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How to Maximize Your WordPress

Creating a website means that you'll have to put time and effort into thinking and planning how you're going to create it, set it up and what content will be placed on it. Much of the time, this means that you'll be choosing whom to hire to actually perform the tasks of creating and setting up the site. On the other hand, using WordPress for your website means that all of these tasks are practically taken care of by themselves. You can profit, save money and benefit your website and business by using WordPress as the solution for your website in many ways.

 

Saving Money through WordPress

 

WordPress is an open-source content management system that sets up your entire website on its own. As a content management system, WordPress holds all the content of your site, including its pictures and images, blogs and articles, videos and music and whatever other elements you would like on your website.

 

When using WordPress, you don't need to create web pages from scratch and don't need to even bother looking at any HTML or website coding languages at all unless you want to tweak the site's design. Furthermore, changing your site's design is simple if you're using WordPress. In other words, WordPress saves you money on the elaborate and expensive web designer and jump right to the setup of your website.

 

How to Install WordPress

 

Perhaps the only important thing you need to do before you set up your WordPress website is to choose a domain name and web hosting server. You should choose a domain name related to your business and register it through a web hosting service such as Go Daddy, Fatcow Web Hosting or Host Gator.

 

After you've purchased a domain name and hosting package, you need to install WordPress. Go to the back-end administration or control panel of your website and find the web host's automatic-installation program. Select WordPress from a list of web tools or other content management systems, click the "upload" button and create a username and password for managing your WordPress-installed website.

 

Easily Changing your Website Design

 

WordPress gives you the ability to change your website design instantly, without the need to know website design codes or hire an outsourcer. You can change your WordPress website design through free or premium WordPress "themes." Themes are pre-designed structures and overlays that are installed on your site. All you have to do is find the design you want, upload the folder to your website and select the theme you've now uploaded through your WordPress control panel.

 

Making Money with your WordPress Site

 

You can make money with a site that has been designed with WordPress in numerous ways. You can easily promote your site, give your website added functionality and an easy to use platform for visitors. For starters, WordPress makes site promotion easy; you can add plug-ins that integrates social bookmarking websites like Digg and social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. You can also add search engine optimization (SEO) plug-ins that optimize the site's design and make it easier for search engines to crawl and find. If you're selling products or services, you can find plug-ins that turn your website into a complete, easy-to-use shopping cart.

 

As you can see, there are plenty of benefits to using WordPress for your website. Whether you're just starting out in business or need to revamp your current website with a clean design and need to get the job done with the least out-of-pocket expense possible, WordPress can certainly help you out. It's not only easy to install through your web hosting package, but it's also easy to both save and make money with the built-in tools that WordPress offers and added functionality you can give your website.

  

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