How to make your own websiteCreating your own website
Steps by steps for beginners (2018)
When you want to quickly create a good, portable, fun and accessible website, you need to decide on a website based on a common technology called CMS. That' why most folks still think that it is hard to rebuild a website from the ground up, or that they need a great deal of programming and designing skill - but that is no longer so.
By 2018, CMS (Content Managment Systems) such as WordPress have made the creation of a website available to everyone. Put in simple terms, a Web site builder is a user-friendly tool for constructing Web sites and maintaining your own Web site contents, rather than using a pile of bulk HTML pages. W3Techs' latest statistic shows that WordPress is the most preferred CMS (55%), followed by Joomla (20%) and Drupal (11%).
WorldPress vs. HTML & CSS: Understanding HTML can help you to assess things faster, but if you want to build a website in a week or two, HTML is not a practical one. WorldPress vs. Website Builder: Web site builder are costly and often very finite.
They' re good for one-page sites, but no more. Joomla/Drupal: The Joomla is similar to WordPress and works great for on-line shops, but you need at least a little programming to make it work the way you want it to. For more detail, I have compiled a fairly extensive list of comparisons between WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.
And if for some good cause you don't want to create your website with WordPress, take a look at my Drupal, Joomla, and HTML5 tutorials. However, for novices I strongly recommend to stick to WordPress. Select a website to create your website. I recommend WordPress, which is free to use and simple to use.
Here I will show you how to use WordPress to build a website. You will need two things to setup your WordPress (or any other kind of website): WordPress itself is free, but a domainname and web host will charge you about $3 - $5 per months.
Possessing your own domainname looks much more professionally than having your website on another domainname (like yourbusiness.my-free-website.com), and it is also extremely accessible. How do I get a FREE Domainname and host? I mainly used as webhosting and registration for www.Bluehost.com. They are really cheap, have good support and currently enter a free domainname - so it's a good idea to check them out.
If you receive a domainname, you will also receive a private e-mail account: - much more professionally than a general Gmail or Yahoo account. You already have a domainname and a host? Continue and go to the Step 3 where I will tell you how to setup your website.
When you click "Get Go Now", you will be taken to a page where you can choose the hosted schedule of your interest. Plus " and "Prime" schedules are great, but you don't really need all the additional chimes and pipes they provide unless there are million of million users who flood your site every single single single day. What's more, you don't really need all the additional chimes and pipes they have?
Saving your money and choosing the best deal to get started. A simple point of departure: If you're thinking about setting up a website for yourself, YourName.com can be a good one. Domainnames usually end with . com, . org or . net, but in recent month a large number of domainnames (the end part of the web adress, like . com) has come out, from . agencies to . pizza.
So if you already have a domainname, just type it in and click "Next" on the "I have a domainname" page. In order to set up your own profile, simply fill in your details on the "Set up your account" page. You must type your first name, last name, state, road, town, postcode, telephone number and e-mail adress.
We will send your voucher to the e-mail addresses you provide here. Optionally, you can also specify your company name in this field. Please fill in your billing information to proceed. Next stage in Bluehost registration is selecting your plans and pack. This is the last few stages you will go through before your registration is completed, so be careful about the additional choices you have, such as domain privacy.
Only $0.99 per cent more per monthly charge for your private data, including your name and email adress. When you want to keep your website and domains information anonym, go ahead and Spend the anxtra $0. 99 per months. As soon as you have payed and signed up, you can generate your password: DINGS TO DO BEFORE NEXT STEP:
Brainstorm to find a matchless domainname that will reflect your prospective website, company or blogs. Protect your domains name and webhosts. UPDATING: I have created a basic tutorial for Bluehost (which packages to select and how to use WordPress). As soon as you have purchased your domainname and your hostings installed, you are on your way!
It' now your turn to get your website up and running. Sure. First thing you need to do is download and use WordPress on your website. WordPress can be installed in two ways, one MUCH simpler than the other. In order to build a WEBSITE with WORDPRESS (OR JOOMLA & DRUPAL), USE ONE CLICK INSTALLATION: Almost every trusted and trusted host has a 1-click WordPress built-in, making it easy to get started.
Once you have logged in to Bluehost or another similar host provider, you should find your "1-click installation" in your Konto Controlpanel. These are the instructions you should take (should be similar/equal on all large web hosters): Login to your web hostingaccount. Get to your operator console.
Notice the WordPress or Website symbol. Select the domains on which you want to place your website. By clicking on the "Install Now" link, you will have full control over your new WordPress website. Instructions on how to use WordPress on Bluehost. If, for any reasons (some hosters don't offer one-click installation for WordPress), you don't have the ability to automate WordPress installation, read this booklet below:
5 ) Now login to your webspace ( FileZilla download). Usually the most common IP location is ftp.yourdomain.com, user name and passwords are the same as those you used when registering on your computer. Afterwards, load all your WordPress file folders onto your webspace. Sssst - if you don't have a 1-click install, you may be facing a poor hoster!
As soon as you have successfully WordPress on your domainname, you will see a very simple and yet neat website: That' s why you need a look - a look and feel that WordPress uses to tell you what your website should look like. Hundreds of fantastic, professional -looking designs to select from and customise for your own website.
Com/Wp-Amin ( substitute "your website" with your domain). The WordPress dashboard looks like this: I' ve even put together a listing of the 15 most beloved free WordPress topics. You can see above that the installation of a new design for your website is very simple. Find topics that fit your styles by searching for certain catchwords and/or using a filter.
Simply enter it as one of your key words and you are ready! As soon as you have found a topic you like, installation is as easy as simply click "Install" and then "Activate". NOTE: A change of topic does not remove your prior postings, pages and contents. What can I do to post contents and build new pages?
Once your design is in place, you can begin to create your own contents. Check the WordPress Dashboard for " Pages " -> " Print New " in the side tool. Include text, pictures, and more to create the page you want, then saving it when you're done. 3. find the page you create and put it in the dropdown box by checking the box next to it and then click "Add to menu".
When you have a blogs on your website, "posts" are the place to go next. Use different classifications to group similar contributions. When you want to include a blogsite on your website, you can use different types of blogs and postings. Suppose you want to make a categorie called "Blog".
In order to do this, just append it to your menus and begin creating postings. Here is what you need to do: b. Create a blogs entry by going to "Posts -> Add New". As soon as you have written your contribution, you have to choose the right group. As soon as you've added your categories, just put them in the list and you're in the shop!
This section will deal with some of the fundamental things I am asked all the while that will help you optimize your website. Site headers tell your website seekers what your site is about, and they are also a big part of how searchengines rank you, so you want to be sure they have the right words you want to address in them (but naturally, spelled for true people).
On each page of your website you should use a clear name. As an example, the name of my website is "How to Make a Website". Simply hover the cursor over the top of your web browsers tab). If you want to modify the titles and slogans on your website, go to "Settings -> General" and fill in the following form:
A few web pages (mostly business/organization pages) do not want their users to be able to add their own personal notes. Here is how to turn off annotations on WordPress pages: A few folks get in touch with me and say that they are disappointed that their homepage looks like a blogsit. This can be fixed by making your homepage "static".
In contrast to a blogs where the first new post appears at the top each and every visit, a "static" page shows the same contents when someone comes to the site - like a homepage you made. "Front-page " means your home page, "Posts Page" means the home page of your blogs (if your whole site is not a blog).
Unless you select a page that is statically stable, WordPress takes your latest postings and starts showing them on your home page. The most WordPress topics have a side bar on the right side (in some cases it is on the right side). To get out of the side bar or if you want to manipulate elements you don't need, such as "Categories", "Meta" and "Archives", which are usually useless, do the following:
In the WordPress Dashboard, go to "Appearance -> Widgets". Here you can click and Drag to create different "boxes" in your side bar or delete the unwanted ones. If you' re a beginner, don't bother about this little thing - just simply pull and drag the item you want into your side bar.
"Plug-ins " are enhancements designed to enhance the functionality of WordPress and add functionality to your website that is not integrated. These are abbreviations to get your website to do what you want without having to rebuild the site from the ground up. They can use plug-ins to do everything from add photogalleries and registration form to optimize your website and create an on-line shop.
Where can I download a new plug-in? Installing is simple - once you've found a plug-in you like, just click "Install". ABER - Before you go and set up each one, I suggest that you reread this article: 1 Contacts 7: My website has a contacts on my About me page.
2 yoast eso for wordpress: When you want to make your WordPress page even more sEO-friendly, this plug-in is a must. Now you can directly manipulate your titles tag, meta-descriptions and more on the page itself - without worrying about WordPress preferences. Are you interested in following your visitors/traffic and their behavior?
Simply download and plug in the plug-in, plug it into your Google Accounts and you're all set to go. Now that you have followed the step-by-step instructions in this manual, you should have a fully functioning WordPress Web site! And last but not least, improve your website further. WordPress, as I already said, is very adaptable. To really know WordPress, all you need to do is read this extensive manual below: