Creating your own website is not very difficult in recent days. You don’t need to have designing skills. You just need some basic computer knowledge. There are some frameworks like WordPress which allows you to simply type your content and post them. We will disscuss here how you can make your own website by yourself.
Making website has 3 main parts which you need to know
Register Domain for your website
Domain is the unique address to your site. You can register your domain from the domain registrar. Find the more information in the article Domain Registration
Select Web Hosting Company
Hosting is the storage for website content. There are many webs hosting companies offering the hosting services. There are many plans available from low space to high, choose the one as per your need. Get more information on Hosting Service
Design your website
Web designing is making content ready to serve over internet. Which we are going to disscuss in this article.
First of all you need prepare the content for your website. Your content might be articles, images , videos, song etc or you might want to create a website for selling your products. Based on the purpose of creating your site you can choose a framework to use. If you are going to create blogs(articles), the WordPress is best to use. It’s used by millions of people to create the site. Or if you are going to create a site for online selling of your products, you can choose from ecommerce like WordPress, PrestaShop, TomatoCart etc. I Will disscuss some of them in future posts. First I will disscuss about the simple website creation like blogs, images, videos, tutorials, which can be created by wordpress.
The steps to perform for wordpress site:
- install the WordPress on your site.
- Select a theme based on your requirement.
- Install some add-ons which are also called plugins.
- Write a new post/page in WordPress post/page Editor, preview it and publish.
Now your first page is ready to serve over internet. You need to just get the URL of the page/post and type in web browser, you can see your post from anywhere. Just create all the other pages like this.
Linking pages to make browsing easy
It’s most important that all your pages must be visible to your visitors. But it’s not advisable to add all the content to one page, here comes the role of Linking pages to each other. You need to link them to each other. You can make page linking in WordPress by just adding the menu section. You can add the important post links at top and others at the bottom.
You can also add some links manually, The links might be internal or external.
Internal link means the links to the pages from your own website. All the menu links are usually internal links.
External links are the links to the pages which are not from the same website. That means we can add the links from popular websites like, WordPress,. Facebook, Google etc.
All your site is now ready and you have created your own basic website. We will disscuss about improving this basic site to the professional site in future articles.
If you have some questions or suggestions for me to disscuss, just comment me and I will try to answer them.
Web Page content
Page content is the content which you are going to show to your visitors. This might be the text, images or forms to collect data.
For adding content to the webpage you can use your blogging or CMS tool. CMS stands for Content Management System. There are many CMS softwares available for free use, like WordPress, Drupal, Magento, PrestaShop.
Some of the CMS are blogging tools and some of them can be used for e-commerce.
You should choose the CMS according to your requirement. If you only want to post some textual information and images you can use the blogging tools, and if you are going to develop a e-commerce (the product/sales/purchase) site then you may choose e-commerce tools design specially for E-commerce.
Once you decided the CMS tool it’s easy for you to create pages with your content. You just need to install them on your server. May be you can start with installation of wordpress