Wednesday, 01 July 2015 by admin
We know that Wordpress site transfers can sound painful or might be to much of a headache. but with backup buddy it very simple. If you follow our steps you can do a manual migration in no time. At the end we will also be leaving our option of backup buddy with our experiences.
Most of the sites we build are built on a Wordpress platform. Wordpress is a PHP based platform and offers you, the client, a powerful CMS system allowing you to make changes to the content of your website. WordPress is used by over 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013 (source Wikipedia) and powers around 60 Million websites across the web.
Save an image on the computer hard drive. In the format bar (icons between the title and content boxes) select the icon for ‘Upload/Insert’, choose From Computer, select files, find the image wherever it is saved on the Hard Drive. This will upload the image.
On the main dashboard of wordpress, select page from the left hand side of the page. Add new, then create a title for your page in title box, insert content into content box, and select Parent if the page is to be a child page otherwise leave blank.
Most websites are made of pages and posts. Posts are categorized eg overall heading with sub headings eg Footwear as the heading and Shoes/Boots as the sub heading. If posts are uncategorized, they could end up anywhere on the site. Pages do not necessarily need to be categorized. If they are, they become Parent and Child eg Shoes as the Parent, Heels/Sandal/Boots would be the Child Pages. There are also grandchild pages which are sub areas of the child pages eg Heels as the child page and Stilettos/Wedges as grandchild pages.
Common widgets are ‘Recent Posts’, ’Recent Comments’, ‘Categories’ etc. They can be renamed. RSS Feed shows up to date activity on the site. ‘Search’ will provide a search bar on the site. ‘Tag Cloud’ will provide a selection of relevant tags.
Once all the relevant pages and posts have been created, go to the main Dashboard and on the left select ‘Appearances’ and then choose ‘Menu’. On the top right, type the menu name as Main Menu and select ‘Create Menu’.
On the dashboard, go to ‘Settings’ and choose ‘General’. Fill in the Site title and tag line with a relevant SEO Title in Site title and sub title in Tag line. These will appear in the blue bar at the very top of the website screen and as the heading and sub heading if the website Homepage.