NEW TO WORDPRESS?
Here are some tips.
THE DASHBOARD. The admin area of your website is known as the WordPress dashboard. Please note that all you need to manage your site is on the menu on the left.
PAGES VS POSTS. WordPress has two main kinds of content, Pages and Posts. Any items that show up on your main menu, including galleries, are Pages. Posts, by contrast, are your blogs posts.
WIDGETS. You add content to your blog’s sidebar by going to the Widgets page and dragging widgets to the sidebar. Some paid for themes (premium) also allows you drag widgets to your footer.
SETTINGS. You can change your site title, change how your site’s URLs appear, and change other important settings by clicking the settings tab on the left.
PLUGINS. There are thousands of free third-party plugins you can add to your WordPress site. These allow you to add contact forms, integrate Twitter feeds, improve your SEO, create forums, and do hundreds of other things that are not a core part of WordPress. You can see your current plugins by clicking Plugins. You can search the directory of plugins on the plugins page and click Install to quickly install any plugin you see there. Once installed, most plugins will add an extra menu item somewhere on the left where you can change the settings of the plugin.
BEFORE running updates (which you should ALWAYS install), especially main WORDPRESS updates, we strongly suggest that you make a backup of your pages/content. We recommend the use of BackWPup, a simple backup program that will allow recovery suing other 3rd party apps if the worst happens. Call us if you wish for us to set this up on your site 🙂
This may also be of some use:
Here are some of MY favourite plugins:
All in ONE WordPress Migration & Backup
Yoast (perfect for all the SEO stuff)
Justified Image Grid (JIG)