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How to Make A Wordpress Website

After I discovered how easy it is to create beautifull and professional websites with wordpress, I've not wasted my time on any other methods . By learning how to make a wordpress website I'm now creating professional websites for local firms as well as for private use.

All without any knowledge of html or other programming langauges. It took me a few hours to learn this. In this article I will share with you how you can make beautifull wordpress websites even if you're totally unexperienced in the field.

The first thing I discovered by starting out learning how to make a Wordpress website was: In order to gain full access to all the tools within Wordpress it was necessary for me to buy myself a domain. Without it I had to pay for an upgrade at Wordpress to gain full access to all the great features inside.

So, I thought I might as well buy my own domain for $10 and get the url I wanted. I hosted it at a wordpres-friendly hosting company. This made it easy to install wordpress and get going creating my site.

Once I completed installing Wordpress on my new domain I could start working on my website directly online. No need of FTP- hassle uploading html documents and that sort of "old school" methods.

Wordpress themes

The next thing I did after installing Wordpress was to find myself a free good-looking Wordpress-theme offering the functionality I was after. In Wordpress, most of the flexibility and tools for development depends on which theme you choose.

Let me explain: If you want to learn how to make a Wordpress website with a top menu, two right margins, and no left margin, you'll have to search for a theme that offers this. Same thing with banner functionality, background etc.

But don't worry, this can easily be done. Before you install a theme you will be offered a few lines of information about this theme as well. Remember to read this info.

Which theme you choose will have significant importance on how your website will look as the theme can decide fonts and colours for you, as well as the general design of your website. Good thing is that many themes have fonts that fits prefectly well with the theme, so you don't have to think about it. I like to keep things simple and beautifull.

Developing your Website from Scratch

Once you've selected your favorite theme it's time to get to know the details of Wordpress. While learning how to make a Wordpress website you may want to consider developing you site a bit before installing the most important plugins. This way you will be able to clearly see what the plugins adds to your wordpress and what is there already. This will lead to less confusion on your part.

First of all go to pages in the left margins and create three new pages. name them whatever you like. With those three pages it's much easier to get an impression on how the menus looks once you're creating them and placing them on your site. After creating those three pages, go to menus in the left margins. Here you can create menus and later you can install them wherever available via the widgets areas.

Wordpress Widgets

Widgets are boxes that you can install on various places around your website. In a widget you can place stuff such as an html code, a picture, a menu, contact form, translation option or anything else. This is up to you. I suggest taking some time to play around with widgets.

Front Page

Finally, to get you started, you can choose whether the front page should be your latest blog or a static page of your choice. To manage these setttings go to "settings" and "reading" in the left margins from inside you wordpress backoffice.I hope this was informative. Good luck on continue learning how to make a wordpress website.


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