WordPress from Scratch - 14: Editor Tips & Tricks  [draft]

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January 8, 2022 · 1 min · Jared York

WordPress from Scratch - 1: An Introduction

An Introduction If you looked at starting a blog or website, chances are you’ve heard of WordPress. While you may have heard of WordPress, you may not know what WordPress is, or why you might want to use it. In this tutorial series, I’m going to cover the very basics, all the way to expert level topics. With the upcoming release of WordPress 5.9 on January 25, I feel like now is a great time to write a deep dive....

January 8, 2022 · 2 min · Jared York

WordPress from Scratch - 2: Buying a Domain

Before you can start a website, WordPress or otherwise, you will need a domain. Perhaps you’re wondering why you need a domain name. A domain name allows other people around the world to access your website by an eas(ier) to use name. Think of a domain name kind of like an address you send mail to. Organizations that sell domains are known as domain registrars. I use Namecheap myself and have found them to be quite reliable....

January 8, 2022 · 1 min · Jared York

WordPress from Scratch - 3: Choosing a Hosting Provider

What Is a Website Hosting Provider? A website hosting provider is a dedicated company that serves your website. Hosting providers have the resources to ensure your website is available for your users, rather than, say, hosting your website from your home where any disruption in internet service will take down your website. Hosting Locally Alternatively, you can also host a website locally on your computer. What you would need is what’s known as a LAMP stack (a bundle of Apache, MySQL, PHP)....

January 8, 2022 · 3 min · Jared York

WordPress from Scratch - 4: Installing WordPress

Downloading WordPress One of the beautiful things about WordPress is that it’s free — in more than one way. Four Freedoms Before we continue, I want to touch on what’s known as the four freedoms that WordPress provides. Here they are: The 1st freedom: To run the program for any purpose. The 2nd freedom: To study how the program works and change it to make it do what you wish....

January 8, 2022 · 4 min · Jared York

WordPress from Scratch - 5: Tour of the Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard The WordPress dashboard is the place to manage everything pertaining to your website. It can only be accessed after logging in. Homepage The homepage is the first page that appears when you install WordPress and login to WordPress. Updates The Updates page is the place to go for updating WordPress core, theme, and any plugins you have. Posts The Posts page is the place to go for managing your posts....

January 8, 2022 · 4 min · Jared York

WordPress from Scratch - 6: Settings Overview

In this guide, I’m going to be covering the various general settings you can change for your WordPress website. Settings Here are the general settings in WordPress and a brief description of what they do. Site Title This is the title of your website, shown to search engines and shown in tab titles. Tagline This is the tagline of your website, shown to search engines and shown in tab titles....

January 8, 2022 · 2 min · Jared York

WordPress from Scratch - 7: Editor Overview

In this part of my WordPress from Scratch series, I will be going over how to use the WordPress editor. First, make sure you’re logged in and you’re on the Pages page. For this guide, we will be creating a page to practice with the editor. To create a new page, click the Add New button next to the Pages title. The first thing we will do is give the page a title....

January 8, 2022 · 6 min · Jared York

WordPress from Scratch - 8: Blocks

What Is a Block? You’ve heard me talk about blocks. Now it’s time to dig into them. Blocks are the bread and butter of the WordPress editing experience. But what is a block? A block is simply an element that can be added to a page or post. Text, images, columns, you name it, are all blocks. Block Themes Blocks make up everything on a WordPress website that uses a block theme....

January 8, 2022 · 9 min · Jared York

WordPress from Scratch - 9: Site Editor Overview

The WordPress Site Editor The WordPress site editor is quite similar, but also somewhat different than the editing experience for posts and pages. While the editing experience works the same — both use blocks — the site editor is for editing templates. I will cover templates in detail below. How to Start Editing Like many things you can do with WordPress, there are multiple ways to perform a task. There are a couple ways to open the site editor....

January 8, 2022 · 5 min · Jared York