HOW TO BUILD A WEBSITE

Step by step instructions to MAKE A WEBSITE an easy way, simply follow this guide below from a web site designer:

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I made it for None Experienced and first time designers(!)

The guide is extremely nitty gritty, yet simple to take after – regardless of whether you’re not exceptionally specialized.

It’s ‘Up dated constantly’

Different aides can be obsolete or misdirecting. I refresh my aides consistently.

Platform Specific (WordPress)

Your website will be set up immediately on the requested platform of your choice.

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THIS GUIDE have 3 QUICK STEPS.
You’ll learn how to…


Step #1

Choose a site building platform.

Step #2

Choose your website address (www.)

Step #3

Set up & customize & design your website

STEP 1: CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLATFORM

What is “content management system”? 

Back in 2005 and after I began with web design, most web sites were designed with HTML (code), CSS as well as Flash. These required considerable time to understand and were challenging master.

That is why many people still think developing a website on your own is tough or requires lots of coding and style skills – but that’s no more true. In 2017, cms (CMS) like WordPress make developing a website available to everybody.

To place simply, a cms (or website building platform) is really a user-friendly platform for building websites and managing your personal online content, rather of utilizing a lot of loose HTML pages.

The most well known Site Building Platforms in 2018

The most recent statistics made by W3Techs, WordPress is the most popular content management system (55%) followed by Joomla (20%) and Drupal (11%).

The most well known Site Building Platforms in 2018

The reason why I prefer using WordPress to build websites

WordPress vs. HTML & CSS: Studding HTML as a beginner can take few months, yet alone CSS and PHP. Having a some knowledge of HTML can help you do things faster, but creating a website within a day or two, learning HTML it will never happen over night.

WordPress vs. Website Builders: Website builders are limited to a certain point and at the same time it is very expensive. They might be an ideal for one-page websites, but not for a good website with many pages.

WordPress vs. Joomla/DrupalDrupal they all very powerful platform and popular with experienced coders and web developers that have great ideas and experiences, but they are hard to learn especially for beginners. Joomla is very similar to WordPress especially for woring on buildin a web stores, If you are  willing to learn a little bit of technical coding it will work great as a powerful platform and you can make it work the way you want.

But if you are a beginner, I suggest for you to start working with WordPress.

How you can Install WordPress Manually:

Step 1: Download WordPress
  1. Download WordPress files to your personal computer from http://wordpress.org/download/.
  2. Unzip the files that you downloaded to a folder on your personal computer.

Managed WordPress

You create your own dynamic site.
We manage your setup, backups and security.

Step 2: If you have a hosting account you can Upload WordPress to your Hosting Account

To uploading WordPress you will get three available options at your hosting account.

Step 3: Create MySQL Database and User

Database has stored information by WordPress. Because of that a database will need to be created.

  1. Log into hosting cPanel.
  2. under Databases file, click the MySQL Database Wizard icon.
  3. Step 1: Create A Database, enter the database name and click Next Step.
  4. Step 2: Create Database Users, enter the database user name and password and click Create User.
  5. Step 3: Add User to the Database, click the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step.
  6. Step 4: Complete the task, make note of the database name, username and password, as you will need them for Step4 below.

Step 4: Configure wp-config.php

The WordPress-config-sample.php file includes the database information and instruct WordPress application which database were to pull information from. This step should be completed to guarantee the correct database information is included in the WordPress installation.

The WordPress-config-sample.php file should be found in the folder in File Manager where WordPress is installed. To modify the file:

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. In the Files section, click the File Manager icon.
  3. In the pop-up box, select Web Root and check the box  for Show Hidden Files (dotfiles), then click Go.

    If the pop-up box doesn’t appear, you probable selected the “Skip this question, and always open this directory in the future when opening File Manager” option.

    To have the pop-up show up again, simply click reset all interface settings at the very bottom of your cPanel.

  4. From the left navigation menu in File Manager, click public_html to expand the folder.
  5. Click the folder containing the WordPress installation.
  6. On the right side of the File Manager screen, locate the wp-config-sample.php file.
  7. Right click on the file, select Rename and change the name of the file to wp-config.php. Click the Rename File button.
  8. Right-click on the wp-config.php file and select Code Edit. When the file opens, look for the following information:

    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database_name_here’);

    /** MySQL database username */
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘username_here’);

    /** MySQL database password */
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password_here’);

    1. Replace database_name_here with the name of the database you created (above in Step 3: Create MySQL Database and User ).
    2. Replace username_here with the username of the database you created.
    3. Replace password_here with the password of the database that you created.
  9. When done editing, click the Save Changes button, then close the file.

Step 5: Run the Installation

Start a new browser window and select installation page to run the script of the installation . Depending on where you installed the script, you will find it at either of the following URLs:

http://your Domain Name.com/wp-admin/install.php

http://your Domain Name.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php

Be sure to replace your Domain Name.com in the above example with your actual domain name.

Now, you should see a welcome page that shows “Welcome to the famous five minute WordPress installation process!”

Step 6: Complete the Installation

On this page, fill in the fields for:

  • Your Web site Name
  • Your Username
  • Your Password (needs to be entered twice)
  • Your Email address (login information will be sent to this email address)
  • You need to Select whether or not to have the search engines index the site

Click Install Now, and you should be taken to the final screen, showing the following message:

Success! WordPress has been installed.

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STEP 2: GET A DOMAIN & WEB HOSTING

Now and after you did all the hard work it is time to get set up your WordPress (or any other type of platform), you’re going to need couple of things:

  • A domain name (This will be your website address like your “domain name.com”)
  • A Hosting (a place that connects your site to the internet)

The WordPress platform itself is free, but a domain name and hosting will cost you around $3 – $5 a month. However it costs less than a cup of tea, so it won’t break you.

Owning your own domain name is very unique and looks far more professional than having your site on someone else’s domain (like yourbusinessname.com), and it’s very affordable, at the same time.

In additions, having your own share hosting will also make sure your website loads quickly and won’t go down for hours at a time (it is important that will allow everyone to visit your web pages.)

Is it possible to get a FREE domain name and hosting?

Yes, you can used www.5solutions.com as your domain registrar and web hosting.

They’re are very affordable, have great customer service, and they’re will give you a domain name for free – so it’s worth checking this hosting site out.

After you get a domain name, you’ll also get a personal email account(s) for free with it: your name@your web site.com – much more professional than a generic Gmail or Yahoo address.

If you have a domain name and hosting? Go ahead and skip ahead to step 3, where I’ll explain how you can set up your website.

STEP 3: SET UP & CUSTOMIZE YOUR SITE

Once you’ve bought your domain name and set up your hosting, you’re well on your way!

Now it’s time to get your website up and running. The first thing you’ll need to do is install WordPress to your domain.

Installing WordPress

There are two possible ways to install WordPress, one MUCH easier than the other.

1. TO CREATE A WEBSITE WITH WORDPRESS (OR JOOMLA & DRUPAL), USE ONE CLICK INSTALLATION:

Almost every reliable and well-established hosting company has integrated 1-click-installation for WordPress, which makes getting going a snap.

If you signed up with Bluehost or any other similar hosting company, you should find your “1-click-installation” in your account control panel.

Here are the steps you should follow (should be similar/same on all the major web hosting companies):

  1. Log in to your hosting account.
  2. Go to your control panel.
  3. Look for the “WordPress” or “Website” icon.
  4. Choose the domain where you want to install your website.
  5. Click the “Install Now” button and you will get access to your new WordPress website.

 

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