HOW TO DESIGN A WEB/BLOG (wordpress)

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HERE IS AN OVERVIEW FROM START TO FINISH OF ALL THE STEPS WE’LL WALK YOU THROUGH IN THIS GUIDE.
1. What is a blog?
2. What is a website?
3. Wordpress
4. How to find and register a domain
5. Choosing the best web hosting
6. How to install WordPress
7. Installing a template to change your site’s design
8. Creating pages in WordPress
9. Customizing WordPress with addons and extensions
10. Resources to learn WordPress and get support
11. Taking it further, building websites with more features

WHAT IS A BLOG
A REGULARLY UPDATED WEBSITE OR WEB PAGE, TYPICALLY ONE RUN BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR SMALL GROUP, THAT IS WRITTEN IN AN INFORMAL OR CONVERSATIONAL STYLE.

WHAT IS A WEBSITE
A WEBSITE IS A COLLECTION OF WEB PAGES (DOCUMENTS THAT ARE ACCESSED THROUGH THE INTERNET), SUCH AS THE ONE YOU'RE LOOKING AT NOW. A WEB PAGE IS WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN WHEN YOU TYPE IN A WEB ADDRESS, CLICK ON A LINK, OR PUT A QUERY IN A SEARCH ENGINE. A WEB PAGE CAN CONTAIN ANY TYPE OF INFORMATION, AND CAN INCLUDE TEXT, COLOR, GRAPHICS, ANIMATION AND SOUND

WORDPRESS.COM VS WORDPRESS.ORG
•The one major difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org is who’s actually hosting your website.
•With WordPress.org, YOU host your own blog or website. WordPress.org is where you’ll find the free WordPress software that you can download and install on your own web server.
WordPress.com, on the other hand, takes care of all of the hosting for you. You don’t have to download software, pay for hosting, or manage a web server.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BUILD A WEBSITE?
•A domain name – this is the name of your website, e.g Example.com
•WordPress hosting – this is where your website files are stored.
•45 minutes of your undivided attention.

HOW MUCH DOES A WORDPRESS WEBSITE COST?
The answer to this question really depends on what kind of website you are trying to build.

A typical business website can cost as low as $100(35,600naira) per year and can go as high as $30,000(10,680,000naira) per year.

We recommend all our users to start small and then add more features to your website as your business grows. This way you will save money and minimize potential losses and avoid overspending.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to build a website for less than $100(35,600naira) .
We will also show you how to take it further by adding more features to it in the future.

WHICH IS THE BEST WEBSITE PLATFORM?
There are many website builders available that will help you setup a website. We recommend using self-hosted WordPress as your website platform.
WordPress is the most popular website platform in the world. It powers nearly 28% of all websites on the internet.
WordPress 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.

Step 1. Setup
GET A DOMAIN AND A HOST: A domain name typically costs $14.99/year(5,336.44naira) and hosting costs start from $7.99/month(2,844.44naira).
Bluehost is one of the largest hosting companies in the world. They are also an official WordPress recommended hosting partner.

Let’s go ahead and purchase domain name and hosting.
First, you’ll need to go to the Bluehost website in a new browser window and click on the green ‘Get Started Now’ button.

This will bring you to a pricing page where you will need to choose a pricing plan for your website. Basic and plus plans are the most popular choices among our users.

You’ll need to click on SELECT to choose the plan that you like and continue to the next step.
On the next screen, you’ll be asked to select a new domain name.

After choosing your domain name, click on the next button to continue.
Now you’ll be asked to provide your account information such as name, address, email, etc.
On this screen, you will also see optional extras that you can purchase. We generally don’t recommend purchasing these extras. You can always add them later on, if you decide that you need them.

Next, you will add your payment information to finish the purchase.
After completing your purchase, you’ll receive an email with details on how to login to your web hosting control panel (cPanel).
This is your hosting dashboard where you manage everything like getting support, setting up emails, etc. Most importantly, this is where you’ll install WordPress.

Step 2. Install WordPress
•You will find tons of icons to do different things on your hosting account dashboard (cPanel). You’ll never need to use 95% of them, so you can safely ignore them.
•Scroll down to the website section in cPanel and then click on the WordPress icon.

You will now see Bluehost Marketplace Quick Install screen for WordPress. Click on the ‘Get Started’ button to continue.

On the next screen, you will be asked to select the domain name where you want to install WordPress. Choose your domain from the dropdown field and then click Next.

Now you’ll need to enter your website name, admin username, and a password for your website. Don’t worry, you can change them later in WordPress settings if you need to.
You’ll also need to check all the checkboxes on the screen and then click on the ‘Install’ button to continue.

Once the installation is over, you’ll see a success message in the top header.

Now you need to click on the ‘Installation Complete’ link, and it will take you to the screen with your WordPress login URL and password.

Congratulations! You have created your first WordPress website.
You can now head over to the WordPress login page. Your login URL will look like this:
http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
You can login to your WordPress site using the admin username and password you entered earlier.

Step 3. Select Your Theme
The visual appearance of your WordPress site is controlled by a WordPress theme.
WordPress themes are professionally designed templates that you can install on your website to change its appearance.
By default, each WordPress site comes with a basic theme. If you visit your website, then it will look something like this:

You can change your theme from the WordPress admin dashboard. Visit Appearance » Themes page and then click on the ‘Add New’ button.

On the next screen, you will be able to search from 4,492 free WordPress themes that are available in the official WordPress.org themes directory. You can sort them by popular, latest, featured, as well as other feature filters (i.e industry, layout, etc).

For the sake of this guide, we’ll be using Bento. It is a popular multi-purpose free WordPress theme with flexible design options for all kind of websites.

If you know the name of the free theme you want to install, then you can look for it by entering its name in the search field.

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.

Once you have installed your theme, you can customize it by clicking on the Customize link under the Appearance menu.

This will launch the theme customizer where you will be able to change your theme settings with live preview of your website.

You don’t need to finalize all theme settings right away. You will be able to customize it much better once you have some content on your website.
Let’s see how to add content to your WordPress site.

Step 4. Add Content to Your Site
Step 5. Customizing and Tweaking Your Website
CHANGE SITE TITLE AND TAGLINE
Set up Comments Settings
Create Navigation Menus
Step 6. Installing Plugins
Security
Step 7. Taking it Further


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CONCLUSION
You might think of all these guidelines as being restrictions, and in some ways they are. You have to try, however, to be original when designing your site. Follow all the rules.
Use your creativity to add just that little extra piece of content your site needs; to make a Web site that's so unique visitors will return, even if they just want to see the design again.
Make your site stand out from the crowd. If you follow the guidelines in this article and have the right content, your site will definitely be a success. Good luck!

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO MASTER WORDPRESS, KINDLY GET THE HANDOUT OR CONTACT ME VIA 07018870798 (call/whatsapp/text),
Email : Ademolaelijaheacom@gmail.com
 

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