When creating a new website, you need to use some kind of script or a cms to control the content and what the site displays to the public. In this article we will show you how to make a wordpress website. This will be a 7 easy steps tutorial for the beginners as well as advanced users. Read below and follow these easy steps to get a website literally within minutes from starting. This will also be beneficial on the long run as wordpress is famous for its great SEO capabilities.
1. Choose a hosting package for your wordpress website
When choosing your hosting, you have so many options, from a bunch of hosting companies. We have detailed much more on the wordpress hosting in our article for a proper decision. But to keep things short, you will have to get something within your budget. If you want to know a specific cost to have a decent server, we think something between 10-20$ a month will be the minimum.
The hosting can include:
- shared hosting which is the cheapest
- vps hosting, which is better and recommended for most regular cases
- wordpress cloud hosting which is quite popular these days
- fully dedicated server hosting, for heavy usage cases
- amazon aws, google compute, microsoft azure and others
2. Choose your domain name
Usually the hosting company will also give you the chance to get a domain name, and you will buy the domain name as a bundle with hosting. The domain name must be catchy, and must describe your brand or be something suggestive to your business or domain of activity.
The domain name will help you link the hosting server to a name that people can remember very easily, and they connect through a DNS server. You would put the hosting ip into the domain registrar and connect your domain name with your hosting server.
3. Install wordpress in your hosting
Most hosting companies will give you a cpanel or plesk panel access, or just softaculous access. These offer you a one click install for wordpress. And usually these can be done in a matter of 2-3 minutes. So in under 5 minutes you get wordpress installed and ready to go. From here you can set your theme up, and start writing content. Usually if you get good at this you would do all these steps in under 1 hour for each site.
4. Choose a wordpress theme
When choosing a wordpress theme there are so many options and we would need an article of 1 million words and more , to explain all of them. You would have to choose a theme that is best for your business , and expresses the looks and design that fits your domain of activity. There are also themes that are niched, like auction themes to build an auction website, or freelancer themes, to build a freelancer marketplace website.
5. Add some posts and content to your website
The most important thing in your site is the content. Your site is indexed by the search engines based on your content. And your website visitors will be on your site because of the content. Either is video, photo or just articles or blog posts, the content must be present on your website. WordPress comes with a powerful admin side which lets you add blog posts, articles, pages and content in general that will be consumed by your viewers.
Also wordpress has a great seo capability where everything can be controlled by some seo plugins and the description, titles, and seo optimisation will be an easy thing to do even for a beginner.
6. Customise the content and aspect of the website
Customising the website will be quite easy but it depends on the theme you use. Some themes come with a greater extent of options, and some might require custom coding to do changes, but almost all will come with basic options to change your logo, site title, menus, landing pages. Usually these themes come with the support of a page builder like divi, elementor, beaver builder or others.
7. Install your plugins and optimise speed
Finally you will need to install some plugins. We recommend something for security, like wordfence, something for seo, like yoast seo plugin, something for page speed like litecache. So any plugins that can help you managing the site better and faster is warm welcomed. But you must be aware to not go nuts with so many plugins. We consider 15-25 plugins for one site is more than enough.