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You are not a technologist, even don’t know anything about technological knowledge? But you want to own a blog or website to share the information without hiring a developer? You’ve been going around in circles trying to create a website? It’s likely that you don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, in this post, from the perspective of people who don’t understand IT, we’ll show you the step-by-step guide to create your own website based on the most popular platform for website building – WordPress.
- 1.You should know before creating any website
- 2.5 steps to create a website on WordPress
You should know before creating any website
What is the platform for website building?
First of all, you must understand what it is. Put simply, when you want to draw a picture, you need to have a paper or anything to set up a foundation on which you’ll paint, right? Well, the platform to build a website is similar to that foundation.
There are a lot of platforms for building websites now. We’ve reviewed top 5 free website builders as well as compared WordPress with Wix, SquareSpace and Shopify in the previous posts; so, you can take a glance and choose the best one for you.
However, we choose the most popular platform to guide you in this post, it is WordPress.
To learn more about the platform, check out some of the online WordPress training courses here.
Each website has its own data: posts, accounts, images, … You must put them all in somewhere in the air, not your computer, where anyone can view or access. Hosting is a kind of place to store this data. It allows anyone to access your blog in order to visit and read your public data.
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A domain is your address of the website. Take our website as a typical example, our domain website is gretathemes.com.
To put it simply, if you have a store to sell something, you need a clear address which your customer can find then go to, right? Otherwise, no one knows to come there and buy your product. So does your website.
As developers, creating a website is all over in the blink of an eye. Only by coding, do they build a unique website exactly what they desire. But if you are a beginner who can’t code, what do you need for having an attractive and professional look to your website? The theme would help you do that one.
With a theme, your website has its own design as the theme provides, maybe including every module your need for the web. Your mission only is filling up content, or maybe take some adjusting (visually, no coding) to make your website fit with your expectation.
In terms of WordPress, there are lots of themes to choose from. It includes free and premium themes. Foremost, you could make the best use of free blog themes because they are also greatly beautiful.
5 steps to create a website on WordPress
Starting a website is very different among the website building platforms. In this post, we’ll guide you step by step through the process of creating your own website with WordPress.
Buy a domain for your website
You can access the pages providing the domain services and find a name which you want. After that, click purchase.
That step forces you to pay money. Each domain has a different price. That cost is only spent on 1 year. In the next years, if you still want to use that domain, you must pay a different fee.
You may try some following website providing domains: godaddy.com as the below image, namecheap.com, hostgator.com, domain.com, etc.
Tips for choosing a domain name:
- Choose a short one.
- Choose one easy to remember and type.
- In case you do not use your personal/brand name for the domain, chose something includes keywords, it may make your website popular easier.
Buy a hosting service and install your website on the Host
You can look for some free and premium web hosting services. For instance:
- Free hosting: see the list of top free hosting that we have reviewed
- Premium hosting: see recommended hosting or get huge coupons & deals.
After owning a hosting account, you’ll follow the step-by-step instruction in this post of install hosting and WordPress for your website. This step is quite complicated and may require someone that understands about IT to support you.
Finally, remember to save the user’s account created in the last step (or created automatically by the system). You will need this account to start using your website.
Choose and install a WordPress Theme
Choose a Theme for the website
Firstly, access the link: yourdomain.com/wp-admin, then log in user’s account which you saved in the last step to go to the web administration dashboard.
You may create a new user’s account for easier use. Next, go to Appearance > Themes and choose one theme among the default themes.
If you want to add the other free theme, you can seek one right in the admin dashboard (find Appearance > Themes > Add New).
Looking for the themes in the admin dashboard or upload them on your website.
However, free themes will have some restrictions. In case you want the well-coded, full-featured themes, try our WordPress themes. We have both the free and premium themes that provide you multi options to make an amazing blog. Spend a little time having a look at each theme’s live preview to get a real look at the reach page: subpage, category page, single blog page, etc.
After choosing the desired theme, you only need to click “install theme” in the admin dashboard, or upload the theme’s .zip file to your website: go to Appearance > Themes > Add new > Upload Theme to upload the file.
Then, click “install theme”.
Most themes have the function named “1-click import”. If not, try to choose one that have this function that helps you to save a lot of time later. When you use this function, after the installing theme process is complete, there’ll have a notification asking whether or not you want to “import”. Right now, the best option is that you click “import” or “import all”.
This action means you import all the data from logo, content, images, even video, … from the theme to make your website have exactly the look of the theme’s demo.
Customize the website exactly what you want
Now, whether you choose “import” or not in the previous step, you still have to adjust something.
If you see any undesired parts, customize them. Which you can change or how to change will depend on the theme.
Every theme has its own documentation for instruction. So, let’s go to the provider’s website to read the guide.
Start blog now
Last but not least, delete the demo posts on your website which you imported. And, let’s start to write something and make your website full of interesting content.
- Database Backup Instructions
- Accessing phpMyAdmin
- Backup Resources
Note: Want to skip the hard stuff? Skip to Automated Solutions such as WordPress Plugins for backups.
Your WordPress database contains every post, every comment and every link you have on your blog. If your database gets erased or corrupted, you stand to lose everything you have written. There are many reasons why this could happen, and not all are things you can control. With a proper backup of your WordPress database and files, you can quickly restore things back to normal.
Instructions to back up your WordPress site include:
- WordPress Site and your WordPress Database
- Automatic WordPress backup options
In addition, support is provided online at the WordPress Support Forum to help you through the process.
Site backups are essential because problems inevitably occur and you need to be in a position to take action when disaster strikes. Spending a few minutes to make an easy, convenient backup of your database will allow you to spend even more time being creative and productive with your website.
Backup Questions Backup Questions
Back up your database regularly, and always before an upgrade.
How often should you back up?
That depends on how often you blog, how often you want to do this, and how you would feel if your database were lost along with a few posts. It is your decision.
Can you use this method to back up other data?
Yes. Backups are good all around.
How many backups should I keep?
The general rule of thumb is to keep at least three backups and keep them in three different places or forms, like CD/DVDs, different hard drives, a thumbdrive, web disk, your e-mail account, etc. This prevents problems if a single backup becomes corrupted or damaged.
Can backups be automated?
Yes. There are several methods of automating the backup process available, and we’ve listed some in the Automatic WordPress backup section. However, it is highly recommended that you back up those auto backups with a manual backup once in a while to guarantee that the process is working.
Is there more information on backing up WordPress available?
Yes. See Backup Resources for more information.
Backup Documentation Backup Documentation
The following are general documents for helping you to back up and restore your WordPress data.
Backing Up Your WordPress Site Backing Up Your WordPress Site
There are two parts to backing up your WordPress site: Database and Files. You need to back up the entire site, and you need to back up your WordPress database. Below are instructions for backing up your WordPress database for various server programs. We will start with backing up the rest of your WordPress site.
Your WordPress site consists of the following:
- WordPress Core installation
- WordPress plugins
- WordPress themes
- Images and files
- Additional files and static web pages
All of these are used in various combinations to generate your website. The database contains your posts and a lot of data generated on your site, but it does not include the above elements that all come together to create the look and information on your site. These need to be saved.
Most hosts back up the entire server, including your site, but it takes time to request a copy of your site from their backups, and a speedy recovery is critical. You need to learn how to back up your own site files and restore them.
Here are some methods to backup your site files:
Website Host Provided Backup Software
Most website hosts provide software to back up your site. Check with your host to find out what services and programs they provide.
Create Sync With Your Site
WinSCP and other programs allow you to sync with your website to keep a mirror copy of the content on your server and hard drive updated. It saves time and makes sure you have the latest files in both places.
Copy Your Files to Your Desktop
Using FTP Clients or UNIX Shell Skills you can copy the files to a folder on your computer. Once there, you can compress them into a zip file to save space, allowing you to keep several versions.
Remember, keep at least three backups on file, just in case one is corrupted or lost, and store them in different places and on different mediums (such as CD’s, DVDs or hard drives).
Database Backup Instructions Database Backup Instructions
Back up your WordPress database regularly, and always before an upgrade or a move to a new location. The following information will help you back up your WordPress database using various popular server software packages. For detailed information, contact your website host for more information.
Accessing phpMyAdmin Accessing phpMyAdmin
See phpMyAdmin for more information on phpMyAdmin.
While familiarity with phpMyAdmin is not necessary to back up your WordPress database, these instructions should take you step-by-step through the process of finding phpMyAdmin on your server. Then you can follow the instructions below as a simple and easy backup. For more detailed instructions, see Backing Up Your Database.
On your Websites & Domains screen, click Open button corresponding to the database you have set up during the WordPress installation. This will open phpMyAdmin interface:
If you cannot see the Open button, make sure to close the Start creating your website prompt:
Click Select Existing Database to find select your WordPress database:
On your main control panel for cPanel, look for the MySQL logo and click the link to MySQL Databases. On the next page, look for phpMyAdmin link and click it to access your phpMyAdmin.
Direct Admin Direct Admin
From Your Account page, look for MySQL Management and click it to access phpMyAdmin.
Look for the MySQL Admin logo and click the link. Under Configuration choose MySQL Administration Tool.
From the main control panel, click Host Manager, then click Databases. In the next window, click Admin. Another window will popup taking you to the phpMyAdmin login screen.
Login to your Ferozo Control Panel by using your credentials. Once inside, go to the “Base de Datos” (“Data Base”) menu and then click on “Acceso phpMyAdmin” (“Access phpMyAdmin”). A new window will open displaying the phpMyAdmin login screen.
Simple Backup with phpMyAdmin Simple Backup with phpMyAdmin
The following is a very simple version of Backing Up Your Database. Once you have discovered how to access your site’s phpMyAdmin, follow these simple instructions.
- Click on Databases in your phpMyAdmin panel. (It may not be necessary to do this, depending on your version of phpMyAdmin)
- You may have several databases. Click the one that holds your WordPress data, the database you created when you installed WordPress. (In older versions this may be done through a pull-down menu.)
- Below is a picture of the default tables in the Structure view tab. You may have more tables — this would happen if you have any statistics plugins or anti-spam plugins.
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- Click Export.
There are two methods to export, Quick and Custom; if you choose Custom, follow these steps:
- Select all the tables.
- In the Output section check Save output to a file and select None for Compression. (If your database is very large use a compression method)
- Select SQL from the Format drop-down menu.
- Check “Add DROP TABLE”: this can be useful for over-writing an existing database.
- Check “IF NOT EXISTS”: this prevents errors during restores if the tables are already there.
- Click Go. The data will now be saved into your computer.
Automatic Backups Automatic Backups
Various plugins exist to take automatic scheduled backups of your WordPress database. This helps to manage your backup collection easily. You can find automatic backup plugins in the Plugin Browser on the WordPress Administration Screens or through the WordPress Plugin Directory.
Backup Resources Backup Resources
- FTP Backups – How to automate backing up to an FTP server
- Incremental Backups – How to make encrypted incremental backups using duplicity