Why Use WordPress for Your Website?

  • WordPress.org locally installed and that means it is installed on your own web server, which gives you complete control over your website
  • You can use your own domain name
  • You can customize the look and feel of your site to match your brand
  • Works on both a Mac and a PC (YAY!)
  • No HTML Coding or CSS required
  • Easy to update content to create posts and pages
  • You can access your WordPress Blog anywhere, anytime and from any computer connected to the internet
  • You can create a VIDEO vlog – a video blog
  • Easy to Install WordPress in about 5-minutes
  • Tons of Free Themes PLUS Premium Themes to Choose from
  • Upgrades for the WordPress Platform are free and easy to install
  • You can easily upload and activate new themes
  • Upload graphics and pictures in just a few clicks
  • Add links quickly and easily – even can turn a graphic into a link and we’ll show you how
  • Free Publishing Platform
  • No need to use FTP
  • You can password protect content

WordPress Dream Theme Features & Benefits

  • Featured Content Glider on Home Page

    Showcase your most important content in a dynamic scrolling slider! The Dream Theme features a built-in content glider that can easily be turned on or off from the theme options page. No need to install the Featured Content Gallery plugin or modify any template files … all you have to do is tag any post from any category with the word “featured” and it will automatically appear in the featured content glider. Additionally, there’s no need to use custom fields to insert the featured image … the featured content slider will automatically display the first image inserted into the post.

  • Flexible Home Page Layout

    The WordPress Dream Theme gives you absolute control over the display of your content on the home page of your site. From the theme options page you can choose whether to display your most recent posts (the default setting) or to display posts by category instead (for a “magazine-style” layout). Additionally, you have the option to arrange posts side-by-side or in a single column, and you can easily display the full post content or just the excerpt. Finally, if you want to include content from a WordPress page in addition to your latest posts, you can optionally configure the home page to display any other published page on your site.

  • Social Media Integration

    Easily add links to all of your social media profiles by simply entering the URL to each of your social media sites from the theme options page. If you don’t want a particular social media site to be included, simply leave that profile URL blank on the theme options page! Encourage your site visitors to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube … and use the power of your blog to build relationships with your followers.

  • Theme Options Page

    No need to edit HTML or hack your theme template file! Choose from five different color options, upload your own custom header image, and configure the general settings for your site from the WordPress Dream Theme Settings page. The WordPress Dream Theme Settings page also gives you a convenient place to copy and paste your Google analytics tracking code, so you can easily measure your traffic and track your results.

  • Upload Header Image From Dashboard

    Customize the header image of your site from directly within the WordPress dashboard! You won’t have to use a third-party FTP client to upload your header image (and waste time trying to figure out exactly what the file name should be, or which folder in your site it needs to go in), and if the image you decide to use isn’t already sized correctly when you upload it, you’ll have the ability to automatically crop and resize it to fit!

  • Easy Integration with Feedburner

    Offer a convenient way for subscribers to stay current with your latest content! The WordPress Dream Theme allows you to add a Feedburner subscription form to the sidebar of your site, and all you have to do is enter your Feedburner ID on the theme options page.

  • Flexible Drop-Down Navigation Menu

    Using the pageMash plugin for WordPress, you can drag and drop your pages in the order you want them to appear, and easily add drop-down menus up to three levels deep!

  • Optimized For Search Engines

    Whether you know anything about SEO or not, this theme will help you rank higher in the search engines for your particular keywords because it comes pre-installed with the All-In-One-SEO plugin for WordPress! Several WordPress plugins come pre-installed with your purchase of this theme, including those that are guaranteed to boost your search engine rankings!

  • Widgetized Sidebars

    Drag and drop any available widgets into the sidebar of your site, or add the custom “tabs” widget to show your most popular posts, categories, archives, and tags.

  • Optional Thumbnail Images

    From the theme options page you can choose whether to display thumbnail images or not, and the beautiful thing is that you don’t even have to use custom fields to display the thumbnails! Using a powerful plugin called “Get The Image,” the WordPress Dream Theme will automatically create your thumbnail images for you.

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