WordPress powers nearly 40% of all websites. Not only is it easy to use, but it’s also flexible. For example, you can use it to manage small businesses, personal blogs, or even multinational corporations.
You don’t need any technical expertise either. Anyone can get it up and running in a matter of minutes—all you need is basic computer skills.
Are you thinking of building a website? Want to learn more about how WordPress works?
If so, you’re in luck. We’ll be going over how to create a WordPress website below. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide!
Step 1: Choose Your Domain Name
Your domain name will be your identity on the internet. Make sure that it reflects your brand and is directly related to your niche. While you can choose any name you want (assuming that it’s not already registered), there are a few things that you want to keep in mind.
For starters, you don’t want it to be too long—it should be short, memorable, and easy to type. Avoid using hyphens and numbers as they can make your site seem untrustworthy.
Last but not least, you want to make sure that it’s pronounceable. Why? We’re more likely to remember things that we can easily say and think about.
Step 2: Select a Web Hosting Provider
For your website to be accessible on the internet, it must be hosted on an active server. You don’t have to pay if you don’t want to either as there are free options. With that said, they do have their limitations. For example, many come with ads.
Given that, you may want to opt for paid hosting instead. Not only will you receive better customer service, but you can also include your own ads and get paid for them. That’s not all—you’ll also have more bandwidth and disk space.
Depending on which host you pick, they may even include a free domain with the package.
Step 3: Install WordPress
Most web hosts will allow you to install WordPress directly from your cPanel. Navigate to the site’s software interface (Home >> Software >> Site Software) and search for ‘WordPress.’
Enter the requested information including the admin username, password, and email address, and click ‘Install’ at the bottom of the page. Once it’s finished, you’ll be able to log in anytime through your installer URL (e.g. yourwebsite.com/wp-admin).
For those who’d like to customize their site, consider installing a theme. You can find them at WordPress.org or on third-party sites such as ThemeForest. Keep in mind, however, that not all of them are free (you’ll have to pay for premium themes).
How to Create a WordPress Website: Explained
And there you have it—a guide on how to create a WordPress website. If anything, you just need a domain name and a web host. You don’t need any coding knowledge whatsoever when it comes to designing a website with WordPress.
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