WordPress is a content management system. Practically, it helps you build a website even when you know nothing about coding. Create your website with these easy steps
Step 1 Pick a domain name
A domain name is what people type into a web browser to get to your website. You can pick any name you wish for. Since WordPress is quite commonly used, it will be hard to come up with something original but the more unique it is the better for the website.
Try to add keywords related to the website you are creating.
Step 2 Hosting
Hosting is where the files or data for your website is stored. Rather than spending money on hosting in the initial stage, download a software called XAMPP. This software mimics hosting, it creates an environment of hosting in your local computer and builds up your website. You can either do this or buy hosting packages provided by WordPress which starts at $1.99/month.
Step 3 Log into your user panel
Get familiar with your user panel. Go to posts to create blogs, media is for uploading images, click on pages to create subpages. The appearance tool will change your website’s design.
To install new plugins, click on plugins. Now, make your site public by clicking on the settings<readings and make sure that the “Discourage search engine” is unchecked.
Step 4 Give your website a theme
There’s no heavy procedure for this, you can change the outlook of your website with just one click. You can find themes you like on the web on third-party sites. If you want something better, then go for paid themes. Install your theme by clicking on appearance at the user panel on the dashboard and add new.
Here you can also adjust the typography, pick a font and it will be available on your website immediately.
Step 5 Get plugins
To expand your website and adding more features to it, plugins are the only way without the knowledge of coding.
Some plugins that you must consider are
- Yoast SEO – to make your site accessible to the search engine.
- Updraft Plus – Automatic backups of your website.
- Wordfence Security – This will improve the security of your website.
- WP forms – through this you can add contact forms to your website. It will help your readers to reach you directly.
Step 6 Start writing blogs
What makes a website more interactive for readers are its blogs. Blogs will help them understand your site and intent. Blogging is a marketing priority these days as it is an informative promotional technique. Start with a single blog and then start adding categories to familiarise your audience with the idea behind the website.
Follow these simple steps to create your website. When you start feeling comfortable with your website then you can start investing your money in it by purchasing domains or hosting.