Where to Edit Content in your WordPress Website

By | March 4, 2020

– Hi y’all welcome to
another WordPress Wednesday. My name is Kori Ashton and you have found a YouTube channel solely
dedicated to all things WordPress. So last week we talked about
what would it look like if you inherited a website
or had to work on a website that you did not build out. How do you find kind of
putting your ducks in a row? How do you find the different areas that you need to be editing? How do you make sure that it’s secure? How do you make sure that it’s up to date? And that everything’s
correct, what do I do? So that’s the video from last week. I’ll put that in the description box below so you can catch up on that. But this week I really want to look at, okay once I have that now how do I go in and make other changes? So be sure to watch both
videos cause I’m gonna give you pointers kind of in different areas. This specific one is
about how to get to areas maybe inside of your theme
or inside of your website that you just not really
sure where anything is. So check this out. I’m gonna show you a couple of spots that you might not think to check. So let’s look. This also depends fully upon
what theme you’re using, right? So this is a custom theme
that we’ve got going on. But I wanna show you a few areas that you can still look for things. On the front side of a website you know, if you’re looking at a
side bar and you’re trying to figure out okay where
does something live if it’s in the side bar area over here? Either right or left. Or maybe you’re trying to find something down in your footer area. And you’re trying to figure out, okay how do I get into these things that I can change these areas. So those areas are called widgets. It’s a fun little word. And those live inside
“appearance” and “widgets”. So again depending upon
how your theme was built. We’ve got four columns in our footer, and this is footer widget one, footer widget two, footer
widget three and four. And you can see that all
of these are custom menus. So really when you open them up there’s nothing to edit perse. But at least we’ve found out
that living in that column is this specific navigation menu. And we know then that we
can go over to the “menu’s” area and go find that menu
and make edits to that menu. So pretty cool there. Different things you can do
to get in and make changes to, all these different areas. And again it really just depends. So you might have an area
where you go into “customize”, to go edit your theme. Or you might have an area
called “theme options”, that you’re able to get
into and go make changes to your specific home page. And also be aware that you might have different tab areas across the
top that you need to access. You might actually have
depending again upon your theme an area that says your theme name even, let me scroll here, your theme name even and
that might open up an area. This particular theme
would be the “Divi” theme. So that might open up an
area for you to dive into and make some edits and customizations. Alright so best case scenario
jump into the support documents or the documentation
inside of your theme folder. If you unzip that you can find some really good goodies inside of there
that will give you some clear directions hopefully
from your author. And if worse case scenario you need to really find somethin’
that’s buried deep, you can plug in a plug-in
called “What the file”. I’ll put a link to that and another video that we have that will walk you through exactly how to use it. So I hope this helps you and I hope y’all have a great WordPress Wednesday! Bye y’all!

5 thoughts on “Where to Edit Content in your WordPress Website

  1. Ceclia De Oliveira Post author

    Hi Thank you for the videos… How do I edit the side bar in each page? Is that possible? My website shows the same links in all of them. Thank you

  2. Crazy Jack Post author

    I need help with search bar I can't remove search bar from header since I saw many people said remove the code <?php_get_search_form(); ?> I did and it did work but now the problem is that I can still see the search option when I click on it it doesn't do anything what I am supposed to do please help ^^

  3. Towqeer Usmani Post author

    hey corie ! hope you doing great.
    I need to know the very basic thing…i am not able to increase my wordpress size more than 2MB in dashboard … i have tried most of the things like editing notepads etc etc … but failed to achieve ?

  4. Kevin Bakar Post author

    Hello! Can you tell me where is the best place to download tge wordpress program in order for to maintain my own existing website? All i want to do is add/change content ocasionally. Do i need the program for that? I assume so…

  5. Shane V Post author

    I have the highend theme for my blog. The one link that I cannot change is the links that say highend at the top of my webpage. I have tried to edit in appearance and the edit the side bar but it is still there. How would I go about removing the highend link on the top of my webpage? Thanks!


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