WordPress Getting Started – Adding Post and Page Main

Logging into C3SC WordPress dashboard

You can log into C3SC WordPress by Adding /wp-admin to the end of the homepage link or at the following address: https://websitename/wp-admin

Wordpress login

Fill in your credentials detail and you will be redirected to the WordPress dashboard

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How to Create a WordPress Post and Page

WordPress is built around two basic concepts. Posts and Pages. Both have their respective uses and can add very dynamic elements to your site. Posts and pages can be used to publish the same kinds of content. Both can include text and media presented in a range of layouts.

A Posts are news or informational updates that have a published/updated date and is displayed on the blog or news page. It appears in the reverse chronological order on the news or home page. Due to their reverse chronological order, your posts are meant to be timely. Posts usually use tags or categories to organise them

A page, in essence, are usually static content – the “About” and “Contact” pages can consider as an example. Unlike a post that will move towards the bottom of the pile as more posts are is added, a page will stay exactly where you put it. Instead of being organised into categories, pages are usually part of a hierarchical structure that you create yourself using hyperlinks and menus.

Adding a New Post

To add a new Post, hover over the Posts menu option in the left-hand navigation menu and in the fly-out menu, click the Add New link. Alternatively, click the Posts menu option and then click the Add New link underneath, or the Add New button at the top of the page. You will be presented with a page similar to the image below.

Adding a New Post

On next page you will see the WordPress posts editor. The most important parts of this page are:

  • Post and Page Title – This first part of the post or page that is visible to your visitors on the site. enter the title of your post in this field.
  • Post and Page Content – you can use the WordPress WYSIWYG editor to add the actual content of your post. Note that it has two tabs – Visual (use the editor to format your text) and Text (add your HTML code directly).
  • Publish – once you have filled in all information you can preview the post on your site and you can change the date of publication, for example, on future date if you do not want to publish the post immediately. when you are ready to publish the post, click on the Publish button.
  • Format – choose the format of the post. formats, you can choose here how the post looks, otherwise you should leave this option as “standard”.
  • Categories – choose the categories for the post. You can choose one or multiple categories for your post. Categories are very useful to sort your posts because visitors can browse categories and display all posts from a specific category.
  • Tags – tags work similar to categories. However, you can assign posts from different categories to the same tag. Visitors can display all posts with the same tag by clicking the tag link. Choose a tag for your post or create a new one by clicking the “Add” button.
  • Featured Image – choose the image for the post. This is a representative image of a post. If your theme supports the featured images, probably it will be displayed, for example, on blog pages or on other pages for which your theme has enabled support.
  1. Save Draft means the post has not been published and remains a draft for you.
  2. Preview shows a live preview of your Post/Page. You can use it to see how your post will look after publishing.
  3. Status allows you to set a status for your post. WordPress automatically handles post status for drafts and published posts.
  4. Visibility You can also change the visibility of the Page by clicking the Edit link just to the right of Visibility: within the Publish panel.
  5. Public is the default and means the page is viewable to all. There is also an option to make the Post ‘sticky’. Sticky posts are placed at the top of all blog posts and stay there even after new posts are published.
  6. Password Protected allows you to assign a password to your page. Only people who have the password will be able to access the Post/Page.
  7. Private hides the content from the public completely. Normal users and visitors will not be aware of private content. You will only see the private content when you are logged into your WordPress dashboard.
  8. Move to Bin allows you to delete a WordPress post. Deleted posts live under trash, and you can restore them if you need to for up to 30 days.
  9. Finally, the Publish Clicking the Publish button will save your Page/Post and publish it on your website. Remember if you scheduled a post, then it will appear on your site on the scheduled date and time.

By default, when you click the Publish button your Page/Post is published immediately. To change this, click the Edit link just to the right of Publish immediately within the Publish panel. You can then select the date and time that you’d like to schedule your Page/Post to be published. You must also click the Publish button when you have updated the date and time fields to publish at the desired date and time.

Creating a New Post

This tutorial video takes a brief tour of all the buttons and functions in the WordPress editor, which is used for editing posts, pages, and other types of content in WordPress.

If you’ve ever used a text editor like Microsoft Word, then you’ll be right at home with the editor toolbar in WordPress. The buttons across the top of the edit pane allow you to simply format text by highlighting a word or phrase, then clicking the button corresponding with the appropriate format style.

Covered in this video:

  • How to use each function in the WordPress editor toolbar.
  • How to apply bold, italic, or strikethrough formats.
  • Inserting bulleted or numbered lists.
  • Highlighting text with the blockquote function.
  • Aligning text to the left, centre, or right.
  • Creating and editing text links.
  • Using the “More” function to display just an excerpt on the front page.
  • The gorgeous, distraction-free full-screen mode.
  • Show the second row of buttons with the “Kitchen Sink” button!
  • Toggling between Visual and Text/HTML mode in the editor.
  • And much, much more…

Creating a New Post

Posts are blog entries—or articles—that are displayed in chronological order on your homepage, typically with the newest post at the top. Unlike pages, posts usually have comments fields beneath them and are also included in your site’s RSS feed.

Covered in this video:

  • Creating a new post in WordPress using the Posts > Add New > sub-panel.
  • Personalizing the Add New Post interface.
  • The new, auto-resizing editor.
  • Formatting text and content using the editing tools.
  • Assigning categories and tags to your post.
  • Adding a Featured Image to your post.
  • Postdating or scheduling a post for another time.
  • How to save and publish posts to your site.

Using Categories and Tags

This video demonstrates how to use categories and tags in WordPress to better organize your posts and make it easy for your readers to find related content.

Tags are essentially keywords that you assign to each post. They are typically displayed underneath each post. Someone viewing your blog can click on one of those tag links, and an archive page with all the posts containing that tag will be displayed.

Every post in WordPress is filed under one or more Categories. Categories allow your posts to be classifieds into groups and subgroups. If a visitor to your site clicks on a category link, an archive page with all the posts belonging to that category will be displayed. Unlike tags, categories may be assigned to a parent category, enabling you to set up a hierarchy within the category structure.

Covered in this video:

  • Understanding the difference between tags and categories.
  • Using categories and tags in WordPress to better organize related content.
  • How to add and edit categories using the Posts > Categories sub-panel.
  • Using category parents to sort content hierarchically.
  • How to add and edit tags using the Posts > Tags sub-panel.

Creating and Editing Pages

Page is another tool to add content to a WordPress site and is often used to present “static” content that doesn’t change very often. A good example of a page is the information typically contained in “About Us” or “Contact Us” pages. Pages should not be confused with posts. Pages live outside of the normal blog chronology, and as such, are not displayed with the rest of your posts, but are displayed individually.

Covered in this video:

  • Reviewing the difference between Pages and Posts.
  • How to create a new page in WordPress.
  • How to edit and delete pages using the Pages > Edit sub-panel.
  • How to bulk edit or delete multiple pages at the same time.
  • Using the Quick Edit tool to quickly change page details.
  • How to change the order in which your pages are listed.
  • How to file, or “nest” pages underneath a parent page.
  • Using the WYSIWYG editor to add and edit pages.

Adding Photos and Images

 

Covered in this video:

  • How to add an image to WordPress.
  • How to upload and insert an image or photo from your computer.
  • Cropping images using the Image Editor, and CSS.
  • Aligning images to the left, centre, or right.
  • Adding captions to your images.
  • Editing images that have been previously embedded.
  • Creating and editing photo galleries of multiple images.
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Artificial Intelligence Taking Over Jobs

Technology

Twentieth century was characterized by marked industrialization and technology taking over the world. Technology started from modification of simple things such as using a computer or software for data arrangement to the advanced tech manifestation such as artificial intelligence and machine intelligence. Industrial revolution was distinguished by many technological changes which ultimately had an effect on all possible factors of everyday life whether directly or indirectly. The utmost difference that was caused by this revolution was the lifestyle change. It took the living standards to whole another level with advancements in every field including transport, nature of work, housing systems, communication methods, food availability, and mass production. Revolution brought a change including technological tools, machines and items to use in the fields, factories and industries and this is why nature of work life and how humans live in the present world is entirely different from old times.

Robotics and Its Role In the Modern World

A branch of knowledge which involves both science and mathematics to design and create machines (robots) that can be used as a substitution of individuals and mimic their actions and human behavior. Robots can be of various shapes and sizes with different functionality and accordingly used for different purposes. With the technological advancements in 20th century robotics has been one of the fastest growing fields and been paving its way into all aspects including industrial, household, medical, agricultural or military work. There have been developed robots of various types which are able to perform different functions and are of use in different fields. For instance major robot implementation in various fields and how they work is explained below.

  • Military Robots 

These are the robots used in the dangerous situations where lives are at stake they perform functions such as seek, evacuate, defend and attack. Many robots are used for military purposes especially by US military and many are in the process of creation. Such robots are a substitution for the soldiers who would be in a life threatening situation or battlefield. Various kinds of robots are being developed with different kinds of applications including patrolling, keeping an eye with cameras and attacking an intruder or for border assignment etc.

  • Industrial Robots 

The massive utilization of robots is seen in industrial field. Five years back the reported number of industrial robots performing activities was 1.64 million and has been growing ever since. These robots are auto-mated and programmed to perform certain tasks which include organizing, collecting, dismantling etc. robots have now replaced jobs that were too dangerous for workers to do such as in mines, on extreme heights, working with enormous weights, welding or other jobs which required working in extreme temperatures. Not only this in order to increase mass production the jobs such as of arranging, inspection of products, labeling of products are taken care by robots now in an increased speed and with more accuracy which previously were done by the laborers but at much lower rate in the factories 

  • Medical Robot 

Advance medical centers are now equipped with robots working alongside humans. The most used form of robots is ‘telemanipulator’ that is controlled by a person (surgeon) on the one hand and performs the required operation on the other. There are surgical robots created which if programmed can perform the surgery in the absence of a doctor.  Rehabilitators are built for the management, therapy and take care of patients especially the elderly or someone who has a disability. There have been robots developed and used to clean and disinfect areas and rooms as required. However, these robots are rare and need a lot of work on them before they will be used at a larger scale.

  • Domestic Robots 

These are used mainly for doing house hold activities but can also involve in performing education, entertainment or other relevant tasks. From doing dishes to cleaning floors or even ironing clothes robots are performing all activities. There are robots made specifically for providing security and alarming in the presence of an intruder. The jobs of house cleaning, dish washing, ironing all household chores are now also done by robots instead of workers.

  • Agriculture Robots 

This is one of the major fields where robots have been used. Taking care of harvest, providing the right conditions, picking up ripped fruits, using sprays and fertilizers to protect crops are a few jobs that are now done by robots instead of laborers. This industry is ever growing and with the use of robots in industry its estimated worth is supposed to reach almost twelve billion in next five years.

Robots Substituting Laborers 

According to estimation almost eight billion people are assumed to lose their jobs and replaced by robots or machines. Especially in richer nations the workers are supposed to be replaced by the automated machines and need to retrain for work in other fields or for other kinds of job.

Following will be the most effected jobs.

  • Data Entry Relevant Jobs 

Such jobs which are associated with data entrance, gathering information, highlighting ideas, converting data formats, coping data from one place to another or any job which requires merely such skills will be replaced by artificial intelligence in coming years.

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  • Journalism 

Artificial intelligence will be able to gather data more precisely, with a more in depth-analysis and more accurately do the constructive criticism on the available information and happenings.

  • Drivers  

After rechargeable cars the latest invention of auto –pilot and artificial intelligence and with successful attempts of AI driving cars and taking them for large distances the regular taxi driver might find their work effected. Moreover with multi- national companies providing taxi services for example uber , using automated taxis with AI will definitely change the nature of  this job availability.

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  • Industrial work

This industry is the first one to experience change with the technological inventions and the most affected one until date. Whether it is working in factories or on construction sites loads of jobs in this sector will be taken over by the robots. Packing, inspection, assembly, labeling etc. all such activities are now performed by automated robots and already have replaced human jobs.

  • Agricultural work

Using robots has proved to be more efficient than laborers working in the fields and this is why it has been used and it is a part of future plan to use these robots for the work in fields especially in harvesting.

  • Telecommunicates and customer services

With AI and ML in the play, and availability of chat boxes and much more customized AI services available to customers waiting on lines or online will not be preferred by many people.

Advantages of Technology Use 

The most significant advantage is the saving of lives which otherwise might be endangered or under a constant threat.

With robots use the mass production of food and other life necessities has become more advance ad fast and things are easily available.

Another advantage is the accuracy and efficiency added to each task. One might say the robots are programmed to work or strive to work perfectly and give results that are unquestionable. 

Disadvantages of Technology Use

The major crisis that we are facing due to excessive technology use is the replacement of people by robots or AI. It is supposed that in richer countries almost forty-five percent of jobs will be taken over. This is going to have a great influence on the lives of people globally.

What to do about it?

The most productive way of dealing with any problem is to look for solutions the same goes with this issue. Many people have the opinion that all we need to do is re-train the employers learn skills that are required to thrive in the jobs of different nature. Use of automated robots and AI in industries has proven and expected to increase economy in millions. Hence while taking in consideration the consequences; use of robots can be productive for the mankind.

Effective Web Design 5 Basic Components in 2020

Website design is not only limited to selecting the right colors or the right imagery but focuses on shedding light and taking a more comprehensive look to improve and enhance user experience. An excellent web designer won’t be deemed as an excellent design if visitors can’t visually see it. Slow load times and a sluggish website are just some of the factors that lead to reduced conversion rates. To attract more users, an effective web design is a must.

Consequently, a user’s attention span is proven to be very limited who only focuses on the top three to four links without scrolling further, making it crucial for web design companies to get their site ranked on top by the use of SEO services. Following are some basic design elements to implement an effective web design.

Responsive Layout

This might seem as a broader term, but is a crucial component of effective web design. Web designers must maintain cohesiveness throughout the website, each element representing the other element, giving meaning and purpose to the website. As it is commonly said, “the first impression is the last impression” holds out true due to the limited concentration span a visitor has, deciding between just a couple of milliseconds. In simpler words, a web design should have a minimalist approach, clean, intuitive and easily accessible. Using strong typography, the right color pallet, images and other visual elements in a way that provides brand recognition.

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The Right Color Pallet

Choosing the right color scheme might seem like a rudimentary principle but needs to be taken care of as an essential web design component. The use of a good color mixture helps to inform the audience about your brand and is what most designers start with. Every color scheme suits a specific audience, for instance, targeting children to a specific brand or image would require the use of soft colors such as pinks and blues whereas, photographs would want to rely on monochrome to portray vibrant images, every color mixture indicating the audience type. Best Website Design Company in UK places a deep emphasis on using the right colors on its website, giving users an eye-catching and pleasurable experience.

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Catchy Typography

The way of how content is displayed and read strictly focuses on integrating strong typography, which makes the content look presentable and eye-catching for users. Moreover, the text should be readable with the correct number of pixels, ensuring fresh design content copy. For instance, using important terms, highlighted in bold can help distinguish that keyword as unique and relevant importance that helps users place their emphasis on it, defining the meaning and the purpose of the website. Using complementary fonts for headings in addition to having between text and background colors are all that makeup providing good visual content.

Smart Navigation

Navigation holds relevant importance for the website to be effective. It becomes extremely crucial for visitors to find their intended information that without proper navigation can lead to lower conversion rates. Strong navigation extends beyond certain functionalities amalgamated into the header. For instance, best website Design Company in UK implement Call to actions (CTAs) in their websites that provides a strong driving force for web designers to increase their web traffic. For example, placing links at the bottom of a web page to direct them to another website or directional arrows to direct users to specific.

SEO-Friendly Content

Content acts as a driving force by giving users information about a certain brand or some other product. The content is designed and written in a way that provides critical information that should be easy to understand and readable. Good web content writes should focus on efficiency, shedding light more on quality than on quantity. Always remember that the use of extra words can make content boring and reduced efficiency.

Content should be compact, utilizing good negative or white space, and dividing content into sections to ensure good content presentation. Professional web designers focus more on landing pages such as about us or contact info page; because that is what visitors see most when using call to actions, having the appropriate tone and right information.

seo friendly content

Best website design company in UK, regarding the importance of mobile applications, who optimize and place content according to a wide variety of devices, giving users a seamless, compact and user-friendly experience.