Here is an excerpt from a guide we wrote in 2014 to help clients learn WordPress. It covers general setup, blog categories and tags, writing posts, and adding pages, and includes instruction for some commonly used plugins.
Welcome to your new WordPress site!
We prepared this quick start guide to show you how to manage the content on your website. This guide covers the basic functions you need to add and update content, but it is not a comprehensive WordPress manual. For information on more advanced WordPress options, we recommend that you consult the WordPress Codex at http://codex.wordpress.org/.
This guide assumes that you have some familiarity with word processing, and with locating and uploading files from your computer to another location.
What is WordPress? Most people think of it as a blogging platform, but it can be used to build websites with or without a blogging component. WordPress has become very popular for a few reasons:
Terms You Need to Know
Before getting started with WordPress, we want to define a few terms for you:
We know you’re excited to get going, so let’s move onto the really fun stuff: logging in and adding new content!