Monthly Archives: November 2017

How To Choose A WordPress Theme (And Why I Still Heart Thesis)

Now you will want download and open Artisteer. This software makes it easy to create a custom theme for your website. You will be able to add your own header and completely customize the site with colors, fonts, columns, and other settings that you choose. It is a pretty simple program to learn and does not involve any coding. When you are done with the theme, you’ll want to save it as a wordpress template. Second, export the theme as a zip file. Then log back into your WordPress admin area and upload your theme using the easy upload feature. Preview your site to see how you like it. You can always tweak the template using Artisteer to make changes.

The popularity of blogging really began to take off in the late 90s when software was created just to facilitate the ease of creating and maintaining a blog. OpenDiary created the first blog community in 1998 and introduced interactivity by allowing readers to be able to comment. In 1999, blogger.com was launched and this service was to bring blogs to the masses.

Thesis theme has built-in SEO options. This means that you don’t need any SEO plug-ins to properly optimize your content for prime search results. The point-and-click administrative dashboard makes it very easy to create a web site tailored to your specific design ideas. You have an unbelievable amount of control without having to write a single line of code.

I’ve heard as many stories of getting indexed fast and ranking high in search engines from both WordPress and Blogger users. As long as the content is good, the spiders will come.

Publishing with Blogger can extremely furstrating. It can take forever to post articles, especially if you’re making changes to the entire website. With WordPress, publishing is much faster, although if you load your system with all kinds of bells and whistles it can be just as frustrating.

Instead of having to spend a bunch of time applyting the updates, you can simply click the upgrade now button from within the WordPress administration panel. It then runs the automatic update and only takes a few minutes to complete.

You can spend a few dollars to grab your own domain and set up free set up the highly touted wordpress platform right on your site. It’s easy to learn how to do this and using your own virtual real estate means you have ultimate control over the content you publish.

Before you set up your own site, you’ll need to select a domain name. This very process could help catapult you to the top of search engines. Too many people think the domain name needs to be the same as their business name. Not so! You maybe called ‘Love Pet Dogs’; but your domain name would be better entitled ‘Dog Walking in New York’. You can have the logo as Love Pet Dogs, but it is what you’d expect people to type into the search box to find your business that’s important. Yet if everyone knows your company name (branding). Then go with that for the domain name.