Practice page for administrators and editors

Use this page to try your hand at editing.   If you can use Word, you can edit any page on the website.

Follow these steps:

  • Go to http://wordpress.com  (this will open in a new page/tab)
  • Enter your user name and password (if you have not previously accepted the invitation to be an editor, let me know as I will have to re-send it.)
  • Click on “My blogs”
  • Click on “Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club.”
  • Go to https://gpmc.org/practice-page-for-administrators-and-editors/
  • Now that you are logged in, an “Edit” button will appear near the bottom of any page you visit.  Click on the “Edit” button below this message.  The page will open up in edit mode.  The icons in a bar near the top should look familiar.  It’s just like Word.  Hover over each icon to see what it does.

Please feel free to practice below.  Add paragraphs, edit, delete, etc.  Look at the right column when you’re in edit mode and you’ll see two important buttons: Preview Changes, and Update.  When you click on Preview Changes, the page you’re editing opens in a new tab to show you what the final result will look like.  If you’re happy with the changes you’ve made, close the preview page, then click on “Update” in the edit page.

NOTE: Until you click on “update,” any changes you make are not saved.  You can get out of edit mode without saving changes by clicking on the backspace button or the “View Page” button under the page title (e.g., “Practice Page…”).

How to navigate the website once you’re logged in

Your user name will always appear in a bar at the top of any page you visit on the website.  Hover over your user name and a drop down menu appears.  Follow down to where it says “The Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club.”  If you click on it, you will be taken to the home page of the website.  If, instead, you hover over it, another menu opens out to the left.  You can then select site stats, manage comments or dashboard.  I never use the “new post” or “read blog” option.  Feel free to poke around on the dashboard.

To lot out, hover over your user name (upper right corner) and select “Log Out” from the drop down menu.  The next time you want to edit something, you’ll have to start back at the http://wordpress.com page as described above.

PRACTICE AREA

Start by placing your cursor anywhere in this sentence and start editing.  Thanks for helping!

P.S. If you’d rather practice on a blank page, here it is:
https://gpmc.org/practice-page-2/

 

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