Anyone can build a website without knowing anything about development, graphic design or programming. With the right basic resources you can set up your personal blog or online store in a few hours. If you exert the appropriate patience, and do not want to know everything from one moment to the next, we trust that this content will help you a lot.
The following is a guide to learn how to make your website step by step. We will see essential concepts such as "domain", "hosting", "CMS" (particularly its best exponent, WordPress), and "Site Builder". We will also explain the typical tools that a modern site relies on in 2023, such as Themes, Plugins, and Widgets. We will not touch on issues related to programming: the present information is an introduction and explanation of all the basic subjects that you should know in order to project and start designing your own website.
Attention: a calm reading is recommended until the end, and later a second more studious reading, taking advantage of all the links that we refer in order to expand the various topics and points.
Armed with a coffee or the drink of your choice, we warmly invite you to continue reading.
Basic requirements to create your own web page
→ HAVE YOU DOMAIN NAME
The domain is the popular way we call the name (address) of a site (eg Google.com). You can buy your domain name right now here.
→ HAVE A ACTIVE HOSTING SERVICE*
*Hosting is the web hosting service: the "rental" of space within a computer (server) connected to the Internet network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
→ DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL WORDPRESS IN YOUR ACTIVE HOSTING SERVICE
Although there are several ways to create websites, it is impossible not to recommend you WordPress, the number one CMS manager in the world. The reasons are explained in depth in the guide What is WordPress?. Side note: if you hire a hosting service from Duplika, you can activate WordPress with one click.
Unlike having your domain name and a hosting service, WordPress is free.
To build a website, the first thing you will need is your domain name. The domain name is the web address of your site (and the same one that your visitors will use to enter your page and see your content).
The domain name of this website is duplika.com. Yours can be anything you can think of or need. But, if your intention is to create your company's website, we recommend (obviously) that the domain matches the name of your brand (in the style MyCompany.com). At the same time, if the site you intend to create will be a personal opinion, analysis or advice blog, consider something like MyName.com
An important note that you will surely know is that domains have something called extension, for example '.com' or '.com.ar'. Sites in Spain usually end with '.es', while in Mexico '.mx' is the style. We recommend that you use a "generic" domain name extension, such as .com, .net or .org if your goal is international visits. However, it is better to use a “local” domain name extension like .ar, .is either .mx if your business or venture is geolocated.
You can search available domains here.
In addition to having a domain name, you will also need a web hosting service.
Web hosting is a service that hosts and stores your website files (content) on an optimized and secure server, always running. Without web hosting, your site will not be accessible for others to read and explore.
Duplika is a company dedicated to this service, offering you state-of-the-art servers and connectivity, but whichever web hosting company you sign up with, make sure it has the following features:
- domain name with ssl-certificate free (security).
- One-click installation for WordPress (and free).
- Accounts of email custom (eg: [email protected]).
- Scalable bandwidth.
- Customer service with professional technical support.
Important note: For your website to be online, you must, for the only time, link the domain with your contracted server. This action is called 'delegation', since we are just delegating a domain name in the hands of a computer-server.
Depending on the company or government entity that sells you the domain, the instructions or steps to delegate will be different (although it is always the same). In Argentina, the government entity to obtain domains with extension .ar is nic.ar and the instructions for delegating purchased domains can be found there here. If you have bought a domain in Duplika, you will receive instructions by email, but you can always request our help here.
WordPress: the site factory
Once you have your domain name and contracted hosting service, it's time to choose and install a website creation platform (also known as cms).
We recommend choosing WordPress because It's easy to learn and comes with thousands of free designs and plugins that will make your website look professional and unique.. We recommend you complement this reading with our complete analysis on WordPress, where we explore absolutely all its advantages and characteristics.
If you do not use Duplika as a hosting provider, do not worry, because you can install and configure WordPress manually by following the official instructions from your WordPress.org site.
Checking our site
When we have already acquired our domain, contracted the hosting and made the delegation that we have mentioned, it is time to wait. Yes, to wait a few hours: the action of directing our domain to the dns (DNS: name of the server, that is, its identification) is a digital process that takes time.
The way to verify that our site is already online is simple: entering your address.
Having WordPress installed, either manually or through our hosting service, the screen that we will see will be like the following:
Yes, we already know that this screen says little or nothing. Of course, it is still a site without content, and, moreover, 'naked'. But don't worry, as soon as you find and install a suitable Theme (a Theme is the 'clothing' of your site) everything will look different.
Checking SSL security
Above, when we talked about decent hosting, we mentioned that your site would benefit from an SSL certificate (all the better when a hosting company like Duplika provides it for free). Since 2021, browsers such as Chrome, Safari and Firefox already identify a site as "not secure" if it does not have any certificate. Also, Google leaves sites that do not have a certificate as the "last ear in the jar" when returning results to a search.
When a site is secure via its corresponding SSL certificate, we can view it just by leaving the mouse cursor hovering over the padlock icon. Besides, the web addresses of the secure domains start YES OR YES with the HTTPS protocol (versus HTTP—that is, without the “s” at the end).
Putting a face to my site
Entering our Desk
What we see online is the 'visible face' of our site. On the other side —side that we developers call back end— lies the Desk of WordPress.
The Desktop is the operations center, that is, the place from where we configure our site and we are going to create all the content.
To enter, we must log in at the address YOURSITE.com/wp-admin (to log in, use the username and password you created during WordPress installation; if you have contracted hosting at Duplika, you should have received an email with details. If you have any questions, write to us at [email protected]).
Entering the Desktop correctly gives you absolute peace of mind that everything is going well, but let's leave the desktop on pause for now because we will return to it once we have decided on one of the most important things about our site: the Issue.
Choosing a Theme
Now that we have verified that a 'clean' (fresh) installation of WordPress is running on our server, we can start creating, and the first step is to choose a Theme.
A Theme (or 'template') is the “clothing” of WordPress. A theme gives your site a face, a hairstyle, a color palette. A theme visually conditions your content to reflect its spirit. And, like all clothing, you can change it (or alter it) whenever you want. In fact, that initial screen that we have published above is the visible face of a default Theme that comes 'out of the box' with WordPress. Fundamentally, because WordPress doesn't work without a Theme. Then, Twenty (such is its name) is installed by default so that you can start working on the content without having to prepare a specific Theme in advance.
On the other hand, it should be clarified that the default WordPress theme, in addition to allowing the visualization of the basic features of WordPress, serves as "theme" backup" in case any problem arises with your main Theme.
The Theme you choose will also allow you to differentiate your site from others, and give it the exact personality. Why do we talk about 'personality'? Because a food store site will not be the same as a pet supplies store, nor will the blog of a rock band have the same aesthetics as the website of a Sports Club. Thus, taking the time to look at the online demos offered by Theme developers to figure out which one will resonate best with our site is something very recommended. AND very enjoyable, too.
The important thing is to understand that the Theme you choose will depend on your needs, personal tastes, time you spend looking for "the perfect theme". Ultimately, deciding on a Theme will also be a matter of willingness or priority to invest money in your site. It is worth clarifying that, if you prefer (either for comfort, speed or professionalism), at Duplika we will create your site customizing and optimizing it by expert web designers so that you never have to worry about any of the above mentioned aspects.
Installing a Theme
It's time to get a little familiar with it. Desk by WordPress. As we mentioned earlier, the Desktop can be thought of as the Administrative office from your site. It is a place invisible for the public, where all the content of a site is baked.
Go to your Desk by typing the address YOURSITE.com/wp-admin
The sidebar menu contains all the native WordPress tools (although certain Themes and Plugins could add more elements). Don't panic: most of the tools you'll use rarely, while others you'll use often.
Note: if you have downloaded a Theme from wordpress.org or another site, you must upload the Theme files to the server contracted with your hosting service. One of the ways to enter the server to upload files is using the free program FileZilla (in its “client” version). Do not worry that here We explain it to you step by step.
Let's move on: In the sidebar menu, head over to Appearance → Themes as we show you in the screenshot below.
Once there, click on the button “Add new” (although if you have uploaded a Theme manually you will see it in this window and you only have to activate it. If this is your case, skip to the section 'add logo‘).
After clicking on the "Add new" button you will see the Themes gallery. In it, it is possible to move the screen to see and analyze their preliminary presentations. Switch between the different tabs to sort the Threads in different ways (Featured, Popular, Recent, etc).
You can also type in the search engine the name of a specific Theme. For example, the word 'sports' (sports). Look what happens:
As we can see, WordPress throws us a series of pre-designed Themes for sports-related content (remember that the photographic material you see —for example, the woman doing yoga— can be replaced at will).
By then, it will have become evident that a Theme provides an aesthetic, but also a structure that greatly accelerates the creation of content.
To try or install any of the Themes, simply hover your mouse over the Theme thumbnail and select the option of your choice.
adding your logo
One of the first personal notes on our site is achieved by incorporating our brand or logo. When you do, you'll understand what I'm talking about.
To achieve this, locate the "Customize" button as we show you in the screenshot below.
Clicking on the "Customize" button, you will see a screen compatible with the following.
There, locate the option "Site identity" and make another click.
The menu will change to display the Site Identity options.
Locate “Select Logo” and click.
The following screen will appear, and we're going to look at it a lot. It is the tool that allows us both to upload files to our media library, or choose one that has already been uploaded. In this case we will upload a new file, the one with our logo. Therefore, we will click on the “Select files” button.
Simply, "Select files" will allow us to choose one (or several) from our computer. We look for the location of our file and accept. Next, we are allowed to crop the image, although in general it will not be necessary. In this example it is not either because it is enough widen selection to frame full image (then no gray regions should appear). Satisfied, we will click on “crop the image” or “Skip cropping”.
Once this step is done, we will return to the identity configuration menu, where we will see our logo and a demonstration of its appearance on the site.
Some Themes may display the Site Title and Short Description next to the logo. For those cases we can, if we prefer, uncheck the option "Show the title and short description of the site" to hide the "text" part completed in said fields.
Changing the color scheme of your site
Another dimension we can experiment with is the default color scheme and fonts. As you learn to create and modify content, using this theme customization menu feature is a great way to achieve personality and originality, while seeking a better harmony with the brand.
Click on the colors option.
As we show in the screenshot above, the "Colors" menu will show the possibilities of modify the tones used throughout the site. In this case we can change the text color of the header of the site, the background color of the pages and the accent color (in this Theme it is pink by default).
(Note: depending on the Theme used, the possibilities of affecting tones may be much greater than in this example.)
Always remember to press the blue "Publish" button to save the changes made.
Changing fonts, titles and other settings
Although in certain free Themes some options are not possible (such as modifying the font family, the size and color of titles, etc.), other Themes support these possibilities. The vast majority of paid Themes allow total flexibility in terms of design, including customizing the look of buttons, paragraph spacing, and more. When you have decided on the ideal Theme for your site, we recommend you take a good look at the Personalization menu to see what aspects it allows you to modify. That It doesn't mean you have to change anything necessarily., No. Themes usually come with well-designed pre-made styles, including different color palettes to choose from (for example, green range, or blue range). We suggest you evaluate the changes before making them and, above all, have fun doing tests.
There are two large groups of content in WordPress: the pages and the Tickets.
The Tickets can easily be thought of as magazine articles: they differ from pages for having a visible publication date, belonging to a Category of content and use tags. In a blog about Yoga, a Entry could belong to Category «Postures», and their tags It should be noted that the topics of this note include «Standing Yoga», «Breathing» and «Balance». The Entries are, properly speaking, the notes of a "blog" (in fact, what you are reading now is an Entry of our blog).
The pages, unlike a Entry (article), they can be considered more «institutional» supports. typical examples of Page in WordPress they are "About Us", "Site Use Policies", the "Contact" Page (where we usually find a form), and the home or just Start Page.
So much pages What Tickets use the images and videos that we can upload, to the extent that it is necessary to complement our content, to the section Media Library. The Media Library is the section within WordPress where absolutely all the visual content (including PDFs and MP3s) that we have historically uploaded to our site is listed. We can quickly identify what each thing is thanks to the thumbnails, but it also has its own search engine, to find files by name.
Creating the first content
The Pages/Entries They will be the essence of your site. And, despite their differences from each other, they can quickly be thought of as framed Word documents with two aspects in common: the Header and the Footer (We point this out in more detail below.)
In most websites we find the following typical pages:
- Homepage: is the first page that your visitors see when they enter your website (also called home page).
- About: the page that explains what your website is about and/or who owns it (sometimes also called 'About Us').
- contact page: a page that allows visitors to contact the owner or business administrators of your page (usually through a form and/or button WhatsApp).
- blog page: a list of your Tickets of most recent blogs; If you are not planning to start a blog, you can use the page Tickets as the perfect corner for your company's news and announcements (this page is usually called 'News').
- services page: If the website you are creating will serve the purposes of a startup, use this page to showcase the services offered.
- shop page: For businesses that want to launch an eCommerce store, this will be the page where physical products will be listed with photos, short descriptions, and prices.
Many of these pages will be very similar in their structure, and others not so much. The variation of the content itself is an important difference, and in this sense it is worth clarifying that in general it is recommended that all the sections of a site maintain a certain aesthetic coherence with each other.
When you have created your first page, with WordPress it can be said that you have already learned to create them all. However, We are going to review the creation of the most important page.
The Home Page or home page is the name of the home page of a website. In addition to the first screenshot of what a company or blog is, we will find the main links to other (internal) pages of the site. By default, the Home Page on all web servers is either index.html or index.php; however, it is a minor detail since the name of this file is never displayed in the address bar.
Normally, when you search for something on the Internet and visit a web page (like this one), you are visiting a "subpage" and not the main or home page. To see the Home Page of a site you will generally have to click on the company logo, always visible in the Header. In addition, many sites additionally have a hyperlink to the HomePage in the footer, and sometimes even in the Main menu.
You can see the design of the Duplika Home Page at duplika.com
It's time we mentioned that WordPress has a native tool to make content creation quick and easy: Gutenberg. We mention the strongest characteristics of this innovation here. Gutenberg is a tool of the “Site Builder” genre. website builder). The Gutenberg editor allows you, through the method of "drag and drop" elements, to create an entire post by grouping and ordering its different bits of content (that is, titles, text blocks, images, video, buttons, forms and a large etcetera). .
Another tool, similar to Gutenberg, is Elementor: This is a third-party component that can be downloaded for free in the area of plugin of your WordPress site. The fact that WordPress took its time to develop a native tool to be able to design without knowing code is one of the reasons why Elementor became extremely popular. Another reason is that Elementor is as easy as it is powerful (and by powerful we mean that it can build any type of content in an amazingly intuitive way).
Many Paid Themes include the PRO (paid) version of Elementor. It is an advantage that we recommend you consider. Both Gutenberg and Elementor have numerous tutorial videos on YouTube designed for those new to web development. When a Theme includes Elementor, all its premade pages are made with this component, and you can always edit them to change things to your way and create content by clicking the corresponding link on the top toolbar:
The Elementor edition looks like this:
As we show you in the screenshot above, on the left Elementor has a menu of possible tools that can be dragged and dropped to create your content. The elements are all editable (note the blue rectangle icon in the upper right corners of each item).
Above we point out the orange button that allows you to edit your header from any Page or Post.
- WordPress uses components called Site Builders to help website owners to create content easily and, above all, intuitively.
- Site builders allow you to drag and drop elements (eg a grid, columns, tables, images, text blocks) to create a page in minutes.
- WordPress recently created its own Site Builder, named Gutenberg as a tribute to the creator of the Printing Press.
- The most widely used Site Builder (and recommended for its compatibility with thousands of other components/themes) is Elementor.
- Elementor in its basic version is free, but it has a PRO paid version for advanced users and sophisticated sites.
- Many paid Themes are made or are 100% compatible with Elementor. Its pre-made templates (Home Page, About Us, Contact, etc.) are made with Elementor and can be modified by clicking “Edit with Elementor” in the top horizontal menu of WordPress tools.
- To speed up the process of creating a site, we recommend you to purchase a theme that provides you with the essential basic pages already pre-made. If the Theme was made with Gutenberg or with Elementor, you can use these tools to modify images and texts in seconds. It is a way to quickly solve the problem of having your own website, and, at the same time, learn to build content by modifying the pages already made (eg: about us, home page, contact page , etc)..
- Paid themes can be expensive for the amount of tools and pre-made templates they come with. But, attention: the more a Theme offers us, the less work we will need to have a site set up from scratch. The two best websites to buy Themes are theme forest Y TemplateMonster.
- If you are evaluating investing money in the best possible site for your enterprise or business, and you want to have it up and running in the shortest possible time on an optimized and secure server, be sure to see our plans or seek advice from [email protected]
- Although in this guide we provide tips for resolving a site by your own means, if you want a highly professional site, the option of hiring a company for it cannot be ruled out. On a website, graphic designers work together with web developers, who are the left and right foot of an online project. It is also possible go to a web designer or to a company like Duplika to carry out the fine polishing of the content and aesthetics that we have managed to develop by ourselves.
Sometimes we need our WordPress site to have a particular functionality. For example, to forecast the weather. Or that allows us to market products and services. Or that offers the possibility for visitors to make appointments. These examples are followed by an unlimited etcetera. In these and other cases, we will resort to the WordPress plugin library.
Plugins are small programs that add specific functionality to a WordPress site.. What a plugin can do is practically magic: there are some that speed up your site so that the user experience becomes more immediate, others automatically delete aggressive comments or SPAM, others give you complete statistics about your users, and still others greatly increase the possibilities of personalizing and giving defined aesthetics to your content. Do you need to create custom forms, multiple-choice, dropdown information? There are plugins for that. Do you intend a discussion forum for registered users? It is solved with a plugin. Do you want to display an online calendar for a client to mark the date and time of an interview or book your services? Install some plugin for that. And so.
When online stores When it comes down to it, the number one most used plugin in the web world is WooCommerce.
The vast majority of plugins are free (in fact, 50,000 in the WordPress library are free). However, some of them reserve certain 'Premium' features for a minimal purchase cost. In general, a WordPress site will not require more than three or four recommended plugins to increase or improve its capabilities, and, with specific exceptions, you will not have to pay a cent.
Adding functionality through plugins is a strategic advantage: why would we want a site whose code includes support for making reservations if we don't offer services or anything like that? Or why do I have an empty online store if my page is a blog about beauty tips? The idea is that a site is as light as possible, and for this reason we will only incorporate functionalities that are strictly necessary for our mission or activity.
In summary, WordPress bases part of its benefits on the availability of Themes (which allow you to modify the way in which you present your information) and plugins (giving virtually unlimited flexibility to what a WordPress site is capable of).
Let's see how to find and install a plugin:
In the next window, WordPress will show us the most downloaded plugins, and it is always interesting to take a look at them to discover possibilities and trends.
The plugin library has a search engine, and its search field is the right place to try to write the matter of our interest. If what we are looking for is to improve the SEO from our site, for example, then we'll type the word 'seo'. The result is as follows:
As we can see, WordPress shows us results for the word 'seo', and here we can quickly see the name of the plugin, its logo, a description and, not least, the number of websites that use it, added to the ratings of the users.
Just click on any "Install Now" button to download said plugin to our WordPress installation. Once downloaded, the “Install Now” button will turn into an “Activate”. Of course, we need to activate a plugin in order to start using it on our site.
For the example, we will install the first recommendation of WordPress, i.e. Yoast SEO. Thanks to this plugin, our site will become competitive on the internet since from now on we will be able to complete valuable information for search engines. As soon as we enter or create a Post/Page, towards the end of the content layout we will notice the Yoast plugin in action, giving us fields to complete strategically (and with on-screen help, too!).
This is just one example of how a plugin works. It is installed first, activated later, and then we can make use of it in the appropriate areas of our site as the case may be. The plugin has added a 'functionality', a usable tool in the construction or administration of our content (in this case, we show you a typical SEO tool).
And, nevertheless, we can add another strategic component that has its particular benefits: the 'widgets'.
A similar ally, although with other characteristics, is the group of widgets. Widgets can be thought of as manageable widgets that we place by dragging and dropping onto the relevant area. Each Widget fulfills a specific function: for example, presenting a telephone icon to be called from the site via mobile, or allowing a quick Newsletter subscription form. Usually, we find Widgets in the sidebars and in the footer area of a WordPress site, but, depending on the theme or plugin, it is possible to use them in other less common sectors.
Unlike plugins, WordPress does not feature a Widget download library, but nonetheless many plugins and Themes include their own Widgets.
WordPress brings some 'factory' Widgetssuch as Categories, Tag Cloud, Navigation Menu, Calendar, Search Bar, and Recent Posts.
As we can deduce from this, Widgets are an additional tool that allows us to add useful features to our site without requiring any programming knowledge.
To access the Widgets area and take a look at them, enter as we show you in the screenshot below:
As we can see, we have a first column of 'Available Widgets', that is, installed and ready to use.
To the right, the dropdowns are the 'sockets' where we can drag and drop our widgets.
The first area of the example is the 'Right Header' area, but that responds to the Theme being used. Generally we will see that the first socket is the Sidebar for the Tickets (in the screenshot and, again, due to the Theme used, we see that there are two sidebars, primary and secondary, but it is somewhat atypical).
In the standard Sidebar we can see that WordPress placed some widgets for us: Search (a typical search engine on any site), Recent logins (that is, a section that will show the latest Entries published), Recent comments (a display of the latest comments left by users of our site), Records (a way to access Entries according to the month/year of their publication), Categories (the categories that group our Posts according to their generality), and Goal (typical links for Administrators and registered Users). Note: if we don't see this, don't worry as WordPress could have omitted this or the Theme we installed handles the widgets in its own way.
As we also see in the screenshot, there are 3 areas (the 3 columns) to place widgets in the footer. At this moment these areas are empty, but it would suffice to drag, for example, the "Calendar" widget over any of these areas so that, from then on, the date and time are displayed in said sector.
The widgets can be added and removed from any area. They may even be repeated.
Deleting a widget from any area does not actually delete it: will continue to exist as an option in the "Available Widgets" column.
Some Themes (and also some specific plugins for it) allow you to create additional sidebars and special areas. In these cases we will be able to choose opportunely, within the Post/Page creation, which sidebar to choose for that specific content.
Creating a Navigation Menu
The Navigation menu is just that: a series of links that will allow your visitors to jump to the different sections of your content. On large sites they won't target all existing content because it's impossible. In general, sites average five or six links in their navigation menu, and no more.
But be careful, what these links can be drop-down menus, which allows us to accumulate a greater number of associated links by generality.
go to Appearance → Menus and look at the areas that we highlight in the screenshot below.
We will click on "create a new menu" as we indicated in the screenshot above.
In the "Name of the menu" field we will fill in a name for our menu (only we will be able to see that name, and it will be its identification to be able to 'invoke' it from, for example, Widgets). By checking the “Primary Menu” option, or Primary Menu, automatically the created menu will be the one that WordPress will show next to our logo in the header of our site (and in all sections by default).
We have no limits to the number of menus we can create. Some sites show two different menus. If we are interested in showing two menus on our site, let's try Look for a Theme that allows it. However, let's remember that the existence of two menus must respond to two well differentiated groups/natures of links (for example, an exclusive menu for suppliers, another for potential buyers).
In WordPress there is also the possibility of creating a second Menu so that it is only displayed in the footer.
Created our menu with the name 'my navigation menu', let's focus on the region highlighted with orange:
In the indicated column we will find absolutely all content already created on our site. If the Theme that we conveniently acquired provides us with prefabricated pages, they will be seen precisely in the section "Pages". Here, in the example, we can see My Account, Checkout, Store, etc. But in a typical site we will see “About Us”, “Our services”, “Contact form”, “Help”, etc. will suffice with tick said contents and press the button “Add to menu” for WordPress to place the links in our navigation menu.
We also see that it is possible to display the section to see the content created as Tickets. Likewise, we can create the so-called "Custom Links" that are used, instead of marking a content and adding it with the button, to write ourselves manually an address (it can even be external, that is, link to another site or a section of another site). This is useful for cases where we hire a third-party Online Store. So, we can have our site and our own content on mysite.com, but our menu can include a link to mytienda.tiendanube.com
Finally, we can also see that it is possible to display the section to view the Categories that we have created (the categories exist to, precisely, categorize the different Tickets. If our site doesn't have a Blog section, forget about them).
Here is an example of what a complex navigation menu looks like, with Categories.
In the crop of the upper capture we see two categories: Health and Leisure. Each of them contains a number of other categories, arranged as subcategories. At this point we should know that we can drag and drop the menu items to arrange the links in order of importance.
We can also move the elements to the right, as you see them in the screenshot (eg Hygiene) so that they can behave as sub-elements. So:
We recommend you to play a bit with the creation of menus until you understand its simple logic. Then, let's remember to save the changes by clicking on the “Save Menu” button.
Create an Online Store
Finally in this guide, we will mention how to create a virtual store in WordPress. Since it's not something every website needs, you can jump to the final conclusions if eCommerce isn't what you're after right now.
Since in this guide we prefer for good reasons to recommend WordPress so that anyone can develop their site without the need to know programming, for similar reasons we will recommend to the star plugin of the world's online stores: WooCommerce.
WooCommerce isn't just free: it's fairly easy to master, powerful, and virtually unlimited in what it can do. It lets us post any number of products without limits, put them up for sale, and also collect orders from customers. It is capable of handling all the bureaucracy related to taxes, collections, shipments and so on.
To try it now, please go to the section plugin of your WordPress and focus on the sections indicated below:
After clicking on "Add new", we can use the Keyword search engine to find WooCommerce immediately. When we see it on the screen, we will click on “Install now”, and then on “Activate”. Ready.
We have prepared a woocommerce quick guide whose reading is indicated to set up a store as quickly as possible.
In addition, we recommend reading our SEO guide for WooCommerce. It provides valuable advice to better position our store in the search results on Google and Bing. If the main objective of our site is to set up an Online Store, be sure to evaluate our hosting plans optimized for WooCommerce. Whatever the case, don't hesitate to contact us so that we can advise you. We are here to help.
First of all, congratulations for getting here. Making your own website is not difficult but, like anything new, one must invest time and a willingness to learn. Some of us may have an easy time grasping certain concepts and ways of doing things if we often work with a computer.
The important is Don't get frustrated, and learn by trial and error.
employ a physical scorer is recommended. And do one thing at a time without overloading also. Sometimes we get an idea right away, but if we don't leave it written on a piece of paper, one may forget a process if it is not repeated in a couple of days. As usual, We invite you to leave your questions and comments below..
Lastly, if you need hosting, domain and/or setting up a fast site in a safe and professional way, send us a mail. We are here to help you.
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