Learn WordPress

What Do I Need to Know?

Learning WordPress from top to bottom can take a while. Fortunately, you don’t need to know everything to set up your library’s website. Through Nebraska Libraries on the Web,  a domain name is provided and the back end of the website is set up and maintained by the Nebraska Library Commission.

At the start, you will be provided with a generic template for your website. If you have some time, you can plan your website and tailor it to your community using the Designing Your Library Website guide.

If you want a quick start to get the ball rolling, start with these steps:

  1. Decide which pages you want on your website
  2. Gather images and write content for the site
  3. Choose a WordPress theme (site layout)
  4. Enter content/ images into pages
  5. Start a library blog or features page
  6. Update blog/ features every week or so

Here are some resources to get you started with the basics:

New Gutenberg Editor:

Getting Started with WordPress Websites:


Blog Posts




Adding Images

Sidebar (Widgets)


How to Get Jetpack on Your Site:

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on Jetpack
  3. Click “Connect to WordPress.com”
  4. Set up a WordPress.com account
  5. You will now have access to Jetpack
  6. You should be able to view it through your usual WordPress login on the Jetpack tab.

WordPress Users

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