- I normally suggest having two or three windows open when I work in an admin: the admin, the public website, and the documentation.
- I named this page “Z Documentation” to put it at the end of your list of Pages. You may change it if you wish without disturbing the URL (permalink).
- Review my general WordPress documentation, specifically the Editing section, prior to reviewing your specific documentation below.
- In admin menu at left, Posts, Pages and Conditions are where you will do most of your initial work.
- Posts are specifically for blog posts. Until you have a few good posts, I suggest we keep these in draft status and remove widgets from sidebar locations (see below). The individual post currently shows date, author, and categories; this can be modified if desired. I established the “News” page to be the archive of posts. This can be added to main navigation when ready.
- I have disabled Comments sitewide, figuring you do not want people to have the ability to comment on your blog posts. If this changes, let me know. If you accept comments from others you open up your website to the associated troubles, risks, and advised precautions that we should implement.
- Pages and Conditions are almost exactly the same in functionality. Each has it own menu, with Pages across the top in main nav and Conditions in the sidebar.
- Other areas of interest are Appearance > Widgets and Appearance > Menus. BE CAREFUL. When in doubt, back out.
(none of these were intentionally changed from existing site)
- H1: page title on all pages
- H2: largest/main headings, as on food allergies
- H3: headings as on 10 step pages
- H4: smaller headings as on food allergies, small number of these are bold, Note: also used as many of main headings on other pages that should be changed to H2
- H5: smaller headings as on credentials
- .subtitle: apply to span, as under headings in 10 steps
- URL is now called a permalink and is located immediately below title on the individual page, post or condition.
- If you don’t change any of the existing URLs, we won’t need any redirects from old site.
- New pages, conditions, and (blog) posts will create their own URLs, exactly as title upon save. It can be modified with additional rich keywords by clicking Edit, OK, Update.
Page Updates or New
- Click Conditions or Pages, choose page you want to update and click the title or edit. Quick edit can also come in handy for certain actions.
- Additional optimization can be done below this editing field within Theme SEO settings by overriding Document Title and/or adding/changing Description and Keywords.
- Title tag – This is what appears in the very top blue bar in the browser. Ailment first, followed by business/doctor name. Observe the naturally created title before overriding.
- Description – As genuine as it can be, complementing the Title.
- Keywords – choose words people might search for from the page content that are not in the title or description. Don’t go overboard; these are not as important anymore, so just put the important missing words matching the particular page’s content.
- Content – copy and paste your entire document. Formatting and links should remain intact. See more below.
- Add new pages or conditions to nav, per below.
- I suggest you use minimal formatting in your document to be copied. Then format text within the editor.
- Coloring the font is likely the only additional formatting that is needed.
- Copy and paste your doc into new page.
- NOTE: the actual Page Title has been hidden because of the way the existing pages were constructed. Make sure to include an H1 title within the body of any new page.
- Make paragraph headings into H2, H3, H4, or H5 per above. Highlight them and “unbold” if needed.
- Ask me as needed about “accenttable.”
- See my documentation for links, within Posts.
- Select appropriate menu to edit.
- In left column, expand Pages or Conditions, new will appear first in most recent, or view all, select page to add, add to menu. It will appear at bottom of menu in right column. Drag up to desired position being careful not to indent. Expand it and Add Title Attribute (the description when you hover over the nav link, often the exact same as the Nav link).
- For Conditions that you want to appear two or more times in the navigation, add a second instance of the page, expand it and change the title. A good example of this is Headaches and Migraines.
- Conditions without pages cannot be placed in nav. Add them when created. You could add a text widget somewhere with Coming Soon if desired.
Widgets / Sidebars
Read the general definition/distinction of widgets and sidebars on my documentation page, only one paragraph.
- I’ve placed numerous, likely extra, widgets in various locations so you can see the flexibility of the system and the layout. Note where they currently are, then feel free to move them around. For example, if you want your page sidebar to show only the conditions and insurance as it currently does, consider putting the recent posts and categories (once you have a body of blog posts) in the After Entry or a Footer Widget area.
- Although the same widget may want to appear in two places, such as the buttons in upper right of header and lower left footer, it needs to be copied and created a second time. Also note for this particular widget, there cannot be spaces between the buttons or the formatting will change.
- Widgets can be saved near the very bottom in the Inactive Widgets area by dragging them there. BE CAREFUL, as dragging and letting go can completely lose a widget. Again, a reason I suggest keeping a copy after created.
- After Entry currently only shows on Posts, see individual post. This can be further styled, if used.
- If you’d prefer your buttons to be at the bottom of the content area on conditions and pages as they currently are and not in the footer widgets, I can locate the code to add After Entry to pages. These buttons may also look good in the primary sidebar.
- The list of insurances is also included in Pages just as a record of the text but is not used.
- The Primary Sidebar is the default to be displayed on Post (blog) pages. Because the existing site doesn’t have blog posts, the Primary Sidebar reflects that of the original site. New sidebars can be created if you want different content to appear in the sidebar of Pages/Conditions and Posts. However, to make the pages and conditions reflect different sidebar content once your blogging is well underway, we will need to open each Page and Condition and select a different Primary sidebar, once.
Lastly, I always stress, thoroughly check your work. It’s easy for the best of us to miss something.