July 5, 2019

How to Make a Website

How to Make a Website Using WordPress

  • How to make a website using WordPress is super easy
  • Start with the web hosting company - you need a place that will host your website
  • If you want easy, relatively inexpensive, go to Godaddy.com
  • Get a basic WordPress website hosting package, Deluxe or similar (1 site with one-click staging)
  • We are not recommending their website builder
  • Set up your GoDaddy account - you need the Deluxe package, with malware essentials, and a security certificate (http://bizresearch.com has an SSL certificate, which renews annually)
  • Set up the WordPress installation, using their WordPress installation wizard
  • Then go into the WP admin through GoDaddy's dashboard, once the WordPress is installed
  • You will typically have the current version of WordPress installed on your site, with a basic WordPress theme

Which WordPress Theme Should You Use:

  • WordPress themes are easy to use, but you need to consider the following:
  • Just because a WordPress website theme looks nice, that does not mean it is code friendly
  • Most WordPress themes will need some CSS code customization
  • You can hire a CSS code editor, preferably state-side or someone local you know that you can trust
  • The WordPress theme that we typically use (2017-2018-2019) is from Themeisle.com
  • We like the Zelle Pro WordPress theme the most, despite all of the other options
  • Once you find a WordPress theme that you like, you might want to stick with it for 2-3 years, until something else comes out that you prefer

How to Create a Website

  • The above websites were created using the Zelle Pro WordPress theme
  • The price is between $69-$99/year per website, or if you have 1-3 sites, it's $99 (as of the writing of this article)
  • You will need to download the Zelle Pro WordPress theme OR you could activate the basic from within the WordPress admin area, within your new website
  • If you activate Zelle (formerly Zerif) within WordPress, you will need to purchase the theme pro version, then get the license code for your WordPress theme version


How to Create a Website Using WordPress Zelle Pro Theme

  • Once you have WordPress installed, Zelle Pro activated, you are ready to customize your new Zelle Pro WordPress theme
  • You can set the background image, or choose 1-3 background image sliders
  • These images are called hero images, they should be at least 1000 pixels wide, and 500 pixels long
  • They should be your images, or licensed images, or royalty free images
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