Introduction to WordPress

Articles / pages on getting started with installing, managing, and using WordPress

WordPress 'Site Health'

Fixing ‘Site Health’ issues with default WordPress install

Basic blog on WordPress (5)

Some simple but useful customizations for a WordPress blog

Replace WordPress sample page

Now select the site name|Menus (e.g. MPLMP Demo|Menus) Modifying Top Menu Check ‘About’ and select ‘Add to Menu’ Click on ‘Sample Page’ and select ‘Remove’ Select ‘Save Menu’ Select site name|Visit Site (e.g. MPLMP Demo|Visit Site) You will see ‘About’ instead of ‘Sample Page’ on the top right. Select ‘Dashboard’ again. Select ‘Pages|All Pages’ All Pages screen while hovering over ‘Sample Page’ Hover over ‘Sample Page’ and select ‘Trash’ If you now select ‘Trash (1)’ you can permanently delete the ‘Sample Page’.

A better blog front page

Improving on the default WordPress front page for use with a blog

Final steps for a basic WordPress blog

Final appearance of blog front page – two posts in bordered boxes with a menu on the top left and the site name in the top right The front page now looks as depicted above. Now we delete the ‘Hello world!’ post. This is like deleting a page but one selects ‘Posts|All Posts’ instead of ‘Pages|All Pages’. Deleting a page with comments automatically deletes the comments.