PUBLISHED: JULY 10, 2017 – BLOG: CREATE A WORDPRESS WEBSITE IN MINUTES NO CODING KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
Everyone wants to make an online presence whether they are small scale industries or big multinationals. The “Internet Phenomenon” is the most trending principle for a business organization. Even in this stage, people are evolving. Now online resume website which is used to showcase one’s talents and skills are used. We know them as a portfolio website. So, in a nutshell, my point is every professional is moving into this internet realm and giving it a go.
In this article, I am going to provide you some simple and crisp steps to make a WordPress website hassle-free. Just stay with this me and by the end of this article, you’ll be able to break the shackles and easily build your website using the famous content management system aka ‘WordPress’.
Before getting started I want to clear that through this Do It Yourself guide you’ll be able to not just create the WordPress website but also index it in the search engine. So, let’s get you started.
What Do You Need For A Website?
A name for your domain: This will be the name of your website like mywebsite.com
Hosting for WordPress: This is the place where your website files will be stored.
Steps to Follow to create a WordPress website –
Now, you know what you need to create a WordPress website. So, let’s get you directly to the point.
Here you go.
STEP ONE: Domain Registration
Now, I understand Shakespeare says, “What is in the name.” But believe it or not, the name of your domain got everything to do with your website. If your website’s domain has nothing to do with the type of content you present, then don’t think for a second that the website will go on intensely.
If you are building a website for your business, then you might want to keep it as same as your company’s name (Or name relevant to it). ‘Domain name must be relevant’ and that is the bottom line.
Here are some tips to help you to decide a domain name.
- It must be relevant to your website’s content (Its a must).
- It must be easy to pronounce and spell.
- Try to keep it short.
Why am I focusing this much on just a name? Because I need you to be careful with the one thing that can make or unmake your website’s reputation. Domain name is also very crucial for SEO as well.
STEP TWO: Sign up for a Web Hosting Account.
In order to register it, you need to take a hosting plan from loads of hosting service providers. All you need is to choose one and spend few bucks as their service charge which ranges from $2.99 to $15.99 per month. There are loads of companies which can offer you their services such as Bluehost
(Recommended by WordPress), HostGator, GreenGeeks and much more are in the market. Choose whichever seems to you convenient and give it a go.
STEP THREE: Install WordPress
Hey, you want to create a WordPress website right? So, install it in your web hosting account. Why WordPress? Don’t even think about any other. No other CMS (Content Management System) is such easy and interactive. For Drupal, you need to know coding, for Joomla, well little simple than Drupal but again you need to learn to code.
So, WordPress is a win-win CMS for those who have no idea how coding is done. It is very interactive and incredibly simple to setup.
However, it is relatively difficult to setup and installs WordPress manually. However, most of the hosting service provider avails you with one-click installation. This makes it more fun and easy.
Allow me to walk you through it.
- First, you need to login into your hosting account.
- Then every hosting account has a cPanel. Go into that cPanel.
- Scroll to the top script/ CMS section in the cPanel.
- Hover the pointer on the Option WordPress.
- As you hover the pointer, a pop-up will show you the option of Install, click it.
- You’re Done!!! See its that easy.
STEP FOUR: Configure your WordPress Website
Now, once you install WordPress on your hosting account. Now, you can visit your website directly just by typing your domain address in your browser’s address bar. You’ll see a default text on your website. This will be your “Hello World” message.
Of course, you don’t want to hello the world like this and will need to remove it. So, you have to configure your website, and how? By logging into your admin area whose address is just like this by default,
Now, login to your account. You will see a page opened with loads of options. That is your WordPress dashboard. You must get accustomed to this dashboard as whatever changes you’re going to make, all of them will cater from the WordPress dashboard. Some of the important WordPress options which you’ll be using quite often are,
With these options, you can easily set your website’s layout, posts, pages, and navigation. As WordPress is highly compatible for SEO, you can also go for that as well.
STEP FIVE: Get your Website Indexed
Honestly, if no one can find you what is the point of the website. So, in order to make your website visible, you need to inform Google about your website. And how is it done? Simple! Just go to Google Search Console and submit your website’s pages one by one or you can just submit your website simply by putting the domain name. Google will index your website.
So, the deed is done. You have your WordPress website. Just remember these steps. A quick recap just in case.
- Domain Registration.
- Sign up for a web hosting account.
- Install WordPress.
- Configure your WordPress Website.
- Get your website indexed.
These are indeed very handy tips and works very well when you’re creating simple blogging website and portfolio websites. But if you are looking to make an advance usage of your website, you must opt for professional WordPress development services to ensure you get a strong, robust website.
So, that’s all for now, I hope you like my article. If you face any issues just let me know by contacting me. Till then have a good one.