WordPress tutorials to create a website
WordPress is the most popular CMS platform for beginners to create a website. Here in this blog, you will get the basics and easy tutorials about WordPress.
World’s almost 26% of websites are created on this only CMS platform – WordPress.
Types of websites you can create via this are as follows:-
- Blog Website
- Corporate Website
- News Website
- Classified/Listings site
- E-commerce site
- Directory site and much more.
The most common type of websites are being created on WordPress is Blog and News websites. So, if you are planning to create your own website on these categories, quickly read this entire blog.
Let’s start creating a website now.
First finalised a Domain Name of your choice/requirements. And thereafter calculate the amount of traffic you are planning to cater. Select a good hosting server of your choice according to your need.
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Important pointers in WordPress to learn are mentioned below:
- Installation of WordPress in hosting server
- Dashboard Login
- How to create Pages/Posts
- Create Menus of Pages/Categories
- Theme Selections and its customization
- How to use Plugins
- Use of widget placements
- Data Backup of your website
If you have knowledge of these above pointers, then you can consider yourself a WordPress expert.
Steps to create website in WordPress
Installation: – Go to your hosting Cpanel – Click on the WordPress logo – Mention your basic details i.e. Username, Email Address, Password, and leave your Directory blank – Click on “Install”
Once installation completed you’ll be prompted to launch your website. Click on “Launch” and you will be redirected to your WordPress Dashboard Login.
Dashboard Login: – Universal rule to login your website in WordPress is go to “www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin”.
(Note: In place of “yourdomainname” you have to write the domain name you are holding e.g. lizafashionstore.com)
Create Pages: – Go to “Pages” – Click on “Add New” – new page will open – Give a Page “Title” – write content for your page in “body” section – select your “featured image” – use “tags” for that page – click on “preview” – click on “Publish” your web page is ready now.
(Note: Featured Image = Main image of your page, Tags = Keyword of that page)
Menus: – Menus are the navigation bars of your website, in order to serve several pages of your site to your visitors you have to create Menus.
Go to Appearance – click on “Menus” – click on “Create a new menu” – give a name of that Menu – and then add pages – click on “Save”. Your Menu has been created.
Theme Selection: – Themes plays very important role in designing your website. It gives the looks and layout according to your website’s nature of business. The right selection of your theme is advisable here.
Go to Appearance – Click on Themes – Click “Add New” – In search box, write your business keyword (e.g. Education) – select the best theme from the lists – Click on “Install” – and hit “Activate”
Theme Customization: – Most of the Good and popular themes comes with “Documentation” check the theme documentation and start customising themes according to your need.
Plugins: – Plugins are basically supportive hands for your website. It assigns features and functions to your site. For example, you need a ‘Chat’ functionality on your website, then you have to install a plugin in order to have this function. There are thousands of plugins available in WordPress which can fulfil your major needs.
Click on plugins – click on “Add New” – write “keyword” in the search box – select the best plugin among the list – hit “Install” – hit “Activate” and done.
(Note: Go and check plugin’s documentation to set it up.)
Widgets: – Widgets are the shortcuts of your website’s functions and features. Based on your website’s theme, there are several widget locations e.g. header, sidebar, footer etc. are available. Place your widgets in these locations and provide ease to your website visitors.
Website Backup: – Website is precious to its owners, and it is always very important to backup your WordPress site, to minimise the risk of data loss and mishappenings.
Go to “Tools”- click on “Export” – check the radio button “All content” – then click “Download Export File”. Keep this file in a safe place and make this is your habit to export files weekly.
WordPress website will become very easy to create only if you can learn the above few steps. Still, there are huge things to learn about wordpress which I’ll keep on writing in future. And since then if you have any other queries on the above topic, please feel free to write here in the comment.
I’ll give my best to reply to your queries.