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How to create a website using WordPress

Creating a website for your business or personal blog is now easy than before thanks to platforms like WordPress and Wix, but in this article will only focus on WordPress only and they is no coding involved.

To get started you will need to set up a domain and hosting before you can start building your website, you will need to purchase a domain name and a hosting plan. A domain name is the address of your website (e.g https://tmediaonline.com ,while hosting is the server where your website files is stored. There are many domain and hosting providers available we recommend NameHero as they offer excellent uptime and accessible plans for laymen and seasoned webmasters.

How to install WordPress

Method 1: Chose a host that comes with WordPress pre installed

The easiest way to install WordPress is to just pick a host that does it for you. Nowadays, many WordPress-specific hosts will let you choose to have WordPress pre-installed. That means once you sign up for hosting, you can jump straight into your WordPress site. The whole question of “how to install WordPress” is irrelevant in such a case!

Method 2: Install WordPress using Cpanel

Cpanel is the hosting management dashboard that most web hosts give their customers. When you sign up for hosting, your host should provide you with login details for cPanel. And for most hosts, the cPanel interface looks something like below. The style of your interface might look a bit different, but the basic layout will be the same:

You choose the WordPress version you want to install and click on quick install , it will take less than three minutes to install, you will get a WordPress succefully installed message on dashboard

In your cPanel interface, your host should give you access to one or more autoinstallers. Through the use of these autoinstallers, we are able to answer how to install WordPress on cPanel – because as the “auto(matic)” in their name implies, they make it relatively easy.

Autoinstallers basically automate the full WordPress install process that I’ll outline in the next section. So instead of needing to do everything manually, you just input some basic information, click a button, and the autoinstaller installs WordPress for you.

There are a few different autoinstallers you might encounter. Here are the most common WordPress autoinstallers:

  • Softaculous
  • Fantastico
  • QuickInstall

To get started, find the link to the WordPress autoinstaller in cPanel and give it a click:

On the next screen, you should see an Install Now link (no matter which autoinstaller you’re using). Just give that another click:

Next, you’ll need to enter details for your WordPress install. Again, this interface should generally look the same no matter which autoinstaller you’re using click on install at the bottom of the screen. It might take a minute to complete or so to run, then you should get a confirmation and that’s it you have installed WordPress using Cpanel.

Now that you have installed WordPress the next step is to choose a theme for your website

A theme is your site’s visual design and overall layout. It controls how your website’s content is presented to a visitor. Thre are thousands of themes available both free and premium. They is the Astra theme, Hello Elementor, Ocean wp etc. Consider the purpose and style of your website when choosing a theme.

The next step is to add plugins for additional functionality :WordPress offers a wide range of plugins that can enhance the functionality and features of your website. Consider adding plugins for SEO optimization, contact forms, social media integration, analytics tracking, and more. You can search for and install plugins in the Plugins section of your WordPress dashboard.

You then choose Add new and you will search for the plugin you want to install.

After you have customized your website to your liking, it’s time to preview the changes and make any necessary adjustments. Use the preview option to see how your site will look to visitors. Once you’re satisfied, click on the Publish to make your website live on the internet.

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