Want to build your own WordPress website from scratch? My practical instructions will guide you – step by step.
These lessons assumes you are not technical and have never built a website before.
Why WordPress and not something else?
Squarespace, Weebly and Wix all say that WordPress is for people with strong coding knowledge, but that is not so.
Since the introduction of the Gutenberg Block Editor in WP5, it has become even easier to use WordPress. Also, Page Builders (such as Divi) makes it even easier to create awesome websites.
More important than comparing these providers’ editors, WordPress gives you the freedom to move your website to any hosting provider or platform. That is not the case if you want to move away from Squarespace, Weebly and Wix, to WordPress.
This portability means that when you need to move your website to faster (dedicated) hosting, you will be happy that you went with WordPress. If your current hosting provider was no longer a good fit for your needs, you could migrate your website elsewhere. If you need to move away from Squarespace, Weebly or Wix, you will pull out your hair.
How should you choose a web host?
Comparing WordPress hosting alternatives is not straightforward, so define your most important criteria. If the hosting cost for your first website is your biggest consideration, then start with Bluehost.
Bluehost has been recommended by WordPress since 2005. They provide everything you need to get started quickly. Their lowest tier of WordPress hosting is also their most popular platform. They will be a great home for your first website, and if your needs change, you can move on.
What will you learn in my lessons?
In lesson one, we start at the very bottom… I show you how I searched and found my “wptrench.com” domain, and procured it, etc. Just follow along, and build your own WordPress website on Bluehost.
In further episodes, I will be refining my site, adding security and optimizing it for SEO ranking, etc. I will walk you through everything that I do with step by step instructions.
As per My Services, I build and maintain websites for my clients.