How do you update a website built in Wordpress.?
A friend made my website then it was turned over to me. Now I am not able to save my changes with my website in Wordpress, hosting is GoDaddy. What could be going wrong?
Debbie - Hopefully by now you've learned how to update your website. Hosting has nothing to do with updating. Mutually exclusive topics. Tip: Make sure you keep up with downloading WordPress security updates and upgrades to any plug-ins used on your website. I am always here to help with WordPress if you need.
Hire a web design consultant like me...well I'm kidding. Updating content in wordpress is easy. Login to your account, go to pages/posts section, you will see all the content listed their. You can go edit them from there.
If you want to update the design part, you will possibly need to learn basics of html/php or purchase a new theme from themeforest.net or some other websites.
You can also hire a web design agency like VOCSO.com to design you a completely custom theme for wordpress that is mobile responsive, and well optimized for search engines.
We could assist you to update a website built with wordpress cms. What kind of issues you are facing with the site? Could you please share your web link?
There is a user name and password that were created when the website was created. The individual who designed your website should have this. Contact them and ask them what they used to created it. There is a link with the site that allows you to go into the site to make corrections. When you click it, it asks for the user name and password.
Without having specifics on what you are facing; I find that tutorials on YouTube like the one in the link can be helpful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH_gV_qPTIg
First make sure that you have admin access. Hosting shouldn't matter.
IF you have the time, there is all kinds of info available on the wordpress codex - you could also try youtube tutorials. If you don't have the time and want to make major changes, I would suggest hiring someone so you can focus on what you are good at.
Hi Debbie -
A number of things could be wrong. Consider:
• PLATFORM AND HOST: First there are some lower level programs that WordPress runs on: Linux, Apache (server), MySQL (database), and PHP (the program that makes things happen). "L.A.M.P platform." All of these are frequently updated...BUT all hosts do not necessarily keep you at the latest version.
• THEMES AND PLUGINS: There are thousands of themes and plugins out there and most sites use at least 10 plugins...BUT...not all are programmed to standard, some conflict with other plugins, and all must be kept up to date as WordPress is updated.
I go back before WordPress 1.5 (current version 4.0) and will be happy to quote you on some Tech. Support. In the meantime, hang out on the support forums at WordPress.org, and see what you can learn.
Give WordPress IT team a call, they will explain exactly how to do what you need.
First, do you know if you are listed as a site administrator? If not, make sure you have those privileges to make changes. Otherwise, Michael has the "Best" suggestions.