Gbp Central For Wordpress Support

Since its birth on May 27, 2003, WordPress has grown from a mere blogging tool into one of the most powerful content management system the open source world has ever come across. Upon installation, WordPress will come optimized for blogging, something that you can easily change if you want to use the CMS to create a professional looking website. Moreover, the tweaks give you a CMS that has the powers to blog meaning that you can create both a website and a blog or a website with the dynamics of a blog.
To open up WordPress’ CMS power, you need to be logged in as the admin.

At your administrator’s dashboard, select the Pages option and go to the Add New option. An interface that allows you to enter the details of your new webpage (title and content) will come up. Fill this with what you have in head. After this, you should head over to the Page Attributes box on right hand column , select a template for your new page and then publish it using the publish button located at the bottom right hand side. That is all there is to publishing a page.

You will probably need to create other pages on the site. If you are operating a business site, for example, then you will need to set up pages for “Services” and “Contact Us,” among others.

Some of the advantages of WordPress include:

Ability to fully customize how your webpage looks like.

It is also possible to create templates for your pages you will find information how to create templates in codex here. Once you have created template, click on edit page, on Pages Page On “Page Attribute,” on the right, you can choose either plain “template” or “one column, no sidebar.” or any custom template you created. Then click on “Update.”

Ideally, the published page is more than enough to represent you on the www. Nevertheless, to use wordpress as website there is the need to go an extra mile and add more functionality to your page. For instance, you can disable comments on the pages you created by toggling the Allow Comments untick box and you can make your page static. To make the page static, you will have to Click on Settings, which is on the left of the dashboard, click on Reading then select Static Page for your front-page display. This will prompt you to select the page you want to make static, which in this case is the one you just created.

If you wish to create a custom menu, then go to “Menus” under “Appearance” (left). Again, a list of all your pages should be there; you can choose any or all of them and add them to the menu. Go to “Primary Navigation” (it should say “top menu,” though you can make others) and save. To change the order of items, simply drag and drop them; and you can create sub- pages by dragging them to the right and indenting them.

The video below will walk you through how to use wordpress for your business website and not use WordPress as blog. I have used Twenty Ten theme as example.
The procedure is same for any wordpress theme as long as it supports custom menu
How to add pages to custom menu and arrange pages in custom menu so that you can have drop down sub pages with an ease.

So many add-ons and plug-ins to accomplish the wildest of your ideas

Further customization of your webpage is possible since the WordPress community is alive and ever uploading new themes and plug-ins to help users actualize their design ideas. Examples of the additional features you can put onto the website include opinion polls, contact forms, purchase carts, cool applets among many other features by yourself- without the need of a professional developer.

Do your SEO from within the CMS

With the success of a webpage based on how well it ranks on search engines, many people spend fortunes, both in time and money, to achieve the search engine reputation they desire. With WordPress, you can do your SEO without having to switch applications. With the few basic capabilities it comes with on installation and others that can be unlocked with slight tweaks and use of plug-ins like WordPress Seo By Yoast , you will be set to not only create your website but also market it to the whole world.

The active WordPress community will always have your back

The number of developers working to make WordPress better is overwhelming. Consequently, the numbers of solutions available to any given problem are many and diverse. This diversification of ideas makes this platform one of the best blogging and CMS solutions you can ever lay hands on. Getting help about something that you do not go is as hard as logging in into one of the many WordPress forums and posting your questions. Sometimes, it might be an idea to the development of a new functionality- that makes you a pioneer!

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Govindji Patel
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14 Responses to How to use WordPress to create a website rather than a blog.

  • shelly says:

    re: changing blog to website…

    i have changed my home page to static but still see the words “recent posts” at the bottom. How can i make this go away? and on all my future pages?

    thank you!

    • Shelly Are you using any plugin to have recent posts if not what theme are you using as may be there is code in your page.php that is bringing them there. Without looking at your url or the theme code is hard to know where that recent posts is coming from.

  • Dav says:

    Is there any way to modify some items in WordPress Themes? For example, extending the text area or amending the picture frame box in a template theme.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

  • Donovan says:

    There are a lot of settings that you can do in WordPress that can turn your blog into a website. You can also work in the code to create small “tricks for the eye” that will hide the fact that your site is wordpress-based. The most easy way to do this I think is by using a theme generator that I recently discovered- it’s called Lubith, and it works online. By using it you can move/resize/add/remove different elements of the layout, like the site’s title, menu, description, sidebars etc. 

  • steve says:

    Is there advantage to making a wordpress website rather than the blog?? all I need are categorie, links and video posts. Also Iif I start as a blog and later want to convert the established blog to a website is that a hassle?
    thanks dude

    • If you want to use it to post videos and categories then you will be using wordpress as a blog and you can see how I have setup this website where are I have all my categories in menu at top and the pages at bottom menu.

      Its is not a big hassle to change your wordless to static page and have blog page separate it matter of seconds to change settings in Settings>>>Reading so that by default it will open your static page as front page and open blog page as post page.

  • sam says:

    Hi..Sir
    I’m having basic webhosting package from Bigrock.in,
    I wanted to make wordpress as my website rather than a blog.
    My web site still in “Under construction”.Having Linux Webhosting Package with cPanel.I installed wordpress but its not live using Fantastico.
    Is it necessary to change DNS if i have same company for both webhosting and domain name.
    Thanks…
    http://ivtu.in

  • Lynn Loving says:

    Hello Govindji, I am still plugging away on my website/blog up have helped me with. I have a couple of questions.

    How do I start a new post on my pages if I were a subscriber or the administrator. I don’t see any choicrs on my pages, just a place to comment on the original post.

    How do I choose a specific page in the dashboard to make a post to or add a file to?

    Also, can I have more than one static page? I would like to have a page for training files that can be accessed on my site but there would be no need for any comments on that page.

    Thanks bunches.
    Lynn

    • Hello Lynn

      You can add post by clicking on posts and add post and that will go on your post page once published.
      You can have as many pages as you want by creating a new page same way created other pages.

      Gov Patel

  • John says:

    Can you help? I need to understand how to be able to work on multiple sites in a native environment on my computer. I have a BITNAMI WP stack and want to know how to make more sites???

    Thanks so much!!

    • I am sorry to say that have not worked with BITNAMI WP
      so I do not know how that works.
      You can check on my other article about using multisite feature where you will able create multiple wordpress websites with one install.

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