WordPress is an absolutely essential part of 75 million websites and counting. With 32% of the entire internet is being hosted by WordPress in 2019, it's clearly something every new business should at bare minimum give serious consideration to when deciding on the best approach for adding a digital component.
The widespread adoption of WordPress as a Content Management System can greatly help out both new and established web designers.
For newbies in the world of website design, there are almost limitless resources that can help you ensure your web site looks great and most importantly works properly. Trust me, any issue you have a new WordPress user has been asked and answered by another more experienced WordPress user.
They basically works as a canvas upon which you can be as creative as you like. Themes are available in a number of places including:
1) WordPress repository included within the WordPress installation on your domain. This resource is easily the most used place to install themes. All of the themes are free and the repository gives you the option to use one-click installations.
2) Wordpress.org is another very common place to find themes. WordPress.org, however, is an external resource so there isn't the option to use one-click installations. The process of installing a theme is still quite simple though. All you have to do is download a zip file from WordPress.org and upload it to your WordPress installation.
The final place that you can find WordPress themes are through third-party premium sales sites. WordPress Premium themes are often dynamic looking with lots of extra features like pictures and plugins included. These unquestionably look great. However, it's relevant to note that those are professional grade pictures included in the theme's live demo. Unless you plan on using the same pictures your WordPress site probably won't look the same.
They are external pieces you can add on to your site to increase its functionality. The proper combination of plugins can speed up your site, help you with S.E.O., properly integrate your site with your social media pages as well as drastically alter the look of your site.
It's important to experiment with the correct balance of plugins. Each additional plugin installed can slow down your site. A good rule of thumb is to keep the amount of plugins on your site to a number between 10 and 20.
So remember. All you need to set up an awesome WordPress site is 3 main ingredients. A great theme, the right mixture of Plugins and amazing content. Go ahead, get started today. The worst action you can take is no action.
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