To  edit and create content,  go to www.grahamsappraisalas.com/wp-login.php

After logging in click on the house icon at the top left to switch between your site and the dashboard.

There are 2 types of objects that build a WordPress site

  1. Pages Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages do not use tags or categories. An “About” page is the classic example.
  2. Posts Posts are entries listed in reverse chronological order. If you have created any sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts.

The content of these pages and posts can be enhanced by adding media or pictures, which are managed from dashboard>media (left sidebar), or through the addition of plugin elements, which are installed from dashboard>plugins(left sidebar). You currently use these plugins:

  • Columns – Lets you divide text, into one or more columns. Instructions
  • Fonts – Adds a menu to your writing area that lets you choose font and size
  • Maps – Lets you build a map, go to dashboard  > maps (left sidebar), that is then placed on a page or post as a shortcode.
  • Tables – Lets you build a table, go to dashboard  > table (left sidebar), that is then placed on a page or post as a shortcode.

Once your content is created it is all tied together through the menus at the top of your site, which can be edited from dashboard>appearance>menus.  A great way to organize your site content is through the use of categories. These lets you group posts together into one continuous page. For example, you might have 50 items you want to sell so you create 50 posts and assign them all the category of “Items for sale”. You then create a menu item that links to just these posts as a group.

Adding slideshow images to a sale page:

  1. Clean up previous week’s photos:
    Go to “Downloads” folder and rename previous “photos” folder with the name of the last sale
  2. In Adobe Elements: photos are sorted per Bev
    Type Ctrl+A to Select All, blue outlines will appear around each photo
    File>Export As New Files
    Under “File Type,” select JPEG as the format
    Under “Location,” browse to “Exported Photos” folder in the Downloads folder
    In the “Filenames” box, select “Common Base Name.” You can leave that box blank.
    Click “Export.”
    The photos are all renamed now in the order that they were arranged in Adobe Elements.
  3. In Visual Lightbox, create a new gallery.
    Click the dropdown arrow next to the green plus sign and select “Add images from folder…”
    Browse to Downloads>>Exported Photos and click “Select Folder.”
    Images have been renumbered by Adobe Elements so they will upload in the correct order.
    Click “Publish” globe icon from the top menu.
    Destination should already be populated with the correct folder. Click the “Publish” button.
    If everything worked, a web browser containing the images should open up.
  4. In FileZilla, click the dropdown arrow directly below the word “Edit” and select http://grahamsappraisals.com. If the connection succeeds, the “Remote site” side of the page will be populated with folders and files.
    In the bottom right box, right click on the folder icon next to the word “photos,” and click “Delete.” Confirm the delete when prompted.
    Right click anywhere else in the same list of folders and select “Refresh.” The “Photos” folder should then disappear.
    In the upper right box under the words “Remote site,” click once on the folder with the slash next to it to select it.
    In the upper left box, scroll down to the “photos” folder. Click on it and drag it over to the folder in the upper right box, then drop it. This initiates the upload from your local computer to the web server.
    If a message pops up saying the target file already exists, select “Overwrite” and select “Always use this action,” then “OK.”
  5. Once all of the files are uploaded, open a new web browser and navigate to http://www.grahamsappraisals.com/photos/index.html
    Verify that the files are there and the page is working.
    If there is a problem, you will see Error 404 below the main cover photo.
    Once you have verified the page is working correctly, copy the url from your web browser.
  6. Navigate to http://grahamsappraisals.com/login.php and log in. Click “Pages” on the left, then “All Pages” next to that Hover over the “Next Sale,” and click “Edit” underneath.
    Highlight the “Click Here for Photos” link and click the “Insert or edit link” button at the top (looks like a couple of chain links), then paste the url from the previous step. Finish by clicking the “Apply” button (looks like a carriage return arrow). Click “Update” on the right to publish the new photos.
  7. Finally, test by going  to grahamsappraisals.com, clicking on the “Next Sale” page and clicking on the link to photos.

More help is available from the help menu at the top right of the dashboard and from WordPress Support.