Yup, we’ve made another huge one-hour video: A step-by-step beginner’s guide to creating a WordPress website in 2019 – from scratch!
From how to buy a domain name, to buying hosting, installing WordPress, securing your website, finding and installing a theme, choosing some of the best WordPress plugins available (Including Yoast for SEO, Ninja Forms to add a contact form, and a plugin for adding Google Maps) … and much more!
If you want to do it by yourself, then please continue to follow our step-by-step guide on how to make a website.
Here is an overview from start to finish of all the steps we’ll walk you through in this guide.
Well, there are multiple ways to build a website but we chose WordPress over all the other website platforms available. You must be wondering why WordPress. First of all, it is the easiest and most user-friendly website platform which provides a powerful interface for creating full-fledged modern dynamic websites. Moreover, it is the best and for sure the most popular CMS platform used by about 32% of all websites online.
Okay, here’s the plan for what we’re going to do in the next steps. The important thing to note is that it’s all DIY-able (if that’s a word) and that we’re minimizing the costs wherever possible.
In short, what you’ll end up with at the end of this guide is a functional, beautiful website that won’t put you into debt. Here’s what we’ll go through:
From a technical point of view, WordPress has blogging tools built right into it from the get-go. In fact, WordPress started as a blogging platform.
To create a new blog post, all you need to do is go to Posts → Add New (from your WordPress dashboard).
The process itself of creating a blog post works nearly the same as creating a new page. The editing panel looks nearly the same (the screenshot below), and the options are mostly the same as well.