WordPress… BUILD IT – Overview

your-wordpress-site_build-itBUILD IT ! ….. Information is offered on building and tweeking a WordPress website.

* Get your domain name and host package
* Then go get WordPress package for free
* Bung it on your host, then you have a website.
* Poke things around, till your site looks like you want it to.

your-wordpress-site_build-it_montage_140435Choosing a layout… will display your website, usually as a top header, then, for below this, you choose how many columns you want and the width of each one…. then bung in your content for all to see.

Choosing a theme… will bring a 'feel' of colour, layout options, and capability of handling text, images, video etc. Some themes are just pre-set. Other themes come with multiple choice on colours, columns and features.

Adding Plugins and Widgets… will make your site do awesome extra things. These are self contained add-ons. Just pick and choose from loooads of handy helpful ideas that should make your site do more and function better, then turn them on with a click of your mouse.

The beauty of WordPress, is that you can choose from hundreds and hundreds of themes, plugins and widgets. When you see one you may like, then upload it to your WordPress admin control panel… click 'activate', then see what your site looks and functions like… If it's not what you desire, then choose another and click 'activate', then see what your site looks and functions like now!. Very easy. Very cool.

Always try and appreciate that each theme, plugin and widget, has been developed by real people… so even if a certain chosen one is not for you… don't grumble… just go look for one that agrees for your needs.
Hundreds of incredibly brilliant themes, plugins and widgets are free… remember to consider the designer… most carry a 'donate' button… It's no commitment, but if you love your chosen themes and plugins, that help to make your site awesome, then a donate may be the way to 'love' your chosen designers.

There is a bit of info around this Self Build and Edit Websites, site, that may help you set up your own WordPress based website.
Good Luck.

WordPress… EDIT IT – Overview

your-wordpress-site_edit-itEDIT IT ! ….. Information is offered on editing and posting on a WordPress website.

* Login and get to know your very own admin control area
* Create and publish your pages and posts
* Bung in images, audio, video and other awesome content.
* Easily manage the lot… including any incoming comments.

With your WordPress website, you get your very own password protected admin control panel area. Here is where you can create tons of stuff, including your own pages and posts, then publish them, to show live on your site.

This admin area has a main menu list, running down the left hand side. It shows the choice of the content areas you can edit.
The structure and layout of the whole admin area is very clear and easy to manage. Like most things new to you, you will need to spend a little time 'tuning in' to what is what and where etc.

Here is a screen shot of the admin control area… it is usually simply set out in three areas



There is a bit of info around this Self Build and Edit Websites, site, that may help you set up your own WordPress based website.
Good Luck.

WordPress… LOVE IT – Overview

your-wordpress-site_love-it_140140LOVE IT !



welcome_self-build-and-edit-websites_210109If you should fancy having the control of building and editing your very own fully functional, interactive website,…
…. then there may be a little information for thought and consideration, on and around this site.

The community of beautiful people that have been beavering away, creating, improving and evolving the 'open source' (free to download and use) WordPress system website platform…. are awesome.


There are 2 WordPress platforms:
1. WordPress.com … you just go there, create a free account, get given some webspace…
… and off you go.
2. WordPress.org ….. you download (free) the latest version… bung it on a host server (need your own domain name and host package)… poke it around via your login admin control panel, till it looks how you want it…
…and off you go.

This site is dealing with option 2…. WordPress.org… only


welcome_self-build-and-edit-websites_210109The whole WordPress package, is coded by the people in the huge WordPress community.
All contents are made into ready-made downloads…. you don't have to get involved or know anything about coding stuff.

Once downloaded…. choose your settings…. and there you have a website.
Any extras (looooads of themes and plugins to choose from) are simple to get: – you choose – you download the extra package – you click 'activate'…. then go see what your website looks like.



Have a nose around.