QuickStart Word Press for THEA 228

These are your notes from our Word Press training session on the first day of class. It is mostly a visual reminder of where things are, or how to get to specific actions.  Don’t forget that the built in Help button (top, far right) is contextually sensitive to the page/section you are on — it’s great!

Use the Dashboard button in the WordPress toolbar to get to the Dasboard.
You can also use the Add New button to quickly jump to adding a new post or uploading an image without having to go through the Dashboard.

The dashboard allows you to add new posts or media and also edit existing posts or drafts. It is your control center!

The red arrows show the Dashboard links to “Posts” and “Media”.




Every post needs a category assigned!

Use the Categories window (midway, right) to select an appropriate category. You can change it later if need be by Editing your post (or using the Quick Edit link.)




A handy trick is to use the date of a post to re-arrange its place in the blog. You can set a date to publish, or change the date of a published post by clicking the Edit button Next to the date in the publish window ( top, right).



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