Get Started with WordPress

Get Started with WordPress

At Southwest Cyberport, we're wild about WordPress. And what's not to love? As mentioned in our latest newsletter, WordPress dominates the web. It is possibly the most widely-used publishing platform on the planet, powering over 76 million blogs and over a quarter of...

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WordCamp ABQ 2013 Slides Available

I'm excited to be giving a talk at WordCamp Albuquerque 2013! It's on Saturday Sep 14 at 1pm, called "DNS and WordPress Site Migration". It will cover some of the ins-and-outs of DNS that make it tricky to move a web site or change a site's name. I'll also talk about...

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WordCamp 2013

WordCamp is an informal, community-organized event that is put together by WordPress users of all levels. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. More info. Panels at WC 2013: (Saturday 9am-5pm) Clean...

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WordPress Navigation

Navigation is the way your customers move around your website. The ease with which they find the information they want will make or break your site. See Mark’s previous article on restaurant websites with examples of how to alienate your customers before you even get started. This article, the third in a series on WordPress, discusses how to set up menus.

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WordPress layout and flow

In the last article we talked about why you might want to use WordPress to build a website and a few of the key concepts, like static versus dynamic content, separation of content from look and feel and how important the flow of your website it to the customer’s experience. This article will show you in an example where you’d find the concepts we’ve been talking about.

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Getting started with WordPress

Building a modern, professional looking website and keeping it up to date can be a challenge. There are tools that can take some of the tedium out of this process. One type of tool that is used more and more is the Content Management System (CMS). There are many varieties of CMS out there. Some are geared towards building a website for a certain type of business, like restaurants or real estate. Some are more general purpose. One that we’ve found really useful is WordPress. WP started out life as a blogging tool but has grown into something anyone can use to construct a useful and functional website.

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