WP: Lesson 8 – CC/GNU


Final Cleanup

Make it Pretty

Horizontal Line

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Adding inline styles mean that all text inside of tags between the DIV tag

This is red
<div style="color: red;">This is red</div>
This is purple

Beware of using inline style like the example above. It does not always work between your theme’s style sheet or child CSS may take precedence.

LBrushEGALLY Use Images from Google

If you want to legally use images from your website, Google Image Search make it easily with their new Usage Rights filter.

  1. Run your search at the Google Images page, or just use Google’s default search page and then filter the results by image.
  2. Click on the Search tools menu and then select the dropdown menu for Usage Rights. That menu offers five choices: Not filtered by license, Labeled for reuse, Labeled for commercial reuse, Labeled for reuse with modification, and Labeled for commercial reuse with modification. Select the option you wish to use, and the page refreshes to include only those images.

The images are typically ones licensed by Creative Commons or GNU Free Documentation, or are items in the public domain. The “labeled for reuse” option allows you to use the image for non-commercial purposes as specified in the license. The “labeled for commercial reuse” lets you use the image commercially. The “reuse with modification” option grants you the ability to alter the image.

License Explained

The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software.

A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created.

License FREE Images Online

Other Things to Research

  • Favorite Icon Plugin
  • Anti Spam Plugin Akismet
  • SEO Plugin – Yoast SEO
  • Multiple Columns Plugin

Adding Users

WordPress has five default user roles:

  1. Administrator – They can install, edit, and delete plugins as well as themes. Most importantly an administrator user can add new users to the site, change information about existing users including their passwords as well as delete any user (yes other administrators too).
  2. Editor – Users with the editor role in WordPress have full control on the content sections your website. They can add, edit, publish, and delete any posts on a WordPress site including the ones written by others. An editor can moderate, edit, and delete comments as well.  The cannot have any changes to the site design such as change themes or add plugins.
  3. Author –  the author role can write, edit, and publish their own posts. They can also delete their own posts,  view comments even those that are pending review, but they cannot moderate, approve, or delete any comments.
  4. Contributor – Contributors can add new posts and edit their own posts, but they cannot publish any posts not even their own. When writing posts they can not create new categories and will have to choose from existing categories. However, they can add tags to their posts.
  5. Subscriber – Users with the subscriber user role can login to your WordPress site and update their user profiles. They can change their passwords if they want to. They cannot write posts, view comments, or do anything else inside your WordPress admin area.  A subscriber usually get a notification of any new post.

The default WordPress user roles are designed to have capabilities that fits the requirement of most websites, but if you wish to change it, there is a plugin known as the Capability Manager Enhanced that will allow you to customize or even add additional roles.

Social Icons

There a many plugin that would allow you to place social icons to your sidebar or footer.  Without a plugin you can allow download these icon from Google image and create a link to your own social network website.  For example, here is a Facebook icon.



Convert FREE to ORG

What is a Favicon

A favicon /ˈfæv.ɪˌkɒn/ (short for favorite icon), also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, tab icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon, is a file containing one or more small icons, associated with a particular website or web page.

Create a Favicon

Sample of Favicon

Online Tools

Page Builders for WordPress

You FREE WordPress site now comes with a page builder known as Customizr witch is limited. You are stuck with that unless you upgrade to the pro version.  WordPress.org installation allow you to install any page builder you wish.  I highly recommend Elementor because it it easy to use while allowing you to customize every detail of your website without having to know CSS coding.

As you can see in the video, with Elementor you have full control over the layout of your page regardless of your original theme.