This page is for NZ Iris Society staff/volunteers who administer the website. It is not for public view, but has some handy videos that can be used to quickly show how to edit/change/update various pages or stories on the www.nziris.org.nz website.
You will notice the majority of pages use the Divi page builder to more easily create a different layout, rather than the standard WordPress system e.g. where columns are needed or special design elements. The homepage uses Divi Builder to create the layout. Below there are also some fundamental guides to how the Divi Page Builder works.
** Note to Web Officer:
Many of these video descriptions will date quickly, but the fundamentals still apply.
I have tried to update the naming protocols for the various sections on each page to make it easier to do the same elsewhere.
My suggestion is that you have a tab open with the public view or preview when working on pages, as easier to see what section relates to which module.
You will generally click on the menu icon in each module to edit it. Once you have created a section and want to replicate (like I have done on the “Safari” pages), you can click either the module clone tool to replicate the settings (then just change the text). You can also replicate rows, and whole sections. There are also numerous layouts already stored in the Divi Library including designs by Divi as well as layouts I have used already which can be imported.
Also these days there is a visual builder which may suit you rather than the way I do it via the back end. You can always create a test or demo page and have a play, as long as you don’t add it to the main menu, or just save as a draft so that Google doesn’t add it to their search database.
As always if there are any questions contact Mark @ Medlicott Design
WordPress Video Guides
Pages v Posts
The basic principles behind how WordPress works and what pages & posts do.
Creating & Editing Posts or Pages
Adding / Editing Images
Widgets – What they are and how they work
A basic look at the Dashboard Admin Section where all updates begin
How to use the Media Library
What are Tags?
Divi Builder Guide
The Divi Builder has been used on your website to create the various different looks, layouts, columns, insertion of elements, etc. Watch these videos to help get a understanding of how it all works. Half an hour watching these will save you hours of work in the long term 🙂