Essential – Beginners Guide for Word Press

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Word Press is one of the most popular CMS (Content Management System) based on PHP and MYSQL. Which is free, easy to install and more customizable CMS. This article will help you to learn about Word Press in easy way.

Introduction

First thing, you need to install your Word Press. Next thing you need create one database for your Word Press site and need to login your web hosting account. Login by using yoursite.com/wp-admin and follow the instructions and create a strong password.

The Dashboard

Here you can get a quick view of your Word Press site, Word Press theme, news and more. Starts by navigating the tabs on the left side of your dashboard, they are Posts, pages, appearance, Plugins, users, settings and more.

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Menu Management in Word Press

Word Press will give you an excellent menu management system to create menus. We can create custom positions for menus Appearance->Menus->create new menu->add menu items from the left and save it. We can change the menu locations also.

Word Press Posts

Posts are the main contents in Word Press themes which will display in reverse order in your homepage. All have comment boxes under them and we can share it in social Medias that is social media marketing. We can create new posts by clicking on the add new link on Posts->Add new-> here we can add title, content, and image also. Here we can categories all the posts with their category and publish it.

Word Press Pages

Creating Word Press pages is similar to Word Press post creation. We can add pages by clicking on add new link and can write title, content.

Word Press Custom Post type

By using the custom post type we can create our own post types which will display on the left side bar of the dashboard in terms of what type of content can be published and managed.

Here is the basic example of creating custom post type, write it in your function page.

add_action( ‘init’, ‘create_posttype’ );

function create_posttype() {

register_post_type( ‘products,

array(

‘labels’ => array(

  ‘name’ => __( ‘Products’ ),

   ‘singular_name’ => __( ‘Product’ )

),

   ‘public’ => true, )  );

}

Install Word Press Plugins

Word Press plugins are software’s to expand the functionalities of your Word Press site. To install this plugins you need to put the plugin files in to the plugin folder. Once the plugin is installed you should activate this plugin by click on activate button. Otherwise you can add plugins directly from the dashboard Plugins->upload->choose file-> install now. Upload your file as zip file, and then activate it.

Customize Word Press themes

Word Press is customizable so we can create some changes in our themes by using the customization page. Appearance->customize->Here we can change title and tagline of your site, we can customize Word Press front page and colors-> click on save and publish button.

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