Setting up Your Wordpress Website
Although a blog may be a perfect platform for the individual internet user to establish their presence on the web, it’s not a very good idea for a professional organization to advertise their products or services on a blog. It looks cheap and amateurish, and as a result your visitors won’t take your business or organization seriously.
In order to create a real website in Wordpress, you’ll need to do a few things differently.
First off, you cannot create your professional website at Wordpress.com. You’ll need to download the free software from Wordpress.org. You may also want to download some plugins, but that’s optional and we won’t be going into that here.
When you’ve downloaded the software, you’ll need to find yourself a host that offers PHP version 4.3 or greater and MY SQL, and register a domain, if you haven’t done so already. Install Wordpress on your domain.
Now, in a few easy steps you’ll create your page:
- Create your homepage and give it page order 0
- Create your other pages and assign numbers between 0 and 99 to them
- If you want to your site to have a blog, create a blogpage and assign number 99 to your blog
- In the admin panel, select home as frontpage, and blog as posts page.
For more detailed information on how to do this, please visit:
Wordpress as CMS in five steps