WordPress Beginner Part10 — Install themes and plugins

The power of WordPress is, to a large extent, due to its good extension and numerous themes and plug-in support. Today, Meng Meng will briefly introduce WordPress installation theme and plug-in methods.

WordPress installation theme

WordPress can be installed via 3 common installation methods

Method One: Online Search Installation

Access Background – Appearance – Themes – Install Themes, Enter Subject Keywords, Search

Browse search results for installation

Note: The topics that are searched here are the themes that the theme author submitted to the WordPress theme library. Experience tells us that for domestic users, it is difficult to quickly find the theme we want here, so it is generally not recommended unless you want to The theme has already been submitted to the theme library.

Method two: upload the theme file to install online

This is a more versatile method, provided that the theme package must be packaged in .zip format. In the background – Appearance – Themes – Install Topics – Upload, select the theme package, then install

Successful installation is as follows

Method 3: Upload Topics via FTP

If you can’t install the theme by the above method, you can connect to the host space via FTP, then go to the /wp-content/theme directory of the website and upload the locally unzipped theme file here.

Enable and manage topics

After installing the theme, visit the background – Appearance – theme, you can see the theme just installed, you can view the “Details”, “Preview” or “Enabled” theme. If you want to change the theme, you can also enable new topics here.

After you enable the theme, you may need to further set the theme. Different topics require different settings, so this is not demonstrated here.

WordPress Install Plugin

Installing plug-ins is similar to installing themes, but there are also 3 commonly used methods:

Method One: Online Search Installation

Access background – plugins – install plugins, enter keyword search

Browse search results for installation

Note: It is generally recommended to install plug-ins that have been submitted to the WordPress plug-in library, and it has been recently updated (it is recommended not to install plug-ins that have not been updated for more than 2 years)

Method two: Upload and install plugins online

Access Background – Plugins – Install Plugins – Upload, select the plugin package in native .zip format

Method 3: Upload and Install Through FTP

If there is no way to install through the above method, you can connect to the host space via FTP, extract the created package, and upload it to the /wp-content/plugins directory:

Enable and manage plugins

After the plug-in is installed, access the background – plug-ins – installed plug-ins, you can enable the plug-in

You can also disable disabled plugins here

Note: Some plug-ins need to be set up after the relevant settings, each plug-in settings options are not the same, this is not demonstrated.

Well, the above is the basic operation of installing WordPress themes and plug-ins. Have you learned?

 

Read other articles in this series:

WordPress Beginner Part1 — what is wordpress?

WordPress Beginner Part2 — What are the conditions for building a WordPress site?

WordPress Beginner Part3 — How to install WordPress

WordPress Beginner Part4 — WordPress basic settings

WordPress Beginner Part5 — Create and manage article categories

WordPress Beginner Part6 — Little-known background “small private”

WordPress Beginner Part7 — publishing new articles and article management

WordPress Beginner Part8 — New page and management page

WordPress Beginner Part9 — Set up the navigation menu

WordPress Beginner Part10 — Install themes and plugins

 

WordPress Beginner Part7 — publishing new articles and article management

Pre-installation preparation

1. Download the latest version of WordPress (shown here as the official Chinese version of WordPress 3.5). After decompression, upload all the files in the WordPress folder to the root directory where your host space domain name is bound.

Click on “Display Options” in the upper right corner of the page to check all the default function modules and drag to arrange them (understand “Display Options”). And divide it into 11 small points, which will be introduced one by one below.

First, the editorial area

1. Title – Type a title for your article. After that, you will see a fixed link address, which is editable.

2. Article Editor – Type the text of your article.

  • (1) Switch editor mode
    The editor has two editing modes: “Visual” and “Text.” Tap the appropriate tab to switch. Visualize mode shows the WYSIWYG editor. Click the toolbar’s last icon to expand the second row of control buttons; in “text” mode, you can enter the original HTML tags and article text.
  • (2) insert pictures and other multimedia files
    You can upload or insert multimedia files (images, audio, documents, etc.) by clicking on the “Add media” button. You can choose from the files that have been uploaded to the media library and insert the article directly, or upload a new file, and then insert it. To create an album, select the image to add and click the “Create New Album” button.
  • (3) Full-screen editing mode
    You can use the Full Screen Writing Interface with the Full Screen icon in the Visualization mode (second to last line in the first row). After entering this interface, move the mouse to the top and the control button will be displayed. Click “Exit full screen” to return to the standard editing interface.

Second, publish the status of the article

You can set the article’s properties in the Publish area. Click the “Edit” button to the right of “Status”, “Visibility”, and “Publish” to adjust more settings. Visibility settings include password protection and article sticking; by setting publishing options, you can implement scheduled publishing (how to publish articles regularly).

Third, select article classification

Very simple function, choose the classification for your article (how to add article classification)

Fourth, fill in the article summary

Some WordPress themes call the article summary on the Category Archive page. You can manually add an abstract to this article (typically 50-200 words)

Five, custom sections

Please move to “Introduction and Usage Examples of WordPress Custom Fields”

Six, send trackback (rarely used)

Trackback is a way to inform old blog systems that you have linked to them. Please enter the URL(s) to which you want to send a trackback. If you are linking to other WordPress sites, you do not need to fill in this column. These sites will be automatically notified by pingback.

Seven labels

WordPress can associate articles by category, but also by tags. Some WordPress themes will automatically call the tag that is filled in here as the keyword for this article. The length of the label is generally 2-6 characters, and it is generally sufficient to fill in 2-4 labels. (The “hot tag” on the sidebar of this site is a typical call)

Eight, featured image

WordPress 3.0+ introduced this “feature image” function (requires theme support). The featured image set here is generally used for thumbnail calling of articles. Now generally complete WordPress themes support the invocation of featured images as thumbnails. This is especially the case for foreigners.

Nine, alias

The aliases and adventurousness here are the same as those used in the “Creating and Managing Article Categories”: they appear in the article’s URL, making the links more beautiful and concise. Alias ​​is generally recommended to fill in English or Pinyin, not too long. (Note: This alias is called as part of the url only if the permalink is set to a style with a /%postname% field. How to set a permalink)

X. Authors

You can refer to the author of the article here. The default is the user you are currently logged in to

XI. Discussion

You can set the switch for comments and citations. If the article has comments, you can browse and review comments here. If you do not allow others to comment on this article, do not check it.

Note: You can set – discuss and set global discussion settings in the background (such as whether to turn on commenting, comment filtering, comment review, etc.)

Management Articles

Open background – articles – all articles, you can see all articles:

1. You can open the “Display Options” in the upper right corner to set the items and quantity to be displayed

2. Allows you to perform article selection and batch operations

3. Move the mouse over the title of the article and the menus “Edit, Quick Edit, Move to Recycle Bin, View” will be displayed. If you only need to modify the attributes of the article (such as the top article), use “Direct Edit”. You can use “edit” if you want to modify the content of the article.

Conclusion

The above is the function module that comes with WordPress. If you have installed some other plug-ins, or some powerful WordPress themes, you may want to add some extended function modules here. Then you need to understand and use it yourself. Now.

 

Read other articles in this series:

WordPress Beginner Part1 — what is wordpress?

WordPress Beginner Part2 — What are the conditions for building a WordPress site?

WordPress Beginner Part3 — How to install WordPress

WordPress Beginner Part4 — WordPress basic settings

WordPress Beginner Part5 — Create and manage article categories

WordPress Beginner Part6 — Little-known background “small private”

WordPress Beginner Part7 — publishing new articles and article management

WordPress Beginner Part8 — New page and management page

WordPress Beginner Part9 — Set up the navigation menu

WordPress Beginner Part10 — Install themes and plugins

 

WordPress Beginner Part5 — Create and manage article categories

Articles of different themes are divided into different categories, helping visitors find the content they want and improving the user experience. Therefore, it is necessary to create article classification for your website. So how does WordPress create and manage article classifications? Today, Meng Meng will briefly introduce you.

Before creating a category, it is best to have a clearer understanding of the content orientation of your site and then list the preferred category name (typically 2-6 characters is appropriate).

Enter the background – articles – category directory, you can see the classification creation and classification management interface:

Add new category

Adding catalogs by default has 4 options:

  • Name – The name of the category, which is generally 2-6 characters, as in the “WordPress Theme” above
  • Aliases – Mainly used in URLs in catalogs, such as “themes” in “https://www.wpdaxue.com/category/themes” are aliases for “WordPress Themes” (WordPress by default automatically adds /category to URLs Categories)
  • Parent – The level of classification, the default is first-level classification, you can also add sub-categories; if the content of the first-level classification can also be classified into more detailed sections, consider adding sub-categories
  • Description – describes what this category is mainly about, and some WordPress themes will call this description as a description or classification description

Set default classification

The main use of the default classification is that if you do not manually specify the classification of an article when you write it, it will be automatically assigned to the default classification.

Go to Background – Settings – Write, you can set “Default Article Category”

Manage existing categories

By placing the mouse over the category name, you can manage the menu: Edit | Quick Edit | Delete | View (as shown in the “WordPress Development” above), you can click on the menu to see.

It should be noted that if a category is “default category” and cannot be deleted, you can first set other categories as the default category and then delete the category.

See Category ID

Sometimes, for example, some theme setting options, you need to fill in the classification ID in order to call the classification content, then you need to see the classification ID

Place the mouse over the category name and right-copy the link address to get the following link:

Http://xxxxxx/edit-tags.php?action=edit&taxonomy=category&tag_ID=4&post_type=post

Where ID=4 is the ID of this category

Well, the basic introduction to classification is here, if there is any problem you can leave a message.

 

Read other articles in this series:

WordPress Beginner Part1 — what is wordpress?

WordPress Beginner Part2 — What are the conditions for building a WordPress site?

WordPress Beginner Part3 — How to install WordPress

WordPress Beginner Part4 — WordPress basic settings

WordPress Beginner Part5 — Create and manage article categories

WordPress Beginner Part6 — Little-known background “small private”

WordPress Beginner Part7 — publishing new articles and article management

WordPress Beginner Part8 — New page and management page

WordPress Beginner Part9 — Set up the navigation menu

WordPress Beginner Part10 — Install themes and plugins