Hi guys, today we are going to describe how to make a website. You have to decide first what platform you are going to build your own website with before worrying about your website design and domain names.
In 2002 when I was reading about the building website development. Most of the websites were built using CSS, HTML (Code) and even flash. That time took a lot of time building your own website and hard to learn.
Many people still thinking to create a website is very difficult or learn a lot of coding and design skills. But this time you can make a website. Your own website with basic knowledge.
This time in 2016, WordPress have made CMS (Content Management Systems ) make a website easy/accessible for everyone.
Content management system (CMS) is a user-friendly platform for making a website and managing your own content, instead of using a bunch of loose CSS, HTML (Code).
Approx 70% websites on the internet are running on WordPress website platform. WordPress is better than the other platform for me. Because at this point there is no easier way to build your own website. It’s time to make a website.
Why is WordPress better?
Best of all it’s completely free with many WordPress theme and layouts to choose from.
WordPress does not cost you for download or install WordPress theme, and there is a huge community who have designed beautiful WordPress theme and plugins. Making it easy to get start your make a website.
If you have basic knowledge like MS-Office (Microsoft word) does mean you already know how to add your own content. WordPress guide you with free plugins to handle just about any website that you can imagine. You will be able to image galleries, subscription form, Contact forms and so on for your website. It is very simple.
The website you are building with WordPress will instantly be responsive, It will look great smartphone, tablet, mobile device and desktop. You no need to learn more about that.
WordPress can handle any kind of website from simple blog to a beautiful eCommerce store and business sites.
There is another CMS Platform to build your website?
Of course, there are other websites CMS (Content Management Systems) building Platforms. Drupal and Joomla. Drupal is a very powerful CMS Platform that is popular with experienced coders and web developers But remembers it comes with a very steep learning curve that makes it a hard choice for beginners. Now if we talk about the Joomla, Joomla is similar to WordPress and works great for online eCommerce and online stores. But you have a little bit technical coding to make it work that you way wants for Joomla.
For beginners, I personally suggest to WordPress
I personally suggest for website beginners for WordPress, Because it’s the easiest and free platform. I also work with WordPress, but it’s flexible enough to suite everyone from small blogger or business owners, I would look no further than WordPress.
Now I will guide you create website step by step below. In 1st step, I will guide you walk you through the process of choosing a domain name and finding a space to host your own website. And next step 2 I will guide you how to install and customise your WordPress website If you choose your build CMS WordPress. If you have any question related this article then don’t worry you can freely contact me on Facebook and Twitter anytime. I’m here for help!
STEP 1: You need to two things to get a new website online.
1. Your domain name ( Your website address like yourwebsitename.com .in .org whatever you like (Get Here)
2. Hosting Plan ( Hosting is a service that connects your website to the internet )
WordPress Platform is free, but a domain (web address name) will cost you around 5$ to 10$ annually. I personally suggest you purchase a domain name from godaddy.com because there you can get the great discount and google also recommend GoDaddy domain. Click to get your domain name. It costs less than a coffee from godaddy.com.
You domain website name should be looking more professional than having your site on someone else’s domain. Like your creative business smart name. You can leave the comment for a smart domain name.
STEP 2: It’s very important Hosting will also make sure your website load quickly and won’t go down for hours at a time. I personally recommend to Hostgator hosting. If you don’t know how to purchase hosting from Hostgator. Read this article. Hostgator provides you more tool from the other hosting provider. I also have Hostgator hosting. If you didn’t purchase the hosting then choose the Hostgator hosting. Use this link to get the discount on HostGator hosting plan. Hostgator provides you fast customer service and satisfaction. If you face any problem in hosting you can (Contact) to HostGator via call and email anytime on Hostgator. They will response you instantly and resolve your problem at a time.
You can use the link below to purchase a domain name and hosting plan.
Domain Name (Yourwebsiteaddress.com)
Hosting Plan (Forconnectyoursiteonline)
If you did purchase the domain and hosting then you are well on your way to make a website.
STEP 1: Login your cPanle (If you purchase hosting from the Hostgator hosting)
STEP 2: Put the login detail in cPanle that provided from the Hostgator email.
STEP 3: After Successfully login in cPanel Go to Softaculous Apps Installer and choose the WordPress.
STEP 4: Select your domain and install the WordPress.
STEP 5: Now your WordPress Dashboard is ready. Login into WordPress use the login details.
STEP 6: Go to the Appearance&Theme
STEP 7: Select the WordPress theme that suits for your blog or business website.
How to find a free WordPress theme?
Once you are log in the WordPress dashboard, You have got access to over 1500 free WordPress themes, Just look along the sidebar for appearance and then click on the themes
If you want premium WordPress Theme more professional or elegant than many websites providing the WordPress Premium they themeforest.net included providing the WordPress premium them in low price. It just starts 34$ up to 68$. Before you complete this step I personally suggest you purchase a WordPress premium theme. Because it’s a one-time investment and benefit will be the lifetime. Expand sometimes to find an awesome theme that suits your blog.
Now you can see above, You have installed a new WordPress premium or free theme for your website is very easy. Also, you can find for specific keywords or use filters to find a WordPress theme that suits to your blog or website. You should also look for themes that are responsive WordPress theme as they will look awesome on any tablet and mobile devices.
If you have found a WordPress theme that you like installing it is as simple as clicking install button and press the activate button for activating the theme
Remember: Future changing theme won’t delete your previous data like pages, Posts, and content. You can change your WordPress theme anytime as often as you want without having to worry about you lose what you have created in WordPress.
How to add content and create new pages?
Now you are ready to start creating new content with your new WordPress theme installed, Quick start with some of the basics
Create an about us page (Like I have a menu at the top of the site)
Once you have clicked, You will find a screen page that looks like a Microsoft word. Add images, text, video and more to build the page you want, then click to save it when you are done.
Install Plugin to make your website more attractive and easy?
What is plugin – Plugin are extensions that are built to expand WordPress capabilities, adding more awesome functions and features to your WordPress Website that don’t come built-in. You can use the plugin to optimising your website and creating and online eCommerce store or business website or online Store.
To start to install plugins, look to the sidebar for Plugins and click the add new and simple start search. You can use the keyword to find new plugins. Remember that are over 30,000+ different free plugin. So, you have too many choices. Once you have found a plugin that you like. Just click the install button and activate it.
I personally recommend to install most popular plugins that webmaster finds useful:
Contact Form 7: Contact form 7 is a very useful plugin. Your website has a contact form on about us or contacts us page. It has the awesome feature as people like you. Your any visitor can simply fill the form without a login for sending you an email. There own email provider.
Yoast Seo: Yoast Seo makes your site SEO-Friendly, this plugin is a must have. Best of all is it’s free and it’s awesome plugin. You will be able to access edit your tags, meta descriptions, tags and much more,
Google analytics: Google analytics is interested in tracking your website visitors/your traffic and their behaviour. Just simply install the google analytics plugins and connect it with your google account and you are ready to go.
Congratulation now you are ready!
If you follow all steps, step by step then you are fully ready to launch your website. If still, you have a question about this topic as I said before you can leave a comment or contact me on Facebook and Twitter. You can like share and subscribe for the future update.