How to Make WordPress Website/E-Commerce Website/Social Network Website/Video Sharing Website
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system which is most famous for its use in blogging platforms. However, as the name suggests, it can be used to create highly functional websites and online stores which handle all sorts of online transactions.
This CMS is flexible, easy to use, and has a huge number of third-party plugins which extend its functionality. Also, since it is designed to be functional and user-friendly, it requires very little to no coding knowledge to setup and run.
In this article, we will teach you the exact steps to make a WordPress website or online store within a matter of minutes. We will discuss everything from the initial design to the final steps and setting up the online store.
Design And Develop The Website/Store Front
After creating an account on WordPress.com, navigate to the WordPress dashboard and click on the Tools button in the top right corner. From here, you can access the Theme and Plugin library. In the Theme library, you will see a number of free themes which you can download and install on your website.
When you click on a theme, you will be brought to the details page where you can find out more about the theme, view live previews, and download the software.
Find a theme that you like and click on Install. Once the theme is installed, click on the Settings button on the right side bar. In the Settings page, you will find the Theme Title, Description, and other options. Ensure that these descriptions are appropriate and concise.
Secure And Back Up Your Website/Store
Now that you have a theme installed, you can start creating your website. When you reach the Dashboard, you will notice a screen resembling this:
As you can see, the Dashboard is the central part of the WordPress website. It contains the various tabs which act as shortcuts to different parts of the website. These include Reading, Writing, Social, and the Admin area. When you are logged in, you will see the dashboard menu on the left and the WordPress logo in the middle.
Clicking on any of the four letters will take you to that section of the site. For example, if you click on the Reading tab, you will be taken to the area where you can read content published on your website. This includes the blog posts, news articles, and other content types like quotes, images, and videos. A quick tip: if you are viewing this article on a mobile device, you can swipe left and right on the screen to navigate through the contents.
To start creating your website, click on the Plus button in the bottom left corner of the Dashboard. When you do this, you will be taken to the WordPress Create page where you can choose a name for your website, along with a short description.
From here, you can also choose to log in with your Google account or use a new WordPress account.
If you are using your Google account to log in to WordPress, you will need to confirm your email address before you can continue. After you have done this, click on the Create button to continue.
Install WordPress Plugins
If you are choosing to register a new WordPress account, you will need to enter a valid email address and choose a username and password. Once you have entered these credentials, you will be brought to the User Menu where you can manage your content.
One of the best things about the WordPress platform is the fact that it is extremely flexible and extensible. This means that you can download and install plugins which are third-party add-ons to the core CMS. These plugins can extend the functionality of your site in a variety of ways, from enabling videos to be uploaded to the website to giving it a visual makeover or upgrading its functionality.
To add more functionality to your website, you first need to install a plugin that will give you the desired feature. You can do this on the WordPress dashboard by clicking on Plugins in the Menu bar at the top of the page. Once you have clicked on the Plugins button, you will be presented with a list of available plugins.
Find a plugin that suits your needs and click on Install. If you are asked to confirm the installation, do so.
Set Up The Site For Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Search engine optimization is the process of improving the exposure of a website or blog to search engines like Google and Bing. In general, the more relevant and informative the content of a website, the more likely it will be found by potential customers who are searching for a product or service related to the topic covered on the site.
Since SEO is all about relevance and high-quality content, the first step to creating a valuable site is to install a top-notch content management system like WordPress. Once you have installed WordPress, search for SEO plugins to start implementing the following SEO best practices on your website:
- Use relevant keywords & phrases throughout the content of your site.
- Create internal links to further explain the relationship between the different topics covered on your site.
- Use headings to structure your content.
- Use content calendars to plan out content and publish it regularly.
Once you have set these up correctly, it will be much easier to attract and retain users to your site. This will ultimately lead to more revenue and growth opportunities for your business.
Get A Professional Looking Website
Even if you are a tech-savvy individual who downloads free plugins to add more features to their website, none of this will matter if the layout and design of the site is not up to par. To get a professional-looking site with the free option, you will need to register for a premium account on WordPress.com. Once you have done this, you can access the Theme and Plugin library. Here, you will find all the professional-looking themes and plugins which you can download and install on your site. In addition, the WordPress community also offers a variety of free premium themes and plugins which you can download and use to further customize the appearance of your site.