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Using WordPress To Make Websites
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Using WordPress to Make Websites

WordPress is a software platform designed to make blogs and can also be used to make websites. This is not to say that a blog is not a website but that a different look and feel can be achieved to make a WordPress installation look like a standard website. This is the power of WordPress.

What is involved when you wish to make websites using WordPress?

A standard installation of WordPress will have a Header, a navigation bar and a set of widgets in the right margin. Adjusting the standard theme the navigation can be moved from the right margin to the left, the header can be customized to resemble a standard page and additional columns can be added or removed to adjust the visual impact of the page. The secret to making the WordPress installation flexible is the selection of the theme. There are many free themes available for WordPress and paid themes are very powerful for a variety of applications. The free theme that I have found to be very versatile for my uses is the Weaver II theme. This theme is SEO optimized and there is a customization page that allows you to install just about any layout that you like. You have the option to change any color on the page, can make menus appear or disappear. There are also places to install widgets and banners that appear at the top, bottom or sides of the page. This theme will also allow your site to identify and optimize your site for mobile phones of all kinds.

Plugins.

Plugins add another feature to WordPress that make websites more powerful with this platform. Plugins have been created to add features to WordPress. There are Plugins for search engine optimization, adding security, removing spam and creating site maps. Each is installable with one or two clicks of the mouse. Some Plugins do require some configuration or an activation of a feature at another website. The features available with Plugins are virtually unlimited. When I create a site I have a set group of Plugins that go on each site. An anti-spam, an SEO optimization, and a Contact form that rejects robots are always on my sites and should be included in yours too. Then I add functionality with additional plugins.

Versatility.

WordPress is a versatile platform that can be used to make websites for just about any subject. Free or paid themes can add variability to the layout and Plugins can be added to provide the functionality that a website requires. Your Internet Marketing can be enhanced by using WordPress sites and using the versatility that it provides to make your sites more attractive and help your sites to rank.

I am an internet marketing professional. My focus is on article marketing and techniques for promoting products. In my spare time I train Labrador Retrievers and visit Nursing Homes with several of my dogs. I am also a member of a Search and Rescue Team and am training one of my dogs for this endeavor.


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Thanks Craig

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  about 6 years ago

Good information. Thank you, C. Hughes.

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  about 6 years ago

Great article... I went to your Wordpress page expecting to find a follow button or like button... I was disappointed when I found none... my photo blog is on wordpress and I have grown a big following using these type tools to be able to watch who's following and liking and allowing comments... great article though...

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  about 6 years ago
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