How to turn a WordPress blog into a website
Want to turn a WordPress blog into a website? The lines are getting
blurred, because in reality a WordPress blog is a website. Essentially
what this article is referring to is making minor changes to a self-
hosted WordPress blog, and then turning it into a standalone website
that happens to have a blog aspect. So first I will cover the why and
then give essential tips.
Unlike many contact management systems WordPress is regularly
updated. Those security holes get fixed, new improvements get rolled
into the package and the community continues to grow. Companies
such as Neogain become WordPress experts and what can be
achieved through WordPress is remarkable.
Require a shopping cart? No problem. Need a download plugin or a
gallery? They are free and easy to use. The flexibility of WordPress
and the fact that the developers allow a high level of configuration
without touching code, has attracted many to use WordPress for more
Step 1 – The Front page and post page
From the WordPress dashboard create two new blank ‘pages’ and
name one home and the second oneblog. Again from the dashboard
visit the ‘Reading’ section and select ‘A static page’ for ‘Front Page
Displays’. Then select your home page for the ‘Front Page’
and blog for the ‘Posts page’.
This means that all your blog posts will now only appear on the blog
page. On the home page you should now fill in your content for the
front of the website.
Step 2 – Excluding pages from the top navigation menu
By default all new pages are placed in the top navigation menu. This
is far from suitable and there are many pages you will want to not
have selectable from the navigation, instead linking to them from
within pages or posts. To get around this you can use a plugin that
enables you to select which pages to exclude from the navigation
Step 3 – The Sitemap!
A sitemap will help search engines crawl your site and inform them
when they should return. We’ve covered it
We regularly setup and administrate websites created using
WordPress. We have skilled writers to produce content and a strong
marketing team who can help promote and attract visitors.
Why not contact us to see how we can help you? Just send us a
message and tell us about your plans and we will quickly respond. We
can either setup a new website or turnaround an existing site. We look
forward to hearing from you.