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WordPress Content Checklist

This tutorial is part of our WordPress installation step-by-step tutorials, where we show you how to install a WordPress site or blog with no coding skills required.

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Installing WordPress on your domain only takes a few minutes. Configuring WordPress settings after the installation takes a little longer (1-2 days or more), but preparing the initial content prior to launching your site is what takes the longest time. This is why we recommend that you start thinking about your content now before installing and configuring WordPress.

(Launching A WordPress Site – Timeline)

Whether you plan to create the content yourself, get it outsourced, or a combination of both, you should allow at least 1-2 weeks to source and create all of the content you will need to have ready for your new website. This tutorial will help you prepare this content.

WordPress Site Content – Checklist

If you have been following our tutorials and have all of the technical requirements in place (i.e. domain name, web hosting and domain nameservers), all that is left to do before installing WordPress is to get your content ready and choose a WordPress Theme for your new site.

To help you save time with this step, we have created the Initial WordPress Content Checklist below.

1) Site Content

Make sure you have the following content ready to add to your site:

2) WordPress Theme (Web Design)

With WordPress, you no longer have to pay a web designer thousands of dollars to get a professional looking website and then wait around for weeks until your web design has been completed.

The thriving WordPress community includes many professional web designers who provide WordPress users with thousands of high-quality WordPress Themes, and many of these themes are 100% free to use!

Now, all you have to do is select a WordPress Theme for your site, and follow our step-by-step tutorials to learn how to install any WordPress theme on your website with just a few clicks.

If you refer to our WordPress Digital Business Blueprint which explains how to save time and money using WordPress, you will see that you can launch your website quickly starting with any WordPress theme you like. Then, as your site begins to grow and attract visitors (following our WordPress Traffic Automation Blueprint), you can choose from thousands of great themes and completely change the look and feel of your website in minutes … whenever you want!

If you need more information about WordPress themes, see these tutorials:

Free WordPress Themes:

You can view thousands of great-looking FREE WordPress themes on the official WordPress Theme Directory.

(Free WordPress Theme Directory)

Premium WordPress Themes:

If you are looking for affordable, “mouth-watering” themes with a distinctive look, unique customizable options, and ongoing support, you can search through premium WordPress theme providers, like:

Here are some theme galleries from these companies to help you get started:

ThemeForest

ThemeForest allows many professional WordPress theme developers to showcase their designs through their online marketplace. There are well over 7,000 premium themes to choose from (some starting from as little as $1) …

(Click on the images above to browse more ThemeForest themes)

For more details, go here: ThemeForest

SoloStream

SoloStream provides WordPress users with a selection of high-quality professional WordPress themes and the option of accessing all themes through a WordPress theme membership.

(Click on the images above to browse more SoloStream themes)

For more details, go here: SoloStream

StudioPress

StudioPress provides WordPress themes based on a framework that allows you to quickly and easily build a professional WordPress website that is highly search optimized, and provides auto-updating design architecture, turnkey designs with beautiful frames for your content and unprecedented control of the framework.

(Click on the images above to browse more StudioPress themes)

One low price entitles you to receive unlimited support and updates and to install your themes on unlimited domains.

For more details, go here: StudioPress

StoreFront

StoreFront specializes in e-commerce themes for WordPress. Their themes integrate well with powerful e-commerce platforms and plugins.

(Click on the images above to browse more StoreFront themes)

For more details, go here: StoreFront

Woo Themes

Woo Themes creates stunning eye-catching themes. They also offer a membership option that allows you to access all of their theme collection.

(Click on the images above to browse more WooThemes themes)

For more details, go here: WooThemes

3) Artwork

Have all artwork (e.g. logos, banners, graphic buttons, newsletter report covers, etc.) ready to upload to your server and ensure that site graphics meet your theme specifications.

Go here if you need to find free images or high-quality royalty-free stock images for your site:

If you need artwork creation services, you can try one of these online freelancing services:

4) Social Media Links

Make sure you have all of your social media account links ready, e.g.

5) Additional / Optional Site Features

Please ensure that all rotating banners are of identical dimensions and that your vertical banners will fit into the sidebar of most WordPress themes. Use standard banner sizes, e.g.:

Banner format = .jpg, .png, or .gif.

Additionally …

You can download a printable version of the content checklist below:

As mentioned earlier, getting the above content ready will save you considerable time during the installation and configuration process, so the sooner you get this content ready, the sooner you will be ready to launch your new website.

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