Creating Content In WordPress: Posts Versus Pages

Before I show you how to publish content on your site and organize media using WordPress, let’s talk first about some of the differences between a post and a page so that you know which one to use in different situations. This appears to be one of the biggest areas of confusion for people who have used a different CMS before (like Drupal or Joomla) or are new to WordPress.

Part of the confusion is because terminology on the Internet can sometimes be so specific. In spoken English, we can freely substitute the terms article, feature, page, post, story, etc. with one another and happily mean the exact same thing. On the Internet, however, these five terms can cover a number of other usages and words in other contexts.

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Exploring The WordPress Dashboard

The Dashboard is the heart of your WordPress site:

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You will always see this screen whenever you login to your site. At first, you only have four widgets available but some themes and plugins will add their own widget into the Dashboard for quick access and management. To get started, let’s get rid of that Welcome to WordPress banner by clicking Dismiss (don’t worry, you won’t miss out on anything because we will go through each and every option in WordPress):

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Getting Started With File Manager In cPanel

In order to edit and manage files on your web server, you can use a helpful file browsing tool within cPanel called File Manager:

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If you have a FTP client and are more comfortable using that, feel free to skip this tutorial. I prefer using File Manager because it’s built right within cPanel so I don’t have to set anything up and even though it’s not as fancy as most FTP clients, it still gives you all the basic tools that are necessary to manage your website. Besides, we’ve been using cPanel a lot in this How To Build A Website From Scratch tutorial series so why introduce a third-party application when a similar tool already exists within the software we’re already familiar with (cPanel)? Continue reading

Adding Addon Domains And Subdomains To Your Web Hosting Account

Adding another domain to your web hosting account is very straightforward and can be done by using cPanel. If you signed up with GeekStorage, they allow unlimited addon domains if you choose their Pro or Ultimate plan. What this means is you can host any number of domains while paying for just one hosting account! These addon domains can have their own original content and are completely independent from the primary domain. So you can have, for example, androce.com, lifepar.net, rizone.org, etc. all pertaining to different topics and hosted by a single GeekStorage account. You don’t have to buy separate hosting accounts for each new domain. Just think of all the money you could save! Continue reading