WordPress Guide – How to Setup WordPress (Blog and Business)
This is a basic guide on how to get started with WordPress including Installation, Logging Into WordPress, Choose a Theme, Choose a Style (Blog or Business), Add Site Title or Logo, Create Navigation Bar / Menu, Add Content.
WordPress is a great CMS (content management system) we love to use at JSH Web Designs! It features the ability for beginner or novice Internet users to make changes or developers to implement codes and automation. With any software or Internet aspect there is a sharp learning curve and some people have trouble getting started so we create a guide of helpful tips to get the ball rolling.
Typically most hosting companies makes installing WordPress simple with a couple of clicks. Depending on your hosting service look for applications in the cPanel once you are logged in. Once you click install it will ask you to setup a user name and password.
Now that you are in the WordPress Dashboard you can begin building your website. You will notice a couple of different options. Our first step is layout. You will want to pick a layout that you like for your website. Click on themes and choose what fits your business or blog. You can customize about anything you can imagine within WordPress however this blog is for beginners getting started.
Blog or Business
Once you have chosen a theme you need to decide whether this is a blog website or is it a normal website. We recommend going to theme and customize here you can set your home page (landing page) if you are a blog we recommend setting up posts, if you are a business we recommend going to create a home page by click pages add new and create a page called home and publish and then going to theme / customize / home page (landing page) / static (meaning it’s your default home page) / and click the home page you just created.
Add Site Title (or logo depending on theme)
Now we recommend adding your logo and site information this can be done via the theme / customize as well.
Create Navigation (Menu)
Our next step would be setup navigation to do so you will want to create all the pages that you know you want such as about us, contact us, etc. After creating and publishing the pages you will click appearance / menus here you can create your navigation for your blog or business website.
After this is complete you can begin adding content to your pages. Make sure you write good quality content that will make people want to read and constantly come to your website. Do not duplicate content.
There are many different functions you can add to your website such as widgets and various plugins. If you need help developing a website please feel free to give us a call at 865-407-0006 or email us at email@example.com