Are you tired of chasing around for excellent and actionable information on how to build a website with WordPress the right way?
Here you will find a start-to-finish guide on how to start your WordPress website – regardless of your level of knowledge.
This guide is a living document; the last time we checked it, it was more than 9000 words.
The guide is free to read and use, but you may not re-publish the manual or any parts of it without my written consent.
This guide is written with the intent to be the guide I wish I had found when I first started with web development.
Information is presented conversationally to help you understand each step. Read the guide from start to finish, or jump to the chapter that is most relevant for you and your website.
It is essential to understand that there is no such thing as guaranteed success. Success is a process that involves time, effort, patience, and persistence.
This guide will give you a framework, or a game plan if you like, to follow on your journey to success.
Get to know the author
Sure, you say the information you share does not cost anything, but why should I invest time reading about your approach?
1. More than 2 decades of experience
This guide encompasses years of experience coupled with new up-to-date techniques and tactics. Here you will find a historical perspective coupled with current, relevant, and actionable information.
But the guide will start from the beginning with the basics. We will look at how to register your domain name, sign up for website hosting, build a website and set up your mailing list in a way that should be easy to understand – regardless of your prior level of knowledge.
And if you already know – you can skip ahead.
And if you have questions, please get in touch with me. The answer to your question could be included in the guide to help others.
2. From start to finish
I have the knowledge and experience to help you from setup via content production to monetization.
The guide will take you through set-up and launch and give actionable tips and tactics on operating and running your website.
You will find that there are alternatives to performing most tasks without spending money. In web development, we often spend money to save time. As you move forward, you will, on more than one occasion, find yourself weighing an investment in cash vs. time spent manually performing the task.
I will always try to present free as well as payment alternatives. I will share tips and tricks from the specific to the broad and general.
3. You do not have to pay me
I will not ask you to pay to access information or articles on this website. And I will always try to help.
I may link to products or services where I get a commission if you make a purchase. But this will be at no extra cost for you.
Again, welcome, and I wish you success in your life as a website owner.
The guide is divided into nine different chapters. Get started below.
CHAPTER 1: Building your website the right way Understand what lies at the core of any successful website and choose how you will build your website or blog. Learn how to build your website the right way.
CHAPTER 2: Find your niche Easy to follow steps to find and choose your niche. Please tell me where you will make a difference.
CHAPTER 3: Setup Website How to start your website in 4 easy steps
CHAPTER 4: Select a mailing list provider Activate a mailing list provider. Learn how to integrate Mailchimp into WordPress
CHAPTER 5: Terms, conditions, and other must-haves Terms, conditions, privacy policies, cookies, CCPA, GDPR, etc.
CHAPTER 6: Keyword research and keyword phrases Keyword research and the importance of focusing on keyword phrases.
CHAPTER 7: Types of content to publish Understand and decide what types of content to write and publish
CHAPTER 8: Getting visitors to your website How to get visitors to your website. Let the world know what you do.
CHAPTER 9: Proven ways to monetize your website Five proven ways to make money from a website