PAGE 1 - An easy way to backup your website content

PAGE 2 – The functions of the WordPress editor menu buttons

PAGE 3 – How to Add Images, Create Links, and reasons to use the Text tab

PAGE 4 – What are Categories, Tags and Featured Images for Posts

PAGE 5 – What are the Page Attributes menu

In this training I am going to explain the basics of WordPress and the various aspects and uses of the WordPress editor. I will not cover everything, you can explore much of it yourself, but I will explain some of the areas not included in Kyle’s training. There is a lot and I will be using many images, so let’s get started.

EASY BACKUP OF YOUR WEBSITE CONTENT

Before I get into the content creation and SEO aspects of the WordPress editor I would like to share with you a very quick and simple way to backup your website content. If you are not doing this on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, you really should. It would be a heartbreaking feeling if you lost all of your content.

There are a couple of ways to backup your website. One way is to use DropBox and if you want to know how, just type DropBox in the search bar at the top of the screen. Welshy has done a video training on it. However if you want a simple and quick way to backup your website content that takes no more than 30 seconds, you would do the following.

In Kyle’s Boot Camp training he instructs us to backup our website content before doing any kind of updates to WordPress, whether it be themes, plugins or WordPress itself. Even if you are not doing any updates to WordPress, it is still smart to backup your content.

To do this, all you need to do is click on “TOOLS” in the left side menu in the WordPress Dashboard and then on “EXPORT” as seen in the image above. When you come to the Export screen the “All Content” should already be selected. All you have to do is click on “Download Export File.”

This will create an XML file and download it to your Downloads folder on your computer. Though Wealthy Affiliate has real-time backups of our websites, you may need to revert back to an older version of your content should a problem arise, and having the XML file on hand will help you to do that.

NEXT UP = The buttons of the WordPress editor toolbar menu

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rflagler Premium
This training covers a lot that I've been a little unsure about, this helps me a lot, thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am happy to have helped you.
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NarasimhaRao Premium
Thank you very much sharing useful information.
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure to share this information with you and the WA community.
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suzy2107 Premium
Thanks Robert, now I understand why my formatting is not good most of the time!! It is great to go through this training exercise again - a great refresher that I needed! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Sue. Happy I could help you.
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Robert, I can't find anything on the toolbar to change spacing, ie. when I do an enter or return I get a double-space, when often I'm just trying to create space to put a pic in on the right hand side of the paragraph.
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boomergp08 Premium
This could be theme related but the majority of themes will do a double space when pressing ENTER once on the keyboard. This is the default feature in WordPress. But if you want single space, like when typing out a street address, you would press SHIFT+ENTER.

Personally to make it easier for me, I never type content directly into WP. I always do my content in a document word processor like Microsoft Word. This way I can make sure my grammar and spell checking gets done as I type out my content.

Then I just copy and paste my content from MS Word into the Text area of the WP editor, not the Visual area, so that WP will strip out any unseen added code that MS Word adds to the document formatting.
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suzy2107 Premium
Cool, thanks Robert. I accidentally went into Text when editing a post once and it changed my post to something quite crazy and unreadable. I often create a post in MS Word first too, mostly because sometimes I add bits to it over a few days, and yes I do the spellcheck before I paste it into my WP.

I will go and have edit one of my draft posts now and see if how it works with the shift+Enter.

Sue
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boomergp08 Premium
I find it best to use MS Word for the same reason you do. There are many times where it will take me more than a day to fully create a piece of content and being able to add to that content in MS Word makes it easier.

Then I just copy the finished draft from MS Word and paste it into the text portion of the editor, so it strips out the added code that MS Word adds to the doc file. After pasting in the text editor I switch over to the visual editor and continue with any further editing modifications.
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suzy2107 Premium
Thanks, yes I did that last night with my latest post, put it into the text portion of editor. Works well. I also changed my post by using shift+enter so that I could add my images. Adding images isn't easy as they never seem to be really clear, even though I've copied them straight from the site. In ms-word I can do a lot more with them, ie. bring them forward, send backwards etc. but WP doesn't have that facility.
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boomergp08 Premium
Where are you getting your images from? What about your images that are not clear? Are they blurry?
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suzy2107 Premium
I copy the product link first, that advertises the product, price and details and apply it to various key words in my post, then I go back to the site and "copy image". I get other images from Pixabay which are better, but the product images I need are on Pixabay.
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shelley8492 Premium
This came at a really good time. I just started a new website using the animals theme. It is a free theme. I am really going to work hard on this website and I missed some of the functions some of my other themes had, so I bought the animals pro theme. However when I went to install it, all of the sample photos and text appeared. I might not want to use every function that the pro version has, but I haven't found a way to turn it off or disable it. Now I know I can create one of my free sites and test it.

My question is, after customizing the site how do I put that in my live website without having to do a copy and paste of everything? Or is there a way to do that? You mentioned the tool export, but not how to restore it if needed. Can the export from free website be used to restore to the live site?
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boomergp08 Premium
I open two browser windows. I have the test website open in one window and the live website opened in the other window.

Whatever I do on my test website that works to my liking, I just repeat the process on my live website.

This way I can confirm a test is good and then immediately do it on my live website before starting another test.

The tools export is just a backup XML file of whatever website, free or live, you do the backup on.
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Tjennings122 Premium
boomergp08 explained it very well. It is best to have it open together and work with them both.
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shelley8492 Premium
Thanks. I can do that as one option, however, I don't know how many things need to be customized. I have not worked with a paid theme before. There seems to be a lot of sliders and other images used. It is what I want to work up to. Not sure I need it all at this moment.

So if I make the changes in the test site and open my live site and change to the upgraded theme, can I change one or two items and then change it back to the free theme and it keep the changes? I know that is probably not ideal, but I really don't know how long this is going to take to make all the changes. I've spent over 2 weeks trying to get a contact page with mailchimp to work and that should be an easy change to the permalink, but that hasn't worked. I don't want to have my site half completed.
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boomergp08 Premium
No. Once you change your live site to have the paid theme with the changes, you cannot go back to the free theme and have the changes remain. Paid themes most times have features that the free themes do not have.
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Tjennings122 Premium
Thanks for coming back to answer that as I just now seen the reply. We need to nickname you to "Rescuer"!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
LOL
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shelley8492 Premium
Oh, I didn't expect the changes to show in the free theme, I just wanted the changes to remain in the paid. I'm just concerned that there may be so much to change that I will need to get the test site ready and then make all the changes at one time to the live site. It seems like a daunting process.

I guess, as I mentioned in my first post, if I could find a way to turn off the sliders and their sample photos on the paid, live page I'd be ok. I didn't expect when I changed to the paid theme, that their samples would show along with my menu items and posts.
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boomergp08 Premium
OK. Then if you feel there will be so many changes that you will need to make, just do them at your own pace. There is no reason why you would have to do any changes all at once.

As for the sliders, images and text that the theme is using, those can be swapped out for your own. Most times those customizations will be located in the header and slider area of the customize section.

My question is, what was your reason for purchasing the paid version of your free theme? Was their features that you didn't get with the free theme that the paid theme had?
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shelley8492 Premium
Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier Robert. The remnants of Nate came through and I lost internet.

It seemed just overwhelming with the changes. I have created a free site and got it up to speed and am now working on the upgraded theme. It's weird, the free theme has slider settings and a selection to turn them off. That was what I was looking for in the paid theme, but that option isn't there. They don't allow the use of sliders in the free theme, so not sure why the option is there. I will work with the theme creator on the rest of the issues I have. Yes, I knew I could change out the images on the sliders, but for the time being I just wanted to turn them off and I haven't found that option yet in the paid theme.

I did purchase the theme because of features it had.

I really appreciate your help. I know you are very busy. I really try to figure things out for myself first before asking for help.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Shelley.

Though I did not lose power here in the New York area, what is left of Nate is providing a nice cool breeze.

I find that very odd that the paid theme would not have the option to turn off the sliders, especially since the free theme did. That sounds like a glitch. You should email the creators of the theme and ask them directly.
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shelley8492 Premium
I finally found the option on the sliders. It was in a different area than the free theme.
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boomergp08 Premium
That is good to hear. I knew it had to be something because it just didn't make sense that the free theme had something the paid theme did not. It being in a different area is understandable, though I am sure a bit frustrating at first.
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VonnieOh Premium
Hi Robert,

Thanks for the training. How often do you create an XML file with Tools > Export?
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Yvonne. Personally I create a new file prior to every time I do an upgrade of a plugin or theme.
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Anandhijohn Premium
Mr Robert Thank you so much for awesome training.
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure. I am happy you liked it.
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vickg Premium
thanks that was great. I just finished my backup.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy I was able to help you.
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bpais1 Premium
I wish I would have done this before I upgraded my theme recently. It caused me a day of pain, working with WA support...trying to get my website back to "near normal" again.

WA support did suggest that a preferred plugin for backups is BackWPup. I've tried it and...it is not as simple as the standard wordpress backup utility but, it appears to be more thorough.

Your thoughts?

Jim
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, they suggested the same thing to me and I do have that on one of my sites. But for the majority of my sites I just use the WP Tools Export feature.

Fortunately I have not needed to reinstall my website, mainly because I have a test website of my other sites that I test out new plugins and theme upgrades before I actually do them on my main live sites.

Using a test website for all of my sites has saved me a lot of heartache. This way if something were to break my site, I will know about it ahead of time and not ruin my live site.
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bpais1 Premium
Good advice. I may eventually follow your lead and create a test website, too!
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boomergp08 Premium
If you want to save having a bunch of problems, definitely use one of your 25 free SiteRubix websites and set up a test website.
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Markadhel Premium
I've been wondering all along how to put a tumbnails on the previous blogs, which appears on the Homepage. And Featured Image is the Answer! Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. And depending on the theme you are using, its customization features may allow you to change the size of those thumbnails.
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Markadhel Premium
Hi bro, In the end i end up removing the featured image because when i changed my theme format from Blogging to Real estate, The same featured image comes on top of the actual posts. But for sure this new learning will come handy in the future.
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, some themes do that too.
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iscool78 Premium
Awesome training, Robert!
Thank you!
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TJnow Premium
Hi,
good training.
I ask myself why I don´t have the underline function U in the wordpress toolbar?
At least I can use the function with the keyboard shortcut.
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Aspiring Premium
The same thing happened to me - it used to be there, then disappeared after one of the Wordpress updates. I have to use highlighting the text, then Ctrl-U to make mine underline. It must be a theme/settings thing.
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TJnow Premium
Yes it seems to be so.
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viyee Premium
Hi Robert, Very helpful. Thank you for the training.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Peony
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Just wondering why I have not been index by google
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boomergp08 Premium
Depending on how new your website is, indexing could take a few days.
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This is help though but I like to ask. Do categories and tags settings determine the speed of google index
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boomergp08 Premium
No, only Google determines the speed of indexing depending on the age of your website.
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AdelaideM Premium
This was very useful to me. Thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am happy you found this tutorial useful information.
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Process1 Premium
Just completed that process, thank you. This is not easy. I have yet to figure out how to change existing placeholder text.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Everything is a learning curve that will get easier the more you do it. Like riding a bicycle.
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mpj159 Premium
Very useful! have been writing using open office but doesn;t opy & paste very well.
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boomergp08 Premium
I personally have always used MS Word and then paste it into the "Text" portion of the WordPress editor (not the "Visual" portion). Doing it this way strips out any hidden code that MS Word uses for formatting.
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NormaS1 Premium
Hello,
I can't seem to locate the wordpress editor tool bar on my site?
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Norma when you go to your page or post you should see one tool bar as noted 1. on the attached. If you don't have a second tool bar do step 2.

Now I am only assuming this is what you mean. If not let me know.
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NormaS1 Premium
Hi Helen, thanks for the reply, I've gone to both my pages and post and there is no tool bar showing?
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Now that's a stumper. Robert will know the answer so let's hope he sees this. If he doesn't here ask him by PM.
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NormaS1 Premium
Hi I've found it, thanks for your help
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Where was it hiding!

By the way I am now following you.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks for helping Helen.
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NormaS1 Premium
It was totally me, I neglected to click on the add new button to access it, I'm still getting used to navigating through the site, thanks for the follow, I'm following you back
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Fashionholic Premium
I used to add up keywords in keywords space ? should i delete them all?
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boomergp08 Premium
What is done is done. Deleting them will not change whatever has happened.

Just do not do it anymore.
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gmegs Premium
Using Keywords as Tags

HI Robert!
... Happy Easter!

Can you help me?
My Question:

Should I also use my keyword as a tag, and should it be indexed?
I keep finding conflicting opinions - I don't want to hurt rankings.

In the image, my search term was "planeswing golf training system", and I did the search for the past week only so they would show up together for my question.

If searching normally, the TAG result is the one that Google pulls up and is on page 2 - the proper url is nowhere to be found.

Thank you!
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rodeves Premium
Hu gmegs, I tag my keywords. About the image issue, in the edit details, and in the display section, are you linking your image to your custom url? Here you must add the page url where the image will be appearing. I hope I understood what you are asking. All the best!
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boomergp08 Premium
Joanne, yes I do use my keyword in tags along with one or two alternate yet relavent keywords should I have any. I will also use these keywords again in the image alt text but again, only if relavent.
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gmegs Premium
Thanks Robert!
... that's exactly what I wanted to hear, and what I've been doing.
Just needed to check - I had never observed the "tag" in search results before, so wanted to be sure.
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trumanonline Premium
Thanks Robert! I was just trying to figure out how to add the 2nd row on the tool bar and found your post.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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MikeLong Premium
Thanks again Robert !
This is just what I needed and I should have looked here first ! You nailed it again !
Regards !
Mike
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Mike. I always try to give the best infomation.
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L2D4R Premium
Thanks. This helped a lot.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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gmegs Premium
Hey Robert!

Would you know why I cannot copy and paste text with links within the same page.
- for instance: I'm working on a page that already has links inserted properly, but I want to move them to a different location on the same page afterwards.
Every time I try, it won't paste them.

Great training!
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boomergp08 Premium
Hmm. I have never tried pasting a link directly onto a page. Normally I insert a link by highlighting the text and using the insert/edit link feature.
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gmegs Premium
I was trying to move a a couple (already correctly inserted) links from one location to another on a very long (same) page.

It was driving me crazy - I was trying every trick in the book, with nothing working where it had previously.

It ended up being my Safari browser - works fine now with Chrome.

Thanks Robert!
ps - I was rooting for the Mets last night (oh well - great game though)
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boomergp08 Premium
That was a long game!!! But it gave me the opportunity to stay awake and alert enough to be doing keyword research for a weekly affiliate marketing blog I ghostwrite. The Mets will win tonight. :)
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BeverleyC Premium
I'm very new (have not made my website yet) but love your training.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. Make sure to reference the training once you do have your website and you need help.
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Ericabried Premium
Thanks for this basic training! I toggled my toolbar and another whole line of editing options appeared. Can kick myself for not realizing they were there! I also appreciate the help with creating drop down menus for my pages.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Erica. Don't worry, many people do not realize there is a whole another row of editor functions. Perhaps they either missed that part of the training and/or they just never tried pointing at or clicking on the other buttons.
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drtcdutton Premium
Thanks so much for this training. I needed to know how to do a drop down menu. I really appreciate it!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Trella. I am happy I was able to help you out.
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Tfritz Premium
Boomerang,

Thanks for your dips about the text editor. I have spento hours looking for a solution to this same problem you were talking about in your tutorial. Even the people at WordPress did not have with the program Jarte the answer is the question of how to enter MS word documents into the editor and still keep the formatting. My question now is will it work in the program Jarte . If you have been wondering where I have been. My computer took a major nosedive and I have been sorting out the pieces.

Thom
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boomergp08 Premium
Not sure about Jarte. You could always try. Or if possible, set up a test website identical to your live site, just minus most of the actual content, and then do the test there so as not to mess up your live site.

I just did a training tutorial on what I use my free site rubix test websites for. Check out the link below if you would like.
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Sherefashion Premium
Again Robert.
A big thank you for this lesson, this important. I hope everyone sees this sooner than later.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Sheree! So happy you have enjoyed my training.
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sheni7 Premium
HI everyone, I don't know what I did or how it happened but my WP Editor toolbar just disappeared. I have gone to the support page and have done everything that Jason said that needs to be done to bring it back. So I am asking the WA community for help. What do I need to do to get my WP Editor to come back? Thank you all in advance.
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Kae Premium
You may want to try deactivating all your plugins -- if that works, then just reinstall them one at a time, to see which is causing the problem.

If that doesn't work, then maybe try going back to the WP default theme, to see if its a theme issue?
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AnnieB Premium
Hi Robert, I don't know how I missed this training before, so I am sending you a delayed thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Annie. Better delayed than never. :)
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KCosta Premium
Thanks for the backup info. Wordpress wants to update and I did not want to lose anything. Even it says that it makes an automatic backup, but I do not trust that. Thanks again :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. The backup process I discuss above is super simple and takes less than 30 seconds to do.
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Je88 Premium
Robert you are my Panadol .
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Jeff.
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MarinaR Premium
Thanks Robert. Good info.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are very welcome Marina. I hope the information I shared here in my training tutorial will help you with your WordPress website creation.
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MrsT Premium
Thanks for the training Robert - quick question is there a way when writing a post to make it a page also? I'm still trying to figure out how to decide when writing content whether it should be a page or post and some I think are relevant for both. Thanks in advance!
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boomergp08 Premium
No you can't make a post into a page.

Remember, a page is more permanent information and posts are compliments to that page.

Example:

I write a page of content about why taking vitamin D3 daily is critical for a strong immune system and overall good health. I name the page, "Vitamin D3 for Wellness."

I can then write posts on many of the things that vitamin D3 prevents and cures and then interlink those posts to the page with the main story about vitamin D3.

So I could write a post about how vitamin D3 prevents the flu better than the flu vaccine and link it to the vitamin D3 page. I could put text in it that references that main story saying something like, "If you want to know why vitamin D3 is critical for overall health and wellness, check out my Vitamin D3 for Wellness page."

I would make the anchor text of the link itself the actual name of the page "Vitamin D3 for Wellness" which helps with SEO.
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Simoc Premium
Great stuff thankyou. I didn't know any of these and now it seems so simple. Plus my work is saved.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Simon. I too have my content as well as my pictures and videos saved on my computer and flash drive, in addition to using the WordPress Tools Export XML file. One should always have at least two sources to retrieve content in case of an emergency.
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SamiWilliams Premium
Great work, and I appreciate the information-
Sami
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Sami.
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malonge Premium
Thank you for this information. I love it when things are so easy.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy you found the information easy.
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montewolfe1 Premium
Thank you Robert.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Monte. I hope the information I provided helps you out.
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mrbill6771 Premium
Wow! I learn something new everyday! I have some tweeking to do!
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boomergp08 Premium
I'm glad to have helped you Bill. Hopefully the tweaks are not too much.
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mrbill6771 Premium
Not too much at all. Only improvements!
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boomergp08 Premium
That's good.
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AnteroM Premium
Very good training, thanks!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy you liked it.
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TanjaRita Premium
I have been always using "open in new window" even for internal links. I personally don't like when I am on a website and I click on an internal link and it takes me away from what I was reading. I often just want to have it open in another window so that I can read it after I have finished reading the page I am currently on.

Would you recommend I go back through my links and not have the internal ones open in a new window?
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boomergp08 Premium
No, it is not worth the effort. Though you are not following the general rule, there are many others that aren't either. I do not believe it will hurt your SEO and if it does, it is very minor.
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TanjaRita Premium
Thanks again for providing me with your knowledgeable insights Robert! I will leave the current links as is if it won't hurt SEO, but in the future I will not check this box for internal links. Although, I need all the SEO advantages I can get right now!
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boomergp08 Premium
There's a saying, "time heals all wounds." The same holds true for SEO and rankings. It takes time to achieve true rankings. Not as many people that claim they get high rankings shortly after posting are really getting it.

Some are not searching the correct way and many don't realize that Google will many times place new content high in the search results when it is brand new but only to lower their ranks a week or two later.
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TanjaRita Premium
So basically patience is my friend is what you are saying? I can be patient as long as I know that I am doing everything correctly.

I have gone through all levels of training (with the exception of affiliate bootcamp - I will tackle that in September when the kids are back in school) and have followed it step by step.

I want all of the advice I can get on how to improve my site, assuming it is the correct advice.
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, patience and consistent content creation. You website must take time to grow and mature, just like children. Read Kyle's post below on why you must have patience.
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TanjaRita Premium
Thanks for sharing. I have read this but it was good to read it again! Very insightful. I need to bookmark it and read it every time I feel impatient!
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vladsofronie Premium
Great training. Very easy and clear to understand for everybody.
Million thanks. And keep doing the hard work for us!.....hihihi....
Thank you very very much!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Vlad. I will continue to try and do "some" of the hard work for others. :)
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pinns Premium
I have certainly been fumbling my way through so far so your training is very valuable to me, thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are most welcome Paula. I am happy my training has helped you.
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BENJI89 Premium
my last lesson in Bootcamp covered how to back up my website, Kyle has also covered this topic in phase 2
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, this is where I first learned of it too, in the Phase 2 Boot Camp training. It is such a simple and quick thing to do that could save a lot of headaches down the road should a problem occur.
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Ireland123 Premium
Robert, thank you very much indeed for this training. It gives us guys who are new to WordPress, valuable insights to it's workings. This information, will be a great learning tool for most of us.

Liam
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Liam. I am happy that I was able to make it clear enough for everyone to understand.
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ralphhusa Premium
Thank you so much, Robert, for this information. I have been doing all of this by trial and error and to see it in a nice format that is very easy to understand is wonderful. This fills in a lot of holes that I did not quite understand. Great work.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you and you are welcome Ralph. I am happy that I was able to bring you some clarity on the basic uses of WordPress.
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Timard Premium
Hey Robert, I knew their was a good reason for following you, and this is one of them. This has been very educational, it is bookmarked so I can work with it in the near future. Thanks a lot for the tutorial of the WordPress.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Timothee. I'm so happy people are enjoying this tutorial because I know how confusing WordPress can be for the newbie and even those who have been using it. I just wanted to bring some better clarity to what some of the necessary features are.
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Timard Premium
And a great job your doing at that too.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you!
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solidbase Premium
Thanks Robert. My file is getting bigger by the day. :)
-Theuns
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Theuns and it will be getting even more bigger in the coming days as I release more training. :)
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solidbase Premium
Lay it on me bro !
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boomergp08 Premium
Oh I will! I am currently compiling images that I am going to use in my upcoming Google+ training.
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JewelCarol Premium
Very good training, thank you Robert. ;))
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Jewel! I am happy you enjoyed my Part 1 training on the basics of WordPress.
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Cheetalope Premium
Thanks for the info. Really helpful.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Breanda and I am happy that you found it to be helpful..
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Bluette Premium
thank you, Robert. really good summary
Milla
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boomergp08 Premium
You are very welcome Milla. I am glad you enjoyed my training tutorial Part 1.
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johnwnewman Premium
Handy reminder to back up Robert, I will do that now! Great training!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you John. Many times we all forget to do the one little simplest thing that can save us a lot of heartache should the unthinkable happen.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Hi there Robert. Another dog ear corner for the save regime. Thanks
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Helen. Another tag to be added for you. :)
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SarahEvrin Premium
Wow! really good information and very clearly explained. I like your writing style, looking forward to part 2. Thank you Robert :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Sarah and I am happy that I was able to clearly explain the many basic features of WordPress. I try really hard to explain things as simple as possible so that everyone can understand what is what, because I know it can get pretty confusing sometimes.
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boucherda Premium
Great training Robert. It actually reminds us of stuff that we have somehow forgotten on the way. Many thanks.
David
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome David. Yes there are many little things that along the way we tend to forget that can be quite helpful if we had just remembered them. With all of the new information to absorb, sometimes we just need a refresher course in what needs to be done.
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Judy-B Premium
Very helpful, Robert. I have one question. If I have Dropbox do I need to do the other WordPress backup?
Thank you so much. It's bookmarked. :)
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gannet Premium
Hi Judy,
I would suggest you to backup one copy to your system or an external drive.
Keeping you files in dropbox in the cloud is okay. but you should have it saved it in your computer and move safe in a external drive.
This is the most safe option.As you have mitigated your risk at two different locations.
thanks. Gannet
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Judy. - No. If you have DropBox then just continue to use it. The WordPress feature I mention is for people who do not have DropBox.
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MGalligan Premium
Thank you, Robert, very good information, I always pick up tips on how to improve my site from your post. They are simple and easy to follow instructions, great for newbies like me. Well done! :-) Maria
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Maria. I try real hard to make the information I provide to be easy to understand so that everyone, especially newbies, can understand. I am happy you have learned some new things from my training tutorial.
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Petitpas Premium
Hi there. Good post. With regard to writing in Word, if I "paste as plain text" into the web post, does this clear the unnecessary formatting?
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gannet Premium
nor necessarily. The text and format that you have made in ms word will remain the same. You will have to adjust the spacing and sometimes even the font. As the editor in Wordpress is different and might not have the same fonts.
If my answer is not clear, please let me know what actually you are intending to do?
Thanks, Gannet
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Petitpas Premium
Hi Gannet I usually compose my post in Word, just the basics of the text, then copy and paste as plain text into my webpage. Then I go through and do all the formatting on the webpage itself in draft mode.
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gannet Premium
Dear Petit,
You can directly format your text in word , by preparing the whole document itself, and then when its ready with all its formating you can directly paste it in your website page. There will be no changes. It will be the same as you set it up in word.
I too get my page ready in MS Word but in page layout mode, I dont use the draft mode.. And then paste it in the site page.
Only there might be spaciig or font problem.

Tip: Some people use MS word to develop the site and save it as htmp page.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. To tell you the truth, I do not know because I have not tried that yet. I have been doing it the way Kyle teaches us in his training as follows.

1) When you go into the WordPress editor, click on the "Text" Tab
2) Paste in your MS Word doc
3) Click on the "Visual" Tab and continue as normal
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gannet Premium
Yes you are spot on. Regards, Gannet
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Petitpas Premium
Ok, thanks Gannet, well explained.
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Petitpas Premium
Thanks boomergp08!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome!
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dickw Premium
Some critical instruction. Particularily the backup. Really good job.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Dick. For such a simple and quick process for the backup of your website content, it is a great insurance policy against something going wrong and you losing all of you content and comments.
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JeffL61 Premium
Great training, sir! I'm going to do this immediately "just in case" it could ever be needed.
Thanks,
Jeff
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Jeff and you are welcome. I am glad you enjoyed my Part 1 Training on the basics of WordPress.
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DarleneB Premium
Great training. I didn't know that you could down load your site from tools. I installed a plugin called Backup Buddy. I just might take that out of there now. I'd imagine the less plug ins the faster the site speed.

Can't wait to tomorrows training as it's stuff I don't really know.
Thank you
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Darlene. Yes, the less plugins a website has the faster it will run.
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Indi-Em Premium
Very nice tutorial. I look forward to the next one. Thanks Robert.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Emilie. I hope to post it tomorrow.
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gomohr Premium
If you pick up one little nugget from any training it is a win. I picked up two. Sweet!
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boomergp08 Premium
That's awesome Jerry! I hope I do not disappoint in my Part 2, which should be sometime tomorrow.
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ricksr Premium
Another wonderful training episode. Thank you again Robert
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Rick. I hope to post Part 2 sometime tomorrow.
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MavicOsea Premium
Hello boomergp08! Thank you! It's good that I got this information because I just started my website and need to learn about wordpress.
Looking forward for the next topic.
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