Having a website is pretty cool, right? Websites help us not only sell our products and services across the globe, but locally as well. I should know because I have a dozen of them. However, to run one, you must create one first. You don't need to go to the Best Web Design Services; you can create your own website in your office or home. Follow this step-by-step, and you will be prepared to start your website as soon as possible.
Before we start, you need to know that there are hundreds of different website building tools, or Content Management Systems [CMS], in the market today. These platforms include WordPress, Wix, Joomla, and Drupal. You should also know that you can code your website from scratch. However, this is not advisable, because it will take much of your time and the results won't be so great. So, which one of the four platforms should you go for?
In my opinion, WordPress is the most accessible platform to work with. It is most flexible, and you can use it to build any website, including small-scaled business websites, online shops, and large enterprises. Compared to other website builders that are expensive and very limited, WordPress is cheap and offers unlimited options. It is also more user-friendly than other website builders. This is what makes WordPress perfect for beginners. Now, let me outline how you can build your website from scratch.
Find and Register a Domain Name
The first step in the website creation process is to get a web hosting, register, and get yourself a domain name. A domain is what identifies your company or business in the World Wide Web. It is like your home address, but for the internet. The host, on the other hand, is a service that connects your site to the internet. This allows you to store your images, content, and website files on the internet. You need it to be visible to the internet. If you want your visitors to take you seriously, you need to own your domain name instead of having your site on someone else’s domain. It is also affordable. Generally, your website won't exist without a domain name and hosting service.
Setting up Your Website
Now that you have your domain name and host, you can start with the setup process. This is the first step in owning and running your business online. To begin with, you need to install WordPress for your domain.
How to Install WordPress
There are two ways to install your WordPress website. One is more straightforward than the other one.
You can install WordPress using a “one-click installation.” This is the easiest way, and almost every reliable company has incorporated this method in their site creation since it helps them create websites very first.
To do this, head to your hosting, log in, and go to your control panel. Look for the “WordPress” or “Website” icon and choose the domain where you want to install your new website. Click the “Install Now,” and you will access your website.
You can choose the manual way of installing WordPress. This is for those hosting companies that don't offer the option to install WordPress automatically.
Design Your Website
You have now successfully installed your WordPress to your domain, but the looks are quite basic and lack uniqueness. The next step is website designing. Since you want to brand and establish your own identity, this is when you pick the theme that will tell your story best. This design template tells WordPress how it should look. You can pick from 1500+ professionally designed ideas that you can customize to your feel. Most of these themes are free and highly customizable.
Add Content to Your Website
Everything is now ready, and you can begin to create and post content on your website. Here are the basics of adding content to your website:
To add and edit pages:
Go to the sidebar in the WordPress Dashboard for “Pages” -> “Add New”.
There you have it. An efficient and effective way to create your own simple website. I trust that you are now well informed about website creation. Although there are many tools to help you with this, the best platform to build your site is WordPress.
Naman Modi, Author
Naman Modi is a Professional Blogger, SEO Expert & Guest blogger at NamanModi.com, He is an Award-Winning Freelancer & Web Entrepreneur helping new entrepreneurs launch their first successful online business.
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