How to create and manage a website? The answer is: WordPress.
How can WP help? It basically does all the work for you. Let’s explain how.
If you are here (hopefully “startup-ing” your new website) it means you know of the existence of WordPress. This post will help you get started on the building of your website.
First things first: What is WordPress?
WP is a tool that will help you manage your website, it provides you with templates of the basic design and structure of pages and blogs. The plus is that you can also add specific “functionalities” to your website, to say the least, by adding a few plugins. All of it with only a few clicks.
How does WP work?
Once installed, visit your site’s login page by placing “wp-admin” after your domain name (e.g. http://example.com/wp-admin). you’ll see the dashboard with all tools available.
Here you can control all that you can see and not see in your site. If you go to the tool “appearance” you can choose a template with a working structure and design for all your site, you only have to choose one that suits the site you have in mind, they are customizable, so you can change the colors, images, etc.
Adding information, posts, images and other content is very simple, there is a tool that says: “Posts”, “media” and so on. It’s not rocket science really.
The interesting part is the Plugins. What are they? They are like a little “program” that adds specific functions, for example: you want to create an online store, so you go to Plugins à Add plugin à online store. When you activate the plugin you only have to add the image, name of the product, price, etc. and click on “Publish”. That’s it, you pretty much have all your online store running business.
There are lots of plugins out there, most of them for free, once you have an idea of what you want your website to do, it’s time to get it started!
If you are totally new at all this website building, WP is a bit tricky to install. But it’s definitely worth it. To get started, just install WP on your host. If don’t have one yet, I recommend you my host, WP runs nicely here, and the installation is made on one click. It doesn’t get easier than that.
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