Fair Solar

Your Quick Start Guide

Hi Rob,

Welcome to the Quick Start Guide for your new WordPress website. For a full in depth guide or if you have further questions, visit the Elementor Help Centre.

Login to WordPress

Use the URL below to login to the WordPress dashboard and make edits.

https://fairsolar.com.au/wp-admin/

Your username and password has been emailed to you.

WordPress Dashboard

This is your WordPress dashboard where you can edit your website.

Wordpress dashboard.

Backups

The backup plugin used for your website is UpdraftPlus. It is important to create backups regularly, particularly before editing the website.

Create Backup

  1. To create a backup, go to the WordPress dashboard and hover over the ‘UpdraftPlus’ button on the top horizontal menu. Click ‘Backup / Restore’.
  2. On the UpdraftPlus Backup / Restore screen, click the ‘Backup Now’ button.
  3. On the popup window, make sure to include the database and files. Click the ‘Only allow this backup to be deleted manually’ if you don’t want this backup to be deleted automatically by newer backups. 
  4. Click ‘Backup Now’.
Close up of WordPress dashboard, highlighting the Updraft Plus button on the top panel and when hovered over, the Backup / Restore button.
Close up of the UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore screen highlighting the Backup Now button.
Close up of the UpdraftPlus backup window asking for further details.

Updates

There are 4 kinds of updates: WordPress, Plugins, Themes and Translations.

Note: It is usually recommended to have a Web Designer or Developer to manage these for you to ensure your website stays functional and prevent website breaks, bugs and security breaches. If you’d like it manage it yourself, suggestions are listed below.

Updates Page

Wordpress dashboard highlighting where to find the buttons to access the Updates screen.

You can access the Updates screen in 2 locations:

  1. The dashboard sidebar.
  2. The top horizontal menu with revolving arrows icon.

WordPress

Updates to the WordPress platform come in two categories: Minor or Major.

Minor

Minor WordPress updates occur more frequently and consist of minor improvements and bug fixes. They are usually are setup to be automatically updated.

Major

Major WordPress updates occur every 4 to 6 months since the last major update and includes major functionality and structural changes to the platform. They usually need to be manually applied so WordPress will email your website administrator and provide warnings in the WordPress dashboard.

Note: It is advised to request assistance when applying a major WordPress update to your site. Applying major updates to the WordPress platform often means some parts of your website will be broken. It may take weeks or months for plugin developers to adapt their code to the new WordPress changes.

If you would like to make a major WordPress update yourself:

  1. Navigate to the Updates page and click the ‘Update to version X.X.X’ button. Your website may be temporarily unavailable while the update is being applied. A WordPress generated maintenance screen will be applied to your website during this time.


For more information, visit WPBeginner’s Guide to Safely Update WordPress.

Plugins, Themes and Translations

Updating your plugins, themes and translations is very simple:

  1. Navigate to the Updates page and click the relevant ‘Update’ button.
  2. WordPress will automatically show a screen with the message ‘Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.’ on your website while the updates are being applied.
Updates screen showing where to press 'update' for plugins, themes and translations.
Maintenance screen when updates are being applied.

Content

Your content falls into 2 main categories: pages and posts.

  1. Pages – These are your main pages that can be navigated to from your menus (such as Home, About or Services) or other pages that exist on your website that can’t be navigated to from the menus (such as the Process update pages).
  2. Posts – These are your Learn (or blog) posts. 
  3. On the Pages or Posts page, click view to navigate to the page where you can also copy the URL.

Posts

Edit a Post

To edit a post on your Learn page:

  1. Click ‘Posts
  2. Hover over the post you’d like to edit and click ‘Edit with Elementor
  3. Click the pink pen edit button that will bring up the ‘Edit Text Editor’ panel on the left.
  4. Edit your text in the box.
  5. Style your text or add media using the toolbar.
On posts page showing how to navigation on left panel and 'Edit with Elementor' button next to the first post.
Post edit with Elementor mode, showing how to edit the text editor and style text.

Change Post Featured Image

To change the a post’s featured image that shows in your Learn page post grid (shown below):

  1. Navigate to the post and edit in Elementor (to learn how click here) and click the cog icon on the bottom left menu.
  2. Select the featured image to replace or remove it.
Elementor editor for a post highlighting the bottom left cog and where to click to edit the featured image.

Hide a Post

To hide a post:

  1. Navigate to the Posts page and click ‘Quick Edit’.
  2. In the Status dropdown, select ‘Draft’ instead of ‘Published’
  3. Hit ‘Update’ to save changes.
  4. To show a post again, you can use the same method but select ‘Published’ instead of ‘Draft’.
Close up of About page quick edit options with status dropdown with draft highlighted.

Pages

Edit a Page

Note: When editing a page it is important to remember:

  • Click ‘Edit with Elementor’ and not ‘Edit’
  • Avoid resizing sections by dragging any section borders as this may alter the visual template of the page rather than just the content itself.

To edit a page:

  1. Navigate to your pages, hover over the page you’d like to edit and click ‘Edit with Elementor’. 
  2. In the Elementor editor you can click on elements and the details for that section or element will be displayed on the left panel.
  3. The left panel has multiple tabs you can use for more detailed editing.
  4. You can activate and use the navigator (enabled on the bottom left) to select and view all elements.
  5. Click ‘Update’ to save your changes.

Edit an Image or Video

To edit an image or video in the main content of a post or a page:

  1. Navigate to the post or page and edit in Elementor. Hover over the image or video and click the pen icon on the top right of the pink box.
  2. In the left panel the image setting will show up, where you under ‘Choose Image’ you can click on the existing image or placeholder to change the image.


If you wish to edit a post thumbnail / featured image instead, click here.

Edit Elementor screen highlighting the top right cog icon and left panel to edit an image.

Add an Image or Video

To edit an image or video in the main content of a post or a page:

  1. Navigate to the post or page and edit in Elementor. Click the 9 dot icon in left side panel.
  2. From there you can add an image or video (or other elements) to the page by clicking and dragging the element on the page where you would like. You can also double click the element to add it to the page.
  3. To move the element once on the page, hover over it, click on the top right pen icon and drag the element to your desired location.
  4. To delete the image or video, right click on it and select ‘Delete’.
Edit Elementor page highlighting the left panel and adding an image.
Edit Elementor page highlighting how to drag an image using the cog icon..
Edit Elementor page highlighting how to delete an image using right-click and delete button.

Edit FAQ or Resources Toggle

To edit the toggle element on the FAQ or Resources pages (or edit other individual elements on the website): 

  1. Navigate to the page and edit in Elementor. Hover over the Toggle section and click on the edit pen icon on the top right.
  2. This will show the toggle element settings on the left panel and allow you to edit it.
  3. Edit the toggle section title in the ‘Title’ section.
  4. Edit the main text or content in the ‘Content section.
Edit Elementor page highlighting how to click the pen edit icon on the top left of an element.

To add a link to the toggle section:

  1. Highlight the text you wish to link, then press the ‘Insert / edit link’ button that has a chain icon.
  2. Then insert the URL into the highlighted box.
Toggle element panel showing where to click to insert a link.
Add a PDF as a link

To add a PDF as a link to the toggle section:

  1. Go to the WordPress dashboard and hover over the ‘Media’ button on the left panel.  From the submenu click ‘Add New Media File’.
  2. Insert your PDF file by dragging or selecting.
  3. Click on your new uploaded file then in the Attachment details popup, select ‘Copy URL to clipboard’.
  4. Go to the page and section you like to add the link, add the link (to learn how to do this click here) and paste in the URL you have just copied.
Elementor dashboard, showing where to click the Media button and 'Add New Media File'.

Duplicate a Page or Post

To duplicate a page or post (such as a manufacturer’s page, or Learn post):

  1. Navigate to the page or post you want to duplicate (to learn how click here) and hover over it to reveal and click ‘EA Duplicator’.
  2. A new duplicate post with the original post name with ‘- Copy’ at the end will appear which you can rename by clicking ‘Quick Edit’.
Close up of a page selector with the 'EA Duplicator' button highlighted.
Close up of a new duplicated page with the 'Quick Edit' button highlighted.

     

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