Website Builder – How to build a website
These are the best website builder tips I have when creating web design in WordPress
The aim when building a website is to have a website marketing your product or service.
I have highlighted the importance of preparing your content before moving to web design, this stage is so vital when producing a great site.
The stages of Website Builder
How to Build Your Website
PREPARATION FOR YOUR WEBSITE
Here are some initial and obvious steps to take before you start on a website design.
Your website name: it can be your company name or hobby or product name, one that is generic to what you wish to show the world.
At least 3 pages of content:
- your front page, showing an overview of you product or service
- About Us page, a bit about the company or your background.
- another page covering a recent product release you wish to promote as a Blog
- At least 4 or 5 images or pictures you wish to show on your site, team pics, product pics or other images. At least on 1200pix by 600pix to act as a banner heading.
Now you have the content ready, initially create a 3 or 4-page website.
- Front Page
- About Us
- Blog page
- Contact Us – contact details: location (map) email address – phone number.
Now you got all this together you are all set to move to the next stage in building your website.
SITE SET UP STAGE 2
SELECTING A WEBSITE Domain Name
Select a suitable domain name, this can be in line with your company name, or a generic name related to the product or service you are promoting. The domain name with a suffix, reflecting your business, some examples, .com (international) .co.uk (UK company) .org (Charity or non Profit) and .scot (based in Scotland) .agency (an agency) lots of options.
More information on Domain Names.
GOING ONLINE WITH A WEBSITE Host
Lots of options you can take here, the size of the site depends on
- size of the site in MB
- number of visitors or traffic (bandwidth)
The Website host must have SSL as standard to give you a secure https:// site name/
Your Website host should be able to provide an email address in line with your domain name (email@example.com)
As I am suggesting using WordPress.org, one of the largest website publishing software being used in the world, lots of Website hosting packages provide WordPress.
Also if you are just starting out, I recommend that you use a Website host such as SiteGround who provides a Starter Pack of initial plugins and website themes for you to use.
- Hosting package (Siteground)
- Theme selection
- Jetpack Plugin
- WPForms Contact form
- Event Calendar
- Google Analytics
- SG Optimiser – for Cache and Image Optimization
This is a great batch of tools to get you going.
start to enter your content now, bringing you site to how you’d like it.
You can Spell Check and Grammar check (free option with Grammarly)Instant Spelling And Grammar Checker
Make sure you keep the search engines switched off on your site by going to Settings – Reading and checking the box, Search engine visibility (to discourage search engines) for the moment.
add these essential plugins for your site:
1) Updraft Plus to back up your website, this can be set to daily – weekly – monthly, and backs up to a remote server – Google Drive, should be adequate for 15GB at no cost and cover 2-3 backups.
2 ) For free you can have Wordfence Sentry, to protect your website against hackers.
3) To comply with the legal documents, then set up the plugin WPAutoterms, which provides GDPR Privacy, Cookies Policy, Terms, and Conditions.
Also for SEO
Yoast SEO Plugin helps you with your website optimization, with its widely used SEO software.
Additional website Building Blocks for your Website
There are a number of website building blocks, such as Elementor or SiteOrigin Page Builder, or just stick with Gutenberg and use the standard plugins that I now use. (all are free)
You’re ready to go
Just have a quick run over your site and check all the content of the site is correct.
Now go to Setting – reading – uncheck the box, and Search Engines now look at your site.
That’s it, all you need to have is your website up and running.
If you have any problems or need me to help in any way,
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