Essential WordPress Editing Skills (Part 2): Menus

This week we’ll be moving on in our series to the second essential editing skill you should learn for WordPress. Last week we talked about widgets, and how to understand, group, and edit them. Today we’ll tackle menus.  To access and edit your menus, you can go to the “Menus” area under “Appearance.” While you’re…

Essential WordPress Editing Skills (Part 1): Widgets

What is a widget? Widgets are the building blocks of a WordPress website, and can be added and arranged to create widget areas and pages. They come in many forms, including text, menus, calendars, and galleries.  There are two ways to access and edit widgets. First go to your WordPress Dashboard and click on “Appearance.”…

SEO (Part 2): Church Websites

After reading Part 1 of this series, you know what SEO is and how it works in general. Let’s now apply this to church websites specifically so that you can get a better grasp on how to use this information.  Local Search Let’s think for a moment about how someone would go about searching for…

SEO (Part 1): The Basics

You probably know in a general way that SEO is important to your website. You might not know what SEO is, what it does, and (most importantly) how you can use it. That’s what we’ll be looking into in this blog post and in the one that follows. Alternatively, you can watch our webinar. Let’s…

How to Build a Web Form (Part 3): Types of Forms

WordPress’s Gravity Forms allows for a practically endless array of possible forms. Today we want to show you just a few of the possible combinations of features. You’ll also learn about a few useful types of forms that you can build. These range from basic sign-up forms to more advanced registration forms involving conditional logic…

How To Build a Web Form (Part 2): Managing the Entries

Once you’ve built a web form, you need a way to access and manage the information you’ve collected. The Gravity Forms plugin for WordPress provides several flexible ways to do this, once you understand the software. Let’s dive in, starting with email notifications.  Notifications When someone fills out and submits a form, you probably want…

How to Build a Web Form (Part 1): The Basics

Building a web form of any kind can be confusing. Actually, it can be terrifying. The options and decisions seem endless, the software all looks strange, and you don’t even know where to start. However, in reality, it’s not as complicated as it looks. In this series of blog posts, we’ll show you how to…

Creating a Beautiful Website (Part 3): Page Layouts

If you’ve read the first and second posts in this series, you probably have ideas about web templates, design, images, beauty, and structure zinging around in your head. Maybe you’ve figured out how to apply all that. Maybe you’re still overwhelmed. Either way, here are some practical ways to put all the knowledge to use,…