Updating The Content On Your New Website

January 14, 2024


Now that you’ve understood the basics of the WordPress dashboard, it’s time to get started with customising your site’s content. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the simple process of customising your site’s content.

Logging In

The first step to customising your site’s content is to log into your admin dashboard. Here’s how to do that:

  • Navigate to your website’s login page (usually www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin).
  • Enter the username and password provided.
  • Click “Log In” to access your WordPress Dashboard.

Accessing the Page Editor

  • From your WordPress Dashboard navigate to the “Pages” menu.
  • Then open the page which you want to edit.

Adding Blocks

Pages are composed of a series of “blocks” these blocks contain the content which get’s put onto your website and specific blocks are formatted in different ways. As an example, we will add a simple two column image and text block to the demo page. Here’s how you would do that:

  • Click on the (+) button in the top left to add a new block.
  • Scroll down to the “Ollie Wells” section of the list and select the block you want to add.
  • Please refrain from using non “Ollie Wells” blocks since they may not always appear correctly on the site.

Editing Blocks

In order to edit blocks, all you need to do is update the text/media inside of the different pre-defined sections. In this case, we have some heading text, some content text and an image. When uploading media, you will be prompted to either upload a new image, or select an image from the existing media library. You can also update pre-existing blocks on your site to have whatever content you wish.


Rearranging Blocks

There are two ways of rearranging blocks. You can either drag and drop them up and down to where you want them to be, or you can select a block, and use the up and down arrows to move it up and down.


Preview and Publish

Click on the preview button in the top right (the little computer icon) to preview how the new site looks and make any amendments before publishing it. One you are happy with it, press the Update (or publish) button to make your new page live.


Adding New Pages

From the pages menu, you can press the “Add New Page” button to create a new page. Each page requires a title, which will be the text which will be added to the URL. Such as: https://olliewells.co.uk/about . From there, you can add any content you wish.


Custom Blocks

Do you need a more specific block than those already on your site? Let me know and I’ll be happy to sort something out for you. Depending on the complexity, additional blocks after the initial design of the site can vary in price starting at around £10. Basic additional blocks are also included as “changes” within some hosting plans. (see pricing page)

Updating Navbar Content

If you would like to add additional pages to the navigation bar, then please contact me either on Facebook, through email or on my contact form so that I can arrange that for you.


Congratulations! You’ve now mastered the art of customizing page content on your site with blocks. Experiment with different blocks, unleash your creativity, and watch your website come to life. Feel free to send me a message at any point in the customisation process of your site for feedback on how it looks. I have expert knowledge in what works well on websites for securing customers and visitors and am happy to help with whatever, whenever.

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