What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free, open source content management system (CMS). It’s a software that allows people to create, organize, and update websites without having to manually code every page. WordPress actually started as a blogging platform, however, it has grown into something much more than that now. It has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets and themes. WordPress is currently powering more than 26% of the web.
The most important part of WordPress is that it comes in two forms—WordPress.com and WordPress.org. WordPress.com is a blog hosting service that allows users to setup a free website that operates on custom version (limited) of the WordPress software. And then there is WordPress.org, a software with which you can do just about anything without any limitations. In simple words, WordPress.org is basically the home of the open source WordPress software. Most importantly, WordPress is an all-in-one feature-packed website platform, it can do just anything!
Do your themes work on WordPress.com websites?
WordPress.com did not allowed to upload your theme, but now by purchasing WordPress.com Business plan for your blog you are allowed to upload your own theme via Appearance feature. Go to this link: https://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/uploading-setting-up-custom-themes/ for more details about Uploading and Setting up Custom Themes.
What are WordPress themes?
According to WordPress.org, themes are collections of files “that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog.” In simple, a WordPress theme is what controls the functionality, the look, and the feel of a WordPress website. WordPress themes come in a variety of flavors, from basic, free themes to more complex, premium themes. The key takeaway about WordPress themes for any beginner is that at any moment a WordPress website’s theme may be changed without adversely affecting the actual content of the website.
How to create custom menu?
- Go to “Appearance => Menu” from your WordPress Dashboard
- Click on “create a new menu”, give menu name and click on “Create Menu”
- On your left side you can see option for Pages, Links and Category from there add items to your custom menu(pages, categories or links) you want to display in your custom menu and click on “Add Menu”
- Finally click on “Save Menu” button
- To assign menu in position then click on “Manage Location”, assign the position of menu you want to display from drop down option and click on “Save Changes”
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Custom Header Image is different from site logo. It’s a large global image in the header to obtain a much more personalized look and feel. To add header image, you need to go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Media =>Header Image”. Here, you can add/change/hide Header Image, select option to Enable Featured Header Image on, Size and add in links and alt tag as per your website need.
Options to Enable Header Featured Image
When you are in “Appearance => Customize => Header Media => Header Image”, you will see option “Enable Featured Header Image on”. There are 7 options, which gives you flexibility to add Header Image as per your website need.
Option 1: Homepage/Frontpage
This option will show header image in Homepage/Frontpage only.
Option 2: Excluding Homepage
This option will show header image throughout the site, excluding Homepage.
Option 3: Excluding Homepage, Page/Post Featured Image
This option will show header image throughout the site excluding Homepage. But in Page/Post, your header image will be replaced by Featured Image.
Option 4: Entire Site
This option will show header image throughout the site.
Option 5: Entire Site, Page/Post Featured Image
This option will show header image throughout the site. But in Page/Post, your header image will be replaced by Featured Image.
Option 6: Page and Post
This option will show Header Image in Page and Post only. But in Page/Post, your header image will be replaced by Featured Image.
Option 7: Disable
This option will disable Header Image completely.
Requirements to run WordPress
Please go to this link to know about the requirements to run WordPress.
How to add Demo Content?
Our latest theme has a feature to add demo content in theme.
Here are the steps to add demo content:
- Install Catch Theme Demo Import Plugin
- After installation, go to “Plugins=> Catch Themes Demo Import” and click on Activate Button
- After activation you will find plugin in Appearance => Import Demo Data
- If the theme you’re currently using has a predefined demo file available, you will be presented with all the theme demos available. Click on the “Import” button and a pop-up will appear asking you to reconfirm that you’re ready to import the demo file. Click “Yes, import!”
- But ff the theme you are using does not have any predefined import files, then you will be presented with three file upload inputs. The first one is required and you will have to upload a demo content XML file, for the actual demo import. The second one is to upload a WIE or JSON file; it is for widgets import. The third one is to choose a DAT file for importing the customizer settings. You can use our Catch Import Export plugin to export and import the customizer settings. The first file is mandatory and the rest of the two files are optional. Upload the files and click on the “Import Demo Data” button to import the demo.
- Finally, you will be notified by a message after the import is done