Next, lets set up some of the basic must have pages. You’ll want an about page, a contact page, to start with. For now you’ll just add the pages to WordPress, you can always come back and add the content to them later. To do this, go to Pages, then Add New. (Or you can […]
The How To Collection. Answers to those questions.
Now that you’ve gotten WordPress installed, let login to the dashboard and take a look at where things are. When you first login, you’ll notice the menu that runs down the lefthand side of the screen. First lets find Settings and make some changes there. Under Settings you can update a number of things that […]
So by now you’ve gotten you domain and your hosting account and you’ve updated your name servers. Great work! Now you’re ready to get WordPress installed. To do this, we’re going to use the quick install in your hosting control panel. This makes it super simple, you fill out a form and click a button. […]
So now you’ve registered your domain and you’re wondering if you’re ready to post on your blog? No, almost but not quite. After you register your domain name, you need website hosting, that’s the next step. So what is website hosting? Hosting is the account you get with a web hosting company. It’s where your […]
Now that Google said they would be using whether or not a site was secure and encrypted as a ranking factor, you may have been thinking about switching your site to use HTTPS. It’s a “very lightweight signal” however, it seems that it’s one they intend to keep around (their announcement mentions “giving webmasters a […]
While working on speeding up your WordPress site, CSS will be one of the areas you’ll see reported as a problem. Most WordPress themes have at least some duplicate or repetitive or otherwise unused styles. This isn’t necessarily bad, but can be a worry when you’re reviewing your test scores. One thing to keep in […]
There are nearly as many plugins as there are websites. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, however, there are a lot of plugins available for WordPress. You’ll find that plugins are similar to themes, there are free plugins and premium/paid plugins. Plugin choice starts with the functionality – what does it do, […]