Do you want to know how to use WordPress?
WordPress is a great blogging platform and website creation tool. It is very easy to use. It is powerful and flexible.
Developing your website and maintaining it has become a lot easier thanks to WordPress.
So how do you use WordPress?
The first BIG question, WordPress.com or Self Hosted?
Depending on what you want to achieve you will make a choice. In our How to Use WordPress Training for Beginners we go into more detail. WordPress.com is a paid service. If you are looking at hosting wordpress you will need a hosting account to setup.
There are two main ways to install WordPress. The first is a manual installation. For this you need ftp details and a MYSQL database. The second method is a lot easier. Many hosting companies offer an install service. You can use this to install WordPress.
Pages and Posts
Many people are unsure about which one to use. We typically break it up by saying a page is for information on the website like a contact us page, home page, product page, etc. A post is used to blog. Keeping that in mind when using WordPress will help you a lot.
WordPress Dashboard and Updates
When you have logged into your WordPress site the dashboard will be the first thing you see. There will be important messages. One of these is updates. Before updating please ensure you backup your WordPress site.
WordPress has thousands of themes to choose from. Some you pay for others are free. Be sure to check out the quality of theme. Some themes work better than others.
Want to learn more on How to use WordPress? We have an online course WordPress Training for Beginners. It is a set of training videos that walk you through the techie side of managing your own WordPress Web Site. These videos provide you with detailed ‘Over-The-Shoulder’ style step-by-step tutorials on using WordPress.
These videos are created for the beginner who wants to learn the ropes. Enroll today. You get life time access to this Online WordPress Training Course.