“Website in Weekend”

Lesson 1



Wooo hooo!! Welcome to our first lesson!

I’m so EXCITED to teach you all about WordPress! Over next days => yuppp I said over the weekend but you can take as much time as you will need!

In this first lesson, we will talk a little about what WordPress is, how it works and how you can use it to build a PRO website to showcase your business online.
(If you don`t need to know that, feel free to skip to next one HERE)

What is this “WORDPRESS”?

WordPress is a powerful content management system used by millions across the globe and it makes publishing content online extremely easy, even for newbies. When it comes to using WordPress to publish your own content it is important to understand that it has virtually unlimited possibilities, so you can let your imagination run wild and get ready to build the website of your dreams.

Whether you are planning to publish a personal blog or to use WordPress to build your business website there are a wide variety of themes, widgets and plugins to help you get the job done. This makes it one of the most versatile publishing platforms available online today. Not to mention its ease-of- use and no need for special skills or techy knowledge to use it.

As a matter of fact, you can learn all the basics in just a few hours and have your website up and running the same day! It really is that easy and if you should happen to run into trouble you will find a some really good guides and video tutorials that can quickly help you on your way.

One of the most wonderful things about using WordPress is the ability to change the look and feel of your website at will. With thousands of free and premium WordPress themes that you can purchase you can literally change the design of your site every week if you’d like, all without losing any of your content.

But the flexibility and functionality doesn’t end there! Once you start using WordPress you will have access to a powerful array of WordPress plugins. Those will help you to quickly add sophisticated and interactive functions to your website, all with simple one click installation. Inside the plugins directory, you will find hundreds of plugins that you can use to help make your website more user-friendly and attractive to your visitors.

Plugins make it possible for you to do so many amazing things. You could set up an article directory blog, a busy portal, a membership site or even a fully functional e-commerce store. The WP directory will deliver all free plugins but we can also choose from a variety of special more sophisticated paid plugins available online.

When it comes to choosing themes or plugins for your website the possibilities are endless. However, it’s important to be careful and choose only those from reputable sources, simply because some designers may try to embed harmful scripts and codes for their own nefarious purposes. But don’t let that stop you from taking full advantage of everything that WordPress has to offer. It isn’t difficult to find safe themes and plugins.

When you start browsing for theme’s and plugins inside the directory you will notice there is a simple rating system that will allow you to read reviews and comments before you decide to use them. If you are having a hard time deciding which ones are reputable and which ones are not, look for recommendations from respected sources like TechCrunch, Smashing Magazine or check my blog post here. It never hurts to do a little spy work too!

Before we close this first lesson, let me share one more thing that makes using WordPress such a wise decision. WordPress makes it very easy to interact with your audience. It will help you create loyalty among your readers and increase your public credibility online. This real-time interaction will build a real relationship with your visitors. It makes easy to increase your website’s perceived value and generate income online and that’s always a good thing!

That’s it for this lesson. Next, we will talk about the easiest way to install WordPress and how to access your WP-admin area so that you can begin customizing your new website!

~ Anna #DigitalTechieGenie

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