Saturday, March 12, 2011
Building a website with Wordpress
Wordpress is primarily a blogging platform. However, it can be used for a more basic website too. I've just moved my pastorscott.com website to Wordpress. In my case, I have access as an administrator to a server so I did the full installation myself. If you are on hosted web space most web hosts offer Wordpress to their users. Once installed, it's easy to set up. I'm using the out-of-the-box Twenty-Ten theme with a custom photo at the top. I've also done some minor tweaking to the style.css file to make links look the way I want. However, instead of blogging, I just sat up some static pages and some blogroll links. More work than setting up Wordpress was making my many pages of devotional archives match the new "look" of the website. I ended up copying the style.css file to the devotionals directory and working from there. If you look at it, you'll see that the pages look a bit different but feel as though they're very much part of the website. Anyway, if you have the responsibility of maintaining your church website and want a fairly easy yet professional looking site, you might want to consider using Wordpress as your platform.