It’s a fair statement to say that most people think of WordPress (abbreviated as WP) as being primarily a blogging platform. And while it’s perfect for blogging; understanding WordPress means having a better idea of all it can do. Here are a few tips that make it an ideal choice for all sorts of sites.
One of the most attractive features of the WordPress platform is flexibility. You can set up your WP site as a blog, as a membership site, to share your content, or to sell products and services. It was originally set up for blogging, as it allows your visitors to share their comments with you; however, this feature can be turned on or off whenever you need to. There is endless customizing ability when using WP. Newbies can easily make basic changes to their site, but WordPress is also robust enough to allow advanced users to make even more changes. Much of this can be done through the dashboard, but more intricate changes will require changing the code; which brings us to the next point.
The WordPress community is at the heart of what makes everything else work so well tvouipt. This is due, in large part, to the fact that WP is open source. Which means anyone can develop “add-ons” or plugins as they are commonly known as; themes (your site design) and other things that make WordPress useful for webmasters. In addition, if you need to know how to do anything, you can usually find the answer easily enough. Understanding WordPress means understanding the large community that not only uses it, but contributes to it as well.
Themes can be thought of as skins that make your site look different. Themes cover the entire look of your site. Graphics are a key feature of your design, but page layout, font type, links and more can all be customized to fit your theme. All of this is done automatically when you download and install the theme. However, you have an incredible amount of flexibility, and can alter the theme as required.
The theme I use for this site is MH Magazine. It is a clean, modern, fully responsive and seo optimized premium magazine WordPress theme for news websites, online magazines, blogs and other editorial related projects. This magazine WordPress theme includes custom widgets, advanced layout options, easy to use theme options, colorpickers with unlimited colors to create your own color scheme and many more.
All options and features of MH Magazine WordPress Theme can be configured and customized very easily within a few minutes.
Plugins go hand-in-hand with themes when it comes to customizing WordPress. There are all kinds of plugins; some are nothing more than window dressing, while others are essential. If you want to use WP to earn money, then you can get plugins to help you build a mailing list, generate affiliate links, and sell any number of products. There are also security plugins that will keep your site from getting hacked. A popular type of plugin among internet marketers is the membership plugin. These plugins let you limit access to your site to paying members (or anyone with the right password).
My favorite plugin is Visual Composer, a page builder plugin. You take full control over your site. Build any layout you can imagine with intuitive drag and drop editor and you don’t need any programming knowledge.
I highly recommend this plugin.
Another attractive feature about WordPress is that it’s free to download and install. Many of the themes and plugins are also free. However, there are paid options as well. If a paid option fits what you’re looking for, then by all means buy it. Consider it an investment in the success of your online business.