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Whether you are an entrepreneur or someone who just wants to start their own blog, WordPress can be one of the best tools to help you do so. Learning how to create a site of your own can be challenging, however.
If you are thinking of using WordPress, this guide will let you know everything you need to get started.
How Do You Start Building a WordPress Website?
You can start the process of how to set up a website using WordPress easily. Here’s an overview of what you need.
Host and Domain Name
Before using WordPress, you will need to settle on a host for your site. Web hosting is essentially the engine that your site will use to exist.
The domain name is the actual name of your website, something that your visitors can type into their search engines in order to be directed to your site.
The domain name will likely be permanent (changing it will require more steps and maybe more fees), so you may want to spend some time before settling on this!
You will need to install WordPress in order to use it. Some web hosting platforms will do this automatically on your behalf.
Otherwise, installing it yourself is easy! All you have to do is click to install on your host page.
Once you’ve done this, you can access your site by typing in your domain name, and ending it with ‘/wp-admin’.
Steps to Using WordPress
Once you’ve carried out the previous requirements, you can start using WordPress! These are some steps you can apply to make the process easy.
Understand Your Dashboard
First of all, you will need to understand your WordPress dashboard in order to maximize your usage of the platform. This will be the back-end of your website and will show you everything that forms the backbone of what gets published.
‘Dashboard’ leads you to the main overview of your site, ‘Posts’ will contain any blog posts you have uploaded or are creating, ‘Media’ will take you to your media gallery. You can also see people’s comments on your posts, or explore the themes available to you using ‘Appearances.’
Start Installing Themes and Plugins
Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the dashboard, you can start tinkering and finding out what works for you. You can install the best themes, and include some plugins that will help your site.
For instance, if you want to establish an email marketing campaign, you can install a plugin for this.
Commit to Regular Maintenance
One aspect of owning a website is the need to constantly maintain it. You want to avoid problems such as getting hacked, after all. Find out more here about how to regularly maintain your WordPress.
Getting Started With WordPress
If you are considering starting using WordPress, make sure you know your way around the site’s dashboard and installation processes!
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