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Real Estate Websites: How to Use WordPress (aka We Told you It Was Easy!)

Posted by robinkw on December 19, 2013
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So, you’ve purchased one of our real estate websites–or you’re thinking of purchasing one of our customized real estate websites–and you’re wondering how the heck these things work, then you’ve come to the right place.

With the websites we create people ask us tons of use-related questions, often circling around what they will be able to do themselves. These questions include:


So, the quick answer is yes–you can easily update themselves.

Even though our websites are highly customized and look complex on the front end, they still use the relatively-simple WordPress backend. To teach you exactly how to do this we’re posting a great series of informative how-to videos from Duke University’s Center for Instructional Technology (CIT).


WordPress Basics: How to Create a Blog Post




This first video covers the super basics of WordPress, including:

  • How to find your WordPress admin section (hint: it’s always enter “/wp-admin” at the end of your URL)
  • How to create a new blog post
  • How to preview your blog post
  • How to save and publish your blog post


WordPress Basics: How to Add an Image to your Blog Post, Page or Listing


This blog post shows you:

  • How to add an image from the web
  • How to add an image from your computer


WordPress Basics: How to Add a Link to your Blog Post, Listing or Page


This video shows you:

  • How to add a link to any page, blog post or listing in WordPress


WordPress Basics: How to Style your Text for your Blog Post, Page or Listing

In this video you learn how to format your text, a process very similar to Microsoft Word.


WordPress Basics: How to Add a Video

Adding videos to your listings is a phenomenal way to highlight your listing–and it is an incredibly easy within WordPress:

  • How to find the url of your video
  • How to add a video to a blog post, listing or page


For further instructionals on how to use WordPress to accomplish one of your goals, simply go to and enter “wordpress tutorial” and whatever keyword you’d like. For example, “wordpress tutorial adding a page to your menu”.


Stay tuned to our blog to learn intermediate WordPress skills and how to use specific functionalities in WordPress.


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