How To Create A WordPress Website Easily With These Simple Steps?
As I said in my earlier post on WordPress, it is the most popular and leading content management system (CMS) running on over 15 million websites. WordPress is popular because of its ease-of-use and never complex functionality which make even beginners fall in love with it. In this post, we are looking into some simple steps to create a WordPress website easily.
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8 Easy Steps to Create a WordPress Website
With the following eight steps you can easily create a WordPress website even without prior knowledge or experience in coding or web development.
Step 1: Get your domain name and hosting
A domain name is your web address which usually ends with .com, .org or .net. A domain name is a must-have to create a WordPress website. You will need a hosting service in order to run your website and store all the data from content, images, video, etc. Hosting is also a must-have to create any website.
It is better to own your domain name and hosting for two reasons.
1) It is far more professional than having your site on someone else’s domain and
2) having your own hosting will make your website load quickly and won’t bore your customers.
Step 2: Install WordPress
The second step to create a WordPress website is to install WordPress. Once you’ve bought your own domain name and set up your hosting, you will now install WordPress and get your website start running.
You can follow the below five steps to install WordPress on your hosting platform.
- Log in to your hosting account.
- Go to the control panel.
- Look for the WordPress/Website icon.
- Select the domain where you want to install your website.
- Click the “Install Now” button.
Step 3: Log into the WordPress website
Once the installation is complete, the next step to log into the WordPress website. When complete, you’ll be given a link to the newly made WordPress site and a password. You’ll want to change the password. Now, just log into the site using the newly created password. From now onwards you may find the steps to create a WordPress website simpler and easier.
Step 4: Install a theme you love
To create a WordPress website, you first need to choose a theme. A theme is basically a pre-designed website that you personalize with your own text and photos. WordPress provides tons of free amazing themes that will suit your business needs. You can choose any theme template to customize on WordPress.
WordPress offers default themes, or you can browse and install themes from the WP theme library. In order to install theme from WP theme library, click on “Appearance” and then “Theme.” If you want to stick with the default theme choose the “Customize” button shown under the Appearance option to change as per your tastes.
Step 5: Set up plugins
WordPress also offers a number of free plugins. Plugins are extensions that are used to expand WordPress’ functionalities and add extra features to your site that don’t come default. You can use these plugins to change the look of your site as you wish by adding photo galleries, submission forms and more and optimize your website as the best.
Adding important plugins is crucial to create a WordPress website. These important plugins include security, cache, backup, and SEO. You can add plugins by clicking “Plugin” option of the menu. WP library also has a wide range of useful plugins or you can get them from other sources as well.
Step 6: Add content
Producing good content is one of the most important steps in creating a WordPress website. As you always hear, content is the king. If you want your website to succeed and your business shine more brighter you will have to produce original, informative, compelling, and of course useful contents.
Step 7: Create Pages
The seventh step to create a WordPress website is to add pages to the site. As we mentioned earlier, pages are like About, Contact, Pricing, and Policy pages. You can easily add a new page to your site by clicking on “Pages” and “Add New” on your Dashboard.
First, you need to give a title for your page, let’s call this page ‘Home’. After that, you can add content to the page. The content may include text, links, images, embedded videos, audios, etc. After adding content to your page, you can click on the publish button to make it visible for your readers. You can also add more pages for different sections of your website.
Step 8: Promote your WordPress site
This last step stands out in your process to create a WordPress website. You are not finished yet but, I must say, just started. After you have completed the process of making a WordPress website, now you must have a clear and long term marketing plan to reach your target market. Without a plan, you will not be successful in your new endeavour.
There are a lot of cheap and even free effective ways to market your business website. Social media is a great platform you can use for this purpose. By integrating with social media, your website can reach to a larger audience in a blink of an eye.
Conclusion: It is easy to create a WordPress website
To sum up, with a few simple steps you can create a new WordPress website for your business. Though I haven’t gone into the depth of things, the above-mentioned steps will definitely guide you to create one. What all you will need is a bit of patience to explore more and find new things.