WordPress Jumpstart...Ready, Set, Edit!
We know you're anxious to begin using your new customized WordPress website! But before you jump in, we'd like to share some important information with you. You'll also find some helpful links and resources below, so you might want to bookmark this page so you can refer to it easily in the future. Please note, these instructions are specific to Webeze clients and their unique WordPress installations.
Just What is WordPress?
To quote the WordPress site, "WordPress is a powerful personal publishing platform, and it comes with a great set of features designed to make your experience as a publisher on the Internet as easy, pleasant and appealing as possible. We are proud to offer you a freely distributed, standards-compliant, fast, light and free personal publishing platform, with sensible default settings and features, and an extremely customizable core."
With this powerful, open-source, platform at our hands, we are able to design custom websites that meet our client's unique needs and provide them complete autonomy (well almost!). This means clients can add new content (whether it be on a page or a blog posts) and even add brand new pages. With the power of Plugins & Widgets, we can further extend your site's capabilities to include:
- On-page SEO
- Easy to manage FAQ's
- Photo Galleries
- Unlimited Forms
- Automated Backups
- And so much more...
Let's Get Started
OK, so you've read enough about WordPress and what it can do for you and are ready to access your site. Let's to it right now:
- To login to your site, you will need to know your User ID and Password. We would have sent this to you by email OR you would have received notification from your site when the password was first set-up.
- Your login URL will be http://www.yourcompanyname.com/wp-login.php
- If you ever forget your password, just click on the "lost password" link and as long as you know the User ID or the email address used to create your account, you'll be able to create a new password. Don't forget to create a strong password so that someone can not guess it and access your website and due harm to it.
- I suggest that you get in the habit of having two windows open at one time when making edits to your site. So, have your WordPress CMS site open in one tab and your website in another. That way you can easily see the updates you make (there is a Preview option in WordPress which might be sufficient for you).
- WordPress is set-up to accommodate multi-users. What's great about this is if you and one of your team mates are logged in at the same time and are both trying to edit a page on your site, whichever user accessed the page last will see a warning message on top "this page is currently being edited by Admin."
- Another great feature (there are just too many to list) is page revisioning. Let's say you started ed ting a page and it just went wrong for whatever reason. 1] If you didn't Publish or Update your page, you can simply navigate away from the window (you'll be asked...are you sure?) and your page will be as before. However, if you've already committed the changes, you can scroll down the page and see past publishing dates. Just click the one you want to revert to and tell WordPress to reinstate. Pretty cool, huh!
There is so much information published on the Internet about WordPress, we'd be reinventing the wheel if we were to include it all on these pages. So, instead, we're providing some overview information with links to other websites or resources, since they've all ready done the hard work for us!
Please be sure you visit the following pages:
We hope you enjoy your new custom website and CMS by Webeze and WordPress!