Create A WordPress Website from Scratch
Creating a WordPress website is much easier when compared to that of other platforms. You need not be a professional coder but should have the eagerness to learn and this is enough for one to build a WordPress website by his/her own.
Here, in this article, we are going to show you briefly about how to build a WordPress website step by step.
Here is the overflow of the steps to be followed:
- Pick and register a domain name FREE
- Choose the preferred web hosting platform
- Install and Get Started with WordPress
- Select Theme, install plugins
- Create Pages with WordPress
- Complete your website
ASK THESE QUESTIONS TO YOURSELF?
An Organization, Firm, Writers, Bloggers (or) Freelancers who want to have a digital presence and show their portfolio.
A Domain name, web hosting provider and some knowledge in WordPress web development to build a new website.
It fully depends on the type of website you prefer to have. Blog type, Company website (or) E-commerce website. It may range from $100 onward. (INR 8000 onwards).
- Square Space
Now, follow these steps to do it:
Step 1: Pick and register a domain name for FREE
Now, you have to pick a name for your website. It will be better if you remember the below-mentioned points when choosing one, the domain name should be
- Unique and simple
- Easy to remember and type
- It could be a brand (or) Keyword type.
What is a domain name? Take, https://duridigital.com which is the URL. And, duridigital.com is the domain name.
Go to Bluehost domain availability and look out for the availability of the name you prefer.
DO NOT BUY DOMAIN NAME BEFORE HOSTING. BUY HOSTING FIRST. IT’S FREE.
Step 2: Choose the preferred web hosting service
After getting an idea of the domain name, you should buy a hosting plan to make your website live on the internet.
Well, some hosting plan provides with FREE DOMAIN and thus you should not buy domain first rather you should purchase on web hosting service.
Related article: Choose and buy the best from the list of best web hosting providers in 2020.
There is a list of hosting providers like Bluehost, Hostinger, Siteground, Hostgator, etc., and now, let’s lookout for the Bluehost hosting plan for bloggers.
FEATURES IN PLAN:
- FREE Domain Name for 1st Year
- FREE SSL Certificate
- Easy WordPress Install
- 24/7 Customer Support
- 30-day Money-back Guarantee
- Hosting starts from $2.95/month. BUY NOW!
Select the cheap and best plan for you. Go on to get a Free domain and buy the hosting plan.
Step 3: Install and Get started with WordPress and a Theme
On the Bluehost Cpanel, install WordPress application and log into it. Create a WordPress account for your blog and complete the basic setup.
Next comes the theme selection for your blog. Here is the list of basic themes for a blog,
- Astra Theme
- Hestia Theme
- Ocean WP
I recommend you to use any of the 3 themes as these are the best and very useful of all. These themes are suitable for all types of websites.
Useful Article: Top 8 Recommended Free WordPress Themes for Bloggers
Useful Article: How to Safely Update your WordPress Website
Step 4: Install the essential WordPress plugins
The introduction of plugins makes a lot of work to be easily done. You can build our website by yourself just by using simple drag and drop builders and editors.
Important note: Deactivate all the plugins that are preinstalled and install again the needed ones.
List of essential plugins and extensions once you start a WordPress blog,
- Yoast SEO
- Jetpack by WordPress
- Contact Form 7
Take a view of the list of WordPress Plugins and install the essential ones.
Step 5: Setup the WordPress site and Create Pages
You need content on the website. You have to add all the other content on the website. Here are the list,
- Home Page
- About Page
- Contact Page
- Install the theme recommended plugins
- Go to pages and delete all the sample pages. (Also from the trash)
- Customize the website identity. For that, go to appearance and customize options.
- Customize the headers, menu, size and all.
- Use Elementor to drag and drop the sections and complete the website.
Step 6: Complete your website
In WordPress, you don’t have to code to build a website. after doing the basics of setting up WordPress go on to Elementor.
Create all the necessary pages and customize them.
Use the drag and drop features to build a beautiful website.
Refer to the above video of Taylor Moore (WordPress Expert) and build your own website step by step.
Step 7: Master it!
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A Blogger and Digital Marketing Executive. Hamza Shariff started Duri Digital as a passion to empower readers to learn and update their knowledge & skills in the digital marketing field.
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