How to publish your site in 2018
You want to create a website but you do not know how. In 2003 I was like you I wanted to create a site and I did not know where to start, I spent whole nights on the Internet to understand how to put my website online. And that's not all, it was then necessary to understand how to have a nice design and also have visitors.
Since things have evolved, it is now possible to create your professional website in less than two hours. You do not have to be an IT expert to launch your website in 2018.
The Right Management System
To begin we will have to choose a content management system, I strongly advise you to install WordPress which is by far the most advanced and easiest content management system. It is very simple to publish a website using WordPress.
Then we will have to choose a domain name and also an accommodation, do not worry we have everything you need at Imasterweb.
And to finish we will customize your new wordPress website, it's very simple you'll see. There are many free themes to improve the look of your website and just a few settings to make your site appear professional.
Book The Hosting and Your Domain Name
Fill in the registration form
Find a username
Choose a web hosting plan: Express, Pro .. Select WordPress from the drop-down list of applications to pre-install. Choose the nearest data center
Register a new domain name, I recommend that you choose the extension. com if it is available. They will ask you to confirm your domain name a little later at the end of the form.
Detail of the account owner
Fill in all your personal details here. You may be called to verify your identity and you will receive an email with a confirmation link.
Then you just have to click on create your account.
To access your new dashboard you will have to choose a password.
You can very well enjoy the 30 days trial but your domain name will not be reserved and therefore you will not be able to consult your website, so finalize the payment and click on the validation link that you should have received in your box email.
Customize Your Website
Wordpress Basics Settings
You can now go to your new domain name and see the default installation of WordPress. Congratulations your 1st website and online I did not lie to you it was very fast! Now we are going to personalize it to give it a more professional look and thus improve the trust that our users will have.
Wordpress Administration Details
In the imasterweb hosting interface click in the menu on install and then on application installed. You will find the URL of your website, click Details. All the details to access your website are here, there is the URL to access the administration panel as well as the username and password.
Wordpress Basics Settings
Here are the basic steps to configure when you first install your site. Go to Setting, Permalinks, and choose Post Name then validate your settings.
Then in appearance you can choose a new theme for your site, in Appearance, Theme, just click Add on top and select a new theme that you like. You can also continue with the basic theme. There are plenty of quality WordPress theme providers where you can buy a nice and fresh theme for $50, it will allow you to give a professional look to your site.
For me the best place to buy a premium theme WordPress is Template Monster or Themeforest.
Then you can go to Appearance, Customize and enhance your site by adding widget, header image, background image or by changing the colors and title of the site.
Publish your first article or page
Just go into an Article to post articles or on Page to publish pages. I advise you to adopt the pages if your site is static for example a company site but if instead you want to keep a news site or a personal blog then I advise you to use the blog part of WordPress. In any case you can always have a Contact Page or About Us pages.
Posts in WordPress are classified by Category or Tag. I advise you to use the categories to organize your content, favor a minimum of 3 articles per category. Same thing for tags, do not add unnecessary tags, because each new tag create a new page, this is bad, from SEO point of view.
Add beautiful high-quality images to your articles, create a Facebook page and also a Twitter account to post links to your site.
Increase in your online visibility
Give visibility to your website is simple just create a lot of interesting content and go on to other websites publishing links to your site. You can also wait for people to post backlinks voluntarily to your site but it will take more longer.