Friday, January 9, 2015

Managing Web with WordPress on Localhost

WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) which is used to build a blog or website. There are several kinds of CMS, such as Drupal, Moodle, Joomla, WordPress, DotNetNuke and others. WordPress is very easy to create a blog or a website, we can use it for personal blog or company website.
For absolute beginners course is perfect, because the web is published only limited within the local network.
After installing WordPress on localhost, of course you want to manage the web to your liking. In this case you are acting as the administrator on the web. So whatever you want to display on the web that is your right..
The most important thing in managing a website is the availability of data, because the data is what will be presented in the web that we manage. Such data can be text, pictures and
video. In this article I will share about how to manage the web easily with WordPress.
Before you start managing the web, do not forget to always run XAMPP application first. Then open your browser page, and type: localhost/your_site_name/wp-admin. For example, see the following picture:
For writing "myblog" can be changed according to the name of the site that you created. Then in the browser page will appear as shown below:
 Enter your username and password, then click "Login", it will appear below : 

It is a WordPress dashboard display to manage your website.
As a first step, first determine the theme of our website by selecting "Appearance" then click the "Themes". It will appear below:
Click on one of the theme and then click "Activate". In this article I chose the theme of Twenty Fourteen.
Then we define several menus on the web. Click the "Pages", then click "Add New". Then type the title page.
In the above example I write the title of "Artikel". Then click "Publish". Do the same way to create a new menu. In this example I made the 3 menus, namely: Profil, Artikel and Galeri. 

Then we set menus by selecting "Appearance" then click "Menus", In the "Menu Name" type the name of the menu according to your wishes. Here I give an example: Utama, then click "Create Menu". It will appear below : 

In the "Settings Menu" select "Top primary menu" to indicate that the menu is the main menu of the web as shown below : 

Then in the "Pages" click "Select All" to select all of the menu. Then click on "Ad to Menu" 

It will appear below : 

Then we make the "Home", menu is an early look at our website. Click on the "Links", then the URL field type in your web address. Then on the "Link text" write "Home". Then click "Add to Menu". More Clearly see the following picture : 

Then please adjust menus by means of drug and drop your liking as shown below: 

WordPress also allows you to create a sub-menu, the menu is on the menu. To create a sub menu you have to make some page which will be your place as a sub menu. How something like make page that I have described above. Only the sub menu attributes need to be added to the page. Click the "Page Attributes", then select "Parent". then select one of the page as the main menu as shown below: 

Then click "Publish". After that, select "Appearance" and click on "Menus". In the "Page" select the sub menu you created above, then click "Add to Menu"  as shown below:

Then the drug and drop down sub menu earlier in the main menu to a position slightly indented as shown below: 

Then click "Save Menu"
After that you can write some articles that you want to display on the web. For articles that you want to display on the home page of the web, you can write it on the Dashboard menu "Post".
Click "Post" >> "Add New". Then Type the title of the article and the content of your article as shown below: 

If you want to defer to display the article on the web, then click "Save Draft". If you want to immediately display it on the web then click "Publish".
If you want to display multiple images or videos on your website, then you must to prior upload an image or video file to web dashboard. Click on the "Media" >> "Add New" >> "Select File". Then select an image or video file that we will upload as shown below: 

Then click "Open". Maximum file size of 128 Mb.
Then we insert a picture or video to the article we are going to show on the web. In the article we have written click "Add Media". 

Then select one or more images or videos that you want to display, then click "Insert into Post". At first the position of the image on the article irregular. We can arrange it in a way drug and drop the image to your liking, or you can also set it by clicking one of the images and click the pencil mark on the left corner of the image will appear as shown below: 

Please set the position and size of the image in the "DISPLAY SETTING", namely: left, center, right, and none. Then to the size of the image you can specify by clicking the arrow in the "Size", select one of the methods of measurement. In this article I choose "Custom Size". 

In this method, you can determine for yourself the length and width of the image. 

Then click "Update", then it will return to the "Post", then click "Update".
Please refer to the result by clicking on the title of the web top left corner Dashboard. 

For the next article you can continue its own by following the steps I have described above, because the principle is almost the same. You can develop your own web design according to your creations and innovations. Good Luck !

 Also read the following articles:
 Applying the Website in WordPress Themes
 Installing WordPress on Localhost

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