in WordPress

There are different types of date format which we can use in our WordPress site. The steps are given below: Setting the Date Format in WordPress STEP 1 : To set up the date format, go to Settings > General menu in the WordPress Dashboard. STEP 2 : You'll see Date...

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Setting WordPress Starting day of the Week

The starting day of the week is not the same in all countries. So we need to change that to match our local system. Follow the steps bellow to set up the starting day of your site: Setting WordPress Starting day of the Week STEP 1 : To set up the starting day, go to...

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Setting the Timezone in WordPress

We can set up our timezone in WordPress which helps us to show the correct time in the blog posts. Follow the instructions to do that: Setting the Timezone in WordPress STEP 1 : To set up the timezone, go to Settings > General menu in the WordPress Dashboard. STEP 2 :...

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Updating WordPress site tagline

Your site tagline is an important for part of site identity and seo. Follow the instructions to update or edit the site tagline: Updating WordPress site tagline STEP 1 : To update the site title, go to Settings > General menu in the WordPress Dashboard. STEP 2 :...

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Setting the WordPress Admin email address

WordPress admin email the place where all the site status or notifications are sent. We can easily set up the admin email by following the steps below: Setting the WordPress Admin email address STEP 1 : To update the site title, go to Settings > General menu in the...

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Setting the Default WordPress Language

The WordPress website dashboard language not the same in all countries. So we can change the default English Language to our own language by following the steps below: Setting the Default WordPress Language STEP 1 : To set up the default language, go to Settings >...

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Set the Default Post Category in WordPress

Setting the default post category is a handy feature in WordPress. This will keep you from having everything under "uncategorized" in your posts.  Follow the steps below to do that: Set the Default Post Category in WordPress You will need to create a category in...

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Set the Default Post Format in WordPress

There are different types of post formats in WordPress. We can set the default post format by following the steps below: Set the Default Post Format in WordPress STEP 1 : To set the default post category, go to Settings > Writing menu in the WordPress Dashboard. STEP...

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Setting the Front Page of Your WordPress Site

Most WordPress sites implement a front page(home page). We can set the front page of a WordPress website by following the instructions below: Setting the Front Page of Your WordPress Site STEP 1 : To set the front page, go to Settings > Reading menu in the WordPress...

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Setting the Post page of your WordPress Site

Your blog page is a key component for your site visitors. We can determine the blog page by following the instructions below: Setting the Post page of your WordPress Site STEP 1 : To set the blog page, go to Settings > Reading menu in the WordPress Dashboard. STEP 2 :...

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Setting the number of blog posts per page in WordPress

Showing all blog posts in one page doesn't look good always. We can limit the number of blog posts for per page by following the steps below: Setting the number of blog posts per page in WordPress STEP 1 : To set the blog post number, go to Settings > Reading menu in...

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Updating Your WordPress Site Title

Site title is very important for SEO of a website. We can edit or update the site title by following the steps below: Updating Your WordPress Site Title STEP 1 : To update the site title, go to Settings > General menu in the WordPress Dashboard. STEP 2 : You'll see...

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Adding a Widget to a Sidebar

We can show content in the sidebar by adding widgets. Follow the steps below to add a widget to a sidebar: Adding a Widget to a Sidebar STEP 1 : Go to Appearance > Widgets page. STEP 2 : Drag and drop your desired widgets to the sidebar area. You can add Search,...

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What are WordPress Sidebars

What are WordPress Sidebars Sidebars in WordPress are referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes and plugins to display information. There are different kinds of sidebars like: Vertical sidebar, Horizontal sidebar etc.. The usage of sidebars varies and...

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