Want to build your own website?

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Thinking about starting a website for yourself or your company? With the tools available today, this can be very very easy.

Unless you have very specific requirements, need some custom programming or have a large project in mind, I would recommend the DIY approach as opposed to hiring an expensive web designer.

All you need to know is one magical word – WordPress.

Here is what you need to do to get started. These are broad steps which will provide a roadmap to work with and details of exact procedures will be available through installation wizards and support documentation given by various providers.

To get started, register the domain name you have in mind with one of the good/cheap providers (GoDaddy, BlueHost, etc.) and also sign-up for a hosting package.

Setup WordPress from your hosting account. There will usually be a prominent option/tab for this

Pick a WordPress theme. These are ready-made templates which you can customize fairly easily, to get the layout, colours, etc., that you want. There are some excellent themes available depending on your needs. Have a look at this website for a listing of some of the good premium providers (but there are plenty of high-quality free themes as well).

Install the theme on WordPress and customize as per requirements.

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