Word press is one of the most popular content management systems out there. It is not only great for blogging, but also works really well for your portfolio. It can be easily tweaked and customized. There are a lot of free word press themes available for portfolio sites. If you are a web designer, you would definitely want to design one for yourself. Designing a word press theme and coding it up is very easy. (Check back for a tutorial on this).
Word press makes it very easy to maintain your site. Displaying your portfolio is a breeze with its many plugins.
Once you install word press and upload your theme, you need to change your settings to convert your site into a portfolio site. You can also have a blog as a part of your portfolio.
The first step would be to create all your pages by going to ‘Pages > Add New’.
If you wish to have your blogs displayed on the front page,
then you do not have to make any changes. Just go the pages section of your admin login and edit your pages.
If you wish to display a static page as your front page, then go to ‘Settings > Reading and do the following:
Specify a static page to be displayed as your front page. Then select the the page which you wish to display as your front page of your site (this is the page you will see when you type your site url) from the drop down menu.
If you do not have a blog, then you will not select any page in the Posts page drop down. Now, update your new settings.
You now have a portfolio page ready to display your work to the world.
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