Well, it has been quite some time since this simple user guide had been updated to reflect the current layout of WordPress’s dashboard. Years in fact.
WordPress goes through so many version changes it can be hard to keep up and rework all the pages of this site and take new screen shots of each feature. arrrrg. Most the functionality of WP remains the same, just the positioning and look of the features and buttons change from time to time. Sometimes not so drastically enough that this guide needs an update. Other times it changes a lot.
Other work gets in the way of keeping this thing up to date some times. But I see this site gets a fair bit of traffic now so lets hope we can keep it somewhat more up to date for the next few years.
Freshly minted to WP 3.3.1 it is now
It’s been a while since we’ve been able to upgrade the tutorials on this site to match the newer version of the WP admin panel, but it’s finally here.
I sure hope the new 2.7 version in production now is not too drastically different again, else much of this guide needs to be rewritten yet again.
Well, the new version 2.5 of WordPress has been out for about a month now. I’ve been holding off with upgrading to it till more of the plugins have been updated to be compatible. And to see if their were any major bugs reported.
This week I am installing WP onto a few new clients websites and will give 2.5 a full test at that time. Then I need to update a few other clients sites. And……………….eventually, totally revamp this users guide to reflect the new administration panel setup in 2.5.
We just launched the site. Woot!
This site is just a simple guide to using word press. It is intended for use by our clients who we’ve set up a WordPress powered site for. These are people who have never ran a website before and know nothing about HTML and php and just need to be able to update their own site. This guide is to assist them with the learning curve of using the admin panel to write and manage their content.
WordPress is one of the easiest content management systems we’ve used, yes its a CMS now, not just a blogging platform. And now use it for a number of our clients.
If your a web designer or developer who also sets their clients up with WP, then by all means point them to this site as a reference while they learn to use the admin panel. In fact you can even contribute to this project should you see any gaps we’ve missed on basic WP use.
Now, we still have a few pages to finish up here over the next few days. So enough blogging…more working.