How to Build a WordPress Website from Scratch?
You can use WordPress to create a website but it’s not the simplest thing in the world to do. You’ll need to get in the habit of designing and making changes to your site as you go along. This can be very frustrating if you’re not used to working in a creative environment. In this article, we’ll discuss how to build a wordpress website from scratch so that you can put it through its paces and make sure it’s functional before launching into production.
Set Up A WordPress Account
The first thing you’ll need to do is to set up a WordPress account. You can do this at wordpress.com for free. Don’t worry, you don’t have to set up an actual blog to use WordPress. You can just make a simple page with some content on it. Once you’ve got your account set up, you can log in and start designing your site.
Log In To WordPress
When you log in to WordPress, you’ll see a dashboard with your site’s content on it. To the right of the dashboard, you’ll see a set of menus with links to different areas of WordPress. In the WordPress header, you’ll also see a link to wp-admin, the dashboard’s control panel. From here, you can make changes to the settings of your site (such as the blog’s name and theme) as well as perform other administrative tasks.
Choose A Theme For Your Blog
When you first login to WordPress, you’ll see a screen asking you to choose a theme for your site. The options will depend on what kind of blog you’ve set up. If you’ve created a standard blog with no specific theme design, then you’ll see a panel of general WordPress themes, each with a large green button linked to the download area. Once you’ve made your selection, click the download button to get the theme archive containing all of the files necessary to install it.
Extract The Theme Archive Into Your WordPress Blog
Once the archive has been downloaded, extract it in a suitable location on your computer. It’s usually best to use a dedicated folder for storing WordPress themes. You can also use a dedicated WordPress plugin to manage your downloads. When you’ve extracted the archive, you’ll see a folder containing a variety of XML files in addition to a README file. Open the README file in a text editor and you’ll see a list of instructions, one of which is to visit http://wordpress.org/themes and click on the Activate button to activate your new WordPress theme.
If you’ve set up a multi-user blog (where different users can register and log in to the site separately), then you’ll see a second theme selection screen. On this screen, you can choose a theme for each individual user (the blog owner’s login credentials will be required to make this selection). Once you’ve made your selection, click the Activate button to activate the theme.
The Importance Of Setting Up A Blank Blog
Blogs are a form of website content that’s quite popular these days. WordPress makes it easy to set one up. With a blank blog, you’ll be able to get started designing and adding content to your site in no time at all. If you’ve got a specific theme in mind, then it’s a good idea to start with a blank blog so that you can get into the habit of using it. Once you’ve launched your blog, you can always add additional themes as you see fit, so long as you have the required skillset to do so.
Customize The Appearance Of Your Blog
The appearance of your blog is one of its most critical factors. You don’t want to use a theme that doesn’t fit well with the rest of your site’s design, so it’s important to take the time to customize it to your liking. Luckily, this is quite a simple process with WordPress. You’ll see a screen prompting you to customize the appearance of your blog when you first log in. From here, you can select a variety of colors and styles for the different areas of your site, create a new header image (for the blog’s banner) and choose a contrasting background for your blog’s pages. You can also choose the right mouse click to open links in a new browser window or tab.
Make Sure Your Blog’s Address Is Correct
WordPress handles all of the technical details of setting up a blog for you, so all you need to do is confirm the blog’s address. This is usually handled via your web browser’s address bar. When you first set up your site, WordPress will give you the option to enter your blog’s address (URL) in two different ways, the traditional http:// followed by domain.com (where domain is your chosen domain) or the more modern https:// followed by blog.domain.com (where blog is your chosen blog). When entering a URL in the address bar, always use https:// rather than http://. If you use the incorrect protocol, then this can lead to problems with your site’s functionality. Check that the address you enter is correct by visiting blog.domain.com in your web browser. If everything looks correct, then you’re good to go.
Set Up Links To Other Websites & Blogs
Links to other websites and blogs are an important part of any site’s content. Without them, your site may seem a little dull. You can leave a link to your site in your online profile (if you’ve set up one) or on social media (such as Twitter and LinkedIn). For best results, use rel=”nofollow” HTML tag to ensure that none of your site’s content is duplicated on another website. If you’d like to add a link to your site’s front page or any other page, then use the wp_link function in a WordPress template.
Learn From Scratch
If you’re totally new to designing websites, then it can be a pretty daunting task. The best thing you can do for yourself is to dive in and learn as you go. There are lots of online resources (blogs, forums, etc.) where you can learn about design and website creation from scratch. With enough knowledge and experience, you’ll be able to take on any project confidently. Good luck out there.