Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Create Categories

Categories are a great way to organize content on your site. When you create new posts, you can provide a clear way for your site’s visitors to access specific content by using categories. Think of categories as large organizational topics or subject headers for organizing information. For example, when you go to the Help Page on this site, you can see all of the posts that are categorized as Help. To create new categories, go to Dashboard > Posts > Categories. On the left-hand side of the Categories page, you will see an option to Add New Category and a […]

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Create a Menu

Menus in WordPress are an easy way to help people navigate your site. Always remember to click Save Menu after you make changes to your menu! Creating and Updating a Menu To create a menu go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus. In the Menu Name box, give your new menu a name (ex., Main Menu) and then click Create Menu. Now you can add elements to your menu. On the left side of the screen, you’ll see options to add Pages, Posts, Custom Links, Categories, and Format. If you click on the arrow on the right side of Pages, […]

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Site Visibility and Privacy

There are several privacy settings on WordPress that let you decide who has access to your site. You can update these at any point. To do so, go to Dashboard > Settings > Reading and scroll down to Site Visibility. The options are as follows [with explanations of each option included in square brackets]: Allow search engines to index this site [your site is public and will likely show up in a Google search, or similar] Discourage search engines from indexing this site [your site is public, but will likely not show up in a search] Visible only to registered […]

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