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Setting Menu Locations

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Now that we've created a menu in WordPress 4.7 and there are already two other menus let's work on setting menu locations. There's my main menu. Let's come over here to manage locations. I could say my main menu should go there instead of the crash course menu. And my footer menu should go to the

Creating Menus in WordPress

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Menus are obviously a critical aspect of your site and before you can tell what your site will look like you need to have a menu. And so well first thing we're going to do is create the menu. Creating the menu is found under Appearance and Menus. Please note that different themes have different

How to Upgrade WordPress Themes

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Now that we have taken a look at free WordPress themes and premium WordPress themes, let's talk about how to upgrade WordPress themes. Here under Appearance and Themes, you will note that there is a new version of this theme so it's available for update now. To update that you come over here and click

Installing Premium WordPress Themes

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Unlike free themes for WordPress 4.7, you can find premium themes like Thesis, Genesis, Elegant themes and WooThemes and have confidence that they don't contain malicious code, knowing that they are secure. But you can’t purchase premium themes everywhere without being careful. For example, you can't do that on Envato. So if you're considering buying

Finding & Installing Free WordPress Themes

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Now that you know how Themes affect the appearance and SEO of your website, let’s take a look at how you can find themes. you may have already looked at this but under Appearance and Themes, you can click this “add new theme” and as soon as you do that all of these theme choices

How do you Choose a Theme?

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Somebody asked me the question, “With all the themes available for WordPress, how do you choose the right one for your site?”. The answer to that comes from the answer to another question. What's your goal for your website? If you’re starting a business website and your goal is to be found online when somebody

Understanding WordPress Themes

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Welcome to the third lesson of our WordPress 4.7 Crash Course. In this session we're going to talk about customizing your WordPress site. In particular, we're going to talk all about WordPress themes and that really starts off with understanding WordPress themes. A theme is what displays your content in WordPress.

Customizing the Appearance of your WordPress Site

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Now we're going to move on to customizing the appearance of your WordPress 4.7 site. This is the 2017 theme that I have not yet modified in any way. This is not my content, this comes with the theme but here's my content. I've got what we imported, so this side salad avocado post and

Adding Audio to your Pages

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The final media we are going to look at in this Adding Content to Your WordPress Site lesson is audio. You just saw how easy it is to add PDFs and preview them in WordPress 4.7 so now I’m going to show you how to add audio. Let’s go back to Pages and let's go

Adding PDFs to your Pages

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Next in this Adding Content to Your WordPress Site lesson we are going to talk about adding PDFs to your pages. Something that is brand-new in WordPress 4.7 is the ability to preview PDF files. Let’s take a look. You can see this pdf has images already in it. If I wanted to I could

Adding Videos to your Pages

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Now that you’ve got a good grasp of how to add images to your WordPress pages and how edit those images, the next thing I want to talk about is inserting videos into your pages. Once upon a time before html5 was fully supported and really before mobile devices were so huge, there were a

Using the Media Library to Edit Images

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Now that you have seen how the WordPress 4.7 media settings work and how to insert images into pages I want to show so how to use the editing tools. That way you can edit images to be just right for your site. Let’s start with the image we just worked with. You can come

Inserting Images into your Pages

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I want to start off the conversation about adding media to your WordPress 4.7 website by showing how to insert images into your pages. But before we get to that I’m going to briefly talk about WordPress media settings. WordPress automatically takes an image that you upload and makes a number of copies of it.

Understanding WordPress Post & Page Settings

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The next thing I want to look at in this lesson on Adding Content to Your Site is understanding the WordPress post and page settings. Let’s begin by looking at pages, all the options and what is included on them. When we open up a post page and look at screen options these are the

Importing Content From Other Websites

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Now that we have looked at adding content to a WordPress page from other software, the next thing we're going to do is look at adding content from other sites. Let’s just login to the WordPress site first. This is just a raw site. Let's come over to tools and export to export all of

Adding Text to the WordPress Editor From Other Software

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Now that you are acquainted with the WordPress Text Editor, the next thing we're going to do is look at what happens when you add text from other software. I think it is best to create your content in the text editor when you're creating pages because you get to immediately see what it will

Using the WordPress Text Editor

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You will be spending a lot of time in the WordPress text editor as you create your small business website so that’s what we are going to look at next. Let’s start at our home page. You can see the text editor by clicking on edit. The text editor has a couple of different modes

Adding Content to your Site in the Form of Text, Images, Video, Audio & Other Media

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In this second lesson of our WordPress 4.7 Crash Course we delve into the topic of adding content to your website. There are a few new things of note in 4.7 that we discuss but for the most part this lesson will be most useful to beginning users of WordPress. However, if you aren't a

Configuring WordPress to be Like a Traditional Website

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We're going to start off by configuring WordPress to act like a traditional website. There are just going to be pages. It doesn't have a blog and it’s not going to use categories or tags or anything like that. All it's going to use are pages. I’m going to show you a bit of structure

Using the WordPress Blog Functionality

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Now that you have seen how to configure WordPress to be like a traditional website let’s talk about using the WordPress blog functionality. Again, remember that WordPress was originally developed as a blogging application and your home page displayed a list of your latest blog posts with the latest blog post on the top. In