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What is WordPress ?
WordPress is a website building system that is ideal for non technical website owners to build, and run their own website or blog.
It is so popular that over 20% of all new sites (wiki) use it and it is used by many top brands like CNN, UPS (wordpress notable users).
Building Your Site
You don’t need any expensive web editing software like Dreamweaver.
All you need is a domain name and a web host that supports WordPress (almost all do) .
Here is a complete blueprint for building and setting up your own WordPress website
About This site
The site is for small business owners, hobbyists, personal site owners who are looking to build their own website using WordPress.
The site has extensive tutorials for beginners and more advanced users.
If there is something that you feel needs covering then please use the contact form and let me know.
Shortcodes were introduced in WordPress 2.5 and are used for adding macros to a page or post.
There are several built in shortcodes like the Gallery shortcode that come with WordPress, but you will encounter Shortcodes most often when you install plugins. Continue reading
Photo galleries allow you to showcase your photos.
There are many photo gallery plugins for WordPress but NextGen is the most popular and the one I will be using here.
Before you can add your pictures you will need to prepare them for the web. Continue reading
Bookmarks allow you to move quickly and easily to parts of a page, and are very useful when you have large pages that requires the visitor to scroll down.
If you are thinking of building a single page/one page site then they are essential
To see them in action just click this link to go to the bottom of this page. Continue reading
There are thousands of professional WordPress themes available to choose from but even with all that choice you often find that you would like to make minor changes to your chosen theme.
Fortunately armed with a little understanding of php,css and WordPress templates you can easily make minor changes to get the theme looking exactly as you want it. Continue reading
WordPress creates the admin user as part of the install and it is good security practise to delete this account to prevent brute force security attacks using this account.
(Note: newer installs let you choose an Admin user at install time)
Before you start make sure that you do a database backup.
Before you can delete it you will need to create an new administrator Continue reading
If you are thinking of selling products/services online then WordPress offers several different implementation options that are suitable for most small-medium online shops/stores. Continue reading