How To Create A Website Step-by-Step (2020)

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How To Create A Website Step-by-Step (2020)

If you are looking for a Do It Yourself (DIY) guide, then this article on how to create a website will give you step-by-step instructions on how you can create a website on your own.

And as always, for any one-on-one consulting and assistance, you may contact me at tariq@bloggersbloom.com
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How to create a website? Want to create a website on your own?

Without beating around the bush, let’s get into the topic of how to create a website step-by-step.

Here are 6 actionable steps on how to create a website on your own.

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Step #1: Buy a Domain Name
  1. Visit NameCheap
  2. Search for your domain name
  3. If the domain name is available, add to cart and complete the domain purchase formalities.

Note: You can also buy both domain and hosting from NameCheap or from SiteGround (mentioned in Step #2)

Step #2: Buy Hosting
  1. Visit SiteGround
  2. Select WordPress Hosting under Hosting
  3. Decide on a Plan and click on ‘Get Plan’
  4. Buy a domain (if you have not purchased it from NameCheap) and complete the formalities of purchasing the hosting

Note: Detailed steps shown in a video tutorial below (Step #3)

Step #3: Install WordPress
  1. Once you have purchased your domain & hosting from SiteGround, the next step is to install WordPress.

Note: The video below is part of my beginner to expert course on WordPress.

How To Install WordPress Step-by-Step

Step #4: Install SSL & Encryption
  1. The next important step is to include SSL. This is a must as far as your website is concerned. Be it a static website, or an eCommerce website.
    Having an SSL Certificate is a must.

Note: The video below is part of my beginner to expert course on WordPress.

How To Install SSL & Encryption

Step #5: Install A Theme

Great! If you have reached until here, give yourself a pat on the back. We are moving along really well on how to create a website using WordPress.

The next step is to install a WordPress Theme.

A WordPress theme is the skin of your website. It is what constitutes the font, the color, the layout, the look, and the feel, etc of your WordPress website.

Note: The video below is part of my beginner to expert course on WordPress.

How To Install A WordPress Theme

Step #6: Install A Plugin

Next, is WordPress Plugins.

Plugins are software, codes, etc., that when added to your WordPress website, really enhance the functionalities of your website. For e.g., if you would like to enhance your static website to an eCommerce website, you can install a plugin called WooCommerce.

If you wanted to create a website to sell memberships, courses, and build online communities, you can install a plugin called BuddyBoss. Or even LearnDash.

If you wanted to install a page builder to help you create awesome pages, you have plugins such as Elementor, or even add-ons for your Beaver Builder, etc.

Or even a Portfolio Plugin to display your portfolio

There is a plugin for just about anything.

The following video tutorial will clearly explain the steps required to install, activate, deactivate & delete a WordPress Plugin.

Note: The video below is part of my beginner to expert course on WordPress.

How To Install A WordPress Plugin

Step #7: Launch Your Website

Fantastic!

We have completed creating our Website. You now know how to create a website on your own.

You could now go ahead and create your pages, your blog articles, add menus, etc.

[Related article: How To Create A Blog in WordPress Step-by-Step (2020)]

In this article on how to create a website, we’ve completed the following steps,

  • Purchased a domain name from NameCheap
  • Purchased a hosting service from SiteGround
  • Installed WordPress
  • Installed SSL & Encryption
  • Installed a Theme & Plugin
  • And finally, have our website ready in WordPress

I really do hope this article on how to create a website step-by-step was helpful.

I am coming up with a course on WordPress which will include the above and much more. The above is just 10% of the course. 😉

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