WordPress’ powers are well known among website developers. The word about WordPress is bound to fall on inexperienced ears as well. This tutorial teaches beginners how they can go about building a website with WordPress.
It all begins by registering a domain name. There are several search tools to find available domain names. The set up of the hosting account follows this first step. There are several great web hosting service providers.
You can conduct a quick web market analysis and pick up a package. Some web hosts also provide special offers for the benefits of first time purchasers. An example of how a Hostgator web hosting account info looks like:
Next, you need to update nameservers so that the domain name is linked to the hosting account. For this, check your email box for an email from the hosting account containing two nameservers.
Find your domain name and edit the nameservers to those found in the mail. This step takes some time to culminate into results. Then, you have to install WordPress. You can do this by either downloading WordPress and manually installing it or doing it by the Fantastico method.
You might need to read tutorials covering these two methods to proceed further.
Finding a good theme for your WordPress website which comes for free or at a very small cost is the next step. There are hundreds of good free WordPress themes easily available on the World Wide Web.
Again, you can refer to the tutorial explaining the process of installing new WordPress themes. The idea is to download the zipped archive, extract its contents and upload them to the wp-content/themes directory of the website.
Once the domain becomes operational, you can log in to the WordPress website and activate the new theme by going to Appearance and then Themes under it. What follows is a long period of learning how to use the features of WordPress in building a successful website.