Create site using WordPress: Complete Guide

Let’s go through the complete guide to create site using WordPress.


We will be using WordPress.org to create a site.

If you want to know the difference between WordPress.org vs WordPress.com, you can check out the link below (I recommend to go through this article before continuing) –

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: Which is better in 2018?

WordPress.org is one of the most famous blogging or website creation platform that powers millions of users worldwide.

So, without further delay let us understand how we can create a blog/website using WordPress in a few simple steps. 

 


Before We Start –


 

You must have a custom domain and hosting platform before getting started as wordpress.org is a self-hosted platform and needs hosting as well as a domain to make a blog go live on the web.

This is going to cost you some money.


Note – To create a site using Google Blogger (a free tool to create site) follow the link – 

Blogger-How to make a blog in 2018


You can buy a domain and host from any web hosting providers like Hostinger, Bluehost, Godaddy, etc.

To know more check this out! – 

Hostinger Discount – Cheap Hosting for beginners

Now, so you already have a hosting and a domain, follow the steps to create site using WordPress –

 


Create Site Using WordPress: Step By Step Guide 


 

1. Dashboard

Using your c-panel/dashboard of the hosting provider( from where you bought your hosting), install WordPress.

For Example, in Godaddy hosting, you can install WordPress by clicking the WordPress icon in C-Pannel.

 

create site using wordpress
Godaddy cPannel

 

After installation, you will be greeted by a dashboard which looks like this –

 

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 source: wordpress.org

 

This is your WordPress site’s dashboard from where you can configure your site to your needs.

 

2. Creating a Post

Let’s now create a new post!

To create a new post, click on the option “Posts”  on the left side of your dashboard and then click on Add New.

You can create, edit and delete your posts from this section.

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source: wordpress.org

Start writing a post by giving it suitable headlines. Make it media rich by adding suitable images.

 

3. Creating a Page

The next important thing which is necessary is to create some very basic pages.

To create pages like privacy policy, contact me, about me, etc, click on the pages tab on the left column of your screen.

You can create better, more responsive and elegant pages using free plugins available. 

To create such pages, check out this link –

Elementor: Create a static homepage in WordPress

 

wordpress.org
source: wordpress.org

4. Static Page

If you want a static homepage rather than a page which contains all your blog posts,

you can change it by navigating to settings –>reading–>your homepage displays, and set it to ‘A static page’ and select the page you want to display as your new homepage.

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source:wordpress.org

 

5. Installing Themes

Make your blog look elegant by installing a theme.

On the left menu, click on “Appearance” and select “Theme”.

Then select “Add New” option at the top. Select a theme according to your website needs.

WordPress Themes
WordPress Themes

You can also customize the theme by selecting the option “Customize” in the “Appearance” section.

 

6. Installing Plugins

Install plugins to enhance the user experience and SEO of your website.

I will soon publish a post on the must-have plugins for beginners.

So, start working on your first blog. I will soon publish more posts which will guide you through the complete process of creating a blog to improving its SEO rankings. Until then, happy blogging!

Read More – 

  1. SEO Techniques 2018
  2. SEO tools
  3. Hostinger Discount – Cheap Hosting for beginners

 

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