Getting Started with WordPress

Getting Started with WordPress
datum-geschreven 11 Jan 2024

If you’re just starting with WordPress, you can easily get lost in all the available information.

To keep it simple and avoid overwhelming you with more information, here’s a brief guide on where to start with your WordPress website.


You can download free themes from For more extensive themes, you can purchase them from places like Themeforest.

What is a theme?

A theme is the styling or appearance of your website. It determines how your pages look, the top and bottom of your website, and the appearance of your sidebar.

Both the layout and colors are determined by a theme.


You can download free plugins from

What is a plugin?

A plugin is an add-on that you can “plug into” your website. The type of add-on depends on the plugin; for example, there are plugins for website translation, website security, displaying images, creating photo albums, and more.

Be careful, though, as plugins can slow down your website and may pose security risks. Don’t just install any plugin you come across.


For the security of your WordPress website, whether big or small, it’s best to turn to WPbeveiligen.

With over 10 years of WordPress experience, hosting experience, and expertise in development, programming, and security, WPbeveiligen is the right choice.

Why is security necessary?

WordPress is open-source and freely available for everyone worldwide. As WordPress is a popular platform for building websites, many malicious hackers target its potential vulnerabilities and widespread use. When a hacker finds a vulnerability, they can infect thousands of websites with malware within hours. Malware is harmful to your website’s reputation, affecting both visitors and your ranking in Google.

You can secure WordPress by using a security plugin and configuring it properly, or you can let us secure your website for you.

Need more information or have questions?

The WordPress NL forum has many users with knowledge of WordPress who can help you with any questions.

Additionally, we have written a large number of articles to assist you. Visit our articles page for an overview of topics and the latest articles on WordPress.


De meeste artikelen worden geschreven door Mathieu Scholtes, de eigenaar van WPBeveiligen. Op de hoogte blijven van het laatste WordPress nieuws? WordPress tips? WordPress aanbiedingen?
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