Nowadays there are many different ways of building a website. Whilst experienced webmasters will still build their websites in HTML, the truth is that now it is not necessary any more to know a website scripting language in order to be able to build an effective website.
Over the past few years, the internet has seen the growth of many content management systems through which it is possible to build a highly effective website in a very short period of time. However, perhaps the most successful website creation resource is WordPress. Whilst true content management systems like Joomla and Drupal have many attractions, the fact is that WordPress has become the ‘de facto’ website building system of choice for the majority of online marketers.
Because of this, thousands of people have created add-ons or plug-ins for WordPress that have significantly enhanced its usability and flexibility. In addition, there are hundreds of free site templates (or themes as they are known in the WordPress world) that enable you to make your site look almost any way you want it to as well.
Consequently, there is almost nothing that you cannot do using WordPress as the basis of your website. For this reason, an increasingly large number of people are using WordPress as their site building tool of choice.
WordPress is not perfect – no site building system ever is – but as a shortcut to creating an incredibly effective website in a matter of a few moments, it would be difficult to find anything that is more effective than WordPress.
Let us therefore start to look at how you set up WordPress in the first place.