After I build a site, one of the most frequently asked questions is, “How can I change my text?”
My clients are relieved to learn that changing text in WordPress is easy. There’s no need to worry if you find an error, or find a better way to say something. If you can edit text in Microsoft Word, you’ll feel right at home working in WordPress.
Step One: log in to your website
- Using any Internet browser (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) go to your website home page. After your site name type in /wp-login.php or wp-admin: either one will take you to your WordPress login page.
TIP: I use wp-login.php. Try them both and decide for yourself.
- Enter your username
- Enter your password
- Click Log In
Step 2: Find your page
After you log in, you will be taken to the back end of your WordPress site — also called the Dashboard.
1. Click Pages
2. Click All Pages
3. Find the page you wish to edit. Check the small box opposite the page name
4. Click Edit
Step 3: Make your change
5. Select the text you wish to edit by dragging your cursor over it — just as you would in Microsoft Word. Change your text.
6. Click Update to save your changes
7. Click Preview Changes to see your changes
If you don’t see your change, don’t panic. Just go back and do it again, and remember to click Update to save your changes.
Trouble Finding Your Page in the Dashboard?
If your site is large, or you have lots of pages or blog posts, the most difficult thing about editing your page can be finding the page in your Dashboard.
To quickly find your page, look on your website, instead
- From your Dashboard, hover over your site name on the upper left hand side of your screen to reveal “Visit Site”
- Click Visit Site
- Find the page on your site and click Edit Page
Follow steps 5 through 7 above to edit your text.