How to Create a WordPress Website – Easy Steps even Mom can follow

Category: WordPress

Tags: wordpress

Date: July 17, 2022

So you want to setup a Blog from scratch? Yes.

You need 4 things:
Domain, Hosting, WordPress, Design/Themes. Ok.

Let’s start with Domain.
Have you registered a domain for your blog? Yes or No.

Good. In that case, we can move to Hosting. Ok, then?

You can register a domain by following these steps.
Are you ready? Yes

Visit namecheap.com and type the domain in Domain search box.
Ok. I did that. What next?

1 Type your domain

If your domain is available, add it to the cart. Done. Next?

2 click add to cart

Confirm your order by clicking below button. Done. What next?

4 confirm order

It will ask you to create an account and fill in all the details.
Make sure you remember the password! Ok, Done.

5 Login Signup

On the next page, it asks you to fill in your contact information.
After you fill the details, click Continue. Done. What next?

6 fill the form

Pay for your domain, you can choose from credit card or PayPal.
Click ‘Continue’ and that’s it!. Next?

7 Payment Option

Congratulations. You just finished step 1.
Let’s go to Step 2 now.
Ready?

First, visit Bluehost. Are you there?
You will see below screen. Ok, then?

bh ss

Click Get Started Now Button. Done.

bh ss

Select the plan you want to purchase.
For this demo, we will go with their Basic Plan. Ok.

bluehost features

On this page, depending on whether you have domain
or want to get a new one, you can make your selection.
Ok. I have selected my option.

3 Sign Up Now

Once you have the domain, its time to enter your contact details. Ok.

4 Create Your Account

Now select the plan that you want to go for. The longer the term you select,
the more discount you get. Ok, I have selected the plan.

5 Package Information bluehost

Enter your credit card details and make the payment. Done.

6 Payment Information

Once done, create your password on this screen
(don’t forget to store your password somewhere for future reference).
Good Point. I have kept it in a safe place.

7 Create Your Password copy

Now that you have created the password, its time to login!. Ok, great.

8 Congratulations copy

Well done! You are half way thru the process. Phew!!.
Let’s start the next steps in seconds.

In this section, we connect domain with hosting.
From where did you buy your domain? Godaddy, Bluehost or Namecheap?

Go to Godaddy and Login.
Go to  Domains > Select Domain >
Select Manage DNS. Ok.

manage dns in godaddy

Under NameServers, add Bluehost’s nameservers there. Ok then?

add ns godaddy

Click Save changes.
It can take up to 24 hours for this change to be completed
so don’t worry if it doesn’t work right away. Ok.

Now, its time to install WordPress on our Bluehost Hosting.
Let’s start! Login to Bluehost. Ok

1 Login BlueHost

Login to your BlueHost account & click on Domain Settings. Ok.

bluehost nameservers

Click on ‘Nameservers’ tab. Ok, I am there.
Here are default Nameservers of Bluehost:
NS1.Bluehost.com
NS2.Bluehost.com

bluehost nameservers 1

Go to Namecheap and Login.
Go to Domain List > Domains > Select Domain >
Select Manage > Under NameServers, select Custom and
place your Bluehost’s nameservers there. Ok.

NameCheap DNS Setup

Click Save changes.
It can take up to 24 hours for this change to be completed
so don’t worry if it doesn’t work right away. Ok

Now, its time to install WordPress on our Bluehost Hosting.
Let’s start! Login to Bluehost. Ok

1 Login BlueHost

Now, its time to install WordPress on our Bluehost Hosting.
Let’s start! Login to Bluehost. Ok

1 Login BlueHost

In the website section click on ‘Install WordPress’. Ok.

2 Bluehost CPanel copy

Select the domain you want to use for this WordPress installation.
You will likely only have one domain. Leave the directory field blank.
Ok. Done

3 Select Domain for Installation copy

Now enter your site name (can be changed later), username,
email address and password. Keep a note of these details.
Done

4 WordPress Admin Info copy

You can keep track of the installation progress at the top of the page,
though typically installation takes 5 minutes. Ok. Got it.

6 Installation Was Successful copy

As you can see it’s straight-forward to get WordPress installed.
Now you can browse to http:///wp-admin to login.
Ok, I am there.

1 Login for WordPress copy

You should now be able to see the admin dashboard. Yes, I see it.

2 Welcome to WordPress copy

Now, let’s customize Title and Set Front page of your website. Ready? Yes.

Go to Settings > General Settings. 
Here you can set site title, tagline, main email address, time zone,
date format & language. Make sure you set these correctly,
as it may come back to haunt you if you don’t! Yes, I done.

General Settings

Here you can decide what function you want your WordPress site to take.
You can set front page to take people straight into the blog or
you can set which static page you want to be your home page.
Ok, I have done that.

Well done in making this far! Now, let’s get into creating Pages & Posts. Ok

To add new page, go to Pages > Add New. Fill in your title, add some content
and click publish. If you aren’t ready to publish the page,
click draft. OK, done.

Add newpage

To add a new post go to Posts > Add New,
its then the same procedure as above.
Ok, cool!

Add newpost

Go to Appearance > Menu.
Select your menu and select ‘Add to Menu’,
you can then drag and drop to arrange it. Ok, done.

Adding pages to the menu

Once you select a theme, let’s install that theme on your website. Ready?

When logged into the admin dashboard select ‘Appearance’ and
then ‘Themes’ from the left-hand menu. Ok, I have done that.

3. Add new to install theme

Click the ‘Add New’ button.
Then search for your theme using the search bar at the top right.
If you have been provided a theme file you can select upload theme
from the top of the page. Done.

5. search the theme

Click Install and that’s it! Your favorite theme is installed.

Now, let’s learn how to add plugins to the site. Ok

Plugins – as the name suggest are tools that adds functionality to your
WordPress site. 

Plugins can turn your website from a simple blog to a fully-featured
e-commerce store, a user forum, a video streaming site, a member’s
only website and much more. OK.I understand.

Now, let’s learn how to find the best plugins. Ok.

Once you find the best plugin to install, let me show you how to install it. Ok.

From the Admin Dashboard select Plugins > Add New. Ok, done.

Click Install, and give it a few minutes to install.
From the Plugins > Plugins page activate your plugin.
Ok, got it.

Here are my few favorite plugins. Show me.

Updraft Plus (Paid) : It’s too easy to accidentally break your WordPress website when installing a 3rd Party Plugin or theme, make sure you always have backups. And this plugin does just that. It’s a life saver! Got it!
Visual Composer (Paid) : It’s THE BEST Page Builder for WordPress. Just drag and drop and you can create stunning page layouts in minutes. Love it!. Ok. What next?
Ninja Popups (Paid) : If you ever want to have the ability for the user to signup for your email newsletter from your site, this is the plugin to have. Few clicks and you get beautiful popup done. Cool, any more?

That’s it. Your WordPress Site should be ready now.

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