Heidi’s training session:
How to build your own Site using the free WordPress hosting tools.
That was a mouthful wasn’t it! Please find below a series of helpful references for the new to WordPress type of human:
Intro to wordpress:
Over 80 percent of sites around the world are hosted in wordpress. Learning wordpress in a job is a valuable job skill and generally a good thing to have! If you go to http://www.wordpress.org you can have a look, a play and even yes .. setup your own wordpress site!
First up, make sure your passwords are sorted in a clear and easy to manage series of Spots! There are a lot of password managers out there. I use a free one that “does the job” and syncs to my local dropbox account so that I can look at my passwords via my mobile phone etc etc.
Now, I’m deliberately not noting down the admin URL or interface to the website itself. See what I did there? WordPress is an insecure environment and often hacked.
Now, we’re going to setup a little wordpress site for you all to start to play:
https://heidinerdism.home.blog is the site I setup in 15 minutes today. You are all going to do the same thing tonight!
WordPress setup follows via everyone logging in and creating a site via https://www.wordpress.com
Okay! Now that we’ve all saved our wordpress sites, and have our managed passwords here’s what you now know how to do:
- Add an image
- Create a post
- Add a file.
- Edit or delete an existing post.
- Well done team!
If we get time tonight we can go through together and now update the site you need updating.
- Gutenberg intro VS classic editor
- Log into existing site
- Pages VS posts and the differences.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org