Anyone who does business these days should have a professional website.
Your website is your most important marketing tool, remember that.
If done right and with the right tools, it can help you attract, convert and retain clients almost on auto-pilot with the help of marketing techniques such as social media, blogging, SEO and email marketing.
I know launching your own website can be really intimidating if you don’t have tech skills, but let me tell you, it’s easier thank you think.
In this guide, we will use a powerful and modern content management system (CMS) platform called WordPress.
If you’re relatively new to WordPress and how no idea of what it is and how it works, I’ll break it down for you.
What is WordPress and how it works
WordPress is basically a content management platform used to build websites.
Whether that be a corporate site, a blog, a portfolio, a shop or even an intranet, WordPress offers everything you need to build small and large web projects.
Types of websites you can create on WordPress
These are some of the types of websites you can build on WordPress just to name a few:
- Corporate sites
- Landing pages
- Support desks
- Online stores
- Wiki sites
- Online exams
- Membership sites
- Discussion forums
- Social networks
- Business directories
- Crowdfunding sites
- Gallery sites
- Restaurant sites
- Classifieds sites
- Job boards
- Events sites
- Coupon sites
WordPress is such a flexible platform there are endless possibilities on what you can build with it!
Now, WordPress offers two different versions of its platform: WordPress.org and WordPress.org.
Differences between WordPress.com & WordPress.org
The main difference between these two versions is that WordPress.com is hosted on their servers, while in order to use WordPress.org, you will need to host your website elsewhere.
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Building your website with self-hosted WordPress
These are the only 2 things you will need to use the self-hosted version of WordPress:
- Domain name: the URL name where users will access to view your website.
- Web hosting: an online space on the Internet where your website will live.
The process of building a professional website on WordPress includes many steps since there are several aspects that have to be taken care of such as the design & SEO, however, it can be summarized into 2 main steps:
- Get a domain & web hosting
- Install and setup WordPress
Setting up WordPress for the first time will only take you 15 minutes.
This is a beginner guide and I will help you every step of the way.
Let’s get started!
Steps to build a professional WordPress website
First things first.
Before getting hands-on with WordPress, we will need to set up the environment in which you will work.
Since WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS), you will need to get yourself a domain (eg: yourbusiness.com) and a web host to power your website.
Get a domain & web hosting
Invest on a professional domain name
Get quality web hosting
Install and setup WordPress
Congratulations, you just built a basic WordPress website! What’s next?
Install and setup WordPress plugins
Customize your WordPress theme
WordPress pre-launch checklist
Feel overwhelmed by all the steps it takes to build your website?
Let me help you! Just send me an email to email@example.com