Choosing the best domain name for your website is crucial for its success; plus its ranking in terms of SEO”

When running a business, having a website is crucial, but creating a website  is not always easy with all the page builders and hosting sites out there.  We at Ground Up Digital have written this blog to help you learn how to use WordPress for your website effectively.

  • What is WordPress

To put this simply, WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that allows you to build a website through a host, known as a website builder. It has a variety of themes and plugins to use to make your website exactly the way you want it. Also, there are two different types of WordPress sites, there is wordpress.org and wordpress.com. With WordPress.org, you host your website through a third-party hosting provider. Whereas with wordpress.com, it offers to host the website for you. 

  • How to set up WordPress

The first thing you need to do when setting up on WordPress is set up your domain name and hosting provider. We will be giving more information on how to pick the right domain name a bit later in this blog but, for now, we will be going into detail about the setup. Once you have done the first step, you then choose your theme, anything that you think fits well with your organisation and your branding. You then add the pages in which you will be adding the content then customise it to your liking and add all the plugins you need. Again, we will be going into detail about the right plugins to use.

  • How to pick the right domain name 

Choosing the best domain name for your website is crucial for its success and its ranking in terms of SEO. If you choose the wrong domain name at first, it can be quite a hassle changing it once everything is done. Changing it might hurt your SEO ranking. Make sure you use the best keywords within your domain name and keep it short and simple, so it is not too long for people to search for. Make sure it is also easy to pronounce and spell, so people are not having a hard time searching for it. Doing this will help when people are trying to look for you, if people find it difficult, they may not want to do business with you.

  • How to find the best plugins to use

When looking for a good plugin, make sure that you know what you want the plugin to do. Writing it down and creating yourself a checklist is probably the best way to start. Remember, you will not find everything in one plugin, so take a look at that checklist and see which plugins fit in the best. One tip is to write the checklist in order of importance to show what you want to look for first.

We hope this blog has helped you with all your WordPress needs. For more information or if you need some more help, please do contact us at contact@groundup.digital. Also, have a look at our website for all the services we offer: http://groundup.digital.