Lesson 3- WordPress Websites.
The ‘easier way’ when it comes to developing a website is utilising a content management system (CMS). A CMS is a program that lets you edit your website’s content without needing to know any programming language. With CMS you can:Lesson 4 - Introduction to WordPress.
- Create and publish web content.
- Present it to your audience in a professional way provided it has been set up correctly.
- Store it safely.
A CMS also allows you to create new pages in one click, and inactivate old pages, without worrying about breaking the overall design/functionality of the site. Having a content management system is likely to save you money if it is a user-friendly one, and if you learn the ropes, you won’t need to pay a web developer every time you want to modify the content of your website. A good CMS will also let your online business grow and develop over time, and allow you to add new functionality quickly and easily such as photo galleries, blogging, shopping cart etc.
Think of your WordPress Dashboard as a clean slate - from here we build your site with specific plug-ins. For example, if you would like an online store, you will need to upload woo-commerce plug-in, if you are after a membership, upload that plug-in too. Most of the plug-ins are free, with the option to upgrade at any time. You can search in your dashboard for popular and featured plug-ins. More of that in Lesson 7.