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A Beginner's Guide to WordPress: Unveiling the Basics
A Beginner's Guide to WordPress: Unveiling the Basics
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WordPress, an immensely popular content management system (CMS), empowers millions of websites across the globe. If you're new to WordPress, this guide will walk you through the fundamental functionalities that make it a go-to platform for bloggers, businesses, and creators alike. WordPress is a CMS that simplifies website creation and management.

Recommended: The Wordpress Administrative Email address, found under Settings/General page, is used as the 'from' email for all automated emails, including password resets and form notifications. To ensure optimal deliverability rates, it's recommended to use an email address with a domain you control, such as your organization's email, rather than a Gmail or Yahoo address, which may encounter deliverability issues.

Dashboard Overview

The Wordpress dashboard has been replaced with the Member Splash Dashboard and is where you manage your Member Splash account.

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Themes control your website's appearance. Member Splash uses the Enfold Theme - Enfold is a popular premium WordPress theme known for its flexibility and ease of use. It comes with a drag-and-drop layout builder that allows users to create custom page layouts without coding.


Plugins add functionality to your site. Member Splash controls what plugins can be installed and activated onto all Member Splash sites.

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Pages are the static content like about us, contact, and services. To build your pages like a pro, Member Splash offers an Advanced Editor to called the Avia Layout Builder by Enfold Theme. The Avia Layout Builder is the proprietary drag-and-drop page builder integrated into the Enfold theme. It provides a user-friendly interface for building and customizing page layouts by dragging and dropping various elements. This builder is specific to the Enfold theme and is designed to work seamlessly with it.


Posts consist of content that is regularly updated such as news, or blog entries. Consider using posts for event announcements, facility updates, membership information, staff spotlights, community news, health and fitness tips, testimonials, volunteer opportunities, and community surveys.

Media Library

Store and manage images, videos, and documents. Easily insert media into your posts and pages.

Categories and Tags

Organize your content for easy navigation. Categories group similar content, while tags add specificity.


Create navigation menus for your site. Customize the structure and links for easy user navigation.


Easily drag and drop widgets into your site's sidebar.

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