How To Start Using WordPress For Your Website

How To Start Using WordPress For Your Website

WordPress is one of the most used Customer Management System internationally. Not only is it easy to use, but it is simple to navigate for both the designer and end user. Because it is highly preferred among many business owners looking to own their own website, there are indeed many web design agencies that offer WordPress web design services to cater to this rising need.

Conversely, if you wish to create your own WordPress website, then you should actually start to look into these questions that we will address. Thus, we will seek to address a list of questions that one should ask during the process of creating his or her own WordPress website.

It’s Free

WordPress is a website creation platform or tool that is absolutely free to use for both personal and commercial use. There are several pre-made themes that you can select from and use. The easiest and fastest way to start out is by selecting a theme and template and start dragging and dropping.

Hosting& Domain Name

If you already have a theme in mind, the next thing you need to think of is the selection of a domain name. The domain refers to the unique address that a user would need to type into the browser to access your website. This goes hand in hand with a hosting company. All websites need to be hosted by a hosting company in the internet. So yes you would need a hosting company to ‘preserve’ your unique domain name.

If you are choosing to go with the free blog which goes in this format: website.wordpress.com, then the hosting is already configured nicely for you and it is free!

However, if you are choosing to go with a unique domain like: mywebsite.com, then you would need to download the WordPress files from their site and you would need to responsible for sourcing for your own hosting company to run your website for you.

When choosing a hosting provider, you can go with a shared hosting, which is generally cheaper. Next, you can start to move up to a more premium hosting service such as: VPS, dedicated, or even cloud-based hosting.

Building Your Website

Once you have gotten the key factors settled, you can start to move on to customize your own website’s design. The whole process of designing can take days; depending on the complexity of the design. There are several pre-configured themes to choose from, and you can start by selecting those layouts and followed by customizing your website’s key elements.

If you are building from scratch and are doing html or coding, then it would take an even longer time. The next thing you can do is to research on the different plugins available out there that can help to make your website a highly functioning one.