How to set up a WordPress website

WordPress and template installation

If you need something fast and cannot or do not want to spend a lot of money then this is a great option.

These are the steps:

  1. Find a predesigned WordPress template
    1. Search Google for “WordPress themes
    2. Visit www.templatemonster.com
    3. Visit www.themeforest.net
    4. Visit www.mojo-themes.com
    5. Visit www.StudioPress.com
    6. Visit www.WPzoom.com
    7. Visit www.GabFireThemes.com
    8. Visit www.YooTheme.com
    9. Visit www.organizedthemes.com
  2. Buy that theme
  3. Register your domain name – Visit GoDaddy
  4. Buy hosting – be sure it is a Linux server
    1. Visit GoDaddy.com
    2. Visit MediaTemple 
  5. Get your content together
    1. Figure out your pages, e.g., Home, About, Services, Clients, Contact
    2. Create a Word doc or Google doc for every page for your website
    3. If you want to use images, get them from iStockPhoto or Getty Images
  6. Then:
    1. Install the WordPress template into WordPress
    2. Swap out the logo with your logo
    3. Upload the site on the development servers
    4. Migrate the development server to the live broadcast server
    5. Light up the website under your domain name

If you need help, let us know.  We can usually help you get this done in a couple thousand dollars or less and within a week.  More content and functionality above and beyond a simple website will, obviously, take more time and effort and result in more costs.  But, a simple marketing website should be able to be launched pretty quickly and cost-effectively.

Examples of Out-of-the-Box WordPress themes

templatemonster-wordpress-theme
WordPress Theme by Template Monster

Studiopress-wordpress-theme
WordPress Theme by Studio Press

wordpress-theme-by-themeforest
WordPress theme by ThemeForest

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