Have you ever wondered if you would be able to build a website in minutes? The answer is a resounding yes. What about a website for your business? With Managed WordPress Hosting, anyone, no matter their skill level or experience, is able to create a unique, customised website quickly, even for their business.
WordPress is a flexible, intuitive platform featuring all the tools and features you need to build a website. From your dashboard you can add a theme to suit your business, pages, media files, as well as widgets and plugins to improve your website’s performance and functionality. You can even create a fully-functioning e-commerce store.
Large or small, the majority of websites count on this user-friendly Content Management System (CMS) for their business needs. In fact, when it comes to CMS users, 62.4% choose WordPress.
We all know running a small business can be very rewarding, but it’s also a complex and time-consuming job. Fortunately, creating a website is one aspect that doesn’t have to eat into your resources.
At least, that’s the case if you build your site with WordPress.
In this article, we’ll take a look at how to get your website up and running with WordPress. Let’s jump right in!
What you need before launching your website
There are a few key components to secure before you can get your small business website off the ground. First, you’ll want to decide what type of website you need. A simple brochure-style site will suit some, while others need an e-commerce solution.
Next, you’ll need to register a domain name that your users will remember. Fortunately, there are plenty of useful tips that can help you find the right one. In a nutshell, it’s smart to balance creativity with simplicity – and make sure it’s easy to spell!
Finally, you’ll need a reliable and secure WordPress hosting service. Here at xneelo, we provide a free Let’s Encrypt certificate with all of our packages. This is a vital feature for business websites. Plus, our highly-ranked customer support is always here when you need them.
How to set up a WordPress website in 3 steps
Regardless of your website’s use and style, WordPress is our recommended CMS. That’s especially true if you’re looking for a ‘no-coding’ experience. WordPress provides a simple-to-use dashboard, and you can use the built-in Customiser to make changes without digging into your site’s source code.
It takes just three steps to get your website set up on our hosting platform. Let’s walk through how the process works.
1. Sign up for Managed WordPress Hosting
2. Choose a theme that showcases your business website
With your website installed, you can customise its look by selecting a free theme or simply select a ready-to-use Starter Site, including our flexible e-commerce template.
3. Start customising your site and adding content
Adding and editing content in WordPress is straightforward. You can navigate to Posts or Pages, and select the Add New option:
One of the reasons WordPress is easy (once you’ve mastered it) is because its interface is consistent. For example, the Block Editor is available whether you’re adding a post or a page:
Get started the right way with WordPress
There’s a lot to think about when launching your business website. The good news is that it’s not hard to avoid some of the most common mistakes. You’ll want to:
- Understand web hosting.
- Consider how you can extend WordPress’ functionality by installing some of the most popular plugins.
- Develop an SEO strategy for marketing your new website.
There’s no time like the present to give your business a boost with a new website. This is especially true as South Africa continues to invest in small businesses to help the economy grow.
Try Managed WordPress Hosting free for 30 days to see just how easy it is to create a website, plus enjoy the benefits of added security, support and more.