WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that enables you to create a website or blog from scratch, or to improve an existing website. WordPress is free and open source software released under the GPL.
To make a beautiful WordPress website from scratch, you will need:
A web hosting account
A domain name
A text editor
1. Choose a web hosting account.
There are many web hosting providers to choose from. I recommend using a provider that offers cPanel, such as Bluehost.
2. Register a domain name.
A domain name is your website’s address on the internet. I recommend using a domain name registrar such as Namecheap.
3. Download and install WordPress.
The WordPress software can be downloaded from wordpress.org. I recommend using the latest version of WordPress.
4. Edit the wp-config.php file.
The wp-config.php file contains your website’s settings and information. You will need to edit this file to connect your website to your web hosting account and to set up your database.
5. Create your website’s pages and posts.
The WordPress Dashboard provides an easy-to-use interface for creating and editing your website’s pages and posts.
6. Add images and videos.
WordPress makes it easy to add images and videos to your website.
7. Install plugins.
Plugins are add-ons that enable you to add features to your WordPress website. I recommend installing the following plugins:
– Yoast SEO
– Gravity Forms
8. Customize your website’s appearance.
The WordPress Theme Directory provides a library of free WordPress themes. I recommend using a responsive WordPress theme.
9. Secure your website.
I recommend using the WordPress Security plugin to secure your website.
10. Monitor your website’s performance.
I recommend using the Google Analytics plugin to monitor your website’s performance.