Every single business owner needs to have a website. Whether that’s how you sell your products or a blog where you connect to your audience. It’s important to have an online presence. That can be daunting for someone who doesn’t know very much about the Internet. However, WordPress is a great option for anyone just starting out or looking for somewhere to build an enterprise site. There’s a reason the CMS powers 30 percent of the web.
This article will take you through the very basics of creating your first WordPress project and then growing it as your company grows.
Find a reliable host
Even though WordPress has a very low barrier to entry, finding a reliable host can go a very long way in helping you on your journey. Especially if you don’t feel comfortable with website development, a host can take care of all of that. A good host will help you find and download plugins, find a theme, troubleshoot, and make sure the site gets back up quickly if something goes wrong.
If you use a managed host, you have peace of mind.
Start with no plugins
Other articles are going to suggest several different paid and free plugins, but there is no need to get them right away. Start by building your website using the drag-and-drop tools provided. After filling out your website a little, you are going to start figuring out what you need and what you do not.
For example, the contact form that you can create with WordPress may not be sophisticated enough, especially if you want people to submit their Resumes. At that point, you may start looking for plugins that will help you create more sophisticated contact forms. Because there are over 56,000 plugins in the repository, you can find functionality for almost anything. Plugins are a great way to enhance you’re already flushed out website.
Keep adding content
Having a blog is a great way for your audience to not only learn about your brand but also position yourself as an expert in your field. The biggest thing is to keep updating your blog. If people come back and don’t see updated content, they might not continue to check your site.
Conclusion – Vowing to Perpetually Improve
Nobody creates a great first website. The websites that go nowhere are the ones where the webmaster tried to stick to the same thing without growing the website. Keep finding ways to improve your website, to expand it, to make it more sophisticated, and over time your website will become more successful and it will look and function far better.