You're demo website is ready and now it's time for you to do data entry!
You’ll receive a username, password and where to go in order to login to the admin of the website. The admin is the secure part of the website where you can edit all the content.
The first thing you’ll see is the dashboard which looks something like this…
Find what you need to edit
In the side-nav you can see where you need to do in order to edit a page, for instance if you wanna edit things like your Homepage, About page or Terms and Conditions.
If you’re website contains a blog, news articles, journal entries, then each entry is most most likely to be set up as a post, so go into Posts.
For anything else you’ll be able to find it in the same side-nav.
Once you go into Pages or Posts, you can find a list of all the pages or posts and then you’ll be able to edit each one by clicking into it. Each page or post will contain a set of fields which look something like this.
Depending on what your website is you’ll be able to find the relevant fields. For instance, if you’re webpage contains a gallery, you’ll be able to find a set of field that allows you drag and drop images.
Once you’re in it should be self-explanatory.
Data needed for search engines
Now, when you create your pages or post, don’t forget that you need to add in data for search engines. Hence we have a set of fields called Yoast SEO.
In the screenshot below look at Snippet preview and you’ll realize that this is a preview of how Google will display in their search result pages, so click on Edit snippet and fill in the title and meta description, so when your website is live people will be more likely to click and view your website.
When you upload images into the WordPress admin, don’t forget to add alt tags.
This field is for “alternative text”, some people with disabilities can’t view websites the same was we can, so they need machines to tell them what they can’t see. This text should describe the image if the image contains information, (in a way it’s also a good place to add in keywords for SEO).
To edit the menus go to Appearance, then Menus.
Last modified: July 17, 2018