Following key points will be covered in this article:
1- Choosing Platform
2- Finalize Domain Name and Hosting
3- Niche Selection
4- How to Order Domain and Hosting
5- How to Install WordPress t HostGator
6- How to Customize WordPress Website
How to Make WordPress Website
Last time we discussed about How Google AdSense Works – Complete Guide. Now we will discuss three very quick steps in this guide of How to Make WordPress Website Step by Step, You will learn how to:
STEP #1: Choose Your Website Platform
First of all you have to decide what platform you are going to use to develop your website with. There are many choices for website development. I am going to share those all platforms.
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WordPress was launched on May 27, 2003 and has become hot development platform. This is very simple to use specially for beginners. This is totally free to use.
- Hundreds of themes are available for free.
- Hundreds of free WordPress plugins are available.
- Thousands of tutorials are available to start web development at WordPress.
- If you want to learn and do not want to purchase domain and hosting then you may use free domain and hosting for learning purposes. Like domain.wordpress.org
- Free support at WordPress Support Community.
- Free to use.
- Scalability. Magento is written in PHP, so there are a lot of free codes to use. I mean its open source.
- Thousands of free extensions / plugins.
Note: Magento is usually for shopping websites development only.
- Not free but affordable.
- Shopify has many marketing tools.
- Web-hosting is taken care of.
- Security is taken care of.
- World-class customer support is available.
Note: Shopify is only for shopping websites.
STEP #2: Finalize Domain Name and Hosting
Before starting web development, please be careful while selecting Blog Niche.
What is Blog Niche?
Blog Niche appeals to “geographic area, a specialty of industry, age groups, or may be other particular group of people.” Like Health, Fashion, Technology, Graphics and Development are some niches. How to select a profitable niche?
For development of a new website and making it live, you will need two things:
A domain name (a web address like daungy.com)
Hosting (a service where you keep files of your website and it connects your site to the internet).
If you are going to use WordPress then its free to use but still you have to purchase your unique domain name and hosting. Domain can charge you $10-15 per year. And a good hosting can charge you $3-5 per month. Now the questions are from where you should buy domain and hosting? How to find a domain name? Do not worry I will guide you fully.
From Where Domain and Hosting Should Buy?
After experience of more than 6 years, I come to the conclusion that HostGator is much better for domain and hosting. Now the question is why I am referring HostGator? I am doing so because of following reasons:
1- They provide effective support for 24/7.
2- Their servers never go down.
3- They provide good bandwidth and space.
Special Tips for Choosing Domain
1- It should be brandable. (Check domain availability from GoDaddy )
2- It should be memorable.
3- It should be catchy.
How to Order Domain and Hosting at HostGator?
Once you have finalized domain name, then next step is to order domain and hosting at HostGator. If you are beginner and do not know how to install, do not worry here I will guide fully how to order domain and hosting at hostgator?
Go to HostGator Shared Plan
will guide fully how to order domain and hosting at hostgator?
Click on Signup Now (Baby Plan).
Fill form like:
1. Choose a Domain
Put your domain name which you have decided.
Note: Click on I Already Own This Domain if you own a domain name already.
2. Choose a Hosting Plan
Here you will be seeing 4 fields:
Here are three important points like selecting billing cycle, Username and Security Pin. Your PIN will help to verify account when you will contact Customer Support for any type of help.
3. Enter Your Billing Info
Please fill out Billing Information. I think there is nothing difficult in this section.
Note: If you already have account at HostGator then just click on Signin
4. Add Additional Services
Nothing is must here at Add Additional Services of HostGator. But I personally will recommend you to add “HackAlert Monitoring” it will protect you from hackers activities. This is very important if you add it.
5. Enter a Coupon Code
This is very important step. Specially if you have any promotional coupon received from HostGator on your mail etc. It can save your $$ 🙂
Thats All for purchasing Domain and Hosting At HostGator 🙂
After receiving account information from HostGator at your email from next step is starting development. And in development first step is How to Install WordPress at HostGator?
How to Install WordPress at HostGator?
Open your control panel link (you should receive it your email from HostGator).
Enter Username and Password:(you should receive Username and Password at your email from HostGator).
Go to Software and Services section and click on Quick Install as shown below:
Click on Install WordPress panel as shown below:
Now click on Install WordPress:
Fill out form here. Install/path/here is very important field. Lets try to understand it.
Suppose your domain is daungy.com and you want that your website should open on daungy.com as shown in figure. In this case you should leave Install/path/here field empty.
If you want to add any path / link after domain name like daungy.com/path then you should put path in Install/path/here field, as shown in figure.
Click on Install WordPress
Installation done! To view username and password, you should click on View Credentials as shown in following picture.
How to Customize WordPress Website – Basic Level
We have done with basic things. If you want to learn more then please visit our guide about How to Customize WordPress Website – Basic Level
Thank You 🙂