WordPress Resources

This is a post I’ve had in draft form for awhile now. Even though it’s not perfect, I would like to share it because it’s filled with many resources I found that help you set up a WordPress site for the first time.


I had been using Blogger for a long time before I made the switch to WordPress. After hearing over and over how WordPress was so great, I decided to take the leap and try it.

At first I was a little overwhelmed by the new structure and didn’t know where to start. After reading that the Atahualpa theme was the most customizeable, I googled something similar to “how to set up atahualpa theme in wordpress” and viola! found a video on youtube which led me to websiterockstars.com. SO helpful!!

I am visual, so seeing the process in video format really helped me get going.



Some of my favorite videos put out by websiterockstars.com (**since I first wrote this post, he has changed his website, so I’m linking you to the videos that are still on youtube):

6-part video series on How to set up the Atahualpa theme

How to Change the Blog Post Excerpts Size

How to change your banner image and create your own

Changing your header height

How to Add a Banner Ad

How to use WordPress Menus


Helpful posts:

How to add polls on WordPress

Adding Category pages to your menu

very easy guide to Installing a Plugin


Then, I found Blogging with Amy!! She has so many tutorials and describes steps in an easy-to-understand manner.

How to make a blog button – very easy!!

Build Traffic – LOT of different resources here!

My favorite:

How to create a facebook landing page. Amy states that this step was her “most successful tweak to date”. I set this up for my facebook page and LOVE it! I’ve gotten many comments on it and I’ve seen an increase in my facebook likes.


Hope this list helps!

What resources have you found?

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