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.
WordPress Benefits & Features
IQComputing builds websites on the best (and most popular) open source content management system (CMS) available today, WordPress, making it easy for you to manage your own website’s content. A proven and mature platform for more than a decade, WordPress enables you to manage your content quickly, intuitively, and with an easier learning curve than less-common open source website content management systems.
Our WordPress development gives you a platform that makes it possible to grow. New features, new services, and new designs can be applied on top of your website avoiding the need for complete “start from scratch” relaunches.
Easily Manage Your Website Content
Easily manage your website’s content as much as you want, whenever you want. With the intuitive WordPress content management system, you can login from any modern browser and make changes to your website without programming knowledge.
Unlimited Pages, Posts, Products & More
Don’t limit yourself – You can add images, text, files, links, and embed media right on the content areas of your pages anytime you want and we don’t restrict the number of pages, posts, or products that you can add.
Integrated News & Blog Posting
Take advantage of built-in blogging and blog category management by easily adding/editing/removing content as you need to. Add news articles on an ongoing basis directly from your browser!
Flexible Post Scheduling
Posts can be scheduled to display at specific dates/times so that you can create content ahead of time and schedule it to be published. Create pages and posts, keeping them as drafts until you’re ready to publish them.
Restore Deleted Pages & Rollback Versioning
You can easily restore deleted page content (before it is deleted permanently) and even roll back page text to previous versions using built-in version control features. Save pages so that only you can see what they look like or publish them live whenever you need.
Website Portability & Vendor Lock-in Avoidance
We don’t want our customers to be locked into any provider. By using an open source platform, we ensure that website can be moved to a compatible environment should the need arise. Using “proprietary” CMS platforms can result in a total project restart should a CMS developer stop support for a system or raise prices.
Easily Add Additional Website Editors
You can easily add/edit/remove additional editors to give others within your organization the ability to manage your website content. Self-service password resets and web-based content management make keeping your website fresh a snap!
Managed Website Security
A website that is constantly suffering from outages or that keeps getting hacked does you no good and can result in a loss of customer confidence, potential sales, organic search engine ranking and a negative image for your brand. We take care of your WordPresss CMS security, backups, core upgrades, and updates for you as part of our managed web hosting services!
Combined with our managed business hosting services, we make use of proven development approaches to building websites to help avoid break-ins often associated with CMS-driven websites. We lock down your website to remove potentially dangerous entry points commonly used by hackers as well as malicious visitors. Security practices are constantly evaluated to ensure that new threats are identified and mitigated before your website is affected. Web nodes are firewalled and upgraded on an ongoing basis.
Core Upgrades & Plugin Updates
We help to avoid software obsolescence by applying updates and core upgrades to your website’s CMS on an ongoing basis. This keeps your website on the current stable release development track so that you don’t have to worry about falling out of the CMS upgrade cycle as our team addresses this for you.
Stability & Reliability
IQComputing evaluates and implements technologies that help to keep your website running. On our managed platform, third-party plugins are subject to review and testing process to help prevent security risks and to minimize performance impacts on your website. Just because it’s the latest doesn’t always mean that it’s the greatest for your website.
Our managed website hosting services take automatic daily site-level backups as well as bare metal backups to help prevent the loss of data in the event of catastrophic failures.
Our diversified approach to infrastructure ensures that your website runs on a node that is dedicated to your website while mail, DNS, and other services run on nodes optimized for those environments.
WordPress Web Design
When we work with WordPress web design, our team can design custom websites that stand out and communicate your message. Your WordPress website can be responsive, easy to update, and can offer all of the features that a static website offers without sacrificing the benefits of a dynamic WordPress we
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