Developer Created WordPress Website With CSS – Can’t Edit It
You want to create a WordPress website, but don’t know where to start? Use this complete step-by-step tutorial to create your very own WordPress website in no time! In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the incredible power of CSS to style your website however you want.
Step 1: Get A Domain Name
The first and most important step in creating a WordPress website is to get a domain name. This name will be used to identify your site. Luckily for you, we’ve found some great domain names that you can use for free!
For this tutorial, we’ll be using creativebug.com as the domain name. It’s trademark free and the perfect starter domain name for your new site. While you can use this domain name for free, you’ll need to set up automated backups and secure your website with a premium SSL certificate to prevent any data loss. You can’t setup these features with the free version of the domain.
Step 2: Install WordPress
Now that you have your domain name, you can start installing WordPress. To do this, open up a new browser tab and head on over to WordPress.org. When the browser connects to WordPress.org, you’ll see a screen like this:
As you can see, WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that helps you build and grow your website. A CMS makes it easy to edit and update the content on your website without having to contact a web developer. You’ll learn more about CMSs in Step 6: Use a Content Management System.
Step 3: Create A Username And Password
Once you’re on the WordPress login page, click the button that says Create New Account. You’ll then see the option to create a free account or to sign up for a premium account. If you’ve already got a Google account, you can log in using that. Otherwise, you can create a new account. When you create a new account, you’ll be prompted to set a username and password.
Once you’ve set these values, click the button that says Login. You’ll then be brought back to the WordPress dashboard. From here, you can click the button that says Get Started to continue browsing the WordPress website or go back to the dashboard and click the button that says Dashboard to get started building your new website.
Step 4: Configure Your WordPress Blog
On the WordPress dashboard, you’ll see a screen like this:
With WordPress, you’ll first need to configure your brand-new blog. To do this, click the gear icon in the upper-right corner and select Settings. You’ll then see a General Settings tab. From here, you can configure the look and feel of your website.
The first thing you’ll want to do is set a theme. To do this, click on Themes in the left-hand menu. Then click on Add New in the center to find and choose a template. When you’ve chosen a theme, click the button that says Activate to use it. You’ll then see the theme preview page.
Next, you’ll want to install and activate plugins. WordPress plugins are little applications that can enhance your blog’s functionality. Some plugins are free and some are paid for. To do this, click on Plugins in the left-hand menu. Then click on Add New in the center to find and choose a plugin. When you’ve chosen a plugin, click the button that says Activate to use it. You’ll then see the plugin preview page.
You can click on any of these pages to go to that section of settings in your WordPress dashboard. From here, you can make changes to the look and feel of your site.
Step 5: Customize Your WordPress Dashboard
Once your blog is set up, you’ll want to customize your WordPress dashboard. To do this, click on Appearance in the left-hand menu. Then click on Customize in the center to bring up the customization screen.
From here you can change the look and feel of your WordPress dashboard. You can choose from different colors, fonts, images, or backgrounds for the sidebar, footer, and login/register pages. You can also choose to have a picture or logo in the corner of your screen. When you’re done customizing your WordPress dashboard, click Save Your Changes.
Step 6: Use A Content Management System
At the end of this tutorial, you’ll know how to build a functioning WordPress website with the steps we’ve covered. Since you can easily add more content and functionality to your site, you might want to consider using a content management system (CMS). A CMS makes it easy to keep your site updated and allows you to make changes with little to no knowledge of HTML or code. Some good choices for CMSs are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. You can install and use any of these platforms on your site for free.
In the next section, we’ll teach you how to install WordPress on your site. Once you’ve done that, you can start building your site!