how to make a WordPress website in 2020
We will Learn to make a website in 10 mins. you’ll be able to make a website on your own, that too under 200 rs. A website is one of the most powerful tool for communication. It is also a unique way to connect with the world.Start building your website right away.
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What is a website?
A website is collection of web pages and related content that is identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server.
Regardless of whether you decide to make a site to share your enthusiasm for music, advise individuals regarding your business, sell items, or some other explanation there are no limits to what you can do!
For making a website, the very important or say basic things we need is a domain name, a web hosting server and content management system to create and manage web pages easily.
What is a domain?
A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. The domain name is your website name your company name, or any name that resembles your purpose of website.
Now you can get your domain name from any domain registrars. There are many domain registrars out there but here we will be registering domain name using go daddy.
Step 2 : check if domain is available.
Every website needs to have a unique Domain name .in our case, we already have purchased the domain, so it shows domain name is taken, and it will suggest a few related domain names to choose from.
Take your time in this step, since naming is very important, it constitutes a lot with respect to purpose.
Step 3 : complete the domain purchase.
Since we have already purchased the domain, we’ll skip this step but you have to purchase your domain name using Secure Checkouts of Registrars.
Step 4 : get hosting service for your website.
There are lots of Hosting Service Providers in market, but we liked the features provided by Glue Host which is an Indian hosting service provider, it offers premium hosting services for students and innovative start-ups for free.
So, go to Glue Host, create an account. Carefully enter your domain name and other necessary details, select your desired plan and securely complete the payment!
Since we have already purchased our Hosting Service, we will skip this step.
You will receive a mail with C panel Login Details, and Name Server on your Registered Email Address.
Now this Name Server Links are basically telling your Domain Provider that my domain has to be hosted on this specific System, for that we will copy the name server and move on to the next step.
Go to your domain registrar dashboard –> your account –>DNS settings and paste the Name Server URL we received in Mail.
Step 5 : getting familiar with cpanel.
we still need to setup Content Management System or CMS on our Server.
Login to Glue host server’s c panel, which is on their website, and use the credentials received on your email.You will be greeted with a Dashboard, where in you can manage files on your server, subscriptions, databases, Domains, install Software’s etc.
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Step six: Installing CMS
To build your website there are many website building platforms or say Content Management Systems, but we will build our website using word press because it is very easy and it comes along with free themes to speed up our process.
By the way did you know around 27% of worlds internet is built on WordPress, isn’t this fascinating?
We will need to install wordpress. we can do this is multiple ways. we will keep things simple and install it from c panel.
our hosting service provider has provided us with a few free themes which you can select during the installation process.
Now to install WordPress, simply go to the bottom section of your dashboard and you will see WordPress. click on it and install.
During installation of WordPress make sure the directory section is blank. You can change the username and password.
Use this username and password to Login. There is a database option as well but you need not change anything.
now login to your site. Once you enter your username and password you will be directed to the dashboard.
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Step 7: Installing Theme
We will choose a good theme and make our website look lively. Go to appearanceà theme. These are the few free themes wordpress provides us with. You can either choose one from these or upload a new theme that you have purchased from another third-party website.
The theme we will choose today is Astra (free version) to keep the cost minimum.
To install this theme, go to add new–>type astra in the search bar–> install and activate. The new theme is activated.
Step 8: Importing Templates
When we visit the site, this is what we see, it’s not what we are looking for.
We need a more finished website.
For that we need to import the free templates by astra. To do that go to appearance astra options. Click on see library. There are plenty of options available for you.
Choose any template you like. Click on import complete site. This will take around 2 to 5 minutes. And your site is all set.
Step 9: Customizing Website
To Customize your site, go to dashboard and customize. You can Create a logo and upload it. You can change the color scheme, font and design of your site.
We recommend to use elementor page builder to edit the pages because Elementor is free. and very easy to use. You just need to drag and drop Elements you need. You can also add sidebar, widgets, etc.
Put up good content .
Keep improving your website. Drive traffic and monetize your site.