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How to start a WordPress website

Basic step for making a website

A platform is known as a content management system. It allows us to build a good, mobile-friendly, and a functional website quickly without coding.

There are many ways to choose a platform such as WordPress (59.5%), Joomla (5.6%), and Drupal (3.6%). In recent statistics made by W3TechsWordPress is the most popular content management.

1. Choose a website building platform

2. Choose your website address (www.)

3. Set up & customize your website

More info about each step:
HOW TO MAKE A WEBSITE – Robert (Web Developer & Editor Behind WebsiteSetup.org)

 

WordPress has two different platforms.

  • WordPress.com — it is a free but limited function.
  • WordPress.org — You need to purchase own domain, but you can get more freedom.

More info about WordPress.com and WordPress.org:
WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – Which is Better?

 

I chose WordPress.org to build my website to have more design freedom and no distracting ads. In addition, WordPress.org allows us to install any plugins —They are like useful apps on the smartphone.

 

Next Step, designing a website

8 Phases of the Web Design Process

1. Research

2. Project Planning

3. Wireframe & Site Map

4. Web Design (Mockups)

5. Web Development

6. Site Testing

7. Launch

8. Site Maintenance

Designing a winning website requires a well-thought-out online strategy focused on reaching organizational goals — that can be anything from attracting visitors to buy products to get the public to understand an issue to introduce visitors to a new brand.

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Research

Creating a personal brand is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands.
I started with clarity and purpose to develop my brand vision. It gave me a clear direction to my business.

Next, I defined the Core brand values. — that communicate what you believe as a company and how you are working together toward a shared vision. By articulating what you stand for as a brand, you can attract better employees and customers who share your beliefs.

Project Planning

After defining my brand, I designed a mood board for my website using Canva.Canva provides a design service with an easy to use drag-and-drop interface.

Wireframe & Site Map

Once I defined my goals and scope of a project, I moved on to the next project that creating a sitemap and a wireframe. They gave me a guide to my website’s organization and a targeted outline for creating content.

 

Web Development and Site Testing

Next, I installed a couple of themes that might fit my concept and tested them if they work for desktop, tablet, and mobile.

Each theme has completely different functions and layout freedom. It took some time to figure out which theme was the best fit for my brand.

During the process of developing the site, I realized with the theme I chose I could not change the layout I planed. But I was able to solve this problem because I could add those functions to my theme by installing plugins like Elementor — free WordPress Page Builder.

Launch and Site Maintenance

After developing all content, it is time to show to the world!

However, Websites are living, so it is extremely important to have a good strategy for site maintenance. I need to plan it myself and set a goal: ” What to Do When to Do It.”

So far, I enjoy using WordPress.org. It is easy-to-use, powerful, and flexible.

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