Congratulations on the completion of your WordPress website! Owning a website can be both thrilling and daunting, especially when it comes to managing and updating it regularly. To ensure you feel confident in using your new online platform to its fullest potential, I’ve created this comprehensive aftercare guide just for you.

Aftercare for your WordPress Website

  1. Website Access Information
    Let’s start with the basics. To access your WordPress website’s admin panel, simply navigate to YourWebsiteURL.com/wp-admin (replace YourWebsiteURL with your own URL). Use the provided username and temporary password (if applicable) to log in. As an essential security measure, we strongly recommend changing your password immediately.
  2. Content Management
    One of the most important aspects of your website is content creation. Your website comes with pages already created for you, but you may desire to update these pages & create more pages later on. From your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Pages and choose the page you wish you edit. If using the Divi theme, be sure to click “Edit With Divi” to access the drag-and-drop visual builder.
  3. Menu Management
    The navigation menu is your website’s roadmap. From your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Menus, where you can edit which pages are displayed on your menu. Be sure to hit “Save” in the bottom right corner so save any changes.
  4. Media Library
    Your media library is home to all the images and documents used on your website. You can upload new images to this section to use throughout your website, and you can easily access anything uploaded to your Media Library when editing your Pages or Posts. Tip: avoid uploading videos directly to your Media Library, as this can slow down your website. Instead, upload your videos to a platform like Youtube or Vimeo, and then embed the videos into your website.
  5. Plugin Usage
    Plugins add functionality to your site without any coding. Keep your plugins up-to-date regularly to ensure your website is secure & functioning optimally. Avoid removing plugins unless you are certain you no longer need them – your completed website will often have a few plugins installed as part of your custom web design.
  6. Theme Customization
    Personalize your website with ease by customizing certain aspects using your theme’s built-in options. You don’t need to be a developer to make your website look unique and true to your brand! From your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Divi > Theme Customization to make any edits to your logo, default colours, or other aspects.

WordPress is one of the most common website builders, so if you’re needing more support or guidance for making simple changes to your website you can often find specific tutorials on Youtube or through Google. As a Website Witchery client, you may also have access to additional support after the creation of your website – reach out to our team if you are unsure of what additional support is included in your package.

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