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Where to start when building your WordPress Website

Do you need a website but are unsure of where to start? Building a website can be a big and daunting task but it is not an impossible one. In this article, we’ll walk you through way to make it an easier and more enjoyable, so you can start working towards the website that you dream off.

Start with a simple design

We have all been on websites with beautiful, detailed and complex designs, but even though they are amazing websites it isn’t always possible to achieve – especially in the beginning of your design journey. So, start small! Know what your capabilities are and set your expectations accordingly. WordPress has a lot of themes that can create a great base for your site and can help you create a place to start. You can always change and add to it as you build your site further and you learn more.

Find solutions to the things you don’t know

Creating a website can require a lot of different skills that you might not have. Luckily WordPress has a lot of great plugins so you can create a functioning website even if you don’t know how to code. You will most likely not be the first person to seek out a solution to a specific problem, so there will probably be someone who has created one somewhere out there. Supplementing your website with plugins is a great way to enhance both the functionality and look of your site.

Small parts make a whole

It can be a daunting task when looking at the creation of a whole website, so it is important to remember to take one step at a time. Cutting it up into smaller pieces can it make it easier to start. Look at the individual elements that you need to make the site and start with one. Goals can look very different depending on if you are working on the front page or a product page. Dividing it into smaller tasks will help with the process and help you see development throughout it.

Realistic expectations

Managing your expectations is important so you don’t discourage yourself throughout the process. A start up site will never be as detailed and complex as sites that have had a lot of money and time put into them and that is okay. Creating a site is a process and one that is always ongoing. Your site will grow with you as grow as a developer. Starting with realistic expectations for what you can create is a great way to not be discouraged throughout the process. But always be sure to look back at where you started and how far you have come.

Look for help

You can’t know everything! That is why you need to know how to ask for help. This can be something as simple as looking a problem up or asking someone. But knowing what to do when you are stuck is a great skill to have and can be great help to move you forward in the process. So, don’t sit in despair – look it up!

Conclusion

When building a website, it is important to be mindful of the process and where you currently are in it. Expecting too much of yourself on your first try can make the project harder and less likely to succeed. So, take it in small bites and accept that it is a journey and that you will learn a lot on the way. It doesn’t need to be perfect in the first try – you can change it along the way.

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