If you’re a StudioPress customer, I highly recommend you watch the basic videos on their website before setting up your own website. You have to be logged in to see the videos StudioPress provide.
When you make a new WordPress web page there are very few clues as to how you add content to that page. All you see is the page title and some text. You’re told to start typing, or press the forward slash key.
This is all you see when you make a new WordPress post or page…
If you want to type a paragraph of text, just place your cursor and start typing. If you want to add one of the many available blocks such as an image gallery, list or blockquote, type a forward slash.
typing a forward slash opens this dialogue box…
If you want to see all of the available options you need to…
- Hover your cursor over the left.
- When you see the plus icon, click it.
- Use the down arrows to open or close the boxes.
- Select any block from any of the expanded boxes.
After you expand a box using the down arrow you see this…
I could now select a paragraph, image or heading block by clicking the appropriate icon.
The block settings
Block settings don’t show until you select that specific block.
Each block has a toolbar above the block and more block settings in the sidebar.
Remember you MUST select a block first. Then click the down arrows to expand and display all of the settings in the sidebar.
Now you’re ready to get started…
If you bought your theme directly from StudioPress there are some starter videos in your my.studiopress.com user area.
If you’re not a StudioPress customer, it’s possible your web host provides some basic training videos to help you get started.
If all else fails try Youtube for videos or your local library for books about WordPress. A little bit of learning goes a long long way.
Watch this short video to get you started.
Looking for a StudioPress theme or hosting?
Check out the two links below…
Buy a StudioPress theme outright and use it on all of your sites. There are three ways to get all of the StudioPress themes AND save.
When you sign up for a WP Engine plan, you receive the Genesis Framework and 36 StudioPress Themes free. That’s over $2,000 in value.