How to Create a Website for your Small Business using WordPress[8 step by step guide with no step skipped]
Do you want to build a website for your business? Are you thinking of starting a website for your brand? Starting a website has become easier today than it was in the 90s. You don’t even need to be techy today to build one. After helping over 70 induvial and organization build their website since 2013 using WordPress. We have decided to create a simple walk through guide, step by step with no step skip. Without learning how to code. It’s a do it yourself (DIY) guide that takes you by the hand all the way to building your own dynamic and professional world class website, using the smartest ever created website builder. WordPress.
Notwithstanding if you still want it done for you (DFY) you can click here.
If you want to do it yourself DIY, then please continue to follow our step by step guide on how to make a website.
Overview of this step by step guide with no step skipped are;
1. DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION
2. WORDPRESS HOSTING: BEST PLATFORM
3. WORDPRESS SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
4. WORDPRESS THEME/TEMPLATE
5. WORDPRESS WEBSITE CLEANUP
6. CREATING WEBSITE PAGES
7. WORDPRESS PLUGINS
8. BEYOND WEBSITE SETUP
Before we start, let’s cover some of the most FAQ frequently asked questions that we get around today.
What do I need to build a website?
You’ll need the following three things to start your WordPress site.
• A domain name – this is the name of your website such as hapazo.com or google.com.
• WordPress hosting – this is where your website files are stored, like a space allocation.
• Pay a 60 minutes of attention.
How much does it cost to build a website using WordPress?
A typical business website can cost as low as N40, 000 naira per year and can go as high as 10 Million naira per year. ”Small is beautiful”, start small grow you website as demand arise.
In this article post I will focus on building a website with as low as 40,000 naira ($100).
WordPress .com vs WordPress.org. Which is the best website platform? The wordpress.com is free to have a domain and hosting but the domain will be a sub domain, like hapazo.wordpress.com, and to have a .com on wordpress.com you will buy hapazo.com, and get free hosting. Now on this platform you will be limited in using plugins which increases a website functionality, you will have adverts from your host place along your content.
Wordpress.org is self-hosted where you pay for your domain and hosting and install the same software, this gives you unlimited ability to do whatever, whenever with your website
You don’t really have total control here There are several platforms online that you can use to build your website, check this blog tyrant who has written a great article on several software application for building your site online.
I will recommend using self-hosted WordPress and. Presently WordPress powers over 28% of the platforms online you can read this article for inspiration later on notable brand build on WordPress
WordPress is free why it is free. And comes with thousands of website designs and extensions. It is extremely flexible and works with almost every third-party tool and service available to website owners.
We use WordPress to build hapazo.com and all our websites
Action steps; at the end of this tutorial we expect you to take action, knowledge use, implemented is power
Have fun creating your website now
Step 1. DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION
A domain name is your website’s address on the internet. It is like you house or plot of land address. This is what your visitors online will search to locate you URL universal resource locator. Like hapazo.com, coachkomi.com, google.com.
Then you will need website hosting. Your hosting is like the plot or hectare of land you purchase to build your house on it. Your website is the house on the plot of land you purchased.so the host is a computer called server dedicated to the internet connection to help keep your files and content of our website
A domain name is typically between N1, 800.00 naira to as much a N12, 000 naira in Nigeria today, ranging from .com to .com.ng, to .Ng etc. over the years now I have use whogohost.com, hosting in naira, and hostgator hosting in $ USD, and there are several domain registrar who also host alongside, yet I have decide not to register my name and hosting on the same platform for the reason that certain company are very focus on either domain registration or hosting. Whogohost is one hosting company I am comfortable with today in Nigeria. When choosing a host or service online, look out for their support system via email and chat support, cos something will always go wrong in business then what’s their response time to help rectify, that what I have done over the years. You can use this link to get a discount.
You can use this to also get registered on hostgator.
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.
Few tips on choosing a domain for your website:
Step 2. WORDPRESS HOSTING: BEST PLATFORM
Wasn’t that easy?
Now let’s move on to the next step and choose a design for your website.
Step 3. WORDPRESS SOFTEWARE INSTALLATION
WordPress will show you the theme in search results. You will need to take your mouse over to the theme and then click on the Install button.
Step 4.WORDPRESS THEME/TEMPLATE
WordPress comes with two default content types called posts and pages. Posts are part of a blog and appear in reverse-chronological order (newer items displayed first).
By default, WordPress shows your blog posts on the front page of your website. You can change that, and make WordPress show any page as the front-page of your website (we’ll show you how to do that later in this guide).
You can create a separate page for your blog or news section. In fact, you can create a website without any blog section at all.
Having said that, let’s add some content to your website.
You’ll start by adding a few pages to your WordPress site. Don’t worry if you don’t have enough content for these pages at the moment. You can always edit and update them.
Head over to Pages » Add New page in WordPress admin area. This will bring you to the page editor screen, which looks like this:
Step 5. WORDPRESS WEBSITE CLEANUP
Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom of the page to store your changes.
WordPress will now use the page titled ‘Home’ as your site’s front page and ‘Blog’ page to display your blog posts.
Change Site Title and Tagline
During the installation you get to choose your site’s title. WordPress automatically adds a tag line to your site title that says ‘Just another WordPress site’.
Step 6. CREATE WEBSITE PAGES
Step 7. WORDPRESS PLUGINS
WordPress is easy to use yet extremely powerful. From time to time, you may find yourself looking for some quick answers.
Many of our users use Google to find answer, so type in hapazo.com at the end of your search on WordPress, websites, blogs, digital Marketing.
Step 8. BEYOND WEBSITE SETUP