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 and Earn Money

How to Create A Website and Earn Money

Learning Objectives Level: beginners Target: anyone with a website who want to earn money with the website In this How to Create A Website and Earn Money tutorial, you will learn how to earn money with your website. There are lots of opportunities in the online world and the entrance threshold is very low. You just need to have a website in order to earn money with it. However, the low threshold also means that the online world is extremely competitive. You need to be among the best in order to earn your a living with your website. This guide will show you all the essential knowledge to be successful in earning money online. The Complete Guide to Helping You Earn Money with Your Website Why Should You Earn Money Online with Your Website? The Big Picture Different people may have different aims or targets about earning money online. All the followings are very doable and there are plenty of successful cases. Just think for a moment what is your ultimate goal with your website. You should have a higher goal, money is not an end in itself. By earning money with your website, you want to: Earn enough money to quit your day-time job? Generate additional income alongside your day-time job? Develop your own killer products? Get people to purchase or subscribe your products (either digital or physical products)? Establish yourself as an expert in a field to open up new opportunities in consultation/freelancing/job opportunities? Keep this goal in your mind as you begin building your own website. Don’t be distracted or discouraged along the road. Keep doing, keep...
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...