WordPress had been around for more than 10 years now, if you’re still didn’t know anything about WordPress then you should take the tour here for more info. WordPress is a web content management system software or blogging tools you can use to create and start a beautiful website or blog. It had been use by more than 100 millions users worldwide. More than 40% Company 500 now starting to make the transition from using a customize content management system to a more simpler and easy manage-able blogging platform such as WordPress.
Here i am going to teach you how to start a website using WordPress. Please be mind this tutorial is for beginner users with at least some knowledge in website hosting and ftp usage.
1. Register Your Own Domain Name
Let’s start by Choosing a Domain Name for yourself. Always try go for the “.COM” if you’re seriously wanted to start a successful website or brand. If you have the budget in the future, grab the remaining “.NET”, “.ORG” and “.CO” of your domain name and redirect them to your “.COM” if needed.
2. Find a suitable web host
There are hundreds of thousands of available free and paid website hosting out there, the vast majority of which meet the WordPress minimum requirements, and choosing one from the crowd can be a chore. Here are some of my web hosting recommendation:
3. Point your domain name to your web host
This here’s a bit tricky. After you’ve purchase your own Domain Name and successfully setup a Web Hosting, Follow this detail instructions on how to point your domain name to your web host.
Once completed, you’re done. Yes, That’s all there is to it. You’ll have to wait 24 to 48 hours though, before you can access your website using your domain name.
4. Create a FTP account
An FTP account is used to upload and manage files on your web site. You can give different people different levels of access by assigning them to a specific directory. You must create an FTP account for each user to do so. Learn How to create an FTP account in cPanel here.
5. Install WordPress manually via FTP
There are a couple of ways to install WordPress, and you should do it in a way that works for you. Some hosts have “one-click” installs via applications that install WordPress without you getting your hands dirty. You can also install it manually with an FTP client or Shell access. Learn How to install WordPress manually via FTP here.
6. Choose the right WordPress theme for your new website
There are hundred of thousand available WordPress Theme to choose from. You can download Themes directly to your blog by using the Add New Themes option in the Appearance sub-menu. Learn How to install new themes in your website here.
7. Start publishing your posts
Once step 1 to 6 completed, you now can published your very first post in your WordPress powered website. To learn more about How to Publish Post and Page, check this detail tutorials.
Learn more about How WordPress work
- WordPress 101
- WPTuts+ WordPress Basic Course
- Beginner Guide to WordPress
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