Do you want a website but you don’t know where to start?
Don’t feel bad a lot of artists are in the same boat. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good website. If you can use Microsoft word or Gmail, you have enough skills to create a professional looking website with WordPress. It is the easiest and most versatile Content Management System (CMS) that I have tried.
What a CMS online application does is makes it easy for you to manage your content like images, video, audio and pages with ease. It’s great to use to share an online gallery, start a podcast, or anything worth sharing. You can have people interact with comments. But if you don’t want them to comment, that’s an easy fix as well.
WordPress can be used as a blog style website, or it can be tweaked a little to look like a traditional website with a static front page. There are hundreds of themes and layouts on the web to fit your needs. And on top of that there is hundreds of different Plug-ins. Some of the plug-ins are for galleries, eCommerce, stats, and being able to showcase your flicker or etsy page on your site. There is a massive amounts of them. And most of them install with a simple click of the button
Next week I’ll show you a few steps on how to get your website started, and pages and posts, change your themes and ad plug-ins.
Until then your homework is to go to www.Wordpress.com and sign up for a free account.