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WordPress Demystified - part V

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Fifth installment of the WordPress Demystified series. Installation. …

Fifth installment of the WordPress Demystified series. Installation.

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  • 1. WORDPRESS DEMYSTIFIED Build a new site and/or blog in 90 minutes
  • 2. JUST COMPLETED  Configuring WP  Blog name and tagline  Site or Blog  Permalinks  Configure a plugin NEXT: CONTENT  Create a contact page  Add content to your about page  Add content to your home page
  • 3. Add a form: ADD CONTENT Click on “cformsII” on the menu On the top gray bar “Form Name:” Change the name of the form to “Contact Us” or something more appropriate for your site. On the form itself Change the name of “My Fieldset” to “Please complete this form” or something you like better. Open the “Admin Actions” box on the right and click on: “Update Settings”
  • 4. Next on the ADD CONTENT “cforms II” menu click on “Styling” Choose: “minimal.css” from the dropdown menu at the top. Click the “Select Style” button.
  • 5. Click on the “Pages” ADD CONTENT menu section and click on “Add New” Type Contact Us in the “Title” area. Type your contact information in the content area and a paragraph about why they should contact you and/or what to expect after contacting you. Click on the “cforms” button (last one on top right) Choose “Contact Us” and click on Insert.
  • 6. Click the publish ADD CONTENT button on the right side Click on the “View page” link on the top of the page.
  • 7. Next we need to ADD CONTENT add the page to the menu. Click on the “Thesis” section of the menu. Click on the plus to the right of “Pages” in the “Navigation” area. Check the box next to “Contact us” or the name you gave your page. Save the changes
  • 8. Click over to the site ADD CONTENT tab and check your contact page. Don’t forget to refresh the tab. Test it by filling the fields and submitting the information. For advanced user: You can use css to format a form for your side bar:
  • 9. Go back to the ADD CONTENT dashboard and click on the “Pages” section. Edit the about page by clicking on the title. Remove the “canned” information and add your own. Use formatting to make the page interesting. When you are finished click the “Update” button.
  • 10. Click over to the site ADD CONTENT tab and check your about page. Don’t forget to refresh the tab. Is the page compelling? Does it entice you to read more? Does it talk about you with a lot of “I” or is it about your customers and how your can serve them?
  • 11. JUST COMPLETED  Create a contact page  Add content to your about page  Add content to your home page NEXT MORE HOW TO’S  WordPress advanced  Google Analytics from begging to end  SEO Simplified  Do you have something you’d like to do a series on? eMail me: massimo@mpaolini.com