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Are you a freelance Web Developer looking for ways to create easy and fast professional-looking and top-quality websites? Or do you just want to build your own website for your blog, school project, thesis, vlog, video game, book, business, company, or personal brand? This tutorial is definitely for YOU!
This complete beginners guide will show you in 4 easy steps on how to build a professional website from scratch using WordPress. It doesn’t matter if you have no coding experience or knowledge! Building a website from scratch is easier that you think and will only take an hour to complete!
WE'LL GOING TO NEED 4 THINGS:
Our building a website from scratch journey will begin by creating a new account on SiteGround. It comes with a FREE domain or if you already have a registered account, we can use that instead.
Complete the account, client, payment and purchase information and hit “Pay Now”.
Select the Data Center (USA, Europe, or Singapore) that’s nearest to the geographical location of your target users to maximize server response time.
Don’t worry about security. HackAlert will notify you in the event your website gets hacked or corrupted with a malicious program. It’s not required, but for $12, it’s a good warning tool to have nonetheless.
You will receive a confirmation email with all the necessary links and information about your account once you completed the setup at SiteGround.
Now that you’ve completed the first step, let’s continue the second step of our building a website from scratch journey!
Login your account on SiteGround and navigate through the “My Account” section and then click the button for “cPanel”.
Click the WordPress icon in the “Autoinstallers” section, “Install” and follow the instructions.
Fill in the required fields with the necessary information under the “Install” section. Always double check your input to prevent future issues.
Now, log on your WordPress site.
Before moving on. You probably noticed that your website looks really bare bone. Did you realized that “building a website from scratch” is harder than you think? Well, that’s because we haven’t installed a “Theme” yet. building a website from scratch is not to be taken literally you know!
Anyway, Elementor themes are essential to every WordPress site. WordPress already has a few default and ready to use themes but we’ll show anyway how to install a theme directly through the WordPress.
You can download any theme from any of the popular WordPress theme directory sites such as the official WordPress Theme Directory page and use the upload option. The file that you downloaded has to be in a “.zip” file format, so always double check!
Return to the “Dashboard” of your WordPress site and find the “Appearance” button at the left Side-bar. At the top, click “Add New”.
We’re now in the 3rd step of building a website from scratch journey! This third step is literally building a website from scratch through a wordpress plugin called Elementor, a wordpress page builder.
To install Elementor, click the “Plugins” option on the left Side-bar of your WordPress website. Click “Add New” and search Elementor on the search field. Installing it will just be clicking the “Install Now” button.
Installing Elementor is probably the easiest part of this tutorial so isn’t that cool? One of the coolest parts of your website creation is also the easiest one to set up!
If you’re a business owner or company leader, you probably should consider upgrading your Elementor to the Elementor Pro Version!
Content is the reason why your visitors will ever visit your site. Without it, it’s better for your website to not exist at all!
You’ve basically built a website from scratch already. But it doesn’t look pretty, isn’t it? Well, building a website from scratch, like mentioned before, is not to be taken literally. Yes, we’re starting from scratch, but not the same building a website from scratch from 30 to 40 years ago.
Building a website from scratch also involves creating content.
Fortunately, through Elementor, we’ll be able to create “Posts” and “Pages” as easy as it was installing it!
Pages are website pages such as the Home, Contact Us and About. It’s where all of the most vital content regarding your website and your business or yourself will be located.
To create a Page, click the “Pages” button on the left Side-bar and click “Add New”.
You’ve come this far!
This tutorial will have to end here. You’ve already finished a lot! Are you tired? Did you felt confused or pressured along the way? Building websites is not as easy as you probably expect. It has become easier over the years, thanks to WordPress and page builders like Elementor, but it doesn’t mean it’s truly “easy”. This is surely not a how to create a wordpress website in one hour type of tutorial, but certaily a much more realistic one. So…
This is only the beginning!
For the actual Website creation, we’ve already compiled a ton of video tutorials that will allow you to make WordPress pages with Elementor in no time!
You can also check our Elementor templates directory. We have quality templates here from all possible categories! Elementor templates will allow you to make websites faster and easier with competitive results!
And of course, you can check our huge collection of already successful and live websites built with Elementor. They might shed more light to the true beauty of the Elementor Page Builder!