How to Create a WordPress Website with Thrive Theme
A website is an essential marketing tool for any business. Having a website means you have a virtual shopfront, where customers can learn about your products, services and most importantly, be able to find your website address so they can contact you.
However, creating a website is not as easy as it seems. It requires technical know-how, time and money, all of which are limited resources for most people. But fear not, this is where you step in.
In this article, we will teach you everything you need to know about creating a WordPress website with Thrive Theme, a free and open-source responsive WordPress theme. We will cover everything from setting up a new WordPress site to adding new products and features, as well as fixing any bugs that may appear along the way.
Thrive comes with all the basic features you would need to get started, such as a sign-up form, contact form, blog layout and more. You don’t need to spend a dime to use Thrive. It’s completely free and open-source so you can tweak it to your heart’s content. You can also download the entire source code for the theme and study it yourself if you so choose.
To get started with Thrive, simply click on the green ‘get started’ button on the site’s home page and you’ll be taken to the step-by-step installation guide. Follow the instructions, one by one, and you’ll soon have a working website with Thrive.
Designing Your Website
Once you’ve got your website up and running, you can start customising it just how you want. Thrive can be easily edited using your favourite coding language, HTML, which is similar to CSS in design but with more flexibility. With HTML, you can change the colour, style and layout of your site quickly and easily without needing any coding experience.
If you’re a beginner, we recommend starting with the clean slate option when creating a new website from scratch. This will give you a fully functioning, mobile-ready website with no errors or quirks. Plus, you’ll be able to make changes to the layout and design of your site with the click of a button.
If you’re looking for a more complex design that’s a little more difficult to make changes to, then go for the Classic theme. With this theme, you don’t need to touch the HTML at all to make changes to the look and feel of your site. However, if you’re looking to change the functionality of your site or add new features, you’ll need to dive into the code itself.
Adjusting The Fonts, Icons And Colors
One of the first things you’ll want to do after setting up your new website is to change the fonts, icons and colours. You can do this by clicking on the gear icon in the top-right corner of the screen and going to ‘appearance’. From here, you can change the fonts, colours and styles for your site’s header and footer. You can also download a handy-dandy font pack from Thrive’s appearance menu that will give you a selection of fonts to choose from. When it comes to the icons, you can upload your own or download a ready-made set from Thrive’s appearance menu.
Adding New Products
If you’ve been dreaming of having a store front where customers can order your products online, then you’re in luck because Thrive makes it very easy for you to do just that. Simply go to ‘stores’ in the appearance menu and you’ll be landing on a page where you can add new product listings. To add a new product, all you need to do is click on the ‘Add new product’ button and an easy-to-use form will appear where you can input the details of your product.
If you’ve recently been in the process of creating a product or service for customers to purchase, then these forms can be extremely useful for you. You don’t need to have all your products listed out at once, so being able to add new entries as you go is very helpful. You can also find product listing templates that you can use to get started quickly.
Editing Existing Product Entries
If you’re not happy with the default listing form, you can always edit existing product entries to fit your needs. Simply go to the ‘product’ menu and click on the ‘Edit entry’ button. From here, you can make changes to the title, price, description and more. When you’re happy with your changes, click on ‘Update entry’.
If you want to delete a product entry, simply click on the ‘Delete entry’ button and it will be removed instantly. You don’t need to worry about ruining your entire listing because you can always go back and re-enter the deleted product later on if you so choose.
Fully Optimised And Secured
Always make sure you’ve fully optimised your website before launching it or putting it into production. This means checking for any errors, outdated links and fixing any broken pages. Make sure you do this before and after publishing your content, whether it is a news article or a product listing.
If you’re worried about doing this yourself, you can always get a fully qualified web developer to do this for you. Just remember that all web developers are not created equal, so make sure you’re working with someone who has extensive experience in building websites. Using an agency means you get a full audit of your site once it’s been launched, as well as ongoing maintenance.
Thrive is completely safe to use as a customer email marketing platform, as demonstrated by the fact that it is currently used by over 100,000 websites globally (including this one). Not only that, but it also comes with a free CDN, meaning your content will load faster than ever before. If you’re looking to create a new website, or just want to make some quick edits to your existing website, then Thrive is the perfect choice. It’s easy to use and fully customizable, which means you’ll have a functioning website up and running in no time!