Are you looking to re-do your business website? Now it is so much easier than ever before. With a Business WordPress theme you can be up and running in no time - in around a couple of hours.
I've made this guide specifically for those of you who are looking to change your business website theme or begin using WordPress for your business website. I'll be taking you through each step and show you how simple it is to go from no domain name to your business website online.
You'll find many tutorials across the internet showing you how to build a website from scratch but you're likely to need skills in HTML and CSS as well as an understanding of PHP. You may be a sole-trader, business owner or entrepreneur who doesn't have those skill sets but wants an easy way to get your business website up and running. With our WordPress business themes you don't need to have a background in any coding to enable you to get your business website online. It might sound daunting to get everything ready, your domain name bought, your hosting package purchased and your WordPress site installed but I'll be taking you step-by-step and you might even learn a few things along the way.
Choosing and Purchasing Your Domain
Choosing the right domain name runs inline with the brand name you want to be known for, this might be your own name or something catchy associated with your chosen subject. You want to pick something memorable and on point with your content, your style and business.
The domain name you choose should be unique as getting your brand or name confused with someone else could be disastrous. When picking a domain name, try and pick one which isn't a plural or misspelled and definitely try and stay away from those which are hyphenated domain names.
Keywords in Your Domain
When pulling ideas together for your domain name, it can help to have phrases and terms in mind which are synonymous with the domain name which you're looking to purchase. Create a list and once they're collated you can begin to put them together to create some good domain names.
Some other tips when choosing the right domain name for yourself are;
- Choose a .com domain name unless your site is strategically targeted towards the country you're in. However, it's always a good idea to get the .com domain name anyway just to protect your 'brand'.
- Try to keep your domain name short as they're much easier to remember and also easier to place on social networking sites or in tweets etc.
- Think of something memorable to establish you amongst the many other great professionals out there and pick a name which resonates with your domain name.
Purchase and Choose Your Hosting
Now you have chosen your domain name, you will now need some WordPress web hosting. There are numerous web hosts to choose from and we have created a list of some recommended hosts for you to choose from. We've made sure that the hosting companies we've recommended enable you to get your WordPress site up and running as fast as possible and as simply as possible. They're all very cost effective and competitive.
We currently recommend Bluehost. They are reliable and trustworthy, knowledgeable and helpful as well as innovative and stable.
Most of all though Bluehost web hosting works perfectly with our WordPress business themes.
Installing WordPress on Your Web Hosting
Some of the hosts which we've recommended have an automatic WordPress installation within their control panels, if you look for a button named 'Fantastico' then click the WordPress option on the left hand side. Fill in the details of your website, including the preferred login details and you're all done.
For the hosts which don't have an automatic install, WordPress isn't as complicated as you may be led to believe. It's famous for its quick installation and the WordPress.org website offers a comprehensive 'How To' on installing WordPress for you to follow.
Choosing your WordPress Business Theme
We have a wide range of WordPress business themes for you to choose from here at Obox. Our business themes are designed for a wide-ranging amount of business owners and entrepreneurs from all different types of backgrounds.
A customizable WordPress business theme tailored for professionals with varied skillsets. One of the cleanest and most customizable themes in our collection, it promotes you and your skills.
Handmade Two is one of our most popular themes at Obox, it has a very unique design which is tailored towards crafts and food businesses.
Picks is a responsive (mobile friendly) WordPress business theme for all types of photographers.
CleanSale is one of our most popular business eCommerce themes. It is 'the' eCommerce themes for big stores.
Add Your ContentNow you have your WordPress business theme, it's time to add your content! You can take the time to populate your new theme with your content by navigating to www.yourdomain.com/wp-login.php. There are two main different types of content in a WordPress website, pages and posts. Think of pages as your About and Contact pages. Posts on the other hand are your individual items. These posts can be put in to categories. When using an Obox theme be sure to check the documentation and setup notes so that you can get your new site populated quickly and easily.
Overall, when adding your content, don't forget to add a bit of your personality to it. This is now your online 'home' and it does come across to people reading it. People want to get to know you as well as your work.
And that's it, you're all setup with your domain name, web hosting and business theme. You've even populated it with content. Now it's up to you to keep up with populating your site with your writing. The more you write and the more you show the more traffic you will get. Along with content you'll hopefully be able to monetize your website.
Is there anything you would like added or clarified in this post? Let me know in the comments and if you've used one of our blogging themes be sure to let us know and show it off to us we love seeing people using our themes.