To log in – type in the URL of your site followed by /wp-admin
On this page, you will then enter your username and password provided by Running Robots.
Adding new users to WordPress
After logging in, you will see a tab in the left dashboard labeled “Users” which you will click.
At the top of this page, you will have the option to “add new”
Here you will enter the desired information for a new user.
At the bottom of this page there will be a “role” tab. These are the different roles:
Administrator – somebody who has access to all the administration features within a single site.
Editor – somebody who can publish and manage posts including the posts of other users.
Author – somebody who can publish and manage their own posts.
Contributor – somebody who can write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them.
Subscriber – somebody who can only manage their profile.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Check out the Yoast SEO guide for an in-depth walkthrough of the plugin and it’s capabilities.
To see all of you current posts, click on the “Posts” tab on the left-hand side of the dashboard.
Here you can edit, view, and delete your current posts.
Creating A Blog Post
While you are under the “posts” tab, you can click “add new” at the top of the page to add a new post.
Here you can title your post, add content, set a featured image, add categories, add tags, and other various options.
By default, your posts include comments at the bottom of each post. If you wish to hide this, scroll to the bottom of the new post’s page and uncheck “allow comments” under “Discussion”. If you are unable to find this, go back to the top of the page and click on “screen options” in the top right. You will then check the “discussion” box. Scroll back down and you should be able to see the “comments” check box.
Categories are used to relate various articles. Always try to link your posts to the proper categories, as this will help the user find other similar posts and content.
Tags are similar to categories. Tags are like focus words. Add as many relatable tags as you can, as this will allow the user to get a better understanding of what the post is about.
Under the “products” tab on the left dashboard, you will be able to see all of your current products and have the option to add new products.
TIP: When I am adding a product that is very similar to an existing product (i.e. same category, same price) I usually scroll down to the existing product, click duplicate, and make the necessary changes for the new product.
Along the right bar on the Products page, you will find the options to select the product category or categories, add product tags, add gallery images, and set the featured image.
Adding a Product
To add a new product, click on the “add product” button at the top of the products page.
Here you will type the product name, and a brief description if desired.
Below in the product data box is where you will change all of the products variables.
If there is only one variation of a product, you will use the simple product format. This is the default selection in WooCommerce when creating a product.
If your product has variations (i.e. Small Medium Large), this is the product data category you will use.
To start, you will click on the “attributes” tab under the “product data” box. You will then either choose an existing custom attribute or create your own using the “add” button.
If you are creating a new attribute, you will have to enter in an attribute name (size, color, length, etc.) along with attribute values (small, medium, large | blue, black, yellow, green). Make sure you check the “used for variations” box.
You will then click “save attributes”
Go to the “variations” tab.Click on “add variation”.
Click on “add variation”.
Next, to the product number, you will see the attribute scroll down.
Here you will select the desired value attribute for that specific variable product (i.e. small, medium, large).
This walkthrough is a new addition to our service. If any information is unclear or if there is something you would like to learn that is not listed, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will gladly update this walkthrough. Please contact Kiley Murphy or Adam Engel for any questions or comments.