A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Started with WordPress
WordPress is a content management system that has been used by millions of people to power their websites. There are many different ways to use it, but the most common way is installing WordPress through your hosting company and then managing it with an external control panel or plugin. There are services to help you with this process, so please check out my review on commission hero.
The first thing you need to do is get a domain and set up hosting. Get your own domain name, or use one from Google Domains for $12/year with unlimited domains. Buy the premium version of WordPress through Bluehost ($72) which includes 20GB disk space, unmetered bandwidth, SSL certificate (optional), free website migration, 24×365 customer support. You can also purchase this directly from bluehost but it will cost more money at $124 per year if billed yearly instead of monthly. Choose an option that fits into your budget range and make sure to choose a reputable company because both companies provide excellent service.
Install WordPress on your domain by using Bluehost’s one click install or uploading it manually through FTP. If you’re not sure how to do this, there are many tutorials online that can help!
After installing WordPress, the next step is setting up a theme and customizing it with plugins so as to fit into what you want for your website design. But if all of these things seem too difficult then we recommend going with a prebuilt template like Twenty Seventeen which comes bundled in most versions of WordPress Core 18+. There are also other free themes available at wordpress’ default directory called “Themes”.
Then, you can customize the colors, fonts and other design aspects to make it your own.
After you’ve customized things as much as possible, take a step back and see what needs to be done next in order for your WordPress site to function how you want. You may need more plugins or custom code from an expert developer but there are many great resources available on the internet that help with this too!
Finally, when everything is working perfectly then don’t forget to publish posts about topics of interest.