Managing Comments in WordPress

Depending on your current settings for comments, you may need to approve them before they are visible on your site. You will see a notification with the number of pending comments on both your side and admin bar. Click on either of them to take you to the comments page, where you will be able to see all of your comments, whether they are pending or approved.
You can filter between pending and approved on the options directly above the comments themselves.

From here, you have a few options for what you would like to do for each comment…
Approve a comment by simply hovering over it and select approve. If you have approved a comment and would like to unapprove it, you would just do the same actions you did to approve it.
Reply to a comment, by hitting reply under the comment
-Designate a comment as Spam*
-Send a comment to Trash*^
Edit a comment, which will allow you to change any aspect of the comment (such as the author’s information, the comment itself, or the current status of the comment)

*Selecting these options will move the comment to the designated filter
^A comment in the Trash filter can still be retrieved, however you will have the option there to permanently delete the comment.

Creating Categories in WordPress

Categories are designed to organize your posts and make it easier for visitors to search through your site’s content. To create one, go to Posts in the side bar and select Categories.

-Start by giving your category a name for when it appears on your site
-Then, give it a Slug – which is a URL-friendly version of the name
-Beneath slug, you can assign a current category as a Parent, which will turn the current category into a sub-category, to further organize your content.
-Lastly, you can add a description so that you can know what each category is for

After you have finished these, click Add New Category.

Note: If you ever need to make any changes to your categories, all you have to do is hover over the one you would like to change and select edit.

The Admin Bar of WordPress

If you are logged in as the admin for your site, you will see a grey bar at the top of your screen; this is called the Admin Bar, and is only visible to anyone that is logged in.
The Admin Bar provides various options and easy access to your site.

When logged in as Admin, the admin bar will have the following items:
-A WordPress icon that contains information about WordPress, along with support and contact forums.
-If you have multiple sites on a network, you can access them under My Sites which gives you quick links to bring you to the dashboard for that site, a new post page, comments, or the site itself.
 The option next to My Sites is the site you are currently, which lists similar options to help you navigate through your site
The Chat icon (which will look like a messaging chat bubble) will take you directly to the comment page for the current blog, and shows you the number of pending comments that need to be approved.
-At the end of this chain on the left side is the + New icon, which takes you to the corresponding page you select in the list that drops down.
-The right side of the admin bar is your profile name and avatar. Here you can either edit your profile or log out
-Lastly is a small search icon, which you can use to search for any post or page within your site.

Using Paragraphs within WordPress

First, be sure you are using the visual editor by clicking on the tab labeled Visual on the top right of the text editor. The styling option’s drop down menu can be found in the first row of the toolbar. Highlight the text you would like to make into a paragraph and then select Paragraph from the styling options.
Remember: you can preview the page before publishing by selecting Preview, or go live with the content by selecting Publish.

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