WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems worldwide, and for good reason. As well as being super easy to use, it is cost-effective and comes with a range of optional plug-ins. If you’re wondering how to use WordPress, we’ve put together a brief step-by-step guide to introduce you to the basics.
1. Select a WordPress plan
WordPress boasts a selection of price plans to suit the needs of users. You can opt for a free plan on wordpress.org. However, do be aware that you will need to source your own hosting provider, domain name, plugins, and themes with this option.
With wordpress.com, on the other hand, you will find four subscription options for personal or business use, each of which offers different tools, benefits, and customisation options. The plan you opt for will depend on the size of your business and the nature of your offerings. The most expensive plan is designed for eCommerce sites.
2. Install WordPress
WordPress is easy to install and available via all popular app stores. Once installed, you will need to answer a few questions related to your domain name and other administrative issues.
3. Choose your theme
One of the best things about WordPress is that it comes pre-loaded with a range of attractive themes and templates boasting different fonts, colours, and layouts. You will be provided with a plain default theme that you should change as soon as you are able. This will ensure your site looks as professional and appealing as possible. If you can’t find a template that suits your taste or brand, you can create your own custom template.
4. Add content
Content is king in the world of digital marketing, so try to add as many high-quality articles and blog posts as you are able once a suitable theme is in place. Adding content is very easy. All you need to do is click on the ‘Posts’ tab on the left-hand side of the screen and select ‘Add New’. Of course, the most important page to focus on at this point is the homepage, as this is likely to be the first thing your visitors will see.
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