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You may now be wondering, “How do I use WordPress?”
WordPress is free once more. Yes, you read that correctly; it is completely free. With just a few easy steps, you can launch a WordPress website right now.
To get started with WordPress, you only need the following items:
- Exceptional web hosting
- a website domain
- The WordPress programme that you have set up on your website (most web hosts will handle this for you.)
- To get started, all you need to do is establish an account on WordPress.com if you’d prefer to use the hosted version of WordPress that site offers.
A WordPress Plugin: What Is It?
You can add new features, functionality, or integrations to your website by uploading a WordPress plugin, which is a package of additional code.
- The Plugins menu in your WordPress dashboard allows you to add plugins.
- You may locate a free plugin in the WordPress.org Plugin directory by using the built-in search feature.
- The Plugins menu uploader in your WordPress dashboard also allows you to upload plugins that have been packed as zip files.
WordPress Plugin Tutorials
The following two videos cover WordPress plugins:
- What are WordPress Plugins? – WordPress plugins are little pieces of software that may be added to your site to increase and enhance its functionality. We go over the fundamentals of WordPress plugins in this tutorial.
- Installing plugins for WordPress – Installing plugins for WordPress is a straightforward process. See in this video how to.
A List of Essential WordPress Plugins for All WordPress Sites
These essential WordPress plugins will help all WordPress websites.
- WordPress backup plugin – WordPress doesn’t come with a built-in backup feature, so having one in place can save you a tonne of hassles if you ever lose any data on your website. A backup strategy is essential for reducing the impact of a security breach or hack. The first WordPress backup plugin, BackupBuddy, allows you to back up, restore, and even transfer your website to a different host or domain.
- WordPress security plugin – A WordPress security plugin like iThemes Security closes common security gaps and fortifies your website against assaults.
- WordPress SEO plugin – You may add more SEO (Search Engine Optimization) features and functionality with the aid of a WordPress SEO plugin like Yoast SEO.
- WordPress form plugin: Use a form builder plugin like Ninja Forms to add powerful forms to your website, including contact forms, surveys, upload fields, contribution fields, and more.
- WordPress e-commerce plugin – A WordPress e-commerce plugin, like WooCommerce, is a requirement if you wish to sell products or services on your website through an online store.
A WordPress theme: what is it?
The “framework” for the design of your website is provided by a WordPress theme. A majority of WordPress themes offer:
- Your website’s entire design, including its appearance, feel, and style
- Scheme of colours
- Archives and post formats for blogs
- Web page designs (or templates)
- position of widgets
- Further stylistic details
Some themes function as WordPress page builders and let you design your own page layouts without writing any code.
- The Appearance > Themes menu in your WordPress dashboard can be used to add themes.
- You can locate a free theme on the WordPress.org website by using the built-in search feature.
- The Appearance > Themes menu uploader in your WordPress dashboard also allows you to upload themes bundled as zip files.
Theme tutorials for WordPress
Here are two guides for WordPress themes:
- A WordPress theme is what? – Your WordPress site’s whole front end styling is provided by a WordPress theme. The majority of WordPress themes offer the general look and feel of your website, as well as font styling, colour schemes, widget placements, page layouts (or templates) for blog posts and blog archives, and other stylistic elements.
- How to Install a WordPress Theme – You can install your own WordPress theme in addition to the pre-installed default theme to alter the appearance and feel of your website.
For additional information, view the whole collection of free WordPress tutorials, download our getting started with WordPress handbook, or check out the free WordPress ebooks.