How to build a website with wordpress today

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Guide on how to build a wordpress website within 30 minutes. Plus genesis framework installation and best wordpress plugins to use. Original article is on www.valuestartup.com Kindly share and comment

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  • 1.How to build a website withwordpress todayMohamed Anan Internet EntrepreneurOriginally posted On www.valuestartup.com

2. I used to be terrified whenever I read build awebsite yourself kind of posts. It used to be sucha lengthy and technical process. But to build awebsite with wordpress is unbelievably easy.You can build and launch your own wordpresswebsite within half an hour with no coding ortechnical expertise. Remember. First step is to create a profitableonline business idea Second step is to choosethe right domain name for your business If youdidnt read these two guides please read themfirst. My sole aim is to provide you with practicalcontent to build a profitable online business. Thisis why my first posts are a 3. To build a website with wordpress. Get a good hosting plan I have tried many web hosting services, much more than Icould remember. Very few delivered on their promises andgot the job right. I needed a fast and reliable hosting service. With a 24/7customer service and knowledgeable technical support. Ineeded a web host that offers an advanced and EASY tounderstand control panel so I can create emails andmanage my website with no coding experience. Well among dozens of web hosts that I tried. I have foundonly one that delivered on their promises and offered thebenefits that I have required. ItsBluehost. It recommended by wordpress main website itself! Amongthousands of hosting providers Bluehost stayed on therecommended list for more than 6 years now! That sayssomething. All you have to do is to go to bluehost website and sign up.They are committed to keep things simple. So they haveonly ONE package. Which is -currently- 3.95 USD permonth. Ah and they offer a FREE domain name for as long 4. You sign up, enter your credit card or paypaldetails. Hit enter and you are done! Their worldclass payment system would get back to you witha congratulation email with your accountinformation and links. You are done in less than 2Minutes! I absolutely recommend Bluehost they areredefining productivity. They are so confident oftheir service that they offer ANY TIME moneyback guarantee no questions asked if for anyreason you are not satisfied of their service. I heard about two months or even a year moneyback guarantee but a life time money backguarantee! This speaks absolute confidence.They are really that good. 5. Now time to build your wordpress website in THREEminutes Bluehost is recommended by wordpress not only forits usability, stability, unmatched guarantees andfriendly customer service but also for its famous fiveminutes installation! Payment processing takes two minutes, installingwordpress takes three. This is the unbelievable fiveminutes installation power of Bluehost Scroll down and you would see the Site Builderswindow. Click on simple scripts. In the Script list you would find wordpress icon. Clickon it. Choose the latest stable version of wordpress its3.4.1 at the moment. andinsert your domain name ps.Bluehost offers a free domain name for as long as 6. domain name without www. Its better for SEO by myexperience. And I will further explain this on laterposts. Choose your site name. Ex. My site is Value Startup Practically start your online business Dont worry youcan change this any time later. Leave -generate arandom password unchecked- insert your ownusername and password. Hit next You are done! Congratulation. You should see a basicwordpress website like this -Ugly I know but we aregoing to fix that dont worry- Bluehost automatically installing For Advanced Users: If for any reason you want toinstall your website manually! WordPress has adetailed installation tutorial here Totally NOTrecommended if you dont have the required expertise 7. Configuring your wordpress website for bestresults Log in to your admin dashboard it would be likehttp://yoursite.com/wp-login.php Enter yourusername and password and you would benavigated to your dashboard. We have to configure the website before anyfurther installations to get the best result in yourSEO efforts and future exposure. Go to settings > General and configure yourbasic settings. Ps. your website URL should behttp://mysite.com. Remove the www for SEOreasons that I will illustrate in later posts. Go to settings > Privacy and make sure tocheck on > 8. Styling your wordpress website Now after successfully building a wordpress website. its time tochoose a beautiful theme instead of the default -and ugly one- You have three options. 1. Search for a free wordpress theme. Go to Appearance >Themes. Click on Install Themes. Write your preferences andwordpress will search the available themes and display them soyou can choose from them. 2. Get the Genesis Framework and any of his stunninglybeautiful themes There are only very few things that Irecommend spending money on. Genesis is right there on top ofmy recommendations. Its not only a beautiful theme. Its a totalsecurity and SEO system. 3. Go to oDesk and post a job there for someone to design anddevelop your website. You will find many, many offers fromtalented web developers. Choose carefully, communicate withhim clearly what you need regarding the design and functionalityand follow up with him regularly. To Install Genesis go to Appearance > Themes. Click on InstallThemes. Choose Upload. Upload the Genesis zip file Ex.Genesis 1.8.1 Then Activate it. Do the same steps with the beautiful theme you purchased withGenesis. Upload and activate. Congratulations now you are theproud user of the most advanced framework ever developed. 9. A couple of years back I had an unfortunate experience when mybusiness website got hacked. Luckily none of my customersdata got lost or hacked but Years of hard work have gone. I haverebuilt the website but didnt add a single line of content to it. Iwas determined to make sure this would never ever happenagain. After months of gruelling research I have found Genesis Its aframework designed to enhance and to protect. It greatlyenhanced my SEO advantage and it protected my customersand my website against every hacking attempted I had -SADLYThis happens frequently when you have a successful website- Besides being my best friend in my SEO efforts and guarding mybusiness.Genesis Framework comes with an unbelievablybeautiful set of themes. I was in an awe and couldnt decidewhich one to choose. After a good hour spent browsing andcomparing. I purchased the full theme package as I saw manythemes I would love to use for many different projects. I highly recommend it. My websites are powered by Genesis andthey have never been in a better shape. Ah and when youpurchase the framework youget a lifetime free updates to theframework. So you will always be safe and properly optimized. Ipurchased Genesis 1.7 and with their pain-free update I enjoythe unchained power of Genesis 1.8.1. This website runs on the awesome Eleven40 theme Check theirawesome themes and you will know what I mean. 10. Install the very best plugins to your wordpress website WordPress is an amazing platform, good for SEO,Googles friendly and it can do even more. Muchmore than you can imagine by the unique Plugins. WordPress plugins are softwares that you install inyour website -easy, very easy dont worry- and afterinstallation it extends your website functionalities.Best thing is most of those amazing plugins are totallyFREE. How to search, compare and install wordpressplugins? On the left side bar you would find -plugins- click on itand then click on Add new. Enter the plugin name or functionality and wordpresswould search for it and display them for you tocompare and to choose from. When You find the oneyou seek click Install wordpress will install it for youthen forward you to the plugins dashboard. You wouldfind it installed click on Activate and you are done. 11. The very best plugins for your WordPress Website Search for everyone, click install them. then Activatefrom the dashboard. Easy right WordPress SEO by Yoast : This is the SEOpowerhouse to greatly enhance your SEO andexposure. Google Analytics by Yoast : Insert your GoogleAnalytics tracking code in your website. Illustratedlater. Google XML Sitemap : Automatically generate asitemap for your site to help search engines betterindex it. Contact Form 7 : Flexible plugin to add a contactform to your website. Totally customizable. Disqus : The best comment system. It managesyour comments and elegantly displays it. Akismet : The plugin would probably be pre-installed for you. Its a spam prevention system. 12. Sociable : Encourage visitors to share, like, digg, stumbleand bookmark your content for better exposure. W3 Total cache : Your site will never break down when asudden flood of visitors come by your website and yourwebsite will never slows down. All because of thisawesome little piece of software. Yet Another Related Post : Displayed a related post toyour visitors so they continue reading your content. Clicky by Yoast : Yoast again this plugin communicatewith Clicky service to monitor your website visitorsbehaviour and actions. Facebook : This plugin integrate wide range of facebookapplications Ex. Like button, Subscribe, Commentsystem, etc. Syon Policy: Easy way to set up a terms and conditionsand privacy pages instantly. Install the plugin. Create anew page. Insert a short-cut code. Publish the page andyou are done. they provide you with one word code to putin any page and the plugin automatically create your legal 13. Best services for your WordPress website 1. After installing these plugins. Next step is to sign up for someservices. Some plugins requires them to function properly. 2. Follow the sign up sequence. It would save you lot of timetrust me. 3. Sign up for Google Analytics: Its an analytical tool to keep youinformed of your traffic sources and many other variables toproperly enhance your website to serve your visitors better. Youwill get a property ID. Insert it in Google Analytics by Yoast toconnect your website with your Google Analytics account. 4. Sign up for Google Web Master Tools: This is where yousubmit your sitemap to get indexed fast. And it offers many otherinsights for your website like crawling errors and other importantmessages from Google regarding your website health. Youwould be asked to verify your ownership. Choose GoogleAnalytics and Google would scan your site for the tracking code -that we installed in the earlier step- You are name the proudowner in Googles Eyes. 5. Go to Alexa.com and sign up for a free account. Submit yourwebsite and fill the required account details. Alexa is a greatresource to monitor your website traffic and performance. Againyou would be required to verify your ownership. You would get averification code. Insert it in WordPress SEO plugin andcongratulation. You are a verified owner in Alexas eyes now. 14. 6. Go to Gravatar.com Its an account that follows youaround the web. Sign up. Complete your account,upload a picture and you are done. 7. Go to disqus.com and sign up for a free account.Go to your Disqus plugin in Comment > disqus andyou would sign in to your Disqus account. This wouldbe linked to your Gravatar account so it would bedisplay your picture on every comment you post inyour website and other websites. 8. Go to Akismet.com and sign up for a personalwebsite account. Get the ID and insert it in Akismetplugin in Dashboard > Akismet. You have justactivated your spam prevention system. 9. Go to Getclicky.com and sign up for a free account.Get the ID and insert it in Clicky plugin in Dashboard> clicky I think you have noticed the systematic approach andwhy did I Tell you to follow the upload and sign upsequence step by step. Every step generate somesort of ID that you would need for the other. And some 15. I saved you the time to figure this out This is the end of the post. You would finish buildingup your wordpress website in less than 30 minutes ifyou followed that sequence. Next post I will explain some plugins that needs moreconfigurations to give you the very best results. Butyou are all good for now. Your website should befunctioning properly and at the speed of light. Genesisand Bluehost are seriously fast! And you would love it. Hope you have found this post on how to build yourwordpress website beneficial. Please comment Iwould love to hear your thoughts and feedback andplease share to spread the word. Till next time. Cheers -Mohamed www.valuestartup.com