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How To Create A WordPress Website (step by step guide)

by | Nov 15, 2018 | Marketing | 0 comments

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Getting started

1.Choosing a hosting account

  • Before you can create your site you must choose a hosting account. The hosting account will host your website files and other important duties such as the security of your site.
  • Once you have chosen a hosting account you will be asked to choose a plan.

2. Choosing a domain

  • Next, the site will ask you to create a domain, it will tell you if the domain is available to use or not.
  • After you have chosen a domain the next pages will ask you for some personal details.

3. Purchasing and installing the Divi theme

4. Adding products

  • Click on to products and then go to ‘add product’.
  • You will be a taken to a page you must fill in about the details of the product including the product name, description, images of the product and more. It is also the page where you set the price of the product.
    Once you complete the page submit the product and you have now completed your store!

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WordPress features

WordPress has many tools and features due to the plugins you can add. Play around with WordPress to improve your site and build your online store bigger. The features that WordPress offers you include:

  • Headers: These are used to denote the different sections of your post. Headers range from 1-6 with one being the most important (usually reserved for just the title) and 6 being least important. They break the text into separate distinct chunks that help make it easier for the reader to engage with. If your readers have a hard time reading your posts they will be more inclined to click off your site and go somewhere else.
  • Media: WordPress allows you to directly insert images into a media library. Once in the library these files can be directly placed into a post from the library, each file can be placed into any number of posts from the library. You can place audio, photos and videos into the library.
  • Links: WordPress allows you to directly build links into lines of text. This makes the screen less cluttered as you can hide URLs within your normal content. Since the URLs you are adding in are hiding in text and aren’t cluttering the screen, you can place more URLs in your page to improve your SEO without off-putting your readers.
  • Text: WordPress offers two main options for placing your content into a page, Text and visual. The text is the behind the scenes code of the website, only the people with admin rights can access this view so you don’t have to worry about your readers seeing it. It allows you to directly edit the code of all the content on the page, this gives a great degree of control to anyone confident in their coding ability.
  • Visual: Visual is what the reader sees on the website. You can type your content in manually or copy it over from a different source like a word document. If you aren’t comfortable coding this is significantly easier to use if slightly less efficient.
  • Feedback: When you are working on a post in WordPress it provides helpful feedback as you go in order to help you find areas of improvements. It shows you a preview of the snippet that will appear on Google. It analyses the readability of your post so that you can improve the user experience. You can also search for specific key phrases in your text, if your keyword that you are trying to rank for isn’t used commonly enough it will tell you.

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