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Building a Killer website in 20 minutes or under in 2024

If you want to learn how to build a professional looking WordPress website in 20 minutes or less, then this blog is for you. Building a killer website is actually simple and affordable. With WordPress, you don’t need to know how to code at all. Everything is done through drag and drops, making it incredibly easy for anyone to create their own website. In this blog, I will guide you through the steps to create your own website using WordPress.

Finding the Right Web Hosting Platform

Before you can start building your website, you will need to find a reliable web hosting platform. I can recommend using the Fasthosts, which is known for its affordability and great deals. And if you do sign up via the link, you will get the first month for free. By visiting the landing page provided, you can access the most affordable web hosting options available. Fasthosts offers different packages, but the host recommends the WP Plus plan. This plan allows you to build a single website, offers more storage, free email, and a free domain (for the first 12 months). But, make sure to always do your research and choose which one suits you the best.

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Setting Up Your Website

After choosing your web hosting plan and entering your payment information, you will be taken to your dashboard page. The first step is to claim your free domain. Once you have claimed your domain, you can proceed to set up your website. This will involve selecting WordPress as your website platform and creating a WordPress account. You will also have the option to choose a template for your website. If you prefer, you can skip this step and add a template later. After selecting a template or skipping this step, you will need to name your website and choose the domain you want to use. Once you have completed these steps, you can finish the setup and start editing your website.

Customizing Your Website

Now that you are in the WordPress dashboard, you can start customizing your website. I can recommend installing Rank Math or AIO SEO plugin, which are free plugins that help with search engine optimisation. You can easily install one of these plugins by going to the plugins section and searching for “AIO SEO”. Once installed, you can activate it and start using its features. You can also customize your website’s permalink settings by going to the settings section and selecting “post name“. This will ensure that your URLs are user-friendly and optimized for search engines.

website all in one seo

The appearance of your website can be changed by going to the themes section. There are many free themes available, and you can choose the one that best suits your website’s purpose. It is always recommended using popular themes that have been tested by many users. Once you have chosen a theme, you can customize it further by using the built-in customizer or by installing a drag and drop builder like Elementor. Customizing your website is a fun and creative process that allows you to make your website unique and visually appealing.

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Creating Pages and Menus

With WordPress, you can easily create new pages for your website. You can use the default block editor or install a page builder like Elementor for a more user-friendly experience. By using a page builder, you can drag and drop different elements onto your page and customize them as you see fit. You can add headings, images, text, and other elements to create engaging and informative pages. It is recommended to create multiple pages for your website, such as an About Me page or a Blog page, depending on your website’s purpose.

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After creating your pages, you can also create menus to navigate through your website. Menus allow users to easily find the information they are looking for. You can create different menus and add pages to them. By customizing your menus, you can ensure that your website is user-friendly and easy to navigate.

Publishing Your Website

Once you are satisfied with the appearance and content of your website, you can publish it for the world to see. By clicking the publish button, your website will be live and accessible to visitors. It is important to remember that perfection is not the goal at this stage. What matters most is getting your website out there and focusing on marketing to attract visitors. WordPress offers powerful tools and customisation options that allow you to create a professional-looking website without the need for coding skills.
Speaking of publishing, here is a recent project I published for PMU Services.

Conclusion

Building a killer WordPress website is a simple and affordable process. With the right web hosting platform, customisation options, and plugins, anyone can create a website that looks and functions professionally. WordPress provides a user-friendly interface and a wide range of themes and plugins to choose from. By following the steps outlined in this blog, you can create your own website in just a few hours or less.

Now that you have an idea of what to anticipate when creating your killer website for the first time, keep in mind it might take more than 20 minutes. If it seems too tricky or takes too much time, don’t hesitate to call me, and I’ll help you with your website.

Thanks for reading my blog. I’m Ed, and I’ll catch you in the next ones!

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