Step 5: WordPress Tutorials

Build Your Blog to Function Effectively

Build Your Blog Using These Simple Steps

Think about the pages you want to include on your site. If you have an idea about how you want to structure your information or resources on your site, it will make it easier to stay orgainzed along the way.

Set Up Static Pages in WordPress

Static pages are those pages that present static information. This means it does not change. Once you create these, they are there for the life of your site, until you decide you want to change them. Let’s start with creating some static pages first.




Create Blog Posts in WordPress

Blog posts are the living, breathing content of your website. This content focuses on predetermined categories in the niche you’re writing about. For instance, if you’re creating a website about cupcakes, categories may include cupcake recipes, cupcake baking supplies, cupcake decorating.



Installing Plugin-Ins on WordPress

WordPress plug-ins allow you to customize the functionality of your site. If you want to build a list with your site, there’s a plug-in for that. If you want to change the sidebar or add a menu? There’s a plug-in for that. Let’s start slowly and get an overview of their potential.



Changing the Theme of Your WordPress Site

A WordPress theme allows you to change the appearance of your site. Themes can be compared to the layout of your house. The user experience and visual gratification of your blog are largely due to the theme you select. There are thousands of free themes to choose from by accessing your dashboard. In the future, you can decide if you have a need for a premium theme.



Setting Up Menus and Widgets

The theme is compared to the layout of your house. menus and widgets that can be considered the decorations like drapes and design elements. Again, these contribute to the aesthetics of the blog you build today, but they also impact user experience.

Again, you have to consider your goals and objectives you want to accomplish with your blog. Once you start creating content, you may find that you need to change the way information is presented on your site. Not a problem! You can change menus and widgets at any time.