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Mini Guide

Step 09 - Create A Home Page

Next, we create a placeholder Home Page. Later you will re-edit this page to make a suitable home page but for now, all we need is some text.

  1. From the WordPress dashboard go to Pages and delete all the pages that are currently there.
  2. While you are at it, delete all posts such as the Hello World post.
  3. Next create a new page called Home Page.
  4. Using the WordPress editor, (not Oxygen), add a couple of paragraphs of placeholder text to the page. You can get generated text from this website.
  5. Publish the page
  6. Stay in the editor

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We need to refer to this page in a subsequent step, so we must create it now.  It is not the final home page so don’t try to design it - just add the placeholder text as instructed.

If you look at this home page at this stage, it will look terrible. Do not be alarmed. It will look terrible until we get to the part where it looks great.

Other Steps In This Mini Guide

Step 01 - Getting Started

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Step 02 - Decide On Your Logo

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Step 03 - Domains, Hosts, DNS

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Step 04 - Install A WordPress Theme

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Step 05 - Install WordPress

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Step 06 - WordPress User Settings

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Step 07 - Install Essential Plugins

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Step 08 - Activate Oxygen For The First Time

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Step 10 - Theme Styles Settings

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Step 11 - Create Blog Category

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Step 12 - General WordPress Settings

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Step 13 Reading WordPress Settings

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Step 14 - Discussion WordPress Settings

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Step 15 - Media WordPress Settings

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Step 16 - Permalinks WordPress Settings

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Step 17 - Add Favicon

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Step 18 - Activate The SEO Plugin

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Step 19 - Create Some Essential Pages

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Step 20 - Create WordPress Menus

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Step 21 - Add Oxygen Templates

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