Important steps for creating WordPress website.

First, you’ll need to buy a domain name. This is the web address people will use to find you. Buying a domain name is super simple. Just head to a domain name registrar.  Then search for the address you want. A good domain name should be as close to the name of your website or business as possible. It should be to remember, or even guess, and be as short as possible.

WordPress comes with its own set of themes. You can ‘demo’ each one to find which best fits the purpose and vibe of your site. To install a free WordPress theme, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Hover over ‘Appearance’, and then click ‘Themes’. This will take you through to the theme dashboard.
  3. Click the button above the themes that says ‘Add New’, then browse themes under ‘Featured’, ‘Popular’ etc., or use the search bar to search for specific industries.
  4. Demo a few themes to find the one you like, and then hit ‘Install’ under the theme to download it.
  5. After a couple of minutes, a button will appear under the theme that says ‘Activate’. Click this, and the theme is all yours!

3. Add Content

Now you’ve got your dream WordPress theme installed, it’s time to add your content!

In terms of the main types of written content on the site, this falls into two main categories:

  1. Pages
    Pages are static, in that they won’t change unless you edit them. The “About Us’ page is an example that most websites will have a version of. Many themes will show the different pages in a navigation bar along the top, or you can add the ‘Pages’ widget to list them down the side, too.
  1. Posts
    These are entries listed in chronological order, either on the homepage or in a dedicated ‘blog’ section. You can set posts as ‘sticky posts’ so they remain at the top.

4. Set a homepage

When it comes to your homepage, you’ve got two main options: a dynamic page, which updates with all your latest posts, or a static page, which keeps the same content.

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click ‘Settings’, then head to ‘Reading’.
  3. You’ll be taken to a page of ‘Reading Settings’, the first of which is ‘Front Page Displays’.
  4. Select either ‘Your latest posts’ or ‘A static page’.
  5. Hit ‘Save Changes’ to make your homepage changes live.