Here’s why you’ll love this website setup guide:
The guide is very detailed, yet very easy to follow – even if you’re not very technical.
Other guides are outdated or misleading. I update my guides every month.
You’ll have a clean, mobile-friendly website up and running in less than an hour.
Your website will be set up the right way on the right platform for what you need.
CHOOSE THE BEST WEBSITE BUILDING PLATFORM
Before you start worrying about colour schemes and domain names, you’ve got to decide what platform you’re going to build your website with.
What do I mean by “platform”?
Well, back in 2004 when I got started with web development, most sites were built using HTML (code), CSS and even Flash. These took a lot of time to learn and were tricky to master.
That’s why most people still think creating a website from scratch is difficult or requires a lot of coding and design skills – but that’s no longer true!
In 2016, content management systems (CMS) like WordPress have made creating a website accessible to everyone.
To put simply, a content management system (or website building platform) is a user-friendly platform for building websites and managing your own online content, instead of using a bunch of loose HTML pages.
CHOOSE A DOMAIN NAME & WEB HOSTING FOR YOUR WEBSITE
To get a new website online, you’re going to need two things:
A domain name (a web address like yoursitename.com)
Hosting (a service that connects your site to the internet)
The WordPress platform itself is free, but a domain name and hosting will cost you around $3 – $5 a month (less than a coffee, so it won’t break the bank).
Owning your own domain name looks far more professional than having your site on someone else’s domain (like yourbusiness.freewebsite.com), and it’s super affordable, too.
Plus, having your own hosting will also make sure your website loads quickly and won’t go down for hours at a time (pretty important for everyone who visits your pages.)
Set up your WordPress Website
Once you’ve bought your domain name and set up your hosting, you’re well on your way!
Now it’s time to get your website up and running. The first thing you’ll need to do is install WordPress to your domain.
There are two possible ways to install WordPress, one MUCH easier than the other.
*source : http://websitesetup.org/