Here’s a quick overview and summary of the things you need to know about WordPress. Here are the steps on starting your first host with WordPress. Find a hosting provider that best meets your needs, and take the cost into account.
First and foremost, to start with WordPress, follow the steps here:
-Log in to your host’s cPanel.
-Select Simple Scripts from the Software/Services category by scrolling down.
-Select WordPress from the list of available blogs, click install, pick a place for your blog, accept the terms and conditions, and then click “Complete.”
-Try out the new program and get comfortable with it.
I know that you’re probably overwhelmed with too much information on your screen, but worry not, I’ll guide you through it one by one to make it more simple in your perspective.
The Dashboard – This will take you to your WordPress’ home page. You’ll receive an overview of your pages, posts, comments, and other activities. This page can be altered.
Media – Upload documents, video, and photos using this section.
Pages – You can create, view, and update your pages here.
Links – To link to other individuals, use the links “widget”; this is where the links should be entered.
Posts – This is where you create, view, and update your entries if you’re intending to set up a blog on your website.
My Theme – The “my Builder theme” includes this. It will appear on the sidebar in a format similar to the one you see next to “My Theme” on the left.
Appearance – Here, you can upload a new theme, edit your widget settings, and create a unique menu. If you have some advanced coding skills, you can also work on the CSS and PHP files.
Comments – View all of the comments that have been received, look for spam, edit, or delete comments.
Plugins – where plugins can be uploaded and activated
Users – Create new users for your website or update existing ones.
Settings – Decide how readers will view your blog, how many entries they will see, how the permalinks will be set up, and other choices. Plugins that you install frequently appear here as well.
Tools – where WordPress files can be imported or exported.
Now that’s out of the way, here’s the next steps on editing your very own website:
Choosing and Installing Your Theme
- A website’s homepage is static, whereas a blog’s homepage changes frequently. This is the main distinction between a website and a blog.
- By selecting “Pages” > “Add New” from the left menu, you can add a page with the title “Home.” After entering “Home” in the title, click “Publish.”
- Similar to the first step, add a page called “Blog” to your website.
- Then select “Settings” > “Reading” in the left menu.
- You must now choose the radio choice labeled “A static page.” Set your “Home” page as the home page, and your “Blog” page as the blog page. Make sure to click the blue button to save your changes.
What is a WordPress theme template?
- WordPress already has a “theme” in place. The design of your website is determined by its theme. It is a complex PHP and CSS coding system that enables you to have a more personalized appearance. Your editing will be considerably easier if you have a very clear notion of what you want from a theme.
If you’re not satisfied with your current theme, you can customize it more by:
- Remove the “Meta” data that certain WordPress themes automatically add.
- Include things in your sidebar like an email opt-in form and information on RSS feeds.
Note that using widgets is the simplest approach to modify the sidebars.Nearly all contemporary themes are “widget-friendly.” To discover what possibilities you have for customizing with widgets, simply click on “Widget” on the left menu of your WordPress program, which is located under “Appearance.”
You can even install a plugin to stop spams coming into your website using Akismet. In the section for plugins, Akismet is already installed. Find Akismet in the left menu bar by clicking “Plugins,” then click “activate.” then obtain a WordPress.com API key. Simply visit WordPress.com, register for a free account, visit your account settings to obtain the API key, and then return to your WordPress website and input the API key.
And here are steps to setup your chosen plugins:
- Select a plugin.
- From the left side menu, select “Plugins” and then click the “Add New” link.
- To activate the plugin, click “Activate Plugin” after selecting “Install.”
- Pick a plugin-adding method. Upload a plugin from your computer or perform a search in the plugin directory.
Write articles that are relevant to the aim of your website and that people are searching for. Put valuable content on your website that is of the highest caliber and serves a purpose. Create a plan that you can follow and that is effective for you. Get the word out there that your website exists. Choose the purpose for which you wish to use your website by setting specific objectives. Will the goal be to increase service usage? to get income from affiliate marketing? to market your own goods? or a combination of all three. Nonetheless, you already have all the tools, you’re ready to create and edit your website to your heart’s content!