How to use WordPress

Once upon a time (you know, the 90s) developers created static websites using HTML pages. These websites were made up of files, a separate file for each page and every time you wanted to make an update, you had to pay a developer to code another file and upload it to the server. There were limitations on the ways you could lay these websites out, the functions you could include, and how useful they could be.
In these modern times, one of the most popular and powerful platforms for building a website is WordPress. When most non-web people think of WordPress, they think of blogs. But WordPress is far more than blogs. WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) with powerful capabilities.

So what is WordPress CMS and what can it do?

Wordpress-overviewWordPress content management system is a platform for managing all of the content you want to include in your website like images, blog posts, text, video, links, social media, etc. – and storing it all in a remote database. There are countless content management systems you can use to build a full-scale website, but we’ve found that WordPress is by far the best and most user-intuitive. WordPress is the simplest, sleekest content management system out there. Not only is it easy for us to design and develop top-quality websites using WordPress, customizing those websites and pushing them to the limits of their capabilities is also a breeze. And the best part of all this, is WordPress’ ease of use makes it simple for you, the website owner, to maintain your website with little to no help from us. Once we have your website up and running, you’ll be able to hit the ground running with a minimal amount of training. (Other CMSs can take up to 20 hours to learn at a basic level, and even then, they’re still confusing.) Here is a Overview of just some of the features that come with WordPress.

Posts

Posts are at the heart of what makes a blog site great. Posts are entries, articles and news section that you will add to your site to help educate, inform or simply entertain your visitors. These Posts are added to the Categories you have created to help organize your website content. All posts have comments section that could be turned on or off.
With a Blog enabled website, not only do you benefit from being able to add and categorize content quickly and easily on your site, but a major benefit to this type of site is that visitors are encouraged to participate and interact, giving you a chance to develop a connection with them that you didn’t have before. If you don’t wish to interact with your visitors in this manner, we can simply turn off the ability for them to comment on your content.

Pages

Pages are generally for main website content construction that will not change very often and can be found in the main navigation. Examples of Pages would be: Home, Contact, About Us, etc. We recommend keeping the number of Pages in the main navigation to a minimum. You don’t want to overwhelm your visitor with too many choices.

Profile, Navigation and Backups

In the profile section, you can update your details and also change your login password. With some of our websites, this is also where you can link your social media like Facebook, Twitter e.t.c.
You also have the full control of your website navigation, by simply drag and drop, add or remove your pages, posts to desired location. Another great feature with Web Design Center, is that we include with all our WordPress websites a backup feature that will enable you to create a backup of your website with one click of a button.

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