Step-by-step instruction videos for WordPress

Congratulations on your new WordPress website.  These videos will give you a guided tour of the administration (or back-end) section of your website and will show you how to create new pages using posts & pages, as well as inserting & editing media.

We are constantly uploading new videos & updating the current information as updates to WordPress are released.  If we haven’t covered something you are trying to do on your site, please contact us at support@guydesigns.com.au so we can provide you with assistance.

These videos are not specific to any site. If you have specialised plugins for your website, we will create custom videos for you & send you a link to that recording.

 

Welcome Guide, useful websites, software & tips

This video covers;

 Guy Designs – Resource videos & support email address (support@guydesigns.com.au)

 Is It Down – How to check if there are server issues, maintenance updates – www.isitdown.com.au [time 1:42]

 Facebook & Twitter – Other ways we keep you up to date – www.facebook.com/guydesigns & www.twitter.com/guydesigns  [time 2:35]

 Website Support & maintenance requests [time 3:15]

 Software – Snipping tool – how to screen shot part of the screen, highlight & write/circle parts of the screenshot. [time 3:50]

 Full screenshot – using Windows [time 5:30]

 Skype – sharing your screen via video call [time 6:20]

 Software – Windows Photo Gallery – How to bulk re-size images & re-name images [time 7:20]

 Sharing links from specific pages on social media [time 12:08]

Watch welcome & tips Video

Visual Composer

Most websites that we develop uses some form of webpage builder.  Currently (as the www continues to change & improve) our favourite is Visual Composer due to it’s ease of use & it’s ability to integrate with most WordPress themes & plugins.  More importantly, our clients love it!

Have a look at this video to see it in action!

 

General introduction & posts

This video covers;

 Logging to the administration section of WordPress

 Switching between the live site & Administration section (grey bar)

 The Admin Menu

 Creating & editing a post

 WYSIWYG editor

 Formatting the text

 Adding an image to a post

 adding & removing a featured image

 Publishing Options, including delayed publishing

 Creating & using Categories

 SEO by Yoast – How to optimise your post for the search engines

 Saving & Viewing your post

Watch General Intro Video

Creating & updating pages

This video covers;

 When you use a page rather than a post

 Where to find pages in the Admin menu

 The summary list of all pages

 Quick edit & trash/restore, viewing the page as it would appear on the live site

 SEO summary

 how to confirm whether it is a page or post on the live site via the grey bar

 WYSIWYG editor

 uploading photos via the media library (including drop & drag) or from your PC, multiple image upload & alt text

 formatting a photo, re-sizing, alignment, boarders

 deleting an image

 previewing your page

Watch WordPress Pages Video

 Global Galleries plugin

This video covers;

 Creating a new gallery

 Adding, editing & deleting images

 Creating a collection of galleries

 Adding galleries, sliders & collections to pages & post

 Choosing the layout of a gallery

 Adding images from social media, ie. Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram

Watch WordPress Global Galleries Video