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 WP Tutoring content updated weekly.
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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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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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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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WordPress Tutor – 5 Reasons You Need One

WordPress Tutor – 5 Reasons You Need One

A good Wordpress Tutor can show you a couple of techniques that will help you with posts, pages, and general upkeep of your site. They can also offer best practices to use when making a wordpress site. If you’ve ever attempted to learn something that is really complex and had someone say,”That’s easy just do …” and you got an “aha” moment, then you’ll probably have that same moment with a wordpress tutor. Those couple of minutes of tutoring can possibly save you hours of frustration.

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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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OVER 13 Places to get Gutenberg Blocks for WordPress 5.0

OVER 13 Places to get Gutenberg Blocks for WordPress 5.0

Gutenberg Blocks for WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg is here and many people have started using it for their online editing experience.  Out of the box, there are alot of great blocks build into Gutenberg, but there are bound to be some times where you're looking for a...

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Adding a Code Listing to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding a Code Listing 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 allows you...

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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 Widget  Step 2 -...

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Adding a Page Break in Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding a Page Break in Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding a Page Break in the Gutenberg Editor can be a great way to break up long content. Step 1 - In the block selector under the Layout Category choose Page Break Step 2 - You'll now have a line that you can use to separate your content into a multi-page experience. ...

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Adding Preformatted Text to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding Preformatted Text to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

A preformatted block allows you to add text that respects your spacing and tabs, and also allows particular styling. Step 1-  Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor). Scroll to Formatting....

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Adding Latest Comments to Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

Adding Latest Comments to Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

A latest comments block allows you to display a list of your most recent blog post comments.  This is essentiall the Recent Comments Widget available to you in a block that can be added anywhere in the content of your post. Step 1- Hover your mouse over the Add...

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Adding a Media & Text Block in Gutenberg

Adding a Media & Text Block in Gutenberg

AKA - placing text beside an image in WordPress 5.0 This is the block that we've all been waiting for!  For anyone who has been using the Gutenberg editor, placing text beside an image or video was extremely frustrating and difficult. In fact there was a...

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Using the Classic Block in Gutenberg

Using the Classic Block in Gutenberg

The classic block allows you to use the familiar classic WordPress editor within a Gutenberg block.  If you convert a post from the Classic Editor,( pre WordPress 5.0), to Gutenberg, your whole post will show up in one Classic Block.  This block allows multiple...

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Adding a Category Block in Gutenberg

Adding a Category Block in Gutenberg

A categories block allows you to display a list of all of your post categories. Think of this as a block version of the popular category widget. Step 1- Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor)....

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Adding a Cover Block in Gutenberg

Adding a Cover Block in Gutenberg

A cover block is a great option to use as a header for your content. You can add an image or video with a text overlay. Step 1- Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor). Scroll to...

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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 paragraph block...

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WordPress User Roles

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 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 upper left...

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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. Step 1 Hover 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...

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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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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 open...

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

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

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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