The WordPress Guide for Beginners

WordPress Guide

If you are new to WordPress, then this guide is for you! In this post, we will cover the basics of how to use WordPress. We will discuss setting up a website, adding content, and using plugins. WordPress is a powerful platform that can be used for both personal and business websites. With the right knowledge, you can create a website that looks great and functions perfectly.

Setting Up a WordPress Website

The first step in creating a website with WordPress is to set up your website. This process involves registering a domain name and setting up hosting. Don’t worry, we will go over all of this in detail below.

Registering a Domain Name

The first step in setting up your website is to register a domain name. A domain name is the web address of your site, such as “example.com”. When choosing a domain name, it’s important to choose one that is easy to remember and relevant to your site’s content. You can purchase a domain name from a variety of providers, such as GoDaddy or Namecheap.

Setting Up Hosting

Once you have registered a domain name, you will need to set up hosting. Hosting is where your website’s files are stored. When someone types in your domain name, they are directed to your hosting account and can view your website. There are a variety of hosts that you can choose from, such as WP Engine. At AJ Digital, we offer our own hosting & maintenance packages powered by the Google Cloud so you don’t have to worry about the technicalities of hosting your own website.

Creating a theme / installing a template theme

Okay so if you are a beginner, you’re probably looking at installing a template theme. A theme is a template for your website that controls the overall look and feel. There are a variety of free and premium themes available, and you can install them by downloading them to your computer and then uploading them to your WordPress site.

Adding Content

Now that you have a domain name and hosting set up, it’s time to start adding content to your site! WordPress makes it easy to add text, images, and videos to your website. Ensure to use best web design practices to ensure your pages perform to their optimum.

Using Plugins

One of the great things about WordPress is the ability to use plugins. Plugins are tools that allow you to add extra functionality to your website. There are a variety of plugins available, such as for SEO, social media, and security. Make sure not to use too many WordPress plugins as they can hurt your website’s loading speed and cause security issues.

Adding Images

To add an image to a post or page, click on the “Add Media” button. This will open up the media library, where you can upload images from your computer. Once you have selected the image you want to use, click on the “Insert into post” button. You can then adjust the image’s size, alignment, and other settings.

That’s it! You now know the basics of how to use WordPress. This is just the very basics. If you are looking for a website that will perform and grow your business, make sure to get in touch with us today.

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