Step 5 – Your Initial WordPress Content
If you have been following our tutorials and have all of the technical requirements in place (domain name, webhosting and domain nameserver), all that is left to do now before actually installing a WordPress site is to make sure that you have some initial content ready to add to your new WordPress site. This includes basic written text, as well as picking out a WordPress Theme for the basic design and structure of your new site.
Without initial content your site won’t look like much once it is installed. You need information to start branding your site, with written text, artwork, social media links, products, services, contact information and more!
To help you save time we have created an Initial WordPress Content Checklist you can use to focus in and build the initial content you will need to get your site up and running.
After you install your new WordPress site in the next step, and begin going through the WordPress set up and configuration process you will need this content to get your site up and running.
We also suggest that you take a few minutes to glance at themes and decide whether a free theme will work for you to get started, or if you want to purchase a theme. Remember the theme is just a template, so don’t get too hung up on the details as it will look much different once customized with your content, images, and site branding.
WordPress Theme (Site Design)
WordPress boasts of a large, thriving and ever growing community of professional web designers who have created thousands of great-looking, and high quality WordPress Themes … Many of these themes are 100% free to use!
All you have to do is simply choose a theme for your WordPress site, and then follow our step-by-step tutorials on How To Install A WordPress Theme to learn how to easily install any WordPress theme on your site with just a few simple mouse clicks.
You can start with any theme you like just to get started, and then completely change the entire look, feel and design of your WordPress site in seconds!
To browse thousands of great-looking FREE WordPress themes from the official WordPress Theme Directory, go here:
If you are looking for a professional quality, yet highly affordable theme, check our the WordPress web design themes with a distinctive look, unique customizable options and ongoing support, you can search through the WordPress theme galleries of these “Premium” theme design agencies:
Elegant Themes may be your key to creating a beautiful and awe inspiring user friendly WordPress site in a matter of minutes or hours instead of days, weeks or months. With over 80 premium wordpress theme options to choose from, it is no surprise that more than 160,000 customers have choosen ElegantThemes as their one-stop shop for WordPress themes.
If you are wanting a theme that will make sure your website looks consistently great on laptops, tablets or phones, or even huge monitors, you should search through Elegant Themes’ “Responsive templates” (currently there are 17!). With internet users now connecting via more devices, tablets, and smart phones than ever before a responsive theme makes sense for keeping your site will looking great no matter how your users connect.
Simply sign up for Elegant Themes, find the theme you like most, download it from Elegant Themes, upload it to your wordpress site and you’re done. We even have a tutorial which will show you step-by-step how to upload your theme .zip file to wordpress site, and then where to go to activate the theme.
The best thing about Elegant Themes is that you get an entire team of designers and support technicians who are not only developing beautiful themes for you to use, but they are actively updating your themes to help keep your site up to date and secure in the future and they have thousands of topics in their forums you can search to find quick and easy customizations to make your theme 100% unique.
Swell Host customers also have the ability to hire out the SwellHost team for $25 per hour for consulting and customization help.
Elegant Themes is the only theme family we recommended to you because Elegant Themes is the only theme family we use personally… And have been using for more than 3 years! Make your online success easy with Elegant Themes
Are you really excited now and can’t wait to get started with your own WordPress site?
Great! Then it’s time to install WordPress on your domain!
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