Hi everyone. How are you today? This is Doulat. Do you want to learn how to make a WordPress website? If the answer is ‘yes’ you came to the right place because in this tutorial I will show you how to make a personal website in a few simple steps the best part is that you don’t need any coding experience or huge investments and I can guarantee?
That after this tutorial you will be able to make a personal website with WordPress without any issues so without further ado let’s jump into creating your WordPress website.
What is a CMS?
A content management system or CMS is computer software with the ability to create, modification, and publish digital content. CMSs are typically used for (ECM) enterprise content management and (WCM) web content management. In most cases, it also supports single and multiple users, allowing them to work in collaboration.
For example, in WordPress CMS is possible to create several administrative users, as per security reasons each one having different privileges. Open source site-building tool based on PHP and MySQL programming languages. Content management systems CMS also available text and formatting features, the ability to upload videos, photos, audio, maps, or even your own code.
A content management system consists of two major components:
- (CMA) content management application. The CMA can be referred (GUI) to as the graphical user interface that lets a user create, modification, remove and publish content without ever needing to have knowledge of programming languages.
- (CDA) content delivery application. The CDA is bounden for the back-end services that manage and deliver content after it is in the CMA.
Other features worth mentioning are:
- SEO-friendly URLs
- Online support and communities
- User/group functions
- Various templates and designs
- Installation wizards and upgrades/updates
The most popular three content management systems (CMS) in the world are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.
How to Make a WordPress Website 2021: Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
All right so for our WordPress the website we are going to need hosting and once you land to hostinger.com
How to Make a WordPress Website: Chose your Web Hosting Plan
Scroll down and choose the plan which fits your needs the best for this video I’m going to use premium shared hosting
How to Make a WordPress Website: Complete your hosting Order
So let’s click add to cart from here choose your hosting package I’m gonna keep it to 48 months right here you will be able to create your account.
Select the payment method and as you can see with this hosting plan we are going to get a free domain name and SSL certificate also don’t forget to apply coupon code (HA10) to get 10% discount off your purchase from here the checkout procedure is pretty much the standard one so I’m gonna move on to the next part of this tutorial.
How to Make a WordPress Website: Hostinger Hosting Setup
Once you finish the checkout and you log into your hostinger account you should see something like this so let’s start by setting up our hosting let’s click setup let’s click start now
And as you remember we got a free domain name so right here we can claim our free domain name let’s click select right here enter your desired domain name and click search I highly recommend you to choose.com because it’s the most popular one and the most recognizable just enter the domain name click search and let’s click continue
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How to Make a WordPress Website: Which Way Do you Want to Go
Let’s select build a new website
How to Make a WordPress Website: Select a Platform for your Site
Let’s choose WordPress and right here you will have to enter your email address and set a password you will use those credentials to log into your dashboard so that’s exactly what I’m gonna do once you have finished doing this let’s click continue.
How to Make a WordPress Website: Which look do you prefer?
As you can see right here we have a list of various templates which we can use for our WordPress the website let’s click show more and let’s choose a template which we would like to use for our WordPress the website let’s scroll down let’s click show more so let’s click select and if you want you can also preview this template to check.
How to Make a WordPress Website: Let’s finish Setting up
How it’s going to look but in this case I’m just going to select this template to let’s click select and let’s click finish setup it might take a couple of minutes.
Until the setup is complete all right perfect our website is ready but before we go and visit our website let’s install an SSL certificate so let’s click manage the site.
How to Make a WordPress Website: Hostinger Manage Site
As you can see right here we got this message that our domain name is not registered yet so before we can install an SSL certificate we have to finish the main registration so let’s click finish domain registration.
How to Make a WordPress Website: Finishing Domain Registration
Right here you’ll have to enter your details like first name last name address city and so on so just enter all the needed information and once you have finished doing this just click setup.
Alright from here we can go back to our control panel.
How to Make a WordPress Website: Hostinger Domain DashBoard
As you can see the status of our domain name is active so let’s go to hosting.
Let’s click manage.
How to Make a WordPress Website: SSL Configuration
On our website and now we can install an SSL certificate so let’s scroll down until you see SSL right here let’s select it.
And right here you will be able to install your ssl certificate so let’s click setup and let’s click activate.
All we have to do is just click install.
As you can see the SSL certificate was installed successfully and if your SSL certificate fails to install it usually happens because your domain name registration hasn’t finished yet it usually takes about two hours so wait a little bit of time let’s say about one or two hours and try installing SSL certificate one more time and you shouldn’t face any issues anymore alright so we successfully installed our SSL certificate.
And from here we can go ahead and visit our website alright as you can see this is how our website looks now and it looks quite good but it has a lot of demo content that might not be useful for our website so we can change anything we want so.
How to Make a WordPress Website: WordPress Dashboard login
First of all, we have to log into our WordPress dashboard, and to do this you want to go to your-url.com/wp-admin click enter.
Here you will have to enter the credentials which we created previously to log into our WordPress website you can select remember me and click login
All right so the very first thing which we can do is we can go to the home page let’s go right here let’s click visit site.
How to Make a WordPress Website: WordPress Page Settings
As you can see here in the top navigation menu we have five different pages so we can identify which pages we would like to keep and which pages we would like to delete or rename so as you can see we have a home page so I’m gonna keep a home page I’m gonna keep about me page I’m just gonna change it I will keep courses and I will change get the fit page to contact us because I believe this page is meant for contacting us yeah that’s correct so yeah I’m gonna change this page to contact us and I’m gonna delete the last page publications.
And I guess I will add another page that is going to be blog here our visitors will be able to check our blog.
Alright so let’s start changing the pages let’s go to the dashboard and all settings related to pages are done right here let’s select all pages and as you can see here we have the list of all available pages.
So we can change about me let’s click quick edit and let’s change it to contact us once we have finished doing this click update and let’s decide which pages we are not going to use so obviously we are not going to use sample page we can put it to the trash and we can do the same with this page so just like that I’m gonna rename some of the other pages.
All right so I just finished renaming all the pages and now we can add another page which will be named blog and it will be used to display our blog post so let’s add a title let’s name it to blog once you have done this let’s click publish let’s click publish.
Now we can go back to the dashboard alright so as you can see now we have all the pages which we need. So the next thing which we should do is we have to set this blog page to display our blog post.
How to Make a WordPress Website: WordPress Reading Settings
So to do this you want to go to the settings section and let’s select reading. All right so in this section as you can see our home page is set to display a page called home and for the post page let’s select the block and let’s click save changes.
How to Make a WordPress Website: WordPress Permalink Settings
So since we are in the settings section we can do another very important setting which is right here permalinks and let’s select to show post name this is quite important for SEO so let’s click save changes.
How to Make a WordPress Website: WordPress Menu Settings
So basically yeah we are almost done with pages but now we have to do some adjustments to the menus let’s go to appearance let’s click menus and we have to add our blog page so to do this let’s click view all lets a select blog and let’s click add to the menu. Alright, let’s click save menu.
And now we can go back to our homepage and let’s see how everything looks alright. So as you can see now we have all the needed pages we have about us courses contact us and a blog once we Click on the blog. Here we will be able to access our blog post so once you add more blog posts everything will be displayed right here. So the next thing which we can do we can start customizing our theme. So to do this you will have to click right here customize and let’s start by changing the logo let’s click right here let’s click edit and let’s select change logo.
How to Make a WordPress Website: WordPress Customization
Since I have already uploaded my logo I’m just gonna select from the media library but if you will need upload images or media files you can do this by going right here upload files all right so I’m just gonna select this logo I’m gonna click crop image all right I believe it looks great. I can resize the logo to make it a little bit smaller yeah everything looks great. So we can click publish of course there are more customization options available don’t be afraid to test everything yourself this way you’ll learn how to use WordPress even better all right.
How to Make a WordPress Website: Edit with Elementor
We can close this customization tab and the next thing which we can do is we can start editing our homepage. So since all pages are built with Elementor we will have to edit them using Elementor. So to edit this page you will have to click right here edit with Elementor.
How to Make a WordPress Website: Change the Background Image
So let’s start with the very first section. We can change the background image so by clicking right here we will be able to change this image.
So let’s click styles and as you can see this is the image which we have to change let’s click choose the image and I’m gonna select this image all right I’m gonna click insert all right it looks much better and right here.
How to Make a WordPress Website: Elementor Tools
We can also do some changes to the text so to edit text all you have to do is just click on it and this way you will be able to edit text so just like that I’m gonna change the text all right as you can see I finished doing the changes.
I have changed the text I removed some of the sections which might not be relevant to my website and to remove a certain section all we have to do is just click right here and you will delete it so just like that using Elementor you can edit any page you want once you have finished doing changes all you have to do is just click update.
We can go back to our page let’s click right here and let’s click view page all right as you can see this is how it looks now it looks much better.
How to Make a WordPress Website: Publish a Blog Post
The next thing which we can do is we can start adding some blog posts so to do this you want to go to your dashboard and all things related to blog posts are done right here so before we add our first blog post.
Let’s create some categories let’s click categories and as you can see we have some sample categories already added the ones which we are not going to use we can delete them and this other category on categorized we can rename it all right using this section right here let’s add some new categories click add a new category and just like that you can add as many categories as you need all right so since we have added some categories.
We can add a new blog post let’s click add new and all you have to do right here just give a title to your blog post and add content right here. So that’s exactly what I’m gonna do all right I just finished adding text to my blog post and as you can see this is how it’s going to look and if you will need to add any other elements to your blogs posts such as images lists or anything similar everything can be found right here once you click on this symbol you will find all available elements just select the element you want to use and it will be added to your blog post.
Alright so once you have finished with your blog post the next thing which you have to do is go to the document section and let’s select the category for this post all right I’m going to select WordPress and let’s set a featured image. So since I have uploaded this image to my gallery I’m just gonna select this one and if you need to upload the image you can do this by clicking right here all right I’m just gonna set the featured image and once you have finished with that you can click publish and let’s click publish one more time and just like that we published our first blog post.
How to make a WordPress website: Conclusion
We can click to view this post and as you can see this is how our blog post is going to look so just like that we added our first blog post.
Let’s go to the home of our website so basically that’s all this is how you can easily build your own WordPress website in a few simple steps so as you saw it yourself it is very easy it only took us about 10 minutes to create this website, of course, building a website is just the beginning and the whole fun part starts now feel free to visit our other blog post and leave your valuable comments.