WordPress Basics Training
WordPress is the most popular Content Management System or CMS. It allows us to create and manage websites with ease. This training is intended as a customised module to allow Tenni 4 Kids to manage their website after the handover. In this section we will cover the following items:
- WordPress Walkthrough
- Adding a new blog post including categorisation, featured image and SEO tags
- WooCommerce Walkthrough
- Adding a new Variable product
Access to the
This section covers the following areas:
- A brief introduction to logging in to the WP dashboard
- An quick overview of important areas of the website
Login to the website
The blog section on the Tennis 4 Kids site has 7 or 8 articles in it. However, we feel that you are not using all the features of the blogging platform, WordPress. The next video shows you how to:
- Add a new blog post
- Add a featured image
- Add SEO tags into your blog articles
- Using heading tags in your article for better SEO
- Adding images to the article
- Reviewing the article to improve readability
- Adding SEO tags and descriptions in the article
Adding a new News item
You will now add a new article similar to what was show in the video. The document with the content is here. Use any featured image either from your computer or the existing media library on the website. The article must have the following:
- A title
- At least one new category
- Featured image
- Heading tags inside the article
- An image in the content of the article
- SEO Title and Description
What is the
WooCommerce is the most popular and trusted e-commerce platform for WP websites.
The Tennis 4 Kids website uses WooCommerce to create camps, programs etc and sell them online. In this section, we will do an overview of the WooCommerce settings to familiarise ourselves with all aspects of the e-commerce functionality.
After the overview, we will look at how T4K website uses WooCommerce to add programs. As an exercise at the end we will add a new event and add it to an existing page on the website.
Points to note in this section:
- WooCommerce settings
All T4K tennis camps and events are added as “Variable Products” (https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/variable-product/) in the website.
The variable products have attributes associated with them that allow you to manage pricing and availability separately for each camp or age group. In this section, we will do a quick overview of variable products in WooCommerce.
Updating an existing Tennis Camp
Adding a new camp
in the T4K Website
The homepage banner is built using a plugin called Revolution Slider or Slider Revolution. It is an excellent way of adding rotating images with layers of text to create banners. In this section, we will see how to edit an existing slider to edit the homepage.
Editing the homepage slider