In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a website in 10 minutes that will impress!
People often put off making a website because they don’t have time to learn how to do it. It may seem like a daunting task to create a website task that will take an extraordinary amount of time. However, it is a lot simpler than it seems. You do not need to sit through classes or tutorials to develop the skills necessary to make your first website.
In fact, there are tools that you can use that make it rather simple to start your website. Most of the time, templates are available, and it is a matter of selecting a web hosting company such as Siteground that supports WordPress to make this happen. When you incorporate these platforms, you do not need to do more than get the services and fill in your information.
Read on to learn how to make a website in only 10 minutes.
Sign up with a Hosting Service
The first step in making your website is to select a hosting service. The simplest form is to use WordPress managed hosting from a hosting service such as Siteground. Once you select a hosting service, you need to choose a plan. Most hosting services offer three plans, from a simple plan for one website to a medium plan for multiple websites to a comprehensive plan for a large number of websites.
Once you choose a plan, they will have you select a domain name.
You can enter your choice, and they will let you know if the name is free. If it is, you can fill out the information they need, and you will have your new domain name for your website.
Install WordPress on Your Site
Once you have your domain name, you can choose to set up your WordPress website. This is a matter of filling out the form after you click on the WordPress icon. You can transfer an existing WordPress website in or set up a new one.
Once you have completed this step, WordPress will be installed on your website.
Install the SSL Certificate
If you have chosen Siteground for your hosting service, it includes your Security certificate (SSL). To install it, you can click on “Go to cPanel” and then click “Proceed.” This will take you to the security certificate.
You will see a number of sections with various icons, and you want to choose “Let’s Encrypt” from the security section on the page.
Next, you simply click on “Install,” and your SSL will be installed. A popup will verify it for you.
Login to Your WordPress Website
Logging into your WordPress website will take it live, which is the next step in making your website. If you click the tab that says “My Accounts,” you can click on “Go to Admin Panel.” Now you can login to WordPress.
Your security certificate will allow you to modify your WordPress address and your Site Address to add an “s” after the HTTP. This shows people that they are looking at a secure site. In addition, Google prefers secured sites that have HTTPS in the URL. All of the traffic that comes to your website will be encrypted, and this will help with your website’s SEO.
After you change your URL to HTTPS, you can login to WordPress again, and you will see that you are logged into the secure site.
Select and Install a WordPress Theme
You should still have the WordPress site pulled up, and you can go to the side. Click on Appearance and then on Themes.
You need to select New to add a new theme.
You will be able to select one of 4,492 free WordPress themes and install it. You can customize it by clicking on the Customize link in the Appearance menu.
Edit Your Web Pages with Elementor
Elementor is a tool that helps you build web pages. You can add your content and edit it with this program.
Edit Your Contact Form
Now you want to go to the Contact tab and click on Contact Forms.*
You will see tabs, and the Mail tab will take you to the form where you can update your email contact information.
How to Add Content to Your WordPress Site
Now that your website is all set up, you can create content for it. There are two types of content, which are posts and pages. When you create posts, they show in reverse chronological order, which is common in blogs. The newest post will always appear at the top, and the older posts will be at the bottom.
You have different pages, including “About me” and “Contact.” Your blog page will be the page first shown by default, but you can change that if you prefer to have another page show up first. If you do not want to have a blog as a part of your website, you do not have to have one. You can customize and create your content in whatever way it will best serve you or your business.
When you create a page, you will have many options. You can add text, links, images, videos, audio, and more. Once you add the content you want on a page, you click on “Publish,” and it will go live.
Making the Most Out of WordPress
WordPress is easy to use, but it has a lot to offer. You can stick to the simple features and use your site as a blog, but there is so much more that you can do if your business warrants it.
In addition to keeping a blog, you can add an ecommerce store, start a podcast, or create any number of different types of websites. The great thing about WordPress sites is that they are user-friendly, easy to create, and do not require any knowledge of programming language.
Once you decide what you want WordPress to accomplish for you, you can unlock the powerful features available and create any type of website you want.
It may seem overwhelming to make a website, but the reality is that you can do it in 10 minutes. You only need to choose a hosting company, sign up for their service, create a WordPress account, and install it. Then, you can customize your website to do anything you need it to do.
It may take time to add content to your website, and you can add features as you go. However, once you have set it up, it will be live and ready for action. Add content a little at a time. If you have a blog, you can begin creating blog posts as soon as your site is live.
You can use Elementor to edit your pages, and it is a great program. You might want to watch a tutorial to get the most out of it. You can make your website look professional and add any features that you need for your visitors.
If you use a hosting service such as Siteground, it is simple to add a WordPress website. You can choose a plan that accommodates your goals, and get started as soon as you are ready. You may need to spend additional time writing and adding your content, but your website will be ready to go in just 10 minutes.