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WordPress Settings

Open new web site login page to login. For example, domain name/wp-login.php Login information is located in your host server account, and should have been emailed to you. Updates Check for update notices. Update software such as plugins before modifying other settings. Settings/General Open Settings/General Site title will appear as the title of your web… Continue Reading

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WordPress Profile

Hover over your user name at the top right of the screen, and select Edit profile. Change the colors of your work environment if desired. Change the Nickname, if desired, to one that you want displayed with your posts. Then, select the name from the drop menu. Add you website URL. Change your password, if… Continue Reading

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WordPress Pages

Open ‘Pages’, and select ‘Add new’. Title the new page ‘Home.’ Don’t worry about design yet. You will design in your theme framework. Your permalink is created as directed by your option in Settings/Permalinks. Set order number at 0. Future page order numbers will be marked in intervals of 10 to allow for sub-page orders… Continue Reading

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WordPress Posts

Select Add new post, and name the title ‘Blog.’ This post will be used to set up your Blog Index page. Notice that the permalink reflects your option selected in Settings/Permalinks. Add a new category called ‘All’ and any other categories that will appropriately identify your future blog posts. Suggestion: Think of categories as chapters… Continue Reading

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WordPress Menus

Menus help communicate your message to viewers. Open Appearance/Menus to create Menus. Create a menu titled, Main Navigation, and click the ‘Create’ or ‘Save’ Menu button. Because you already created pages and posts described in a previous section above, you can select the page/post titles for your menu. If you do not see posts or… Continue Reading

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WordPress Plugins

24 must have Free WordPress Plugins and alternatives for your website. Security: Antispam Bee [for spam] [located in Settings] Wordfence Security, Secure, faster, etc. Scan, Fix, schedule. Turn on Falcon engine in Performance menu. UpdraftPlus – WordPress Backup and Restoration (Backup to Dropbox) [located in Settings] Duplicator: Backup, migrate, copy, clone a site from one… Continue Reading

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WordPress Themes

Open Appearance/Themes WordPress includes a couple of web themes to choose, but there are many more. Click on ‘Add New’ at the top of the page. Type in a word that is associated with your web site, use filters, and search for themes. There are many free and premium themes to choose from. Some themes… Continue Reading

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Defining internet words

Your ‘domain’ is uniquely identified by its name (domain name) and an Internet protocol (IP) number. In the internet, the Domain Naming System (DNS) dictates that the domain name is composed of the ‘hostname‘ and its ‘network‘ such as earth.com. Earth is the hostname located in the com network. Earth can also be used as a… Continue Reading

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