This set of step-by-step tutorials will help you get a WordPress website up and running, on your SANGKRIT.net hosting. The tutorial is going to take you through configuring and launching your website, accessing WordPress admin panel, post new content, choose a new layout and everything else.
Default WordPress URL structure i.e. permalink structure is not considered as SEO friendly. Search engine likes permalinks with post name as slug in them.
SEO friendly URL structure increases your chance of better ranking on search engines like Google etc. Likewise search engines are the largest source of traffic to popular blogs and organic traffic also gives you better ad revenue.
A SEO friendly URL structure is a user-friendly URL structure in which a visitor can know where he is going to simply by looking at the URL. This also works for search engines as well.
Post Formats are theme features of styling and presenting posts on a WordPress site. Technically it is a piece of meta information used by theme in order to customize the appearance and presentation of any post.
It can be easily used from WordPress post admin screen (post editing page) from ‘Format’ meta box. The meta box simply list post formats with radio buttons so all you got to do is click the post format you like applying to a post on your WordPress site. Continue reading Working With WordPress Post Formats
Now you know the difference between WordPress posts and pages. And we have already posted tutorial on writing your first blog post. Now let us create pages for showing up your timeless content. Just think what you want your visitors to know and access easily anywhere from your website, what static information you have. A page can be used for publishing your biography, your life story, about your website, information about the authors of your blogging site, contact information, résumé or CV, links to other websites you own etc.
Suppose if we take a newspaper or magazine as a website then all of its articles are blog posts, advertisements are the Google Adsense, date & classified ads are the widgets where as editor’s note, table of contents and cover pages are the static WordPress pages. WordPress provides you both posts and pages you can publish from admin dashboard.
After installing WordPress and creating your first website, second step is to select a good WordPress theme. Default WordPress theme is good for starting your website, it is responsive, nicely coded and contains all important features a website owner needs. After picking a good WordPress theme, your next step should be its customization.
In WordPress featured images are used for representing contents like posts, pages, and other custom post types, etc. You can easily assign a featured image (also called post thumbnail) to posts and pages of your website, it is used by many themes and plugins for enhancing the presentation of your content.
Earlier we have discussed about writing your first blog post. In this tutorial we will explain you how to enable hidden features of WordPress post edit screen and customize it. Post edit screen is an admin page from where you write new blog posts (Dashboard -> Posts -> Add New) or edit old ones. Default post edit screen consists of post editor and meta boxes like publish, format, tags, categories and featured image.
Image captions is the text added below the image specially used for showing a small intro, location or any other minor detail about the image. A few days back we have discussed about wrapping text around images in WordPress, now today we will show you how you can add captions on images you insert in your WordPress posts, pages and other custom post types.
Wrapping text around images is common style used for presenting text articles by aligning images on sides. This is done by adding CSS classes for image alignment in web pages. WordPress already provides you built-in image alignment functions, it provides you visual editor buttons for aligning images to the right or left or center and wrap text around them. All WordPress content editing pages provides you the image alignment options.It works works for posts, pages and other custom post types if you register.
Plugins are the WordPress addons that can extend it to do almost anything you can imagine. WordPress Plugins Repository is loaded with thousands of free plugin which you can find and install right from your WordPress site’s admin area dashboard. This tutorial provides you a step by step guide on installing new plugins in WordPress.
In a website, menus are the set of content filter links generally placed horizontally at the top of a website for providing easy navigation. A Menu shows what you are offering in your website. For example: If you are running a blog on recipes then you can use navigation for offering various dish types like separate menus for dishes, soups, deserts, fast foods, detox meals etc. In this tutorial we will guide you to WordPress Menu system covering all important tasks and using the built-in menu editor.
Just like our domain & hosting support forums, WordPress forums also got a wide range of resources to help you get the most out of it. There are various ways of finding a solution for the problem you are facing with WordPress usage. You can head over to official WordPress.org documentation, you can search for a solution at SANGKRIT.net, you can download our WordPress PDF Guide. If your question is regarding our WordPress post, plugin review or tutorial then use the comment form.
Managing WordPress menus is easy, its default structure allows you to add menu items from various filters of your website, rearrange them with drag and drop interface and set their navigation label and title attribute. However, there are some more advanced options which can be enabled from ‘Screen Options‘ tab present in top right corner of menu admin screen. In this tutorial we will show you how to set some menu links to open in a new tab.
Accessibility on web means the websites containing web pages that everyone can use. WordPress also keeps Accessibility commitment so that anyone can easily get access to pages. This is not just for impaired and handicapped users but this is also for handicapped devices.
Suppose you are accessing your website from a smartphone device or may be you are using any old Internet browser or if you are located on a place with very slow Internet connection or whatever.
WordPress widgets page also provides you accessibility option. You can easily turn it ON/OFF in situations where you cannot move your widgets with drag and drop feature.
Turning on ‘Accessibility Mode‘ through WordPress ‘Screen Options‘ option present in top right corner of your WordPress admin screen will make things much easier for you.
Widgets page with Enabled Accessibility Mode displays all widgets with an ‘Add‘ button. Clicking the ‘Add‘ button on a widget opens up a new page where you can use dropdown menu for choosing a widget area (for that specific widget). Another drop down menu lets you select the widget position.
WordPress Widgets are the functional blocks mostly used in sidebars for adding content and features. Now-a-days WordPress Widgets are not just limited to sidebars but there are many good themes which provides you with more widget areas like Twenty Fourteen WordPress theme has three different widget areas: First is the primary sidebar (on left), second widgets area is content sidebar (on right) and the third widget area is present on the footer and hence widgets can be added on all there widget areas.
WordPress provides a ”Press This” bookmarklet which allows you to easily post links, text and other information to your WordPress site on the go. The bookmarklet can be used from your bookmarks bar, it has the capability to quickly create new WordPress post entries on fly.
After installing WordPress, there are a couple of plugins you should install to make your WordPress blog more useful and awesome for your website visitors. After WordPress is installed there are a couple of modules every blogger needs to use in his website like social sharing features so that you readers can easily share your content and help you in increasing your reach, a related posts feature will enable them to browse other useful content from your website, social links will enable them to follow you on social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Google+ etc. A PinIt button over you images will allow them to easily pin good images of your website to their Pinterest pinboards, a SEO plugin will let you see how exactly your post looks like in search results and you can use choose good keywords which are searched more often etc.
Sometimes people need only a static website of few pages. Many don’t want to update their websites regularly by making new blog posts instead they only use a website for showcasing some important thinks like details about their business, social media links, projects with about and contact page etc. The best thing about WordPress is that you can use it for creating any type of website like a blog, a static website, a social network, a webstore or all in one or whatever. In this tutorial we will be show you how to use WordPress as a static website.
New WordPress update of 3.9 provides you a stunning new theme browser that makes you search for a new theme more fast, fun and easy. Using the new theme browser you can browse new and old free themes as per your taste. You can easily filter beautiful themes with their free boundless supply coming from WordPress theme repository.
We have posted many tutorials about sticky i.e. featured posts on your WordPress site but we have never discussed how to turn any post sticky. Sticky post is a built-in WordPress feature. All sticky posts gets stick to the top of your home page and you can keep them there, it doesn’t matter how many new posts you publish. In this tutorial we show you how to make any post sticky and then how to turn it back to un-sticky whenever you need.