How To Build A WordPress Website (2016)
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This WordPress Tutorial (above) is going to show you exactly how to build a WordPress website from scratch.
The website itself is going to be fully functional, and will be built using one of the most trusted content management systems around… WordPress.org.
A website like the one we’re going to be building today, could cost anywhere to up to $1,000 to have designed for you, but I’m going to show you how to get it up and running yourself for as little as $13!
I have fought with WordPress for months trying to understand how everything works. I have watched many YouTube videos and have always been confused when I work with my site. THIS IS THE BEST!!! James Wilhelm
What’s Covered Here
Below you will find a full list of everything covered in this tutorial, along with the times they appear in the video.
This should help you see just how easy it’s going to be for us to build a WordPress website from scratch (it will also be good if you need to check back to a certain bit in the tutorial).
00:00 Tutorial Introduction
00:30 Website Demo (The Spacious Theme)
00:60 Build A WordPress Website (Check-List)
04:26 Signing up for Web Hosting
06:20 Registering a Domain Name
08:56 Getting our Hosting for 1 Penny!
09:39 HostGator Payment Overview
10:55 Signing into HostGator CPanel
12:06 Installing WordPress
13:53 Logging into WordPress (First Time)
14:46 Changing our WordPress Password
15:45 Changing our Sites Permalink Structure
17:01 Back to the Check-List
17:26 Changing our Theme (Spacious)
18:47 Changing our Logo
19:47 Changing our Site Title & Tagline
21:17 Deleting the Sample Post
22:11 Deleting the Sample Page
22:42 Creating our HomePage
23:56 Creating our About Us Page
25:00 Adding an Image to a Page
26:55 Installing The Contact Form 7 Plugin
28:42 Creating our Contact Us Page
30:36 Edit Contact Form 7 Email Address
31:12 Creating our “Our Services” Pages
32:03 Changing Text to Bold Headings
36:14 Creating A Custom Menu
39:54 Adding The Image Slider to our HomePage
40:06 Assigning Our HomePage
47:03 Adding Call To Action on the HomePage
49:48 Adding our Featured Pages
51:44 Adding Featured Images
54:00 Congratulations: You Built A Website!
54:49 Outro – Thank-You for Watching.
So there you have it. That is basically every step required to build a WordPress website from scratch, and they are all covered in the video at the top of this page.
If you have any questions. Please leave them as a comment below so everyone can benefit from the answer (kind of like an FAQ at the bottom of the page). I will always respond to comments.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, but more importantly I hope you have managed to build a WordPress website with minimal fuss!
Until Next Time,