How to Make Your WordPress Class Website Look and Feel Like a Pro Site

The world of WordPress is a huge place. You have the very basics, the free version, which is great for testing out ideas without spending a lot of money. From there, you can move up to the premium version, which gives you more functionality and flexibility. Finally, you can have a pro version, which is what you’ll want if you’re making money from your website. The options are seemingly endless.

Choosing The Right Hosting

Regardless of which version you choose, you’ll need to pick a host. While there are free hosts that you can use for testing purposes, it’s highly recommended that you pay a little bit of money to get the best experience. Some of the features that you’ll want to look for are reliability, security, and performance. It’s also important to pick a host that is accessible, meaning that you don’t have to worry about setting up servers in obscure places or missing out on important functions due to geography. You can put the time into localizing your content and setting up the site in English, but if the server is down, you’ll lose out on a lot of potential readers. The last thing that you need is for your site to be down due to an unreliable or inaccessible server.

Choosing A Domain Name

After you’ve picked a host, the next step is to pick a domain name. If you’re planning on using WordPress as a vehicle to promote your business, then you’ll want to look for a.com or.net domain name that you can use. These are the two most popular extensions for websites, and they’re ideal for making money online. If you’re not set on using WordPress to host your site, then you can use any extension that you wish for the domain name. Just make sure that the extension is memorable so that you don’t get any funny surprises when you try to register the domain name in the future. You’ll also need a memorable and professional-looking domain name for emails, social media accounts, etc. so that your clients, customers, and potential partners know who you are. If you are a freelancer, then you can use your freelancing skills to come up with a personalized name for your website. For example, if you are a graphic designer, you can come up with a name like mydesignbyme.com.

Installing WordPress

Installing WordPress is the first step in getting your site set up. The process is pretty straight-forward. You’ll need to go to your host’s website and click on the big Install button. This will take you to a page with more information on installing WordPress. Read the instructions carefully and you should be able to get the process finished in a few minutes. After that, you can come back and use the 1-click installer to get WordPress up and running on your site. 

Choosing a Suitable Theme

The next step is to choose a suitable theme. This is where the fun begins. There are countless themes out there, all with different features, functionalities, designs, colors, and fonts. You’ll want to read through the themes’ documentation and try out a few demos before making a decision. When it comes down to picking a theme, there are several things that you’ll want to keep in mind. First, you’ll want to look for a theme that is easy to use. Some of the more complex themes can be a bit overwhelming to beginners who are just getting started. Second, you’ll want to choose a theme that is compatible with your chosen hosting solution. If you are planning on using WordPress to host your site, then you’ll want to look for a theme that is compatible with that.

Adding Content

Once you’ve chosen a theme, the next step is to start adding content to it. You don’t necessarily have to have content to add, you can simply add a logo and some text to create a simple page. To add content to your site, go to your dashboard and click on the edit icon. This will bring up the page’s content area. For now, you can add just about anything – images, videos, audio, etc. – to this area to showcase on your site. The only caveat is that you can’t add too much content to the area without running out of room. Once you’ve reached your content limit, you’ll have to choose whether or not to upgrade your account.

Customizing The Design

Once you’ve added content to your site, you can start customizing the design. You don’t need to go overboard with this step, just use CSS to change the look of your site. You can use a tool like Grunta to make simple color changes or remove the elements from the template entirely. You can play around with the different elements in the template to see how they look together or remove them altogether to make something unique.

Choosing An Email Template

Adding contacts and communicating with your users is a crucial part of setting up a website. When you first get approved for Google Adsense, you’ll receive an email from them with a link to set up your account. You can use that email to set up an account on HubSpot, which is a marketing platform that allows you to create various types of campaigns in bulk. From there, you can start creating email marketing campaigns to send out to your contacts. When you choose the template that you want to use, you’ll be able to decide whether you want to include any images or just text. You can’t use HTML from any other email service due to wordiness. You’ll want to pick a template that is simple to use and keeps your customers interested so that they click on the different links and open your emails.

Testing Your Website

Once you’ve finished customizing the design and you’re happy with the way that it looks, you can start testing your site. Go to your WordPress dashboard and click on the “Tools” icon in the upper-right corner. This will give you access to additional features that can be useful in testing your site. From there, you can choose one of the four web browsers that you’ve previously installed to test your site in. If you are planning on using a CMS (content management system) to maintain your site, then you can choose between viewing it in the browser or on a computer. If you are viewing it on a mobile phone, then you’ll have to download the mobile version of the same browser. This is important as not all mobile browsers are built the same and features can vary from one version to another. Once you’ve tested your site in the appropriate browser, you can click on the “Preview” button to see how it looks.

Making Money From Your Website

Now that your site is live and you’ve tested it, you can start making money from it. The first step is to sign up for Google Adsense. This is probably the simplest way to start making money from a website. When you first sign up, you’ll be prompted to chose a niche and a location for your website. You can use your existing blog or website to get started. Once you’ve chosen a location, you can start implementing the different steps necessary to start making money from your site.