The ABCs of a Website

The ABCs of a Website


Welcome to learning about the ABCs of a
website on WordPress.com! Before we get going an important WordPress pro tip to
start with is the hidden home button in the upper left corner if you ever get
lost click in the upper left corner where it says my site or if you have
multiple WordPress sites it will say my sites with that first pro tip we can get
started with the ABCs of a WordPress website a is for address the world wide
web was invented as a way to share information where each page of
information has a unique address this address lets the information you share
on the Internet get found by an internet browser where press.com web sites can be
accessed from any kind of device PC laptop mobile phone or tablet device an
address will look like a few words but no spaces between them and separated by
a period or read as dot so my site name.com
is how to read this address this website address will be used from all devices
but it will display differently based upon the size of the screen with
responsive web design all wordpress.com sites are responsive to all device types
so you’ve definitely come to the right place
your website has an address or to use a technical term it’s called a URL or
universal resource locator or to get even more technical it’s in a larger
class of resources called a URI or Universal resource identifier it’s also
called a domain name and we use web address too or just address you can see
your website’s address from within a wordpress.com in the upper left corner
and after clicking on view site at the very top of the screen move your pointer
over the web address at the top and a copy button will appear
B is for browser the world wide web was invented as a way to share information
it is a network protocol and a common standard for distributing information
but there needed to be a way to view the information to make it truly useful
hence the web browser was born there are many web browsers today and they keep
evolving similar for desktop only and some are for mobile only
and many serve both desktop and mobile devices like Chrome and Firefox if you
ask a professional web designer which browser they’re likely to use the
choice is going to be Chrome or Firefox Chrome for speed or Firefox for its
values see is for custom domain a web address
can be as long and as hard to spell as a Mississippi River
or it can be something short simple and memorable to many of the good.com web
addresses have already been taken but there’s a new alternative to com called
blog that still has many available options it’s easy to connect a custom
domain name of your choice at anytime to your website if the name of your
business is a common one and there’s a lot of competition out there then think
of how someone might search for your business find the set of words that is
fewer Google search results for example if Fox pub has 33 million results on
Google versus Blue Fox pub which has 8 million results versus Blue Fox pub
Pikesville which has less than 80 thousand results the latter might be the
best custom domain name to use why because there’s less competition from
other pages take your time to find the best domain name for your site it’s
changeable at any time and don’t forget that if you can’t find a good com you’re
likely to be able to get a good blog domain instead
that’s the abc’s of websites visit support wordpress.com to learn more

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