So you want to create your own website using WordPress? You have come to the right place. WordPress is the most popular content management system today. Originally intended for blogging websites, WordPress is now used by all kinds of websites. Almost 20% of all the self-hosted websites on the Internet use WordPress!
WordPress is extremely easy to download, install and setup. Even beginner website users will find that they can manage their website easily through the WordPress dashboard. There is great customer support available for those who need help. Because of the popularity of WordPress, thousands of themes have been developed that are able to be used within the CMS – you can create a website that is uniquely yours. There are dozens of great reasons to choose WordPress.
One of the most common questions web designers are asked is “How much does it cost to create a website?” The answer is, it depends. If you are building your own website and designing everything yourself, you could design a website for less than $100. If you are hiring a designer, either a freelancer or an agency, to build one for you, it could cost anywhere from $1,000 to $100,000 or more. If you are hiring an agency, you should expect to pay at least $5,000 for a website.
In this tutorial, we will cover the basics of how to set up your website, choosing a domain, purchasing a theme, installing plugins, social media, and more.
Please note that this tutorial is for starting a self-hosted website with Wordpress. It is also possible to start a free blog, using Wordpress.com, but you are not able to customize your domain.
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