How to start a WordPress website? Karlo April 2, 2013. 0 Few years ago only experts could have their own website or blog but today, every kid and newbie to website making can make his own blog or website in just few minutes. Of course, not everyone can make super professional websites without learning about it but still for all basic needs websites are made every day. I think no one can count how many websites are out there, even just those hosted on BlogSpot or WordPress. In this article I will give you a quick guide on how to start a WordPress website without any investments or with small investments and in just few minutes. Before you even start doing anything you should have an idea. You have that, right? Probably most important thing is to have a vision about how your website will look and what you will put on it. When you got that, we can start. So, what exactly is WordPress? Well it is most complete and most powerful CMS system on internet. CMS means content managing system and with WordPress you can create any site you want. WordPress websites are very popular. Why? Well, here are few reasons, my favorite: WordPress is free, mostly. If you want something more like premium themes or plugins you still have to pay something. But to make simple website that will fit your needs WordPress is free. WordPress is one of best and fastest ways to build online website for your company or for anything you want. You can change design of your site and theme any time you want with little knowledge. And fourth, my favorite, you simply can’t name all the options WordPress gives you. Thousands of plugins that require no skills for using are available for free. Just awesome. There are many other great reasons but I won’t lose time naming theme, I’m sure you are delighted with things I mentioned above. Now, here are few simple steps that will help you to create your cheap or free WordPress website in minutes. 1. Hosting and Domain You can set up your hosting and domain on WordPress website or on any free hosting out there. That is free option, but I recommend registering premium domain and hosting for fastest loading time of your site and beautiful, catchy domain. 99% of hosting you can find on internet can handle with WordPress so you don’t have to worry about that. 2. Download WordPress After you picked a perfect domain, bought it and put it up on hosting next step is to download WordPress. I don’t think I need to explain something more in this step. 3. Upload files Before you do this you must open and rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php in your WordPress files you downloaded and change some things in it. You must insert your MySQL database username, password, hostname and database name. That shouldn’t be hard because you can find all that in your hosting admin panel. After that, use your favorite FTP server to upload your files to server. That could be hard for beginners but it’s easy to learn. You must create FTP account with your FTP name, username an password which you can find again on your hosting admin panel. 4. Install WordPress Just follow simple steps that show on your screen. When you are done with everything you will be able to login to your admin panel and see your new website. 5. Theme and basic settings You saw your new great website, but it doesn’t look really cool, does it? Go to your admin panel and choose from thousands of free themes you can find there and pick any design you want or use some of the premium themes. After that look again at your website, better, right? All you now need to do is change some basic settings like website tittle, tagline, tags and other simple stuff like that and add some cool content. Your site is launched. Was it hard? Of course not, thanks for reading and enjoy in your fresh, new website. TrendyWP is powered by Genesis Framework Why we are using it? It's simple. Rock-solid security, amazing speed performance, beautiful child themes and best of all great Search Engine Optimization. Check it yourself Genesis Framework Need help with Genesis - feel free to Contact Us Related PostsBest Video Themes for WordPressWhat to expect from WordPress 3.6Best Flat WordPress ThemesAuthor: KarloKarlo is a 24 year old guy who loves everything related to WordPress. He is by profession electrical engineer but currently he is working as web design & web development freelancer. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Receive amazing Wordpress stuff and exclusive deals!