1. Choose an available Domain Name
2. Sign up with a website Hosting Account
3. Load WordPress from host Cpanel
4. Login to your WP account – the dashboard
5. Set some General Settings
6. Pick a Theme to start with – easily changed
7. Create main Pages for your website – publish each
........a) Home or Welcome – most important info you want visitors to know plus an action for them to take. You may want contact info on your home page also.
........b) Blog – a page for where Posts with ongoing commentary, updated new ideas go
................Once you create a blog page in a multi-page website you tell WP where to put the posts as you do them
........c) About your business or yourself – maybe some history
........d) Contact – your telephone number, email, and later a contact form.
8. Create a Post – publish
9. Add images banners, background, videos
10. Add plugins useful to expand capability
Welcome to EZ WordPress 4 U, a website with the beginning WordPress user in mind. Last year I switched to WordPress from old html type website builders because I wanted a content management system that had infinite potential, was open source (free) and that had an intriguing burgeoning community. I fell in love with WordPress but spent lots of hours watching YouTube videos, searching Documentation at WordPress.org, and emailing my favorite theme developers to figure out HOW to do it.
I wanted short simple steps, in a logical order. I am creating a series of blogs to do just that for you. I help people set up their simple WordPress websites and teach them how to Do It Themselves. This is for my clients and all you adventurous beginners out there, Bless you and may this help!
Feel free to email with questions to [email protected]
Check out the EZ Checklist for WordPress websites. Great place to get started!
We can make CREATING YOUR WEBSITE FUN!