You want to make website on WordPress, but you don’t know how to get started and what plugins are required for making a website on WordPress.
In this guide, I will help you understand a step by step process to start your website or a blog, using WordPress.
Before you begin:
Step 1: Decide what kind of website you want to make?
Before you start making website, you must decide if you want business website, personal website, website to sell products online or you want to start a blog.
Different types of websites:
- Personal Website
- Small Business website
- Portfolio website
- Shopping website
- Blog + Website
- Single page website
- Corporate website
Depending on your business or an objective you can decide which kind of website you want to make.
Step 2: Buy Domain and Hosting for your website
To make a website and make it live, you will need domain and hosting. You can purchase domain and hosting from popular hosting companies like Hostinger, GoDaddy, BigRock and MilesWeb.
I have another tutorial on how to choose domain and hosting.
Install WordPress on your domain
Next step is to install WordPress on your domain. You can do this from either CPanel or by domain and hosting control panel of your hosting account.
The exact process differes from hosting to hosting. You can refer tutorial videos or documentation of your hosting provider.
Install Required Plugins
Once you are done with WordPress install, install required plugins. I have prepared a list of essentials plugins to be installed on freshly installed WordPress.