How To Build a Website From Scratch? There are several ways to build a website or blog from scratch whether it be a website for business, personal or just simply information.
For the purpose of this article, I will look at how to build a website from scratch with WordPress. WordPress offers an inexpensive platform to build business, personal or information websites or blogs.
There are seven building blocks for building a website or blog with WordPress.
Website Creation Tool
What is WordPress? WordPress is an online, open source website creation software. It is a powerful blogging and website content management system. It is free and you can download WordPress and upload it to your web-hosting.
Website Creation Theme
With WordPress you have access to many free themes. However, you can purchase premium themes for minimal costs. I usually use Studio Press child themes with the Genesis Framework. The advantage of purchasing a premium WordPress theme is that they provide instructions to customize your website or blog.
You cannot display a website or blog without website hosting. Therefore, you need to purchase website hosting. There is much noise on the internet around the subject of website hosting, which is good and which is bad. If you are beginner, just purchase a website hosting plan from one of the major players in the market. Once you are up and running, you can decide where to from there!
Website Domain Name
When you purchase website hosting, you will need to purchase a domain name. What is a domain name? It is the name of your website.
For example, you want to create a website about extreme sports. Your domain name could simply be: extremesports.com. However, you will need to find if it is available. If not, you will need to choose another name like: tomsextremesports.com.
Once you have your WordPress theme (free or purchased) up and running, you will need to add content to your website of blog.
Content is simply information you provide on your website. If your website or blog is about extreme sports, then you need to write articles or posts about those extreme sports.
Website traffic is all about driving people to your website. There is free traffic and paid traffic. Free traffic comes from Google organic search. Paid traffic comes from Google Adwords.
The most popular methods of getting free traffic involves SEO, Social Media, Youtube and Blogging (formerly known as article marketing).
When your website or blog is up and running and you are receiving visitors to your website, you should consider monetizing your website or blog with Google Adsense or affiliate products.
How To Build a Website From Scratch?
The best way to learn to build a website from scratch is simply do it. You will be surprised just how much you will learn by simply doing it. Stop reading about it and start doing it!