Configuring your WordPress Home Page 1

Configuring your WordPress Home Page

The first impression is the most important, so what you need to do is configure your home page. Here’s how to do it WordPress allows you to control what appears on the front page of your website. The most common settings changed on the home page is typically how many posts display, and whether your website shows recent posts of static content such as a page you have created. To make changes click “Settings” in the left menu then the “Reading” sub menu. The “reading” sub menu contains different settings you can make to your website. “Front page displays” is the option where you decide if your home page is a static or dynamic page. Remember, a dynamic page loads Read more…

WordPress Pages vs Posts 4

WordPress Pages vs Posts

What are pages and what are posts? The most common question of WordPress users is answered here When you begin to create your first website with WordPress, you may be confused by the different features you find. By far, the most common question is “What is the difference between pages and posts?”. Pages and Posts are both key components of a WordPress site. Neither are mandatory, meaning your site can consist of either all posts, or all pages. Below are specific explanations of both content types. Posts Posts are treated much like digital entries into a journal. They are listed on either your Home page or another page you specifically dedicate to display them. Posts are also listed starting with Read more…

Creating a link in Wordpress 9

Creating a link in WordPress

Adding links to your pages and posts in WordPress is not hard at all, as long as you know how to do it When working with your WordPress pages and posts, you may want to create a link (also called a hyperlink) to another website, or even another page or post on your site. This is done via the page or post editor. You can do so either with the Text editor or the Visual editor. Below are instructions for creating links for your WordPress content. How to create a link in your page or post: 1.Log into your WordPress admin dashboard. 2.Using the left-hand side menu, click on the Post or Page menu. In this example, we will click Read more…

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What kind of website can I build with WordPress?

WordPress is not only for blogging, as we already said in a previous post. However, what you don’t know is what kind of website you can build with WordPress! WordPress was originally developed as a blogging platform in 2003. However, it was quickly realized by the community that WordPress could be used to create just about any type of website you can think of! With thousands of templates available WordPress can be used to meet other needs as well: Business Website: WordPress is great to launch a business website, build your brand, promote your business, or sell your merchandise online. Informative Website: WordPress is easy to use, to create a website, to offer instructions or anything you can think of. Read more…

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WordPress Basics

WordPress is the most popular platform to create a website and there are various reasons for this massive preference. But, what is WordPress? Why do people choose it? Is it free? WordPress Originally WordPress was created to serve as a blogging software – the elder ones must remember it. It became so popular, it eventually evolved into a tool used to create websites for literally any purpose. WordPress is user friendly, healthy and attractive to all sorts of users, from web developers to average computer users, due to its unlimited potential. Blog Any WordPress website can also have a blog section. And anyone who wishes to simply have a blog that is not a part of a website, can definitely Read more…

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What to look for in a web host #7

Web hosting is important and to avoid making a mistake that could cost you a lot, make sure you look for the following: #7 Security Cybercrime is not something uncommon and the chances that your website will be infected with malware is very high. However, this is something very common that you can normally control and keep to safe levels, if your web host provides security. Hackers usually cause issues to websites by creating fake backlinks and spam pages, which results to your website getting blacklisted by search engines and this is the last thing that you want for your business. Company data should be well protected, as well as customer information, especially nowadays. So, before choosing a web host, Read more…

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What to look for in a web host #6

Web hosting is important and to avoid making a mistake that could cost you a lot, make sure you look for the following: #6 Backups In the I.T. world, the word “backup” is a holly word. Whatever you do, you need to have backup of your files, or everything could be gone within seconds. It is not rare that you might experience an issue with your website and sometimes the safest solution is to roll it back. In this case, you clearly need backups that will help you save as much as possible. Some web hosts offer backup, but some others don’t. Moreover, it is critical to know how often this takes place and how long this backup is being Read more…

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What to look for in a web host #5

Web hosting is important and to avoid making a mistake that could cost you a lot, make sure you look for the following: #5 Bandwidth and Storage Bandwidth is the amount of traffic and number of page views your website can handle every month. Generally web hosts offer unlimited bandwidth, but this is not always the case under specific circumstances. For example, if you put an offer or a sale on your website and there are too many visitors at the same time, your website could go down. It’s usually on shared hosting plans that unlimited bandwidth is not actually what you get. In this case, a website can usually handle a specific number of visitors per month, as a Read more…

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What to look for in a web host #4

Web hosting is important and to avoid making a mistake that could cost you a lot, make sure you look for the following: #4 Ability to scale What you need, is a website that will grow in time. This means more visitors, more interaction, more space, more products, more demands. In other words, more traffic, that will be translated into more clients. Thus, if you have created a basic website that only serves your basic needs, you will need to upgrade it. This could mean that you might need to move from a shared hosting plan to cloud hosting. Or, that you might only need more space to store your files. Whatever it is that you need, your web host Read more…

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What to look for in a web host #3

Web hosting is important and to avoid making a mistake that could cost you a lot, make sure you look for the following: #3 Support You hope you won’t need it, but chances are that you will. After all, we’re talking about machines that sometimes fail in doing everything perfectly. So when, suddenly, your website is offline or it’s not responsive and there’s nothing you can do to bring it back online, you will need customer service. The company‚Äôs support is essential in these cases and there is not much room for negotiations here. Ask what kind of support they provide. Do they chat with you? Do they talk to you? Do they work with a ticketing system? Do they Read more…