How To Make A Website With WordPress ??Setting up a website is much easier nowadays. Many think coding skill(HTML, JAVA, CSS, PHP and etc,.) is much needed to develop/create to develop a professional website.
Absolutely that’s not true.
It sounds difficult, moreover, you don’t need any web developer to create your dream website. After this in-depth article How To Make A Website With WordPress, be sure you will have your brand new website in your hand. I don’t want to waste your valuable time so let’s begin our work.
Why we need a website:
Your website is your first home to your business because your website is the first place your customer will arrive to get more information about you and your business or service.
Even when you are sleeping your website will run 24/7 and promote your products.
Nowadays,in 2021 only facebook and instagram won’t improve your business.
Here are some reasons why you need a website.
10 solid reasons why you need a website?
- It provides you brand credibility.
- Build relationships with your clients.
- Businesses with websites are easily Accessible.
- Make your brand more visible to customers.
- Seo-benefits from google search
- People can easily judge your reputation .
- Online marketing
- Easily target your customer
- To show your product/ services in best way
- Your competitor already built a website.
7 main steps to build your brand new website/Blog.
Step 1: Think twice about what type of website you need to build.
Step 2: Register for a domain name
Step 3: Making a website live or online.
Step 4: Test your website.
Step 5: Design your website.
Step 6: Your first content.
Step 7: launch and Get traffic
Think twice what type of website you need to build.
When you have an understanding of what you want on your blog/website then starting a website is simpler.
You should go on to the next level if you already decide which website you like.(How To Make A Website With WordPress)
You will find the most popular kinds of websites here if you are out of ideas:
- Personal website or a blog (example: Freelancer, business consultant)
- Small business website (example: Coffee shop)
- Portfolio (example: Professional photographer)
- eCommerce website (example: For selling products)
- Non-profit website (example: Organizations, events)
Your website should be an all-around blend. Many of these types can be interlinked and combined.
A blog can even include an online shop, or a company website may include a blog.
Register for domain name
Now you will have an idea, which website you are going to start. so,what is the next step.
Next step is smily you need a name for your website.
Domain name is nothing your website name .this will be your online address like we are having (blogwithm24.com)
Every website has a unique name so that your customer or client can easily access it.
How to pick your domain name??
Please keep the following points in mind before choosing a domain name to your website.
- Easy to remember
- Easy to type
- Easy to pronounce.
- Easy to brandable
A custom domain name like www.blogwithm24.com may cause you $5 to $10 a year. It completely differs on the name you are choosing.No need to worry I will share some tricks to save your $10 while purchasing a domain name.
Again you need to keep come points to be remembered before purchasing your domain name.
Pick .com / .net / .org these are the most common domain name ending with.But i prefer to choose (.COM)
If you are making a website for your company, then your domain name should match your company name,for example, Google is a company having a domain www.google.com
If you are making a personal website or portfolio, you can keep your name in that domain for example WWW.YOURNAME.COM
Your name should be easy to remember, easy to pronounce, and never confuse so make your name unique.
you can use the following site to choose your domain, these are the most popular domain name registries.
They all domain registration and it only take less than 10 min to activate your .com,.net and.org domain
Here are the few things you do not suppose to do while selecting your domain
- Don’t use long term make it simple
- Don’t register with .info .ln bla bla bla , because it will affect your search engine ranking so please give priority to ( .com )
So now you may ask how can I save that $10.here is your answer. As I promised here is my Answer.
Making a website live/online.
Here are the next steps needed to make your website live/online but how??
You need two things to make your website online.(How To Make A Website With WordPress)
Simply, Hosting and website builders.
Hosting is a place where you are going to store all your data . Without hosting you can not bring your site online.
The website builder is a platform where you are going to build and customize your website.
To make it simple we are going to use WordPress as a building platform and in hosting we are going to install WordPress.
This will help your site to stay online 24*7 anyone can access it at any time.
Here are some web hosting options for new sites cheap and effective.
I have already discussed details on how to choose web hosting and what are all the types.
Many hosting provides free WordPress with one-click installation.
But why I’m choosing WordPress as my website builder??
WordPress is popular and very easy and user-friendly. an interesting fact is almost 56%of websites nowadays are built by WordPress.
Please don’t confuse about wordpress.com and self-hosted WordPress (wordpress.org)
What we all need is self-hosted WordPress (wordpress.org)
To make all your work simple, signup with a hosting provider and get a self-hosted WordPress, which will reduce all your work by 95%.
I recommend choosing BLUEHOST as your web hosting as it is simple, safe, secure, and much more cost.
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Here are the few features provided by Bluehost which made this an ideal choice.
- Free domain name (as i said i can save your $10)
- Free ssl certificate.
- Unlimited storage.
- Unlimited bandwidth.
- Easy to use
- Money back guarantee .
You can find here a detailed article on BLUEHOST REVIEWS
MOREOVER, IT CAST ONLY $2 PER MONTH.
The setup process is quite simple and same in all hosting.in this actrice i’m going to host and install wordpress in BLUEHOST.
Follow these steps to set up a WordPress website in web hosting account
Step 1 : go to bluehost.com
Step 2 : select get started now.
Step 3 : Selecting a cheapest hosting plan as a beginner is enough.(BASIC)
Step 4 : Enter your domain name or enter a domain name that you already purchased from hosting name providers. (you can claim your free domain name here)
Step 5 :fill your contact form select a package keep eye and un select the extras.select only $2.99/month
Step6: start your payment,you can pay via credit/debit card or if you want to pay via PayPal
When you have completed your order, Bluehost will also set up your website for you in the next 10 minutes.
All the processes will be done automatically.(one-click installation) It will help to save time for beginners and non-techy guys.
Update domain name server:(How To Make A Website With WordPress)
Now you have installed a word press on Bluehost.
If you have purchased a domain name in different domain name providers like GoDaddy, name cheap, etc,.
Then you have to update the domain name server.
Don’t panic, it is a very simple procedure. keep following.
- Login to the domain providers (godaddy etc)
- Find your domain and select setting >> manage >>DNS
- Here you can change your name server .
- Add the following nameserver.
Bluehost nameservers: ns1.bluehost.com / ns2.bluehost.com
- Click “Submit your changes” and allow 2-48 hours for DNS to connect.
Now your brand new website is set ready.
Test your website.
Your website is ready and it is hosted online. for testing enter your URL in the address bar your website will appear with HELLO WORLD.
If not try 2-3 hours later (sometimes it may take a bit of time )still can’t see try clearing your cookies and cache. still not working please contact your service provider. It has a live chat option 100% you will get support from a provider.
Make sure your website has SSL certificate:
SSL is a protocol that encrypts the data sent between a server and web browser.your site will be secure if it is activated .it will be provided by service providers.
If SSL is not activated your website seems to be not secure.
You will see HTTP:// instead of HTTPS:// if it is not activated.
How to activate ssl certificate in Bluehost:
- Login to bluehost control panels.
- Click the My Sites tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
- Locate the site you wish to activate the free SSL for and click the Manage button.
- Open the Security tab.
- Under Security Certificate, toggle the Free SSL ON.
Once you’ve turned the SSL on, it can take a few hours to install and activate. In some situations, we may need you to take action to complete the process. If so, you’ll receive an email with instructions.
Login to wordpress :
Login to the admin panel by typing your domainname.com/wp-admin.you will find the following login page.
Add your email address and password you chose,when you first installed WordPress through your web hosting provider. Now your website is ready.(How To Make A Website With WordPress)
Design your blog/website:(How To Make A Website With WordPress)
If your blog is well designed, your readers would appreciate it. Because the first impression is the last impression. If you fail to impress your visitor at first sight probably you will lose your traffic even if you have good content.
Just imagine people will remember you if you wear good outfits, probably the website remains the same logic!!
As you are using WordPress as your builder you no need to worry about design because WordPress has its own ready-made costume themes.
It includes paid and free themes as a beginner you need not to go on paid themes. But if you need to be professional then you have to go to paid themes. so that you have a quality design to your blog/website/
Before choosing a theme please keep this point in mind that themes you are choosing should be very light weighted because it helps your site to load much faster.
You can use ASTRA, one of the best themes on my website (blogwithm24.com)is designed by ASTRA.
Once you choose these themes then you can start editing your blog design (customize) moreover as a beginner it will take you only one hour or less.
And,there are many paid themes available(lot) still i recommend ASTRA. Because of simple, quick ,low consumption ,fast loading and light weight.
Must have wordpress Plugins:
While there are numerous niche plugins that can be useful, there are also a number of must-have plugins that are useful on any website, including a blog.
When you first start a new WordPress site, these are the recommended plugins you’ll want to install
- Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights
- WP Super Cache
- Yoast SEO
- Jetpack by WordPress.com
Above the list contains several popular and common WordPress plugins that you can install to ensure the standard functions are enabled on your blog.
How to install wordpress plugin:(How To Make A Website With WordPress)
Installing a plugin is quite easy in wordpress.so i don’t want to waste your time just follow the upcoming simple steps.
- Go to Plugins → Add New
- If you chose a free plugin at WordPress.org, search for the plugin by name and click Install Now.
- If you purchased a premium plugin, click the Upload Plugin button and upload the ZIP file you should have received when you purchased the plugin.
Make sure to Activate the plugin after installing it.
You can always manage your existing plugins by going to the Plugins tab:
If you have followed me till now you have your own blog/website in your hand. hearty congrats..!!!
This next step is where you are expected to expand on the knowledge base and create new content, but it must be done over the lifetime.
So, what do you need to do after creating a successful wordpress blog??
Simply, content planning and your first blog post.
Start writing your first blog:
Beginning the first article would be the most interesting part.
Mistakes are made by someone who don’t follow any piece of advice:These are few simple suggestions to prevent mistakes being made by first-timers:
Don’t write it for your computer screen alone.Put yourself in the reader’s place of someone who might be looking at your content.
To start with, you should write in the first person, since there is only one person reading your blog.
There are also places in this article where you are reading it alone.
That is why you can remember, “I” and “You” is my main reference point.
If you plan to write about the subject, then you should explore all its aspects. Use at least 3000+ words (recommended) because google loves to rank higher content.
Don’t simply copy images from google. instead, you can get images from royalty-free websites like pixel,pixabay, photogen and etc
Add important pages to your website:
The single most important aspect of your website is the web page to write content. Much like we can’t picture a city without buildings, it is difficult to imagine that the website doesn’t have any web pages..
When we are describing web pages, it’s technically correct to say that they are all documents on the Internet.
Your Word template is somewhat similar to a conventional but it has the web elements such as the header and footer on it.
Creating a WordPress web page is easy But before we begin, let’s discuss what page to create on your website.
For the majority of websites, these are common and most important:
- HOME PAGE – visitors’ first impression of the website that the homepage.
- ABOUT PAGE- page explaining what your website is about and what service you provide.
- CONTACT PAGE – page to help visitors to contact you
- BLOG PAGE – to list your regular content (depends).
- PRODUCT/SERVICE PAGE – helps visitors to find what service you provide.
- SHOP – letting you visitor to purchase (eCommerce)
Many of the above pages will be of the same design — the only variation will be on the page content itself.
Essentially, if you can be skilled at creating one page, you will have learned how to create all of them.
So, let’s begin by creating some pages for your website.
How to create a page :(How To Make A Website With WordPress)
Building a web page is more simple in WordPress. In this article, I’m going to create a separate blog page as an example.
you can follow the same steps for building another important page.
The reason I’m showing this is because in WordPress once you created and uploaded your content all your posts will be on the homepage.
with the help of these steps, you can create a separate page for the blog.
Click new>>page You will get the same window as above.
just enter a page name. I use as BLOG and click publish
A new page has created and you can view your page by clicking the view page .
Now you can see that a new page has created. Now you can start to customize the page.
Drive traffic to your blog:
Congratulations, you have posted your intro and your first blog post is now online.
Now the real and most important game begin.
Many fail here and leave blogging. That is TRAFFIC.
Getting traffic is not an easy task.
There are many ways to drive traffic to your website. some tips I will share with you.
- Free course
- Guest posting
- Email marketing
It doesn’t matter if you run a blog, an e-commerce store, or have a website for your business; driving free web traffic to your website is ultimately a critical element of making money online.
In this article, I’m going to show you how I get Fast and Free web Traffic and visitors to my website and blogs.