Introduction to WordPress
WordPress is the platform of free source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. You can create a blog and website of any niche on WordPress including eCommerce site, blog, portfolio, resume or any multi-purpose website.
WordPress is trending now a days, many bloggers and internet marketers are running their products and highly optimized blog on WordPress. I’ve seen many novice bloggers which are wandering here and there to get WordPress guide tutorials or course to learn WordPress, but as you know it’s very difficult to learn basic things from a pro. Well, I’m going to provide you everything about WordPress through this WordPress guide, Yes! you’re on right place,
Here I’m going to provide you the ultimate WordPress Guide.
Many pro sites and blogs which are popular and worthy but based on WordPress platform. Unprofessional person can also create a professional website on WordPress after reading this WordPress guide, You don’t have to write a single line of code but i bed after learning WordPress from this WordPress guide, You’ll surely learn basic things of PHP and search engine optimization. WordPress is a independent platform you don’t need a PHP developer to develop a custom website, WordPress is the only platform from which you can design, develop and customize every type of website within minutes but you’ve to read this WordPress guide deeply.
“After reading this WordPress guide, developing a website and blog will be easy for you, just like eating peanuts.”
Importance of WordPress (Content Management System)
As you know there are many advantages and disadvantages of every thing exists in world. I’ve started my journey on blogger but after using wordpress I’ve left everything, Confused? because the only platform where you can do everything is WordPress and it always be. You can create multi functional website only on WordPress according to your desiring design. You can manage your content independently in a very good manner. I’m going to write everything about WordPress in this WordPress guide.
On WordPress you don’t have to create a custom theme, In WordPress store you can find million themes and templates for your WordPress blog. There are many platforms like Themeforest which are offering attractive, responsive and multi functional themes in a very affordable price.
I’ll also tell you the installation method of WordPress theme in this WordPress guide.
You can also enhance your website’s features through WordPress plugins, you can do everything from WordPress plugins, I can’t even mention the features and functions you can get from WordPress plugins.
You can add unlimited articles and pages in your WordPress website according to On-Page SEO, If you want to earn with organic traffic then you’ve to follow On-Page SEO.
Well, Lets get to the point, I can’t tell you the brief importance of WordPress here in this article because it’s infinite.
Things You Need To Create WordPress Site
- Web Hosting
Domain is the name or identity of website, blog, product and authority. If you’re going to setup a blog or website on WordPress you need a domain which will be the identity of your blog. confused? It is not a rocket science to understand, every blog or website has it’s own web address you need to buy a domain or web address from which internet users can find your website.
Web hosting is the server which protects your website data including themes, plugins, articles everything. You can also say it’s a hard disk of your website. It’s also control the visitors of your website. Web Hosting is very important for your website which saves your website data. If you’re going to setup your blog or website on WordPress then you need to buy a domain and web hosting.
Learn: How to Add Domain On Hosting
Learn: How to Install WordPress
Modules of WordPress Dashboard
There are some modules of WordPress you’ll find in dashboard, for novice it is difficult to understand so, I’m going to discuss each and every module every clearly with proper description in this WordPress guide.
Here are some modules of WordPress Dashboard:
Dashboard is the first module of WordPress you’ll find in the extreme right side of your WordPress dashboard panel, In this module you’re notified about the updates of WordPress or any bug your site consisting.
Dashboard is just like a notice board of a school or college on which you get warnings, important messages. So, Here you’ll also get important messages or warnings of your website or blog.
You’ll also find the updates notifications of tools and WordPress (CMS) here in dashboard.
In Posts module of WordPress you can write articles or blog posts with proper categories and tags. In posts you write articles with media including images, videos and gifs. Through posts module you can create your blog articles on WordPress.
The posts module of WordPress is best because you can follow all the key elements of Search Engine Optimization
by filling proper tags, meta description, bullets, text alignments, images alignments, bold, italic tex and the best thing you can give proper color variations to your posts. You Interlink your articles easily
Post pagination is also the best feature of WordPress posts module, you can split your lengthy article into many parts which is the best way to multiply your website impressions.
In all posts you can edit, view or trash the existing posts, here you’ll find all the previous posts written by you or your partner.
In add new you can add new post in your WordPress blog or website, with proper article writing features, you can also add media in this.
Categories is the feature in which you can add multiple categories of your posts, it will show the topics of your articles. (Sports, News, Magazine, Politics)
These are the categories in which you can add your related posts, you can also add these categories in your website menu.
In tags you can add tags related to your articles, it is actually helpful in optimization and indexing of your article in search engine. Like someone is searching the keyword which is similar to your indexed tag, it would be very beneficial for your site ranking.
Learn: How to Add Post in WordPress
In media you can add or remove images, music, videos and gifs, it is complete media database of your website. You can also see existing media of your articles or posts, you can optimize your media by giving proper Alt Tags, description and title.
You can crop, align and resize images in media module of WordPress. It is easy to use and optimized to search engine images.
These are best things WordPress has provided you built in which is really important to become a pro in digital marketing community. Well, you can add pages in your website on WordPress.
Important Pages For Website:
- Contact Us
- About Us
- Terms of Service
In comments module you can approve or trash the comments the users submit on your articles, As you know there are many reasons of commenting. Many users post comments for backlinks, some users do for spam, but in authority sites mostly readers submit comments to ask something from author.
You should approve comments after checking properly, you shouldn’t approve comments containing the dangerous or unwanted links. If any one is commenting to interlink it’s site, if the link is safe then approve.
Appearance is the module of WordPress in which you can personalise the look of website, Yeah! you can create attractive look for your website.
You can create look according to your website niche in your wordpress blog. Appearance is the best module of WordPress where you don’t need to touch any line of code but you can create awesome WordPress look with sidebars. You can also edit or customize the themes of your WordPress site through appearance.
Themes are the templates for your website, In WordPress themes you can add multi purpose themes for your website according to your niche.
You can also get WordPress themes from different sites, WordPress theme market, you can also use premium themes in free, but that is not safe and bad act, i always recommend you to use premium WordPress themes and support developers.
Customize is the WordPress module from which you can customize your WordPress theme, you can adjust favicon, header image and logo, header and footer menus, sidebar and footer widgets.
You can also change color variations through this module. You can also show latest post or any page on homepage or front page. Site layout can also be changed from customize module of WordPress, you can add or remove sidebar from right or left side.
Additional CSS can also be injected easily to enhance your WordPress site features or look.
Widgets is the module of WordPress through which you can add widgets in sidebars, home page and footer on your WordPress site or blog.
Widgets are the best thing from which you can increase your traffic and social signals, you can show your recent posts, pages, categories, social profiles, search box and much more.
You can install widgets from WordPress market and also from different websites to enhance your site features.
Menus is the module of WordPress from which you can add categories and pages to your header and footer in the form of menu. Menus is the most important feature on which your website ranking depends.
WordPress menu is very responsive and easy to integrate and show on your WordPress website. You can custom links, categories, posts and pages in menus. You can also add multiple menus.
Your readers or visitors can understand easily your website content so that’s why menus are very important and lead factor in website if you’re going to create an authority blog.
In Editor you can edit code if you’re a developer but if you’re not a PHP developer than don’t touch. If you know a little bit about coding then you can customize. In editor you can add or remove any code of any part of site page.
Plugins in the module of WordPress through which you can enhance or increase the functionality of your WordPress site or blog. WordPress plugins is the best module in WordPress because you don’t have to touch the PHP code, WordPress market gives you the plugins from which you can do everything. WordPress Market includes all the plugins related to social media, traffic, advertisement, security and everything.
Add new is the sub module of WordPress from which you can add or install plugins from WordPress market or any external source (other websites)
Editor is the sub module of WordPress plugins through which you can add or remove any code of WordPress plugin to enhance or disable any feature of plugin. You can also change the style or design of plugin.
Users is the module of WordPress through which you can add users to specific person with a specific role.
If your website has an author, editor, subscriber or administrator then you can add users to a specific person because WordPress has restricted users according to their positions. Administrator can perform everything but author can only write or edit his posts.
Add new is the sub module of Users, In this you can add as many users as you want, you can create access to different users.
In this sub module of users you can see or edit your profile, you can add your full name, username, social profiles like Facebook, Google+, Linkedin, Youtube, Twitter and much more.
Tools is the section of WordPress in which your website tools are present which perform specific function and action.
every tool has it’s own functionality.
Import is the sub module of tools which is built in from import you can import posts, articles, pages and content from other website. Import is the feature from which you can import from one site to other site.
Export is the sub module of tools through this you can export content from one site to another site, you can also save your content in your computer or laptop. Export a file and save it to a safe location.
Setting is the module of WordPress through which you can edit or setup basic setting of WordPress site or blog. It is the only source from which you can do basic setting of WordPress site or blog.
You can also set media file size, specific link for all pages and articles, reading and writing setting. Comments and discussion setting is also present in this.
Conclusions – WordPress Guide:
- You’ll find step by step everything related to WordPress but there are many important things which are interlink So, you’ve to check all the interlinks in this post. In this WordPress guide you will find only the introduction to the modules but if you want to see how to perform everything or if you want to learn how to do setting then check all the articles and anchor texts which are mention in this guide
- In posts you can add anything like media, status, text or anything. In post you can also add tags and categories you don’t have to add tags and categories individually.
- In media you can’t upload more than 512 MB media file.
- In pages you can also add pages via plugins by adding shortcode.
- You can add themes or plugins from the other websites too, The Plugins or Themes in WordPress market are free but you can also get premium plugins from the other website.
- You’ll also find SEO based WordPress themes and plugins in this WordPress guide