How to Create a WordPress Website in 20 Minutes (Beginner’s Guide 2021)

Last Updated on April 10, 2021 by Harsh Patel

Do you want to jump straight to the answer section? The best way to create & launch a website for most people is definitely by using WordPress in 20 Minutes.

Create a WordPress Website in 20 Minutes

First of all, keep in your mind that your website is your business’s survival in the online market. When you create, build, launch & grow then do it right in the first go.

Launching a website from the scratch this year as easier than ever.

With the right tools, systems, guidance, instructions, etc. It is quite pure and simple to create a website for your business or brand.

You don’t need anything in this other than a stable internet connection, a laptop or a PC, and time. As you might have come across a line that Time Is Money.

In this step by step guide, I want to show you how you can create a website from scratch and then launch it. What all things are required?

By the end, you will be also standing in the online market along with your competitors. 🙂

Just follow the step by step method as shown below: How to Create a Website from Scratch and Launch it in 8 easy steps (20 mins)

Below are the steps to start creating the website.

Some main components to be kept in mind are: Domain name, Hosting, WordPress (CMS platform)

An easy step-by-step guide to creating or launching your WordPress website is as follows

Step-By-Step Guide to Launch a Website in 20 minutes

  • Step 1: Decide a niche & choose a domain name.
  • Step 2: Register the chosen domain name.
  • Step 3: Sign up for the web hosting as per your requirement
  • Step 4: Set up a website using a WordPress application (via hosting panel)
  • Step 5: Create legal pages and important content then publish them.
  • Step 6: Set up a user-friendly navigation menu in the header & a homepage
  • Step 7: Add an online store (only if you’re willing to sell online).
  • Step 8: Monetize your WordPress website or content blog to earn from it. (Bonus tip)

Let’s dive into each step now!

Step 1: Decide a niche & choose a domain name

Firstly, to start your own website you need to decide on a niche i.e a topic for your site. Whether your site will be for your business or your personal brand. Say suppose this is my business as well as my marketing blog that’s why I have named it as www.digitalpresso.com

If I want to purchase a domain name combining both my name as well as my niche topic. Then it can be www.harshpateldigital.com

I searched on Domain.com and the particular domain name is available

So if you want to purchase your domain name go to Domain.com and search for the domain name which you want to grow in the coming period.

There several types of domain extensions: .com, .in, .net, .co.in, .org, .online, etc.

But the most recommended and preferable is to buy a .com domain name from Domain.com,

I am purchasing a domain name for 5 years

It would be better for you if you add Privacy + Protection for your domain name. It will keep your data and name secured.

Some alternatives to Domain.com are as follow

Best Web Hosting Starting at $3.95 per month

Check domain name availability

Here are some of the domain name generators: leandomainsearch.com

To know more about selecting a niche for your website or blog then click here

Let’s move on to the second step

Step 2: Register the chosen domain name.

Now, this is the step where you have to register the chosen domain name which you have thought of before it goes into someone else’s hands. So go further and register the domain name. Complete the purchase.

As I have attached a screenshot in the above step, continue further to the Billing & Payment Information page

Choose a payment method from below the billing information

As I have chosen my preferred mode of payment as PayPal you can select it if you’re having your mail connect with PayPal or else you can select Credit Card/Debit Card as your payment method.

After filling in all the necessary information you can click the Purchase Now CTA button.

PayPal Payment Login

So now after logging into the PayPal account you will be asked to fill in the card details if you haven’t made any payment earlier.

If you’re willing to create a PayPal account then click here

Moving to the third and one of the most important step behind launching your website this year.

Step 3: Sign up for the web hosting as per your requirement

When we talk about web hosting, then the most important things to be kept in mind are:

  • Security
  • Data Storage
  • Simple
  • Reliable
  • Expert Support
  • Design
  • Speed
  • Customizable Websites
  • Easy to Use Dashboard
  • Free Domain
  • and much more

When it comes to hosting the first name in everyone’s mind comes is BlueHost Hosting, it is one of the most powerful, secure & reliable hosting platforms for starting a website, blog, or online store as well.

BlueHost Hosting Starting at $3.95/mo*

The services which BlueHost is providing their loyal customers are:

  • Hosting – WordPress Hosting, E-Commerce Hosting, VPS Hosting, Shared Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, & Reseller Hosting, etc.
  • Domain
  • Email Hosting
  • PPC Services
  • SEO Services
  • Website Migration
  • Full-Service Website
  • Blue Sky Expert Support Service

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Whether you’re looking to create a website, blog, or online store, Bluehost can get you started with a hosting plan tailored to your specific needs.

BlueHost Hosting Plans 2021

BlueHost Hosting Plans for your website:

  • Shared Hosting
  • Managed WordPress Hosting
  • Online Store Hosting

With WordPress hosting you get resources and tools specifically designed to help you get the most out of your WordPress website. Now as we want to launch a WordPress website successfully then I am elaborating only WordPress hosting plans over here as follows:

  • Basic Plan: Ideal for a blog or small sites
  • Plus Plan: Great for small businesses
  • Choice Plus Plan: Perfect for growing your business
BlueHost WordPress Hosting Plans

Features Overview:

  • Recommended by WordPress
  • Customizable Websites
  • Easy to Use Dashboard
  • Marketing Suite of Tools
  • Built-In Security
  • Fast Web Pages Loading
  • 24/7 Expert Support
  • Click here to know more about the features overview

Now, let’s say suppose I am signing up the hosting plan for the domain name which I purchased above. (www.harshpateldigital).

BlueHost also has the option of FREE* Domain (for the first year*)

I have entered harshpateldigital.com in the create new domain section
BlueHost Account Information for Purchase
Package Add Ons

Then after entering your Payment Information you will be asked to agree with the terms & conditions.

Then after you will be redirected to BlueHost Dashboard, and with the help of One-Click Installation your WordPress Website will be created with the help of WordPress application in the dashboard.

Step 4: Set up a website using a WordPress application (via hosting panel)

Step-By-Step method to install WordPress in BlueHost

  • Step 1: Click on the My Sites tab in the left side navigation menu
  • Step 2: Click the Create Site button
  • Step 3: New windows appear for two highly recommended website builders.
  • Step 4: Click the Start Building button under the WordPress option.
  • Step 5: Enter the Admin Information:
    • Site Name: This will be the name displayed on your site. This is not the URL, but simply the name used on your site.
    • Site Tagline: This should reflect a brief description of your website.
    • Advanced Tab:
      • Email Address: This will be where your login information will be sent.
      • WordPress Admin Username: The desired login name for your application
      • WordPress Admin Password: The desired password for this application.

Step 5: Create legal pages and important content then publish them.

Now after installing WordPress Application from the hosting control panel with just a click. You can log in into your WordPress Site Admin or Dashboard by the following step-by-step method

Step-By-Step Method for Logging into Your WordPress Admin/Dashboard:

  • Step 1: Open Google Chrome Browser
  • Step 2: Enter Your Domain Name like this: https://www.digitalpresso.com/wp-admin/
  • Step 3: Then the WordPress Login Screen will be shown on the screen
WordPress Admin Login Screen

Enter Your Username & Password which you had created during the time of installation of the WordPress application from your hosting panel or cPanel.

When you logged into your WordPress Dashboard it will look as below:

WordPress Dashboard

Now hover on the Pages section in the left side navigation menu

Click on “Add New” under the Pages menu. Then you can add whichever content you want to add to the page.

Some Legal Content Pages are: About Us, Contact Us, Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, etc.

This was all about the creation of pages and how to login to WordPress website dashboard.

Step 6: Set up a user-friendly navigation menu in the header & homepage

The navigation menu of your website plays an important role. Also for the visitors, just by seeing the navigation menus, your readers should come to know that what your website is all about.

It should be designed in a user-friendly way.

Navigation menus can be placed:

  • on left-hand side
  • on right-hand side
  • on top middle
  • on bottom middle
  • on top left
  • on top right
  • left sidebar or right sidebar

But as per my recommendation, your Main Primary Navigation Menu should be like the following image: (top right corner)

Navigation Menu

Some important things which can be added on the front page or a website homepage to build trust for your brand or business in people’s mind are:

  • Recent Articles
  • Popular Articles
  • Services
  • Testimonials or Reviews
  • Legal Pages: About Us, Contact Us, Policies, etc.
  • Display Products Details (in case you are running an online store)

Step 7: Add an online store (only if you’re willing to sell online)

Final step if you’re willing to sell your services or products online then you will have to install a plugin called “WooCommerce” from the Plugins menu in WordPress.

Then you can start adding products & services from the WooCommerce Plugin which will be displayed on the Shop Page of your website.

Conclusion:

In this article I have discussed about the easy and simple steps to launch your WordPress website within a time duration of 30 minutes only.

Let’s recap all the step-by-step ways again:

  • Step 1: Decide a niche & choose a domain name.
  • Step 2: Register the chosen domain name.
  • Step 3: Sign up for the web hosting as per your requirement
  • Step 4: Set up a website using a WordPress application (via hosting panel)
  • Step 5: Create legal pages and important content then publish them.
  • Step 6: Set up a user-friendly navigation menu in the header & a homepage
  • Step 7: Add an online store (only if you’re willing to sell online).
  • Step 8: Monetize your WordPress website or content blog to earn from it. (Bonus tip)

Cheers,

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