How To Build A Website
Setting up your own WordPress website can be a daunting task if you
have never done anything like this before. Luckily, one of the best
things about WordPress is that it is so easy and intuitive to use
that almost anyone can do it.
WordPress is much more than just a blogging platform. It is a
complete content management system, which means it is much more than
just a website.
Unfortunately, many small business websites are basically
brochures that tell everyone who you are, what you got started, how
to contact you, and a few pages about what you’re selling. But only
that much. They don’t do much.
A blog is simply a collection of articles and stories on
various topics arranged in reverse chronological order. It is a type
of public newspaper that covers endless topics.
But a content management system not only allows you to create
these web pages and write these articles, but also makes it so easy
that you don’t even need to hire a professional webmaster to make a
simple change every time.
While the technical part of setting up a WordPress website
isn’t exactly complicated, knowing what to put on your website and
how to make it work for you can be a bit tricky.
Choose WordPress as your website platform
To be honest, there are many website platforms out there that
you can use when building a new site – Content Management Systems
(CMS) are often referred to as such.
The idea of a CMS is to provide you with easy-to-use
tools that allow you to edit the content of your website without any
programming knowledge. From a user point of view, these CMSs are
largely similar to the familiar surfaces of Facebook or Google Docs.
Basically, you create new pages or new documents and then publish
them on the web.
Here are ten easy steps to get started with WordPress.
Step 1: Define your website
Before doing anything with WordPress, you need to choose your
niche. Trying to build a WordPress website on something created
10,000 times would not do much good. If your WordPress site isn’t
for an existing business, make sure you choose a theme that really
interests you so that you don’t have to worry about getting it
working now or months later and updating your site.
Step 2: Choose a Domain Name
Your domain name should be directly related to the niche you
chose in Step 1, and it should be a name that users can easily
remember that they will never forget. Keyword research can also be
Step 3: Hire a Web Host
Your next step is to find a reliable web server to run your
site on. We have industry leading servers and infrastructure. Our
multilingual customer service is available to you via chat, email and
telephone; We also maintain an extensive knowledge base and video
tutorials. How about a shared or dedicated server? For the most
part, shared web hosting is fine and is very popular with WordPress
Step 4: Install WordPress
At the risk of saying the obvious, once you’ve got your web
server and domain name, it’s time to install and use WordPress.
Installing WordPress is incredibly easy and only takes a few minutes
with our Softaculous Scripts installer.
Step 5: Choose a WordPress Theme
Next, you need to choose a design theme for your WordPress
site. There are thousands and thousands of themes available, ranging
from absolutely free to hundreds of dollars. When choosing your
theme, make sure it is appropriate for both the theme of your website
and the layout and content you will be posting.
Under the premium WordPress theme options, there will be
several pre-built options for different themes. This includes
business, service, beauty, fashion, photography, education, food and
more. Any of them can become a great foundation for the site you’ve
always dreamed of.
Step 6: Configure Your Plugins
A WordPress plugin is a program written in the PHP programming
language that adds a specific set of functions or services to a
WordPress website. WordPress plugins provide your WordPress site
with great customization and flexibility, as well as valuable
functions and tools for your visitors. You might not start out with
a ton of plugins, but the more you use WordPress, the more you will
find that your website will benefit from them. Some of our favorites
are Jetpack and Yoast SEO.
Step 7: Complete Your Administration Page
The important pages are your contact page, information page,
data protection and disclaimer page. Before you focus on adding
content to your website, remove them. After all, when you’ve
finished posting all the other great content, it’s easier to add them
now than later. These pages also serve to protect you and the people
who visit your site.
Step 8: Publish your content. Wash off. repeat.
Now that you’ve published important admin pages, it’s time to
add some interesting content. Whatever your niche, you need to make
sure that you are providing your readers with plenty of quality
content. Make your pages attractive and make sure you add new
content regularly. While blogging, make sure to add at least one
picture to every post. Not only does this give your readers
something to pin on Pinterest, but it also makes your content more
engaging. Whether you want to add content daily, weekly or monthly,
creating a content calendar will help you keep track of things.
Step 9: Don’t Forget About Marketing
Marketing your new website is a double effort. First, there
is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – make sure your pages have
relevant keywords in the title, description and body text. Second,
take the time to promote your website in every possible way. Free
options include using social networking sites, forums, and sending
regular email newsletters. You can also consider posting and
commenting on blogs, forums and communities to build your social
connections and increase link popularity.
Step 10: Secure Your Site
Your content is your most valuable asset, so be sure to use your
website! For your blog, this means that in case of a crash, you will
need to back up your content so that you don’t have to start all over
again. If you do not back up your posts, plugins and affiliate
links, it may take some time to restore them. If you don’t have time
to regularly secure your site, your web host should provide you with