This WordPress training focuses on adding and updating the content on your website. (To learn how to write in your blog and where to add SEO in your WordPress website, see this training.)
In 2018, WordPress is releasing a new editing interface. The new WordPress editor will debut with the WordPress 5.0 release. It has been in development for over a year and one half under the project name ‘Gutenberg’.
WordPress’ Gutenberg Project Results in Dramatic Shift in Editor
The difference between the new and old editor is significant, and the debut of new WordPress editor has created an urgency for all WordPress bloggers and those who maintain WordPress websites to be re-trained in 2018.
Gutenberg has revolutionized the way we update WordPress posts and pages. It no longer matters whether you are working on a post or a page.
What matters is the content that you want to include in your article.
Is it a title? a paragraph? a list? an image? a set of columns? a table? All of these types of content (and more) are available with one to two clicks of the mouse.
Gone is the two-row icon bar that used to sit atop the big body of content area.
In comes the single, skinny rectangle with a plus sign underneath prompting you to ‘Write your story’.
The new WordPress editor was designed to be intuitive and distraction free, and, allow the writer to create any page format that he/she envisions – on the spot – without interference from the pre-defined theme, CSS, or page layout.
If you are used to the Classic WordPress editor (where you draft the title, then write all the content in that big box below), then, working in the new distraction-free, flexible environment takes a new way of thinking, a new way of doing, and a whole new training session and practice.
The new interface is based on blocks. Sometimes it is difficult to find the block you need, or the style elements associated with the block, and once you learn to get the blocks to display, how do you know which block to use in this instance, how to combine blocks, align blocks, etc.?
This training is good for WordPress beginners as well as experienced WordPress bloggers.
WordPress Content Maintenance Training for Beginners
Learn how to use the new WordPress editor blocks to display content as you want.
- How to choose a block
- How to combine blocks
- How to update the content
- How to format the content (bold, italicize)
- How to create and edit lists
- How to create links
- How to upload images, link images, upload PDFs, link to PDFs
WordPress Content Maintenance Training for Experienced Users
- How to edit and add to the menus
- How to edit the sidebars and header content
- How to add widgets
- How to interpret the statistics
- How to evaluate (choose) plugins
Learn to navigate the new block-style interface so it becomes as familiar as the Classic WordPress editor, and you can continue to update your website and add to your blog without fumbling around. Learn new, never-before-available at this level, functionality.
Please note: UPDATE: WordPress 5.0—the version containing the new editor—will be released November 27, 2018.
The new editor was scheduled to be released in April 2018. It has not launched yet. When it launches, the capability to stay with the Classic WordPress editor will be offered. For how long? No one is sure as of 11/25/2018. Training for the new editor can be delayed…but, eventually, you will need to learn the new way in order to update your websites and blogs.
In the meantime, I continue to provide WordPress training to clients regarding, “How to update their websites using the “Classic” editor”. Contact me at 508-480-8833.