We recommend starting with a WordPress theme that reflects the look and feel you would like to achieve.
A lot of people ask me how to start a website, or what is the best way to create and publish your first blog.
Well today I’m going to break it all down for you, and show you exactly how to go about creating your own website.
First things first, you need a domain and web hosting. The domain is the name of your website, for example – Getstackhost.com and Getstackhost is the domain. Web hosting is where your site will actually be hosted online and visible to the public.
Next I would recommend installing a content management system (CMS), this will allow you to easily update your website with content without having any knowledge of coding or website development. There are lots of options out there, but my favourite would have to be Wordpress (https://getstackhost.com/).
Now we need to find a WordPress theme that reflects the look and feel you would like to achieve. These are basically templates which will give the structure, layout, and appearance of your site. When choosing a theme, it’s all about finding something that looks professional and fits with your brand.
Lastly we need to install some plugins, these are add-ons that will enable specific functionalities on your site such as; e-commerce plugins for selling items online or social media icons for engaging with readers. Plugins can really take your website to the next level and make it more user-friendly and appealing for readers.