How to create a website
Website creation is not easy when you are from non-technical background but from wordpress it’s kind of easy to make if you get small training of how to use wordpress and its dashboard.
Now we will discuss step by step guide on how to build your own website by using wordpress:
Step 1- Setup
Word press is free for everyone to download and use to build any kind of website without any restrictions, so the cost of using word press is equal to zero but domain name and hosting requires some investment.
A domain name is your website’s address on the internet and all websites on the internet need hosting. This will be your website’s home on the internet.
We can purchase domain name and hosting from Go daddy or from other websites as per requirement but first we have think of a domain name that should be unique and easy to remember for the customers. Select a plan from go daddy for domain and hosting and add to cart and finalize the payment using UPI or card payment options. After choosing domain name you will be asked to provide your account information such as name, address, email, etc.
After completing your purchase. You’ll receive an email with details on how to login to your website hosting control panel (cpanel). This is your hosting dashboard where you manage everything like getting support, setting up emails, etc. Most importantly, this is where you’ll install wordpress.
Step 2. Install wordpress
In cpanel dashboard you will see different icons but you don’t have to use them, all you have to do is click on wordpress icon and install it.
You have to create a cpanel login I’d and password and wordpress admin I’d and password to login the word press.
Step 3. Add a theme
The visual appearance of your wordpress is controlled by a wordpress theme. WordPress themes are professionally design templates that you can install on your website to change its appearance.
You can search themes and activate or customize those themes as per your requirements.
Step 4. Add content to your site
Every website has some content in it as per its niche likewise you have to add content according to niche of the website as it will have different pages likes home page, contact us page, about us page, services page, and you have to add unique content to describe your website niche so that user can read and understand the purpose of the website.
Add pages and write content to describe your website services and niche and make it unique as the crawler will come and read and rank the website likewise.
Step 5. Customizing and tweaking your website
Now that you have created some content on your website, you will be able to customize and pull it all in a nice presentable shape on your website.
Step 6. Add plugins
WordPress plugins are like apps for your wordpress site. They allow you to add features to your wordpress site.
Here is the list of some of the wordpress plugins which you can use to add more feature to your website:
- Contact form7
- Monster insights- to track activity of the users
- Social media widget
- Ninja forms
- Insert header & footer
- Classic editor
Step7. Mastering word press
After adding content, pages, plugins you can make your website like a professional website designer by adding some more videos and images to your website or by adding payment gateway option for purchases.