Back when I started fifteen years ago you had to know how to write code if you wanted to make a website, and back then it was only html. Eventually along with other coding languages, WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors came along to make things much easier, but knowing some code was still necessary for all but the simplest sites. Now, WordPress has become available to the world and has changed the way sites are being created for those with limited to no coding skills.
WordPress For The Masses
WordPress was first created to be a blogging platform for the masses, and many people still use it today to create a blog. But now, a lot of people use WordPress as the foundation for a ‘simple to build’ website. These are not just plain, ordinary websites. WordPress has the technology and power to create amazing, complex websites either for personal use or business and commercial use. There are also hybrid sites that combine the best of both worlds where they look like a blog page, but they are also set up to function as a well-oiled money making website machine!. This is all due to the fact that WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that utilizes the power of plugin technology and ‘easy to install’ themed website templates. People in the tens, if not hundreds of millions have a WordPress website today, and I will be very bold in saying that half of these people would not even know that they have a website that was created with a WordPress Content Management System. This is because that the WordPress CMS is so versatile that the majority of Web Design Companies use WordPress to create beautiful but yet robust and multi-functional websites for their clientele.
WordPress For Business
A large percentage of businesses online use a WordPress website as their online presence whether they realise it or not. Simply because many of the IT & Website Design agencies they assign to do their websites use WordPress because of it’s powerful CMS and overall simplicity for their clientele to actually manage and edit their own content on their website if they wish, which is what a lot of small businesses do, simply because they prefer to have more control of what goes into their website, and at the same time be more economical and save money in website management, etc.
To know how to WordPress your way around successfully depends a lot with how to set up a WordPress website and how to configure WordPress. Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the things that is easier to do with WordPress rather than a traditionally coded site. There are many plugins available that can help boost your SEO results. These make your WordPress pages more friendly to the search engines and will raise you in the rankings if you use them properly.
You still need to do many of the same things you would have to do on any webpage. You need to have quality content that draws people in, and content which attracts the right kind of attention from the search engines. Links play a big part in SEO; this includes external and internal links.
External links are those that are placed on another site. You can set up many free WordPress sites and work in links back to your main page. This is an easy WordPress marketing strategy that works quite successfully. Internal links work in a different way. These are the links on your site that link to other areas within your site via either the same page or other pages. This linking structure makes a huge difference, and knowing how to set it all up can get a bit confusing. You need to make sure you have a separate page for each piece of keyword-targeted content, and every page should have links to your main pages, as well as any other pages you’re trying to rank for.
How To WordPress Websites
If all of that sounds confusing, that’s because it is…or at least it was when you had to hand code everything. You would have to chart everything out and hope you got it right. No need to worry though, there are WordPress plugins that make most of this fairly easy to create your own blog and make your website operate and function the way you want it. You still may have to do some initial setting up but that’s about it really. The really cool thing is….inside Wealthy Affiliate, there is a WordPress Website Builder that helps set everything up for you:
- Setting up your domain name, which by the way – you can either use a free domain from Wealthy Affiliate or obtain your own .com domain via Wealthy Affiliate as well.
- Setting up your webpage title.
- Setting up your DNS (Domain Name Sever)
- Choosing what kind of WordPress website you would like to build. Simply go through hundreds of websites, view their ‘Demo’ to see what they look like before choosing!
- Once ready, click on the button and then ‘Hey Presto’, your WordPress website template is up and ready, right on your very own domain, waiting for you to start designing it exactly how you want it!.
Now if you are not familiar with website building – That Is Way….Way Super Cool!. To set up a WordPress website without the Wealthy Affiliate Wordpress Website Builder would be quite a daunting and complicated task for many people let alone those who are complete newbies. It sure saves me a headache!
With so much success going for WordPress as a leading CMS, it’s no surprise that Wealthy Affiliate has the best WordPress tutorials for beginners that show you not only how to make a website with WordPress, but how to turn your WordPress website into a money making machine!. The ease of use in the CMS for online business owners is part of the reason why WA has incorporated WordPress as a major part of their educational training for business marketing online.
What are your thoughts about WordPress?. Having issues or success with WordPress?. Drop me a comment below and let me know!
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