Whether you’re planning to set up your own business, go freelance, increase your career path and just want to create that much-needed resource for side characters of lesser-known Game of Thrones, you’ll need a website.
And when it comes to site creation, WordPress is the go to CMS for creating and managing the content on your site. In fact, WordPress now powers more than 30% of the sites on the internet today.
No matter why or how you are creating a site, you will want to make sure it’s a good one, so you will always give the best impression from the visitors.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is brilliant for creating your website first. WordPress makes it easy for a beginner in less than an hour to make their own professional, SEO-friendly, responsive, code-free website – sometimes without knowing a single line of code, programming or talking mostly on the web..
Yeah, it’s free!
Even though setting up your WordPress site is going to be a piece of cake, there are just a few other bases that you would still have to cover.
Let your first Website be created!!
Buy your domain and webhosting
A word of warning and you need web hosting as well, because it would be like buying some space on the internet to store your website.
You need to purchase space on the server of someone else, as it will always run. For example, if you hosted it on your local server on your home PC, you would not be able to switch it off or your website would go down!
The WordPress installation process seems to be mostly different from web hosts. All the major web hosts provide one-click WordPress installation.
Login to your web host – which is what you have chosen, or something else – and install WordPress on your domain.
All significant hosting providers have clear instructions for installing WordPress, which effectively amounts to one-click installation! It couldn’t be easier?
Log in to your WP CMS and install a theme
Once you have installed CPanel with WordPress inside the hosting provider, you must log in to your WordPress CMS (content management system) to actually begin developing your site.
You log in using the details of the WordPress account the hosting provider will email you.
Furthermore, you can navigate to the admin address of your domain which would be http://sitename.name/wp-admin to log in.
The WordPress team has made creating a website very easy to implement by having the essential website files coded individually from the ‘theme’ that styles the pages.
This means you can create a basic structure of the website as well as easily change the way it makes it look later down the line. You could even switch to a new theme as many times as you want without redesigning your existing pages.
Even better, to customize your website, you could even change elements of your selected theme-color scheme, fonts, text size, layout, etc. Inside this area, you can also tweak and set up your author profile.
However, the easiest way to install is by using theme
To install a theme, simply navigate to the appearance > theme to access the massive library of WordPress themes.
Write your text and insert images
Now, it’s time to add the content you designed earlier to make it your website.
This means adding your site title (this will usually be your name for freelancers or professional profile websites), tagline (the bit under the title), and any logos.
Navigate to the appearance > customize > site identity to update the details of your site.
Simply navigate to pages > add new and you will be taken to the editor to create pages on your website (other than the homepage that comes preinstalled)
This editor works like any standard CMS that allows you to update page content without the need for coding.
Install a few plugins
That’s really easy to understand-these’re basically just apps that other people have created to find things simpler to run your website.
There are lots of free plugins available in WordPress which will cover all of your bases, but as time passes on you can probably invest in paid plugins to take you to the next success level.
As mentioned earlier, plug-in installation requires no coding knowledge. Simply navigate to plugins > add new to choose the plugins you want.
The Future of WordPress and Your Blogging Habits
We guide you about all you need to understand exactly to get your first WordPress website up and running and that should start taking care of its own for even the most part.
All good websites, however, benefit from ongoing attention and affection, so in the long term you will need to focus on keeping your site properly.
Do your best practice research on websites or hire a professional to support you, since there will be many ways to improve your website.