Can you provide a step-by-step guide for setting up a new WordPress site?
Setting up a WordPress site might seem like a complex task, but with Ribbon Gang by your side, you’re in safe hands. Whether you’re in the Central West of NSW or somewhere in South East Asia, our step-by-step guide will get you up and running in no time.
Choose and Register a Domain Name:
The first step in setting up a new website is selecting and registering a domain name. This is the unique web address where your site will be found online. There are many domain registration services available, including some based in Australia.
Select a Hosting Provider:
A hosting provider will store your website’s files and deliver them to your visitors’ browsers. There are many factors to consider when choosing a hosting provider, including reliability, speed, support, and price.
Once you have a domain name and hosting, the next step is to install WordPress. Most hosting providers offer a one-click WordPress installation feature. Once WordPress is installed, you’ll receive an email with your login credentials.
Select a WordPress Theme:
A WordPress theme determines the design and layout of your site. You can choose from thousands of free and premium themes. Once you have selected a theme, you can install it directly from your WordPress dashboard.
Customise Your Site:
After installing your theme, you can customise your site to match your brand. This includes changing the site title, tagline, and logo, and adjusting colours and fonts. You can customise your site by navigating to Appearance > Customize in your WordPress dashboard.
Create Essential Pages:
Most websites have a few essential pages, such as an ‘About Us’ page, ‘Contact Us’ page, and ‘Services’ or ‘Products’ page. To create a new page, navigate to Pages > Add New in your WordPress dashboard.
Setup a Menu:
A menu is a list of links that help your visitors navigate your website. You can create and manage menus by navigating to Appearance > Menus in your WordPress dashboard.
Install Essential Plugins:
Plugins extend the functionality of your WordPress site. There are thousands of free and premium plugins available for everything from SEO to social media integration.
Publish Your First Post:
Now that your site is set up, it’s time to publish your first post. Navigate to Posts > Add New in your WordPress dashboard to start creating content.
Remember, you don’t need to navigate this process alone. If you have any questions or need additional support, reach out to Ribbon Gang’s dedicated support team through our support/ticketing form. We’re here to help every step of the way. Our next guide will cover the considerations you need to keep in mind when choosing a WordPress theme, so stay tuned!