Write, Edit and Publish Content WordPress

Working with WordPress pages or posts.

How to Write, Add a New Posts and use posts Features

Writing a post or adding content in a WordPress Website can be as easy or as hard as you make it. Their is way around the large learning curve it involves, having said that you have to be prepared to learn and learn from mistakes, many website owners are sick of relying on website designers to upload their content, make small grammatical alterations, spellings corrections and of course dated content with maybe years old, with speed regulations change, that’s not good enough to base your business on.

This would usually involve a phone call or email to the designer, a wait and they they might or might not agree to the changes proposed changes, after this the website owner usually puts up with the changes. Trying to avoiding conflict with the webmaster.

 

Then, they hear about this great software that allows them to login to the back-end and make the changes straight away, and they feel they are able and get their static old Website converted to WordPress.

The beginner finds the interface a bit overwhelming. We will show users the necessary features in order to add new posts so that you can use the features available. It truly is a complex as you want it to be.

 

Our WordPress Posts and Pages layout starts with the Content Editor and a Title and content area.

Title and Content Editor are the most noticeable areas on the Add New Post Editor.

Title and Content area on WordPress Posts ScreenYours might look slightly different depending on whether you are using the visual or the text editor.

You can switch between visual and text editor while writing a post, but we do not recommend switching as this could mess up your post’s format.

Visual Editor is the beginners text editor with buttons and a visual layout for content area. On the other hand, text editor is a plain text editor where you can actually see the HTML or write your own code.

The first text area on the top is where you add the post’s title. If you are using SEO Friendly URL structure, then WordPress will auto generate post URL based on the title. You can edit the URL by clicking on the edit button. The Post URL or Slug marked above.

The content area is where you will write your post. Use the formatting buttons from the toolbar or use one of the many keyboard shortcuts available which will speed up your writing process. We have use the B for Bold formatting option above.

In the bottom left area of the content editor, WordPress will show you the word count for your post.

One of the beauties of WordPress is as you write the post, it automatically save a draft of the post. This auto-save is stored in your WordPress database temporarily and the date and time is on the bottom right of the screenshot above.

As soon as you save your draft or write more content, WordPress cleans up your autosaved draft and replaces it with the newer up to date one. This process ensures that you do not lose your content due to internet connection or any other failures.

The post editor shows your current draft and autosave status in the bottom next to word count.

Adding Images and Media

Between the title and content fields, there is a large Add Media button. Click on it when you want to upload an image or any other media to your WordPress post. This will launch the media uploader window.

Media uploader in the WordPress Editor

Clicking on the select file button to upload images or any other media to your WordPress site. You can also create galleries and video and audio playlists from uploaded files.

Tip: You can Drag and Drop media files.  Select more than 1 image to create galleries within your post. 

WordPress also comes with some basic image editing tools. You can to edit, flip vertically horizontally, rotate, and crop images in WordPress.

EditImages Screen Options WordPress

When Publishing a Post Your Options

WordPress post editor is divided into two columns. The column on your left contains the post title and content editor. On your right hand side, you have different meta boxes to configure post options.

The top most meta box in this column is labeled Publish. This is where all the publishing options for your posts are managed.

Save Draft button stores a draft of the post or page that you are working on. WordPress also auto-saves your posts as you write them, its better to save as draft for peace of mind.

Preview button shows a live preview of your post. You can use it to see how your post will look after publishing.

Status allows you to set a status for your post. WordPress automatically handles post status for drafts and published posts. Unless you are using a plugin to add custom statuses, you don’t need to worry about this option.

Click on the Edit link next to visibility to expand it. The first option under visibility will allow you to make your post sticky on front-page. Sticky posts in WordPress are like featured content that are displayed on top of all other posts.

The third option under visibility is labeled private. This allows you to privately publish a post on your WordPress site. The private posts will be visible to users who have the editing privileges on your site.

Click on the edit link next to Publish, and WordPress will display the time and date options. You can use this option to schedule posts or create back dated post in WordPress.

Move to trash allows you to delete a WordPress post. Deleted posts live under trash, and you can restore them if you need to for up to 30 days.

Finally, the publish button makes your WordPress post public, if your site is live your content is now too.

Adding Categories and Tags

You can sort your posts into categories and tags. The categories and tags meta boxes usually appear in the right hand column, below the publish button. Or click posts on the left hand side to reveal the posts drop down which includes categories and tags.

 

Categories and tags help you organize your content in a meaningful and browsable format. Not only your users can easily find your content, it also boosts your site’s SEO. See our guide on the difference between categories and tags and how to use them to sort your content.

Featured Image (Post Thumbnails)

WordPress themes support featured images or post thumbnails for it’s articles. Usually it is one of the last boxes on the right hand column on the post edit screen.

Click on this to set featured image link, and it will bring up the media Library or you can upload your media. You can select an image from a your previous uploads or upload a new image from your computer.

Pinguis Website Design are Experts in converting old dated, static websites to WordPress.

 

Below Options are for the more comfortable User

Screen Options dropdown next to help on the Top Right.

Some of the options on the post edit screen are hidden by default in order to keep wordpress cleaner and simpler for editing. These options are not commonly used by beginners. However, you may need them later, after editing your post.

Click on the Screen Options button on the top right corner of the page. This will show a menu with check boxes next to option names.

Wordpress Screen Options Top RightSome of the options will already be checked. You can display them by clicking on the checkbox next to an option name, and it will appear on your post edit page. Tip: check a box and find out down the page what it does.

Excerpts

Checking this box adds a meta box below your content editor. You can use this box to add a short summary or excerpt for your post.

Excerpt box on WordPress post editing screen

WordPress post editing screen Excerpt box

Ideally, you should display summary or excerpt for your posts on your site’s front-page and archives. Full content should only be displayed on the post’s single page.

Send Trackbacks

Send Trackbacks option allows you to notify other blog owners that you have linked to their content.

If another blog owner is running WordPress, then you don’t need to send them trackbacks. Your WordPress site will automatically send them a ping when you publish the post. Which notifys the administration of the post.

Custom Fields

This option will display a user interface for custom fields below your post editor. You can use it to manually enter custom information in your posts.

Custom Fields

Discussion

While comments are a great way to engage your audience, sometimes you may not want to have comments on a specific post or a page.

The discussion option displays a meta box below post editor to turn on/off comments and pingbacks for your post.

Turn comments and pingbacks off/on for individual WordPress posts

Since pages are static, most users want to turn off comments on them. You can do so by editing each page.

Once your WordPress site gets some reputation, you will start getting an increase of comment and email spam.

Turn off comments – unless you like spammers telling you what valuable content you have and how they would like to become a guest author on your website.

or email spam where they cant be bothered writing, so they post this

Hello,
How are you? Hope you are fine. I have been checking your website quite often ……

I generally turn all comments off across my blog with a plugin called disable comments

Slug

A slug is a clean title that can be used in URLs.

http://pinguisweb.com/how-to-write-post-edit-and-publish-content-wordpress/

WordPress automatically generates a post slug and displays it as the post URL directly below the post title. You can edit this slug by clicking on the edit link below the post title.

You can also enable the slug option from the Screen Options and edit your post slug at the bottom of the window by scrolling to the very bottom.

Options on the Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin

We have explained the default WordPress post edit settings. Many WordPress plugins will also add their own settings panels on the post edit screen.

Yoast WordPress SEO plugin adds its own settings panel. With a snippet of Search results preosented for you to edit. These are search engine snippets and the main reason people will view your pages after searching and clicking the results with yahoo, google or bing.

Yoast SEO Plugin WordPress

SEO Plugin WordPress

 
 
WordPress is a great Content Managment System, second to none with ease of use and flexibility. You have to play with it, learn from mistakes and not to be afraid to make more.

Pinguis Web converting dated, old static websites to WordPress.

Better WordPress performance

 

WordPress performance how to get better Website performance

On Shared hosting packages

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Searching for the cheapest solution, is not always searching for the solution that will make you happy in the long run. If you’re using WordPress on a server that is hosted by a third party (like for example GoDaddy) and you find out its slow or sluggish, likely you have selected the hosting provider based on the cheapest price.

The cheaper they get, the more likely it will be that their support and performance will be poor (quality comes with a price). We ourselves started with a super cheap (GoDaddy) server back in the days, but quickly realized it was insufficient for our needs, and after moving to another “heavier” server. We eventually moved to Blacknight hosting company. Our advise is to host at a company you know and trust. Be aware that moving sites from one place to another is quite often a tough task (migrating sites, swithcing DNS records, transferring mails etc)

Website Plugins

Better WordPress Performance – another reason why sites become sluggish, is if you have too many plugins running on your site. Each plugins performs certain activities when there is interaction between client (browser) and the server. If you don’t need a specific plugin, consider turning it off. We try to embed as much logic as we can within our theme such that you don’t need those plugins, so please share with us your needs and we will try to embed the features of the plugin in our theme too, assuming we think the features make sense and are useful for other clients too).

Huge images

Uploading huge images can be a killer for your performance. Photos shot by modern smartphones and tablets (let alone digital cameras) can easily be several megabytes in (file) size. This isn’t particularly beneficial for the performance of your site.

My personal rule of thumb if that each image should not be bigger than 100Kb, and stored in JPEG format. JPEG files can be compressed in a great way, without loosing much of the quality of the images. If you don’t know how to manipulate the (file)size of photos, consider asking an expert, or investing some of your spare time on Google. We ourselves do offer photo enhancement services.

Hosting your website abroad

When selecting your hosting provider, be sure to pick one that has a data center that is relatively close to your country, preferably in your country. The closer the data center is from your website’s visitors, the better the performance will be.

Website Design Prices Ireland

 Website Design in Ireland, Builders, Architecture, Products, Engineering, Trades, Professional or Business Websites in Ireland.

What does your website design needs.

A good website designer encompasses many different skills and disciplines to bring together a websites.

They are many areas of website design which include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including code and software, user experience designers and of course search engine optimization. What good can a website be if its not seen.

Website Designers may work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all at a cheaper price with better results i.e pinguis website design.

The term Website design is used to describe the design process, relating to the front-end or client side design, a website design also including writing mark up.

Web design and web engineering are closely related or even overlapping disciplines in the scope of web development.

Web designers are expected to have an awareness of usability, if their role involves creating mark up then they are also expected to be up to date with web accessibility guidelines and modern website design standards.

Our Website/Package features:

  • Content Management System where  you can create/modify your content.
  • One year free website hosting and domain name
  • Professional sourced beautiful themes and templates
  • Your company’s branding/logo
  • Color scheme adapted to your company design needs

Price: €250.

With fast, excellent looking and on a budget? You choose from a professional design and have it adapted to your needs. For this kind of sites we use only professional high quality themes/templates.

CMS Website Design starting at €300

Price: €300.

No limit on page number and designer on hand a every stage

An excellent website design option that enables you to control the content of your website.

Graphic design is custom, limited.

WordPress based theme and has all functionality including:

  • Simplicity Simplicity makes it possible for you to get online and get publishing, quickly. Nothing should get in the way of you getting your website up and your content out there. WordPress is built to make that happen.

 

  • Flexibility WordPress, you can create any type of website you want: a personal blog or website, a photoblog, a business website, a professional portfolio, a government website, a magazine or news website, an online community, even a network of websites. You can make your website beautiful with themes, and extend it with plugins. You can even build your very own application.

 

  • Publish with Ease If you’ve ever created a document, you’re already a whizz at creating content with WordPress. You can create Posts and Pages, format them easily, insert media, and with the click of a button your content is live and on the web.

 

  • Publishing Tools WordPress makes it easy for you to manage your content. Create drafts, schedule publication, and look at your post revisions. Make your content public or private, and secure posts and pages with a password.

 

  • User Management Not everyone requires the same access to your website. Administrators manage the site, editors work with content, authors and contributors write that content, and subscribers have a profile that they can manage. This lets you have a variety of contributors to your website, and let others simply be part of your community.

 

  • Media Management They say a picture says a thousand words, which is why it’s important for you to be able to quickly and easily upload images and media to WordPress. Drag and drop your media into the uploader to add it to your website. Add alt text, captions, and titles, and insert images and galleries into your content. We’ve even added a few image editing tools you can have fun with.

 

  • Full Standards Compliance Every piece of WordPress generated code is in full compliance with the standards set by the W3C. This means that your website will work in today’s browser, while maintaining forward compatibility with the next generation of browser. Your website is a beautiful thing, now and in the future.

 

  • Easy Theme System WordPress comes bundled with two default themes, but if they aren’t for you there’s a theme directory with thousands of themes for you to create a beautiful website. None of those to your taste? Upload your own theme with the click of a button. It only takes a few seconds for you to give your website a complete makeover.

 

  • Extend with Plugins WordPress comes packed full of features for every user, for every other feature there’s a plugin directory with thousands of plugins. Add complex galleries, social networking, forums, social media widgets, spam protection, calendars, fine-tune controls for search engine optimization, and forms.
  • Builtin Comments Your blog is your home, and comments provide a space for your friends and followers to engage with your content. WordPress’s comment tools give you everything you need to be a forum for discussion and to moderate that discussion.
  • Search Engine Optimised WordPress is optimized for search engines right out of the box. For more fine-grained SEO control, there are plenty of SEO plugins to take care of that for you.

 

  • Multilingual WordPress is available in more than 70 languages. If you or the person you’re building the website for would prefer to use WordPress in a language other than English.

 

  • Easy Installation and Upgrades WordPress has always been easy to install and upgrade. If you’re happy using an FTP program, you can create a database, upload WordPress using FTP, and run the installer. Not familiar with FTP? Plenty of web hosts offer one-click WordPress installers that let you install WordPress with, well, just one click. All you need is a username and password.

 

  • Importers Using blog or website software that you aren’t happy with? Running your blog on a hosted service that’s about to shut down? WordPress comes with importers for blogger, LiveJournal, Movable Type, TypePad, Tumblr, and WordPress. If you’re ready to make the move, we’ve made it easy for you.

 

  • Own Your Data Hosted services come and go. If you’ve ever used a service that disappeared, you know how traumatic that can be. If you’ve ever seen adverts appear on your website, you’ve probably been pretty annoyed. Using WordPress means no one has access to your content. Your own your data, all of it — your website, your content, your data.
  • Freedom WordPress is licensed under the GPL which was created to protect your freedoms. You are free to use WordPress in any way you choose: install it, use it, modify it, distribute it
  • Software freedom is the foundation that WordPress is built on.
  • Community As the most popular open source CMS on the web, WordPress has a vibrant and supportive community. Ask a question on the support forums and get help from a volunteer.
  • Contribute Yourself You too can be on WordPress. Help to build WordPress, answer questions on the support forums, write documentation, translate WordPress into your language.

What is a favicon

What is a favicon and why is it necessary

A favicon short for “favorites icon” is an icon associated with a website or webpage intended to be used when you bookmark the web page.

 

Web browsers use them in the URL bar, on tabs, and elsewhere to help identify a website visually. It’s typically a graphic 16 x 16 pixels square and is saved as favicon.ico

 

The aim is part of your company online branding strategy. When it comes to your brand never stop. Always thing of other ways to promote your brand online.

Favicons are very a very small thing, maybe the least important bit of a site, but it’s attention to detail that makes a site stand out, favicons are very important from a branding point of view. Everything adds up. And up are probably doing what your competition have done already.

What’s the purpose of a favicon?

The main reason for favicons is to improve your websites user experience. Favicons are used in all modern browsers at the address bar, in the links bar, in the bookmarking area and making your brand instantly recognisable in your bookmark list. Besides that, a few browsers also show favicons whenever you create a shortcut link for the corresponding website in your desktop and on mobile device.

How to create a favicon?

Creating a website favicon. You don’t even need to be a designer.

I have created a small websites list below these websites allow you to create a favicon simply by uploading a image. So if you want to create a favicon for your brand, all you need to do is to upload your logo to one of the following sites and download the favicon file, and then upload it to your website. It should be in the .ico format. If you are required change the extension to .jpg .png or what ever your want. There is even sample to browse and if you choose download…

Our list Favicon generators:
Favicon CC

Favicon Generator

Favicon Generator for iOS, Android, PC/Mac

Favicon & App Icon Generator

Dynamic Drive- FavIcon Generator

favicon.ico Generator

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All content showing on WordPress Frontpage

Front Page Showing All content.

This happen when your Front page and Posts page are set to the same page in setting >> Reading Settings

All content showing on WordPress Frontpage in ireland

All content showing on WordPress Frontpage

 

 

How to Setup Static Front Page in WordPress in Ireland

Make sure your using static pages in Dashboard -> Settings -> Reading.

If you don’t plan on posting these setting are perfect for your website.

Set the Frontpage to Home or your desired homepage. And don’t touch the Posts Page.

 

How to best setup page display on your WordPress Website

Change the Front Page to your homepage and then the Post Page to your Blog page.

 

Ideal Setting for WordPress to display frontpage in Ireland

Ideal Setting for WordPress to display frontpage and Post

 

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