How to Use WordPress : Step by Step Guide

Now it's not complicated! Nowadays, anybody can create their own website. There are lots of ways to create a website. You can create free or premium self-hosted website. If you want to create a simple website, then go for free, but if you want to earn more money from the internet marketing and want to create a professional website, then you must need to have a self-hosted website. In this article, I'm telling about that how can you create your self-hosted web website. So let's start your professional online marketing journey from here...
How to Make A Website 

STEP1: Choose a Best Website Building Platform 

 There is no doubt, WordPress is the most popular website building platform. A large number of people are joined with WordPress. Drupal and Jaamla is also good platform, but wordpress is the best.

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You can see that WordPress is by far the most popular website building platform being used by individuals at 58%, small & large businesses. Here’s a report from W3Techs


WordPress powers 1 in 6 websites on the Internet. Most of your favorite websites are built with and run on WordPress.

Why is WordPress better than the rest?

►It’s completely free, with loads of layouts/themes to choose from.
►It’s VERY beginner-friendly
►Small or Big site? Doesn’t matter…
►Your site will be mobile & tablet friendly
►There’s a HUGE support community available to help
►Google Friendly
►Mobile & E-commerce Ready
►Beginner Ready
►Simple & Quick Setup

What about Drupal or Joomla?

Drupal - While this is a very powerful website building platform for experienced web developers And coders it does have a significant learning curve for beginners. It’s also mostly used for government and vast businesses for internal websites.
Joomla - A bit easier to learn than Drupal, and is perfect for shopping cart type websites but still requires knowledge of code to do certain things to your website.

 



STEP2: Choose a Domain Name For Your Website

Choose a perfect domain name which is match with your website content. You must need to choose a user-friendly unique domain name. Perfect domain name always works like your name or your mobile number. So choose one perfect domain name which is right for you.


Here are some tips to choose a perfect domain name-


  1.             Choose domain name related to your website content.
  2.             Domain name should be user-friendly. I mean you should choose a domain name which is very simple to talk and type. e.g., MagTorial.com
  3.             You should choose a domain name within 4 - 14 letter.
  4.             Always choose the Top Level Domain. eg.- .com, .net, .org, etc.



 The domain name provider companies are allowed you to choose an available domain name. So choose an available domain name which is perfect for you. You need to pay around 10$/year for your domain name registration. You can register your domain name on GoDaddy.com

STEP3: Choose the Right Web Hosting Plan


To install your website on WordPress, you need to have a web host. But the question is that which hosting is right for your website. Startups are feeling very confused to choose a good web host.

Here I am giving some tips which can help you to choose your best web host-

  1.     Know your hosting needs.
  2.     Investigate on host reliability and uptime guarantees.
  3.     Study web host upgrading options.
  4.     Check all hosting features (such as number of addon domains allowed) based on your needs.
  5.     Check prices on both sign up and renewal.
  6.     Check hosting control panel.
  7.     Read hosting company’s ToS to find out more about account suspension and server usage policy.
  8.     Other supporting features (i.e., site backup, environmental friendliness, etc.)
  9. Check one click installation service.


Since you're just starting out and looking to make a website, I will simply recommend that you opt for a shared hosting package, which starts from $3.96 per month. With a shared hosting package, you will get everything that you need to start your website. With shared hosting package, you will get your domain name for free. So you don't need to pay anything for your domain name.

I recommend you to choose BlueHost hosting because BlueHost has all the features that you need for your website. You will get a FREE DOMAIN with your BlueHost hosting package. BlueHost has excellent tech support system and also have one click install service. So you can easily setup your website on WordPress with BlueHost hosting.

Remember you'll get the free domain name when you sign up for web hosting. Once you've signed up, continue reading on below.

STEP4: Install & Setup WordPress

It's time to install your first website on WordPress and make it live! As I already said, BlueHost is the perfect web host for WordPress. In BlueHost, You will get everything that you need for your website. So, let's start with our tutorial and create your first website today.

#1. Sign up for a BlueHost account.

#2. Login to your Bluehost account and Click on hosting at the top, to get inside cPanel.
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#3. Scroll down to Website Builders and select WordPress from the list.
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#4.  On the next screen click on Start in front of  WordPress installation pop-up. This will lead you to next page where you can make many changes.

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#5.  Now select the domain name on which you want to install WordPress.
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#6. Now select your WordPress username and password for your login. Now click on the "Install Now" button to install your website on WordPress.
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#7. On the next page, it will start installing WordPress. Don’t close the page until unless it shows Processing complete. It will take about 1 minute for Bluehost WordPress script to install WordPress blog.
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An Email will be sent to the registered Email address about the login and password which you can use to login to your WordPress dashboard. Congratulations, your website is created!

 

STEP5: Choose a Theme For Your Website

Once you have successfully installed WordPress, you’ll see a very basic yet clean site.
But you don’t want to look like everyone else, do you?

That’s why you need a theme - a design template that tells, how your website should look. See a sample version below:
 WordPress Theme

 *You can get WordPress Themes From MyThemeShop.com


In this way, you can create your self-hosted website. Feel free to add your comment in the below comment box. I will surely give reply to your comment. Stay with MagTorial.com and get more tutorials.