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WordPress Website Setup - First Steps
Step 1: Create your PAGE framework
All websites should have a core group of pages that make up the framework of your site. In Wordpress, these are referred to as "Pages" and should not be confused with "Posts". We will get to the differences between pages and posts are a bit later in this short tutorial.
When you are first setting up your Wordpress website it's helpful to get right into creating a few pages so that you have the initial structure of the site ready to go.
Follow these steps:
By clicking on the "Pages" menu on the left of your Wordpress administration page, select "Add New".
With your wordpress installation there will most likely already be a "Home" page created, but if not you can create it along with the following pages.
- About Me
After creating the above pages your admin area will look like this:
Make sure that you "publish" your pages so they are "live" when you visit your website. It is OK to have your site visible to readers while you work on it. Also, in the next step you will learn how to setup your static home page and you need to have your "home" and "blog" pages published in order for this to work.
Next we will discuss setting up your website homepage to use a "Static Page".
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Thanks Carson for this tutorial, appreciate it. Can you tell me which WP express theme allows you to have a static "home page" (which is not a blogroll as well)? I used twenty eleven and the home page (which I cant remove) is also in a blog format.....help pls.
I have yet to come across a theme that didn't allow for a Static homepage, it's something that is build directly into Wordpress. Perhaps you could send me a private message with your website details so that I can log into your wordpress admin area and have a peek. You certainly should be able to choose a static homepage and not have your blog roll there by default. Visit my Space and click "Private Message".