How to Create A Website: Building A Secure WordPress Website

How to Create A Website: Building A Secure WordPress Website

Learning Objectives Level: beginners Target: anyone using WordPress as the CMS for their websites In this How to Create A Website: Building A Secure WordPress Website tutorial, you will learn how all the essential action steps to make your website secure after the WordPress website software has been installed on your web hosting account with the 1-click WordPress installation wizard. If you don’t currently have a website, you are advised to take a look at the How to Create A Website Guide to follow the steps to create your first ever website within one hour. Don’t worry, if you know how to use a browser (e.g. I.E., Chrome, Firefox or Safari) to browse a website as you are currently doing, you will be able to create your own website following this guide as the How to Create A Website Guide is written in everyday English and is jargon free. How to Create A Website With Security in Mind What is Website Security and Why is Security Essential? Website security is concerned about allowing only authorized access to your website while identifying and blocking unauthorized access that might bring about harmful changes or leakage of information. In short, website security allows you as the website owner / developer to ensure that the website is under your control. Website security is of top priority as a website owner/developer as: You don’t want others to gain access to your sensitive data or information; You don’t want to have your website deleted or amended out of a sudden; You don’t want your website to spread viruses to your visitors unaware; You don’t want search engines to blacklist your website as security...
How to Create A Website: Configuring WordPress After Installation

How to Create A Website: Configuring WordPress After Installation

Learning Objectives Level: beginners Target: anyone using WordPress as the CMS for their websites In this How to Create A Website: Configuring WordPress After Installation tutorial, you will learn how all the essential steps to go through after the WordPress website software has been installed on your web hosting account with the 1-click WordPress installation wizard. If you have not yet registered for your own website domain and subscribed to a web hosting plan, you are advised to take a look at the How to Create A Website Guide first. Tricks of Every WordPress Professional Developers Upon successful installation of the WordPress, you will be able to see immediately a website at your own domain. However, this website contains a lot of irrelevant or useless materials and is not tuned. Every WordPress professional developer will do the following steps to make the website look “pro” in no time. There are 4 simple steps to take to make right the 4 issues as indicated in the following screen capture: Change the default Site Title and Tagline Remove the placeholder Post and Comment Remove the placeholder Page Make the URL address readable You will need to perform the following actions in the Admin Area of WordPress. To access the admin area, you can either: click “log in” at the lower left part of the web page; OR add “/wp-admin” to the URL of your website homepage address, e.g. for the website at “http://wplearner.org” the admin area address is “http://wplearner.org/wp-admin” 1. Set the Site Title as well as the Tagline On the menu bar on the left, hover over “Settings” and click “General“. The first two...
How to Create A Website For Mobile Devices The Lazy Way [Part 2]

How to Create A Website For Mobile Devices The Lazy Way [Part 2]

Learning Objectives Level: intermediate Target: anyone having a responsive WordPress website In this How to Create A Website For Mobile Devices The Lazy Way tutorial, we will help you to further enhance your responsive WordPress website by reducing the download speed of images considerably using “Adaptive Images” technique. After implementing this responsive image technology, your responsive website will look perfect in all mobile devices. If you have not implemented a responsive WordPress theme, you are advised to read How to Create A Website For Mobile Devices The Lazy Way [Part 1] for the step by step instructions. The Automatic Way to Reduce Image Sizes for Mobile Devices Why Reducing the Image Sizes is Important? Website speed matters a lot, especially when people are viewing your website from mobile devices on cellular data. Researches have found that if your website does not load in 5 seconds, 90% of visitors on mobile devices would leave the website. From How to Create A Website For Mobile Devices The Lazy Way [Part 1], you understand mobile viewing is gaining importance over the past few years and soon more people will view your website from mobile devices than from desktop computers. Losing mobile visitors will mean losing more than half of the prospective visitors to your site! Images account for the majority of bandwidth (i.e. download time) for your website, if there is a way to reduce the image sizes without scarifying the quality, your website will be able to load much faster. Normally, the images on the webpages are tailored for viewing on large screens (such as desktop monitors) which are much larger than required on small mobile screens. You may try...
How to Create A Website For Mobile Devices The Lazy Way [Part 1]

How to Create A Website For Mobile Devices The Lazy Way [Part 1]

Learning Objectives Level: beginners Target: anyone with a website In this How to Create A Website For Mobile Devices The Lazy Way tutorial, you will learn how to create a mobile optimized website that looks great both on desktop screens as well as in mobile devices (mobile phones and tablets such as iPhone, iPad, Android phones, Android tablets). The only word you will need to know is “Responsive”. Do You Know How Easy It Is to Create Your Own Website? Follow the “How to Create A Website in An Hour” first if you would like to create your own website. Then come back here to make it looks great in mobile devices. Create Your Own Website Now The Mobile Friendly Website Guide Why is it important to make sure your website looks great in mobile devices? Nobody would deny that mobile devices are prevalent these days. Many even predict that mobile devices would soon replace the desktop computers and notebooks. Soon there will be the time when more people will visit your website from mobile devices than from traditional desktop computers. No convinced? Look at the facts/predictions below and judge for yourself. From 2013, more people access the Internet through mobile devices than desktop computers as a whole. The number of users around the world using smartphones (mobile phones with touch capabilities that can display websites) is estimated to top 2 billion in 2015 (according to a Bloomberg report). Website traffic from mobile devices is increasing at a rate of 3.5% month over month (according to Televox). The purchase behavior is different too. Close to 70% of people who have searched for a product or service...
How to Create A Website: Ranking High in Search Engines

How to Create A Website: Ranking High in Search Engines

Learning Objectives Level: beginners Target: anyone with a website In this How to Create A Website: Ranking High in Search Engines tutorial, you will learn how to rank your website high in search engines in order to bring you lots of visitors. Have You Created A Website Yet? We highly advise you to learn by doing. If you still haven’t created your first website, you may follow the how to create a website within an hour guide first. You can make your own website in four simple steps: Choose a domain Set up a website host Install the website software – WordPress Website design with themes and write posts Create Your Own Website Now How to Rank Well in Search Engines Guide Why ranking high in search engines is important for your website? More than 80% of people will try to find what they want using search engines, in particular Google which accounts for the lion’s share at around 80%. Repeated studies have also shown that if your website can rank number 1 for a particular keyword, you will get more than 33% of all visitors searching for that keyword. Imagine, if your website ranks number 1 for the keyword “website”. According to Google Adwords keyword tools, the keyword “website” has been search for around 201,000 times in a month. Ranking number 1 for this keyword alone will bring in around 66,330 visitors to your website! Better still, the actual number will be much higher that this as you will not only rank well for the keyword “website” but also much more related keywords like “create a website”, “build a website”, “website design”, “website development” and the...
How to Create A Website: The Complete Guide

How to Create A Website: The Complete Guide

Learning Objectives Level: beginners Target: anyone who need to create a website (e.g. for small businesses, personal branding or blogging) In this How to Create A Website: The Complete Guide, you will learn how to create your own website and blog fast and easy. All the steps involved will be covered in details so that you will gain a complete view of the process involved in creating a website and blog on your own. At the end of this guide, you will have a built a professional looking website similar to the ones below. Yes, you can create a website like these. Tips: if you want to create a website now, you are advised to read the condensed How to Create A Website Guide here. How to Create A Website: The Complete Guide Contents Step 1: Choose a domain name Step 2: Sign up a web hosting account Step 3: Install WordPress and Configure Email Accounts Step 4: Website Design and Adding Contents Why having a website? For a business/organization Are there any businesses without websites nowadays? You can reach visitors all over the world A website works for you around the clock without the need for a rest You can automate marketing and sales through your website You can establish the branding of your business/organization For individuals You can express yourself freely You can build up your own online personal branding You can show off your knowledge about website building and technologies Through you blog posts, you can demonstrate your passion and knowledge You can earn petty cash through online advertisements and affiliate marketing, or even quit your full-time job What skills...