When the business, marketing, and the shopping world is shifting online, it is natural that everyone wants to set up their own website. But the tedious job of coding, getting a good developer, and not knowing about the field makes the entire situation very undesirable. That's where WordPress takes an entry and with just a single, user-friendly platform, guarantees to solve the long list of problems associated with building a website.

Whether you're a small firm who is looking to make a website, a blogger or just learning this field, it is always too beneficial to have a minimum dependency on someone else. In this article, we will be presenting a step-by-step guide to help you make your first website.

Step 1: Web Hosting & Domain

WordPress offers really affordable packages which include web hosting & domain, sometimes even free domain. Let's start with the basics.

A domain is the name of your website, which will come in between www. and .com. You are free to choose any domain as long as it is not already taken. Make sure you opt for something relatable, short, and easy to remember.

Web Hosting, in simple terms, means just that- it hosts your website. The web hosting companies own giant web servers located all over the world. You then rent space and bandwidth on these web servers. It's a simple relationship.

WordPress offers you a list of web server recommendations that work well with the website and are also pretty economical. Choose the one which suits your need the best and move forward. You will probably get free domain along with the server so don't buy it separately.

You will be asked to enter your information, card details, domain name, and then a simple checkout process will finish the first step to your own website.

Step 2: Install WordPress

This is a fairly easy step as you only have to install WordPress through the Web Host.

Sign-in into your web hosting account which will bring you to the web hosting dashboard. Look for the WordPress Icon or put it in the search bar for easy access. Click on it, and begin the installation procedure. Once completed, set up your WordPress login information and enter into your very own website. Initially, your admin login will be located at www.yourdomainname.com/wp-login.php.

Step 3: Finding, Installing, and Customizing a WordPress theme.

This is the first and a very important step of creating your own website. The design should resonate with the type of work you're trying to portray on the site. Thankfully, WordPress offers you a bunch of free themes that are pre-designed and pre-coded interface templates. Basically, you just have to choose one and install it.
Take your time to explore the themes as they might have different configurations. Once done, move on to the installation procedure which is as simple as it can be.

Go to the Appearance tab in the dashboard and click on Themes. This will take you to the WordPress repository where you can search for your selected theme. Once you find it, press on the install button. Once installed, click on the activate button to apply it on your website. It's time to customize the theme.

In the same Appearance tab, under Themes, you can see "customize"; click on it. This will take you to another dashboard where you can spend hours trying different modules and giving the website your own style.

The ease and user-interface are one of the reasons why the best digital marketing company in Delhi and everywhere else recommend this platform.

Step 4: Pages & Posts

There are two types of "pages" you can create on the WordPress website. The first one is the generic web pages that are present on every website - About Us, Contact Us, Service Page, etc.
The other one, called posts on WordPress, is the blog posts which will be shown only under the blogs category.

WordPress offers a very simple interface for both kinds of pages which makes it easier to navigate through it. There will be some difference in the settings while creating the pages, but the main concept remains the same.
You will find Posts and Pages on the left side menu which is present on the dashboard.

Step 5: Creating a Menu

Now you know how to create a WordPress website, let's make the site navigation a piece of cake so that your users don't have to search for anything.

You made the Main pages for your website, but you need a menu from where they can be easily accessed. To do so, go to the Appearance tab from the dashboard, and click on Menu. Start from the top and select the menu which you want to edit. Once you do that, you will be taken to a page with lots of sidebar options. Each Tab is expandable, though most of your work will be secluded to the Pages Tab.

You will be then required to create the menu structure, placing the pages on it, and deciding what goes where. Click the checkbox next to the page (or pages) you want to add to the sidebar and then add to the menu. The interface allows you to drag and drop items, which makes the work lot easier.

Make sure you check the settings of the menu and explore the entire dashboard saving the changes.

Step 6: WordPress Setting

This is an important part of your website so have a solid idea about how you want your website to be. WordPress offers you a bunch of settings, each designated for different work that allows you to customize the functioning of your website as much as you want.

The WordPress settings are related to the Pages and Posts, so it is essential to create them to understand their full potential. Go through the settings one-by-one - the general settings, writing, reading, discussion, media,- and get an idea about it. You can always come back to change something.

In just six simple steps, you go from nothing to having a themed website that is well-suited to your needs. Hope you found this helpful. Please feel free to drop your questions or doubts in the comment section below.

Author's Bio: 

Stephen Paul is a Social Media Manager at King Crescent, a digital marketing agency based out of India. He is updated with all the latest trends in the digital marketing field with along soft writing skills. He writes articles on social and technology related topics which are helpful for businesses owners.