Basic setting for wordpress before doing any post

Here i am going to show you how to do basic setting of your wordpress blog like creating category , pages ,menus and sidebars.

Categories – It is used to sort and group content into different sections. A website publishing content on a variety of topics can divide their website into sections using categories.

Or in simple terms you can say that category is used to distribute your blog topic in several sub topics.

  1. Creating or adding categories to your blogGo to your dashboard and select categories from post menu.
    categories in wordpress blog

    Dashboard -> Post->Categories

    Now you will get category addition form here only Category name is required and if you leave blank in slug text box it will create it. It is for only for programming purpose so you need not to worry about this.

    categories addintion in wordpress blog

    Use this for for adding category to your blog

    If you want to create any category under main category then you need to select main category while creating sub category.

     

    Category display

    Category display

    In the above pic you are seeing the recently created category and last column (Count) shows the posts under this category.

    2) Creating Page in wordpress

    For creating page in wordpress go to Pages -> Add New  in dashboard

    add new pages in wordpress

    Go to dashboard -> Pages -> Add New

    after that you will find a form as given below image

    Add New Page Form

    Add New Page Form

    In this form you will found two text fields one for page heading and other for page content you can add images or videos to this page using Add Media button.

    You can also see the permalink of your page inside red box is actually web address of your page and if you want to change url of your page you can change from here.

    action on page

    action on page

    You can do four actions on your page .

    a) Save Draft – Page is not completed but you want to close your work and want to work on that page later.
    b) Preview – When you want to see preview of your page before saving it.
    c) Move to Trash – Move your page to Trash ( Recycle bin ) or temporary delete your page.
    d) Publish – You work is completed and you want to publish that page on web.

    3) Creating Menu for your blogs

    Menu is basically navigation bar for your website and normally it created using pages and pages caption appears in menu. But in wordpress you can add your categories, pages, post or even external link in your menus. For adding menu you don’t need to learn any coding just follow few steps and create menu for your wordpress site.

    Menu in wordpress

    Menu in wordpress

    When you click Appearance -> Menu in dashboard you find page as above image Where Menu name is Menu 1.  Now Click on Categories link on left side.

    adding category in menu

    adding category in menu

    and click on view all to show all categories and select checkbox of required categories and click on Add to Menu Button After that you will see all selected category under Menu Structure heading. Here you can rearrange them using just drag n drop. Now click on Create Menu button to create Menu. You can also change menu name here.

    Fix menu at primary menu location

    Fix menu at primary menu location

    Now last step click on Manage Locations to fix your menu at primary menu location. Select your menu from drop drown box and click on Save Changes button. You have created menu for your site successfully.

    4) Creating sidebars – It depends how many sidebars supported by your theme. So the sidebar page me be different for your theme. For adding sidebar you have to go Appearance ->Widgets.  Here you can see available widgets on left side and Right sidebar on Right side you can select desired feature in right sidebar by just drag n drop.

    Adding sidebar in your wordpress site

    Adding sidebar in your wordpress site

    Here i am adding widgets ( Custom Menu )  in Right Sidebar.

    adding item in sidebar

    adding item in sidebar

    You can also do some changes to your widgets like captions etc. Here i am changing caption My Menu of custom menu  and select your menu from dropdown box Click save to save your work.

    Modifying widgets

    Modifying widgets

    Now all done see the the result of your hard work.

    Final output

    Final output

    This is final output your menu is fixed and sidebar fixed. Now you can start your wordpress site or blog.