HOW TO CREATE A WEBSITE AS A NEWBIE OR BEGINNER USING WORDPRESS (2019)
Are you looking forward to create a good looking website ? Just relax and don’t be anxious because creating a website can be scary . You do not have to be a techy person to build a good looking website . We have helped teach a lot of people on how to create a website without learning how to code and this can be accomplished with the help of website builders , such as wordpress.
We have put together a step by step guide on how to build a website using wordpress .
This guide is very useful for all users and your age is not a limitation . But if you still think you need help , you can contact our expert team for free website setup.
If you feel like doing it yourself, kindly continue following this our step by step guide on how to build a website effectively.
Below are highlights of what you will be learning in this step by step guide on how to build a website using wordpress.
- You will learn how to go about choosing a domain name and how to register the domain name.
- You will learn how to choose a good hosting service for your website.
- you will learn how to install wordpress .
- You will learn how to install new template so that you can give your website a professional look.
- How to create your website pages .
The next step now is to start creating our website . But before we start creating our website , we have to ask a question?
WHAT DO WE NEED TO START OUR WEBSITE ?
Below are the things you will need :
Domain Name : this is the name of your website and most times i will advice you choose something short and unique . Like our domain name is www.wetechhub.com you can see our domain name is short and unique.
WordPress Hosting: This is where all your website files will be stored.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A WORDPRESS WEBSITE?
It all depends on the kind of website you are looking forward to build and that will determine the cost of the website.
You can build a wordpress website , for as low as $100 and as high as $15,000 depending on the features needed on the website
But my recommendation to most users is to start small and continue adding more features as time goes on .
In this guide , we would be showing you how to build a wordpress website for less than $200.
WHICH WEBSITE BUILDER DO WE THINK IS THE BEST ?
When it comes to building a website , there are numerous website builders out there that can be used to build a website . But primarily , I will recommend the use of wordpress website builder.
WordPress is mainly used on most websites and most websites we build as done with wordpress , even this our website . WordPress builder is a robust system which is very flexible and give room for additional features and customization.
Choosing the right website builder iis one mistake most people make , but since you are making use of our guide , you would not be making such mistakes .
Most users prefer to use the self hosted wordpress.com , base on the fact that ii comes with numerous website design and templates to make your website look good.and also wordpress is free.
IF wordpress is free why do i have to spend money ?
WordPress is free to install and use , but you will have to purchase two things as mentioned earlier.
A domain name : Which is the name of your website .
A hosting service : this is where your wordpress website files will be stored .
A domain name most tomes cost $14.99 a year , which starts from $7.99 a month .
But Thanks to Bluehost who gives a free domain name to our users , and a 60% discount on web hosting .
Bluehost is among the largest hosting company in the world ,They are also a recommended hosting partner with wordpress.
Bluehost have been working with wordpress since 2005 and are looking forward to giving back to the society , that is why they have instructed us to help users setup their wordpress website for free, so if you cannot setup your website using this guide , our expert team will help you do that at no cost . Don’t worry we get compensated by Bluehost so it is 100% free.
NB: At WETCHHUB we believe in being transparent with our audience and therefore would like you to know that any Purchase you make on bluehost , through our referral link, we get commission and it does not affect the cost of what you purchase, you still get the discount on web hosting + the free domain name . We personally recommend products that we use and we feel will add value to our readers.
With that being said , let’s get started with purchasing our domain name and hosting
Firstly you need to go to bluehost website and when the website opens , click on the green “GET STARTED NOW BUTTON”
After you click on the green button , it will take you to a pricing page , were you would have to choose a pricing plan. Most of our users choose the basic or plus plan and this plan depends on how large the website.
You have to click on “select” to choose the plan you want after which it will take you to a next page .
You will be asked to choose a new domain name on the next page .
I recommend you choose a .com domain name that is related to your business and has to be easy to spell .
When you are done choosing your domain name , you will have to click on the next button to continue .
In the next page you will be asked to put in your account information, such as name , email address , home address ,phone number, etc.
You will also see optional extras in this page , I will not recommend you adding this extra . If you feel you need them later , it is always available for you to purchase.
The next step is to add payment information to complete your purchase .
Once your payment is successful, you will receive an email which contains your control panel details .
WHAT IS CONTROL PANEL ?
Control panel is your hosting dashboard were you setup and manage a lot of things in your website such as email setup, file upload and mostly this is were you install wordpress.
On your hosting dashboard which is your cpanel, you will find a lot of icons to do different things and you will not even use up to 80% of those icons . So you have to ignore them and don’t bother yourself.
Scroll down to the website section in the cpanel and you will see wordpress, go ahead to install it .
You will see the Bluehost marketplace quick install screen for wordpress. Click on the start button to continue.
In the next page , you will be asked to choose the domain were you want wordpress to be installed . click on the drop down menu and click your domain name . click next so that you can be taken to the next page.
You have to enter your website name , admin username and password .for your website. This details can be changed later if need arises.
Check all the checkboxes on the screen and click install to continue.
The quick install starts installing wordpress on your website and also you will see different template , you do not have to install any. We will show you how to install free good looking website template .
Once your installation is completed , you will see a success message .
You will have to click on the installation complete link and it will take you to a page that shows your wordpress website admin dashboard url and password .
You have successfully created your wordpress website. Head over to the following url to log into your word press dashboard ;
Your url will look similar to this: http://www.mydomain.com/wp-admin
Login to your dashboard using the admin username and password you provided earlier .
Hope you can see it is so easy.
Let us move forward to choose a good looking design for our website .
STEP 3 : CHOOSE A THEME FOR YOUR WEBSITE
The layout of your website is controlled by a wordpress theme. These are themes that are professionally designed to change the look and feel of your website .
Each wordpress website comes with a default theme that do not look nice .
Most users do not like the look. Yes that is why it is a default theme . there are numerous good looking free and paid themes that you can install .
Themes can be changed from the wordpress admin dashboard . GO to Appearance->theme and click on the upload new theme button.