Congratulations! Your new WordPress Web site is up and running. This 5-minute video provides a brief introduction to the WordPress Content Management System and demonstrates why it is the most popular Web authoring platform today.
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From the dashboard, select “Profile”. Scroll down to “About Yourself”. Enter your new password in the field provided. The system is set to enforce strong passwords, so be prepared.
Prior to making any changes to your site, you should always backup your WordPress database. It is vital that backups be made periodically and always before and/or after making any changes or updates to products or pages.
To backup the database only, follow these simple steps:
- Log into your cPanel at HostRocket.
- Scroll down to the “Files Section” and click on “Backup”. This will open the Backup page.
- Scroll down to “Databases” under “Home Directory”.
- Click “lalavan_wp55”. A zipped file name “lalavan_wp55.sql.gz” will be downloaded to your computer.
Rename the downloaded file to include the creation date. For example “lalavan_wp55_yyyymmdd.sql.gz” where yyyymmdd stands for year, month and day. Store a copy on you computer. As an added precaution, you should copy the file to DVD or CD.
To restore the database, on the same Backup page, select “Restore a MySQL Database” option under Home Directory. Locate the backup file on your computer or from a backup CD/DVD. Then click “Upload”.
Performing a full system backup or restore may be initiated from the Backup page. Click on “Download or Generate a Full Website Backup” under Full Backup. A copy of the downloaded file should be stored off-site. Be aware that this action creates an archive file. You cannot restore full backups through your cPanel interface.
Optimize Your Product Images
To reduce loading time for image files when browsing a Web site, they should always be optimized to make the files as small as possible. Photographic images on your Web site were created and optimized using Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is a powerful but expensive digital image-manipulating software application. Fortunately, there are a number of free or inexpensive applications on the Web that you may use. Below are links to some of the more popular ones.
The following image dimensions must be adhered to precisely.
|Product||800 x 800 pixels|
|Product Category Thumbnail||270 x 270 pixels|
|Page Background||2000 x 1471 pixels|
|Home Page Banner||2000 pixels wide (height will be determine by content)|
|UberMenu Items||200 x 140 pixels|
|Home Page Icons||144 x 144 pixels|
|Short Slider Image||334 x 288 pixels|
For images with borders, the border size is 1 pixel. The color is #d0d0d0.
PC keyboard combinations for creating French accent characters. The numbers must be entered using the numeric keyboard.
é | alt + 0233 (e.g. Broyés or Broyée)
ç | alt + 0231 (e.g. Provençal)