Many people know WordPress as a powerful blogging platform, but did you know that you can create a great looking website on WordPress? Actually, using WordPress to create your website is one of the fastest and easiest ways in which to go about creating your own website. It takes very little knowledge and just a little time to do so and the results can be quite surprising.
Here are the steps you need to take in order to create your website with WordPress:
1.Â Â Â Get Domain Name and Web Hosting: Before you get cracking with WordPress for your website, you first need to have a domain name and a place to host your website. Your domain name is your website address, like www.mysite.com. Web hosting is how everyone in the world gets to see your website once it is completed. It is easiest to go with a web hosting company that supports cPanel, as cPanel works well with WordPress. You can try your luck with free hosting services, but with the low monthly price of many web hosting companies and the ability to host multiple domain names for the same low price per month, it really isnât worth it.
2.Â Â Â Install WordPress: If you are working with cPanel then it is easiest to install WordPress using the one click WP installation, which is a feature that can be found with Fantasticio. The process is really not too difficult, but if you get stuck, you can check out a number of free tutorials that can be found multiple places online.
3.Â Â Â Find a WordPress Theme Template: There are free WordPress themes and there are pay WordPress themes that you can find and all you really need to do is find one that will suite your style. Once you find one you need to upload it to the WordPress content â themes â folder. Once complete, activate it in your WordPress admin panel in appearances â themes.
4.Â Â Â Modify to Your Liking: Once your desired theme is uploaded, all the hard work is done. You can then begin the process of modification of the theme in order to make the website your own. You can take out items like the comments box and even add a number of cool plug-ins in order to bring your website to life any way you want to. This is also your opportunity to change the header image and select pictures that you want to use for your website. Be sure that your files are backed up once your website begins to take shape. Failure to do so could lead to you losing what you have already worked on.
There are many ways in which to go about making a website these days and the number of ways seems to grow with each passing year. However, there are few ways as easy and straightforward as creating your website with WordPress.Â Once your WordPress website is up and running, you can sit back and marvel at your website work of art that you created with a blogging platform.