Getting Started with WordPressGetting Started with WordPress esembrat3
This page details all topics of guides for getting started with WordPress.
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Creating a Website with WordPressCreating a Website with WordPress esembrat3
Creating a WordPress website has never been easier. This page details the best-practices for configuring your new WordPress website.
Steps For a Creating a Successful Website
WordPress may seem a little daunting at first, but following the steps below will help ease the development process of your new site.
1. Select a Theme
Select a Theme by going to 'Appearance -> Themes'.
2. Customize Your Theme
Edit your theme settings by going to 'Appearance -> Customize'.
3. Create a Main Menu
Create a main menu by going to 'Appearance -> Menus' . The menu does not need to have any links on it yet, but defining the menu first will make selecting a theme a bit easier.
4. Enable Plugins
Next, enable plugins to add additional features and functionality to your website and the administrative backend. Plugins such as contact forms, polls, Google Maps integration, and more can be added.
5. Add Users
Add or edit users to add additional content editors and users on your website.
6. Create Content
Now for the fun part of website design. Create pages, posts, and other custom content (like forms, maps, etc) and bring data to your website.
WordPress Log In / AuthenticationWordPress Log In / Authentication
To log in to your WordPress website, follow the directions below.
These steps are adapted from the WPMUDev website.
Navigate to the main page of your website (e.g. https://sites.gatech.edu/ ).
Add wp-admin to the end of the URL and press enter ( e.g. https://sites.gatech.edu/wp-admin ).
For sites hosted by Sites @ Georgia Tech (and some other WordPress sites hosted on departmental servers), you will be redirected to the Georgia Tech Login service. For other sites on departmental services, you will be shown a standard login screen for WordPress.
If you are sent to the Georgia Tech Login service, enter your GT Account Username and password.
- You should be redirected to the WordPress Dashboard.