WordPress Tutorial 101

Now that you have your own awesome website (hopefully created by us!), congratulations! You are on the way to internet business freedom and globalization. So, now its time to update your website and add more cool stuff or start blogging …and you realize, i have no clue where to start. Well my friend you are not alone!

For many people just getting started is the hardest part, so we have provided a completely free series of  WordPress tutorials for beginners with videos and easy to follow step-by-step guides by the awesome guys at WP101. You can watch the videos and use this guide freely, the purpose of the content is to be helpful and show you how to get started managing your own website from your phone, tablet or computer.

So follow along to join the thousands of people around the world who have successfully made the step to be their own website manager! So congratulations… take a deep breath …now get started! Click the first video… check often for new videos and don’t forget it was fun for the guys that made it …so let it be fun for you too! If you ever have questions you can always tweet us, facebook us or simply send us an email.

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How to Add an Image (Working with Images)

Here you will learn how to add an image onto a post or a page. Images are awesome and very appealing to your readers.

Adding images to your site is very easy. All of your images will be stored and can be managed in the Media Library, but you can take several different paths to get there.

The most common path is adding an image directly to a post or page. This automatically saves the image in the Media Library and displays the image wherever you inserted it.

You can also add images directly to the Media Library through the multi-file loader or the single-file loader. (For advanced user, you can upload images directly using an FTP Client)

Adding Images Through Pages/Posts

When writing or editing a post, you can add an image using the Add Media button above the editor box. This opens a window that displays the multi-file uploader. From here you can drag and drop your picture or select it using the file selector.

The images you add here will be automatically added to the Media Library.

Adding Images Directly To The Media Library

If you want to upload an image for a future post, from the dashboard go to Media –> Add New. From here you can bulk upload multiple images before you know which post you want them to go into.

This video was made by @explorewithmeg at u20science.org

Adding Users

Your website created by us comes with built in roles to let you add users and have control over how much authorization they actually have on your site. In this video, we will show you how to add new users and authors to your new website. This video was created by WPBeginner, you can follow them on on Twitter: wpbeginner

If you’re an Administrator and you’d like to make someone a Contributor, Author, or Editor on your site, go to Users → Add New. Fill in the required info, choose a password for them, check the box “Send this password to the new user by email” and select the role you wish to give them using the drop-down. Your new user will get their password in the email with instruction on how to log in. Once logged in they can change their password and any other info (except their username) by editing their profile.

Changing User Roles

As an Administrator of a site, you can change other users’ roles by following the steps below.

  1. Head to Users → All Users in your WordPress admin.
  2. Check the box(es) next to user avatar(s).
  3. Using Change role to… dropdown menu, select the new user role(s) you want to assign.
  4. Click Change.

How To Log in and Change Password

Want to learn how to change your Website password? Then this video is for you. It’s quite simple and these few steps will show you how.

Summary of this Tutorial:

New website owners often don’t know how to change their admin or backend access passwords. You can go to your Website’s dashboard and change the password from your profile section. Also if you have other users on your website, you can change their passwords from the same section.

This video was created by the awesome staff at: http://www.wpbeginner.com/

First thing you need to do is log in to your WordPress website. You will do this by going to something like: http://yoursite.com/login/

Once you are logged in, go to Users » Your Profile.

WordPress Change Password in User Profile

Scroll down until you see New Password option. Add your new password twice. The strength indicator bar below will tell you the strength of your passwords. You want to make sure that your password is strong. A strong password is easy for you to remember and hard for someone to guess.

Add new password screen

Once you have typed your new password, click on the Update Profile button to save your new password. That’s it.

Congratulations, you have successfully changed your WordPress password.