You have organised your amazing content into a wonderfully formed structure.
And your websites design is a masterpiece.
Now sit back and watch, as the world descends upon your website in their masses.
If only it was as easy as that!
What you need to do now is look at Marketing your WordPress website.
Your content, which we discussed in the first part of this series is the main driver in getting visitors to your website.
If your content is good and you have put solid SEO practices into place as mentioned in the second part of the series you are on the right road to success. The only problem is it can take weeks or months for your website to appear in a google search for your desired keywords.
In this article we are going to discuss the necessary steps needed to get your WordPress website up and running by looking at Choosing the right domain, hosting, theme and plugins for WordPress. You should have all of your content that is required for launch ready at this point. If not then have a look back at the previous article about preparing your content.
Domain and Hosting
Before you dive right into adding content to your WordPress website you will have to grab your space on the World Wide Web. Finding a domain name that suits the needs of your online presence is your first step. The bad news is that most good domain names have gone. The good news is that you can pick one of them up at a domain marketplace like the Godaddy aftermarket for a reasonable fee (I have landed some nice ones for under $30).
Building your first website with WordPress (Part 1 – Prepare your content)
So, you have heard all the buzz about WordPress:
“Over 60 million users”
“Free to download”
“Easy setup for beginners”
All of this is pretty much true. Because of WordPress even the less technical minded among us can have a website in minutes and at very little cost. But where do you actually begin when Building your first website with WordPress?
Get your content ready
You have probably heard the old saying “Content is King” right?
Well this really is true.
Most people (and Google!) don’t care if you have the most beautiful looking website in the world. People go to websites for information. Preferably information that is relevant to them. Your content should be concise, to the point and interesting to the user.