So, You’re Building Your First New Website? Here’s How Part 2.

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So, You’re Building Your First New Website? Here’s How Part 2.

By Randy Yancey, Admin/Webmaster for APO Website Group

 So, you’ve decided that a Facebook page or Instagram account is not enough to get you noticed online! And, you decided that the heart of a brand is its fully functional website. And you decided it is time to have a ‘heart’ of your ‘brand’! The good news is, you are right! And with our help, it is easier and more affordable than ‘ever’!

My name is Randy Yancey, and I built my first website using WordPress in early 2009! Up to that point, I had been a long-time computer user, mostly an old MacIntosh 512k I’d bought in 1985 when the Mac was first released by Apple! That’s for a different article, though a fun one to write I’m sure! I decided to write this tutorial for those persons or small businesses that are just now starting to get into online marketing or just want a place to blog and write about what interests them.

For those of you that have website design and building experience, you might want to read or view some of our other content here on www.wordpresssoftwarefree.com more interesting to experienced bloggers and website designers, admins and owners!

Here’s an outline of what I’m going to cover from start to finish!

  • Picking the right ‘domain name’ for your website! Important for SEO and SER (search engine ranking)
  • Choosing the correct category ‘keywords’, single or long-tailed, etc.
  • *Choosing a hosting company and plan. * Getting one with CPanel, Email, and support is important!*
  • Setting up your first domain and using Cpanel and file manager to upload files/folders.
  • DNS zones and setting websites Nameservers!
  • Patience while waiting for the website to propagate!
  • Uploading the most current version of WordPress via File Manager on Cpanel.
  • Setting the Settings on your dashboard as admin! 
  • Some of the initial WordPress plugins you will need to upload to your public HTML folder.
  • Installing & Activating Initial Plugins.
  • Deleting the placeholder posts and comments.
  • Writing and publishing your first article/video.
  • Working with images and other content.
  • Connecting Your Site to Social Networks.
  • Enjoying and Growing Your Website!
  • Monetizing your website (Generating Income) if that’s your desire. 

* We offer website hosting plans, with Cpanel, Unlimited Email, and free support, all for only $6.95 a month (per website, up to 10) on our VPS server. Very affordable and all we do are WordPress websites! 

I could go on and list another 10-20 things on the list but this will get you up and running and we offer affordable services in addition to hosting your website, such as initial setup of your website including most of the items mentioned above.  Contact me, Randy, at support@apowebsitegroup.com via email for additional info and pricing dependent upon ‘size’ of the end project! Put “Website Inquiry” in the subject line!

  • Choosing the correct category ‘keywords’, single or long-tailed, etc.

Next, choose the correct category niche and the ‘keywords’, single or long-tailed, etc! This is one of the most important items on the list. You must have keywords that tell someone at a glance what your website is all about! If you’re into ‘horseback riding’ and teaching others to ride too, would you get more visitors to ‘Training My Dog’ or ‘Learning to Ride a Horse’? So, if you are ‘TrainingMyDog dot com, then in your website title, all 3 of the words from your domain name must also be in the title. Then, the ‘tag line’ description line, it is good to have one or two ‘long-tailed’ keywords, like ‘dog training’, ‘train my dog’, how to train dogs, but in a ‘title format’ that makes sense! The category and tag words should all point to subcategories of ‘dog training’. For example, ‘dog toys’, ‘dog food’, ‘dog vests,’dog collars’, etc! Write all your articles accordingly and your video descriptions too!

  • *Choosing a hosting company and plan. * Getting one with CPanel, Email, and support is important!*

You may have already done this step, as a matter of fact, it’s very important too! If not, may I suggest that if you don’t have a hosting provider, you simply use us as your WordPress host too? (See the tab Immediately below, as we have our own VPS server with a 99.9% uptime and rooms for dozens of more websites)! Ours has unlimited Email and Only $10 a month for CPanel, the best website hosting management tool going! 

cPanel is a web-based hosting control panel provided by many hosting providers to website owners allowing them to manage their websites from a web-based interface. This program gives users a graphical interface from which they can control their portion of the Unix server.

The next 4 steps are straight forward and will be covered in detail if you become a client when we set up your first website!!

Setting up your first domain and using Cpanel and file manager to upload files/folders.

DNS zones and setting websites Nameservers!

Patience while waiting for the website to propagate!

Uploading the most current version of WordPress via File Manager on Cpanel.

Setting the Settings on your dashboard as admin!

The Next 3 steps are simple ones too! First, we make you the admin ‘user’ so you can log on and add plugins, compose posts, choose a theme for your website (how you want it to look and to function)!

Some of the initial WordPress plugins you will need to upload to your public HTML folder.

Installing & Activating Initial Plugins.

We’ll set you up with the 7-8 WP Plug-Ins you’ll need to get started, teach you how to upload files and folders via CPanel>File Manager and show you how to launch your website, and how to add pictures and videos to your site! 

And if you want us to, we can regularly manage your site to get more generic traffic and visitors and help you grow! We have monthly management plans which allow you to do what you really want to do, blog, write, take photos, etc. without the time burden of running a website!

  • Deleting the placeholder posts and comments.
  • Writing and publishing your first article/video.
  • Working with images and other content.
  • Helping You to Enjoy and Grow Your Website!
  • Monetizing your website (Generating Income) if that’s your desire. 

Here are some resources that you’ll find very helpful in starting and growing your online presence!

I hope you enjoyed this short series on how to start and build your first WordPress website!

Randy Yancey, Owner/Webmaster of APO Website Group of Springfield, MO, USA!

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