Hooray! You’re starting your first website, and I (Lauren from Restored 316) am so excited for you! I remember all those years ago when I first opened WordPress for the first time and the overwhelm that ensued, so friend I’ve been in your shoes!
Thankfully we have a huge resource of tutorials to help you get started, and you can find all those right here.
This post is your very first WordPress post that you can go in and edit at any time.
To edit a post
Navigate to POSTS > ALL POSTS and hover over any title of the posts you’d like to edit and you’ll see a edit button pop up. Click edit and you will be taken to a new screen where you can edit your post by adding your own text and images much like you would in a program like Word or Pages.
To create your own post
Navigate to POSTS > ADD NEW. Give your post a name, write some content, set your featured post, and hit the publish button on the top right! It’s really THAT easy!
This demo content is meant to help you create a foundation with which to build your new website. It provides some sample content, sample images, and also some helpful tutorials that help you get your brand new site up and going for the first time!
Once you have your site completely up and going, you’ll want to come back and write your own posts, and upload your own images. Once you have about 3-5 of your own blog posts, delete all the sample posts and pages so you’re only left with your OWN content!
Categories are meant for organizing your posts like a filing system. They are typically broad terms like “Recipes” or “DIY Projects”. These are your general topics that you write about. Typically you’ll have a few of these.. maybe 10 of your primary categories. Don’t get to specific with your Category titles like “ground beef”.. that is what tags are for below.
You can also do sub-categories where you have categories listed under a primary category. An example of this is “Recipes > Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner” Where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all sub-categories of Recipes. This option doesn’t have to be used, but if you need to break your categories down a bit further, this is how you’ll do it.
Tags are for describing very specific details of your blog post. These are used to micro-categorize things. For example, you could use “ground beef” as a tag, and then anyone who wants to look at all posts that mention “ground beef” those can be found.