How to manage your site
There are two methods to do that:
Open your website in a browser and add /wp-admin to the end of the URL in the address bar and press enter. Now type your username and password and click on Login. The dashboard shall now appear in front of you. So, for example, http://lajollaucc.org/wp-admin
Login to your dashboard and go to Users > Add New from the left side-bar. Enter the username and email address along with the other details like first name, last name, and website. Designate your password by typing and retyping in the password. Tick mark the box “Send Password?” to notify the new user about this access grant. Doing so will notify the new user through email. Select the desired role from the drop-down menu: Subscriber, Contributor, Author, Editor, Administrator, and then click on “Add New User” button.
- A subscriber can read the content of the blog without the ability to post anything to the blog, however, they can post comments to the blog. Contributors can add content to the site’s blog.
- A contributor can edit their posts but cannot publish them. When a contributor creates a post, it will need to be submitted to an administrator for review. Once a contributor’s post is approved by an administrator and published, however, it may no longer be edited by the contributor.
- A contributor does not have the ability to upload files/images.
- An author can edit, publish and delete their posts, as well as upload files/images.
- An editor can view, edit, publish, and delete any posts/pages, moderate comments, manage categories, manage tags, manage links and upload files/images.
- An administrator has full and complete ownership of a website, and can do absolutely everything. This person has complete power over posts/pages, comments, settings, themes, plugins, import, users – everything. Nothing is off-limits, including deleting everything.
In order to edit an existing user, go to Users > All Users from the left side-bar. Click on the “edit” link appearing below the user that you desire to edit. You can now edit the role of that user and other details like the first name, last name, and a nickname that appears on the front-end of the site. Now, click on “Update User” to save the updated settings.
Open a new page by navigating to Posts > Add New. Click on the Page Builder tab to start creating your content. This tab is connected to your visual editor. Now, start creating a post with Page Builder. Once done, click on “Publish”. (Note: PAGES will follow the same process. However, to have content automatically show up in the feed on your site for sermons, events etc (the categories we've setup), content needs to be published as a POST)
Edit an Existing Post/Page Using Page Builder: Open the page you want to edit using Page Builder by navigating to Pages (or posts) > All Pages (or posts) and clicking the page you wish to edit. If you have not used Page Builder on this page before, it will open in the default visual editor. Click on the Page Builder tab. Confirm that you’d like to copy the existing content from the visual editor into Page Builder. Any content you create with Page Builder will overwrite the existing content for that page, so we recommend that you copy your content over. Page Builder copies all of your content to a Visual Editor widget in a single column row. This setup gives you an accurate representation of how your content looked before. Open the Visual Editor widget if you need to access this content.
Make sure on Posts (things like events, Sermons, etc) that you select a box on the right section of the page, that says Category. This will assign that post to that category, and have it automatically show up in the feed on your website. Also be sure to upload an image, where it says Featured Image (also on the right section of the page). This adds a thumbnail, which increases peoples chances of viewing it.
Go to Pages or Posts > All Pages/Posts from the left side-bar and click on “Edit” link under the page that you desire to edit. Now, click on the area of text (within the content editor) where you’d like to add an image. Now, click on “Add Media” to select an image from your library or upload a new one. Click on the selected image and select your desired options like image linking, image size, and etc and once done, click on the button that says “Insert into page”. To edit the same image, hover your mouse to that image and click on “Edit”. You can also remove that image by clicking on “Remove”.
Go to Plugins > Add New from the left side-bar. Type in the name of the WordPress Plugin or descriptive keyword, author, or tag in Search Plugins box or click a tag link below the screen. Find the WordPress Plugin you wish to install. Click Details for more information about the Plugin and instructions you may wish to print or save to help setup the Plugin.
Click Install Now to install the WordPress Plugin.
The resulting installation screen will list the installation as successful or note any problems during the install. If successful, click Activate Plugin to activate it, or Return to Plugin Installer for further actions.
To do this manually:1. Go to the plugin page from the WordPress Plugin Directory website.
2. Click the red download button to transfer the plugin Zip file to your computer.
3. Unzip the plugin files.
4. All plugins downloaded from the Plugin Directory are in the Zip format. Most operating systems (Windows, Mac, and so on) have built-in tools to open Zip files. After opening the Zip file, extract the directory contained inside the Zip file and put it in a directory on your computer that is easily accessible.
5. Connect to your site’s server using FTP.
6. If you have any difficulty connecting to your server, contact your hosting provider and ask for assistance in connecting to your server via FTP.
7. Navigate to the wp-content folder within the WordPress installation for your website or blog.
8. The location of your WordPress installation can differ with every hosting provider. Make sure that you know the location before you proceed.
9. Navigate to the /wp-content/plugins directory.
10. First, navigate to wp-content. Inside this directory are the plugins and themes directories along with a few others. Navigate to the plugins directory. It is inside this directory that all plugins reside.
11. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins directory on your web server.
The plugin folder, named for the plugin (for example, if you’re uploading the Gallery plugin, the folder is /gallery) contains all the files for that plugin.
Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins from the left side-bar. Now click on the link that says "Update Available". When there is a new update available for plugins, you will see the notification on the plugins menu in the WordPress admin bar. You can just click on the ‘Update Now’ link to install each update.
How to Bulk Update WordPress Plugins:
If there are updates for several plugins on your website, then you may want to quickly review and bulk update those plugins. To do that, you need to visit the Plugins page and click on the ‘Update Available’ link. This will show you the list of all plugins that have updates available. You can select all of them and then select ‘Update’ from the ‘Bulk Actions’ drop down menu.
How to Update the WordPress system version:
A pop-up shall appear when an update for the wordpress system version would be available. Clicking on that will trigger the update process.