With the click of a button, you can have a fully functional website up and running in no time at all. In fact, you can have one built just for you with the click of a button.
What is a website? It’s an online presence, usually tied to a domain name, that contains content for visitors to read and/or listen to.
Whether you need to share your expertise with the world or you just want to create a landing page for an upcoming event, you can use WordPress as the base of your site. With WordPress, you have thousands of options to choose from when creating your online identity. You can even choose to use a free WordPress theme to get started.
Since WordPress is a popular choice and has a relatively high conversion rate, you’ll have no trouble finding help online if you run into any issues.
Why Use WordPress For Your Website?
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that can be used to create websites. In addition to being a popular choice among bloggers, WordPress is very flexible and has a variety of capabilities. It can be used to create any type of site – from a simple blog to a complex shopping portal, all in one.
If you need some assistance choosing a WordPress theme to suit your needs, take a look at our previous guide to the best free WordPress themes, which contains tips on how to choose a theme that will fit your needs.
Why use a CMS and not just write your content in a plain-text document and then upload it to a hosting provider? First of all, using a CMS makes your content more accessible to others. For example, you can use structured markup and easily collaborate with others in the future to make edits or add content.
In addition, if you use a CMS, you can create pages with different content, such as blogs, e-commerce stores, or event planning websites, all in one. You can use different plugins, like the one we’ll be talking about in this guide, to add specific features to your site. For example, the Yoast SEO plugin will let you add rich snippets of content to your site, which makes it easier for users to find what they’re looking for. When using a CMS, you can also take advantage of all the customizations available to make your site look the way you want it to.
What Tools Will You Need to Build a Website?
To build a website with the click of a button, you’ll need a few items. First, you’ll need a domain name. You can register your domain name for free through one of the many web hosting providers. Next, you’ll need to install WordPress to the default locations. When installed, you’ll be able to log in to your site and begin making changes.
Even if you install WordPress to the default locations, you’ll need to connect it to a WordPress account so you can begin making changes. If you don’t have a WordPress account, you can create one for free at WordPress.com. Next, you’ll need to install the Jetpack plugin to your WordPress site.
When you install the Jetpack plugin, you’ll be able to take advantage of many additional features, like automated content updates, which makes updating your content easier and more convenient. In addition, the Jetpack plugin allows you to create and manage posts on multiple blogs from one dashboard.
How Do I Get Started?
Once you have WordPress installed on your computer (or desktop web server), you can begin creating your site. From the WordPress dashboard, you can click on the Add New button to create a new blog post or Add New Page to create a new page. You can choose the topic for your blog post or page, set a title, and enter your content.
As mentioned above, since WordPress is a CMS, any changes made to content can be reflected in different places, like your blog posts or website pages, with the click of a button. In addition, you can use plugins to make your life easier and to add specific features to your site.
If you’re looking for a versatile content management system to create a website, you can’t go wrong with WordPress. In fact, with WordPress, you can build a completely custom site with the click of a button.