How to create a WordPress websitešŸ”„ step by step guide

How to create a WordPress website? Through the step by step guide, you can learn the fast and simple way of creating a website. There is no need to learn coding for this.

By reading this article you can create your own sites and instead of going to the expensive website designer, you can save your money by making it yourself.

How to create a WordPress website?

Let me help you avoid some mistakes, if you get stuck using this guide or don't understand anything, feel free to comment.

Before you begin, read this:

There are hundreds of different website CMS platforms. Examples- WordPress, Drupal, WP Engine, Joomla, Blogger.
You can also design your website from scratch, but it takes longer time.

Why do most people use WordPress to create websites?

Distribution for websites using CMS technologies

WordPress is currently the most popular technology in this category.

  • Wordpress 48%
  • Drupal 5%
  • Joomla 2%
  • Blogger 1%
  • WP Engine3%
  • Other 41%

Because it is completely independent. And WordPress is the easiest platform that is easily used to create business websites, online websites, blogs and more.

Why use WordPress to create a website?

  • WordPress vs. HTML and CSS: Learning HTML can take up to 6 months. Having a basic knowledge of HTML allows you to understand things more quickly, but if you want to build a website in a day or two, learning HTML is not a viable option.
  • WordPress vs. Website Builders: Website builders are expensive and often very limited. They are good for single page websites, but not for many.
  • WordPress vs Joomla / Drupal: WordPress is more user friendly.

But I suggest beginners to create a website with WordPress.
If you have not yet selected the stage. You can decide later and you will not need to download / install anything. In most web hosting you can install WordPress, Joomla and Drupal with one-click.

How to create a blog website in minutes.

Step 1

Web hosting and domain name

To install WordPress, you will need two things:

First of all, you need a domain name, the domain name should match your subject / business.
The other thing you need is web hosting (connect the site to the Internet). Where you store Image, Video and Website Files. Without web hosting, the website will not appear on the Internet.

Where to enter domain name and how to get web hosting?

You can buy hosting and domain name from famous company like Bluehost, Godaddy, go to the official website and select the plan.

Hosting prices can start at 200 / m *, and they are currently offering a free domain name for the first year.

After purchasing hosting and domain name from famous company like GoDaddy, HostGator, Bluehost, read Step 2.

Step 2

Set up your WordPress website.

Once you purchase the domain name and set up web hosting, you are well prepared!

Now it's time to install WordPress on your website. The first thing you need to do to install WordPress in your domain.

Installing WordPress

You can install WordPress with "One Click Install" by going to cPanel.
Almost every reliable and good hosting company offers one click installation for WordPress.

If you have signed up with Bluehost or any other similar hosting company, then you should find "One Click Installation" in your cPanel.

Here are the steps that should be followed in almost all the big web hosting companies.

Sign in to your hosting account.

  • Login to your cPanel
  • See "WordPress" icon.
  • Select the domain where you want to set up wordpress website.
  • Click the "Install Now" button and you will have access to your new WordPress website.
  • During installation you need Setup Admin username and password.

Step 3

Once you successfully install WordPress from your hosting, you will see a very simple site.

You need a website theme. There are unlimited professionally designed themes available, which you can choose and customize for yourself.
Most WordPress themes are free to use.
Here you have to find the theme of your choice.

Login to your WordPress Dashboard

If you do not know how to login? type: (give website name / wp-admin).

Install free WordPress themes

Once you are on the dashboard, you get the maximum free theme! Just search "Appearance" in the sidebar, then click on "Theme".

Most themes are both free and paid, before buying a premium theme, I suggest that you use the free theme at least for some time.

Once you find the theme of your choice, activate it after "Install".

Installing a WordPress Theme - You can change your theme as many times as you want, without having to worry about losing things you have created.

Step 4

Add Content to Your Website

With the theme installed, you are ready to start creating content. Let's look at some basics:

Add and edit pages

Add a "service" page, or "about us" page, or "contact us" page to your website.

You can create a new About, Contact Services page by clicking "Page">" Add new "in the sidebar of the Wordpress Dashboard.

You get a screen that you can see like Microsoft Word. And text color, size, image insert, video, bullet, bold, italic, underline, text alignment, etc.

Post or page editing in Wordpress

If you want your new page to be linked to your navigation bar,

Click "Appearance"> "Menu" in the sidebar of the WordPress dashboard.
Find the page you created and click the checkbox next to it to add it to the list, and then click "Add to Menu".

If you want to add a blog to the menu on your website, you can use different categories. Suppose you want to create a category called "blog", then add it to your menu and start writing posts.

To create a category, you need to go to "Post", then click "Add new category" in "Categories" and name the category.

After this you add this category to the menu. For this you can add or remove posts, categories, pages, links in the navigation menu of your website by going to Dashboard> Appearance> Menu.

Step 5

WordPress Setting and Customize

Changing Title and Tagline

The title of the website tells searchers about your website. Which is the domain name of your website.

How to change your website title and tagline?

Go to "Dashboard> Settings> General" and change the title and tagline.
Disable or enable comments for posts and pages

Business / organization sites mostly do not allow their visitors to comment on their website. Because the comment here is disabled.

How to enable or disable comments on a page / post:

When you are writing a new post, click "Screen Options" in the upper right corner.

After clicking on the "Discussion" box, a "comment box" will appear below. Here you can deny or allow.

But if you want to reject or allow comments on all posts / pages simultaneously, how will it happen?

Go to "Dashboard> Settings> Discussion" and uncheck the checkbox of "Allow people to post comments on a new article". And you can do more settings from here.

Setting Static Front Page

If your home page looks like a blog post (in which your latest post appears at the top.), You can make your main page "static".

Go to "Dashboard> Settings> Reading" In the front page display you will find two options.

Your latest post
A static page (choose below)

Sidebar customization

Most WordPress themes have a sidebar on the right. If you want to change something in the sidebar, you have preferences, such as social media links, popular posts, comments, advertisements, and more.

Go to "Dashboard> Appearance> Widgets". From here you can add various "boxes" to your sidebar using drag and drop.

The widget also has an "HTML box", where you can use HTML code.

Plugin for WordPress are built to enhance the convenience of WordPress such as functions, design, online payment and more .. which add features and functions to your site.

You can use plugins to link photos, online stores, websites from submissions.

How to install a new plugin in your wordpress website?

To install plugins go to "Dashboard> Plugins". The plugin is easy to install - once you find a plugin, you can click "Install". Keep in mind that before installing WordPress plugins, read about that plugin, also check the rating.

Congratulations - your website is ready!

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