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How To Customize WordPress And Choose The Blog Theme

WordPress is actually one amongst the tools to make a website a lot of use on the web. During this article, we are going to discuss the essential customization possibility that implements WordPress themes by default. At this stage, You’ll have wordpress installed with anyone of desired hosting companies.

Next, log in to your admin panel “http://yoursite.com/wp-admin” with your username and password that you chose during earlier set up. The login page will look like below:

Once you’re inside WordPress you can start to customize your blog. We’ll walk through everything you need to do to get your blog ready and your first post published today.

Dashboard:

The WordPress Dashboard is the very first screen which will been after you log into your blog. It is the collection of various gadgets. You can customize your needs using quick links here.

Media:

This is the media library for your images and videos. Also it is used to set the length and width of the images.

Links:

This is used to link your posts. And you can skip it for now as many blog don’t use it at all.

Posts:

Here only you will add new post or edit old post and publish them. Posts are also known as articles.

Pages:

Here you can add new page or edit existing page and publish it. Pages are static content and often do not change its displayed information.

Comments:

Adding comments allows your visitors to have a discussion with you. And comments are approved by admin before it is posted.

Appearance:

Here you can change the look of your blog and customize it as you wish.

Plugins:

Plugins are used to provide unique functionality to your blog and ease the process.

Users:

You can add new users to your website and assign roles to them.

Tools:

You can find some additional tools to publish your posts here.

Settings:

Blog’s settings can be changed here.

Now you have got some ideas about the basic WordPress options. WordPress is ready for any type of user, from the most novices to the most advanced and advanced, but comes with a configuration. Set up a solid WordPress database, without the need for any computer knowledge, by following these steps.

Delete the default data

Before adding any entry or plugin to your blog, delete the test data that comes by default in any clean installation of WordPress. I am referring to the “Hello World” entry (in the “Entries” section), the example page (in the “Pages” section) and the “Hello Dolly” plugin (in the “Plugins” section).

General Setting

The general configuration must be well configured. Let’s see what you should wear:

Write a title for your page: Limit to the name of your blog and leave the keywords for other sites, as this name is taken by many services, and if you put a stream of words, it will be fatal.

Write a description for your page: Here, write a short 155-character description of your blog.

Fixed time zone: You cannot imagine the number of WordPress installations that do not have correctly configured the time zone.

Fix a date and time format: Here you decide, but configure it.

Set the first day of the week: Although it will come by default on Monday, check it out for Sunday.

Change the language: The default language of WordPress is usually English, although in the latest updates this has changed (Check that it is in the language you are interested in).

Writing Setting

This section configures the WordPress writing options. Here you will be asked to choose the category that you want to be predetermined when you publish any entry (or when you forget to categorize an entry), a default entry format, the data to be published via email and the update services.

Reading Setting

This section, which of reading settings is more important than many people think. Here you can control what your data feed publishes (add “/ feed” to your domain “), which can be all in content or just a portion or summary. Choose the “Summary” option to prevent anyone from plagiarizing your content through your feed. In addition, there is a WordPress option with which you can indicate if you want the search engines to index your site or not.

On this last point, it is important that you know that the text “It depends on the search engines to attend this request or not” which adds WordPress below is to take it seriously. What I am going to do is that if you are going to make a new blog, it is best that you install a plugin that “closes” the entry to any user or search engine. To do this, if you already know how to install a plugin, try this one.

Comment setting

WordPress has a fairly powerful comment management system. Although there are other alternatives, at the moment, you leave comment moderation set correctly. It is about reaching a balance between ease and control. Make sure you have selected “Users must be registered and identified to comment”, “Comment must be approved manually” and “Show avatars”.

Media settings

In the media configuration section, there is not much to say. These images are the ones that will create WordPress automatically when you upload an image.

Configuring permanent links

If there is a WordPress setting that needs to be especially concerned with SEO, it is the “Permanent links” section. Select the “Post name” radio button and save the changes.

Next important thing in customizing wordpress is choosing theme. WordPress offers free themes by default, but I highly insist you to go with premium themes. Do you know why?.

Free WordPress Themes

These are some of the advantages of using free themes in WordPress:

The price can be quite economical and tempting; however, many users who have made these issues ensure that it is better to use premiums for the consecutive appearances that you have to go giving the items for free.

Easy Installation without leaving WordPress. They can be installed from WordPress (in the official repository there are more than 2,600 free themes).

Disadvantages

Normally this type of subjects does not have any type of support, although now we will see that some yes.

These types of themes usually have very few options, if you want to personalize your web, with something more than to put your logo, surely you will have to look for a premium theme that lets you do these things.

For the past year, all the themes created for WordPress are responsive (they adapt to any type of screen resolution, such as mobile phones, tablets, etc.). On the contrary, most of the free themes for WordPress are usually quite old, which causes many of them do not adapt to mobile devices or tablets.

Premium Themes

You have an internet help: Premium templates are created by those that are solely dedicated to making and raising the templates WordPress offers in its Premium service. Therefore, if you transfer your topic you have got doubts or issues with it you’ll contact the technical support and that they can assist you altogether your necessities.

The decision to transfer a free WordPress theme or payment is for convenience, it depends on the expertise you have got putting in and knowing the plugins and therefore the key codes for the page.

Advantages

WordPress premium themes have much more options for personalizing your website or blog. In fact, this is the reason why premium themes started to exist. Web designers listened to the requirements or requirements of their clients and need solutions that they did not find in the free themes. You can get premium themes in following sites.

Genesis Theme:

StudioPress Premium WordPress Themes
With Genesis WordPress Theme you can build amazing websites in short span of time. Because its in-built features like multiple layouts, custom body post classes for each post, breadcrumbs, numeric navigation and tons of other cool features let the users to easily customize things as their wish and make a great website look.

Mythemeshop:

In MyThemeShop you can find a wide variety of premium themes at different prices, some more accessible than others. These themes will fulfill all your needs and you can easily customize it as you wish. This site hourstodollars using one of the premium themes of MyThemeShop.

Themeforest:

You can also have a look at premium themes in Theme Forest. Here you can find 30000+ wordpress themes and website templates starting from $2.

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  1. suresh lukhi December 4, 2017

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