First, I told you how to select a good domain name. Next, I gave you tips on how to choose the right web hosting company. Once you have purchased a plan, you can install WordPress easily through your hosting account. This is the third step on how to set up an instant website. Why Install WordPress? Wordpress is an open source software which means it's free. It's easy to … [Read more...] about Step 3: Install WordPress
Stage 3: How to Use WordPress
Wordpress is an ideal script if you want to quickly setup an instant website with little to no technical skills. You can then quickly focus on writing quality content for your new site almost immediately.
WordPress is a free and open source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. This means you can use it for your main website, as a blogging platform or a combination of both. It is regularly updated and has a very active community of supporters like myself.
Why Use WordPress?
WordPress is used by over 25% of websites you can find over the internet. I use it on my website you are on right now. Since its inception, this tool has literally redefined the world of web design and development.
It's easy to manage. It also has a lot features that are helpful to many non-technical web enthusiasts. Indeed with wordpress you can now have an extremely interactive website or blog. It is very easy to navigate and also functions really well.
Are You Ready?
Have you already:
- Chosen a good domain name?
- Picked a quality web hosting company?
- If you have, then you're ready to install WordPress.
I am so excited about your new online project. There are a few articles below to help you with your new website. My guide is aimed at beginners like you. If you have any questions, feel free to let me know and I'll try to help if I can. I wish you all the best.
Once you have installed and setup your WordPress site, don't forget about website promotion.
Many web owners aren’t using WordPress as a blogging platform as you might have anticipated. In fact, more small business and business entrepreneurs are turning to WordPress even though they aren’t using it for blogging purposes. This is so because for an average website owner, WordPress offers many attractive features, including avoiding a huge cost for developing a custom … [Read more...] about 10 Easy Steps to Create a Non-Blog WordPress Site
There’s a ‘Featured Image’ box inside a edit page or post on WordPress powered website. You can easily upload or choose featured images for a page or an article using this box. The ‘featured image’ usually appear as a thumbnail on ‘blogs’ section, probably in a category or as in a search result page. First, you need to enable the thumbnail support inside your current theme … [Read more...] about How to Display Featured Image Thumbnails for Your WordPress Articles
To make your website more mobile-friendly, there are several free WordPress plug-ins available on the internet. These plug-ins not only work on the latest WordPress version, but they could also be used without having to re-register or be installed on the development server, and more importantly, offers mobile-device detection mechanisms. Why use mobile-friendly website in the … [Read more...] about 3 Best WordPress Plugins to Make Your Site Responsive!
Just like with everything else in the world, there’s some tiny little flaw in everything, reminding us that only Allah can obtain the true perfection. Having said that, we human being has one thing in common, and that is tendency to make mistake. We do make mistakes as it’s the vital part of growth. Just like with everything else, we can’t simply stop it’s never going to … [Read more...] about Top 15 Most Common WordPress Mistakes
Sometimes when you want to showcase only the featured section on your blog, you’ll require building an excerpt plugin for your WordPress site. For instance, you might not always want to display articles or posts on chronological order, but you want to have some control over it. You want to only post some excerpt of the main article with a link to the detail page. This not only … [Read more...] about Build Your Own WordPress Excerpt Plugin
To revamp and make web publishing online easy, WordPress, the ever popular online blogging and CMS tool, have again released WordPress 3.3 with many amazing features. WordPress have polished and tidied things up since their latest version since v3.0 as one of the report boasts of 65 million downloads since its release. That’s 15% of the total current users using WordPress and … [Read more...] about WordPress 3.3 – What’s New?
WordPress is popular blogging platform for beginner bloggers, web developers, and people who have limited knowledge on CSS/HTML and PHP knowledge. Why? Because it lets them quickly setup a full-pack website in a matter of minutes – like setting up the layout, choosing and installing themes and Plugins is a child’s play. But when it comes to changing their blog design, many … [Read more...] about 7 Things to do after Switching to a New WordPress Theme
You’ve installed and configured your WordPress site, and probably gone through the checklist right after installation. What’s next? Well, if you noticed in one of our article - -, we highlighted the importance of protecting your comments against sly spammers out there, waiting and watching your each of your web content – posts and pages. We recommended that you download and … [Read more...] about How to Set up Akismet on a WordPress Site
WordPress is everywhere, as more and more Web developers, designers, bloggers, and business entrepreneurs are choosing it to publish their online Websites. Why? Because, in addition to being user-friendly, FREE, and extremely easy to set up, WordPress has pool of awesome Plugins that’ll surely extend the functionality of your Website. But here’s a catch. Since there are … [Read more...] about Top 6 Essential WordPress Plugins You Should Install
WordPress is not only a blog, but it’s also one of the widely used CMS on the planet. WordPress was not only created with search engine in mind, to help rank your website better in search engines better, but they were also created to make the site more secure, easy to install and upgrade, and easy to create a website without a prior knowledge of complex PHP and CSS … [Read more...] about Top Eight Benefits of Using WordPress as a Blog or a CMS
Now you’ve your WordPress site up and running – the theme looks professional, and the Plugins seems to make your website search engine friendly. But there’s something in the back of your mind – the WordPress layout doesn’t seem to be what you’ve imagined. Maybe, you wanted to create a customized WordPress site, and you’re not happy with the default home layout. Or, you just … [Read more...] about How to Customize the WordPress Layout
If you’re browsing the internet looking a way how to create a static front-page in WordPress site, then you’re at the right place. As you already know, WordPress is a blog platform, meaning it was originally created to display blogs post chronologically in the home page as opposed to a static site. Static site allows you to customize your home page which will allow you to … [Read more...] about Creating a Static Front Page in WordPress Blog
After you’ve learn to how install the WordPress and give it a modern look and feel to it by using themes over it, isn’t it obvious that we still need to install Plugins for our small business website? WordPress is not only open-source, but it’s actually the most user-friendly blogging platform in the internet. Why? Well, first everything is so simple that you don’t need to … [Read more...] about 3 Easy Ways to Install WordPress Plugins
Everyone is using Internet these days for several reasons. While few of them just want to post few regular blog posts, there are still majority of people who wants to conduct an online business as they can connect with wide variety of audiences from around the world. But they are always at odd with themselves as they don’t know where to start from. While some of them have … [Read more...] about How to Build a Small Business Website using WordPress
In previous article, we looked at how you can download and install WordPress on localhost or web server if you have one. Installing WordPress is extremely easy if you read the previous article. You just need to click few buttons, select the proper folder to install, and you’re good to go. After installing the WordPress, we also looked at how to choose a theme for your website. … [Read more...] about Installing WordPress – Part II – Plugins, Pages and Posts
WordPress is an open-source content management system that is used to create blogs, websites, and online business sites. WordPress is created using PHP script and works along with MySQL database to hold information. If you have a localhost running on your hard drive, then you can download and install WordPress within matter of few minutes. It’s that easy to run WordPress site. … [Read more...] about Top Key Features of WordPress
After WordPress installation, you might think that your website requires a premium theme for it. Obviously, the open-source blogging platform has many partners and theme-development companies that are cutting-edge in its design, technology, and functionality. These premium themes are not only displayed on your regular browsers, but they’re also displayed correctly in different … [Read more...] about Do You Really Need Premium Themes for WordPress?
WordPress is definitely the choice of Web development tool for many developers as has tons of cool features that allow them to perform a lot of things, just with a click of a button. Wasn’t that what always wanted? Even though you might have a coding knowledge, with WordPress, creating a dynamic website has never been easier. With easy to post user-friendly text editors to … [Read more...] about 7 Most Important Thing to do right after WordPress Installation
After you’ve designed and developed your Website and live on the internet running smoothly, the last thing you want to do is spending your whole day re-uploading WordPress site just because some teenager hacker cracked into your site. It has happened to me many times, in fact every time as I didn’t paid attention to the following simple easy security tips. Top 7 Security Tips … [Read more...] about Top 7 Security Tips to Protect Your WordPress Website