the one-stop guide for beginners starting a website
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Choose a Domain Name
Branding your site with the right name is important. Choose one that is easy to remember and spell.
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NOTE: If you register at the above link, you will get a free video tutorial to help you create your site. The link is on the order confirmation page.
sign up with a web host
Just point your browser to...
yoursite.com/wp-admin (replace 'yoursite' with the domain name you selected)
You should see something like this...
"How Do I Design My Website?"
WordPress comes with thousands of free themes, so you don't have to spend any money on your website template design if you don't want to.
All you do is go to Appearance >> Themes from the WordPress Admin area and search for a theme.
If it's in the budget, I recommend going with a premium theme because you will be offered more design options.
Many free themes are very limiting when it comes to design customizations (unless you're a programmer.)
If you want to build an HTML website from scratch without WordPress, click here.
How to add the desired features to your website with ease
You might be feeling intimidated by the process of setting up the features you want on your website.
If you make the smart choice and go with WordPress, this is easier than you might think.
WordPress has a large directory of free plugins that allows you to add features like contact forms, shopping carts, email subscribe forms, forums, photo galleries and more.
All you do is search WordPress for the plugin you want.
Install it with one click and Activate it.
Yep! WordPress makes it that easy to add site features.
This wonderful platform has revolutionized the way people build websites, and simplified the process!