Wordpress has quickly become one of the most-used platforms to build websites with, and it’s not just by error, either. You see, Wordpress offers users the chance to customize their websites (and build them from scratch, essentially), which would not have happened otherwise. In fact, Wordpress gives anyone the chance to create beautiful and functional websites without the need for a web design or coding background.
Since most people couldn’t code in Java or C++ if their lives depended on it, Wordpress offers all the bells and whistles of a nice site without having to slave through textbooks and what might as well be Chinese to most people.
While creating and setting up your own personal Wordpress site is fairly simple, there are things you should know to take full advantage of your time. Here are three great ways to make your Wordpress stand out from the rest:
Research What the Market is Using in Terms of Plugins
If you don’t know what a Wordpress plugin is, start Googling right now. It’s essentially a way to enhance or tweak your Wordpress site, and all you need to download the plugin and upload it to your site directory. Done. It’s super easy.
Anything from a contact page to a way to add cool sidebars can be downloaded.
Use Themes that are Upheld by Reputable Companies
Using a theme by a company that is just in it for the money may not be the end of the world, but if you like getting constant theme updates, you may want to look elsewhere.
For a bit more money spent on your theme, you’ll be able to get frequent updates for your blog. It’s worth it!
Add Your Own Frills
Using a generic theme for your unique website isn’t the most recommended, which is why you should add your own header, footer, sidebar, and anything else that will make your site stand out from another one that’s using the same theme.
Even a custom font will change the look a bit, which will surely help.
These three things will help you keep your Wordpress site on the map for awhile!
About the author:
Joe Petchonka is a writer who does his best to bring NJ Honda dealers the best info for their online classifieds.