Add Content (Pages and Posts)Before getting to site customization, you need to have some content on your site. After all, it’s hard to customize your site when there’s nothing on it to show the changes. What you need in terms of content will vary depending on the subject matter of your site and your goals.
You’ll also need to think about visual content, such as photos. To make things easier, some Word, Press themes come with page templates for specific page types. Others also come with more than one layout option for each page. To take advantage of these, go to . In this example, we’re using the latest Word, Press default theme, Twenty Twenty-One to create a site.
The Twenty Twenty-One theme relies on the Gutenberg editor, so here I can add page titles and content. Within this page, you can add features like images and formatting. Repeat this process to add additional pages to your site. 4. Make Sure Your Website is Well-Organized, Think of your website as a library.
When learning how to create a website, you need to get expert at organizing your site in a way that makes sense to your visitors and easy for them to get around it. A crucial part here is the navigation menu. Once you’ve created some pages, it’s time to make them available to your visitors on the site.
The first step here, is to give your new menu a name, then click Create Menu. After that, you can choose which content to add to it on the left. For example, tick the boxes next to pages you want to appear in the menu, then click Add to Menu.
Once you are satisfied, choose the menu position where you’d like for this menu to appear (in this case Primary menu). Click Save Menu again and go to your site’s front end to see the new menu in action. Ultimately, you want to reflect a structure that makes sense for your site and helps visitors get to where they need to go.
You’ll be presented with a list of some of the most popular plugins currently available. Use the search field to find anything else you are looking for. To get plugins onto your site, hit the Install Now button. Wait until it has been downloaded and then click Activate. You can find all plugins on your site plus the possibility to activate, deactivate, and delete them under Plugins in the Word, Press main menu.
Above, I have already covered that you can configure your homepage to automatically display your latest posts. However, if you want a dedicated blog page instead and keep your homepage static, you first need to create it. This is as simple as setting up an empty page (), naming it Blog (or whatever you want but Blog makes sense because it will automatically create the address yoursite.
Then, pick it as your Posts Page either under Appearance > Customize > Homepage Settings or under Settings > Reading. When saved, all blog posts will automatically appear on your chosen page. Don’t forget to add it to your navigation menu! To add blog posts to your website go to This will get you to the same content editor that you used earlier for your pages.
The most popular plugin for this purpose is Woo, Commerce. You can set it up quickly, it offers many payment options, and a wide range of optimized themes to create an online shop. Plus, it has a variety of extensions available for purchase to customize your e-commerce site and adapt it to many purposes.
Launch Your Word, Press Website, Once your site is ready, it’s time to officially launch it. Make sure to double-check your settings and proofread your posts and pages one more time. If everything looks good, click the link at the top of the dashboard that says Coming Soon Active. After that, scroll down and hit the button that says Launch your site.
But don’t stop here. Use your new knowledge to learn more and implement more complex functionalities and features. This way, you won’t just learn how to make a website but exactly the site you want.
Stop whatever you're doing and ask yourself this simple question: "Do I need a website?" If your response was anything other than "yes," you need to think again. It doesn't matter if you're the head of a multinational corporation who employs thousands of people or a local mom-and-pop shop from around the way, you need a website to help potential customers find you online.