All companies in today’s world have their websites where they can present their service and work. All those that do not have, cannot compete with the rest of these as users like to search on the Internet before making a decision.
As you probably know, there are CMSs (Content Management Systems) that allow you to manage your site quickly and efficiently.
One of the best at the moment is WordPress. If you are new to WordPress, we have prepared for you a quick manual with tips for setting up a WordPress site that you can follow to ensure yourself proper guidance.
Installing the WordPress
After you buy a domain name, the first thing is to install this CMS and ensure that it works well. If you are new to web development, we highly recommend you using services like Host Gator, which allows you to install CMSs in a single click.
Before you install, make sure that your server (on the hosting that you bought) offers the appropriate versions of PHP language and MySQL language as these must be compatible with WordPress.
Setting up the WordPress
After you install it, the next step is to log in to the site as administrator and set the profile name, users, passwords and the login URL.
Make sure to set the difficult password for login credentials, which contains the combination of lower, upper letters, but also numbers and special characters.
The goal is to set a difficult password so the hackers could not hack it easily. Also, it is essentially important to add pages like about us, our services or contact as your users will want to know more about you. You go to the PAGES tab from the Dashboard and add the new ones.
Choosing the theme and appearance
The next step is to find the appropriate theme for your website as you want it to look good. Simply go to the APPEARANCE tab and choose the THEMES menu. From there on, you will be able to use free themes or even buy the premium ones that come with functionalities built it, which saves you a lot of time on the development.
If you are experienced, you can develop your own look and design to make the site more unique. But do have in mind that you have to be familiar with HTML, CSS, JS and PHP languages.
Adding the plugins
The last thing is to add plugins. Plugins are small chunks of code that you install on the website and these help you to implement a certain functionality or solution for your issue. These vary – from security ones that change the login URL and disable “inspect element” feature in browsers, to the subscription forms and contact forms.
However, before you install any of it, make sure to check the version of it to ensure that it is compatible with the current version of WordPress. The lack of compatibility may result in a crash of the website.