What is WordPress?
WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world, powering over 40% of all websites on the internet. Enabling users of all ages to build a website without having to know or touch any code. The success of WordPress comes down to being simple enough for novice users to grasp but advanced enough for enterprise companies to run their services on WordPress-powered websites, be it a WooCommerce store or a complex company website. WordPress can do it all.
Creating a WordPress website
Step 1: Choose a domain name.
A domain name is your unique name on the internet that enables users to find you. For example Koerge.com is a domain name. You will need to take your time to come up with the name you want to use, changing it in the future isn’t so straightforward.
You can search for domains names here.
Step 2: Find a WordPress host
You will need a web hosting provider to host your WordPress website on the internet. There are hundreds of different companies and options when it comes down to choosing a WordPress host, if this is your first WordPress website we recommend our Koerge Bronze plan which is an entry-level web hosting service for WordPress websites. Please note, web hosting is usually paid on a monthly basis, you cannot host your website on the internet indefinitely with a one-time payment.
Step 3: Install WordPress
Installing a WordPress website has never been easier, especially with a WordPress-specific web hosting provider like ourselves. Simply log in to your web hosting panel and click on the WordPress Icon as shown below.
From here you can install WordPress in under 30 seconds. That’s it, your website should now be live.
Step 4: Plugins and Theme
WordPress has thousands of plugins and themes available, enabling you to build a fully customized and personal website. You can browse themes and plugins directly from your WordPress admin panel. If you need further guidance on how to install a WordPress theme you can view our guide here.
Step 5: Ready to build your first WordPress Website
This is the final step, you should now be ready to publish pages, articles, images, etc slowly building out your website. For anyone starting with WordPress for the first time, it can be daunting with the number of options available however please be rest assured with time you will start to get the hang of how WordPress works and build professional websites exactly how you envisioned.
Build your WordPress website with Koerge Managed Hosting
If you have chosen to host your WordPress website with us, we house a large WordPress support team that is ready to help at any time. Feel free to submit a support ticket if you are unsure about something works or just need general WordPress guidance and our team can guide you in the right direction.