Twenty Fourteen Theme

WordPress is always being updated and one of the recent changes is that the Twenty Fourteen theme no longer appears in the list of available free themes.

I have used Twenty Fourteen as an example in my book because it has so many features. The later themes (Twenty Fifteen, Twenty Sixteen and Twenty Seventeen) are rather more ‘bloggy’ – which means they’re fine for blogs but not too useful for websites.

But fear not. The Twenty Fourteen theme is still available from WordPress. From your dashboard, go to ‘Appearance’, ‘Themes’, ‘Add New’. Then click the ‘Popular’ tab and you’ll see it. Click on it to install and activate it. That’s all!

I’ll update my book about this in the next edition.


Lesson 1 Hints & Tips

Register Your Domain And Sign Up For Web Hosting

I’ve been told that Lesson 1 is the most difficult one in the book because that’s where you get started. You can’t really progress to Lesson 2 until you have truly completed Lesson 1 – and that’s the problem.

The reason that most people don’t build their own websites is that the technical barriers are too great for them. They don’t understand the technology and they are afraid of even trying to master it. So they do nothing and they turn their backs.

Now, if you are a reader of my book WordPress To Go then you have already taken a first tiny step. A lot of people are too scared to even buy a book about creating a website. But not you – you have the motivation to start your journey and create the website you want and need.

Lesson 1 is where you begin to take action to register a domain and sign up to web hosting. And that can seem like a big step if this is the first time that you have ever done it. But it’s not that tough, I promise you. All you have to do is take that first initiative.

Follow along Lesson 1, step by step, as I walk you through it, do what I tell you and you’ll easily get there. Allow me to be your mentor and you will be a practicing webmaster in no time at all!