How to Use WordPress for Your Website
September 18th, 2012 by admin | Type: Standard

iPage supports WordPress, a content management system or CMS that helps you manage, publish, create and store your site’s content. By content we mean from articles to photos, videos to product catalogs. This is a way to get organized without having to pay for a single thing.

That’s right, WordPress is free. You can download their latest version from www.wordpress.org. After downloading, you can install it in your own server or where your site is hosted. Services like iPage have one-click installation scripts that does the job for you.

So why should you get WordPress?

What do you do with WordPress?

Install WordPress and expect help in the following areas:

  • Creation of your content. You can write your text

    content here and even format them for links and other rich editing styles. Then you can save them as a draft and publish later. Or schedule when you want them to be published (down to the last hour).

  • Organization of your media library. Keep your media files in store, with specific tags for

    easy indexing. Once uploaded, they can retain those tags so that your site users can easily see them, too.

  • Editing of your page. With WordPress templates, it is so easy to change up the look of your site with just a few clicks. You can find a lot of good free templates out there. You don’t even need to spend a single centavo.

These features will save you lots of time and money instead of hiring a team of web designers and developers to make your site for you. It is like a DIY project!

Create your site with WordPress

Upload and see your site launch in just minutes with WordPress. It is so easy to just test a free template, upload a few product photos and insert dummy texts so that you can easiy visualize how your page will look like. No more imagining of things – you can actually test the usability and show your friends what they think of your current look.

Apart from the templates, you also have widgets that are easily installable on WordPress. Some examples of really useful widgets are:

  • Mobile widgets. These widgets will work even if your page is

    loaded and viewed on a mobile device such as a smart phone like the iPhone or tablets.

  • Facebook and Twitter widgets for easy sharing and linking of feeds.
  • Currency converter widgets for those

    who aim to service international retail markets.

  • Weather widgets for travel sites so that people can easily see at a glance what the weather is like (from wunderground.com for example).

Maintain your site with WordPress

Keep your site updated with ease with the help of WordPress. You can login to your WordPress account from anywhere – it is like logging into your Facebook account and manage your content from there.

This is really a good feature since you will no longer be dependent on your work laptop for your files.

When to buy premium templates

Sometimes you need to buy premium templates if the premium ones really hit the spot for you. Just be sure that you are happy with the template, it will require minimal revisions and that you can use it for extended periods of time.