If you’re reading this, you probably know how heavily WordPress is used to build websites. It’s the most popular CMS (content management system) on the web.
In fact, it powers over 29% of all websites—that’s more than any other CMS. And with good reason: WordPress is user-friendly, easy to set up and maintain, and has a ton of plugins and themes that make it easy for anyone to create a website for their business or organization.
In this article, we’ll show you how you can use these features to build a WordPress website without knowing any code!
WordPress Website Basics
WordPress is a CMS. CMS stands for “Content Management System” and refers to a software that allows you to manage the content on your site without having to know how to code.
You can easily create and edit articles, pages, and other content on your site using a CMS. There are many different CMS systems available, but WordPress is one of the most popular.
Using WordPress, you can build a very basic site or a more advanced site with a variety of features and functionality, and the best part? It’s really not that hard!
To set up a WordPress website, you first need to install WordPress on to your WordPress hosting account. There are two ways to do this: manually or automatically.
Manual installation: You download the WordPress installation file and then upload it to your site via FTP. This is a great option if you have your site’s hosting set up already.
Automatic installation: If you don’t have your hosting set up yet, you can use a service like WebPower to do it for you automatically. This is a great option if you don’t know much about hosting or FTP.
Use a WordPress Theme
The next step after installing WordPress is finding and installing a WordPress theme. A WordPress theme is the design and functionality of your website. It’s like a skeleton for your site that you can add content to.
Because there are so many different types of WordPress themes out there, choosing the right one can be a challenge.
You can start building your site for free with a free WordPress theme. Free themes are simple and basic, but they’re great for getting your site up and running quickly.
Finding a good WordPress theme is all about finding one that you love. You may have to do some research or try a few different themes out before you find one you like.
A WordPress template is a pre-built design that you can use as a skeleton for your site. It’s a lot like a WordPress theme, but it’s usually less customisable.
If you find the perfect theme for your website, but it’s at a cost. it may be worth considering paying for it to give you the extra head start you could need. Themes are never usually more than £80.00.
WordPress Website Builder Tools
Once you choose a WordPress theme and WordPress template, it’s time to start building your site!
Once you log in to your WordPress dashboard, you can start by creating new pages. Once you add content to these pages, they’ll appear on your site as blog posts, product pages, About pages, or whatever you like.
Once you have your pages created, you can start adding and editing content. Most WordPress themes have a Text or Visual editor where you can add your content. If you use a WordPress template, the exact editor and tools you have access to will vary.
To make things easier, you could also look at templates that are created using page builders like Elementor. This will help you visually create and edit every aspect of your website. You can check out our full Elementor tutorial here.
We hope this article has helped you understand the basics of setting up a WordPress website. If you follow these steps, you can create a fully functional WordPress site without knowing any code!
That said, we also understand that knowing how all these pieces fit together can be daunting. If you’re feeling too overwhelmed, don’t worry!
You can always hire a designer to do it for you. Alternatively, if you are a customer of ours you can reach out to the WebPower Support team who can guide you through the process of building your WordPress website each step of the way.