WordPress Basics

This page is designed to get you started with the basics of WordPress. If you have more detailed needs please refer to the knowledge base or our web support team here.

Logging In

Start by visiting you sites homepage. Add /wp-admin to the end of the URL to access the login page pictured. 

Example URL - http://yourdomain.com/wp-login
• First time users contact the site admin for permissions
• Enter Password
• Enter Password
• Click “Log In”

Side Navigation


Posts hold content snippets and galleries that can be used on a page. This is mostly used to render blogs but can also be used for products and services


This section allows you to manage your image library and upload new images/ PDFs from your computer.


This plugin is setup to accept all data from forms on the site. The send file option will upload files to the entries for that form. https://docs.gravityforms.com/


All of the primary and secondary pages within the site (these are the pages that you can find via the site navigation).

Smart Slider

This is a dynamic visual editor to create responsive, animated Sliders and Blocks. https://smartslider3.com/help/

Oxygen Builder

Oxygen is a visual builder that helps make creating WordPress websites less
technical. After creating a page you can edit the contents with the builder.

Editing a Post/Product

The posts on a page are typically wrapped with a template including the sites header and footer. This way the post content can dynamically make new pages every-time a post is created.

You can add new products, services and/blog posts using posts depending on how your site is configured by clicking the add new button on the top of the posts page. Edits can then be made right in the content editor illustrated below. 

If a gallery is present you can add new images simply by clicking the pencil icon and using the add to gallery link located on the sidebar.

Form Submissions 

When users submit a form on the website the submission will be stored on the backend of WordPress. You can access all entries including the form attachments by clicking Forms > Entries from the side navigation panel. 

Adding a User

1. Navigate to Users in the left navigation pane
2. Click the Add New button
3. Fill out the new users information including their role* and click
Add New User
*Summary of Roles
▪ Super Admin – somebody with access to the site network
administration features and all other features. See the Create a
Network article.
▪ Administrator (slug: 'administrator') – somebody who has access
to all the administration features within a single site.
▪ Editor (slug: 'editor') – somebody who can publish and manage
posts including the posts of other users.
▪ Author (slug: 'author') – somebody who can publish and manage
their own posts.
▪ Contributor (slug: 'contributor') – somebody who can write and
manage their own posts but cannot publish them.
▪ Subscriber (slug: 'subscriber') – somebody who can only manage
their profile.
More info on roles here - https://codex.wordpress.org/