Building a website that converts visitors into customers or clients is one of the biggest challenges about digital marketing. You need traffic, forms, ads and more. This guide will show you how to set up a very basic website using WordPress.
- Go to WordPress.org
Go ahead and look around on their website. Read about them. You will be building your website using WordPress so gather some information
2. Buy Whichever Hosting Plan Fits Your Needs
You need to go to bluehost.com. This is what you will be using for you web hosting. Web hosting is basically paying for a little chunk of data in the internet, where you can setup your website. Go ahead and sign up for an account with Bluehost. After you finished doing that check out all the hosting plans. For most people the basic plan will be fine, but if you are planning to make websites for clients, you can go with Plus or Choice Plus. New business won’t need Pro.
3. Choose a Domain Name
A domain name is the address that you type into your web browser when you want to go to a website. And example is mine, supply-digital.com. I suggest that you should try to get one which is your business name followed by .com, but .co is also popular for newer businesses. Now the foundation is setup!
4. Choose a Theme
You can choose one of the free themes that come with WordPress, or you can buy a premium theme. If you are looking to buy a premium theme my favorite theme shop is mythemeshop.com. If you are going to get a premium theme, I suggest you look up a tutorial on how to import that to WordPress, because that process is too long for me to talk about here.
5. Create Content
The first and most basic way to create content is to create a post. On the left sidebar you will see a tab saying post. Click on that, then click add new. Now WordPress will teach you how to create a post. The second way to create content is to create pages. An example are the pages I have on this website, such as services, a bit about me, etc. I will take to long for me to explain the full process here so I would suggest to look up a tutorial
6. Install Plugins
Since you are using WordPress you have an amazing feature called plugins. They are kind of like chrome extensions. You can install them on your site to gain extra features. There are many plugins such as ones for email marketing, or for more customization.
Now it is time for you make all your hard work public! You can go ahead and publish your post and your pages if you haven’t already. I would suggest to keep on working on creating more posts and pages as your website grows.
And there you go. Now you have created a website for your business. The website you have created is very basic, and doesn’t have much too it, and you will have to do a lot more work in the future, this was just the basic setup. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of trying to make your own website and you want a full custom website made just for your business, please contact me at email@example.com! Click here to get all the latest digital marketing insights that will help your business grow.