This week we went over WordPress and the best practices for setting up a website. WordPress is the most popular website builder software. It’s an open-source platform that’s very easy to use and navigate; one doesn’t need to be a developer to figure it out.
We looked at the differences between wordpress.org, which you would need to get your hosting. And worpress.com, which WordPress provides hosting for you. They both have their pros and cons, depending on what you require.
We went over setting up a domain, installing WordPress, choosing a theme to customize the site, installing plugins. We looked at pages and posts and how to publish both.
WordPress has excellent support sections with lots of info and resources to navigate for first-time users and experts.
Below are some of the resources that WordPress recommends to look up if you need to learn more about setting up your new website or enhancing an existing one. These tools are mostly free, but few are at an affordable cost. Whichever one you choose to go with, you are guaranteed to find the info you may need with the setup.
- Link: https://wordpress.com/learn/
- What it does: WordPress.com/learn/ teaches the basics of setting up your own WordPress.com site, including picking themes, creating posts and pages, basic site customizations, and more.
- Ideal for: Beginners
- Price: Free
2. Blogging University
3. WordPress.com Support
4. WordPress Video Tutorials