This page is for administrators only and includes video guides to how to use and update your website using the WordPress system. These are a guide using the standard options at the time of build and as WordPress continually grows and adapts to online requirements and changes in technology they will become dated from a visual perspective, but in general the principles are the same.

** Note – these should be viewed in conjunction with your user guide.

There is also a guide to a Free program for resizing photos on your computer easily before loading them online. In general large images slow website page load down, and if not resized at least in weight if not dimension will not make your site so appealing on devices that rely on wireless like iPads, Tablets, and especially smartphones. General landscape photos for use on pages are perfectly acceptable at 1024px wide and proportionate height. If you have portrait photos a height of 800px is ideal for most screens. Photos directly off cameras are often about 4MB or more which is geared for printing, but resized to about 100KB i.e. 1/40th the size are still great photos online.

How WordPress Works

Posts vs Pages

How to use the editor

The publishing panel on pages and posts

How to add/edit WordPress Menus.

This guide is for a standard dropdown menu. For clients with Mega Menus individual instructions will have been supplied.

How to add an image gallery to your website.

How to use the Page Builder

You will notice some pages use a page builder to more easily create a different layout, e.g. where columns are needed. The homepage uses Pagebuilder to create the layout. Below is a guide to how it works.

Advanced Tips

What are Tags?

Here is a basic guide for clients on what post tags are.

Jetpack Site Stats

visitors, keywords, top stories, etc.

More videos

If you wish to delve more into how specific things work more generic videos like those above can be seen here WordPress Video Guides

For website specific anomolies or problems contact Medlicott Design direct.

Light Image Resizer

This is a FREE program that I recommend to most clients who do not already have photo/image manipulation software like Photoshop. This program is great for resizing photos to use online in websites which you own and where file size can affect costs (not like Facebook which is free at present.)

This program can also add watermarks and copyrights to photos easily and is ideal for clubs and sporting organisations where costs are always a factor. The only drawback is that this is built for Windows operating systems, so those people with Apple Macs and iPads will have to use something from the Apple stable.

You can read about and download the program from here http://www.obviousidea.com/windows-software/light-image-resizer/

Please be careful during setup as part of them giving this program for free they have addons during setup which you need to untick else you may end up with extra toolbars. Call me if you have problems.

Video 1 – How to resize photos basic (30 secs)

Full video tutorial for using Image Resizer (6 mins)

Watermarking Photos (2.45min)