What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free content management system. Simply put, it makes creating and maintaining websites super easy through an online interface. Once it’s installed on your domain and web hosting, all you need is a compute and internet connection to edit your website. And if you know how to use Microsoft Word, then you can operate WordPress.
5 Benefits of Using WP with ShutterThemes
Here are some of the great benefits of using WordPress to manage your website:
- Control -- Instead of hosting your website on another company’s domain name, take control and put it entirely on your own custom domain name.
- Flexibility -- With your own hosting and domain name, you have a lot more options to do things with your website, like personalized email with your own domain name.
- Cost -- WordPress is free and offered by most of the popular web hosting companies. And our Themes save you thousands of dollars in creating a custom design.
- Exposure -- The search engines love WordPress. With a good search engine optimized Theme, and simple tweaks to WordPress, you can get your site indexed easily with Google.
- Ease -- If you can use Microsoft Word, you can use WordPress.
What Is a Theme?
Themes are website templates. They are the name that WordPress uses for web templates.
How Do Themes Work?
Themes are the website templates and corresponding files that WordPress uses to display your site when someone visits your web presence.
WordPress automatically takes each theme files -- like the header, menu, content area and footer -- and dynamically generates the page your web guest is visiting.
The way that WordPress uses Themes makes it super easy to make sitewide changes to your site. For instance, if you have a phone number listed in your header area, or a copyright date in your footer, all you have to do is change one template file and it automatically updates it for your entire site.
How Do I Get Started?
Here's some quick-start steps for starting your own photo site with ShutterThemes:
- Get your domain name and web hosting
- Find your theme and buy it
- Upload the theme to your site
- Start posting your photos online!