WordPress is the easiest, and most commonly used website creation tool. According to Forbes, more than 60 million websites, whether it’s a simple blog or a large business website, use WordPress.
What are the advantages of WordPress?
Simple and easy
It is extremely simple to use. Even if you are an amateur and do not have technical or coding skills, you can get the hang of it quite quickly as it has been built that way.
You can create any type of website with WordPress – blogging, business website, photoblog, news site, magazine etc.
It offers a number of themes and plug-ins to personalize your site as per your needs.
Ease of Installation and up-gradation
Its installation and upgradation is quite quick and easy. (ZNetLive provides WordPress auto-installed on your website, and newer versions of WordPress are automatically upgraded too.)
Search Engine Optimized
According to Matt Cutts, Google, WordPress is an SEO friendly website creation tool and it incorporates nearly all the requirements of making your website search engine friendly. Also, a number of SEO plug-ins are there to help you with complete SEO optimization of your site.
It allows viewers to interact with you regarding your content through comments. This is an especially useful feature if you have a blogging site or a forum for discussion. Also, you get the power to disable comments or moderate them.
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Plugins for everything
It’s so laden with features that there’s something for everyone. In case, you don’t get what you want, you can have it using a plug-in from the plug-ins directory, where there are thousands of plug-ins on the offer.
It is one of the most active and supportive communities on the net. You can get quick help by raising your query in the forum or from asking a volunteer. Whatever WordPress is today, it owes it to this community.
How can I create my site with WordPress?
For creating your site in WordPress, two major steps are there:
WordPress installation is a very simple process and takes only a few minutes using one-click installers like Softaculous.
ZNetLive provides WordPress auto-installed on all WordPress Hosting plans. So you can skip the installation step and go straight to creating your website. 🙂
Creating a site on WordPress
Creating a WordPress site is a very simple and user-friendly process. I will just take a quick overview of the main steps:
#1 Install a theme
At WordPress, there are ready-made themes available for every business and website category (blogging, education, IT, healthcare) which you can choose and personalize as per your requirements. These pre-built ready-made themes ensure that you can create your website easily without having any technical knowledge.
#2 Create a home page
Based on the kind of theme you use, you will have a basic homepage automatically set up. You can edit this homepage as per your requirements. This will be the first base page of your website on which tabs can be added for navigating to all other pages.
#3 Add more pages
You can set up as many pages of your choice as possible, like ‘About Us’, “Contact Us’, ‘Menu’ and more.
#4 Edit settings as per your requirements
Finally, you need to adjust different settings like you want comments on your posts or not, create a contact form, add more content in sidebars through widgets and a lot more can be done by searching and digging into the dashboard.
By following the steps above, you will be able to get your basic website up and running in just about an hour.
For that dream website of yours, you will need to work your way around WordPress. Don’t worry! The strength of WordPress lies in the fact that it is easily understandable by everyone – even those with no technical skills.
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Jyotsana Gupta – the content and communication head, is an engineer by education and a writer at heart. In technical writing for 8 years, she makes complex topics interesting to general audience. She loves going on long drives in her spare time.