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DIY WordPress Tutorial: How to make your own website in 5 steps!

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DIY WordPress TutorialWordPress is a truly amazing website building platform and our DIY WordPress Tutorial will help you get your website up and running in no time!

WordPress’ popularity is skyrocketing. Used by millions of businesses and bloggers, WordPress opens the door to self-managed websites. Using pre-built and fully-customisable themes, WordPress provides professional websites at a fraction of the cost to build from a website from scratch, saving thousands of dollars.

WordPress was originally built as a blogging platform, but a WordPress website does not necessarilly need to use the blogging functionality. Blogging can be disabled and enabled with the flick of a switch!

Contact us if you need any help with your WordPress website.

Make your own website by following our 5-step DIY WordPress Tutorial!

Step 1: Choose a Domain Name

If you already have a domain name, skip to Step 2.

Your website’s domain name can be anything you like, provided it isn’t already taken.

Usually your name or business name followed by an extension, such as .com, .com.au, .edu, .coffee, and so on. Billarga has hundreds of extensions to choose from, starting from $19.95/year (cheaper for longer periods).

Step 2: Choose Your Website Theme

The next step in getting your own WordPress website is to find the right theme. Thousands of pre-built and fully customisable themes can be found at Worpress.org or Themeforest.net.

Choosing your perfect theme is exciting and fun, but be prepared to fall in love with more than one theme. Take your time and make a short-list of your favourites, then narrow it down to just one.

While looking through the various theme demos, ignore the text and images and focus on the layout, design, built-in features and navigation structure. Bare in mind, WordPress themes are fully-customisable, so almost anything can be modified without fuss to suit your needs.

WordPress themes can cost anywhere between free and $100, depending on the theme’s features. The price is usually determined by the number of extra third-party features bundled within the theme.

Step 3: Choose a Website Hosting Plan

Billarga’s Personal Cloud and Personal cPanel hosting plans start from as little as $7.99/month.

Step 4: Install Your Theme

So now you have your Domain Name, Website Theme and Hosting Plan, it’s time to put it all together!

While it is possible for you to install WordPress yourself, it is a very technical job and should be done by a professional.

Billarga’s setup fee is $330 (incl. GST), which includes configuring your domain name, setting up your hosting environment, installing WordPress and installing your theme.

Step 5: Customise Your Website

With your WordPress theme installed and activated, you should now be able to see your website live at the address you have set up. Good themes will come with a demo and full documentation. Follow those instructions to customise your website.

Add your images and content to make the theme look exactly how you want.

Of course, Billarga can assist you with every step until your website is perfect!

Good luck!

-The Billarga Team

Need Help?

Should you require any assistance with the steps above, please contact us using our contact form, by email or call 02 9680 7387.