Building your Brand New Magic Website Fast with WordPress

My last post was about how to tweak and improve your existing website. But what if you don’t have a website yet and you don’t know where to start?

In this article I’ll cover the basics on how to build a brand new website.

In order to have a website you need two things. You’ll need a domain name, that’s the www.example.com which is about $10/year. And you’ll also need webhosting. That’s a server on the internet that you pay for. They host your website files so that people can access your website. The fee for a webhost can change drastically depending on your needs, but it shouldn’t be more than $5-10/month for a basic account.

I recommend Bluehost as a great webhost service provider. You can also register and manage your domain name through them as well making the progress as simple and streamlined as possible. Simply create a new account at Bluehost and follow the steps in the video.

How to register a domain name with Bluehost and install to WordPress:

 NB: Creating your own WordPress website uses the code distributed by www.wordpress.ORG, however there is also www.wordpress.COM which sells its own similar but different service. Don’t confuse the two.

Once you have WordPress installed. Login to the admin panel screen and start playing around to see how things work. The great part about WordPress is that you can do almost anything without knowing any code at all. There’s thousands of extra plugins and widgets to help you customize your website exactly how you want it.

Two great places I’ve purchased wordpress themes from in the past is Monster Templates and ThemeForest. Themeforest is actually where I purchased the theme for this blog 🙂

How to install a wordpress theme:

Once you have your theme installed, start creating your basic pages (home, about, services, etc) and customizing all of the available options from your admin screen. The great thing about WordPress is that because its sooo incredibly popular, finding answers to your questions online will be easy.

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Happy Publishing!