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How to create a website with WordPress

Surely you have considered it on many occasions but you have not decided to do it until now. Well, you should know that tools like WordPress have templates to facilitate the whole process of how to create a web page easily.

In this article, we will guide you step by step through the complete procedure, choosing the domain, web hosting provider as well as the installation and use of the tools that WordPress as a platform makes available to us.

WordPress offers a complete platform with which to manage content, which means that you can carry out the entire process of creating and commissioning web pages, as well as their subsequent maintenance and modification.

It is a very popular option on the web, the one we would say the most, and is currently used by more than 75 million websites around the world. It doesn't matter if you want to create an online store, a blog or a simple website: WordPress can do it for you.

Although the software from WordPress It is free, it is evident that you will have to pay for the web hosting and your content, as well as for the domain name of your page with which you will be located on the network.

Choose the domain name

Before starting, debers choose a domain name for your website. The one you are reading now has the domain name of

Ideally, you want to keep a simple domain name. It is best to use the name of your business or company whenever possible. If you find that someone has previously registered it, then you will have to find an alternative.

Each name of domain comes with an extension, which corresponds to the part after the full dot / dot. The best option is .com or the specific country code for the place where it is located (in Spain it is .es).

However, there are many other domain extensions. Recently, new extensions have been introduced that may be useful if they are specific to your location or type of business, such as .tech or .yoga.

Choose a web host

Each website must be hosted somewhere or in cloud servers. For most people, the three main considerations are: how much space do you initially need to host your website, how much bandwidth will you use (the amount of traffic) and the cost per month or year of hosting.

In the case of a web page created from scratch, most web hosting companies' starter packages will be adequate and will provide the option to update as their site expands.

We are using the option of Hostinger for this guide whose price is 0.80 a month, or 2.15 if you opt for the Premium Web Hosting modality. It provides plenty of space in addition to the ability to host multiple websites and a free domain name.

Most web servers make it easy to install WordPress, either when you set up hosting or in the control panel when you first log in to your created account.

Hosting itself gives you the option to install WordPress as part of your account setup along with WooCommerce or Jommla, other widely used options. You may want to choose these options if you are creating a store website on-line.

Once installed, you can access everything you need to create a website from the control panel that WordPress offers you. Here you can add publications or pages, change or customize the design, as well as add and configure plugins.

Pick a topic

WordPress will be installed with a default theme or layout based on the one you choose in the settings as the default theme. If you want to change the subject, see the article on best free WordPress themes that we have selected for your website.

Now you can scroll through the themes available and choose the one you want. You can always change it later, add elements such as the logo, header image or change the font or colors with the Customize button.

Add plugins

Plugins offer additional functionality for your website. At a minimum, you'll need an SEO plugin like Yoast, a contact form plugin, and a cache and speed optimization plugin like WC3.

You can add more plugins later when you consider that you need them. If you intend to deploy a store on-line, you will also need a plugin for that, and we mention WooCommerce as an option to consider.

To install a plugin, in the left column of the dashboard, scroll to Plugins and click Add new. Now you can search for a plugin by name or its function and then select from the available ones. Then click Install.

How to make the website

In general, most of the content on your website will be displayed in the form of posts or pages. Posts include a post date and time and are better for blog posts and articles with content than generating comments.

They are usually displayed in reverse chronological order, so the last published item will be displayed first. The pages are more for timeless content, for example, information about you or your business, as well as privacy policy or cookies.

Both pages and posts can be accessed from the WordPress dashboard. To add a new post or page, simply click Add New, or to edit an existing page or post, click Edit.

WordPress now comes with its own drag and drop interface called Gutenberg. However, some people like a more traditional interface, in which case you should install the Classic Editor plugin that we are using here.

From here you can write and edit your text using the simple editor and add videos, photos and images to your publications by clicking Add media and following the instructions to add images from your computer or device.

Be sure to always click Post or Refresh when you have finished editing your page or post if you want the changes to take effect. In this way, you will have the creation of your web page ready.

As you will have seen, it is not complicated at all and it is for this reason of simplicity that the WordPress tool has been implemented worldwide as a platform par excellence for users and professionals who want to create their web portals.

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