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BUILD A WORDPRESS WEBSITE

Develop Custom Wordpress Websites

WEB DEVELOPMENT

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Stand out with professionally-designed themes.

No matter your site or your style, there’s a beautiful, pro layout waiting for you..

Each strategy is personalized, depending on the client’s goals, target audience, and the improvements that a website or app needs in order to be successful.

Some WordPress themes display those on the homepage and in the SEO description – which Google uses when listing your website on the results pages.

With the basic settings out of the way, we can get to the fun stuff: Step 4: Pick a theme / design for your website The great thing about WordPress is that it works with interchangeable designs – called themes.

There are a lot more free themes on the web on third-party sites, and there’s also a whole other world of paid themes that are distributed by independent theme stores (like ThemeIsle aThemes ) and even theme marketplaces (like ThemeForest Even though there are myriads of paid themes out there, for most users, free themes are a great option to start with.

I’m sure you’ll notice that many people say they dislike WordPress for various reasons, such as bad security, a theme not working or their website becoming very slow. A theme has parts you might not think of testing, such as the 404 page, the search page, the archive and so on. (smashingmagazine.com) What I’ve noticed during my 10 years of working with WordPress is that there is almost no such thing as a perfect theme, just as there is no such thing as a perfect line of clothing in a large apparel store.

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Choose the Right Platform

Like we just mentioned you have a ton of different options for actually building your website. Choosing the right approach is important and might be one of the most time-intensive parts of the process.

For example, you can build your site entirely from scratch, using languages like HTML, CSS, and more. You can use a website builder to drag and drop your way towards creating a basic website. Or, you can rely upon a CMS to provide you with a customizable framework to build your site from.

If your plan is to build out a fairly basic website, then using a website builder will be the easiest course of action. Website builders are designed with complete beginners in mind. With these the process is simple:

WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com

The difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com has to do with who is actually hosting You host your own website or blog on WordPress.org , through a third-party hosting provider. You also have to download your WordPress software, buy a domain name on a third-party site, and manage your server. It’s a much more hands-on experience than with WordPress.com.

WordPress.com offers to host your website for you. You also don’t need to download any software or manage a server. If you choose WordPress.com, your website’s URL will look like this: www.mywebsite.wordpress.com. However, you have the option to also upgrade your WordPress.com account and buy a custom domain from a third-party provider (meaning your URL will look like this:

Depending on the provider, installation will be one-click or manual: One-click WordPress installation The clue’s kind of in the name here!

With hosting providers offering one-click WordPress installation, downloading WordPress really is that easy. Manual WordPress installation As you might expect, manual installation is not such a straightforward (or dare we say it, fun) process.

Needless to say, we recommend you choose a hosting provider that offers one-click installs for a hassle-free installation.

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Choose WordPress as your website platform

Truth be told, there are many website platforms that you can use when building a new site – Content Management Systems (CMS) is what they’re usually called.

The idea of a CMS is to give you some easy-to-use tools so that you’re able to edit your site’s content without any knowledge of coding. For the most part – from the user’s point of view – those CMS look much like the familiar interfaces at Facebook or Google Docs. You basically create new pages or documents, and then have them published to the web.

But enough with the technicalities! As I said, there are many CMS out there – more than 100, in fact, as listed by Wikipedia Luckily, though, picking the best one is simple. There’s only one king on top of the mountain – and it’s WordPress.

WordPress is used on more than 34% of all websites ( data says ). Again, that’s all websites! Or, to say it differently, roughly every one in three websites that you visit is built on WordPress. Here are the key details about WordPress:

  1. It’s open source.
  2. It’s free.
  3. It’s the ultimate DIY solution for website building
  4. It’s SEO-ready – makes promotion easier

Now, one important distinction; the “WordPress” that we’re talking about here is “WordPress, the software.” You can find it if you go to WordPress.org There’s also the other flavor of WordPress – “WordPress, the commercial service,” which you can find if you go to WordPress.com.

For now, though, let’s just remember that what we want is at WordPress.org, since it’s a more versatile and cheaper-to-use version of the platform. This will all become clear in the next steps.

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Infinite combinations, infinite possibility.

Thousands of easy‑to‑install add‑ons mean you’ll never outgrow your website. Collect leads, create contact forms, create subscriptions, automatically backup your site, and a whole lot more. No matter what you want to do, there’s a plugin for that.

The basics are these: good design, including strong readability and easy navigation; solid, secure and speedy code; compatibility with the latest version of WordPress; active development; compatibility with popular plugins; support and documentation.

Just looking into the official directory at WordPress.org , there are hundreds of themes there. Similar to the wide range of hosting providers available, there are also hundreds of themes and templates to choose from.

There are also a number of customization options that come with a WordPress.com plan to help you make your website look the way you want it to.

Of course, this is just a fraction of what you can do in the dashboard click here for more information on your WordPress site settings and customization options. 7. (blog.hubspot.com)However, you’ll also be able to make general customizations by navigating to Appearance>Customize.

Choosing A Hosting Package

Choosing a hosting package can be difficult, even for seasoned veterans of the ‘net. In this article, I’ll omit options that are clearly for huge websites or ones with highly customized needs. Switching hosts is easy enough, so you can change at any time.

Because hundreds of websites are running from the same hardware, what happens if there’s a coding bug in one of them that causes it to use up to 80% of available memory? The remaining websites (which could be hundreds) will grind to a halt and could become unavailable. The same issue arises with security; some attacks aim for a single website and end up affecting all of the other websites on the same server.

The one you pick will depend on your website’s needs and your funds. Let’s look at what these are and their pros and cons. Shared hosting is an attractive option because of economies of scale. A single server can house hundreds of websites, which translates to hundreds of users. A single server is not that expensive to run, so the costs can be split between all users of the server. Because of this, you will see shared plans for around $5 a month. While this is a great price to get started, there are numerous downsides the largest of which is the bad-neighbor effect.

This boils down to decreased security and poorer uptime. What’s most frustrating is that these problems are unpredictable. The only reason to use Shared hosting is if you are on a very tight budget and every dollar counts. It can work just fine, and your website will probably not go down for hours or days on end. Still, your website going down just as a potential client is viewing it could ruin a potential deal.

If you think Shared hosting is for you, then a number of companies are available to choose from. I recommend testing the support services of these companies; with shared hosts, these can be your most important asset.

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Which is the best website platform?

There are many website builders available that will help you setup a website. We recommend using self-hosted WordPress as your website platform.

WordPress is the most popular website platform in the world. It powers nearly 28% of all websites on the internet.

WordPress is free and comes with thousands of website designs and extensions. It is extremely flexible and works with almost every third-party tool and service available to website owners. We use WordPress to build all our websites including this one,

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Hiring our WordPress website design company: Why choose SFWP for Your New Website?

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How to choose the right WordPress website design company for your business

Why hire a WordPress web design company?

With so many choices, it can be hard to determine which WordPress web design services you need, and what company is the right fit for your business. Though we can’t tell you exactly what you need, we can give you advice on how to decide. Here are a few things to consider when deciding which WordPress web design agency is right for your company.

What Type Of Businesses Should Consider WordPress Web Design Services?

WordPress began as a blogging platform but has since evolved into a CMS platform suited to many different kinds of businesses.

It’s clear that it is a great option for content-based sites, which makes it a solid choice for small businesses and corporate websites whose needs are generally not overly complex.

Is WordPress The Best Choice?

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WordPress is our CMS of choice WordPress is certainly that. We have been working with WordPress as our primary content management system since the beginning. Back when WordPress was primarily a blog engine before it blew up into the full-featured software it is today. We stay aware of all the other competitors out there such as Drupal, Square Space, Wix, Shopify, and Joomla and we still think WordPress is, hands down, the best CMS on the planet. We have even helped develop proprietary content management systems in the past to exact specifications and always come back to WordPress as the better choice.

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