How to Add Animations to a Custom Website in WordPress

Creating a custom website in WordPress can be fun, but it can also be quite the chore. After all, you’ll have to deal with all the little things that come with building a new website from scratch, like making sure that everything looks the same as the demo, that all the images display correctly, and that the animations work smoothly. This article will teach you the best way to make the process easier by providing you with a step-by-step guide on adding some basic animations to your site.

Get Your Domain Name And Website Plan Ready

Before you start making any actual changes to your website, you should make sure that you have everything ready. This means that you should have purchased a domain name for your site (i.e., blogspot.com), and you should have also created a website plan in WordPress (you can find our step-by-step guide to creating a website plan

). If you don’t have a domain name or a website plan in WordPress, then you can use one of these providers’ free plans, but you’ll have to bear in mind that they’re limited in what you can do. You should also try to find a free plan that has the basic features you’ll need (like a gallery and a contact form).

Install WordPress 

The first step in making your site jump is to install WordPress on a server. You can do this using one of the many providers’ free plans, which should be more than enough for a personal blog. If you want to install WordPress on a dedicated server, then you can find hosting services that offer this option.

Visit The WordPress Website

After you’ve installed WordPress, you should visit the official WordPress website to get more information about the platform. From there, you can visit any of the specific WordPress pages to get more information about what specific things you need to do to make your site work the way you want it to. One of the best things about WordPress is that all you need to do to make the site work the way you want is to set up the theme you choose (this is what you’ll use to build your site). So if you’re looking for a fully customizable solution, then WordPress is definitely the platform for you.

Create A New WordPress Blog

Once you’re on the WordPress website, you should head over to the Blogs section and click the Create new blog link to create a new WordPress blog. This will take you to the Blogs settings screen, where you can enter a blog name, choose a parent theme, and choose a header image for your site. Once you’ve entered all the necessary information, click the Publish button.

Customize Your Blog’s Theme

As we mentioned above, all you need to do to get a custom blog up and running is to choose a parent theme for your blog. The best way to find the right theme for your blog is to click the Customize tab on the blog’s opening page. Here, you can choose from a variety of pre-made Themes or you can choose to build your own. You should choose the latter option, as this will allow you to make the most of your blog’s features. If you go this route, then you’ll be able to add more features to it in the future if you want (like animations!).

Set Up Your Media Library

The best way to add more life to your blog is to add images to it. For this, you’ll need to set up your media library. To do this, click the Media Manager link on the Blogs page, and then click the Add New button to open up a library in WordPress. You can name this library whatever you want, but it should match the name of your blog (i.e., test-blog-library).

Upload Your Media To Your Media Library

Once you’ve set up your library, you can upload files to it using the Add Media button. This will open up a media file browser, where you can navigate to the directory containing the images you want to upload. Then, you can click on each image to open it up in a new tab (or window).

Set The Background Image For Your Blog’s Page

One of the first things you’ll want to do when you set up your new blog is to choose a header image for your blog’s page. For this, you can use the theme’s header.php (which is the file containing the site’s header image) to upload an image of your choice. Remember that this image will be used for both your blog’s page and posts’ pages (when you have them)!

Start Building!

After you’ve set up all the necessary things, you should click the publish button on the Blogs page to publish your new blog. Then, you can visit your blog to see all the goodies you’ve made!