Need a site but you don’t know where to start from? Well, we'll try to help you deal with this and teach you how to create a website without any coding skills at all. If you are a beginner, it is better to use a content management system (CMS) that allows you to manage the site with the help of a mouse only. There is also a number of ready-made templates that you can install on your CMS and upload your content instead of building a site from scratch.
Let’s start from the top. First of all, you need to choose a proper content management system and WordPress is exactly what you need in this case. It works great for both beginners and developers, and gives full control over the site. However, before using WordPress, you need to install it on your hosting and choose the domain name for the site. To make things less confusing, we offer you a guide on how to make a site in 5 days that will run you through some basics and will give step by step instructions on WordPress engine and template installation.
In the first part, you will learn how to choose hosting and the domain name. In the tutorial we will take a look at Inmotion hosting, the procedure is pretty much the same as with other hostings providers.
The second part explains you how to install the WordPress engine and a template. In this tutorial you will discover what types of templates are used most often and how to choose a proper option right for your site. You’ll also learn the difference between premium and free themes, as well as pros and cons of each one.
The third lesson is the longest of all as it will help you customize an installed theme. This step is vital as it is very important to customize the site and change the stock look of the theme to a more personalized one. We will also take a look at the list of must-have plugins, pages and menus, here we will change the logo and the name of the site, etc. These tips will be quite handy if you decide to add new pages or menu categories to your site or completely redesign it.
The fourth tutorial is, actually, the second part of a previous session. Here you will learn some basics about creating and customizing the content. You will also learn how to add Contact forms and Google maps to the site for better navigation and usability.
In the final tutorial of this beginners guide to building a WordPress website we will take a look at some of the SEO tips and recommendations on how to promote the site and posts via social platforms and web directories.
At the end of the course you'll learn how to create your own website in the short run. So, don’t waste your time and do the course right now.
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