WHAT WE NEED
PAGE BUILDER: Elementor
OCEANWP: Free Theme
IMPORTING SECTIONS TEMPLATES:
Deactivate all the useless plug-in, pretty much all, maybe leave askimet
Settings – Permalinks – Use postaname
Home – Updates Better make all the updates before starting to create the website, because sometimes updates make things go weird!
INSTALL THE THEME
Appearance – Theme – Install OCEANWP and actvivate it.
From the theme you can install also the needed plug-in:
INSTALL THE PLUGIN
Install Elementor, Install Ocean Extra
DELETE DEFAULT PAGES AND POSTS
Dashbord – Pages – Trash them ALL
Dashboard – Posts – Trash them ALL
CHANGE TITLE AND TAG LINE
Theme – Customize Change title and tag line (here you can put your logo in it)
The tagline is very useful for SEO
CREATE THE PAGES
Create a new page, call it homepage and click publish, do the same for all the other pages you want on your website (about, contact, etc)
CREATE THE MENU
To create a menu you use the customize tool of the theme, so menu, create new, name it (like topbar, or main, etc) then next, and add items, and fill the menu up.
To change the style of the menu, you can use theme tools, go to header and find there all the needed tool to change the style of the menu (uncheck header border-bottom for the menu generally is ugly)
STYLIZE THE SITE
You can use the theme tools to stylize the website, like the color of links, padding, etc, this is very useful to create the page as you like.
SET THE HOME PAGE
Set what page will be your Home page (in theme customize)
INSTALL AND ACTIVATE ELEMENTOR
Install and activate Elementor
Make the page full width for better use of Elementor, make your page 100% full width.
Click on Edit with Elementor and start adding Sections…
If you click on Add template you can scroll on a lot of templates website and choose the one that is right for you!