Do you want to start your online blog? Or to reach your audience through a website?
The first obstacle you will encounter along the way is ignorance about making websites. That is, the question – how to make a site?
This can be discouraging for you at first. But don’t worry. We will help you create your website in 10 steps using WordPress. WordPress is a great thing for you who have never done anything like it before.
Just follow the next 10 simple steps.
1. Determine your site
The first thing to start with is to define the topic you will be dealing with. This also applies to the target group of people you are addressing.
It’s best for you to work and write about what you love. Otherwise, the job that should be your pleasure, will turn into hard work. It will be difficult for you.
The niche you cover should also be moderately or poorly concentrated. From what reason? Because it is unlikely that you will succeed in an area if it has been written about 100,000 times so far.
Instead, choose topics that are rarely talked about and have a lot of untapped potential.
2. Select a domain name and domain
The domain name should be directly related to the niche and topic of the site you specified. Why? Because your target audience will find it easier to reach you.
Make sure the name is clear and easy to remember. This will also make it easier for your audience, and help you position yourself better.
What if you definitely like it and want just that, but the .com domain has already been taken? Try .co and .net domains. A domain is a name on the Internet, the address of your site and it consists of a group of characters and numbers, and ends with an extension that can be: com, net, biz, etc.
A domain is essentially an IP address. The domain is connected to the web hosting package through the DNS name server settings.
3. Hire a web host
In the next step, you need to find the right host to manage your website.
A web host is a space on the Internet that is there for the smooth operation of your website and other services such as e-mail.
It’s just a collection of files and folders on the Internet. They are located on the disk of a specific server. That server is in the closet (rack), and the closet is in the data center. Various services are installed on your site that serve certain functions for the smooth operation of the site.
In order for everything to run smoothly, this job needs to be left to one of the operators who deal with it.
4. Install WordPress
Now that you’ve found your web host and domain, it’s time to install WordPress and get started. The installation is automatic and very simple. It lasts a very short time.
5. Choose a WordPress theme
The next step is to choose a theme in the sea of themes that are offered to you. Some are free and some are paid. It’s definitely up to you how much you want to set aside.
Before launching a theme, make sure it fits what you are presenting on the site. In the premium option of WordPress, there are already prepared themes for some of the niches such as fashion, business, sports, photography, food, etc.
6. Construct your plugins
The WordPress plugin is nothing but a program. It is written in PHP scripting language. It adds certain features or services to your WordPress website.
WordPress plugins actually personalize your site, tailoring it to you and your users. Through it, you add to the website various functions and tools that can be useful for your visitors.
Of course, you won’t make a lot of them in the beginning. Just a couple. In time, you will see what suits your users. Some of the favorites are for example Jetpack and Yoast SEO.
7. Complete your administrative pages
By this is meant pages relating to your presentation to the public, contact pages, privacy and disclaimer page.
We advise you to finish it now, because it will be much easier for you. Later, when you start throwing out content, you will find it interesting and harder to get back to this.
These sites serve to protect you and your users. Another reason why it is important to make them in the beginning.
8. Publishing content. Repeat. Be constant.
After the administrative pages, we focus on the content. Of course, it is important for you to create the highest quality content for your users.
Make your site visually rich and much more important – commit to continuity. Insert content on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, but be regular. A content calendar can help you with this.
9. Don’t forget about marketing
First, consider your SEO. Your site needs keywords, description, and text structure. You also need to know how to optimize your images for SEO.
Use all ways to advertise your site. There are many free ways in which you do not need to invest money, but time. Instagram, forums and mailing lists are some of them. Guest posting and comments on blogs will also help you with to build connection and link popularity.
10. Make a backup copy of your site
Make sure your content is safe online from crashing. Imagine that everything disappears and you have to start again?
Of course you don’t want that to happen. If it does happen, it will take time to get back to normal. However, your web host provider needs to have a solution and a ready alternative.
For the end…
The good news about WordPress is that it’s easy to use. He is user-friendly and intuitive. He wants everyone to be able to use his potential! So, Good luck!