Ever wanted to build your own site to promote yourself or your business? Well look no further than this guide I will show you a comprehensive guide on how to setup and start building your very own WordPress website. So lets get started!
Step 1: Acquire a Domain
Step 1 is pretty straightforward but essential as without a domain you won’t have a website, first you have to think of the domain you want then once you have an idea of what you want your domain to be it’s time to acquire it. I recommend a site like Godaddy to purchase your domain its simple and easy.
Step 2: Host Your Domain
Now we have a domain we need a website host I would recommend Siteground as a host it’s easy to navigate and use and has great integration with WordPress alongside other great features such as enhanced security and management leaving you in full control of the site and what you want to with the site.
Step 3: Install WordPress
Now we have a domain and a host we now need to install WordPress onto the site this can be done directly in Siteground by just pressing the button to install WordPress once this has been done then the real work can being as you now have a website with WordPress installed well done its time to start building.
Step 4: Buy And Install A Theme
To start building on WordPress your gonna need a theme this site your on was built with the 7 Theme but you can choose whichever you want just select themes from the sidebar on the WordPress Dashboard and browse until you find a theme you like and install it.
Step 5: Get Some Useful Plugins
Now we have our theme it’s time to get some plugins to help us normally when you install a theme It will recommend some plugins to help it run to full effectiveness make sure you install those recommended plugins once you have these you have all the tools to start building your website fully. One useful plugin is WP Bakery which will help you in the next stape to help you build pages.
Step 6: Build Your First Page
On the WordPress dashboard go to the pages tab and create a new page you should now be able to edit the page with WP Bakery. WP Bakery works in blocks which may look complicated at first but overall is very simple. Have a look around and start placing blocks to see what you can come up with and that’s how you build your first page.