Professional Website Tips for WordPress Site Owners

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When you have web builder tools like WordPress, it’s easy to create a website on a budget. The steps are simple. Choose a theme you like, customize it to make it your own and launch your website! This is a quick and easy way to get your website up and running, but do keep in mind that you might need more functionalities over time. As your business grows, your website will need to as well.

In the meantime, here are some web building tips from the professionals. If you have questions or are looking to have your website built, contact Magna Technology for a quote.

Change the Site Tagline themes usually have a default tagline that shows up in the sidebar and header. Make that your own by customizing it to say what you want. This improves your professional branding.

Customize the Menu

Many users leave websites because of confusing navigation. Create a user-friendly navigation menu through customization. You can add or delete menu items, create drop-down menus, change the menu design and more.

Add a Mega Menu

If you have a lot of web content, it might make sense to add a mega menu so that you can organize and simplify site navigation. You can add a mega menu by downloading one of these plugins. This is a good option if you are an ecommerce site with lots of products and categories.

Update the Footer

Your site footer defaults to a generic saying, so take a few minutes to update this with custom content. Some of the things you can put in your footer include links to your privacy policy or sitemap, your contact information or an address with a link to a map and directions.

Create Blog Categories

To keep your blog content organized, it’s best to create blog categories. As you post articles to your blog, you can ‘check’ the category you want them to be in. You’re free to choose whatever categories you want based on your topics.

Add a Contact Form

Give your visitors plenty of opportunities to get in touch with you. Using the block editor, you can create contact forms for visitors to fill out. These forms can also be used to subscribe to newsletters or download e-books.

These are just a few of the things we recommend updating when you create your own website. If you need a more complex website or are interested in adding new functionalities to your site, contact Magna Technology today.