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WordPress Guide: How to add media files such as; music,video,picture,etc. In wordpress

WordPress Guide: How to add media files such as; music,video,picture,etc. In wordpress

In this chapter, we will study how to Add Media files in WordPress. WordPress allows you to add, all kind of media files like videos, audios and images.

Following are the steps to Add Media.

Step (1) − Click on Media → Add New in WordPress.

WordPress Add Media

Step (2) − Then, click on Select Files option to select the files from your local storage as shown in the following figure.

WordPress Add Media

Step (3) − Add Media files such as images and audios by selecting them and click open as shown in the following screenshot.

WordPress Add Media

Step (4) − You can view the list of media files added as shown in the following screenshot.

WordPress Add Media

WordPress Guide: How to install Plugin in WordPress

WordPress Guide: How to install Plugin in WordPress

In this chapter, we will study how to install plugins in WordPress. It is really easy to install plugins. All the plugins are free to download; the only condition is that a plugin must be in the WordPress directory.

Following are the simple steps to Install Plugins in WordPress.

Step (1) − Click on Plugins → Add New in WordPress.

wordPress install plugins

Step (2) − Enter your required plugin name in the search box as shown in the following screen. List of plugins which are relevant to the plugins name will get displayed as seen in the following screen.

wordPress install plugins

Select the required plugin you want to use. Here, we have searched All in one SEO Pack plugin, which happens to be the first plugin as shown in the preceding screen. Click on install now button to install the plugin on your website.

Step (3) − The plugins automatically start downloading and installing.

wordPress install plugins

Click on Activate Plugin to activate the plugin on your website, which makes your task much easier using this plugin.

Step (4) − Once activated, you will see the installed plugin in the list of plugins as seen in the following screen.

wordPress install plugins

WordPress Guide: How to add a post in WordPress

WordPress Guide: How to add a post in WordPress

In this chapter, we will study how to Add Posts in WordPress. Posts are also known as articles and sometimes referred as blogs or blog posts. These are used to popularize your blogs.

Following are the simple steps to Add Posts in WordPress.

Step (1) − Click on Posts → Add New in WordPress.

WordPress Add Posts

Step (2) − You will get the editor page of the Post as shown in the following screen. You can use the WordPress WYSIWYG editor to add the actual content of your post. We will study in detail about WYSIWYG editor in the chapter WordPress – Add Pages.

WordPress Add Posts

Following are the fields on the editor page of the Add Posts Page.

  • Post Title − Enter the title of the post, i.e., Post1.
  • Post Content − Enter the content of your post.

Step (3) − Click on Publish button to publish your respective post.

Wordpress Add Posts

Following are the few other options present in the Publish section.

  • Save Draft − It saves the post as a draft.
  • Preview − You can preview your post before publishing.
  • Move to Trash − Deletes the post.
  • Status − Change the status of your post to Published, Pending, or Reviewer Draft.
  • Visibility − Change the visibility of the post to Public, Private or Password protected.
  • Published − Change the publishded post date and time.
WordPress Guide; Dashboard and its uses in WordPress

WordPress Guide; Dashboard and its uses in WordPress

The WordPress Dashboard is a first screen which will be seen when you log into the administration area of your blog which will display the overview of the website. It is a collection of gadgets that provide information and provide an overview of what’s happening with your blog. You can customize your needs by using some quick links such as writing quick draft, replying to latest comment, etc.

Dashboard can be categorized as shown in the following snapshot. Each of these categories are discussed in the following sections −

Wordpress Dashboard

Dashboard Menu

The WordPress Dashboard provides navigation menu that contains some menu options such as posts, media library, pages, comments, appearance options, plugins, users, tools and settings on the left side.

Screen Options

The dashboard contains different types of widgets which can be shown or hidden on some screens. It contains check boxes to show or hide screen options and also allows us to customize sections on the admin screen.

Welcome

It includes the Customize Your Site button which allows customizing your WordPress theme. The center column provides some of the useful links such as creating a blog post, creating a page and view the front end of your website. Last column contains links to widgets, menus, settings related to comments and also a link to the First Steps With WordPress page in the WordPress codex.

Quick Draft

The Quick Draft is a mini post editor which allows writing, saving and publishing a post from admin dashboard. It includes the title for the draft, some notes about the draft and save it as a Draft.

WordPress News

The WordPress News widget displays the latest news such as latest software version, updates, alerts, news regarding the software etc. from the official WordPress blog.

Activity

The Activity widget includes latest comments on your blog, recent posts and recently published posts. It allows you to approve, disapprove, reply, edit, or delete a comment. It also allows you to move a comment to spam.

At a Glance

This section gives an overview of your blog’s posts, number of published posts and pages, and number of comments. When you click on these links, you will be taken to the respective screen. It displays the current version of running WordPress along with the currently running theme on the site.

WordPress Installation guide. Step by Step tutorials

WordPress Installation guide. Step by Step tutorials

System Requirements for WordPress

  • Database − MySQL 5.0 +
  • Web Server −
    • WAMP (Windows)
    • LAMP (Linux)
    • XAMP (Multi-platform)
    • MAMP (Macintosh)
  • Operating System − Cross-platform
  • Browser Support − IE (Internet Explorer 8+), Firefox, Google chrome, Safari, Opera
  • PHP Compatibility − PHP 5.2+

Download WordPress

When you open the link https://wordpress.org/download/, you will get to see a screen as the following snapshot −

WordPress Installation

Create Store Database

  • WordPress requires MySQL database. So create a new empty database with user/password (for example, user as “root” and password as “root” or else you can set as per your convenience).
  • Then, you can continue with the installation process as discussed further.

Set Up Wizard

It’s very easy to set up WordPress into your system. The following steps describe how to set up WordPress locally on your system.

Step (1) − Extract the downloaded WordPress folder and upload it into your web server or localhost.

Step (2) − Open your browser and navigate to your WordPress file path, then you will get the first screen of the WordPress installer as shown in the following screen. In our case, the path is localhost/< Your_wordpress_folder >.

WordPress Installation

Select your language for the WordPress and click on Continue.

Step (3) − In this step, you can view the information needed for the database before proceeding with WordPress installation.

WordPress Installation

Click on Let’s go!

Step (4) − Here, you have to enter the information about the MySQL database as described in the following screen.

WordPress Installation

  • Database Name − Enter the database name which you have created in MySQL database for WordPress.
  • Username − Enter the user name of your MySQL database.
  • Password − Enter the password which you had set for MySQL database.
  • Database Host − Write the host name, by default it will be localhost.
  • Table Prefix − It is used to add prefix in the database tables which helps to run multiple sites on the same database. It takes the default value.

After filling all information, click on Submit button.

Step (5) − WordPress checks the database setting and gives you the confirmation screen as shown in the following snapshot.

WordPress Installation

Click on Run the install

Step (6) − Enter administrative information.

WordPress Installation

It contains the following fields −

  • Site Title − Enter the name of the site which you are going to create in WordPress.
  • Username − Enter the username as per your choice while logging in the WordPress.
  • Password twice − Enter password two times to protect your site.
  • Your E-mail − Enter your e-mail address which helps to recover the password or any update.
  • Privacy − It allows the search engine to index this site after checking the checkbox.

After filling all the information, click on the Install WordPress button.

Step (7) − After installation being successful, you will get a screen of the stating success as seen in the following screen.

WordPress Installation

You can view your username and password detail added in WordPress.

Click on Log In button.

Step (8) − After clicking on login, you will get a WordPress Admin Panel as depicted in the following screen.

WordPress Installation

Enter the username and password which you had mentioned during installation as shown in step 6 and click on the Log In button.

WordPress Site setup guide – Step by Step Guide

WordPress – Overview

WordPress is an open source Content Management System (CMS), which allows the users to build dynamic websites and blogs. WordPress is the most popular blogging system on the web and allows updating, customizing and managing the website from its back-end CMS and components.

What is Content Management System (CMS)?

The Content Management System (CMS) is a software which stores all the data such as text, photos, music, documents, etc. and is made available on your website. It helps in editing, publishing and modifying the content of the website.

WordPress was initially released on 27th May, 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. WordPress was announced as open source in October 2009.

Features

  • User Management − It allows managing the user information such as changing the role of the users to (subscriber, contributor, author, editor or administrator), create or delete the user, change the password and user information. The main role of the user manager is Authentication.
  • Media Management − It is the tool for managing the media files and folder, in which you can easily upload, organize and manage the media files on your website.
  • Theme System − It allows modifying the site view and functionality. It includes images, stylesheet, template files and custom pages.
  • Extend with Plugins − Several plugins are available which provides custom functions and features according to the users need.
  • Search Engine Optimization − It provides several search engine optimization (SEO) tools which makes on-site SEO simple.
  • Multilingual − It allows translating the entire content into the language preferred by the user.
  • Importers − It allows importing data in the form of posts. It imports custom files, comments, post pages and tags.

Advantages

  • It is an open source platform and available for free.
  • CSS files can be modified according to the design as per users need.
  • There are many plugins and templates available for free. Users can customize the various plugins as per their need.
  • It is very easy to edit the content as it uses WYSIWYG editor (What You See Is What You Get is a user interface that allows the user to directly manipulate the layout of document without having a layout command).
  • Media files can be uploaded easily and quickly.
  • It offers several SEO tools which makes on-site SEO simple.
  • Customization is easy according to the user’s needs.
  • It allows creating different roles for users for website such as admin, author, editor and contributor.

Disadvantages

  • Using several plugins can make the website heavy to load and run.
  • PHP knowledge is required to make modifications or changes in the WordPress website.
  • Sometimes software needs to be updated to keep the WordPress up-to-date with the current browsers and mobile devices. Updating WordPress version leads to loss of data, so a backup copy of the website is required.
  • Modifying and formatting the graphic images and tables is difficult.

WordPress – Installation

System Requirements for WordPress

  • Database − MySQL 5.0 +
  • Web Server −
    • WAMP (Windows)
    • LAMP (Linux)
    • XAMP (Multi-platform)
    • MAMP (Macintosh)
  • Operating System − Cross-platform
  • Browser Support − IE (Internet Explorer 8+), Firefox, Google chrome, Safari, Opera
  • PHP Compatibility − PHP 5.2+