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Tips for creating an excellent WordPress site

There are more people today trying to create a website than ever before. In part that’s because of how easy and affordable the entire process has become. In the past, folks looking to create their site had to spend a great deal of money. In addition, there was also all the trouble that maintaining it required. All of that is no longer an issue due to how effortless the WordPress platform has made the entire process. It allows anyone from newbie to developers to build one in mere days or hours.
Using WordPress to create your site, is the most popular and widely used method in the world today. However, there are still many other things to consider besides just creating the site. Below are some handy tips that cover the most crucial issues.

Choosing & Purchasing Your Domain

Before you do anything else, an essential step is choosing the name of your site. This is extremely important for various reasons. For one, it will define what your site is all about. Second, it will be how people find you on search engines. Plus, make sure you keep the name as short as possible. That will make it easier for writing down and passing it on to potential visitors. Once you settled on a name, you need to see if the name is not taken by someone else. Then, you need to purchase it and claim it. 

Pick the Right Theme

One of the great things about WordPress is how many different themes they have to offer. There are thousands which are free to use if you cannot afford one. But most of the complementary themes do not offer the same number of features as those you purchase. For instance, most paid themes come with mobile compatibility and tons of other useful characteristics. No matter what your blog is going to be about, chances are that there is a theme based on your needs. Just make sure you pick one that will reflect what your product, services or brand is all about. And one that will make the visitor’s experience to your site a positive one.

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Set Up Your Site’s Navigation Structure

A major problem people have when creating a webpage is the way they structure it. Sometimes, they choose one that makes it almost impossible for them and their visitors. They lay out the site’s navigation using layouts which are confusing and redundant. Try to keep things simple by having a Home, Blog Posts, About, Contact and Goal page. A good idea is to see how others with similar products or services have theirs laid out. The easier it is to navigate your site, the likelier that people will come back again.

Choose Your Plugins Wisely

If there is one thing that WordPress has a lot of, it is plugins. These come both free and premium. There are some which can help you with spam blocking, security, and emails. Others are great for social media sharing buttons. Most important ones are those which allow you to optimize your site’s potential. WordPress has tons of easy to use Search engine optimization or SEO plugins.

Other Tips To Consider

Once you have gone through all of these steps, you will also need to find hosting for your WordPress site. Since there are so many different ones to choose from, it can be tricky. Just make sure you select one that has an overall package. That means reliability, customer service, great reviews, pricing, and security. You will also need to install analytical tools such as Google Analytics. In addition, lead generation tools and of course, great content.