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Getting started

Welcome to the Clays website user guide.

This website has been developed with WordPress, an Open Source software system used by millions of people around the world to create beautiful websites and blogs. WordPress powers a staggering amount of websites. In fact, it powers over 33% of the whole web! Everything from personal blogs to large corporate websites.

WordPress is completely customisable by the use of themes and plugins.

Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website without altering the core code or site content. Every WordPress website requires at least one theme to be present. The Clays website uses the Jupiter X theme.

Plugins offer custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. These customisations range from search engine optimisation, to content management systems, to content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars. The two most important plugins to master for the Clays website are Elementor Page Builder for editing pages and building new ones, and also Yoast SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) to gain a higher Google ranking.

As well as being a fantastic blogging and content management system, one of the huge benefits is the wealth of information out there. There’s a great community of people behind the design & development of the WordPress system itself. People from all over the world contribute their time, knowledge and skill to keeping WordPress updated and secure.

There’s also a huge number of designers, developers & bloggers who share their knowledge through blog posts, tutorials, reviews, videos and the creation of thousands of themes & plugins.

This guide aims to provide website users with everything needed to get up and running with creating content for the website, through collation of useful information and links to external resources.

So let’s get started!


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