7 March 2015
Wordpress Set Up
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How to set up a Custom Home Page in WordPress

In this WordPress Tutorial I cover step by step, how to set up a custom home page in WordPress for Free! Make sure you have the free theme installed in your WordPress installation before you start with this video.

The Theme is called Artificer and it is free at http://woothemes.com.

Here is my tutorial on how to install a Wootheme in WordPress: http://trinitycodes.com/install-theme-wordpress/

And here is my tutorial on how to create the 3 page website: http://trinitycodes.com/create-3-page-website-wordpress-10-minutes/

Go to http://trinitycodes.com for one on one WordPress Instruction or to have us build a site or create website traffic for your website.

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In this step-by-step blogging tutorial video, I show you how to create a professional WordPress blog. This video is intended for people that are completely new to building a blog or a website so it is very detailed and starts off with getting a domain name and hosting account!

This will be the first of several WordPress blogging videos so be sure to subscribe to my channel and visit my website at http://www.wpsculptor.com

This video will walk you through how to setup your blog using the free professional WordPress theme from theme4press called “HUMIX”.

Some of the things covered include:

-Setting up a domain name and hosting account with hostgator.com
-Getting your first month of web hosting for just 1 cent
-Installing WordPress on your hosting account
-Downloading and installing a free professional WordPress theme
-Finding free, high quality, public domain icons and photos
-Using a free online application to create a logo and edit photos.
-Creating pages and blog posts
-Understanding blogging functionality including user comments and categories
-Using the visual editor to add images and customize text
-Creating a custom navigation menu with optional drop down menus
-Adding an optional slideshow to the blog page with your own pictures and captions
-Embedding youtube videos
-Installing a contact form plugin and more!

The WordPress theme I demonstrate is also responsive! This means it re-sizes neatly on handheld devices. (I completely forgot to mention this in the video!)

UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that there are “broken image icons” that display when using certain web browsers such as Google Chrome. Here is a link to a video on how to fix that:

Thank you for those who pointed that out!

Nice-Tech Solutions


21 responses on “How to set up a Custom Home Page in WordPress

  1. Trinity Vandenacre says:

    That is a little more involved as you need to intercept the loop and change
    it before it is sent to the browser. Sorry, but that subject will have to
    wait for another video. 

  2. Trinity Vandenacre says:

    Thanks Rutger 

  3. Trinity Vandenacre says:

    You can use a plugin called ShareThis. That is a useful tool. Just go to
    the admin dashboard, then to Plugins->Add New, then search for ShareThis in
    the search box and install it. The instructions for the plugin will tell
    you how to set your icons where you want them. I don’t have the time to
    make a video on this right now, but will try to make one in the future. 

  4. Rutger Wiersum says:

    I do have one question though, can you switch the images in the columns to
    display your blogpost? Would that be possible? I have been searching the
    internet all around today for a suitable solution, but I coudn’t really
    find one. Thanks in advance!

  5. Kani B. says:

    Thanks for your help. I am still not sure how to make all my pages static
    except for the blog page obviously…..


  6. Sahara Dawn says:

    I set up a domain name with wordpress do you still recommend to get set up
    with host gator?

  7. Toni Wolf says:

    Deze video is heel interessant als je zelf wil beginnen met het bouwen van
    een website.

  8. brendainspain says:

    All your videos are so helpful. Could you address one issue in them?
    Attribution when using creative commons license photos such as can be
    found in wiki commons or flickr. This is a great resource for bloggers but
    I can´t figure out how to add the attribution with a link back to the
    author of the photo as is generally required. How can you do this in Word
    press. If you did a video on this I am sure many would be grateful.
    Outside of pixabay there are so many photos that can be used with
    attribution but one has to know where to put it. I have tried texting in
    the actual image a caption but that can not be hyperlinked back to the
    original source. Thanks

  9. Maria Brown says:

    Thank you so much your tutorial was so helpful 

  10. Kathy Lucas says:

    Hello I am enjoying the video. I am in the infant stages in setting up my
    blog on wordpress. I don’t the plugins in my dashboard. Can you tell me
    why? Thank you.

  11. F Elba says:

    If I’m already using the WooCommerse & Mystile, can I still use this plugin
    for my blog?

  12. Elaheh Madjedi says:

    hi i think your tutorials are the best but i have problem with theme4press
    and humix it sees it does not exist what other theme should i use instead
    thanks again

  13. vcstar5 says:

    How do I do the logo part with “Twenty Eleven” theme. There is no logo
    area. Please help.

  14. Nini Lagidze says:

    You have super tutorial methods! Thanks.

  15. Andrea Roux says:

    I’m getting this msg on my comments page…any idea how I can delete it?

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes:


  16. Gary Steps says:

    Good afternoon. I am a long time IT specialist and read and write 7 machine
    languages, but blogging is new to me. I was looking for a tutorial that was
    somewhere between “blogging for idiots” and “since you are already an
    expert” Your video is very well done. However, when I went to ThemePress,
    they no longer have free basic themes. Any ideas?

  17. Debbie Barnett says:

    Nice video but the process seems overwhelming. I am an artist and I need to
    develop a site that has a gallery and a shopping cart. I reproduce my
    paintings (actually each original) on many different things such as cards,
    notebooks and other things. What is the best way to make a shopping cart
    for this?

  18. Michael Hurd says:

    Josh, thanks for a great tutorial! This is just what I’ve been looking
    for. I’ve been using Blogger as it was easy to start and manage, but
    wanting to switch to WordPress. However, I’ve felt overwhelmed not knowing
    how to use it. Now I have the confidence to try! So THANKS! 

  19. Anne Woody says:

    Excellent video and great for beginners wanting to start a blog.

  20. Ashok Nalwade says:

    Good Video. Very helpful

  21. Malachi's Mom says:

    Great video, I am new to blogging and found it very informative.
    I tried looking for the humix download and am unable to find a valid link.
    Has it been replaced? If so what is a similar theme?

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