You have decided on a WordPress website, chosen your domain name, figured out where you are going to host your website, now it’s time to get down to business and start to design your website. If you are going to be attempting to design your own site, you’ll want to read on.
There are many things to consider when you decide to create your website. As a beginner, your starting point is to start basic, get a site launched onto the internet, and worry about refining and building your skills over time. The first thing you need to be introduced to is Theme Builders. There are software or web hosts that offer theme building templates that use theme builders. For you, this means you create your site, and what you create is what you are going to see online. The HTML or language code is created by the software, and so therefore you do not need to learn or understand it.
There are tons of web editors ranging from free to commercial. If you don’t mind spending a little money for a good commercial theme builder you might look at Thrive Themes or Elementor. Both offer excellent customer service support and online tutorials to help you work your way through the design process.
If you would rather use a free theme builders there are a couple of decent ones kicking around. However, you need to remember that free theme builders are going to have limitations. They may not have customer support, limited templates, and limited functionality. There are others to choose from. Just do a search for ‘free WP theme builder’. It does pay to read the reviews so that you aren’t disappointed.
Search Engine Optimisation
An important component in web design is ensuring that it is search engine readable. It is the search engines, like Google, that are going to be responsible for where your website places. So you want to make sure the web editor you are using isn’t adding tons of unnecessary code that makes it difficult for the search engines to read your site. Theme builders such as the Thrive Themes and Elementor take care of that for you!
Your web design also needs to be content rich, and you should be focusing on a handful of important keywords that target your business and the type of traffic you want to receive.
Most of all, don’t worry about mistakes or limitations on your first website build. You will develop skills, learn techniques, and get more proficient over time. Your website can be changed and/or updated at any time.