Website Quick Start Guide

This guide is intended to be used by uBit clients as a starting point for managing their websites. New content may be added from time to time, so make sure to check in regularly.

WordPress

Your website is built on WordPress – the world’s most widely used Content Management System. It’s a tried and tested platform developed and maintained by hundreds of professionals from all over the world. WordPress is stable and secure, and the perfect starting point for any business, large or small.

Login to WordPress Admin Dashboard

Go to www.yourdomain.com.au/login using the credentials provided.

This is the back-end admin interface used to administer all aspects of your website. Use the menu on the left to access your pages, media gallery, plugins, settings, etc.

Elementor

If your site is built with Elementor, you’ll be using the Elementor Editor to manage most aspects of your website’s front-end.

Overview

Your website is made up of three parts: Header, Body and Footer. The Header and Footer are global elements that look the same across all pages. The Header contains your logo and navigation menu. The Footer contains your site credits. Pages are individually designed and form the bulk of your website.

Each page is made up of three parts: sections, columns and widgets. Sections are the largest building blocks that define your page structure. Each section contains one or more columns. Each column contains one or more widgets. Widgets, such as Headings, Pictures and Buttons, make up the actual content of your page.

Update Page Content

To update a page, navigate to Pages > All Pages. Hover over a page, click on Edit with Elementor.

The Elementor Editor shows a toolbar on the left and your page on the right. Click on any part to edit. Drag new widgets from the sidebar to add new content. Drag any existing widgets to rearrange them. Right-click a widget for more options or to delete.

If you make a mistake, click History in the bottom right to access your editing history and page revisions.

Click Update when you’re ready to save the changes and make them live.

To close the editor, click the hamburger icon in the top left > Exit to Dashboard.

Create A New Page

Go to Pages > Add New. Enter a Title, click on Publish. Then click on Edit with Elementor. Start by adding a new section, select number of columns, then add widgets. It’s a good idea to organise page content using multiple sections. Click on Publish/Update to save. Make sure to add your new page to your navigation menu(s).

Manage Your Navigation Menu

Navigation menus are managed under Appearance > Menus. Your website will have at least one menu, typically located in the header. You can manage your menu structure, add or remove menu items, or create a new menu entirely. Click Save Menu when done.

Using Your Blog (Posts)

Your website has blogging functionality built in. You can create a new blog entry by creating a new Post. Go to Posts > Add New. Enter a Title, then start writing. Click Publish or Save Draft to save.

Working with posts is easy as it uses the built-in WordPress editor. It’s a visual editor similar to Elementor, using Blocks to create content (instead of widgets). It doesn’t have as many features, but it is well suited for writing blog content.

Click anywhere below the title to start writing. The default Block Type is a Paragraph, used for writing text. Click the Plus Icon in the top left to select a different Block Type, such as a Heading or Image.

Blog entries can be organised into Categories and Tags. Click Post in the top right to access these settings.

WooCommerce

If your site has WooCommerce installed, you can manage your products, orders, shipping, etc. from the WooCommerce section in the menu.

Manage Products

Go to Products > All Products. Click on a product to change the description, price, quantity, etc.

Click Add New to add a new product. Make sure to enter the Product Name, Description, Price, Stock Quantity and select at least one Product Image and Category as a bare minimum. Click Publish to save.

Manage Orders

Go to WooCommerce > Orders. Click an order to see more details and perform actions, such as changing the order status.

Tips & Tricks

If your site is built with Elementor, make sure to only edit Pages using the Elementor Editor. If you use the built-in WordPress editor, you risk corrupting your page. Posts (blog entries), on the other hand, should be managed using the built-in WordPress editor.

Keep an eye on available updates under Dashboard > Updates. It’s a good idea to install these regularly to keep your website running smoothly.

Further Resources

WordPress Docs https://wordpress.org/support/
Elementor Docs https://elementor.com/help/
WooCommerce Docs https://docs.woocommerce.com/