- WordPress is a powerful computer application having common UI, based on PHP and MySQL , but you need not have to type any code there.
- It is a Free and Open Source that can be installed on a web server.
- It is very easy platform to host a website with very attractive UI.
- Very easy to manage ( Even for non-Tech people).
- It is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly.
- Supports Group based permission system.
- Has ability to create website within moments.
- WordPress is used by 59.5% of all the websites who are using content management system.
- A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site.
- Overall 26.5% of the total website worldwide are using WordPress.
Guide to wordpress —
- Installing a Theme.
- Creating Pages / Posts.
- Edit Pages / Posts.
- Adding Pages / Posts to a menu.
- Customizing your site.
- Setting up Static Homepage.
- Installing Plug-Ins.
1. Installing a Theme
- First you need to install the WordPress on a server.
- Login in your cPanel which you have got through your server administration.
- Find WordPress icons in Apps Installer Rows.
- Provide appropriate options during the installation and do create the user and password carefully, that will be memorable.
- It’s time to login to your WordPress dashboard with the url/wp-admin.
- From your dashboard menu, choose Appearance -> Themes -> Add New
- By default there should be one theme which will be installed at the time of WordPress installation, but now you can choose from thousands of themes.
- You can preview the theme that how your website will look like and read the documentation and FAQs through click on Details link.
- Few themes have pre-built templates / demo, so that by installing just templates / demo your website will start looking like the one shown in demo with the attachments.
- To install the demo/templates the options may vary from Theme to Theme. But generally, these options will find in Appearance or Settings options or even in the Theme Settings Options.
- You can also install paid theme. For that you need to first download the theme file. You can get the attractive WordPress theme easily from various common website.
- You can get the themes from http://themeforest.net/, they have a very good support team.
- Now, From your dashboard menu, choose Appearance -> Themes -> Add New -> Upload Theme
- Upload the zip file of theme and then activate the theme.
2. Creating Pages/Posts
- To add Page on WordPress Website, go to dashboard go to Pages -> Add New.
- A Page is generally static , containing information, that doesn’t often change.
- You can have subpages within your page, creating a hierarchy of pages.
- To add Posts, follow the same above mentioned process.
- Posts are what make your blog a blog — they’re servings of content that are listed in reverse chronological order on your blog’s front page (you can change the default order to list posts chronologically using these instructions).
- After creating your PAGE / POSTS you will be asked to enter the Title of the Page / Posts and then below that you have to write the actual content that is going to be display on your website.
- The content interface will look like MS-Word.
- After creating your Posts / Pages, you can save it as draft or for reviewing.
- And if everything is OK, then, click on Publish, and it will start displaying on your website, and will have particular URL, through that anyone can see that Page/Posts.
- You can also edit the link if you want to edit for your ease.
3. Edit Pages/Posts
There are 2 ways to edit your Pages / Posts.
First way —
- Go to the dashboard and then click on edit the Pages you want to edit.
- When done editing, click update.
- Then view page.
Second way —
- Visit the page you want to edit.
- Then click on the Edit Page link on the very top bar, which includes WordPress menus.
- When done editing, click Update.
- Then view page.
Same steps are applicable to edit the POSTS.
4. Adding Pages/Posts to a menu
A Menu is a list of links used to navigate your site.
- From your dashboard, click on Appearance -> Menus -> Create a new Menu.
- Enter Menu name, then click create menu.
- Tick boxes to add pages and posts.
- You can also add custom links to menu (ie. You can still add the links which are not the part of your WordPress website).
- Click add to menu.
- Pages/Posts appear in the menu structure.
- You can drag the listing according to your convenience and the way you want to arrange.
- Save menu.
- Also you can delete the menu if you want to delete the existing one.
- Now to use the menu you have created, go to Manage Locations.
- Select the Primary menu and Footer menu according to your choice.
- Save Changes (Visit Website now).
5. Customizing your site
- Go to Appearance -> Customize.
- You can choose various options that include customisation of your website, including site-identity, fonts, header, background images.
6. Setting up Static homepage
- Go to your dashboard , click on Settings -> Reading
- Choose a Static Page.
- Select the Page you want as your Home Page.
- Save Changes and you can visit the website.
7. Installing Plug-Ins
- From your Dashboard, Plugins -> Add new -> Browse and Choose from thousands of available plugins.
- Plugins are ways to extend and add to the functionality that already exists in WordPress.
- Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs.
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