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HOW TO MAKE A WEBSITE WITH WORDPRESS
No Coding Or Design Skills Required
(Note: this is the old guide and will be updated soon.
If you want the new guide, please download the ebook provided above.)
A recent survey in April of this year pegged the number of websites at 649 million.
Now, that might sound like a lot, but another statistic from the same survey showed that only 187 million of those websites are active. So that leaves 462 million inactive websites.
Doing the math, that’s at least 71% of all websites that end up going nowhere.
I don’t know about you, but those don’t sound like very good odds to me.
In order to build a successful website these days, you really need to start out on the right foot.
That means having the right tools, as well as, the right information at your disposal.
And that’s exactly what I intend to provide you with here.
I designed this guide to be a simple, yet comprehensive resource that anyone can use to build a website on their own.
In fact, I’ll show you exactly how to create an amazing WordPress website that looks just like the one to the right. (Click the image for a demo.)
Upon hearing that, most people would think that you need certain technical or design skills to make such a site.
And, while that used to be the case, it’s no longer true.
WordPress and its accompanying themes and plugins, allow you to customize the design and functionality of your website without ever having to touch a stitch of code.
Don’t believe me?
Introduction: How To Make A Website
This is a comprehensive guide that will show you exactly how to make a website on your own.
Below I’ve listed the 5 basic steps that we’ll take to create a website with WordPress, along with a brief summary of each.
Step 0: Choose Your Platform.
There are only two platforms that work well for beginners: Squarespace and WordPress. We’ll examine the strengths and weaknesses of both and help you arrive at a decision. If you go with Squarespace, you won’t need this guide, as it’s focus is on WordPress. If you decide to use WordPress, you can continue on to, Step 1.
Step 1: Register A Domain Name and Get Web Hosting.
We’ll talk briefly about how to choose a domain name, and then I’ll walk you through the process of registering the domain and signing up for web hosting with Hostgator. This is a painless process – unless you can’t decide on a domain name – and will only take about 3-4 minutes.
Step 2: Install WordPress.
Using a little piece of software on your server’s control panel, we’ll show you how to install WordPress with just one click. I’ll walk you through the installation process, along with the things you need to do before and after installation as well. Everything is point and click and will take 5 minutes at the most.
Step 3: Install a WordPress theme.
It can be difficult to find a theme that is free AND looks good, but we’ve done exactly that for you. We’ll help you install the free and fully responsive Pytheas WordPress theme along with a child theme that makes it perform and look even better. This theme looks amazing on ANY device and is very simple to install. This step can be done in less than 5 minutes.
Step 4: Install WordPress plugins.
There are thousands of plugins to choose from, and it’s hard to wade through them all and figure out which ones you’ll need. We show you exactly which plugins to install, which ones to deactivate, and which ones to delete altogether. Again, managing your plugins is a point-and-click process and can be completed in less than 5 minutes.
Step 5: Configure your website.
After installing WordPress, the themes and plugins for your site; it’s time to configure them so they look good and function properly. This is the longest section, but after we’re done, your website will be complete. We should be able to complete this in 10-15 minutes.
I hope this guide has demonstrated that you really can learn how to make a website on your own, with a little help.
If some of the steps here don’t make sense, please don’t hesitate to ask in the forums. I’ll be actively monitoring them and try to help out in any way I can.
Also, note that this document is a work in progress, and will constantly be updated with new information and corrections to mistakes. If you have anything to add or suggestions to make please contact me.