Set Featured Image

Setting up a featured image for a post or page is quick and easy; to do so, locate the featured image box* on your editor page, and select Set Featured Image. When you’ve done so, it will bring up a page from where you will be able to drag-and-drop files, or select them straight off of your hard drive, to select the wanted image.
You can also choose from images that are in your media library, if you already have it added there. 

After you have selected the image, you will have options available to either edit the image or delete it if needed. Once you have finished selecting the right image and editing it to perfection, you can preview your changes or go ahead and publish the page/post with the image viewable to the public.

 

*If you are having difficulties locating this, it should be on the right hand side of the page. You may need to scroll down a bit to find it.

Creating Excerpts in WordPress

If you’ve been using WordPress for some time now, you may have come to notice that, by default, it places the entirety of your posts on the front page. This can, obviously, be an annoyance for visitors on your page, as they would have to scroll through blocks and walls of text just to look through it. To absolve this issue, you can create a Post Excerpt.

In order for post excerpts to work properly on your site, you must first go to Settings and select Reading. By default, ‘Article in a feed’ will be set to Full text – set it to Summary and save. Then, go to the Add New Post page to confirm if you have the excerpt module  enabled or not. If you don’t, just go to Screen Options at the top of the page, and check the box for Excerpt. You should now see the excerpt module below the main body for text.
Within the module, you can write a brief summary about your post, copy/paste a line from the post itself, etc., just put in the info you need and click Update.

If you notice that your full post is still being displayed, don’t fret – this is due to the fact that excerpts are meant to work with your posts in RSS feeds, which are generally used with widgets. Within your post editor, you will have an option (above the main body for text) called the Insert More Tag. Place your cursor at the point you would like your summary to end, and select the tag icon. This will separate that part of the post with a line, displaying which information visitors will be able to preview. Once you have finished, just hit update.

Editing Text in WordPress

Note: The Page and Post text-editor are functionally the same, therefore the information provided here can be applied to editing the text in either-or.

From the dashboard, go to either Pages or Posts and then click on the title of the post/page which you would like to edit (Alternatively, you can hover over the title and select Edit whenever it pops up underneath). Doing so will take us to, obviously, edit the page or post of our choosing, and it is here that we will be able to enter and edit the text.

-Adding text is simple. So simple, in fact, that it works just like every other website or computer document…simply hover your cursor over the empty space and click. Now you can begin typing away.

-To make any of your text bold, highlight the word(s) you would like bolded, and then click the Bold button in the text editor tool bar (the large, capital B).

-To italicize your text, you will perform the same actions as you did when you went to bold, only select Italics button instead (the slanted I).

-You can align your post/page, or even just certain parts of the text, but highlighting the appropriate text and selecting one of the alignment options (align left, align center, or align right).

You should be able to get a solid understanding of what your text will look like within the editor box, but if you would like a better preview just select the Preview Changes button under the Publish box.

How to Edit Images in WordPress

One of the benefits of using WordPress is that it allows you to edit your images from within the post itself, rather than having to edit it through another application or some other means.  This allows for convenient post and page management, and work simplicity.

To start editing your image, simply click on it. Doing so will bring up points around the image itself, which you can click and drag in order to scale the image as you wish. When you click on the image, you will also see the alignment tools for them – clicking on those will allow you to, of course, align the image how you would like within the post, as well as preview how the aligned image will appear among the post itself.

For further options, click on the edit icon, which will allow you to set the caption, the alternate text, manually specify image size, and give the image a clickable link.
You can also use the advanced option to define custom CSS or Rel attributes.

If you need further control when editing your images, you can use the Image Editor located in the image library.