Making your own WordPress website doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it’s actually pretty simple! From the 2017 Usage Statistics, WordPress now runs 27% of all websites. That’s over a quarter of the world’s websites being created on WordPress. If a quarter of the world can do it, then you can too. Not only is WordPress easy to use, it’s simple interface makes anybody creating a website feel like a tech-genius. Creating a beautifully designed and functioning website is a great way to increase your company’s visibility and set yourself up for success. Read below for five simple ways you can start making your own WordPress website today!
The first step in making your WordPress website is finding the perfect domain name. If you’re creating your website for a business or company, then the job’s already done for you. For a business website, the best domain name is one with your company or brand’s name in it. If you’re creating a website for a blog, personal use or to share your hobby, then you can get creative! Whatever domain name you choose make sure it’s short, catchy and most importantly easy to type.
Now that you’ve come up with the perfect domain name, it’s time to start thinking about hosting. When it comes to hosting on WordPress you really have two options: shared hosting and managed WordPress hosting. If you’re a WordPress newbie and not super knowledgeable in tech, we always recommend you go with shared hosting as an easy and affordable way to host your WordPress Website. As you gain experience and knowledge, you can always upgrade your hosting later.
The next step is to start making your WordPress site visually appealing by choosing a theme. You can easily do this by going to the Appearance button on the toolbar and choosing “themes.” There you will find a variety of free and paid themes that you can choose from. When deciding on what theme is best for you, consider the type of website you’re creating, your brand, and the functions you want it to have. Once you find the perfect theme for you, it’s as easy as installing and activating it to get your website going.
After you’ve got your theme all set up, you’re going to want to start considering adding plugins and pages. Plugins are pieces of code that perform specific functions on your website. Adding plugins can help you do things like SEO optimize your site and easily share your content on social media. Adding pages can help you customize the content that’s on your site. Different types of sites need different pages. For example, if you’re an e-commerce site, you might need a page that lists all your products and a page for checkout in addition to the more common about and contact form pages.
The last thing to do to create your own WordPress website is to start creating content and flesh out your site! Let your viewers know who you are with a detailed About Us page, encourage them to follow you on social media with a Contact page, and keep them up to date on what you’re doing with a Blog. Make sure you SEO optimize all of your content to get the most out of your website possible!
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