Setting up your Website

Setting up your website using WordPress:

In this article, I will walk you through how to setup a website in WordPress. Learning how to create a website is the key for success in the Online Marketing world. Once, you own a domain, then you will need to connect it with your hosting space. Every hosting space has got two nameservers. The nameservers for Wealthy Affiliate are:

ns1.wahosting.com

ns2.wahosting.com

Video Walkthough of WordPress Setup:

Following here is the video of how setup your WordPress Website:

wordpress website setup

 

After Going through the Video, let us talk about Settings:

How to setup your website using wordpress

As you can see from the screen above, the next thing you need to do is to fill in your tagline. Your tagline is basically what your website is all about, and it will show up on the top left of the screen.

Put the new user registration or subscriber unless you want to allow guest blogging on your website. Then, you need to change the timezone to match the one where you live. This way, WordPress will input the time correctly on your posts.

After completing this, the next setup we will go for is Discussion Settings.

Discussion Settings:

In the discussion settings, you need to check whether or not you want to allow pingbacks or trackbacks. The screenshot of the Discussion Settings is as below:

How to setup your website using wordpress

Privacy Settings:

Click on Privacy Settings to ensure that you allow the Search Engines to index this website. The screenshot is as below:

How to setup your website using wordpress

Permalink Settings:

In Permalink Settings, we choose the custom structure. It is %postname%. The screenshot is as below.

How to setup your website using wordpress

Plugins:

Now, we will talk about one of the most important topics-  Plugins. Plugin is a small code or program that adds functionality to your website. This can be activated and deactivated as per the situation.

Some of the most important plugins are as below:

1. All-in-One SEO Pack.

2. Akismet.

3. Website Ping Optimizer.

4. Pretty Link Plugin.

5. Google XML Sitemaps.

For more information about plugins, please visit here.

Theme Installation:

There are nearly thousands of themes that are available in the market. There are mainly two categories of themes-  Free Themes and Paid Themes.

Choosing an appropriate theme for your website is very important. There are different factors that you need to consider before making an appropriate choice. The choice of your theme will determine whether the visitors are going to stay or leave.

Please watch the training video as below:

wordpress theme

The main areas that you will learn from this video are as below:

  • What makes an awesome theme?
  • Free Themes Vs Premium Themes.
  • My List of Favorite Themes.
  • Making Theme Customizations.
  • How to control your Typography.
  • WordPress Widgets 101.
  • How to create Custom Menus.

Setting up your pages and building page structure:

When setting up your pages, there are three basic pages that you need to create. These are as below:

  • Home.
  • About Me.
  • Contact Us.

Once you complete all the required details of these pages, then it is time to get into the Reading Settings.

Reading Settings:

In the reading settings, you have two important choices. They are:

  1. A static Page.
  2. Your Latest posts.

The screenshot of the Reading Settings are as below. Make sure your front page or home page below is set appropriately.

How to setup your website using wordpress

By this, you would have your basic structure of your website ready to go. Now, you are ready to start writing content.

Content Writing:

Content Writing is one of the most challenging parts of a project. One of the things that you need to remember, that “You are the Communicator”. 

There are four important parts to content writing. These are as below:

  1. The Headline.
  2. The Opening Paragraph – Tell people what you are going to talk about.
  3. The core of ideas (Sub Headines).
  4. The Conclusion – Tell them what you have talked about with a call to action.

The Video Below will walk you through about Content Writing:

Video Walkthrough

 

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