In this article I show you in 4 simple steps how to create website with WordPress.
But not only that. Also, I tell you what are some essential features of a good website. I tell you why WordPress is superior to other similar platforms. I tell you a little bit about hosting and other important things connected to creating a website.
Compared to the past years creating a website is relatively easy task today. Whether you want to create a personal blog, build a business website or a website for some non-profit organization, it takes just a few minutes to build a fully functional website.
10-15 years ago it was a different story. You had to know the HTML, coding, and know how to use some website design software. I have built websites that way. And I have taught that in my IT classes. I have seen my students struggling.
Today, it is totally different story though. Contemporary website building platforms make things so much easier. With just a few clicks, you get a beautiful and fully functional website. It is so simple that ANYONE can do it.
So, let’s dig into the details right away.
1. Essential Features of a Website.
Before you begin to build your site, there are some Important Features of a Website you should know. These features make the difference between a quality site and a poor one. Because you don’t want only a website. You want a website that serves its visitors quickly and efficiently.
- The speed at which a website will display on a visitor’s monitor.
- Design – Does your website look good and professional?
- Navigation – How clear and intuitive is the access to your site content?
- CMS – which website building platform do you use for your site?
- The quality of content. You may have all the previous points perfect, yet if your site content is crap, nobody cares to have a second look at it.
Content Management System (CMS) – What Is It? And why is it useful?
When teaching my students in school, their IT curriculum required that they built their websites using HTML language and some website design software. To create a website from scratch using those tools only was quite a pain for them.
In the past, these were the only tools available. Not anymore. New, powerful web-based platforms are available to build and maintain websites. These platforms are called Content Management Systems (CMS). Some of the CMS examples are WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Blogger.
The role of a CMS is to remove all the technical barriers and make the whole website building process as simple and intuitive as possible. In fact, you don’t need to use a CMS. You can build your site without it. Cms makes your life so much easier!
With Content Management System, ANYONE can build a website. Not only build a website but build a beautiful, fully functional website. You can do this in minutes from now. Right here:
2. Why WordPress?
There are many Content Marketing Systems out there, but WordPress is the easiest to use and most widely used CMS in the world. It is a free web-based software to build and maintain blogs and websites. As you can see in the image below (taken from w3techs.com), WordPress is used by 21.5% of all websites worldwide, and by 60.1% of those websites that use a CMS.
- Easy to install and set up
- You can choose your theme from over 1400 different website templates.
- No HTML and no coding needed.
- A lot of support within the WordPress community.
- WordPress platform is in 73+ languages.
- No forced ads on your website.
- 10,000+ easy to install plugins to improve a website’s functionality.
WordPress is my choice too. In fact, this very website here, EgonSarvReviews.com is built using WordPress.
3. Why Siterubix?
You use WordPress to create a website, but you also need a place to host it. There are tons of different hosting platforms that you can use. Some have better quality and are more trustworthy than others. It can be a challenge to find out the good one. For example, WordPress suggested hosting services are not free:
- Bluehost – $3.95/mnth
- Dreamhost – $3.95/mnth
- Laughing Squid – $6/mnth
Some other hosting services offer free hosting, but they force their ads to your website. You get a free hosting, but you have to live with their ads. Wix com, for example, is otherwise good free hosting service, but the hosting comes with their ads at the bottom of each web page:
Siterubix, on the other hand, gives you free hosting service which is also ad free. Not only that! You will also get access to excellent support and training resources.
Read what the users tell about their Siterubix experience.
4. How to Create Website With WordPress (in 30 Seconds)
Now I show you how you can build your own WordPress website. It takes only 5 minutes to accomplish, and it is so simple that anyone can do it. Just follow these simple steps and you will get a beautiful and fully functional website in minutes from now.
Ok, here we go. Here is the video, which walks you through the whole process. Or, if you prefer to read, just scroll down, and you find step-by-step instructions.
1. Go to Siterubix.com and enter your chosen website name.
Your website name will be yourname.siterubix.com where “yourname” refers to your chosen name. For example, if you selected AsianFoods as your site name then the full site name will be asianfoods.siterubix.com
If the name is available, you get a green light: “Available“. Otherwise, you have to choose something else.
2. Register your FREE account. It gives you access to 2 free websites and entire Training Platform. So it is not only a free website. It is also a whole training platform if you should ever need it. Enter your first and last name, email address, choose a password and username. After that click “Create Account and Continue“.
3. On the next page there are four steps to accomplish:
Step 1: You are asked if you want to build a free website or a website on your own domain. Choose the left one “A Free Website“.
Step 2: Choose the website name. It does not need to be exactly as in the domain name. So choose something that fits and is understandable.
Step 3: Choose a look for your website. There are different themes available so just scroll down and pick the one that you like most. But don’t spend too much time choosing your perfect theme as you can change it later if you want.
Step 4. Click the button “I’m Ready, Build My Website Now“. It takes few seconds and your website is ready.
4. You are provided all the access details, so please write them down. You can (and should) change your password once you log into WordPress.
Domain name is your website URL. That is where your websites will be located. To visit it and to see how it looks like, just click on the Domain name link on top. Obviously, there is no content yet because you haven’t built that out yet. That is your task now – to create content and publish it on your website. To do that you want to log into your Administration page.
Administration Page is where you edit your website. Here you keep your pages and blog posts, edit menus, choose another theme, install plugins, etc.
So this is it. As you saw, it is that easy to build a beautiful and fully functional website.
5. Your Bonus
Having registered a website under Siterubix you got a big bonus – you have just joined the Wealthy Affiliate Training Platform where you can learn how to build a website in the right way. Whatever your goals with the website are (to make money or not), the resources at Wealthy Affiliate are tremendous, and the support from the community is excellent. So use all these resources to learn how to build your website in the proper way.
6. Conclusion: What Next?
You have just completed your first step on your way to success. You have created a brand new website. Now you want to create content and build traffic. You want people to visit your site, don’t you?. Therefore, creating a website is just the first step.
I recommend you to read the following posts to turn your site into a authority site in your niche.
Plan to make money online?
My Wealthy Affiliate Review, about Wealthy Affiliate Training platform
Major mistakes that newbies do when beginning with online business
Before you go:
Your feedback is important to me. So,if you have questions or comments about how to create website with WordPress, please leave a comment below.