If you would like an article to stay up at the top, first write you r blog post and publish it. Then go to “All Posts” and select “Quick Edit” below the post that you would like to have appear first. Check the box beside “Sticky” at the far right-hand side. The post should now […]
Hi, and welcome to Format Creative's Website Tutorials page.
This page was created for you, to help you use your new website. We have created some tutorials, and compiled various tutorials from around the web to help you get started. Please view the videos, read the articles, and follow the links below to learn more about how to get the most of your new website.
These tutorials are meant as a general instruction manual and cover a wide variety of a websites. Your website may not have all of the features outlined on this page, and your admin area may not look exactly as pictured (We may have simplified your dashboard menu for your ease-of-use.). If you see a feature that you would like added to your own website, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.
Please note: All tutorials are to be used at your own risk.
Thanks for choosing Format Creative!
Some links to get you started:
Great article by Dave Copeland from ReadWriteWeb on best practices for writing on the web.
(The official instructions, read this First)
This plugin is a great solution for backing up your website.
Free plugin to help backup your website.
Backing up your wordpress website takes 2 steps, backing up your database (where all of your posts and options are stored), and backing up your website (the “bones” or framework of the site): How to back-up your database GoDaddy Support Page (outside link): http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/5648/backing-up-and-restoring-mysql-or-mssql-databases How to back up your website files GoDaddy Support Page (outside […]
This backup is done directly in your Hostgator CPanel (not your wordpress dashboard) You can also do a full backup of your website here are the instructions (BUT please be aware that you will not be able to restore it yourself, so it should not be used as a regualr backup): http://support.hostgator.com/articles/cpanel/how-to-generatedownload-a-full-backup
*All file back-ups are done at your own risk Because your website uses WordPress and various plugins, you will have to occasionally update the WordPress installation and plugins. This is very important, it helps to keep your website more secure. You should log in and check that everything is up to date regularly. To do […]