WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog. In fact, WordPress powers over 38.8% of all the websites on the Internet. Yes – more than one in four websites that you visit are likely powered by WordPress.
On a slightly more technical level, WordPress is an open-source content management system licensed under GPLv2, which means that anyone can use or modify the WordPress software for free. A content management system is basically a tool that makes it easy to manage important aspects of your website – like content – without needing to know anything about programming. The end result is that WordPress makes building a website accessible to anyone – even people who aren’t developers.
How to Make a Website using WordPress:
Step 1: Choose WordPress as your website platform
There are many website platforms that you can use when building a new site. For now, though, let’s just remember that what we want is at WordPress.org, since it’s a more versatile and cheaper-to-use version of the platform. This will all become clear in the next steps.
Step 2: Pick a name for your website, buy a domain & hosting
When learning how to make a website, picking a name is probably the most fun aspect of the whole process.
Step 3: Get familiar with the WordPress UI
- Welcome message ‘
- The current status of your site and what’s going on with it.
- Posts – go here to create blog posts.
- Media – upload/manage images and other media files here.
- Pages – go here to create sub-pages.
- Comments – this is where you can moderate comments.
- Appearance – change your site’s design here and/or customize how certain things are displayed on the current design.
- Plugins – install new plugins here.
- Users – manage user accounts that can access the admin panel of the website.
- Settings – the main settings.
Step 4: Pick a theme / design for your website
The great thing about WordPress is that it works with interchangeable designs – called themes.
Step 5: Get plugins to extend your website’s abilities
Plugins extend the standard functionality of your site by adding some much-needed features. Essentially, as you’re figuring out how to make a website on your own, plugins are how you can get some great features without knowing any coding.
Step 6: Create basic pages
Start making your website from scratch .
Advantages of making a website in wordpress
1. Ease of Use
WordPress is very easy to use and has an intuitive interface. Adding new pages, blog posts, images, etc. on a regular basis is a breeze and can be done quickly.
2. No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required
WordPress is a self-contained system and does not require HTML editing software (such as Adobe Contribute or Dreamweaver). You can create a new page or blog post, format text, upload images (and edit them), upload documents, video files, image galleries, etc. all without the need for additional HTML or FTP software.
3. Extend the Functionality of Your Site with Plugins
Want to add an event calendar, video gallery, Twitter Feed, Facebook Fan Box, and more to your site? WordPress makes this possible with plugins, most of which are free or very reasonably priced.
4. Have Multiple Users
As an administrator of a WordPress site, you can set-up multiple users for the website and assign access levels and capabilities to each user.