There are millions of tutorials available for creating a website on google and youtube. But this guide helps you to understand everything to the point step by step. If you are a beginner don’t worry this guide will help you to make your own website.
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For a beginner, there are lots of questions in their mind. Such as how to create a website, how much time it will take to learn, is it easy to make a website, I am from non-technical background how do I start a website?
So, I will answer all the questions in this article and try to solve them as much I can. In this tutorial guide, you will learn how to make a website using WordPress. But this tutorial is mainly for creating a website using WordPress.
How to Make a Website
For creating a website, you have some specific goals. What type of site you want, what features you need, etc. So, if you are looking to make a blogging website, content marketing website, affiliate website, website like OLX, etc. You can easily create it using WordPress.
But if you are looking for specific features and thinking about something big. Then, I suggest learning web development and develop your website.
- You can use WordPress, Blogger, Weebly, Joomla, Wix, etc to make a website without coding. But among these platforms, WordPress is the best choice.
4 steps for creating a website using WordPress
You can follow this step-by-step guide for making a website using WordPress.
1. Buy a domain name and hosting
For starting a website, Domain name and hosting are required. For a beginner, I suggest buying a domain name and hosting from the same company. There is no problem in buying the domain name and web hosting from different companies.
So, browse any domain name and hosting provider company like GoDaddy, Bluehost, Hostgator, etc. Personally, I like Bluehost among these three because it provides affordable plans, quality products (hosting), good customer support, etc.
2. Install WordPress and set up your website
After purchasing the domain name and hosting. Login to your cPanel (every company provides cPanel). Now, scroll down the screen and you will see Your cPanel will look like this in the Image.
cPanel is a very important part of your website. So, be sure before making any changes in it. You will see a WordPress option in your cPanel. You have to click on it.
The WordPress setup wizard will be open. Now fill the details and select choices.
Click on WordPress and there you will find an option to install WordPress. Click on install WordPress. It will take a few minutes. After that, you have to select the theme for your site.
When your theme installation is done, your site dashboard will open. You can manage and control everything from the dashboard.
3. Install themes and plugins
Add new themes by clicking on appearance and then click on themes. Under the themes section, at the top, You will see the add theme button. Click on that.
You will find many themes for different purposes. WordPress theme for blogging, e-commerce, business, gym, school, etc. Click on the install button for installing the theme on your website.
Plugin’s work is to provide features in websites like the sharing button, payment integration, email subscription, SEO, and more.
You can install a plugin by clicking on plugins and then add a new plugin. Search and browse plugins and install only those plugins that you need.
Some useful plugins that you must Install:
- Yoast SEO
- Contact Form 7
- Akismet Anti-Spam
- WP super cache
4. Post content
Now, you can post your content on your website. Everything is completed. But before start writing content or listing products, verify your website in Google webmaster tools so, that Google will know about your site and index your posts in search engines.
Also, verify your website in Bing and Yandex webmaster tools. It will give more traffic to your website. So, start doing it from today and happy blogging.
WordPress vs Blogger: which one is best?
Both platforms are good. But WordPress has plugins and lots of themes that make it the best CMS (content management system) platform.
WordPress sites are easily customizable according to your needs, you can add features by installing plugins. It gives you complete control over your website. Whereas the blogger is a google product. It is good for simple and personal blogs.
In blogger, you will get free hosting. This hosting can handle millions of users per month easily. So, it is a big advantage for bloggers. You have to pay only for the domain name.
Without wasting any time, to the point topic is if you want to earn a good amount of money, branding your website then WordPress is the best choice.
Many people are also earning from blogger. I have mentioned all the necessary details of both platforms. So, it all depends on your choice, which one you choose.
Ways to make money online from the website
- Using banner ads – Google Adsense, media.net, etc.
- Affiliate marketing
- Content marketing
- Selling your own products
- Sponsored posts
- Buy hosting from a good company. Do not spoil the speed of your site just to save a few bucks.
- If you are a beginner, start your website with a shared hosting plan because it costs you less money compared to other plans. Also, websites take some time to rank in search engines. So, when your traffic increases then you can upgrade your plan to VPS hosting or Dedicated hosting (Based on your site traffic requirements).
- Try buying a small domain name that is easy to remember.
- Update your website regularly or weekly.
- Use mobile-friendly and responsive themes only.
For beginners who are thinking that it’s a complicated process. But actually, it is not. It is a very simple process. Start doing it today. If you are starting a website for blogging, affiliate marketing, etc then absolutely go with WordPress.
If you do not want to spend money on hosting then you can start your website on blogger. You have to only buy a domain name. Whereas in WordPress you have to buy both.
If you have any doubts, questions, or tips, you can write in the comment section.
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