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If you installed your new theme to a fresh instance of WordPress and installed all of the demo content from the theme, you will have to remove any content that you do no wish to keep manually. Keep whatever you wish to have on your site but it is recommended that you remove things like blog posts and products. Below is detailed instructions on removing key elements:

PAGES

1. Navigate to WordPress > Pages > All Pages.
2. Click the top checkbox to bulk select all the pages you want removed.
3. Navigate to Bulk Actions > Click Move to Trash.

BLOG POSTS

1. Navigate to WordPress > Posts > All Posts.
2. Click the top checkbox to bulk select all the posts you want removed.
3. Navigate to Bulk Actions > Click Move to Trash.
 

IMAGES/MEDIA

1. Navigate to WordPress > Media > Library.
2. Click bulk select at the top.
3. Select those images you want to remove > Click Delete Selected.

MENUS

1. Navigate to WordPress > Appearance > Menus.
2. Carefully select the menus you want to delete, ensuring you are not using them anywhere on your site.
3. At the bottom left Click Delete.
 

COMMENTS

1. Navigate to WordPress > Comments 
2. Click the top checkbox to bulk select all the comments you want removed.
3. Navigate to Bulk Actions > Click Move to Trash.

PRODUCTS

1. Navigate to WordPress > Products > All Products.
2. Click the top checkbox to bulk select all the products you want removed.
3. Navigate to Bulk Actions > Click Move to Trash.

Creating your first website can be a daunting prospect, with so many options available to choose from. Which hosting provider to go for? What is the best domain name for my business? How much will it cost?

Most of these questions are answered best by the team over at WPbeginner.com and here is a great article covering these topics.
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There are so many different builders out there you may be wondering which one is the best to use to build your website. We recommend WordPress, an established, open source builder with a huge amount of functionality and scope to grow.

If you’re not sure, take a look here for a complete rundown of some of the most popular builders out there to help you decide.
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There are a number of hosting providers out there, depending on your website needs and budget. Take a look here at this article by WPbeginner for some detailed help and information.
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Site Title & Tagline

This is the name and tagline for your site and what will show up if you do not upload a logo.

WordPress & Site Address URL

This is the your domain name and site url and you should NOT CHANGE these!
 

Administration Email

This is your email address to which notifications will be sent.

Membership

If you check this box other people can register an account on your site. This is often used is you are running a membership site. 
 

New user default role

This is the role that is set when a new member registers or is created.

Timezone, Time & Date

These set the timezone of where your site is located as well as how the date and time show on your site.
 
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The URLs of the content you publish on your site are called Permalinks. Permalinks are what people enter into their browser to view a specific page on your website. Search engines and other websites also use permalinks to link to your website.

You should avoid changing your permalinks on an established site as this can cause problems with your pages. If you have a fresh instance of WordPress, which we HIGHLY recommend, then you can configure your permalinks at the very start.

To change your Permalinks, go to your WordPress dashboard > Settings > Permalinks.


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Pages are used for static content on your website, for example an About, Contact, or Services page. Pages should not be used to display post categories.

  1. To create or add a new page for your website, navigate to your WordPress dashboard > Pages > Add New.
  2. On the next screen, at the top, give your page a title. 
  3. Add all of your content to the main content area.
  4. There is room for configuration of the page on the right but you should not need to alter this.
  5. Once you have finished adding content to your page, click Publish.
  6. When you go back in to make changes to any page you will then click Update.

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A navigation menu, which can be set up to show in the header, footer or anywhere else, enables your visitors to easily move through your sites pages and content. Menus are very easy to create from pages, categories, posts, custom links, and you can customize where in your theme you want your menu to be displayed.

In your WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance > Menus.

The Menu screen has a column on the left which has your pages, categories, and custom links tab. The right hand column is where you can add and arrange your menu items.

Under Menu Name, give your menu a name (such as “Main Menu”) and then click Create Menu. This will enlarge the menu area and give you some more choices.
To add pages to your menu, check the pages in the left column that you want to add. Then click Add to Menu.
The pages you added will now appear in the column on the right under Menu Structure.

To add categories to your menu, the same steps apply, namele, click the Categories tab in the left column. Check the categories you want to add. Then click Add to Menu.
The categories you added will now appear in the column on the right under Menu Structure.

If you’d like to link from your menu to a page or site away from your website you can easily do this with the Custom Link.
Click on the custom link on the left. You will see two fields. The first field is for your URL of the page you want to link to, and the second field, Link Text, is where you’ll add the text for your link that will be displayed in your menu. 

To re-arrange menu items so they show as you want, rather than in the order they were added, drag, move and drop a menu item to adjust its position up and down within the menu.

To create a Submenu or Dropdown Menu, simply drag the menu item under a parent item and slightly to the right before dropping it. Dropdowns make your navigation tidier and less cluttered.


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  1. In your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. In the top right corner, search the name of the plugin you’d like to install if it is in the WordPress Repository. If you have a premium plugin from a third party site that you’ve downloaded, click Upload plugin and navigate to where you have downloaded it on your computer.
  3. Click Install Now on the plugin you would like to use.
  4. Once the plugin has installed, hit Activate.


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  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity.
  2. Type your site title and tagline (optional) into their respective text boxes. Click Save & Publish.

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A Favicon or icon is the small icon that displays in the browser address bar and matched the design of your site.

  1. Your theme will include your icon image.
  2. In your WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize.
  3. Click on Site Identity.
  4. Under Site Icon, click Select Image and upload your image.
  5. Save & Publish. 

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  1. Go to WordPress > Settings > Reading.
  2. Find “Blog Pages Show at Most” and choose the number you wish you use.
  3. Click Save Changes.

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  1. In your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. In the top right corner, search the name of the plugin you’d like to install if it is in the WordPress Repository. If you have a premium plugin from a third party site that you’ve downloaded, click Upload plugin and navigate to where you have downloaded it on your computer.
  3. Click Install Now on the plugin you would like to use.
  4. Once the plugin has installed, hit Activate.


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1. To set featured image, go to your WordPress dashboard > Posts > All Posts. Either create a new post or click Edit on an existing post you’d like to set a featured image for.

2. Scroll down and find the Featured Image section in the right-hand column of the post editor.

3. Click Set Featured Image.

4. A window will pop up where you can choose the image that you would like to use. Choose an image by clicking on it and then click the blue Select button.
5. Once your image is selected, you’ll see it under Featured Image. Click Update in the top right corner or Publish if this is a new post.

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We highly recommend visiting wpbeginner.com for a vast wealth of resources and tutorials that will no doubt answer any question you may have. They also have a huge library of video tutorials, which are absolutely FREE!

Below is a number of articles which we found particularly useful and hope you do to.

  1. How to duplicate a page or post with a single click
  2. How to block contact form spam
  3. How to create an online order form
  4. How to bulk convert classic blocks to Gutenberg
  5. How to clean up your media library
  6. How to rename images and media files
  7. How to create a Woocommerce contest
  8. How to add “no right click” on images
  9. How to create a file upload form
  10. How to create a pop up form