How to Put Up a Temporary Website Under Construction on WordPress
If you’re looking into launching a new business, product, or service, you’ll no doubt be considering using the internet to grow your audience and potential customers. The great thing about the internet is that you can literally set up a store front, write some content, and start taking orders – all online from the very beginning. The catch is that to do this, you’ll need a website. Luckily for you, we’re going to tell you exactly how to put up a temporary website under construction on WordPress.
Step one: Select a hosting plan and install WordPress
There are a variety of hosting companies out there, all offering different packages and levels of service. One of the best known names in the industry is Bluehost, which offers a free domain and installs WordPress to launch your website within minutes. To get started, visit this special link and you’ll be taken to the Bluehost website. From there, you can click on the “Get Started” button to continue to their shared hosting plans. Choose the one that suits your needs and proceed to the next step.
Step two: Install WordPress MU
If you’ve chosen a hosting service that doesn’t offer WordPress as a matter of course, you’ll need to proceed to the next step to get the software. From the Bluehost website, click on the “Get Started” button and you’ll be taken to their WordPress page. Here you can select the version of WordPress you need from the offered options.
If you want to launch a fully-functioning business website, go with the Classic option. For a more minimalist look, choose the Minimal option. When you’ve decided, click on the “Install Now” button to continue to the next step.
Step three: Log in to WordPress and set up a new website
Once you’ve installed and activated WordPress on your hosting plan, you can simply log in via the WordPress dashboard. From there, you can set up your new website to operate under the direction of a professional web designer or copywriter. This way, you can guarantee you’ll get a high-quality finished product that will be of good use to your customers.
To get started, visit this special link and you’ll be taken to the WordPress login page. After you’ve logged in, click on the “Tools” icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Here you’ll find a variety of tools and plugins that can help you build out your site. To set up a new WordPress website, simply click on the “Click to Activate” button next to the plugin you want to use and you’ll be taken to the WordPress dashboard.
Step four: Select a theme and install it on WordPress
Now that you’ve got WordPress installed and you’re ready to start writing, it’s time to choose a theme for your website’s design. It’s highly recommended that you choose a premium theme, as these cost money and provide you with more features. If you want to launch a fully-functioning eCommerce store, for example, you’ll need to go with a premium theme that supports shopping carts.
To get started, visit the WordPress themes page for your chosen hosting company and look for themes that are compatible with your WordPress version. Once you’ve found a suitable theme, click on the “Download” button to continue to the next step.
Step five: Customize your site with the help of a professional web designer or copywriter
So you’ve got a beautiful theme for your website and you’re ready to write content. Before you start, it’s important to remember that not all WordPress themes are made equal. Some themes are simply designed for display on a blog or magazine website while others are built with eCommerce features in mind.
To get the best of both worlds, you can choose a premium theme that provides basic blog layout features, or you can find a theme that has been built with eCommerce features in mind. The great thing about WordPress is that it’s incredibly flexible. Because it’s open-source software, it means that the number of people working on it is virtually unlimited. In other words, if you have a specific issue or want to add a feature, there’s a good chance someone else already did it and it’s available for you to use.
If you’re looking to set up a small blog or website for your business, you don’t need to go through all of this. It’s completely legitimate to use free, hosted WordPress blogs for this purpose. All you need to do is register your blog with a free domain name and you’ll be able to start posting right away. Just remember that these free blogs don’t offer any kind of support, so you’ll need to be ready to learn how to use WordPress yourself if you ever do get stuck or have a question about how to use the software.
To get started, visit this special link and you’ll be taken to the WordPress dashboard. From there, click on the “Tools” icon in the top right corner of the screen to access your WordPress admin area.
Here you can access all of the theme options for the WordPress website you’re looking to set up. To choose a theme, simply click on the “Appearance” tab and you’ll be taken to the WordPress dashboard.
Here you can click on the “Themes” link to see all the available themes for WordPress. To see how a theme looks before you download it, click on the “Demo” button next to the theme you want to try out. This will load up a preview of the theme on your screen.
After you’ve found a theme that you like, scroll down to the “Available updates” section and click on the “Check for updates” link next to the theme you’re using.
This will take you to a screen where you can see the theme’s version number and a small description of what’s new.
Step six: Test out your theme on your local server
Once you’ve downloaded the theme from WordPress, it’s time to install it on your local server. To do this, visit your website’s dashboard again and click on the “Tools” icon to access the WordPress backend. Here you can click on the “Plugins” tab to see all the available plugins for WordPress. To install a theme, simply click on the “Add New” button and scroll down to the theme you’ve downloaded.
Here you can see that we’ve added a demo store that’s using the WooCommerce plugin. Once you’ve found the theme you want to use and installed it on your local server, it’s time to test it out. To do this, you’ll need to log in to WordPress as an administrator and then navigate to the theme’s frontend area. From there, you can click on any product and it will display product information including pricing. If you want to test out eCommerce functionality, you can add products to your cart and proceed to check out.
Once you’ve paid for your order, you can simply click on the “Continue to cart” button and add more items to your shopping cart. When you’re ready to checkout, simply click on the “Checkout” button.
This will take you to your shopping cart where you can review your order and make any necessary changes. When you’ve finished, simply click on the “Payment method” button to complete your order.
And that’s pretty much everything you need to know to put up a temporary website under construction on WordPress. From here, you can continue to write and publish content, or you can hire professional web designers to help you bring your vision to life.