Although most web hosts will backup your website for you, it’s important to perform your own website backups too. This is your ‘get out of jail free’ card if something goes horribly wrong. Don’t take backups for granted!
Now that you’ve built your shiny new website it’s important that you keep everything secure. Any website can be hacked and there are a few simple steps you can take to minimise the chances of anything going wrong.
You don’t have to install Plugins for WordPress but there are a few that I like to use by default. In this article we’ll chat about what plugins are, how to install them and I’ll give you a list of some of my favourite plugins for WordPress.
You should now have WordPress installed so let me give you a guided tour so you know where everything is. I’m using the free Twenty Seventeen theme and I’ll explain everything from widgets to blog sidebars.
Another optional step! If you don’t already have one you’ll need a logo for your business website. This is just a very chilled timelapse of me making the logo for this site. I’m no graphic designer but I’m happy with the final result.
Once your web hosting is up and running it’s time to install WordPress. Some hosts will do this automatically for you but I prefer to do it manually. You’ll learn more about how everything works and if something breaks in the future you’ll stand a better chance of fixing it.
Welcome to part 4 in this series about creating your very own business website! In this article I’ll show you what’s involved in setting up web hosting for your business prior to installing WordPress.
A bit of a break from the website series so you can skip this one if you don’t want to follow the journey of this channel. In this article I’m making the actual YouTube channel for this website.
One of the first things you need to do when you make a website is to buy a domain name. Let’s have a look at how to do that. From domain name types to registration periods.
Let’s get started! An introduction to how websites work, web hosting and what exactly is WordPress? How techie do you need to be and is this really free?