Are you looking to create a WordPress website but don’t know where to start? With the right guidance, you can have your WordPress website up and running in no time. In this post, we will discuss how to make a WordPress website for beginners. We will cover topics such as setting up hosting, installing WordPress, choosing a theme, creating content, and more. With the help of this guide, you’ll be able to create an amazing website with ease. So let’s get started!
What do I need to build a website?
You’ll need the following three things to start your WordPress site.
- A domain name – is your website’s address on the internet. This is what your users will type in their browsers to reach your site (For example, bernixetech.com or google.com)..
- WordPress hosting – All websites on the internet needs a web host to store their website files. This will be your website’s home on the internet.
- 45 minutes of your undivided attention.
A domain name and hosting. Find a domain name for your website and sign up for web hosting all in the same place. We recommend SmartWeb a Nigeria hosting website or Bluehost and Siteground They will give you the domain name for free for the first year.
Let’s go ahead and purchase domain name and hosting.
First, you’ll need to go to the Smartweb in a new menu tab and click on the hosting ‘Linux Shared Hosting’ tab.
This will bring you to a pricing page where you will need to choose a hosting plan for your website. Standard and plus Business plans are the most popular choices among our users.
Select your plan.
On the next screen, you’ll be asked to select a new domain name.
Ideally you should stick to a .com domain name. Make sure that it is related to your business, easy to pronounce and spell, and easy to remember.
After choosing your domain name, click on the check button to continue.
Now you’ll be asked to provide your account information such as name, address, email, etc.
On this screen, you will also see optional extras that you can purchase. We generally don’t recommend purchasing these extras. You can always add them later on, if you decide that you need them.
Next, you will add your payment information to finish the purchase.
After completing your purchase, you’ll receive an email with details on how to login to your web hosting control panel (cPanel). This is your hosting account dashboard where you manage everything like getting support, setting up emails, etc. Most importantly, this is where you’ll install WordPress.
Step 2: Install WordPress
Clink on the link you got on your email to login into your cpanel. To get started.
Scroll down the cpanel software and click on software manager by softaculous.
Click on the install button and select the domain you want to install the WordPress.
Select the domain..
Fill in the your website details, Username, password and others.
Click install to install the WordPress software basis the which you will change to your choice of theme later. And please don’t forget the Username and Password.
Congratulations to you bravo!! your have successfully installed your WordPress site. Now its time to start designing your website.
Now click on the link provided to log into your WordPress dashboard and start your design and development. You will enter the Username and Password you used when installing the software.
You can now login to WordPress dashboard by simply going to yoursite.com/wp-admin/ directly from your browser.
Here is your WordPress dashboard……
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