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 really much 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.