Looking for launching your own website?
Do you have an idea that you think would be great if made public? Are you looking for how to setup WordPress website? Do you want to reach millions if not billions of people with your writing? If your answer is yes then this post is dedicated to you.
I have faced the same issue when I was planning for this website. Initially, I was on wordpress.com and self-hosted WordPress was an alien topic to me. I was hesitating to move to self-hosted WordPress because of complex nature of it. Though I am from a technical background I was not so sure of going ahead with self-hosted WordPress.
But then I learned everything that’s needed for building a website with WordPress, and trust me it was never easier than it is right now to make a website on WordPress. WordPress has gone through a lot of changes since its inception and it is now one of the best platforms to create a website.
No matter what your background or what your age is by the end of this WordPress for beginners guide you will have a clear idea on how to setup a WordPress site and get started with monetizing it.
A brief about WordPress
WordPress is free open source content management system based on PHP & MySQL. This software is the medium between your ideas and your readers.
WordPress powers around 29% of the web, that little over a quarter and that’s really huge. Few big names using WordPress are:
- Facebook newsroom
- Sweden’s official website
- Mercedes Benz’s official website and 60 million more websites.
WordPress is a blogging software which let’s create SEO friendly post and a beautiful website. WordPress gives you 100% customization access to grow your idea into a brand. The CMS needs to be installed on a web server i.e your hosting space which is the place where your website lives and your domain is mapped.
Consider this example to better understand this concept. Your hosting space as the plot and your website as the house you will be building and the domain name as the address of your house.
Why should you go for WordPress?
Okay, so far so good. The basics are fine but you’d ask “Why should I go for WordPress? Is it the best website builder available?”
I’d say no and yes together. WordPress is no doubt the best CMS in my views. If I had the last penny left with me, I’d bet that on WordPress and I’d not be let down. Question to consider here is What is your need? Are you looking for a user-friendly and easy to use/learn/get used to CMS? Then WordPress is the platform I’d suggest.
Ingredients for building website with WordPress
- Hosting space
- Domain name
- Ideas ready to become posts
- 30 minutes of your time to read this post.
So you’re all set with the ingredients and a basic idea of building a website. Without taking further time let us dive into learning how to setup WordPress website.