A Done For You Website
Rolling Out My New Website
Finally the day came when all the input was done and I was informed by Jim Daniels that he and his daughter. Sarah, were finished. They were ready for me to take a look at my new website “SJKey Chronicles” which they had just completed.
I had followed his email questionnaires as to what I wanted and he had my desired features built-in. There were several Categories that I wanted that had their own Topics and also have my newly related blogs embedded into each corresponding one.
Jim sent me an email with all the information needed to log in and view it for the first time. It included steps I should follow to review what was done and what to expect from their follow-up oversight of the project.
“A Done-For-You Website” is Part III of a series of blogs about steps I went through and am currently incorporating to build my website. Part IV, “Blogging And Fiddling” will show what decisions I made to get my initial viable website up and running.
I followed the initial steps and clicked on the button that took me to the WordPress Login Page.
When I opened up SJKey Chronicles for the first time I was amazed.
I was now the proud owner of a professionally looking website. There were moving graphics, easy to read blogs, and some installed banner ads already in place.
I had found a way to bypass the grueling task of setting up, initializing, and monetizing my first viable (and easily locatable) website and platform for my blogs. I never could have done that on my own.
So what did I do first? I wrote a blog and saved it to a Draft! Then I proof read it, fixed errors, and looked for a picture to install through the Add Media button.
WordPress has so many time-saving features it is almost bewildering to behold. I had already learned how to do a lot of things with previous website training courses. Now I was able to incorporate the lessons learned.
My mentor, Jim Daniels, said I could find tons of free pics on a site called Pixabay. Going there, I chose a picture and added it to my media file.
I then pulled it into my blog by clicking the Add Media button at the top of my blog post page. I also set the picture as my Featured Image as one of the options in the WordPress Admin area for my website.
When I was finished I hit the Publish button. Voila! I had just published my self-generated blog that fit nicely into my new website.
After that I started to feel my way around the WordPress administration page. I began to look at the installed Plugins and how to add new ones. I also looked for additional training that would help me proceed.
The next blog, Part IV, “Blogging And Fiddling”, will show how I began to learn more, write added blogs, and improve the functionality of my new site.
Until then, Arrivaderci!
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