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how do i update my wordpress site once it’s completed?

Once your WordPress site is completed, with a bit of effort you should be able to edit the content of the main website pages yourself. If the home page and main navigation of the pages is animated or highly customized you probably wouldn’t be able to update it yourself without our assistance, but you will be able to log in and add content to the pages or add blog posts and share them on social media yourself.

After your site is completed, we’ll give you the login link and username and password in order to get into your own WordPress dashboard. We’ve made a basic video showing you the general sections of the dashboard and how to get around in it. We primarily use the Divi theme for new sites these days, which is very popular and we use a series of modules to create each of your site pages. This tutorial should be enough to give you an overview of the Divi theme and get you going. We do our best to label each module in the site as we’re building it, so that if you do want to update the site yourself later on, you will be able to find the one you’d like to edit, make your changes, save the module… and then don’t forget to save the page itself with the big blue update button at the top right of the page. Voila!

Last but not least, don’t forget to update the WordPress software, theme and plugins when they need it. We’d say to log in at least once per month and simply click the “update” buttons next to any notices of new versions of the software or themes that are available. Here are two screen shots to walk you through it: Updating1 and Updating2. If you’re unsure about any of this, please ask us. We have a maintenance plan for those of you that don’t remember to do this, or don’t exactly know what to look for. Keeping the software updated is a good way to stay ahead of hackers and viruses and to keep the website secure. Also, it’s always a good idea to test your contact form periodically to make sure that’s sending and receiving without any issues.

For more specific instructions on how to update your blog with new posts, click here.

If you’re looking for info on how to add new audio demos to your website player, click here.

And here is a post that will explain how to update the video players that we use.

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