How to Publish aÂ Wordpress Site Today.
Making Sense of the Internet, Google, Hosting, and all of these non-sense words.
Since 2003, I have been working at building websites, learning different types of code, generally learning how the internet works and helping my clients to better understand the internet.Â Almost immediately after getting trained in at my first job at a major tech company, I couldnâ€™t help but wondering why all of the terminology for the web seemed purposely confusing.Â Domain names, a records and MX records, IP addresses, hosting, forwarding, SEO indexing, hyperlinks, it just felt like when the nerds were setting up the internet they took every opportunity to make sure that anyone couldnâ€™t just stumble onto the internet and start figuring things out.
You Can Do It.Â You CAN Build a Successful Website
While a lot of the jargon around the web and building a new website can be confusing and complex, you CAN BUILD A SUCCESSFUL WEBSITE.Â The fact of the matter is, the success or failure of your website is going to be a function of how good your idea for your website is, and how disciplined you are about consistently executing that idea.Â The website is really just a means to an end, specifically, how you show people what a great idea you have.Â Start with the idea, because if you start by trying to â€œlearn how to build a websiteâ€ itâ€™s very easy to fall into a cycle of never feeling like youâ€™ve accomplished anything.Â There is so much to learn, and thatâ€™s exciting, but if you want to get your idea / blog / business / church / campaign online, you need to start by understanding a few internet basics, and this website will (hopefully) teach them to you in clear, concise language that is easy to understand.
I know that most people who are trying to build a new WordPress website are not going to follow this entire guide step by step, and thatâ€™s OK.Â I want everyone to easily be able to find what they are looking for, whether thatâ€™s a comprehensive step by step guide or just an answer to get them around a problem as quickly as possible.Â
OK, letâ€™s start.Â Build Your WordPress Website Today.
You can jump off into a few of the main pages in the links below or you can use the navigation or search to find exactly what you are looking for.Â
Yes. Â There is a chance that WordPress doesn’t even make sense for your website. Â It’s a fairly small chance, but there are cases where WordPress is simply not worth it.
Click Here to Read More about Whether or Not WordPress Makes Sense For You.
Once you’ve decided that you are going to use WordPress, you need to decide which version makes the most sense for you. Â Wordpress.com is slightly easier to get started, but WordPress.org is required to really unlock the power of WordPress.
Click Here to Read More about the .com vs. the .org (full version) of WordPress
Website hosting refers to where the files that make up your website are stored on the internet. Â If you are using the full version of WordPress, you’re going to need to find hosting.
Click Here to Read More about Hosting for Your WordPress Site
Your web address, (aka “URL” or “Domain Name”) or the piece between the www and the .com is obviously an important piece of your website.
Click Here to Read More about Domain Names