How to Connect Your Website to WordPress?
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in use today, having around 67 million active monthly visitors and 23.9 million downloads annually as of June 2022.
The number of web servers running WordPress is also increasing, with Cloudflare reporting that around 2.2 million of their customers use WordPress each month, and that half of those are businesses. This is likely because WordPress is extremely easy to use and can be configured nearly anyway a website owner or content creator wants to.
WordPress is frequently updated with new features and various settings, meaning that each time you visit the site, the experience is likely to be slightly different.
Since WordPress is an open-source project, it’s completely free to download and install. And indeed, the team behind WordPress makes this very easy, providing you with a one-click WordPress install option from your website’s dashboard.
All you need to do to install WordPress is point your domain name at the WordPress server (usually on a digital ocean or AWS instance) and click Install WordPress. You’ll see a blue status bar at the top of your web browser as the installation proceeds.
This may take a few minutes, depending on the speed of your Internet connection and the size of your website. Once WordPress is installed, you can access and manage your content from your website’s dashboard. You can also use the built-in SEO tools to improve your website’s performance on search engines.
Create a Backup And Install WordPress On A Dedicated Hosting Plan
If you’re new to the world of digital marketing and website management, you may wonder whether it’s best to install WordPress on your own dedicated hosting plan or to use a shared hosting plan. There are several reasons why you might want to avoid shared hosting.
For one thing, shared hosting plans often include advertising and other potentially unwanted features. In addition, in shared hosting plans, the performance of your website is likely to be poor because it’s taking down the performance of other websites on the server. And finally, if you’re looking for additional storage, you’ll need to pay for this individually in addition to your monthly hosting fee.
Instead of using shared hosting, you should consider installing WordPress on a dedicated hosting plan. A dedicated hosting plan provides you with a stable, secure environment and allows you to perform all of the tasks associated with running a website. Many companies, such as Bluehost, provide powerful platforms for just this purpose.
Set Up Your WordPress Website With a Strong Name
A strong name is important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it prevents online caching (wherein your visitors’ web browsers and mobile applications cache previously-downloaded content).
A strong name is also an authentication factor that websites use to identify themselves to others. You could use a weak (or shared) name for your website, but if you want to verify the identity of a website, you’ll need a strong name.
Another important reason to use a strong name for your website is that you can include this name in emails you send to customers, removing the possibility of “email spoofing” (wherein cybercriminals attempt to trick email recipients into downloading fake software or opening malicious attachments).
To set up a WordPress website with a strong name, first log in to your dashboard and then click Settings>General. Next, click Update Network. Then, in the Network admin area, click Add New Network to set up a new connection. Finally, click Save Settings.
The next step is to log in to your wordpress.com account and click Create a new blog. Once you’ve done this, you can use the WordPress.com app to manage all of your content from a single dashboard. From this dashboard, you can publish blog posts, manage your articles, tag your content, and track its performance on social media channels.
You can find more information about WordPress.com at
- their website
- their help section
- the WordPress Blogs community
- on Twitter
- on LinkedIn
Use The Right Analytics To Track Your Website’s Performance
If you’re looking to grow your business online, you’ll need to track the performance of your website to understand how well your SEO strategy and other online marketing efforts are working. And for this, you’ll need to use the right analytics.
You can use Google Analytics to track the performance of your website. This tool is free and provides you with all the information you need to grow your business.
To begin using Google Analytics, first log in to your dashboard and then click Create a new analytics account. You’ll then be presented with a form to fill out and activate your account. After you’ve done this, you can use the Analytics Dashboard to see the traffic on your site and how this traffic is performing. You can use the Site Content Explorer to examine the keywords that people are using to find your content, and you can drill down into specific topics to see how many people are searching for information about law compliance, for example.
Make Sure Your Website Is Password Protected
Your website is only as safe as you make it. To secure your WordPress installation, you’ll need to use a strong password and enable two-factor authentication. When you log in to your WordPress dashboard, you’ll see a security icon to the right of the login form. Click this icon to see a list of security recommendations. The first step here is to change your WordPress password to something strong and unique. In addition, you can enable two-factor authentication either on your WordPress dashboard or via a plugin (such as [Title]: Enabling 2-Step Authentication In WordPress).
Monitor Your Website’s Performance Hourly
Since your website’s performance can vary day to day, hour to hour, you should monitor this performance on a regular basis. To do this, first log in to your dashboard and then click Analytics>Overview. Next, click Examine>Over the period to see a traffic overview for the last 30 days. You can then click on a date range (such as 15 MAY to 19 MAY 2020) to see a more detailed view of that day’s traffic.
From this dashboard, you can track the performance of your website in real time. And since this number can vary day to day, you can use this information to understand how well your content is performing at any given moment and if there’s something you should be doing differently.
Make Sure Your Website Is In The Right Place
You must keep in mind where you’ve placed your website. You’ll need to consider where your target audience is likely to be found, as well as whether or not you’ll be able to drive the most relevant traffic to your site.
The best place for your website is in one of the highly trafficked niches in your industry. If you’re creating an eCommerce store, you should look into one of the big-name eCommerce platforms, such as Shopify or WooCommerce, and then install a theme that suits your needs. If you want to create a blog, you should look into a premium WordPress template, such as Blazing Magazine, and then decide on a niche and begin building your audience.
Use Your Website To Its Fullest Potential
Your website must serve a purpose and have a defined set of goals and objectives. To achieve these, you should use every available functionality to its fullest. This means incorporating features such as surveys, lists, and quizzes into your content, as well as using videos, rich text, and infographics wherever possible.
Once you’ve established your blog, you can use tools like Google Analytics to track the performance of your content. Using the data thus gathered, you can iterate on your content creation process to produce ever-better work that will eventually attract and retain more paying customers.