How to Create a Portfolio Website with WordPress
If you're an artist, designer or creator, you need a portfolio website to showcase your work.
A portfolio website has the advantage of showing your work to potential clients, letting them know what you're doing, and significantly growing your business.
Before we walk you through the steps of creating a website, let's take a look at some of the benefits of creating a website:
How to Create a Portfolio Site Using WordPress
Creating a portfolio website with WordPress is a great way to start. WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) that makes it easy to create and manage website content.
Here are the steps you need to take:
Step 1: Choose a web host and domain name
The first step is to choose a web hosting service and domain name for your website. A web host is where your website is hosted on the Internet.
A domain name is the address that people type into their browsers to find your website (e.g. www.annakoh.com).
Step 2: Install WordPress
Now that you've decided on a web host and domain name, it's time to install WordPress.
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that allows you to create and manage website content. It is the most popular CMS on the internet and powers around 40% of all websites.
Installing your WordPress website depends on the web host you choose. You can set up a basic WordPress website by following this guide.
It also comes with a dashboard where you can manage and customize your website operations. The dashboard looks like this:
Now that you've installed WordPress, it's time to install the theme and a few plugins.
A WordPress theme is a collection of files that determine the look and feel of your website. Thousands of free and premium WordPress portfolio themes are available.
Move to Appearance ---> Themes
For choosing your theme,please go to Portfolio menu on the top and search your favorite style for Free.
I selected "Kigen" theme for my portfolio as an artist.
To install the theme, click Install and Activate to activate the theme.
Step 4: Get Starter Templates
For successful starter, you can use Site Editor.
And by using site editor, I changed from the image to my image step by step.
And them by using editor, you can change your message or statement in front of your main page.
In my case, I will make four pages for displaying my portfolios. For do this, I created two more linked page.
And then I made 4 submenu such as Art,Teaching,Research and Contact.
I placed them on the top of my front page.
Myungja Anna Koh