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Your Online Presence Made Easy: Using WordPress

affiché le 13 fév 2017

by Maria Lahiffe

In a day and age when computer and smart phone technology use is pervasive, your Non-Profit Organization’s presence online is essential. In fact, many would say that if you can’t Google it, it doesn’t exist. So why not take advantage of WordPress, a free content management system that allows you to build and manage your own website or blog.

Why WordPress?

It is free

WordPress can be downloaded for free. This means that organizations both big and small can access it without breaking their budget.

It is user friendly

You don’t have to be a coding expert to create web content using WordPress. If you want to customize anything, you can do it by accessing tabs such as “Themes”, where you can format the style of your website.

How do I use WordPress?

Now that you are convinced that WordPress is the platform for your organization’s website, here are some key steps to getting your website started.

Choose a domain name

A domain is your web address, while a host is the service that connects your page to the internet. You will want to budget a few dollars per month in order to buy your domain name and pay for hosting.

Install WordPress

Now that you have a domain name and a host, access WordPress using your host service and begin installation.

Insert web content and customize your site

With WordPress installed, you can now insert content, create tabs on your page, choose a theme for your content, etc.

Use Plugins to increase the functionality of your site

With a basic content and layout in place, you may decide you increase the complexity of your site — adding special features to it. Plugins are an excellent way of doing so without having to learn computer code.

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