LOGIN

To log in – type in the URL of your site followed by /wp-admin

Example: immortagen.com/wp-admin

On this page, you will then enter your username and password provided by Running Robots.

VISUAL COMPOSER BASICS

Visual Composer is a plugin that takes the basic WordPress editor and turns it into a visually appealing user interface. This helps our clients better understand the backend and makes everything less complicated.

 

How To Turn Visual Composer On

After you log into the backend of your website and click on pages from the left-hand dashboard, then select a page to edit, the top of your page should look like this:

If your page doesn’t look like this, simply click on “backend editor”, which is normally on the blue tab labeled “classic mode” above.

Text – Headers & Body Text

When editing a page, you can edit the text that is already in place by clicking on the pencil button as shown below:

If you want to add a new text block, you will click on the “+” symbol throughout the page, and select “text block”.

 

Within the text block editor, you have many options similar to Microsoft Word(view image below).

  • The red circle highlights the Toolbar Toggle, which minimizes and maximizes your text editing options.
  • The green circle highlights the ability to change the size of your text (body, Heading options 1-6)
  • The blue circle highlights the ability to change the color of your text from outside of WordPress (word/online) without adding any of the stylings from the Theme Options Menu.
  • The purple circle allows you to paste text from outside of WordPress (word/online) without adding any of the stylings that are applied to the text

ADDING NEW USERS

After logging in, you will see a tab in the left dashboard labeled “Users” which you will click.

At the top of this page, you will have the option to “add new”

 

Here you will enter the desired information for a new user

At the bottom of this page there will be a “role” tab. These are the different roles:

  • Administrator – somebody who has access to all the administration features within a single site.
  • Editor – somebody who can publish and manage posts including the posts of other users.
  • Author – somebody who can publish and manage their own posts.
  • Contributor – somebody who can write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them.
  • Subscriber – somebody who can only manage their profile.

BLOGGING

To see all of you current posts, click on the “posts” tab on the left-hand side of the dashboard.

Here you can edit, view, and delete your current posts

Creating A Blog Post

While you are under the “posts” tab, you can click “add new” at the top of the page to add a new post.

Here you can title your post, add content,  set a featured image, add categories, add tags, and other various options.

By default, your posts include comments at the bottom of each post. If you wish to hide this, scroll to the bottom of the new post’s page and uncheck “allow comments” under “Discussion”. If you are unable to find this, go back to the top of the page and click on “screen options” in the top right. You will then check the “discussion” box. Scroll back down and you should be able to see the “comments” check box.

Categories

Categories are used to relate various articles. Always try to link your posts to the proper categories, as this will help the user find other similar posts and content.

Tags

Tags are similar to categories. Tags are like focus words. Add as many relatable tags as you can, as this will allow the user to get a better understanding of what the post is about.

PRODUCTS

Under the “products” tab on the left dashboard, you will be able to see all of your current products and have the option to add new products.

TIP: When I am adding a product that is very similar to an existing product (i.e. same category, same price) I usually scroll down to the existing product, click duplicate, and make the necessary changes for the new product.

Right Bar

Along the right bar on the Products page, you will find the options to select the product category or categories, add product tags, add gallery images, and set the featured image.

Adding A Product

To add a new product, click on the “add product” button at the top of the products page.

Here you will type the product name, and a brief description if desired.

Below in the product data box is where you will change all of the products variables.

Simple Product

If there is only one variation of a product, you will use the simple product format. This is the default selection in WooCommerce when creating a product.

For more information check out this tutorial from Woocommerce

Variable Product

If your product has variations (i.e. Small Medium Large), this is the product data category you will use.

To start, you will click on the “attributes” tab under the “product data” box. You will then either choose an existing custom attribute or create your own using the “add” button.

If you are creating a new attribute, you will have to enter in an attribute name (size, color, length, etc.) along with attribute values (small, medium, large | blue, black, yellow, green). Make sure you check the “used for variations” box.

You will then click “save attributes”

Adding Variations

  1. Go to the “variations” tab.Click on “add variation”.
  2. Click on “add variation”.
  3. Next, to the product number, you will see the attribute scroll down.
  4. Here you will select the desired value attribute for that specific variable product (i.e. small, medium, large).

For more information check out this tutorial from Woocommerce

Adding dimensions & weight to products

Can We Improve This Walkthrough?

This walkthrough is a new addition to our service. If any information is unclear or if there is something you would like to learn that is not listed, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will gladly update this walkthrough. Please contact Kiley Murphy or Adam Engel for any questions or comments.

Kiley@therunningrobots.com or Adam@therunningrobots.com