The WordPress Dashboard: Part 1 of a GREAT New Series

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We are very excited to announce a new series of blog posts here at GREAT 8 CREATIVE: WordPress Support Videos! There will be eight posts in all (of course eight), and each post will include a small collection of video tutorials to guide you through using a section of your WordPress website. This first one will walk you through all the features and benefits of The Dashboard, which is a GREAT place to start.

Please note that these videos are directed towards wordpress.ORG (self-hosted) users.

The other 7 posts are set to cover these key sections:

  • Adding and Editing Posts
  • Adding and Editing Pages
  • The Visual Editor and Toolbar
  • Working with Images
  • The Media Library
  • Your Website Appearance: Widgets and Menus
  • Categories and Tags

Be sure to subscribe to email updates so you can be notified of when we publish the upcoming posts. Simply enter your name and email address in the box on the bottom-right of this page. Whether you’re a GREAT client of ours, a newbie to WordPress, or just looking to learn some more skills, be sure to subscribe. These videos will surely benefit you. Enjoy!!

Dashboard:

[wpmudev-video video=”dashboard”]

Admin Bar:

[wpmudev-video video=”admin-bar”]

QuickPress:

[wpmudev-video video=”quickpress”]

Changing Your Password:

[wpmudev-video video=”change-password”]

View all other WordPress Support Videos here.


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