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Creating a WordPress website can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. WordPress has made it easy- providing you with easy-to-use tools and helpful advice.
Whether you want a website to represent your business, host your thoughts, or something else, there are several important things to consider before getting started.
What Purpose Do You Want Your Website to Serve?
If you are creating a WordPress website for your business, you’ll need to determine whether you will be selling products through your website, or providing information about what your business is and what it does.
If you want your website to be a place to publish your thoughts, the look and feel of your website will need to be conducive for reading.
Whatever the purpose of your website, you need to plan a visually pleasing theme that compliments your content.
If you don’t know how to get started designing your website, WordPress has a wide variety of themes to get you started.
How Much Time Can You Devote to Website Maintenance?
Whether there’s a seasonal reference that no longer applies, or that the most recent blog entry is from years ago, it doesn’t take much for a website to look dated. When a person sees these clues, it casts doubt on the validity of all the information on the website.
It’s important to set aside time appropriate for the purpose of your website to ensure that all the content is helpful and relevant.
How Secure Will Your Website Be?
The same way you always want to wear your seatbelt in a car, you want to protect your website from potential harm. A website that has been hacked can lead to hijacked content, slow loading times, and data theft. Finding a secure host is crucial for the reputation of your website and yourself.
WordPress hosting offers many plug-in options for website security and gives you plenty of tips on how to keep your site safe. When you keep your software up-to-date, the better chance you have of staying protected.
How Will You Attract and Monitor Site Traffic?
The sleekest design and greatest content won’t mean much if you don’t know how to direct people to your website. This is where SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and site analytics come in.
You need to tailor the content of your site to match what your potential customer will be typing into Google. Once you have your website set up, you can run a search engine spider simulator. This will determine what keywords or phrases are picked up during a web search.
To track your WordPress site’s traffic, you’ll need a good plug-in specifically designed for that purpose. Google Analytics does the work for you and provides you with data on how your site is reached, how often it’s visited, and more.
Creating a WordPress Website
Once you have these four factors worked out, creating a WordPress website is the next step. If you still have questions, WordPress maintenance has a whole division eager to help with your WordPress site.
Are you all set to make that great new site? For more information and tips on starting a website, check out our blog.