I installed a WordPress theme and its demo content. What should I do now?

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you can access help files from within WordPress admin area – but this is fairly granular.

A quick orientation of the more important tools down the left hand side of your admin area:

Posts are where you create your blogs
Media is where you upload images to your website.
Pages is for creating pages that are not your blog articles like About Me and Contact – your static content
Comments are for reviewing and interacting with comments that people make on your website
Appearance – there are a few tools here but Menus and Widgets are the most important
Menus – where you create your menus. You can create a variety of menus here.
Widgets are gadgets that allow you to place your plugins and other code into your website article, pages or sidebar
Plugins is a list of tools/functionalities that are installed in the website. You can add more plugins from this page.
Users is where you set up users on the admin side of the website; people that can add content. You can set different levels of access.
Settings – a more complex area of general website settings
Settings/General – Self explanatory but be careful of WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) – do them incorrectly and your site will crash.
Settings/Reading – most important here is setting which page will be your home page and which will be your blog page.
Settings/Discussion – Self explanatory and important to through carefully.
Settings/Permalinks – Most of the time you set it to Custom Structure /%category%/%postname%/ so that your URLs are SEO and human friendly.
This is of course very brief and there is a lot to learn if you are brand new to developing a WordPress site – expect some hair pulling and teeth gnashing!

Important is to click on the Help dropdown that you find on every page. You will see it in the top right corner. This gives you lots of information on what each area of the admin does.

If you want to fast track your development, I would suggest you do a course or get a WordPress consultant in to help you configure the website.


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