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How to install WordPress for Beginners


how to install WordPress for beginners

If you want to install WordPress on your website, there are a few steps that you need to take. If this is your first time installing WordPress on your website, these steps will help you through the process.


Step 1: Decide on a domain name


You're going to need a domain name. This is the address of your website, which you can type into your browser and immediately be taken to your WordPress installation. Think of it as the equivalent of "www.yahoo.com" or "www.google.com"—you don't have to use these domains if you don't want, but they're easily recognizable and memorable for most people, so most websites do use them.


You'll want to choose a short but memorable domain name (e.g., "my blog" instead of "my blog"). It should also be easy for others who visit your site (or refer others) to remember what it stands for; try not to use any hyphens or numbers in the title, as these may make it harder for people who aren't familiar with computers or technology in general (such as young children). If possible, avoid using any punctuation marks like periods or commas at all costs! These are called special characters, and they can really throw off search engines when someone searches for something related only loosely related to what's actually being said on their page -- so stick with just letters without any accents whatsoever."


Step 2: Choose your hosting.


The next step is to choose where you will host your WordPress site. There are many options, but we recommend using HostGator as they have been around since 2002 and have over 1 million users worldwide. Plus, they have great security features built into their hosting plans that keep your website safe from hackers and spammers.


Step 3: Set Up Your Account.

  • Go to the Domain Name Registrar website and create an account with your domain name registrar. This can be any one of these:

  • GoDaddy

  • NameCheap

  • Google Domains (Google's own domain registrar)

Step 4: Pick a Theme.


You will find a wide range of choices when it comes to choosing a WordPress theme. Choose one that is designed for the type of website you want to create, whether it's an e-commerce site or something else. Also, make sure that your theme is responsive and looks good on all devices (including mobile phones).


The next thing to look at is how easy your chosen theme is to customize. You should also select a theme with SEO-friendly code, so search engines can easily index and promote your content on their results pages.


Step 5: Customize Your Theme.


You've successfully installed WordPress, but you still have a few more steps to go before your site is ready for the world to see.


Now that you have your hosting and domain name, it's time to customize your theme. The first thing I recommend is adding your logo so that people know who they are looking at.

You can also change the colors of your site by editing its CSS file on a separate platform called "Customizer" in WordPress (this will be covered later). If this sounds intimidating, don't worry - we'll walk through all of this together!


Secondly, make sure that whatever theme you choose has a responsive design to look good across all devices, from mobile phones to desktops and laptops (and even some tablets).

Thirdly, keep in mind whether or not the theme has SEO-friendly tags built into it so Google will rank higher on search engines like Google®, Bing®, and Yahoo!® & DuckDuckGo® .


Step 6: Create Your First Post.


The final step is to create your first post. When you're unsure what to write about, start with a list of questions you think people would want answers for. Then answer them!


That's it! You're done installing WordPress and creating your first post. Congrats!


Step 7: Install Plugins.


The next step is to install plugins. Plugins are a great way to add functionality to your site, and thousands of them are available. There are many different types of plugins, some are free, and some require payment. A plugin is a piece of software that adds additional features to WordPress, such as contact forms, eCommerce functionality, and so on.

To install a plugin:

  • Go back to the "Plugins" menu in your WordPress dashboard

  • Click "Add New" at the top right-hand corner of your screen

  • Search for the plugin in question (you may need to type its name) or click on its description if it appears in search results (if you want more information about this particular plugin)

  • Click Install Now when ready


Step 8: Promote Your Site to Reach More Visitors.


Now that your site is live, it's time to start promoting it so that more people can find and use your new WordPress site. You can do this in a number of ways:

  • Use social media

  • Submit your site to directories and listings

  • Submit your site to search engines


Conclusion


If you follow these steps, you can install WordPress for beginners. It's a great way to start your blog or website and get it up and running fast. Plus, the platform is flexible enough for anyone to use. Whether you want an all-in-one solution or just need something simple, WordPress does not disappoint!

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