blaydonstcuthbert.com is due for renewal on 24th February each year. The charge is £36 for the site plus £15 for the domain name .com The Username for this site is blaydonstcuthbert and the password saintBede. A new administrator must amend the payment details otherwise the previous administrator will be charged from his own credit card. Go to My Home – Plan personal- Manage plan – Change payment method – Card details. The email for St Cuthbert is firstname.lastname@example.org. This is free. The password to log into email is Jeremiah7v2
You might like to copy this tutorial and paste it into a Word document.
Be careful to make the site user friendly for mobile phone users.
WordPress requires the user to spend time to learn the facilities. It has the advantage of allowing each page to have its own layout of 1,2,3 or 4 columns, and to change the layout within a page. It offers several types of display – Heading, Paragraph, Image, Image gallery, List, Contact info. The following is a brief tutorial.
Load the website. Initially you see the My Home view with options in the left panel. To edit, click on the Pages option and select the required page. The page loads in Edit view with a panel on the right. Note that Edit is not quite WYSIWYG; you must Preview to see the true layout. If at any time the right panel is not visible look at the top right cog shaped Settings icon (between Update and Block patterns) If it shows as a white square click on it to reveal the right panel for Block options. Then the icon turns black. If the Edit will not allow you to edit, go to the bottom of the page and click on Edit.
There is also a Profile view: click on the Cuthbert icon near top right.
To add a new page. Go Back<- arrow at top left to return to My Home. Pages – Add new page – Blank (or a template if you prefer). If you wish this page to appear on Home page menu then Customise – Menus – Primary – + add items – add the new page. You can also use Customise – Menus – Primary to reorder the menu on Home page, by dragging pages up or down.
A new page will have a title where you type in your new page name. By default it has slightly smaller left and right margins than ‘one column’ (see this page at the opening paragraph).
EDITING Every paragraph is called a ‘Block’. After typing a paragraph press Return. The new block is by default a ‘paragraph’ so just start typing the next paragraph which will be double spaced from the previous one. If you prefer single spacing of paragraphs, press Shift+Return instead. Alternately click on the Add Block + sign to change the block to Heading, Image, Image gallery, List, Contact Form. Within a paragraph you can use the icons hovering above the block to change block type to Heading, List, etc. or select Bold, Italic, Underline, Text colour. Also Align text left, centre or right. Use the right panel on Block to change print size from Default to four alternative sizes, and to change the colour of the text. This block uses Small text.
This block uses Large text and is coloured blue. The font used for the whole site can be changed. Click on the Global styles icon top right, ‘A’ in a black square- Font selection. then ‘Publish’.
To delete a block, click within the block to reveal the Hovering icons above.
Use the . . . icon More options to Remove block.
Alternatively select one or more blocks and press Delete on your keyboard.
If you wish to copy the contents of a whole block to paste elsewhere it is easier to right click and chose Select All, or just use Ctrl A.
Blocks can be moved up or down. Just click on the up or down arrow at the left of the group of the hovering icons. Alternatively under the … icon a new block can be inserted before or after the current block.
Take a look at the Contact page and note the following.
The line Links to: Baptism . . Wedding . . Funeral . . Sickness has links set on these 4 pages, since the link is not shown on the Home page. To set a link for example on Baptism, use the <- Go Back arrow, top left, to go to the My Home panel – choose Baptism – with the . . . icon on right select Copy link. Then go to Contact page – pointer on the word Baptism – use the link arrow above to paste (Ctrl v) the link that you have copied.
WordPress does not display blank lines with nothing in them. In other words you cannot create empty space by typing one or more blank lines. Instead you must insert Space. Go again to the Baptism page. click above Email . . . . . . . . email@example.com and you will see a blue rectangle; this is a space that has been inserted. The blue circle at the bottom allows the space to be increased in size. To insert Space in any document press return, if necessary, to give the + block icon – click on Spacer – adjust the size as required.
An images can be inserted for a new paragraph with the + Add Block icon. Go to Media library and upload an image to the library which you then use. The size of the image can be changed. The image can be aligned left, centre or right or wide width or full width. Look at the image below to test these options. Within Media library you can add a caption to an image. To do this go to media library – select the image – click on Edit (next to the Bin) and type in the Caption. Alternatively, if the image has no caption, you can type this in below the image where it says Write caption.
In this block I have used the + icon to insert 2 columns. In the right column I have inserted an image. I have then changed the width of the two blocks. Click BETWEEN the block at the appropriate place to reveal blue vertical lines. Drag the blue circles to reduce the right column width and to increase the left column width.
For a group of images you can + Add Block : Tiled Gallery. Go to Media Library and click on any number of images, one after the other. Then insert the images onto the page.
A simpler layout is just a Gallery
You might alternatively add images and text with the help of the Block Pattern icon (top right) to select various preformatted images with text. You simply replace the given images and text with your own versions. A useful Collage Gallery is also included there. Also Two or Three Images Side by Side.
Each page may have begun as a one column layout. You may wish to change to two or more columns later in the page, but please be careful. If you use 2, 3 or 4 columns. the page may look correct on a laptop or desktop computer, but when viewed with a tablet computer the images will not line up correctly. Even with 2 columns the picture is different on a mobile phone. If a block is selected then the Block panel will show you the layout on Computer, Tablet, Mobile. Check these to see if it looks satisfactory. The simplest solution is either to us only 1 column, or for just images choose a Gallery which will display three images neatly side by side. If using 2 columns centre text and images centre for best mobile view.
An alternative to Paragraph or Heading is a List or a contact Form
- This is a List
- On the right is a Form
- To find this type of block
- type the word Form
+ Add Block Preformatted Text, gives this font
To achieve this: Enter text or image or Contact Form etc.. Then on hovering icons, Group. Now go to Block Navigation (3 horizontal lines at the top) click on the word Block – on Block panel, Colour settings
This is the default Quote.
Note the vertical line
This is a Quote
in the ‘Large’ style
COVER + Add Block – Cover – add a Heading – add Text, one or more lines – use the blue circle to increase or decrease the size of the cover image. You could alse add an overlay colour
This is a Cover, text yellow
This is text black
Or add Contact Form, etc
The following is a sideshow
To add items, either + upload an image BOTH to the media library AND to the sideshow, or, pencil icon edit sideshow takes you to the media library where you click on the image then insert
The following is a gallery
To see a tiled gallery go to Messy Church page
PASSWORD – Go to the My Home screen. and click on the Cuthbert icon near top right to go to Profile View. From here you can change the login password. From here also you can log out if you wish. To return to Home Page view click on the My Site icon, top left.
How to Make a Website From Scratch
Choose a Host and a Domain
The first step to creating a website, no matter which approach you decide to use, is selecting a web hosting service and a domain name. The web host is the company that provides the server and storage space for your site and gives the online world access to your brand. The domain name, on the other hand, is the URL (e.g., http://www.hostingadvice.com) that people use to navigate directly to your site.
Choosing a Host
This is the super easy part. The web’s top-rated hosts have pulled out all the stops to expedite and alleviate the initial website creation process — often beginning with a complimentary domain name registration, single-click installations for popular CMS and blogging platforms, a free website builder, and marketing credits.
Choosing a Domain Name
Registering a quality domain name is essential to helping people find and remember your site. The web hosting services offer complimentary domain name registration for the first year of service, so if you’ve already chosen a Host you already have your domain.
Choose a Platform, that is a Site-Building Method
Option 1: Use a Site Builder (Beginner Level)
Using a website builder – an application that takes you through the steps of making a website without code – can be both liberating and empowering. All of the coding is done by the provider on the backend, and in essence, it’s not much more challenging than using a word processor.
Option 2: Install WordPress (Intermediate Level)
Many business owners and employees have little to no coding skills. At the same time, it can be limiting for some to have to rely on a Web designer/developer to create a website and make updates. WordPress is a catch-all solution for businesses that want a basic website with minimal investment of time and money.
Almost one-third of all websites on the internet exist on the WordPress platform, and even big companies, like CNN and eBay, use it. There are free and paid versions of the software, and there’s plenty of user support available online.
Plugins are extensions — not set up in WordPress by default — that add new features to your site. WordPress plugins can enhance your site’s functionality, help you achieve the goals you have for your site, and give your website visitors a better user experience.
Holy Trinity are using the Essentials WordPress package with a company called IONOS. We are paying £2 per month for the first year and then £4 thereafter, both excluding VAT.