How to Create a WordPress Website in Seven Steps

How to Create a WordPress Website in Seven Steps: As the world of website creation changes and evolves, one thing remains true: WordPress is one of the best platforms to use when starting your own website. You can choose to have your site hosted and managed by someone else or you can install WordPress on your own server, but whichever option you choose, you should be aware of the following basic steps that will help you create a WordPress website in seven easy steps.

Choose Your Domain Name

Before you can create your website, you need to choose a domain name. It’s the part of the address that comes after http:// and before com. Your domain name is often the same as your business name. To pick one, think about what makes your company unique and try some variations on that theme.

Choose a Web Hosting Provider

Choosing the right web host for your website is the most crucial first step. You’ll want to choose one that offers the features you need and has a good reputation. Here are some questions you should ask yourself before making your decision: 
Do I need unlimited storage? 
Do I need email accounts? 
What other services do I want my provider to offer? 
What’s the cost?

Set Up Your Domain and Hosting

The first step is setting up your domain and hosting. If you already have an idea for the name of your website, then you can register it as soon as possible. Otherwise, you’ll need to do some research on what domain names are available, find one that is not taken, and purchase it using a domain name registrar like Namecheap or GoDaddy. Once you’ve purchased your desired domain name, the next step is setting up your hosting. This process is simpler if you are experienced with computers or have someone knowledgeable help you out. All that needs to be done here is signing up for web hosting service with a company like SiteGround, Bluehost, DreamHost or InMotion Hosting.

Install WordPress

1) Download and install the latest version of WordPress. 
2) Select the language, and enter your blog title, email address, and website address. 
3) Choose a username for your blog administrator account, create a password, write down your username/password combinations on paper or memorize them — don’t store them anywhere online! 
4) Enter your name as you would like it to appear on your blog posts. 
5) Add content to your new blog with simple text or HTML-formatted content from another site (e.g., from Microsoft Word). 
6) Upload and activate any plug-ins that you plan on using for uploading images (such as Jetpack), downloading comments, posting links on social media sites, etc.

Choose a WordPress Theme

There are many different themes that you can choose from when building your website. If you are just starting out, it is best to start with the most basic theme. As time goes on and your site grows, feel free to change the look and feel of your site by selecting a new theme. 
1) Click on Appearance when logged into your WordPress Admin account. 2) Choose Themes. 3) Click on Add New. 4) Enter the title for your new theme (i.e.

Configure Your Settings

1. Go to the URL of your website and click create site 
2. Choose Personal for the type of site you want to create and enter your personal information as needed (name, username, email address) 
3. Fill out the other fields with any other information you want to include on your site (description, slogan, etc.) or leave them blank if you don’t need it 
4. Click on continue at the bottom of the page and then click on Install WordPress from the left-hand side of the screen that pops up.

Publish Your First Page

1. Log into your WordPress account and choose the create a website option. 2. Design your site by selecting a layout and customizing the theme’s color, header, background, etc. 3. Add content by clicking on add new. 4. Install plug-ins that will add functionality like calendars or contact forms with just one click. 5. Upload images from your computer or add them from the Web with just one click using the media uploader tool on the left side of your screen. 6. Get social!