Updating Websites in WordPress

WordPress has evolved to be used as full content management system to host your company’s website. This CMS helps build and update dynamic websites that can scale as you grow.

Organizing Content

WordPress structures their content management system around the types of content you have.  The most commonly used are media, posts, and pages. Depending on your website, there might be further types of content such as forms, projects, comments, etc.

 

  • The Media menu can be used to manage your existing media files, such as images, audio, videos, and documents.
  • Posts are entries listed in reverse chronological order on the blog home page or on the posts page if you have set one in Settings  Reading. If you have created any sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts.Posts are also displayed in the RSS feed of the blog.
  • Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages do not use tags or categories. An About page is the classic example. Pages can be displayed in the sidebar using the Pages widget, and some themes display pages in tabs at the top of the blog.

Working with Posts and Pages

Posts and pages can have a single featured image, which many themes and tools can use to enhance the presentation of your site. Open the editor of the post or page where you want to display a unique custom header image, and locate the Featured Image module on the left. Click Set Featured Image.

The Revisions screen shows any backup copies of your page. Each time you click Save Draft or Update, a revision is saved. WordPress.com will store the last 25 revisions for each page on your blog. Revisions allow you to look back at the recent changes you’ve made and revert to an earlier version if necessary.

All posts and pages hold content inside the visual editor. The visual editor provides a semi-WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) content editor that allows you to easily create, edit, and format your blog content in a view similar to that of a word processor.

When the Divi builder is activated the traditional visual editor is only found inside the text based modules.

Creating Layouts with Divi Builder

The builder uses three main building blocks: Sections, Rows, and Modules. Using these things in unison allows you to create a countless amount of page layouts. The basic hierarchy of these elements is as follows:

Sections

The most basic and largest building blocks used in designing layouts with Divi are Sections. These are used to create the top-level areas in your website.There are two types of sections: Regular, and Full Width. Regular Sections are made up of column rows and Full Width Sections are made up of full width modules. See more about rows and modules below.

Rows

Rows sit inside of Sections and you can place any number of rows in a section. There are many different Row Types to choose from. Once you define a Row Type, you can then place modules into the selected column structure. There is no limit to the number of modules you can place within a column.

Modules

Modules are the visual elements that make up your website. Every modules that Divi has can fit into any column width and they are all full responsive.

WooCommerce Updates

WooCommerce is now the most popular eCommerce platform on the web. It integrates with WordPress to add additional content sections for Products that function similar to Posts.

Products 

After stock management is configured, you can begin adding products. There are a lot of feature options available when creating products. Click to learn more about adding product images, creating a grouped product, virtual and downloadable products, variable products, backordering, out of stock options, and more.

Learn about products

Orders

Orders are created when a customer completes the checkout process.  Click to learn more about viewing orders, adding manual orders, customer notes, and refunds.

 

Learn about ordering