Getting Started with WordPress
Having a strong online presence has become a necessity for any business that wishes to grow in this increasingly technology dominated world. The website serves as the digital home for an online business. If you are the one who have decided to have your own business online by launching a website, but overwhelmed by the complexity of heaps of process and information. Don’t you worry, we are here to help you. WordPress is a wonderful platform that can be learned by anyone. The best way to launch your website is with a good plan. We will outline all the necessary steps for preparing a strong launch plan for your WordPress website, so you can have a smooth website launch process. With our plan you will be able to launch your website from scratch in as little as three days (or less).
Let’s get started. Here is the step by step plan guide for launching your WordPress website.
Step 1: Start with the end in mind
Like any great plan, we need to first set our end goals. You need to map the structure of your website. For that you need to ask yourself what information needs to be displayed on the website. What are the important components of your website? What features do you want on your website? Do you want a contact us or want people to join your mailing list? Do you want to display your testimonials? You can also look around the internet for other websites in your domain to get an idea about what features you may want in your website. You can mark the feature as Very important to the less important, so that you are really clear about your website idea. You can go into as much detail as you want in your plan.
Step 2: Creating Brand Identity
This is the time you want to develop of the content and message your brand wants to communicate. Decide on your logo, mood-color, font and feel of the website. Collect content and images that may be used in your website. The branding elements such as logo, tagline and any other graphical elements on the site make it easy for the visitors to understand why the site exists and what it want to communicate. Knowing these elements will also really help you decide on your website design.
Step 3: Decide on your Domain Name:
The next thing you’re going to want to do is register a domain name for your website. The domain name is like an address for your website on the internet where people will find you. Remember that each domain name is unique and your domain name in mind may not be available. So, do check for availability of the domain. Make sure that you consider your business name, brand identity, SEO, etc. before you decide on a name. Once you find a suitable domain name for your business, you can buy it right away or wait until you choose a web hosting. You may get better deals while buying a web hosting and domain together.
Step 4: Buy a web Hosting:
Now that you have a domain name, you’ll need a web hosting. The hosting account is a space where your website files will be stored. Having a web hosting is like renting a space on a fast computer with a fast internet connection to easily serve your website to the world. There are plenty of web hosting companies with a variety of plans and deals. You can also get some deal while buying a domain name and web hosting together, if you haven’t already bought a domain name. Choose a plan that best suits you.
Once you purchase your web hosting, you will be provided with an IP address. You will now need to connect your domain name and the web hosting. For this you need to login to your domain registrar and edit your DNS settings for the domain you registered as required by your web hosting. After making the changes, it will take a while for them to take effect till then we can carry on with our other Processes.
Step 5: Install WordPress:
It is very easy to install WordPress. You can follow the instruction on How to install WordPress here.
Step 6: Choosing a Theme:
Choosing Theme is the fun part. Take out the list of things you want in your website. Go through the Themes available on WordPress.org or our Thememunk WordPress Themes.
We offer great variety of themes that can suit your requirement. Our Themes have carefully thought, creative, and beautiful designs to meet your website requirements, regardless of its topic or nature (personal or business). Go through the design and functionality offered by the themes and choose the best one suited for you.
Thememunk WordPress Themes are very easy to setup and customize according to your requirement. We could go on about our quality and features, but you can check what all features we offer.
Types of Theme:
There are two types of WordPress themes available. Choose the type that is best suited for your requirement.
Free themes come with no cost and you can easily download the theme file from our Free WordPress Theme collection. These are beautiful themes, but it comes with limited features. If you want more features, options for customization and support go for Premium themes, which will offer you great features for a very little price.
Premium version of the WordPress comes with a little price. Our premium Themes are very easy to use, come packed with features and a great support. You can customize and add numerous powerful features into your website with our Premium WordPress Theme . You can always try out the free version of the Theme before opting to get a Premium Version.
Step 7: Install and Setup Your Theme:
After getting a Theme, you can easily install and setup the theme according to the Documentation included in the theme. Both our free and premium WordPress themes come with an easy Documentation to help you out with the process. You can now change and customize your website as you desire using the documentation provided. You can add your Logo, plugins, widgets and add all the required content on your website. This will not require you do any coding. If you face any obstacle in the process, please feel free to reach out to us through our support.
Step 8 : Launch Your Website:
Congratulations! It is now time to launch your website after all the hard work you have put into it. Make some noise and promote your website launch. There are various ways to promote the website . You can email, advertise or use social media. It is great if you can get your content likes and shares after you launch the website. Use every promotional tool that is suitable for your business to promote your website.
WordPress is an amazing platform that allows you to easily launch a website. Building and launching a website is now not very complex. Follow these easy steps and launch your website in a cost efficient way within a short period of time.