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Today, we are releasing a series of WordPress tutorials. These tutorials covers some of the basic topics With these free WordPress tutorials and videos we are willing to provide you WordPress help to build your website. This will basically help you to understand How to use WordPress to create website.

Here is the index of the tutorials we have written for you guys:

WordPress Introduction & Installation

 

WordPress Configuration

 

WordPress Tips & Tricks

 

 

WordPress.org and WordPress.com Difference

Many times this question arise to our users – What is the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com? Both looks so identical. Basic difference is WordPress.org is a free open source platform while WordPress.com uses same funda of WordPress.org with some hosting services and some other services either free/premium.

WordPress.org and WordPress.com Difference

 

WordPress.org and WordPress.com difference is explained below with as easier points as available:

Domain Name:

  • WordPress.com: Purchasing Domain name is optional
  • WordPress.org: Domain Name is Required

Hosting:

  • WordPress.com: No need to purchase a hosting Space
  • WordPress.org: Need to purchase a hosting space

Ad Free:

  • WordPress.com: Need to pay some amount per year for an Ad free website
  • WordPress.org: No extra advertisements get displayed apart your added content

Customizations Allowed?:

  • WordPress.com: You do not have control over coding files. Thus, all customizations are paid.
  • WordPress.org: You have access to all the coding files. Thus, you can make the changes as per your requirements.

Full Control / Limited Control:

  • WordPress.com: Limited Control
  • WordPress.org: Full Control

Easy Maintenance & Updates:

  • WordPress.com: WordPree.com team handles theme/plugin updates and site maintenance.
  • WordPress.org: Updates and maintenance are required manually.

Multisite?(LINK):

  • WordPress.com: Not available
  • WordPress.org: Available

 

Let us know if you are still having any query further regarding WordPress.org and WordPress.com difference via pre-sales question. We would love to help you choosing platform and theme.

 


How to install WordPress?

WordPress is most popular open source platform being used to develop websites. Initially from blogging website to app websites can be built using WordPress now. You might be thinking it is tough to install a WordPress and I need to be a computer literate. Right? Well, you are wrong here. All WordPress web hosting companies allow you to install WordPress within few clicks. Most of the times installing WordPress takes hardly five minutes to get installed. In this tutorial, we are explaining How to install WordPress manually even if you are not having one click installer on your web host.

Learn “How to install WordPress” in 4 easy steps given below:

Step 1: Download WordPress

Download the WordPress.zip at your local Machine from this link : https://wordpress.org/download/

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Step 2: Upload WordPress

Upload WordPress to your hosting account through FTP Software(Read our Tutorial on How to use FTP).

If you want to install the WordPress on main Domain then install it in your /public_html/ directory. And If you want it in a subfolder, then upload it in a folder /public_html/subfoldername/

Step 3: Create Database and Users

Once you Upload the WordPress You need to create a database and User. So login to Cpanel of your site.

And Find the Icon of MySQL database like this at your Cpanel.

How to install WordPress-MySql Icon

 

Now Create a database from here. Give appropriate Name of the database and click on create_database.

 

How to install WordPress-Create-Database

 

Once you create a database you need to create a User who links with this database.

Create a User for your database as shown in below image. click the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step.

How to install WordPress-Create User

 

After creating a User you need to link the User with your database.

 

How to install WordPress-Linl_Db_user

 

Now Its time to run the install. Go to the URL where you have upload the WordPress files. If you have create a subfolder then you need to open this URL : yoursite.com/subfolder.

Otherwise simply go to your site name : yoursite.com

Step 4: Set up WordPress

Once you visit your site URL you will get this mentioned screen at your site.

Please go through this mentioned Step by step “How to install WordPress” process as shown in the video Cast.

 

Related Tutorials:

How to install WordPress on XAMPP

How to install WordPress on WAMP

 


How to install WordPress on WAMP

WordPress is a really big world of blogs, categories, websites, menus and much more. It is interesting to play with it while your Website development. At the same time it is risky as well if the website is online. It’s always a good habit to have a local installation of the WordPress on your Computer. Keeping your live site safer, it saves a lot of time as well as you can make the changes instantly in to the WordPress as well as in to the files. Thus, here we are coming up today with an easy answer of “How to install WordPress on Xampp?” question.

 

Learn “How to install WordPress on Wamp” in 4 easy steps given below:

Step 1 : Download WAMP server.

If you want to run the WordPress at your local machine then WordPress needs a web server at your local machine.

WAMP stands for Windows Apache MySQL and PHP.

First you need to download the WAMP server. You can download it from here. This will provide you the platform the install WordPress Easily at your machine

Note : While Installing make sure that no other services should be in active mode, otherwise it will conflict installation of WAMP.

Step 2 : Installing WAMP server.

Once (.exe) file is downloaded double click to run the installation process. By default it is installed in the (C:) drive. Once the installation process is completed successfully you can see this type of icon at your desktop.

Double click on this icon to start the WAMP server at your site. So you can see this type of green icon at taskbar area.

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If icon is green then it indicates that server is running.

Now open your directory where you have installed the WAMP. Directory (Local disk C, by default wamp is installed in this directory) –> wamp –> www–> copy the zip folder of WordPress here and do right click on it and select “extract here”.

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You can see the folder named “wordpress” you can place as it is or you can give the name as per your needs of this folder.

Step 3 : Create a Database.

Now you need to create a database in your local machine. Open your browser and type the following on your address bar “localhost/phpmyadmin/” and press enter.

Now click on the database tab as shown in this image.

How-to-install-WordPress-Create-Database

 

You can see the option to create a database. Add the database name and click on “create” to create a database.

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Step 4 : WordPress Configration

Now open your browser and type the following on your address bar “localhost/wordpress/” and press enter. Note : here you need to set the name of the folder which you have give in the (C:\wamp\www\) I have not renamed the folder name. So I have written in browser as “localhost/wordpress/”.
If you renamed the folder then you need to write in browser like this “localhost/wordpressRenamedfolder/”

Now select the language, Then click on lets go, Then fill up the database information (Important Step).

Database Name should be same as that what you have created earlier for your WordPress.
Username is “root” by default as per MySQL user name.
Password should be left blank if you haven’t mentioned it at the time of creating your database otherwise type the same one if you have mentioned it earlier.
Leave the other fields as it is. Now, your page should look like as shown in the figure below. At last click on “Submit” button to proceed further.

How-to-install-WordPress-Step3

 

Now click on “Run the install”

After this simply fill the respective fields on the next page and at last click on the button ”Install WordPress”. Your page will look like as shown in the figure below.

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Now click on install button.

It will show you the success window as shown here.

How-to-install-WordPress-Step7

 

So, you can install the WordPress in WAMP server this way. We hope it helped you.

Do you use WordPress in WAMP? Let us know in comments below.

Related Tutorials:

How to install WordPress

How to install WordPress on XAMPP


How to install WordPress on XAMPP

Having a set up on your local computer for the website you are developing will save a lots of time of yours. Additionally, your visitors will not be knowing you are working on the site even though your actual site is live.

I personally have lots of sites on my local computer which saves my time answering all your’s Templatic theme and WordPress related questions. Sometimes I can also troubleshoot the problems on my local PC if my internet is not working. I make my drafts ready by internet starts working and send it once I have internet available. :)

 

Here we are coming to resolve your “How to install WordPress on Xampp?” question. In this tutorial, we will explain you How to install WordPress on XAMPP thoroughly. Follow the guide for the plugin installation manually as well as from WordPress.

Learn “How to install WordPress on XAMPP” in 5 easy steps:

Step 1: Download WordPress

Download the WordPress.zip at your local Machine from this link : https://wordpress.org/download/

How-to-install-WordPress-Wordpress_Download

Step 2 : Download XAMPP server.

If you want to run the WordPress at your local machine then WordPress needs a web server at your local machine.

First you need to download the XAMPP server. You can download it from here. This will provide you the platform the install WordPress Easily at your machine

Note : While Installing make sure that no other services should be in active mode, otherwise it will conflict installation of XAMPP.

Step 3 : Installing XAMPP.

Once (.exe) file is downloaded double click to run the installation process. By default it is installed in the (C:) drive. Once the installation process is completed successfully you can see this type of icon at your desktop.

How to install WordPress - Desktop Icon

 

Double click on this icon to start the XAMPP server at your site. So you can see this type of dialog box which indicates it is running.

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Extract the contents of the ZIP file called “wordpress.zip”, which was downloaded in step 1, to the htdocs folder within the XAMPP directory.If ZIP file extracted properly there should be a new directory called “wordpress” within the \xampp\htdocs directory. Before the process can move forward, please ensure that the web server environment is running properly.

How-to-install-WordPress-xampp-folder-path

 

Step 4 : Create a Database.

Now you need to create a database in your local machine. Open your browser and type the following on your address bar “localhost/xampp/phpmyadmin” and press enter.

Now click on the database tab as shown in this image.

How-to-install-WordPress-Create-Database

You can see the option to create a database. Add the database name and click on “create” to create a database.

How-to-install-WordPress-Create-Database2

Step 5 : WordPress Configration

Now open your browser and type the following on your address bar “localhost/wordpress/” and press enter. Note : here you need to set the name of the folder which you have give in the (C:\XAMPP\www\) I have not renamed the folder name. So I have written in browser as “localhost/wordpress/”.
If you renamed the folder then you need to write in browser like this localhost/wordpressRenamedfolder/

Now select the language, Then click on lets go, Then fill up the database information (Important Step).

Database Name should be same as that what you have created earlier for your WordPress.
Username is “root” by default as per MySQL user name.
Password should be left blank if you haven’t mentioned it at the time of creating your database otherwise type the same one if you have mentioned it earlier.
Leave the other fields as it is. Now, your page should look like as shown in the figure below. At last click on “Submit” button to proceed further.

 

How-to-install-WordPress-Step3

Now click on “Run the install”

After this simply fill the respective fields on the next page and at last click on the button ”Install WordPress”. Your page will look like as shown in the figure below.

 

How-to-install-WordPress-Step6

Now click on install button.

It will show you the success window as shown here.

 

How-to-install-WordPress-Step7

So, you can install the WordPress in XAMPP server this way. We hope it helped you.

Related Tutorials:

How to install WordPress

How to install WordPress on WAMP

Do you use WordPress in XAMMP? Let us know in comments below.


Find your WordPress login URL quickly

Having difficulties in finding your WordPress Login URL?

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We will help you find it. There are two different URLs using which you can access your site’s WordPress login. Both are given below:

Yoursite.com/wp-admin

Yoursite.com/wp-login.php

If WP-admin does not work, adding wp-login.php to the site URL will work for sure.

 

Sub-folder

Is your site installed in a sub-folder? Your site is said to be installed in a sub-folder when it has homepage URL like this:

Yoursite.com/wordpress

OR

Yoursite.com/folder-name

 

WordPress Login URL for site having sub-folder will be like this:

Yoursite.com/ folder-name/wp-admin

Yoursite.com/ folder-name/wp-login.php

OR

Yoursite.com/wordpress/wp-admin

Yoursite.com/wordpress/wp- login.php

Sub-domain

Is your site installed in a sub-domain? A website is said to be in a sub-domain when site URL is like this:

Sub-domain.Yoursite.com

WordPress Login URL for site having sub-domain will be like this:

Sub-domain. Yoursite.com/wp-admin

OR

subdomain.Yoursite.com/wp-login.php

Exception

Many times people change the backend URLs to something else using plugins or editing coding files. At that time the WordPress URLs can be known from the site admin only. :)


How to install a theme in WordPress?

Here we are coming to resolve your “How to install a theme in WordPress?” question. In this tutorial, we will explain you how to install a theme in WordPress thoroughly. Follow the guide for the theme installation manually as well as from WordPress.

 

There are two ways to install theme in WordPress:

  • Via WP-admin
  • Via FTP

Both the methods are explained here in detail. We recommend to go for first method as it is easy. However, if you are finding any trouble in installing theme in WordPress using WordPress admin panel then installing theme via FTP will be more safer. Any method you can try to install theme in WordPress.

1) Install a theme using WP-admin

Login to your WordPress admin panel through //yourdomain.com/wp-admin Method 1) Free Themes

If you want to install the theme which are free as listed in the theme section, then you can go through this way.

How to install a theme in WordPress-Step_1

 

Now traverse to the WP-admin >> Appearance >> themes >> Add New >> search the theme which you want to install at your site >> click on “Install” >> Once installation is done click on “Activate” link.

How to install a theme in WordPress-Step_2

 

Now you need to activate the theme once the installation is done.

How to install a theme in WordPress-Step_3

Once you activate the theme you see the “Active” theme which you have installed.

 

How to install a theme in WordPress-Step_4

You have installed the theme successfully at your WordPress set up. Please visit your site. Method2: Premium Themes
If you want to install premium themes in WordPress then follow these steps:
Traverse to the WP-admin >> Appearance >> Themes >> Add New >> Upload themes >> Select the themes.zip file which you have downloaded or which you want to install at your site >> Click on “Install Now”.

How-to-install-a-theme-in-WordPress-Step_upload

 

Once you upload the theme the rest of the steps are same as the above first method. Once installation is done >> Click on “Activate” link to activate the theme.

How to install a theme in WordPress-Step_3

You have installed the theme successfully at your WordPress set up. Please visit your site.

 

 

2) Install theme in WordPress using FTP

Once you download your Premium WordPress theme (zip) file, you need to upload it to your hosting account, unzip it and then Activate it. This has been explained in detail in steps mentioned below:

To install WordPress theme via FTP

Upload the theme.zip file to the /wp-content/themes folder through FTP. You can refer this link how to upload the theme via FTP

Unzip the file which you have just uploaded to the server (theme.zip)

Activate your installed theme

Login to your WordPress admin panel through //yourdomain.com/wp-admin

Now traverse to the WP-admin >> Appearance >> Themes >> click on the Activate button of your theme and activate it.

How to install a theme in WordPress-Step_4

You have installed the theme successfully at your WordPress set up. You can visit your site now having a new layout and template.

 

Further Reading: How to install a plugin in WordPress?

We hope this article helped you. Let us know in comments below whether it was helpful to you or not.

 

 


How to install a plugin in WordPress?

What is plugin in WordPress?

Plugins play an additional role in your WordPress website to improvise it further. They add added functionality to your WordPress websites to enhance their functionality further. There are thousands of plugin available in WordPress Directory. You can say there is always a plugin available for everything. Apart from these free plugins, there are lots of premium WordPress plugins also available from different companies like Templatic WordPress plugins.

 

How to install a plugin in WordPress?

Here we are coming to resolve your “How to install a plugin in WordPress?” question. In this tutorial, we will explain you how to install a plugin in WordPress thoroughly. Follow the guide for the plugin installation manually as well as from WordPress.

 

There are two ways to install plugin in WordPress.

  • Via WP-admin
  • Via FTP

Both the methods are explained here in detail. We recommend to go for first method as it is easy. However, if you are finding any trouble in installing plugin in WordPress using WordPress admin panel then installing theme via FTP will be more safer. Any method you can try to install a plugin in WordPress.

1) How to install plugin in WordPress using FTP?

Step 1 : Once you download your Premium WordPress plugin (zip) file, you need to upload it to your hosting account, unzip it and then Activate it.

To install WordPress plugin via FTP

Upload the plugin.zip file to the /wp-content/plugins folder through FTP. You can refer this link how to upload the plugin via FTP

Unzip the file which you have just uploaded to the server (plugin.zip)

Activate your installed plugin

Login to your WordPress admin panel through //yourdomain.com/wp-admin.

Now traverse to the WP-admin >> Plugin >> click on the Activate button of your plugin to activate it.

You have installed the plugin successfully at your site.

2) How to install a plugin in WordPress manually / WP-admin?

Login to your wprdpress admin panel through //yourdomain.com/wp-admin.

Method 1) Free Plugin

If you want to install the free plugin which are suggested by WordPress then go through this way.

How to install a plugin in WordPress-1

Now traverse to the wp-admin >> Plugins >> Add New >> search the plugin which you want to install at your site >> click on “Install” >> Once installation is done click on “Activate” link.

How to install a plugin in WordPress-Steep2

Now you need to activate the plugin once the installation is done.

How to install a plugin in WordPress-Step_3

Once you activate the plugins you see the success screen at your site.

How to install a plugin in WordPress-Step_4

You have installed the plugin successfully at your site.

Method 2 ) Premium Plugins

If you want to install the premium plugin in WordPress then follow these steps:

Traverse to the WP-admin >> Plugins >> Add New >> Upload plugin >> Select the plugin.zip file which you have downloaded or which you want to install at your site >> Click on “Install Now”.

How to install a plugin in WordPress-Step_upload

 

Once you upload the plugin the rest of the steps are same as the above first method. Once installation is done, Click on “Activate” link to activate the plugin.

How to install a plugin in WordPress-Step_3

You have installed the plugin successfully at your site.

 

We hope this article helped you. Let us know in comments below whether it was helpful to you or not.

 


What is Post in WordPress?

What is Post in WordPress? – One of the First question a beginner has.

WordPress has the feature to hold and display many types of contents including Posts and Pages. The post is a type of content which is being displayed and listed in reverse chronological/sequential order by time on a Blog i.e., WordPress (Newly updated Posts are being displayed at the beginning followed by older posts).

Posts are being inserted with respective categories and tags, so are called dynamic in nature. Dynamic property of posts helps to prevent losing older posts. Posts are used in creating feeds, which helps in accessing a site automatically.

In a post Categories and Tags play an important role. Let us discuss these terms and their role in WordPress websites in brief.

Why are Categories and Tags required in a post?

  • Categories and tags are generally used to describe a post in more detail.
  • Categories and tags are beneficial to increase the traffic/visits on a website through a search engine.
  • Categories and tags play a vital role in fetching a particular post’s contents by sub-dividing and grouping the older updates.

Categories

Categories provide a helpful way to group related posts together, and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Categories also make it easier for people to find your content. Multiple categories can be assigned, and categories can be organized systematically.

A WordPress post without category will be considered as uncategorized post automatically. More details…

Tags

Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, categories. The use of tags is completely optional.

Steps to add post in WordPress:

  1. Log in to your WordPress ADMINISTRATIVE PANEL (Dashboard).
  2. Hover over the POSTS tab to view different Sub menus listed like All posts, Add new, Categories and Tags.
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  3. Click on the ADD NEW option. A page with different fields to add a post will get loaded.
    What is meant by Post in wordpress - Add-A-Post-Page
  4. Name the post required to be updated in the block “Enter title here”
  1. Write the contents of the post accordingly.
  2. Select relevant category(s) from the “Categories” block on the right hand sidebar of the dashboard.

    What is meant by Post in wordpressSelect-Categories
  1. To add a new category, name the category to be added and then click “Add New Category” button.
  2. On the right hand sidebar of dashboard, Press the Publish button.

    What is meant by Post in wordpress Publish-Post
  1. New Post and its category will be published and displayed on the site.
  1. Publish Block which is on the right hand sidebar is also used after modifying a post. It has the options like Preview changes, Status whether it is either being published, in draft or pending. It is provided with the visibility of the post and its options. And lastly, it has provided with the time the post was published.

The Update button is clicked after modifying the post. Well, this is how you can add and manage a post in WordPress. Let us know your any queries you have regarding posts in comments below.

 

While understanding “What is post in WordPress”, you must be interested in knowing “What Is The Difference Between Posts Vs. Pages In WordPress?” also. Click here to know more!

 


What Is The Difference Between Posts Vs. Pages In WordPress?

Many times, some of our enthusiastic trainees used to get confused with questions like – why I should use post or why I should use page?, Both are displaying content then what is the difference?, Why two things are given for same purpose?, etc… These are the good questions to have. That says you are an enthusiastic learner. Thus, in this tutorial we will understand one of the most common question What is the difference between Posts vs. Pages in WordPress?

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Some of the important differences between WordPress Posts and WordPress Pages are listed here:

Usage:

  • Posts: are generally used for dynamic content such as blogs, news, etc..
  • Pages: are generally used for static content such as Contact Us, About Us, etc…

Categorization:

  • Posts: You can categorize posts and list them category wise.
  • Pages: You can not categorize pages. They can not be listed together as well by default. You can create parent-child hierarchy however in pages.

Templates:

  • Posts: Posts do not have templates.
  • Pages: Pages have templates. You can add your own templates as well.[LINK]

Post Format?

  • Posts: Posts have different formats in which you can add content.
  • Pages: Pages do not have formats

RSS Feed?

  • Posts: Posts get included into RSS feed.
  • Pages: Pages do not get included into RSS feeds.

Time Stamp?

  • Posts: Posts have Time Stamp. Usually using this date/time posts are being ordered on category pages and other places.
  • Pages: Pages also have Time Stamp. This is not being used but generally on front-end of the website.

Social:

  • Posts: Posts have social media sharing buttons. You can use plugins too to have social media buttons.
  • Pages: Pages do not have social media sharing buttons.

If you want to know more about WordPress Posts, read this – What is Posts in WordPress?.

 

Further Reading:

 


How to add categories in WordPress and manage them?>What Is The Difference Between Posts Vs. Pages In WordPress?

SEO Benefits of using Categories in WordPress

If you are using URLs having category names, then your URL will look like this.

//example.com/category/news

This is much more meaningful and helps search engines and users understand what your page is about. You also get a chance to add keywords into your URL. Keywords help people find content on search engines.

How to add Categories in WordPress

In order to add categories in WordPress, log in to the your website’s WordPress admin area and go to Posts > Categories. To add a category, simply type its name in the Category Name field. If you wish, you can also type a category slug, description and choose a parent item. Then click Add Category and your new category will be created.

All four fields are explained here:

How to add categories in wordpress

 

Name: As said, This is a category name. Keep it relevant with your content.

Slug: Slug is used to make your category URL user friendly. It is optional but if you use it properly, it can help your site improvising SEO.

Parent: If a category is a sub-category of one category, then this field can be used. While adding sub-category you can choose main category.

Description: There are two usages of this: First, is it will let your site visitors know what you are going to show them on the category page. Second, is it will help to fetch some traffic through SEO as well if used properly.

Manage Categories

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Edit Category: To edit any existing category, hover over it and then click the Edit button.

Delete Category: To delete any existing category, hover over it and then click the Delete button.

Note: All the posts assigned to the deleted categories will be assigned to “uncategorized” category automatically.

Remove “category” from WordPress URL

You can get rid of the ‘category’ prefix from your category URLs by installing some plugins such as FV Top Level Categories plugin or Custom Permalink plugin or and it will remove category base from URLs of your category archive pages. You will get your category archive page like this:

//example.com/news/

Note: Please make sure that existing theme’s permalink structure does not get disturbed by using any plugin for customizing category permalinks. Advanced themes generally have their own structure which does not allow a plugin to change the URL structures.

 

We hope this article helped you learn how to add categories in WordPress and how to manage categories more properly. For any queries, let us know in comments below.

 

 

 


What is Widget in WordPress

Widgets are small blocks that are being used to display some information on the WordPress Website in a specified way. Widgets provides drag and drop facility. The areas on which these widgets are dropped are called as “Widgetized” areas.

Most of the themes come with different widget areas. Main benefit of having widgets is it make the website more dynamic. Theme user can switch different sections, add or remove easily with this drag and drop widget facility.

Initially widgets were designed for sidebars of the WordPress websites. Now a days advanced themes like Directory comes with lots of other widget areas. Such as whole Home Page in Directory theme is widgetized. Such themes covers all the areas of the site such as header, footer, main content, siderbar, etc… to make the theme more flexible.

Some WordPress Widgets offer customization and options such as forms to fill out, includes or excludes of data and information, optional images, and other customization features.

You can find widgets in your WordPress at WP-admin >> Appearance >> Widgets.

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Some of tips you can use while configuring WordPress widgets:

  • You can drag the widget in to the available widget areas from here to get displayed in front end.
  • Note that if site is not having proper content available, some of widgets does not appear. For example, Categories widget will not display any category in front end if any categories are not added or if added categories are not having any post in them.
  • Clear the website cache if any caching plugin is installed. After that only newly added/ changed widget will appear.
  • To customize the Widget features, click the down arrow (or edit link) in the upper right corner to expand the Widget’s interface.
  • If you do not want to display current available widget temporarily then you can drag and place them inside “Inactive Widgets” area given at bottom of the page.
  • To remove any widget, click on the arrow at right hand side and click on “delete” link.

We hope these tips and article became useful to you understanding basics of Widgets. Let us know in the comments below if you are looking for any specific details or articles. We will try to cover them in our upcoming articles.


Easy steps to disable comments on page in WordPress

What are comments in WordPress?

Comments provide a way to discuss or provide your thoughts on the topic with the post owner as well as other visitors.

In WordPress all comments are getting listed at WP-admin > Comments section. You can Approve, Spam, Trash the comments depending on the content of the comments site visitor have provided.

disable wordpress comments

 

How to disable wordpress comments on a specific post/page in WordPress?

This is useful when there is a special post / page where discussion is not required. For example, Submit Listing in Directory based sites or Contact Us page.

To do so, edit the page/post from your WordPress admin. Scroll down until you reach “Discussion” section. Uncheck the options: Allow comments and Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this page.

disable wordpress comments

 

Don’t see “WordPress discussion settings”?

If you don’t find “Discussion” section, click on the “Screen Options” at the top right corner of the screen and make sure that “Discussion” option is enabled there.

disable comments in wordpress

 

Was this tutorial helpful? We would love to hear your feedback and queries in comments below.

 

 


What is: functions.php in WordPress

functions.php or the theme functions file is a template used by WordPress themes. It acts like a plugin and gets automatically loaded in both admin and front-end pages of a WordPress site.

The functions.php file can be found in your theme’s folder. : \wp-content\themes\”themename”\function.php

What Does functions.php Do in WordPress

Usually this file is used to define functions, classes, actions and filters to be used by other templates in the theme.

It can be used to add features and extend the functionality of both the theme, and the WordPress installation.

You can add both built in WordPress functions and regular PHP functions to hooks and filters that are predefined throughout the WordPress core. Although every theme you have installed on your site has its own functions.php file, only the active theme’s file will run its code.

If your theme doesn’t have a functions.php file you can simply create a plain-text file named functions.php and add it to your theme’s directory. Child themes can have their own functions.php files which can be used to either build on top of or entirely replace the one in the parent theme directory.

Some of the things you can do with a functions.php file include use WordPress actions and filters, you can enable post thumbnails, post formats, and navigation menus.


Enable WordPress Multisite

In this article, I would like to speak about the benefits to Enable WordPress multisite and show you how you can activate this feature.

The Benefits of WordPress Multisite

Multisite is a powerful WordPress feature that can be used by small, medium, and large websites. It lets you create multiple virtual websites from one WordPress installation. This lets you turn your website into a network of websites.

With one main installation, you only have to update WordPress, and your themes and plugins, once. Multisite gives you access to all network websites directly through the WordPress admin bar. However, that sites can only be located at one domain, or on sub domains of your main domain. You cannot use different domain names for network sites. It all has to be located at one domain.

Users can be shared across many websites. Rather than create users for two, three, or more websites; you can assign a user to as many websites as you like. This is particularly useful for administrators and staff. Multisite also allows you to grant access to users to create their own websites.

 

Activating Multisite on a Fresh WordPress Installation

Activating Multisite when you install WordPress involves a few extra steps. Firstly, you need to install WordPress and allowing a network.

  • Install WordPress in the normal way. Download WordPress and install it on your server or local machine.
  • Open your wp-config.php file which you’ll find in the folder where you installed WordPress. Find the line that reads:

/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

  • Immediately above that line, create a new line that reads as follows:

define( ‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true );

  • Save your wp-config.php
  • Now, you will see a new option in your tools menu entitled “Network Setup” (located at www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/network.php).

    Enable WordPress Multisite-Network-Setup-Menu

Before proceeding with the installation, you need to deactivate all of your WordPress plugins. This is a precautionary measure that avoids any conflictions occurring.

 

The next step is to visit the WordPress admin screens and install Multisite.

  • In the WordPress admin, go to Tools >> Network Setup. You’ll be prompted to choose sub domains or subdirectories for your installation: choose the one that works for your network.

    Enable WordPress Multisite-Sub-Domain

  • Edit the title of your network and email address of the network administrator when prompted, or leave them as they are.

    Enable WordPress Multisite-Network-Name

  • Click the Install button.

 

The final step is to copy some code provided by WordPress into your wp-config.php and .htaccess files.

  • You will be taken to the Network Install screen:
  • Open each of your wp-config.php and .htaccess files and edit them in line with the text provided on the screen. If you can’t find .htaccess on your server, it may because hidden files aren’t visible: change the settings in your code editor if you’re using one to access your files.
    Enable WordPress Multisite-Editing-Config-files
  • Save both files.

WordPress Multisite will now be installed. You’ll need to log in again, and when you do so you’ll see the dashboard:

Enable WordPress Multisite-Editing-Config-files

Now you can start adding sites, plugins, themes and more.

 

Here is a quick recap of these steps:

  1. Add define( ‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true ); to your wp-config.php file
  2. (a). Visit the network setup page
    (b). Choose either a sub domain or sub directory structure
    (c). Enter your network name
    (d). Enter your admin email
  3. Update your wp-config.php file with the code provided
  4. Update your .htaccess file with the code provided
  5. Log back in to your website

That’s it. Cheers!:)


How to hide admin bar in WordPress?

Admin bar is quite a useful functionality of WordPress. It lets you to quickly access some important areas of your site like dashboard, profile, add new post/page, widgets, menus, etc. So instead of going to WP-admin first, and then clicking on the desired option, one can directly use the admin bar if he is logged in to the site.

At the same time it does not look good to the site end users who are visiting site. First of all it gives potential hackers info that the website is a WordPress website. A big information to hack the website. Right? Another important thing is it does not make a good impression to show the back-end links to the end users to whom it is not relevant at all. Thus in this tutorial we will show you – How to hide admin bar in WordPress easily. You also have three options. So that you can hide it as per your requirements.

 

How to hide admin bar in WordPress – for a specific user

By default, admin bar appears for all the users that has WordPress back-end access but if you do not want it then you can turn it off from WP-admin -> Users-> Your Profile by simply unchecking the option “Show Toolbar when viewing site”.

How-to-remove-admin-bar-in-WordPress

 

 

How to hide admin bar in WordPress – for all users

Similarly, being an admin, if you want to permanently remove the admin bar then locate functions.php file of your current theme in your active WordPress directory. Path of the theme directory will be something like this: WP-content/Themes/Theme_Name.

Open the functions.php and add this code:

 show_admin_bar(false);

Save your file and refresh your browser to see the effect.

 

How to hide admin bar in WordPress – for All Users Except for Administrators

A last but not the least option – showing admin bar in WordPress to only site administrators. If I would be site owner I will keep the admin bar enabled for site administrators for sure. It gives easy access to WordPress backend from all pages on site front-end.

Locate functions.php file of your current theme in your active WordPress directory. Path of the theme directory will be something like this: WP-content/Themes/Theme_Name.

Open the functions.php and add this code:

add_action('after_setup_theme', 'remove_admin_bar');

functionremove_admin_bar() {

if (!current_user_can('administrator') && !is_admin()) {

show_admin_bar(false);

}

}

Save your file and refresh your browser to see the effect.

Note: Clear the cache of the website if you have any caching plugin activated. After that only the changes you make in to the functions.php file will be affected on the site.


Enable WordPress Debug Mode

Why to enable WordPress debug mode?

Sometimes, the white screen of death appears for mysterious reasons. Neither you were modifying any plugins, nor were you rewriting your theme’s code. How can you troubleshoot the issue when there’s no obvious cause for it? It’s situations like this when WP_DEBUG really comes in handy. WP_DEBUG provides a handy way to troubleshoot problems when something goes wrong with your site.

Enabling debugging also turns on WordPress notices, which is important because that’s how you’ll know if you’re using any deprecated functions. If you see that you are using a deprecated function, it’s best to find its replacement and use that instead.

How to enable WordPress debug mode?

By default, WordPress debug mode is turned off. So to enable WordPress degub mode, follow these steps:

  • Go to your active WordPress folder and open wp-config.php file using FTP
  • There will be a WP_Debug definition code like this:
  • define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);
  • Just write true in the place of false. See the screenshot below.
  • Refresh your site’s front end.
  • This will activate the debug mode & then you will be able to see the exact error in the exact file in your browser screen by refreshing the site.
  • Also, you can add the code “error_reporting(E_ALL);” in php file in your particular Theme folder for the same above purpose.

Enable WordPress Debug Mode

 

If you will replace the above WP_Debug single line of code with the following code, it will fully enable debug mode on your site. That said, it will show each and every small notice, warning, message, etc… on your site. It is useful if you are not getting any clue for how to resolve particular problem / blank screen issue.
// Turns WordPress debugging on

define(‘WP_DEBUG’, true);
// Tells WordPress to log everything to the /wp-content/debug.log file

define(‘WP_DEBUG_LOG’, true);
// Doesn’t force the PHP ‘display_errors’ variable to be on

define(‘WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY’, false);
// Hides errors from being displayed on-screen

@ini_set(‘display_errors’, 0);

 

Here’s an example of a notice that got logged to /wp-content/debug.log for using a deprecated function:

PHP Notice: get_usermeta is deprecated since version 3.0! Use get_user_meta() instead. in C:CodePluginswordpresswp-includesfunctions.php on line 3237

Small alert before you enable WordPress debug mode

It’s important to keep in mind that WP_DEBUG should not be used on a live site. While it’s a useful feature during development, it can be dangerous on a live site because text in the PHP notices can reveal details about your code, paths and other information to visitors to your site.

 

Further reading: Increase your WordPress website performance by enabling WordPress cache. Check out the next article – How to enable WordPress cache?

 

 

 


How to enable WordPress cache?

Benefits of enabling cache in WordPress

Enabling cache can dramatically affect the performance of your website. Enabling caching will allow you Caching enables your website to load faster.

Cache in WordPress increases the response time. It saves HTML copies of your pages in cache folder under “wp-content” folder. Thus, when a page is loaded, it loads the cached HTML copy instead of the original version from the server. Thus, it saves time of loading the site.

WordPress-Enable-Cache - Story

 

How to enable WordPress cache?

Most popular way to enable WordPress cache is to install WP super cache or WP Total cache plugin. If these plugin’s do not work with the theme you can try searching for other similar plugins as well.

To install these plugins, download them from the above given link and follow these steps:

Go to your WP-admin >> Plugins >> Add New >> Upload Plugin.

WordPress-Enable-Cache- add-plugin

 

 

Browse the caching plugin and click on “Upload”. Click on “Activate Plugin”.

WordPress-Enable-Cache -Activate-Plugin

Plugin is activated!. Make sure that caching is enabled in to the plugin’s section.

 

Limitations: If you are on development stage of website, it is advisable to disable caching plugin. So that changes you are making will affect on the site immediately.

Do not forget to read our “How to speed up your website” tutorial.

 

 


How to make a wordpress theme from scratch?

Create a WordPress theme in just few minutes with this tutorial. We know how tough it is to make a WordPress theme. Thus, we are trying to help you make a WordPress theme with a basic structure easily.

Understand website basic structure

A website basically has these sections:

  • Header
  • Footer
  • Main Content
  • Sidebar

WordPress has different files for these sections and we need to simply understand the structure of them and start using them.

Note: We recommend you to start coding for this on local server and then when theme is ready, install it on live site.

How to create a WordPress theme Folder?

Once you have installed WordPress, Go to your WP-content/Themes/ folder.

Create a folder with the theme name. Let’s say “WordPress_Tutorial”.

How to make a WordPress Theme

 

Add Files for your first theme

Download this WordPress_Tutorial.zip file and upload the files to the folder you have created. Path of the Index.php file will be something like this:

WP-content/Themes/WordPress_Tutorial/index.php

Add, Edit and understand WordPress coding files:

Here is the list of the files with their purpose:

Style.css: CSS style is being coded in this file as well as the first file required to create a WordPress file.

Header.php: Header.php file contains code for navigation menus and header part which includes logo, header buttons, header advertisements, etc…

Footer.php: This file contains footer menu, links and credit links coding.

Index.php: This file contains code for the home page. Various other files can be loaded from this file as per the requests made.

Functions.php: You can call various functions, filters, actions, etc… from this file.

 

Understand or Edit code of these files:

Style.css:

First and most important file to create a theme. Style.css has some of the text at the beginning of the file. This text gives basic information to WordPress about Theme and theme developers such as Theme name, author name.

Note: Theme name you choose for the theme should be unique in all the WordPress themes existing. Otherwise it may create conflict at WP-admin >> Appearance >> Themes screen.

how to make a wordpress theme - Style

 

With having theme information in comments, Style.css also has the styling code which makes the theme design/layout look good.

 

Header.php:

how to make a wordpress theme - Header_coding_file

 

Above screenshot displaying coding of Header.php file. Title tags are used to display title of the page in browser. It is being used for SEO as well. You can also specify page’s meta tags and description in this file.

After Title tags there is below code which loads style.css file on the site.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>">

Next, we have added the beginning of a “div” with class wrapper which will be the main container of the website. We have set class for it so we can modify it via the style.css file.

After that we have added a simple label HEADER wrapped in a “div” with class “header” which will be later specified in the stylesheet file.

Footer.php:

how to make a wordpress theme - Footer_coding

 

Footer.php file contains the code simply that is being executed at the bottom of your page. You can give here some of the credit links, agreement links, partner links, etc…

It by default contains the closing tags which are being opened in to the header.php file.

Index.php:

Finally the index.php file comes in to the picture. After style.css, index.php is the most important file. Without index.php WordPress theme can not be created. Let’s see how to call the header, footer files.

how to make a wordpress theme - Home-coding

The first like invokes header.php file:

<?php get_header(); ?>

Same way last line invokes footer.php file:

<?php get_footer(); ?>

Div with id “Main” invokes middle content on the Home page and sidebar.

Functions.php:

Functions.php file is a file where you can add different functions, filters, action hooks, etc…for the theme. This file gets loaded at both places in WordPress admin panel as well as in site front-end. Below is a sample file we have provided which you can use as a reference.

how to make a wordpress theme - Functions-coding

 

In the above screenshot we have added a new function “wordpressTutorial_wp_title”.

add_filter( ‘wp_title’, ‘wordpressTutorial_wp_title’, 10, 2 );

Using add_filter action like above at the end of the file, this function is being invoked. It also also overwrites WordPress default wp_title() function.

 

So, you have created a theme in WordPress this way. This way you can create a basic theme in WordPress. Are you looking for any advanced tutorials in WordPress? Let us know in comments below. We will try to add tutorials for an interesting or most frequently asked topics for sure. Let us know how it helped too!

 


What is Hosting in WordPress?

The way “Domain” term was tough, same way “What is Hosting” term was one of the toughest term for me in my early days. Fortunately they are not now!

Technically, WordPress hosting or Hosting is a service that provides you a space to store your web pages and files. Let us continue same example of my “What is Domain Name?” article. A real life scenario. You will like it for sure.

If you have a store, you will be requiring a warehouse to keep the raw materials or manufactured good. Right? Or if you are a business owner, you will need an office to keep and maintain files as well as meet your clients to show your services and products. Same way on web you need a storage space which is being called as “Hosting” which allows you to store files, images, etc… instead of raw materials and also allows you to represent your products and services to your clients on web which you do in your office. A hosting space enables you to store files and your information , website pages, etc… online.

What-is-Hosting-in-wordpress

This storage space/hosting is provided by many web host providers. You can call them like owner of a shopping market building who gives you space of one shop on rent to store your goods, document files, etc… and show them to your clients/visitors.

There are so many hosting providers and thus so many hosting plans. To choose which plan suits you most, you need to think from different perspectives. There are many things need to be taken care while selecting a hosting plan.

Important factors to consider when choosing a hosting plan:

Price:

Price is the very first thing anyone think about while selecting a hosting plan. However it is not the only thing you should think while choosing a hosting plan. To choose a pricing plan, you must know two things: Your budget(approx) for hosting and your website requirement of storage. Know website requirement: This article will help you finding bandwidth(size) required of the website.

If you want to create a simple portfolio website, then shared hosting will also be sufficient to you. Any good hosting provider can provide you a plan for such websites under $3- $7.

If you want to create a website with big application and bigger content such as business directory website, then a VPS hosting or dedicated hosting account will be required. Reason is, it will be having a heavy application with big data. Thus server storage space will be required more with more capable hosting compared to provided in shared hosting.

Whichever plan you choose at early stage, most of the hosting providers give an option to you to upgrade to a higher plan anytime. Thus you can take a smaller plan initially and later on upgrade to a bigger plan as per requirements.

Web Host Specialty:

Some of the web hosts works specially for some types of websites. Such as some webhosts are good for WordPress websites while some are there specifically for bigger website. Thus it is must to know if there are any host providers who are specifically designed for some specific kind of websites and web applications.

Support To:

If you are going to have a WordPress website then make sure that the hosting server should meet these server requirements. Most of the themes today requires the mentioned things to run any theme on WordPress flawlessly.

With the above requirements, one other important requirement is Emails. As a site owner/editor you would most probably like to have an email address at your domain. For example: info@mydomain.com. Check if you can have such email addresses. With this you can also check feasibility to access these mail accounts, whether you can access them using webmail, other mail providers like gmail, etc….

Basic Tools for ease:

Some of the tools in a webhosting account can make your daily routine tasks easier. Such as:

  • FTP facility can allow you to edit and download files easily.
  • cPanel will also allow you to maintain the website easily. From the control panel you will make changes to your site, upload files, change passwords for your account, add/delete an email account, manage databases, etc.
  • Phpmyadmin will allow you to check and alter your database tables easily. You can also take database back up using phpmyadmin’s import/export features.

Customer Feedback:

In today’s customer focused industry, you will know real value of the service provided by any company by knowing their customer’s reviews. You can simply search them on google/yahoo and you will get a lots of details on how other customers had experience with the web host. You can also view their social media profile. In case if they don’t have a profile, reviews must be there on social media for them.

Technical Support:

Last but the most important aspect to be taken care while choosing a web host. If you need someone at a night when your website is down, will there any real person available to you to restore it for you? If not atleast is there anyone who can tell you how you can restore it or bring it back?

Some of the company’s customer feedback must be good but they might not available to you immediately. Thus it is wise to check which different way you can reach them. Most of the web host providers have 24 x 7 support. Do they provide telephonic support or email support?

You’ll find that, like in price and technical specifications, all hosts are not equal. Some hang their hat on their support crew, and some view customer support as an afterthought.

Recommended Hosting Providers

We recommend some of the “WordPress Hosting Providers” from whom you can purchase the server space for your website. For WordPress Hosting these are the most suitable hosts. These Hosting providers are:

You can see the comparison between these four webhosts here. It will help you making decision for selecting a hosting plan for your WordPress website.

We hope that we have helped you understanding “What is Hosting in WordPress?” as well as which hosting service to choose through this article. Let us know in comments below how it was or if you are having any questions further.


Why WordPress?

There are so many reason when you have a question, Why I should choose WordPress to build my business website. It is one of the easiest CMS, it is SEO friendly ans easy to configure SEO, More than 23% websites around the world are built using WordPress, and many more. More detailed information you can get from our Why WordPress Themes article.

Requirements to build a WordPress Website

First of all, I should clear a myth that you need to be a computer literate to build your WordPress website. Not at all. Do you shop online? Do you manage your email account? Do you manage your social media account like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter? That is it! If you know these things, you can learn easily to build your business website.

What all you need is have an email address where you will get some usernames/passwords. I recommend not to store the passwords on every other place which can make them unsafe. However, at initial stage you can save them on your email or some online tools like LastPass. Thus you will have access to these details easily and from all the places.

Let us start here for – How to build a business website using WordPress?

I will not say it is easy to build a website. However It can be easier to build a business website if you are choosing WordPress open source for your business websote. Learn here, Why WordPress?

Today, we will see here how to build a business website using WordPress. These are main steps required to build a business website using WordPress

Choose a domain

As I say, A domain name for me is an address to search a store, business or anything on web very quickly.

What is Domain Name
It is wise to choose a domain that suits your business most. If you have a business name already you can choose the same as your domain name. There are so many domain providers available now a days. Such as:

You can understand in more details here for what is domain?

Choose a web hosting

Now that you have your domain you need to find a host for your website. A host is a company you pay to store your website on a server that is made available to the world. You can call a Host as an agent of a property who gives his property to you on rent for some period. Difference is these properties are virtual. :) To know better how to choose a web host plan, this article will help you more.

Choose a Template

There are so many ready-made business themes available now a days which can suit your business. There are free as well as premium themes available. Free themes might save some of the dollars but it might cost more in future when you will be having any trouble with free themes. At that time you might need a developer which costs you more than a premium theme price.

Benefits of choosing premium themes are:

 

How to build a business website using WordPress

 

Updates: Premium theme providers maintain themes and update them with later WordPress.

Support: Customer Support is one of the most important advantage.

Customization: Most of the premium themes comes with options which allows you to change colors, settings as per your need. So that you can have a personalized website like it is being built by your own IT team.

Low Cost: Well, Premium themes of-course come with a lower price compare to what you will have to pay to an IT developer, designer team who make a custom website for your business.

Easy to make changes: As it is WordPress, you have all the benefits of choosing WordPress themes. In future if you want to expand your business, you can easily add stuff inside. You can edit the information as and when your business information/requirements get changed! For example, when you are starting a new service in your business, you do not need to call any developer and pay him for that. You can simply open the WordPress Login and add your services inside to showcase them on the site.

 

How to choose a theme for WordPress that will suit your business most?

Theme section is very adventures task in the whole process. There are many WordPress themes available. Thus to select the theme that suits your business most, create some checklist and the theme that matches the list at maximum level can be the best fit for you. Here are some of the check points you can consider:

 

Mobile Friendly: Mobile friendly is a must thing to have when you are selecting a theme. However if most of your visitors are going to visit the website through computer, laptop then this can be an optional feature to look. Most of the theme providers call them as Responsive themes. We have around 50 responsive themes which you can find here.

Theme type: You like one of the Directory design so much but it might not suit your needs if you are going to have a portfolio website. Some of my recommendations that might help you while choosing a perfect template for your website:

Theme Support: Again customer support is an important factor. Specially when you are building a website for the first or second time. Make sure to select a WordPress Theme which provides Technical Support.

Browser Compatibility: Always make sure that the theme you choose is compatible with latest browsers. If you ask me – Which browsers and operating systems do you test the themes on?

Answer: We test the theme on the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and two latest versions of Internet Explorer. Regarding the operating system, the theme should work in any operating system, as long as WordPress is installed correctly.

If you still don’t have idea which theme to choose, Do not worry! Let our pre-sales team know your requirements. They will help you best to choose the template that suits your requirements best.

Install & activate the template

Once you select the theme, you can install a theme in WordPress easily by using this “How to install theme in WordPress” tutorial.

Templatic themes come with a single button click auto install sample data. Thus site gets as same as Templatic demos in just 5 minutes.

Add/Edit WordPress site content:

Once the sample site is ready you all need to do is:

  1. Website Set up
  2. Add/Edit content

 

1. Website Set up

Generally people get in hurry to start adding content and make them look proper on their website as soon as they install the WordPress theme. Well, I say do not do that ever. You need to make the showcase ready of specific size before you place showpiece inside. Same way, you need to set up website first before you add content inside. I prefer to take you step by step guide to set up your website easily. Thus when you start adding/editing content it will not look messy all of sudden.

As Templatic themes comes with in built sample data, it configures all the things as same as demo site with one click. It is a great time saver when we think to set up the site and create a basic structure of it, Isn’t it?

 

Configure Site Title & Tagline: Go to WordPress >> Settings >> General Settings. Set the Site Title and Tagline that suits your business most and attracts your visitors. I guess, it should be more towards attracting potential customers than suitable to your business. Click on “Save Changes” button once changes are made.

How to build a business website using WordPress- Configure Home Page

Configure Permalinks: Go to WordPress >> Settings >> Permalinks. Check the radio button next to Post Name and hit Save Changes at the bottom. This gives the URLs for your pages and posts a nice user friendly name. It is best for SEO as well.

How to build a business website using WordPress - Set up Permalinks

Configuring Home Page and Blog: From your WordPress >> Settings >> Reading Settings you can set up the Home Page and Blog Page. Select a page under “Front Page Displays” >> A Static Page option.

To set the Blog page, select a page under “Front Page Displays” >> Your latest posts option.

 

How to build a business website using WordPress- Configure Home Page

Set up Widgets: Usually, themes like Templatic themes will come with sample data installed. Thus widgets will be there already. However, you might need to make changes into existing configuration. Thus you can make changes from your WordPress >> Appearance >> Widgets. You can set up the widgets using this – What is Widget in WordPress? article.

 

Note: Unless you add content to the site, some of the widgets might not display on the site right away. So once you set up widgets, your next move would be to add content on the website.

 

2. Add/Edit content

 

Once you have set up the website, ultimate step will be to add the content on the site which represent your business and bring revenue. To add/edit content on your WordPress websites easily also we have some tutorials which will help you to get the things faster. Checkout below tutorials one by one:

 

  • Add Pages: Go to WordPress >> Pages >> Add new. Add different Pages as per the site requirements. Common pages you will be required to add to the site are: About us, Terms and Conditions / Agreements, Contact Us, etc…
  • Add Categories: Once pages are added, you can add the categories as per the products/services/blogs you are going to publish on the site. Purpose to add categories before adding content is your site will get a good structure from start. You will also not require to edit the content afterwards to make them category wise. More details on categories can be found in our How to add / manage categories article.
  • Add Posts in WordPress: If you are providing different services, you can add different services in to the posts to showcase on the site. Same way if it is online store, add products that you are selling. You can also bulk import/export products and services using different tools. Most of the Templatic themes comes with in build bulk import/export feature. At the same time if any theme does not have this feature, you can also use plugins like Import CSV with Ultimate CSV Importer. Here is a tutorial in brief for How to add Posts in WordPress.
  • Create Menus: Menus provide navigation to your site visitors. Using it they can surf the site easily. It is most important to decide which part to provide in your menu. It can wholly affect the user experience of the site. For example, your most popular category must be there in to your menu on prioritized level. You can provide About us page at the end of the menu as it affects less to the site revenue compared to the other services / products pages.

Keep your WordPress Business Website up to date

 

Once you create a website, it requires some maintenance as well. Such as updating your website with the new services,products you have started. You can update your contact details,e tc… as well if it is changed.

There are also some of the plugins required to maintain your website properly. I will say these are the “Essential plugins to have on a WordPress Website”.

 

 

Friends, We hope this article helped you a bit to make your business website in WordPress. Let us know if you are interested in knowing some more on any specific topic. We will provide a detailed article on most frequently asked questions by you guys. Do not forget to share your WordPress websites with us in comments below if this article helped even one percent in building your website. :)

 




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