What does Website mean?
A website is a collection of publicly accessible, interlinked Web pages that share a single domain name. Websites can be created and maintained by an individual, group, business or organization to serve a variety of purposes.
Together, all publicly accessible websites constitute the World Wide Web.
Although it is sometimes called “web page,” this definition is wrong, since a website consists of several webpages. A website is also known as a “web presence” or simply “site”.
WHAT IS WORDPRESS
WordPress is an open-source content management system licensed under GPLv2, which means that anyone can use or modify the WordPress software for free. A content management system is basically a tool that makes it easy to manage important aspects of your website – like content – without needing to know anything about programming.
The end result is that WordPress makes building a website accessible to anyone – even people who aren’t developers.
Many years ago, WordPress was primarily a tool to create a blog, rather than more traditional websites. That hasn’t been true for a long time, though. Nowadays, thanks to changes to the core code, as well as WordPress’ massive ecosystem of plugins and themes, you can create any type of website with WordPress.
For example, not only does WordPress power a huge number of business sites and blogs, it’s also the most popular way to create an e-commerce store as well! With WordPress, you can create:
- Business websites
- eCommerce stores
- Social networks sites
- Membership sites
- …pretty much anything else you can dream up.
Installing WordPress: First Step To Create Website
Installing WordPress is the first step for website creation.
Those days are gone when hosting company needs lengthy and manual installation. Several prominent companies provide single click installation for WordPress and other CMS systems like Joomla and Drupal.
Note: Before purchasing any hosting plan, try to find out whether the company provides any application for single click WP installation or not.
1. Just login your Hosting account and open c-panel.
2. Try to find the WordPress icon in the c-panel that is shown in below image.
3. Clicking this icon, you will redirect to the screen that installs WordPress easily.
4. Next Screen is a WordPress setup page that requires to fill up various information like Domain name, site name, site description, admin username, password, and email.
The mentioned screen may look like this:
5. Remember one thing, by default WordPress, installs itself in directory folder ‘wp’. Remove wp string in the directory field otherwise your website will open with URL yoursite.com/wp.
6. After filling all the required information, hit the install button and Well done, WordPress is installed on your server.
Still, if you haven’t any hosting space, you can perform WordPress installation on the local server. There are two reasons to learn WP installation with local server:
1.For testing websites
2.Getting familiar with WordPress dashboard
5. Selecting Theme: Design Your WordPress Website
Now, we have a neat and clean WordPress website after the step 4. You can see a simple WordPress layout instead of default server page.
But, after installing WordPress, work is not over here. Every website has its own requirements and you have to optimize website according to your needs.
I am considering everyone is not a professional coder and web designer. That’s why WordPress themes come into the picture. A theme is an entire groundwork of a website that represents layouts and design.
There are always free as well premium WordPress themes available that you can select and adapt to suits your website niche.
Here’s a video that describes – how to install WordPress theme?
Though if you want to build a professionally designed WordPress website, you should always select a premium WordPress theme.
How To Select A WordPress Theme For Business?
A website serves the purpose of your business. Maybe, you are creating a site just for fun.
Anyway, if you are a real estate agent – you need a property listing website, or you want to sell your digital product, you can opt for a membership website.
In these cases, you should select a unique theme for real estate or membership website. These themes must include features those are required for a niche site.
Presently, there are some niche or types of WordPress theme popular over the internet. Have a look at these theme categories:
- Blog/Magazine theme
- One page parallax theme
- Resume theme
- Photography theme
Whenever you buy a theme, try to check out these essential features mentioned below:
- Rock solid design
- Responsive layout (mobile ready theme)
- Cross browser compatible
- Good customer support
- Easy customization
- Compatible with the most popular plugins
- SEO friendly interface
- Clean code and optimized for performance
6. Create and Add Required pages: Most Important Information in Pages
Page contains most important information in them and these pages do not frequently update Like(Office Address, Products etc) Now we are going to create pages, it is quite simple and doesn’t require any rocket science to learn. Just insert the URL:
www.xyz.com/wp-admin in the address bar of your browser and replace XYZ with your domain name. When you hit the enter, you will be redirected to the WordPress dashboard of your website.
The resulting screen will provide you a section to put your content and title there.
[php]WordPress dashboard > Pages > Add New[/php]
Moreover, every website should have some basic pages such that a visitor could know something about a website.
Home Page is a fundamental page that is always placed in the first position. By default, WordPress uses a blog page on the homepage navigation. About Pageis also the quintessential way to display the company information. This is the static page, where companies like to display a complete information about visions and missions.
It might possible that some of the audience want to contact regarding suggestion, queries or for any other reasons. The contact page is the best way to connect visitor with a single click. Further, any local business can create a Product page that displays about product or services offered by them.
Drop your comment.