Background On Using Word Press To Set Up The Site

 Background On Using Word Press To Set Up The Site

Background On Using Word Press To Set Up The Site


Synopsis


There isn’t a deficit of ways to construct membership / subscription
based sites with WordPress. Of course the first things you need are a
place to host the site, a URL that will grab search engine attention
and for the purposes of this book, Word Press installed. If you don't
know how to install Word Press, look for a host that has Fantastico
for an easy install.
The following thing you require for producing your membership site
with WordPress is a great theme. They’re a few different WordPress
theme developers that supply very flexible and highly customizable
themes, some paid and some free.

The First Steps

Your site’s look is decided by your theme. A great theme will make the 
difference between a professional-looking web site and one that isn’t.
You ought to pick out your theme straightaway, as it does have an 
effect on how you produce your content (that is., two or three-column 
layouts, screen width, and so forth). In WordPress, content is 
generally separate from presentation, so you are able to always alter 
your theme later. 
If you do this though you'll lose most of the work that you've put into 
tailor-making your theme, so it's better to begin right away with the 
theme that you'll be finally utilizing.
Themes are customizable to differing levels. All themes may be 
customized by altering the PHP theme files, but this may be technical 
and time-consuming. You're better off picking a theme that already 
has the functionality and the feel that you need. 
You're likewise generally better off picking a Theme framework over a 
regular theme. This will be described further. A theme framework lets 
you customize options like the presence or absence of side-bars with 
the theme options page.
Here is how I get going:

a few ideas. Recall that there are disadvantages to utilizing a regular
theme vs. a theme framework, even if that theme is a “home run”
from a visual viewpoint.
Think about Artisteer. This is a Windows software package that you
are able to design the layout locally and has a lot of assorted options.
When you're done you export the theme files and upload to your web
site with FTP. It produces visually rich sites, although a bit on the
simple side. Likewise works for Joomla and Drupal CMS.
All the same, recommended Theme frameworks:
  1. Atahualpa (gratis, install from your WP Dashboard 
  2.  Thesis
  3.  Studio Press
  4. iThemes Builder or Flexx
The reason a theme framework is advocated, is that most anything
that you wish to do later you'll be able to do thru customizing the
theme options inside your dashboard, instead of modifying the theme
files in PHP.
Remember: you are able to do almost anything you wish with
WordPress – all the same it will be more or less work depending upon
whether your theme supports it (and/or whether you are able to
discover a plug-in that supports it).
Choice of support is likewise a serious worry. In numerous cases paid
themes supply better support. The exclusion to this is Atahualp

Hybrid, WhiteHouse, Lysa and Thematic. These all install directly
from your WP dashboard and have a clean uncluttered look and are
free.
A couple of good paid ones you might want to check out include
WooThemes, StudioPress, ElegantThemes and SoloStream. They can
be used for a lot of different projects. SoloStream specifically makes
really plain looking themes that don’t have a lot of graphic elements
to them but a lot of framework.
This makes the themes extremely customizable for users that are to a
greater extent web design inclined. If you're not a designer and don’t
have the time to learn all of that stuff then WooThemes, StudioPress,
and ElegantThemes are better options.
Decide if you're going to require drop-down menus, as not all themes
support them. If you've less than ten pages on your site, don't utilize
drop-down menus.
If you're seeking a theme for a particular niche, try searching the
WordPress theme directory site or Google for that particular keyword
theme.
If you buy a commercial theme, you'll have to upload it to your site
and activate it. The simplest way to do this is thru the appearance >
theme > add new theme choices (WordPress dashboard), then use the
“Upload” tab, and navigate to the theme zip file supplied by your
theme vendor. 

The 2nd way to this is to unzip the theme then upload it thru FTP. 
You’ll require an FTP client software for this, and you'll need to know 
your hosting account username and password. 
How to alter a theme
The initial thing you'll commonly do is replace the banner and logo. 
You are able to make yourself a banner utilizing free image editing 
software. You'll have to upload your banner picture to your site 
utilizing FTP, and place it inside the right directory of your server 
(commonly ./wp-content/themes/yourthemename/images).
The dearest themes and theme frameworks likewise give you control 
of the styling of each element of your web site, like background color, 
font, margins, and so on. You have to know a little CSS to accomplish 
this, but this is really simple and you are able to Google “CSS 
background color” (or whatever) for the exact instructions.
One you've styled your site to your desired look-and-feel, you have to 
setup your side-bars. You can do this with Widgets.
  •  In WordPress admin go to Appearance > Widgets
  •  Choose the left or right side-bar (on the far right screen)
  •  Drag your selection onto the side-bar and edit it / tailor-make 
  • it.
  •  Save your settings, then look at your site
The most crucial widget to understand is the “Text” widget, which lets 
you put in customized html text to your side-bar.

WordPress Membership Plug-in

So you have got your theme put together, now let’s go into the meat of 
what you require for your membership site, a membership plug-in. 
You can look through lists of plug-ins to decide which one is for you 
or you are able to just go with wp-Member, issue resolved. The main 
reason for its fame is due to its API and 3rd party extensions that 
make it simple to tailor-make for any sort of membership site you 
wish to build. 
The most crucial features that applies to everybody is that it’s 
compatible with a lot of different payment processors like Clickbank, 
PayPal, 1ShoppingCart and more. You are able to produce unlimited 
membership levels and you are able to protect each part of your 
WordPress site.
Make sure to always test the site. 

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