Avada WordPress Theme Tutorial.
One of the questions we get asked a lot is how does a beginner choose one WordPress theme, like today’s example the Avada WordPress theme, over all the others. It seems like there are a billion choices – which one is right for your business?
The first thing to remember is that there is no single right answer and that your website is always going to be an ongoing experiment. You’re allowed to try a theme and change your mind further down the line. Do remember though that almost all of the ones we use have been modified and hand coded. So changing the theme is likely to disrupt the workings of your website.
With that said, here are a couple of things to keep in mind when choosing a theme. First, you’re going to want a theme that translates well to mobile devices. It’s possible that over half of your visitors will be visiting your site via their tablets or smartphones, so make sure your theme is programmed to be able to rearrange itself to accommodate them.
Next, how visual is your business? You won’t necessarily need image galleries. A photographer or a painter on the other hand may want a theme that puts their images up front and centre for the world to see.
Finally, look for themes that make it easy for your visitors to access the information that they want from you. The goal of your site is to add value to your visitors’ lives. You may have the most amazing information to share with your potential clients, but if they have too much trouble finding it on your site they’re more than likely to jump off to take a look at your competition.
With all of this being said, we recommend you ask any questions you may have with your web design and SEO consultants who have the ability to modify the theme’s coding to make the changes that your business needs to flourish on the internet.
Your Video Timeline:
00:00 – How to access your website as the admin.
01:38 – How to add new posts.
02:39 – How to add subheadings within the body of your post.
04:31 – How to create a link to one of your website’s other pages (this is known as an “internal link”).
06:08 – How to edit the permalink (the name of the page that appears in your browser’s address bar at the top).
06:30 – How to edit a particular page’s SEO settings.
07:15 – Adding a featured image.
08:02 – Make sure you fill in the image’s Alt Text and Tags boxes to boost your SEO!
08:25 – Setting categories for your posts (categories allow visitors to search for posts related to specific topics).
09:00 – How to publish your edited page (the page goes live on your website).
09:40 – Changing the dates of when you published your posts. You can alter the publishing dates so that they appear to have been published earlier than when they actually went live, or you can set them up to auto-publish at a later date.
12:10 – Adding media (pictures, videos, audio clips) to your posts.
17:21 – How to edit your website’s pages (as opposed to editing blog posts).
27:50 – Editing your homepage. Your homepage is a little different from other pages in that you’ll possibly be dealing with more images and more methods for displaying those images (like sliding photo displays or image carousels). Remember to fill out the alt text boxes for your images!