In the last articles, you have been known with WordPress quite a bit. In this article, you will start doing it. For the simple process to create a website with WordPress as follow:
Domain name is the name of the website that you choose to use for as a channel for others to contact by your website.
Hosting is the space used to store the website that you have created. Which must be registered Domain name and rented using Hosting successfully.
In the next step, you need to download WordPress at wordpress.org or th.wordpress.org for Thai version.
Once downloaded and installed, you will need to register and fill in the details to register. Just this you are ready to use WordPress to create your own website.
When entering to WordPress, the first thing we will find is a working area called Dashboard. In this page, there are two main menu sections:
- Admin Menu on the left-hand side, which is a menu for you to customize and manage on your web pages.
- Toolbar at the top, which is a shortcut to various tools.
You can set up the website by selecting the “setting”, menu located in the Admin Menu on the left-hand side, which you have to set in 4 main parts as follows:
4.1 General Setting: General display on the website.
– Site title: The name of the website that you want to display on the Title bar.
– Tagline: A short description of the website you want to display on the Title bar.
– Site Address (URL): The address of your WordPress website.
– Other settings such as email, time zone, date display format.
4.2 Reading: Reading Settings for Readers.
It is a part of setting the display of articles on the website. which you can choose to display the latest articles or setting the display of articles and including determining the other number of. It can be done as well.
4.3 Writing: Set up article writing.
Article writing settings can be set as follows:
– Default Post Category: Set a default category for newly written articles.
– Default Post Format: Set the article format depending on the theme that you choose.
4.4 Discussion: Set up a discussion or comment.
– Default article setting: This is the default article setting.
– Allow link notifications: Allows you to be notified that a link from another website is in the comment.
– Allow people to post comments: Allows visitors to write comments, feedbacks.
– Other settings in this section you can customize later.
Before you choose a theme to use on the website. You need to think a good brand identity or Corporate Identity first and then choose a theme to use on the website to create a clear and memorable brand identity. For selecting a Theme, you can go to the Appearance menu in the Admin bar and select the Themes menu within which there will be a Theme for us to choose from. Which will be both free and there is an additional charge.
The interested plugins are on this list, Let’ check out it:
6.1 Anti-Spam Plugin: Akismet Plugin, it is a protection with comment spam from your website visitors.
6.2 Form Builder Plugin: Contact Form 7 is used to create contact forms such as contact us, inquiry, request a quotation, etc.
6.3 Share Plugin: Seed Social is used for sharing articles to various social media such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Line etc.
6.4 SEO Plugin: Yoast SEO is an SEO plugin that helps a lot in a website structure according to SEO principles. When articles are writhed, the system will display a green-orange-red light, for letting you to know where to improve or correct the word according to SEO On-Page principles.
6.5 Store Plugins: in Woo-commerce, there is online store functions such as shopping cart system, shipping, payment, membership system, back- office system, check order system. These make your website to be ready for online sell as free.
First, go to the Admin Menu and select the Posts section and select Add New to create an article as follow:
After you have done for decorating the website and post articles as needed. Now, it is time to actually use it. You can visit the website page at the Visit Website menu to see the actual website and do the all process as UX/UI. If you are still not satisfied, you can still adjust it at any time.
It can be seen that making a website is not difficult, if you have a good helper to make your work easier and more convenient. However, the important thing after you get the website page, you need to update the information on the website regularly. In order to keep it up-to-date and communicate brand information to customers to the right spot, until you are finally able to close the sale and increase the income for the business.