HOW TO CREATE A WEBSITE FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Hello all! Welcome to my blog, in this great content I will be giving you the step by step process on how to design a website.
But before we go into that let me quickly give you a brief explanation or an overview of what website design is all about.
WHAT IS WEBSITE?
Website is simply your online store, shop or office. It operates the same way your rented store or office works but with a higher advantage, easy to trade and less expenses.
Website is hosted on a server which makes it easy for people worldwide to access and transact business with you.
Being online helps you reach out to new customers and build better relationship with the existing ones.
Reaping the benefits of search engines: This a great way in which website helps your business which is reaping the benefits of search engines such as Google search, bing, etc. in this way when online user search for a products or search more especially with their location, the search engine will display the website whose business full within that location. That is why it is important to add your business in local directories and Google my business.
Communication: having a website helps in communicating your product and services to your new and existing client
Grow your business: it helps you reach out and connect to more people word wide. It advertises your products and services to potential buyers. A website can help business build credibility, integrity and accomplish more. A website aids a business in several areas of growth, including clients, reputation, and visibility in its field and environment.
Gain competitive advantage: Your company requires a website if you want potential customers to find and choose you above your competitors. Your business will be promoted from competitors in your local network more effectively the more information you provide about your products, services, and personality.
You can also click here to know the benefits of having a website.
Ok, having know what a website is and also how website helps your business, so let’s go into the main topic how to build, design or develop a website.
I will be giving the step by step guild also I will drop a video here on the practical approach of it.
4 BASIC STEPS IN CREATING A WEBSITE
- Domain name
- Installing wordpress
- Create website
Getting a domain name: Your domain name is simply the name or URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of your website. For example google domain name is www.google.com, just as mine is www.webiliti.com.ng yours can be anything you want .com, .ng, .in, .net, .org..
Hosting: hosting is an online server that houses your website; it holds all your website information. It can be a month, weeks, or year (s).
Installing wordpress: there are different website installers you can use to build a website such as wordpress, joomla, mac, etc there are also website builders you can get from online such as;
Wix– Wix is one of the best website builders with an overall score of 4.8 out of 5; it has a lot of great website features, including an insightful drag-and-drop editor that make website building as easy as ABC. It is kind of already made website building platform.
Shopify is another great already made platform to build a site; it is more suitable for online store which has a product range of more than ten, based on the assessment of its sales capabilities and a score of 4.5 out of 5.
There are lots more online website builder you can use but so far based on my experience and professional knowledge wordpress remain the best. WordPress allows you to build from the grand to finish level.
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) it helps you manage your information without you coding. It’s easy to use with its great feature such as drag and drop and easy to edit content. One great thing is that wordpress is an open source, it’s free, and you don’t need to pay for any subscription or package.
Before we continue you need to register your domain and host it. For domain registration and hosting contact me……+234 (0)7043-699-860
Let’s continue, having registered your domain and hosting next we do is to install the wordpress.
I will be showing you how to install wordpress on cpanel.
Cpanel: is the ultimate administrator, it houses all the content you put in your website, such as theme, plugin, images, etc. Many web hosting businesses use the well-known Cpanel software. It offers simple web-based interface for hosting account management for website owners.
It provides one-stop access to many practical tools, such as programs that automatically install WordPress.
I will be showing you how to install WordPress using the auto-installers. Follow the instructions, or you can as well watch my video on the step by step guide on how to design, build or develop a website.
Simply login to your cPanel account and look for Softaculous or WordPress installer icon. You will find them under Auto Installers section.
Clicking on any of these icons will launch Softaculous auto-installer for WordPress. First, you will see an overview of WordPress. You need to click on the Install tab to continue.
Softaculous will now ask you where you want to install WordPress. You need to choose http:// or http://www. as protocol.
If your site has SSL and HTTPS, then you can select https:// or https://www. as protocol.
After that, you need to choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress. Most users want to install WordPress in their domain’s root directory, like example.com.
In that case, you need to make sure that the ‘In Directory’ field is blank.
Scroll down a little, and you will see the site settings section.
Under this section, first you need to provide a title and description for your WordPress site. Don’t worry you can easily change them from your WordPress admin area after installation.
Next, you need to choose an admin username, password, and email address. Softaculous will automatically fill in the username and password fields for you. It will use a non-dictionary word for username and a strong password.
You can change them if you want so that they are easy to remember for you. However, we strongly urge you to always use a strong password
Make sure that you enter correct email address in the admin email field. This is where WordPress will send notifications and password reset link if you ever forgot your password.
Rest of the options on the screen are optional. You can now click on the install button to run the installer.
Softaculous will run the installer using the settings you provided. You will see a progress bar with installation status. It will take a couple of minutes. Do not close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise, this may affect your WordPress installation.
You will see a success message after the installation is finished. It will also show you links to your website and to your WordPress admin area.
I hope you feellllllllllll good doing that. Next it to start beautify or creating a website.
Creating a website: to create or beautify your website WATCH THIS VIDEO above or below.