How to Create a Business Website with WordPress in 2 Hours

A business website is an essential part of any business. Having a professionally designed and maintained website can help greatly with attracting potential customers and expanding your business successfully. There are many reasons why you may want to create a business website. You may want to use WordPress to create a basic site with a few pages or you may want to take the time to design a more complex and fully featured site. No matter what your reasons are, creating a business website with WordPress can be a lot of fun. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a business website with WordPress in just under two hours including setting up the theme, creating a simple homepage, adding content, and finally, finishing off with a few extra touches. You will not need any prior experience or knowledge to follow along.

Step 1: Install WordPress

The first thing you need to do is to install WordPress. You can use any one of the many WordPress hosting providers such as Bluehost or WP Engine. Installing WordPress is very easy. You just need to visit the WordPress website and click on the button that looks like this:

This will take you to the WordPress downloads page. You should download the latest version of WordPress. Next, you need to visit your browser’s plugin directory and look for the “Activate Plugin” button. Once activated, you can visit the WordPress dashboard to see the plugins available for you to use. Choose the Business Profile plugin and click on the Install button to begin using it.

Step 2: Create a Database

After you have installed WordPress, you need to create a database for WordPress to use. You can do this by visiting the MySQL login page and creating an account if you do not already have one. Once you have created an account, you can use the dashboard to create your database with a simple click. A database is a container that stores WordPress’ tables and contains multiple WordPress installations. For more information about creating MySQL databases, please visit MySQL’s documentation.

Step 3: Install WordPress Theme

Once you have created your database, you need to install the WordPress theme. This step is very similar to the previous step. You can visit the WordPress theme login page and follow the instructions to install the theme. The main difference is that this time you will need to choose a theme that is compatible with your WordPress version. If you are still using WordPress version 4.0, for example, you cannot use the TwentyFourteen theme since it was only designed for WordPress 5.0.

Step 4: Set Up Your Site’s URL

Now that you have installed WordPress and its theme, you need to set up the site’s name, description, and URL (the address that others will visit when they are browsing the web). To do this, head over to the WordPress dashboard and click on the gear icon on the top right corner to open up the settings page. Then, enter a suitable name for your site in the Site name field, a description in the Description field, and click on the Save Changes button to save the changes.

Step 5: Login To Your Site

Once your website is live, you can login to the dashboard and start editing the content on your site. To do this, enter the address of your site (or just your username if you configured WordPress to require a login) in your browser’s address bar and click on the Login button at the top right corner of the dashboard. You will see to a page on which you can enter your email address and password to log in to the WordPress dashboard. After you log in, you can click on the menu icon at the top right corner of the dashboard to access different menus of tools.

Step 6: Add Content To Your Site

You can use the tooltips on the right side of the screen on the WordPress dashboard to add content to your site. For example, you can enter your blog posts in the blog area, images in the gallery, and maybe even add a video or two in the media area. The great thing about the tooltips is that they are already formatted with a heading, synopsis, and possibly an excerpt from the article if you are using WordPress version 4.7 or higher.

Step 7: Preview Changes

Once you have logged in to the WordPress dashboard, you can use the various menus to preview your changes. You can click on the Preview button (top left corner) to see changes in real time or you can click on the Files button to see the files organized in the site. If you are satisfied with the results of your edits, you can click on the Publish button to save your changes.

Step 8: Customize Your Site

This is an optional step and only available if you have signed up for a premium WordPress subscription. If you have, you can use the various menus available in the dashboard to customize the appearance of your site. You can add a small blog header image above the fold, change the background color, and edit the text on your site’s pages. To start, you can use the text editor in the dashboard to add some content to your blog. Once you have added a few articles to your site, you can use the Visual Composer tool to add a blog header, a footer, and some content above and below the header. You can use the different sections available in the dashboard to add some content to the top of the page (such as a blog header), the middle of the page (such as a sidebar), and the bottom of the page (a site footer). You can choose to display posts from only one blog on your home page or you can choose to have multiple blog entries displayed on your home page (using the Settings tab on your dashboard’s homepage).

A business website is an essential part of any business. Having a professionally designed and maintained website can help greatly with attracting potential customers and expanding your business successfully. There are many reasons why you may want to create a business website. You may want to use WordPress to create a basic site with a few pages or you may want to take the time to design a more complex and fully featured site. No matter what your reasons are, creating a business website with WordPress can be a lot of fun. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a business website with WordPress in just under two hours including setting up the theme, creating a simple homepage, adding content, and finally, finishing off with a few extra touches. You will not need any prior experience or knowledge to follow along.