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How to use the Paragraph Block in WordPress

How to use the Paragraph Block in WordPress

Table of ContentsHow do I add the Paragraph Block to my WordPress Post or Page?Just Click EnterClick the black '+' icon Click the blue block selector iconWhat settings does the paragraph block have? Can you create a report or blog without any paragraphs? Your...

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HOW TO ADD CATEGORIES IN WORDPRESS

HOW TO ADD CATEGORIES IN WORDPRESS

Adding Categories in WordPress helps you group posts together and it also helps people find your content. It is the cornerstone of good content organization.  WordPress Tutorial Video - How to Add Categories in WordPress https://youtu.be/lFhBqpoHJZo Step 1 - Create...

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How to Schedule a Post or Page in WordPress

How to Schedule a Post or Page in WordPress

Table of ContentsWordPress Tutorial - Schedule a Post or Page in WordPressStep by Step Instructions on how to schedule a post or page in WordPressImportant Note about Scheduling: Scheduling Posts or Pages in WordPress can come in handy. Essentially, if you are someone...

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Password Protect WordPress Page or Posts

Password Protect WordPress Page or Posts

The process to password protect WordPress pages or posts is relatively easy.  When you typically publish a WordPress page or post  it is automatically visible to the public. However, here are a couple of scenarios where it may come in handy: A client or...

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Installing a WordPress Plugin

Installing a WordPress Plugin

Plugins are very important to add additional features to your WordPress website. Follow the instructions below to install a plugin: Tutorial on Managing WordPress Plugins This tutorial demonstrates how to add, update, and delete plugins 1. Click Plugins  2. Click...

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Adding a Video in Gutenberg Editor

Adding a Video in Gutenberg Editor

Adding a video in Gutenberg https://youtu.be/PWO_y21-nP4 Tutorial Video on How to Add YouTube and Vimeo Videos in WordPress 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,...

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The Spacer Block in Gutenberg

The Spacer Block in Gutenberg

Step 1First go to the page where you would like to add the spacer. Click on the plus sign icon in the upper left-hand corner. From there, select the Layout Elements from the drop-down menu. Click on Spacer.Step 2 A white space will appear within your page. Adjust...

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Creating a new page in WordPress

Creating a new page in WordPress

Step 1To get started adding a new page to your WordPress site, find the Pages menu in the WordPress Dashboard Navigation menu. Click Add new.Step 2Add the title of the page, like About. Note: If you have pretty permalinks set up, the title of your page will also be...

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How to add a Gallery in Gutenberg- WordPress

How to add a Gallery in Gutenberg- WordPress

In this video you'll learn how to add a gallery in Gutenberg. Adding a gallery is much easier than you might think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Y3xLacEs4 .   The Gallery block in the WordPress Gutenberg editor is an essential tool for displaying multiple...

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Setting the Timezone in WordPress

Setting the Timezone in WordPress

Step 1To set up the timezone, go to Settings > General menu in the WordPress Dashboard.Step 2You'll see Time zone dropdown where you can select your preferred time zone.Additionally, you can choose a major city within your time zone.You can also set up the date...

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Deleting comments in WordPress

Deleting comments in WordPress

We don't want to show unnecessary comments on our blog posts. In order to delete comments, follow the steps below: Interactive Tutorial on Managing Comments, (includes deleting comments - sound enabled) 1. In order to manage comments, you must first click comments...

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The WordPress Block Editor – Is it Time to Switch?

The WordPress Block Editor – Is it Time to Switch?

The WordPress Block Editor love it or hate it In December of 2018, the new editing experience for WordPress, was introduced. It instantly caused polarization in the WordPress community because it was replacing a tried and true Microsoft Office inspired editor named...

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Creating a new post

Creating a new post

The whole purpose of having an amazing WordPress site is to be able to create content. Here is the process of creating a new post in WP. Step 1Click the Posts menu in the WordPress Dashboard Navigation menu. Click Add New link from the Posts menu in the left-hand side...

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How to Add a Separator Block in WordPress

How to Add a Separator Block in WordPress

Step 1Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor). Scroll to Layout Elements. Select Seperator Block.Step 2The Separator block will appear. You’ll see a short line. On the right, you will see a...

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Adding Testimonials in Gutenberg

Adding Testimonials in Gutenberg

Step 1First select the page where you want your testimonials to appear. Click on the plus sign icon in the upper left hand corner. From there, select the Atomic Icons from the drop down menu. Click on AB Testimonial.Step 2Enter the text you would like to use. Select...

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Adding a Button in Gutenberg

Adding a Button in Gutenberg

https://youtu.be/90w6UjpvYso Step 1Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor).Step 2 Select Blocks. Then scroll to Layout Elements. Under that section you will see Button. Select Button.Hint: You...

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Using the More Block in Gutenberg

Using the More Block in Gutenberg

The "more" block is used when you want to include a short introduction of piece of content on a page or post. It will help create separation from the rest of your content. Step 1Step 1 First go to the page where you would like to add the more block. Click on the plus...

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Using the Separator Block in Gutenberg

Using the Separator Block in Gutenberg

The Separator block is used when you want to create a break of ideas or sections with a horizontal separator. Step 1First go to the page where you would like to add the separator. Click on the plus sign icon in the upper left hand corner. From there, select the Layout...

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How to use Gutenberg Products Block

How to use Gutenberg Products Block

If you have an woocommerce website, you may want to allow customers a preview of products you’re selling. A products block would be ideal for you to use. The products block is similar to the products short code. The Products block allows you to  insert any...

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Adding an audio file in Gutenberg

Adding an audio file in Gutenberg

https://youtu.be/Bd47W9lqal0 View the above video to see how to add an audio file in WordPress Step 1Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor).Step 2Select Blocks. Then scroll to Common Blocks....

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Adding a table in Gutenberg

Adding a table in Gutenberg

Step 1Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor).Step 2Select Blocks. Then scroll to Format. Under that section you will see Table. Select Table.Hint: You can also type “table” in the search bar...

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Adding a Verse in Gutenberg

Adding a Verse in Gutenberg

Step 1Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upperleft hand corner within the Gutenberg editor).Step 2Select Blocks. Then scroll to Formatting. Under that section you will see Verse. Select Verse.Hint: You can also type “verse” in the search...

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Moving a Block in Gutenberg

Moving a Block in Gutenberg

Step 1First hover your cursor over the block you would like to move. When you hover a block, you will see arrows on the left side of the block. The arrows will allow you to adjust your blocks (clicking the up arrow will move it up by one space, click the down arrow...

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Getting an Article’s Word Count in Gutenberg

Getting an Article’s Word Count in Gutenberg

Step 1Hover your mouse over the information icon(the circle with an “i” inside of it.). When you click on it, you will get information about your page (headings used, word count, paragraphs, etc.)  This is a really handy tool as you're creating your amazing...

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Adding a file in Gutenberg

Adding a file in Gutenberg

Step 1Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor).Step 2Select Blocks. Then scroll to Common Blocks. Under that section you will see File. Select File.Hint: You can also type “file” in the search...

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Using the Sharing Icons Block in Gutenberg

Using the Sharing Icons Block in Gutenberg

Step 1From the Dashboard to to Plugins > Install new and search for the Atomic Blocks Plugin Step 2First go to the page where you would like to post your social media share icons. Click on the plus sign icon in the upper left hand corner. From there, select the...

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Using the Author Block in Gutenberg

Using the Author Block in Gutenberg

The Author Profile block lets you add a user profile box to your page with an avatar, name, title, profile text and social media links. The block also comes with several settings to help you customize it in many ways.  This particular block is from...

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WordPress 5.5 – The best edition yet.

WordPress 5.5 – The best edition yet.

WordPress 5.5 is rolling out a new update on August 11, 2020. The core software is still in development but you can take a look and test it out via the beta test version. If you plan on testing it out, it’s best practice to perform a backup of your website before...

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Privacy Policy Tool in WordPress

Privacy Policy Tool in WordPress

To protect yourself, your business, and the data of your website’s visitors it’s highly recommended to place a privacy policy on your website. The Privacy Policy Tool in WordPress will help you and your website visitors understand all the ways your website collects...

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How to use WordPress Health Check

How to use WordPress Health Check

Ever encountered a Wordpress issue and have no idea on how to start? Wish you could pinpoint where the exact issue is without having to spend hours investigating? A broken Wordpress site can be scary and it can be even more stressful if you don’t even know where to...

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Adding a Code Block to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding a Code Block to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

There may be some times when you want to show some computer code to your readers.  In the past that may have been hit or miss because the code may have executable instructions in it that would make the formatting inconsistent.  The Code Block in Gutenberg...

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Adding the Archive Widget to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding the Archive Widget to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

The archive block places a listing of the archived posts on your site.   Step 1- Choose the archive block by either typing into the search bar or scrolling down to the "widgets" category in the block selector. Choose the Archive B``lock underneath the...

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Gutenberg – Adding an Image to the paragraph block

Gutenberg – Adding an Image to the paragraph block

Thanks to Jeff Chandler of WP Tavern for this solution.  Adding an image to the paragraph block can be extremely frustrating because it is not a straightforward process.  Follow the steps below to pull it off. Step 1 - Write Your paragraph(s) using the...

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Adding paragraph text in Gutenberg

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. Step 1 Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the...

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Adding pull quotes in Gutenberg

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

Adding an Image in Gutenberg

There are three ways to add images with Gutenberg: as an individual image, cover image, or an image gallery. 1. The first step is to click on Gutenberg 2. Click Add block (Plus Sign) 3. Click Image 4. Here you can upload a new image or add an image that has already...

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WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg – What is it?  How to Prepare

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

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

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

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

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 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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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Updating a WordPress Plugin

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

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

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

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

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...

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