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The main stages of creating a WordPress site
To create a WordPress site “from scratch” – in fact, you need to go through the following main technical stages:
- 1. Configure the domain and hosting
- 2. Install and configure WordPress
- 3. Choose, install and configure the site theme and plugins
- 4. Add the necessary content to the site
- 5. Set up search engine optimization (SEO)
Below I will consider these steps in more detail.
1. Hosting settings
First, you need to choose a name for the site and register it. You can choose a site name and register it at a name registrar company. For example: the company Hosting-Ukraine registers the names of the sites and places the sites on its own hosting.
Depending on the selected tariff plan, hosting can offer different resources: memory size, cache, optimization, etc.
2. Installing and configuring WordPress
WordPress is the basic software platform that powers the site.
Installing WordPress on a site is a simple procedure. The latest version of the Ukrainian edition of WordPress can be found here. There are also instructions for installing WordPress.
It is worth noting that many hosts allow you to install WordPress automatically from the site’s control panel.
But when installing WordPress on a site, as with any other matter, there are nuances. Avoid standard usernames and avoid simple passwords, install basic site hacking protection, and adjust page address structure, and other details. These details seem insignificant at first glance, but they become important in the future when the site works.
3. Choosing a site theme and plugins
The WordPress theme is the basic design of the site, its appearance. Typically, WordPress installs several themes during installation.
But maybe you want something else.
The fastest and most budget-friendly way to create a site is to assemble a site from a ready-made template. So that the site brings customers as quickly as possible. See an example of some templates here.
But if it is necessary to create a unique design, I involve a designer to create the appearance of the site.
To expand the functionality of the site for WordPress, many additional software: plugins have been developed. Plugins are separate software modules that connect to a WordPress site and give it additional features.
For example, the Woocommece plugin adds online store functions to the site.
4. Filling the site with content
Site content can be static or dynamic.
Dynamic content is, for example, online store products, blog articles, portfolio projects.
5. Setting up search engine optimization (SEO)
It is not enough just to create a convenient website. It is necessary to ensure that the site is also friendly to search engines.
For this, you need to do a number of actions. Actions can be divided into 2 groups: technical and organizational.
Technical actions are work on the internal organization of the site for ease of indexing by search engines. For example, creation of a site map and robots.txt file, creation of micro markup for pages, presence of “breadcrumbs” (navigation), absence of “broken” links, correct description of pages (headings and summary), etc.
Organizational actions are works outside the site. For example: create a semantic core of the site, distribute keywords between pages and posts, register the site in search engines, link the site with social networks, etc.
Regarding organizational actions: for this stage, I agree with the customer on their necessity and list.
Of course, it is impossible to accurately describe all services for creating a website. Because each project is unique and has its own characteristics.
All the more so if you need to rework a finished project or add new functionality to a working project.
Therefore, in each specific case, we discuss with the customer the maximum number of nuances of the task.
Contact me, get in touch and let’s move on: