WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system. Some experts estimate that over 30% of the world’s websites are built on the WordPress platform, which should give you some indication of how easy it is to use, how good its features are and how beginner friendly it is.
*Note that this article will focus on WordPress.org, NOT WordPress.com.
Although WordPress is very beginner friendly, it’s still hard to create your own website from scratch if you’ve never done it before. Sure, you don’t need to have any coding or web design experience, and pretty much anyone can build an attractive, functional website in the modern world, but it certainly helps if you have some idea to expect before you start.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of our top tips for building a new WordPress website. They include:
Create a ‘learning’ site first:
Sure, WordPress is easy to use. However, you still need to learn how to use it. One of the best ways to do this is to create a simple website that you can play around with and edit without restrictions. Explore the many functions of the WordPress dashboard, and try and learn about the different tools and plugins that are available to you. Doing this will help you build your actual website properly from the start.