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The Best WordPress absolute beginner’s guide

In this WordPress absolute beginner’s guide, as you can imagine, we will start from very basics concepts. If you are on this page I’m assuming that you are interested in learning WordPress, which could be for personal or work.. If so, this WordPress absolute beginner’s guide is the place where you should be starting your learning path. 

It was just 5 years ago from when I was in your position. I was constantly seeking new information but I couldn’t find a website that could drive me from zero to expert. This is why this WordPress absolute beginner’s Guide has been written, to give you the opportunity to understand WordPress step by step and in just one place. 

Very important: In this article, I will refer to some of my other blog pages. It’s important to read them all and then always come back here .

 Follow these few simple steps and you will be online in a few quick hours!

What Is WordPress?

 And how exactly works

WordPress is an open-source platform where it is possible to create any type of website. It’s written in PHP and uses MySQL database.  It is the most powerful Content Management System (CMS) of the past years and probably will be so for much more time. In fact, 34% of the existing websites on the web, are powered by WordPress.  These are just general WordPress knowledge that you don’t really need to know anyway. This is a WordPress absolute beginner’s guide and we will start practicing with easy examples. If you stay focuses, I promise you that today you will have your website online! I know it sounds strange but this is actually possible. 

Wordpress absolute beginner's guide

WordPress Absolute Beginner’s Guide 

Step One

wordpress-hosting and domain

If you are on this WordPress absolute beginner’s guide, it means that you want to learn and get fast into action. This is exactly what we are going to do in the next few minutes. Let’s start building our first website!

 In order to have a website, it is mandatory to own a hosting and a domain. A domain is the name of your website (www.mydomain.com). I suggest you buy a domain that is .com .org or .net if you want to rank higher on Google in the future. The hosting is your space on the web. It’s basically a sort of digital rent that you will be paying in order to be online. 

Let’s translate all this into money. You have quite a few options out there. The 2 best places where to buy your hosting and domain are Siteground and Bluehost. They are both very good providers. If you are a beginner I suggest you go for Siteground that has recently opened up a monthly payment. Literally these are the only money you are going to spend today to be online. If you go for the monthly plan, you will be online with less than $10. If you stop your learning journey here, I suggest you learn something else. This is an expense that sooner or later you will have to face.  For the rest, I can teach you how to use free tools.

I’ve prepared for you a detailed article on how to buy and set up your hosting in WordPress. Read the article, take action, and come back here. If you can stay focused for the next 3 hours, I promise you will be online today! Click here to read the article that will guide you trough this first step. You will be online soon!

Studying WordPress

WordPress Absolute Beginner’s Guide 

Step two

Hi guys, I hope you enjoyed my article about Siteground and welcome back to this WordPress Absolute Beginner’s Guide. At this point, you should have your hosting ready to go and you should be ready to take a further step. We are now going to see how to install WordPress inside your brand new hosting and also for this topic, I’ve prepared for you a very detailed article that will guide you through each step. You can read the article here and then come back to this page. As you can see, this WordPress absolute beginner’s guide is designed to drive you through my blog the way it should be. I don’t want you to get lost. So if you haven’t, bookmark this page.

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Wordpress basics

Learning WordPress Basics

At this point, you should also have WordPress installed in your Siteground Hosting. Now it’s time to see and fully understand how we can work with it. Let me tell you that you can do whatever you have in your mind with WordPress. Any type of website, it doesn’t matter how difficult it could be, it’s possible! In the beginning, you will feel a bit lost but at some point, everything will be clear. If you Stick to this WordPress absolute beginner’s guide, I promise you will make it sooner than you can imagine. Now take a step forward and read the article that I’ve prepared for you to better understand how WordPress works. It’s very important that you come back here once you finish reading each article. 

WordPress Absolute Beginner’s Guide 

Step two

Let’s build our first website

We are now at the point where we have a very simple WordPress theme installed, which should be the 2020 version default WordPress theme. I bet you still feel a bit lost and that you have only followed the steps I previously told you in order to be here now. Don’t worry, it’s absolutely normal! This is the importance of having a WordPress absolute beginner’s guide that helps you understand. Anyway, let’s start building our first page! We are going to use a free theme with free plugins. As always, I will point out one of my articles. Do not get scared when you read the title. It’s a step by step tutorial on how to build an eCommerce but you will see that it’s useful for any other type of website. 
Click here to take your next step and be online today. Do not forget to come back to this article afterward. 
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Elementor for wordpress

More about visual composers

At this point in the game if you have followed step by step your WordPress absolute beginner’s guide, you should have your website online with a dummy content. In the previous article I sent you to, I was also explaining to you how to upload the template and do easy changes. Now we will go a bit deeper and I will show you how to customize your website with Elementor. In fact, Elementor is the Visual Composer that this specific page is using. I’ve chosen Elementor because it is the best option for beginners. In a matter of days, you will get used to it and you will be able to build any type of website with it.

Conclusion

Today we have learned the very basics of WordPress. This WordPress absolute beginner’s guide was designed to make you understand that we are studying a very powerful tool that, if learned properly, can give you lots of economical satisfactions. Feel free to explore my blog and to get in touch with me for WordPress free advice at any time.  I’m writing an article every day. If you have a specific topic you want me to write about, feel free to leave a comment below. 
To join one of our free live webinars on how to build a WordPress website click here.
Don’t forget about the analytic part of your website it is actually very important to keep your tracking data under control at all the time. To better understand how to set up google analytics for your word press website I’ve prepared a quick step-by-step guide for you. You can check it out here.

3 thoughts on “The Best WordPress absolute beginner’s guide”

  1. Thank you very much for your article. It’s been a while that I’m trying to figure out how to get started with WordPress and today I’ve finally bought a Hosting and a Domain! I was wondering if you are going to write about how to create automatized emails in future.

    1. I’m so happy that you made the first step with buying your Hosting and Domain. Now it’s time to set up your first WordPress website. I’ve written a tutorial about the topic, I suggest you take a closer look. If you have any problems along the way, email me and I’ll be happy to help you with it. Regarding automatized emails, I’m planning to write a full tutorial soon. I surely let you know when.

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