Training

A brief guide to help get you started on your new site.

What is a CMS?

A content management system, often abbreviated as CMS, is software that helps users create, manage, and modify content on a website without the need for specialized technical knowledge.

In simpler language, a content management system is a tool that helps you build a website without needing to write all the code from scratch (or even know how to code at all).

In this instance, the CMS we have chosen for your site is WordPress. You can access your site by using a WordPress login, and from there you will be logged into the WordPress dashboard. In this dashboard you can update your site and access all of your pages. 

 

How to login

Redthread creates user logins for your team. To gain access to your website, the URL will always be your site domain with /wp-admin added to the end. Here’s an example:

sitename.com/wp-admin

After accessing the login screen for your WordPress site, you will then need to login using the credentials created for you. For security purposes, we will not list it here, but redthread will give you your credentials.

What is Divi?

Divi is a theme builder within WordPress. By using Divi, we bypass the default builder within the WordPress backend. Divi is a great tool, because it offers a more intuitive way to build a website with a visual builder.

Divi also has plenty of tutorial resources to make it easier to learn the tool. We picked out a tutorial to begin with or you can browse the resource library with the links below.

 

Events Calendar

Easily create and manage an events calendar on your WordPress site with The Events Calendar free plugin. Whether your events are in-person or virtual events, this WordPress calendar plugin boasts professional features backed by our world-class team of developers and designers.

The Events Calendar is built to work out of the box. If you aren’t familiar with The Events Calendar, check out our New User Primer. It will have you creating events in no time.

Video Library

How to use your site.

Logging in

How to create pages

Accessing the divi builder

Adding media

Accessing the visual builder

Accessing the divi library

Accessing the navigation & footer

Adding an Events page

Accessing the Events page

Accessing the navigation & footer