Learn more – grow your mind
Welcome to the Orange Zest Media members page
Here are some of my favorite web resources in random order:
- Pixabay.com – a great source of free photos and graphics to perk up your site
- Unsplash.com – another great source of free photos
- Ami.responsivedesign.is – How does your website look on different devices? Enter your URL and see for yourself
- Coolors.co – Help you find the right colors for your page
- Canva – Make graphics for your blog post.Easy and fun to use. Create a free account and give it a try.
New to Divi? What’s Divi? Get started here.
Divi is the web building tool used to design this website. Here is a link to a 25-minute video tutorial to learn the basics of Divi for creating a new page or just making edits to an existing page.
For more information than you probably want, go to the Divi Theme Documentation page. But if you just want the highlights, the “Learning the Basics” video is as much as most people need or want.
Learning Divi can be a little tricky sometimes. So, I have made a practice page so that you can experiment without messing up your public pages. Look for “Divi Practice Page 1” in the pages section of the WordPress dashboard.
Don’t know what a dashboard is? Check out some of the short videos listed below to get started. Need more help? Send me an email; I will try to get you back on track.
Have fun, Dave
Tutorial Videos for WordPress
What Is WordPress?
An overview what WordPress is and how it works explain in an easy to understand video. (Source: iThemes.com)
Working with Pages and Post
The two main areas for text content in WordPress are “Pages” and “Posts”. These are the building blocks of WordPress. The short tutorials below will help you understand the differences. Two other useful tools that add power to your WordPress site are “Tags” and “Categories”. When used properly, they can make your site content easier to find. The two short videos on “Tags” and “Categories” explain their uses. Finally, “Excerpts” and “Featured Images” are two more tools you can add to your website to make the content more robust.
Adding Links in WordPress
How to add links to text and the different types of link. (Source: iThemes.com)
Working with Login and Dashboard Pages
Before you can edit your WordPress site you need to log into the dashboard. The dashboard is where most all the settings for your WordPress site are configured.
Your WordPress Login
In order to edit your WordPress site, first you need to login. (Source: iThemes.com )
Exploring the WordPress Dashboard
The dashboard allows you to control the way the adjust the settings of WordPress site.
Using the WordPress Admin Bar
The video will explain all the links once you are logged into your WordPress site.
(Source: iThemes.com )
Exploring WordPress Settings
This is an advance video. Most users will not need to work with these settings. If you want to just learn more about how things work, this is a section for you. NOTE: Some of the setting in this area can break your site!
(Source: iThemes.com )