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Adding a PDF to Your Page or Post

While it may seem like a lot of steps, adding a PDF to Your Page or Post can be pretty painless.  The process is similar to adding a photo and will get easier after each time you successfully upload a PDF.  Here are the steps:

Adding a PDF to Your Page or Post

Step 1. Navigate to an existing Post or Page or create a new Page or create a new Post.

Step 2. Click into your Page or Post where you want your PDF link to go.

Click the plus sign to add media to a page or post.

Step 3. Click on the Plus sign button at the top left of the editing screen. This will open a small window of Content Blocks. At the top of the Content Block window is the option to search for a block. If you don’t see File in the first 9 block options, type the word file in the search field. Click on the File icon to navigate to the PDF you want to add to your page or post.

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Creating a New Post in WordPress

With sufficient administrative privileges, WordPress gives you a couple of ways to create a post from the Dashboard.

Create a New Post

By clicking on the New link at the top of the page in the black menu bar or by clicking on Posts in the left sidebar, you will have the option of creating a new post.

Arrows in the image point to creating a  new post from the WordPress vertical and horizontal menus.

In the top menu bar, you are automatically telling WordPress to create something new.  In this case, it’s a new post.  

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The Differences Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

Logo for WordPress.org and WordPress.com.

WordPress was launched in 2003 as an open-source content management system built for blogging.  Since then, WordPress has become the most popular way to build a website. According to W3Techs, WordPress powers 35.4% of the world’s websites as of December 2019.  This includes both WordPress.com and WordPress.org which leads us to the question – what’s the difference between two?

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User Roles

WordPress uses a concept of User Roles, designed to give the site owner the ability to control what users can and cannot do within the site. A site owner can manage the user access to such tasks as writing and editing posts, creating Pages, defining links, creating categories, moderating comments, managing plugins, managing themes, and managing other users, by assigning a specific role to each of the users.  https://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities

WordPress comes with six user roles with varying capabilities:

  • Super Admin – gives access to the site network administration and all features
  • Administrator – gives access to the administration features within a single site
  • Editor – gives the ability to publish and manage posts, including posts of other users
  • Author – gives the ability to publish and manage their own posts
  • Contributor – gives the ability to write and manage posts but cannot publish
  • Subscriber – gives the ability to manage their own profile

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