WordPress – The Easy Route to a Website

Are you looking for a simple way to make yourself know online? WordPress is one of the easiest routes to having your own website you will ever find. There is a reason why this free blogging software is so popular, and that is it is incredibly ease of use. If you can point and click, you can set up your own fully functioning website using WordPress in just minutes. How is that for efficiency?

The first thing you need to remember is that there are two different types of WordPress. There is WordPress.com (which you want to avoid, as it is not your own unique website and WordPress has total control over your content), and then there is WordPress.org. It is the latter that you want for your website. But first things first. Before you can set up a WordPress site, you need a domain name. So, head over to Go-Daddy or Name-Cheap, or whatever domain registrar is your favorite, and buy a name. Preferably, your domain name should be a.com and have words in it that pertain to the subject of your proposed website.

Next, you will need hosting. That is easy enough to set up. Just go to D9 Hosting (one of the cheapest and most user-friendly hosting sites online) and set up an account. You will be able to host an unlimited number of websites on this account, and it costs only about $8 per month. Change the name-servers on your domain name at the registrar to point to D9 Hosting, and you are all ready to set up WordPress. If you do not have a domain yet, you can search for available names and buy one right from D9 and they will set it up in your hosting package.

The neat thing about D9 Hosting is that it comes with something called Fantastico. With Fantastico, you can install WordPress on your domain name in two clicks. Everything is available through your D9 Hosting package in your personal Control Panel. It is all self-explanatory once you start the process, but if not, D9 has videos to walk you through any step you are having problem with. Just click on Fantastico and select WordPress. With literally two clicks, your WordPress site will be installed.

After that, it is a snap to use. You can customize a WordPress site to do pretty much anything you want. Explore some different themes (backgrounds) and plug-ins for your site to fix it up to function as you need it to. Play around with the side bars and footers to get a customized look. You can log in to your site directly from the Word- Press dashboard once you have it installed in your domain, so you will not have to access D9 to get to your site. You are completely in control with anything you put on this site because you own it. So get out there and use Word-Press to make your presence on the web known!



Source by Jay Mueller

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