When you first install WordPress, it’s a blank canvas. It won’t have any images, pages, menus, etc. It will look something like this:
When first configuring your theme, you may want to have the original theme demo open for reference. You can theme demo links here.
The following tutorial contains general information for setting up any of our themes. You can follow this guide for the basic setup of your theme.
- How to Configure the Genesis Theme Settings
- How to Set the Site Title and Description
- How to Use a Custom Header Image
- How to Configure the Navigation Menus
- How to Configure the Site Background Image
- How to Configure your Home Page, Sidebars & Footer
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free, open source CMS (Content Management System) that allows you to create and edit a website or blog with no knowledge of programming languages like HTML or CSS.
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There is a great video tutorial series available from TutsPlus that will help you get started with WordPress. Check it out here:
What is a WordPress Theme
A WordPress Theme is basically a design package for your website containing the layout and style for your site. Since the designs are packaged, it’s very easy to switch your entire site from one design to another.
What is a Plugin?
Adding a plugin to your WordPress site is similar to adding an appliance to your kitchen, like a coffee maker. Plugins allows you to automate tasks and add functionality to your site.