Updating your own Website
Welcome to the Video Tutorial section of the Tropical Coast Web Design website. This area has been created especially for our clients to learn how to run their own websites using the integrated Content Management System. The number of video tutorials here will increase over time as requests for tutorials are answered.
If you have any questions about how to run your site designed by Tropical Coast Web Design, please send them through to us and we will record customised tutorials to answer any problems you have.
When watching the videos here, you can change the quality and size to suit your viewing requirements. This is done using the controls inside each video.
#1 Accessing the Site Dashboard
This video covers how to log into your website’s Dashboard using the username and password provided by your web designer. The Dashboard is the “control station” for the backend of your website and is the key access point for all the following tutorials.
Running Time: 2.45min
#2 Creating a new page for your website
In this tutorial video, we create a new website page from scratch using the WordPress CMS.
Running Time: 5.19min
#3 Using Blocks in WordPress
In this tutorial video, we use several of the most popular “blocks” to create and arrange content in the WordPress CMS.
Running Time: 8.44min
#4 Moving Blocks and arranging content
In this tutorial video, we rearrange our content to look more attractive by moving the “blocks” around the page.
Running Time: 4.29min
#5 Adding links in WordPress
In this tutorial video, we add links to our content (text and images).
Running Time: 4.19min
#6 Updating WordPress & plugins
In this video tutorial, we look at how to keep your WordPress installation and any associated site plugins up to date.
Running Time: 4.07min
#7 Using the WordPress menu system
In this video tutorial, we add our new pages into the menu system of the website.
Running Time: 4.29min
#8 Installing new plugins
In this video tutorial, we will go through the process of finding and installing new plugins that will add extra functionality to your website.
Running Time: 2.09min
#9 Adding a gallery
In this video tutorial, we will add an image gallery using the WordPress Gallery block.
Running Time: 2.43min
#10 Using the Kadence Blocks plugin
In this video tutorial, we will look at the advanced blocks available through the Kadence Blocks plugins and how they can be used to give your site a professional layout.
Running Time: 6.46min
#11 Slideshows with Smart Slider 3
In this video tutorial, we will edit the slideshow for your website built using the Smart Slider 3 plugin.
Running Time: 4.05min
#12 Adding Blog Articles
In this tutorial, we will cover the differences between Posts and Pages on WordPress and how to add a new blog posts (or article) to your website.
Running Time: 3.03min