How to Create a Tutoring Website on WordPress
Do you want to create a tutoring website? Chances are you do, there are already a lot of them out there, but you may believe that they are a little bit…well, let’s be honest, they are a little bit lame. You want to create something that is going to help parents connect with qualified tutors for their children, preferably someone local.
What if we told you that creating a tutoring website does not have to be difficult or expensive? What if we told you there were already ways to create a quality website that connects parents with local tutors in no time at all?
WordPress is the perfect software for creating a tutoring website. Let’s take a look at how you can use the powerful WordPress to launch your very own tutoring website!
Step one: Choose a domain name
You are probably already thinking about this step, you want to choose a memorable domain name that is also easy to spell and does not contain too many syllables. Before you launch your website you want to make sure that you have the correct spelling and that browsers do not see this as malware. Make sure to look at several webhosts to get the best price and quality experience.
Step two: Install WordPress
The second step is to install WordPress. This is a very straightforward step, you just need to visit the WordPress website and click on the “Get WordPress” button. When you click on this button you will be taken to the WordPress installation page. Simply scroll down and follow the instructions.
Step three: Enter your name and email
You need to enter a name for your website. This is going to be the email address that all notifications are sent to. You can enter an email address that is already registered with a live email provider (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, etc.). If you are setting up a business website then you should use your company’s email address. If you are comfortable using a disposable email address then you can use that instead.
Step four: Choose a password
The next step is to choose a password. This is very important because this is the first step in creating a WordPress account. Choose a password that is easy to remember but difficult to guess. For example, if you use a classic rock band as your username then your password can be “pussycat”. You do not want to choose a short password because it makes it easier for hackers to guess; instead you want to choose something like “pussycat” because it is very difficult to guess.
Step five: Log in to WordPress
After you set up a WordPress account then you should log in. Once you log in then you will see the WordPress dashboard. This is where you can create and edit content for your website. You can click on the “Writing” tab to get to the WordPress writing screen. From here you can write your first post. This is also where you can install themes and plugins that can dramatically change the feel and functionality of your website. Remember, plugins are extensions that allow you to add more functionality to your website so be sure to read reviews before you use them.
Step six: Create your first post
When you are ready to create your first post then you should come back to the WordPress dashboard and click on the “Post” button. This will take you to the WordPress Post writing screen. Here you can write and attach images and videos to your post. Make sure to look at other posts to get an idea of how to structure your content. Remember to write something informative but not too dull. It is always good to establish your authority early on.
Step seven: Customize your site
The last step in launching a WordPress tutoring website is to customize your site. This is a critical step because you want to make sure that your website looks reputable and has all the right information. You can click on the “Appearance” tab to get to the WordPress appearance screen. Here you can change the look and feel of your website by editing the colors, installing plugins, and changing the layout. You can use this screen to make your site look more professional and important.
After you make all the appropriate edits then save your work and come back to the WordPress dashboard. You should now be able to view your website in a new window. If you click on the View Site button you will be taken to your site and you can hit the “Read More” button to continue to the About page. This is the final step in launching your WordPress tutoring website.
Creating a tutoring website on WordPress is very easy, but it does take some time. Since you are already using a popular piece of software then you may not have to spend a lot of time hunting down plugins and creating themes. In case you want to get started quickly, then you should consider using a WordPress pre-launch package. These packages typically include all the necessary plugins and themes you will need to get started. You should be able to install this package and be up and running in no time at all!
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