Spinning a Website together for Beginners
The question still stands: Do you want to build your own WordPress website, or do you use a reliable WordPress installation service? Naturally you’ll consider both options and weigh up the pros and cons of each. And the good part is that it does not need to be an intricate process.
Here’s a look at how to simplify your decision.
How prepared are you?
Even if you are just starting out, you may have already done some preparation for your site. If you already have your domain name (the name for your website), and have done some research on which web host you would like to go with, then you are on the right track to getting your website. If you don’t already have a domain name then that is a good starting point.
Choosing a domain is a really important step in the foundation because it is going to brand your business. Working alongside a developer, they will help you in choosing and registering your domain, as well as choosing the best server for you.
Do you have WordPress installed?
You developer will offer a WordPress installation service If you don’t already have it installed. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that makes creating and using your own webpage highly simplified and efficient. It is often regarded as one of the best CMS (and is certainly the most popular) because it is so cost effective and accessible in every way.
WordPress offers many themes and plugins that you can download and install, but the even better part is that themes and plugins can be built from scratch making them function to your exact needs. If you are comfortable making small tweaks to the plugins and themes that’s great, and you can always connect to the online WordPress community if you run into any hassles.
Don’t worry if this is not your forte though. You can browse through the different themes and plugins – and also go through other websites – to help you better determine what it is you need, and then you can relay this information to your developer who can easily build plugins and themes to suit what you would like, or he can customize them according to your preferences.
Having a developer also means assistance with making your site easy to navigate and interactive by setting up such essentials as the menu and comments.
No matter whether you choose to get a developer or go the DYI route, always remember that there is a wealth of assistance and options available to you, so you never have to feel intimidated or feel any need to limit yourself and your website.