Getting started with your Wordpress website

Posted by Mariana Morales on August 2, 2016 at 2:12 PM

In Website Development

If you have decided to build your new website on the WordPress platform, you’ve chosen a powerful and easy-to-use platform. With built in plug-ins, adaptable free themes, great interface and not HTML needed, you are well on your way to building a business forward website.

There are many reasons to be on WordPress, it’s one the world’s most popular content management systems because of those reasons. To get started working with your WordPress website, here are some things to be conscious of.



Don’t be daunted, WordPress is simple to use

Don’t be afraid of making a new web page, blog post or creating a menu. Just simply follow WordPresses instructions. Add page, new post. Slide your page  into the menu system. It sounds super easy, because it is. Bonus, you do not need to know HTML or use any FTP software to create systems to meet your needs. WordPresses system allows you to do things like format text and upload and size images or create galleries directly on its platform.


Invest in good Hosting

Because of the popularity of WordPress, there are many hosting services out there. Look for a host that offers WordPress support, promises and delivers speed and most importantly security for your businesses website. Click here to read more about the various hosting platforms.


Choose and customize a theme

Wordpress is easily customizable to match your brand's vision to your desired website build. Using themes and an easy to download backend builder your website will reflect your designers vision. Once you have chosen and activated a theme for your website you can then visit the back-end of the site under Appearance>Themes to start to customize that theme. Here you can give your site a name, choose your colours and your fonts.


Use plugins to make your life better

Even if you do require some custom systems, they are probably already built for you. Think contact forms, SEO tagging, image shrinking and event calendars. Wordpresses “Popular” page will give you an idea of what sorts of plugins you can use on your own Wordpress site to make it more powerful. Click here to view that page.


Find a free website builder

You can easily download a drag and drop website builder to make developing your website even simpler. Popular page builders that we recommend include Page Builder by SiteOrigin and Visual Composer.



When it’s too much outsource web design and development

Though admittedly Wordpress is easy to use and intuitive, if you are not an expert who is familiar with website designs and builds it is an overwhelming task. On top of that, websites that are built and designed by web development professionals are built right with UX/UI in mind, SEO strategy and spacing and hierarchical components that you may miss yourself.

 

You have done your business a service by choosing Wordpress, now it's time to make sure that your website redesign turns your online presence into a lead driving tool. 

 

Computan's offers a portfolio of Wordpress development services including eCommerce integration, plugin and widget development and theme customization. To learn more about how we can facilitate your presence on WordPress click here.

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