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What You May Not Know About WordPress

What You May Not Know About WordPress

 

WordPress is the most popular website builder available – by a long haul. All over the world designers use it every day to create every type of website that you can imagine. But despite this, WordPress is still referred to as a “blogging platform.” So here are some things you may not know about WordPress that shows it can do more than blog.

 

WordPress is a bit like…baking soda. Of course baking soda is for cooking but it has many other uses. It can unclog drains, remove ink from painted surfaces, and remove stains from stainless steel (oh, the irony!). You can use it to brush your teeth, deodorize under your arms, and exfoliate your skin. It can put out small fires and create cool children’s science-experiment volcanic eruptions.

 

A Guide to Designing and Creating Your Website

A Guide to Designing and Creating Your Website – iPage.com

 

There are many reasons to put your ideas online; to gain exposure for your business or organization, to save time by posting pertinent information online, to sell products or services, to educate others about a topic, to connect with others who share your passions and many more.

How do your get your website built and what tools to you need?

It really depends on the type of site you want to build and the time, budget and technical expertise you have at your disposal.

Here is a guide that gives an overview of available tools, including free one click installations from Mojo Marketplace in your iPage hosting account control panel.

http://www.ipage.com/support/user-guide/designing-website.bml

The Top Wordpress Themes

The Top Wordpress Themes

 

Just as there are tons of WordPress plugins, thousands of different Wordpress themes exist today. And when you’re building a new website, lots of options are a good (and bad) thing. Lots of choice can be overwhelming, so how do you choose? You can spend days looking at themes and still not be sure which one is right. So to help, here are the top Wordpress themes:

 

There are two main categories of Wordpress themes to choose from: paid and free. Paid themes often have more features but that does not necessarily mean they are the best choice. A great free theme will always be better than a buggy-paid-theme that does not always work like it should.

 

How to Understand CMS: Drupal vs Joomla vs WordPress

How to Understand CMS: Drupal vs Joomla vs WordPress

 

Getting your website design online doesn’t need to be a tricky decision. There are three big contenders in the modern CMS (Content Management System) battle. It goes like this: Drupal vs Joomla vs WordPress. So which CMS is best?

 

The answer to that is that it depends. There are two things that you need to consider when you are deciding:

 

1.      Your level of technical knowledge and the amount of time you have to devote to learning how to use the system.

2.      The type of website that you are building.

 

Shopping Cart Platforms Comparison

How to Understand Shopping Carts to Improve Sales

 

Choosing the right shopping cart is critical to making money online and smoothly running a successful ecommerce store. Getting it right will save you time, heartache, and ultimately money. But getting it wrong can be frustrating and costly. The choice is not always easy as there are a lot of shopping carts and ecommerce platforms available. But this shopping cart comparison will help.

 

In the offline world a shopping cart is something that customers use to carry items to the cash register. Online it does much more. An online shopping cart is your shop window, your display shelves, your trolley, your cash register, your inventory management system, your sales reporting system, and more.

 

The Top WordPress Plugins Your Blog Needs

The Top WordPress Plugins Your Blog Needs

 

A Wordpress website has four main pillars – Wordpress itself, a theme, Wordpress plugins, and your content. Without one of these pillars, your site will not be effective.

 

The core Wordpress code allows you to build a website in the first place while your theme determines how it will look. The Wordpress plugins that you install make your website work the way you want it to.

 

There are thousands to choose from and there are several that almost every website can benefit from. There are premium options, but many are free.

 

But Wait, What Is A Plugin?

 

Should You Have a Mobile version of Your Site?

Should You Have a Mobile version of Your Site?

 

Sure, mobile web usage means a lot for your business. It’s just that the use of mobile devices is becoming so normal that quoting statistics is almost a moot point. We no longer give out figures showing how many Americans own a television set, for example. But the numbers for smartphones and tablets still remain relevant today. In the U.S., 55% of adults own a smartphone and 42% own a tablet.

 

Should you have a mobile version of your site? The answer is yes.

 

How to Build your Brand Online

How to Build your Brand Online

 

The most important tool to build your brand online is the personal touch of your website. When you create a solid foundation, all of the other tools feed into the look and feel of your website. Your newsletter marketing, social media accounts, appearances in the media, and the content on your blog all work together to build your brand online. But there are a lot of moving parts. And it can get messy.

 

Do the Little Things Well

 

Starting with WordPress - iPage Tutorials

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging and CMS platforms out there due to its many features and versatility but it may also be daunting for beginners. Wordpress is a content management system and can be used to build and manage your website’s design and content. There are many templates available to customize the look and feel of your site. Wordpress also has many plugins available to make your website or blog more functional. Plugins can help you with SEO, social media, reducing spam and even ecommerce.

 

Here are some great tutorials to get you started with WordPress.

 

WordPress: Tutorials

 

Using the iPage Drag and Drop Site Builder

Using the iPage Drag and Drop Site Builder

 

Did you start your iPage website but get stuck? Need a little technical help? You are in luck; we have a series of tutorials to help you get your site online. We offer step by step instructions to build your website, no HTML experience or special software required! It is that quick and easy!

 

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