VSB blog site is using WordPress Multisite setting, so the bloggers share the same WordPress installation, also share plugins and themes.  There are some slightly differences between VSB blogs site and a regular WordPress site.

You are using the VSB username with the password to work on the blog site.

You can continue to use the Classic editor by default or switch to block editor (on the sidebar) on new post.

Please watch the following YouTube clips and documents as the tutorial:

WP Tutorial Made Easy

This video covers almost all the basics.  Use time-stamp list below to skip topics.

  • Start video at 11:17 to skip ad and irrelevant info
  • 11:17 add category
  • 13:04 build menu
  • 15:25 add post
  • 17:20 add YouTube video
  • 17:55 add image
  • 18:30 choose category for a post
  • 19:20 set feature image for a post
  • 20:00 add tag to a post
  • 20:37 publish a post
  • 21:30 editing content
  • 24:15 create custom sidebar with widgets
  • 27:40 customize appearance

Static Homepage & page for posts

  • Start video at 00:30 to skip ad and irrelevant info
  • 00:50 add the page to the primary menu
  • 01:12 setup homepage
  • 02:10 setup page for blog posts

Embedding video

This is super easy with Block Editor.  Just watch the first 2 minutes of either video below.


How to make the post or page private (Note: password protected does not work on VSB blog site)

Change theme (VSB blog site does not allow you to install new theme)

How to import outside WordPress blog

Please see this page for detail instructions.

How to embed iframe in the post

Embed iframe plug-in is enabled, click link below to see how to use it.


use Killarney Google calendar as the example:
the embedded calendar URL is  “https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?title=Killarney%20Calendar&height=600&wkst=1&bgcolor=%23FFFFFF&src=cr43cg3inir7fj4iljo5pd8f04%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23B1365F&src=jlnokc6ug9u06fdft6447juth8%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%2342104A&src=msnonnf2693akm76pdvl5cdrkk%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%231B887A&src=f6o68jkge83tif0g965m2vn6m0%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23BE6D00&src=unml3oorsraaq8g1jink266u8o%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%230F4B38&src=b1f69qg5bh4rukd10sseb33mbs%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23060D5E&src=fns4cu6p2uh0hkrk0uh9v87dvs%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%2329527A&src=412pgitrnsd3q6ebcha5jdaumg%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23711616&src=4fn5ttogf84jqbjq8oshflhgg4%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23853104&src=5j2pqkm0712gtsf36abmmflqag%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23B1365F&src=dkdaldnf3hbefn3847g6r0atas%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%2323164E&src=4u3bacaf6mba13ucsfscpk2qo4%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23528800&src=94eef2u07mfbke7ae3va4dhsok%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23711616&src=en.canadian%23holiday%40group.v.calendar.google.com&color=%23A32929&src=p%23weather%40group.v.calendar.google.com&color=%23AB8B00&ctz=America%2FVancouver”

More links for beginners

What happen when you switch your WP Theme

Create a static page as home page

Create a page for blog posts