Working on WordPress – Posts & Pages
The most important thing you need to know about WordPress – Posts & Pages
WordPress is a powerful website building tool. With customised themes you can build just about any website you can think of.
While some web developers frown upon the use of WordPress (the primary coding language, PHP, is complicated and unwieldy), for the vast majority of users it is incredibly useful. Without learning how to code you can do some incredible things, and if you do know how to code you can add functionality on top of it later.
For me, I love working in WordPress because it allows my clients to update their own site without having to spend more money on programmers. It’s easy and once you understand a few key things you’ll be able to change content for your business without hired help.
Posts are basically WordPress’ blog functionality. Anything you put into your posts will be automatically displayed on any page that shows your most recent blog posts.
The editor is simple and looks a lot like Microsoft Word. Images can be inserted by pressing Add Media and Headers, Lines, Bold and everything else you’ve come to expect can be found in the toolbar.
An important part to keep in mind is the Publishing block, which allows you to put content directly onto the site. Once it is published it can be unpublished, revised or otherwise changed with this block.
So this looks almost identical to the posts editor, only pages are not automatically placed on the front of your blog page. They must be linked to in order to be accessible by users of your site.
By linked to I mean you have to tell a text or image on your site to link to that content when clicked.
This is incredibly useful as you can make Landing Pages, specific content pages or any kind of independent content on them. For business websites the pages tool will be used far more often than posts.
Changing posts and pages in Divi
It is very easy to change posts and pages, even after they are published and live on the site. Every theme has a different way of working with posts and pages, which is one of the reasons I use the Divi theme for all of my client pages – it allows me to provide you with a clear guide to editing your website.
Other themes may have editing for main pages in menus within menus, or have complicated and technical ways of changing the page contents. With Divi I can just create a page for any section of the site and control it in every aspect.
It might seem complicated, but I’m going to try to show you in a simple way how to use the Divi editor in the tutorial below.
Working With Divi - Part 1
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