Perplexing and Bursty Guide to Building a Website with WordPress
Are you a modern-day digital warrior looking to create a website that will set the world on fire? One that is not just professional-looking, but also fast and easy to manage? If so, congratulations for being on the right path. There is no doubt that building a website with WordPress is one of the most important skills to have in today’s digital world. In this comprehensive (and mysterious) guide, we will reveal everything you need to know to unleash your website on the world.
Step 1: Choosing a Domain Name and Host
If you want to give your website a life of its own, you must start with choosing a domain name and a host. Your domain name should be memorable, easy to spell and relevant to your website’s purpose. Your host, on the other hand, is where your website will live on the internet. Look for a hosting provider that can give you the best deal like Bluehost, SiteGround or Hostinger.
Step 2: Installing WordPress
Have you chosen your domain name and hosting service? Now it’s time to get your hands dirty by installing WordPress. Don’t worry, most hosting providers have a one-click installation process for WordPress to make things easier for you. Once you’ve logged into your hosting account, navigate to the cPanel dashboard and click on the WordPress icon. Follow the prompts and install the application on your website’s domain. Simple, right?
Step 3: Setting Up Your Website
With WordPress installed, it’s time to customize your site to meet your needs. Once you log in to your WordPress dashboard, you’ll be greeted with a range of options for customizing your site’s design and functionality. Check out the pre-installed themes that you can use, or you can take it up a notch and purchase a premium theme or use a page builder such as Elementor or Divi. It’s now time to add valuable content to your website, such as pages, blog posts, images, and videos.
Step 4: Customizing Your Website Design and Functionality
With content in place, it’s now time to fluff it up by customizing the design and functionality of your website. Changing colors, fonts, layout and adding new features or widgets will all make your website unique. With WordPress, you can easily navigate to the Appearance tab on your WordPress dashboard and select the Customize option. Here you can change your website’s color scheme, fonts, and layout. To add new features or widgets to your website, use plugins to enhance its functionality. That simple.
Step 5: Optimizing Your Website for Search Engines
Now that your website looks great, it’s time to make it visible to your target audience. To do that, you must optimize your website for search engines. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) involves optimizing content, metadata and structure to make it more visible to Google, Bing and other search engines. Make sure your content contains relevant keywords, metadata is correctly set up, and website structure is user-friendly.
Step 6: Launching Your Website to the World
You are almost there! After optimizing your website for search engines, it’s time to launch it to the world. This involves updating your website’s DNS records to point to your new website, and submitting your website to search engines and directories. With your domain registrar’s dashboard, update your domain’s DNS records to point to your new website. You can submit your website to search engines and directories using Google Search Console or Bing Webmaster Tools.
There you have it – a comprehensive but perplexing guide to building a website with WordPress. Even with no prior experience in website design or development, you can now create a professional-looking website that is optimized for search engines and user-friendly. Follow these steps, and your website will be up and running in no time!