How This Website Was Built
I’ve been asked many times how I’ve built this website. Well here is my step by step of how I did it. This is a page on the website, but contrary to how most pages are setup on this site, you can leave your comments below. I’ll be updating this page often as this is an ongoing process, but here we go!
Decide Who You Are
The first step is to decide on your Domain Name. Obviously a .com name is the most desired, but there are others available (.net .org .co .us for example). It’s hard to pick a good Domain Name. There are lots of ways to choose, but pick a list of Domain Names, check their availability and if one or more are available on your list, buy at least one along with any others you may believe as likely alternatives. I use Go Daddy as my primary source for a lot of my website purchases, so you will see a few links to them along the way. Check for your Domain Names and buy them here:
Find A Building Lot
You’ll next need to find somewhere on the internet to build your website. Just like picking the right building lot, picking the right company to provide your Hosting Services is very important. You want the right mix of cost, service and UPTIME. Remember this is your presence in the virtual world and it must be accessible 24 x 7. This is a WordPress site and I use Go Daddy for my Hosting Services
Little Shop On The Internet
Building the framework for your internet presence is straightforward and actually easy doing it the way I did it. If you’ve chosen to build a WordPress site as I have and you’ve chosen Go Daddy for your hosting services, then Go Daddy will step you through the process of loading the WordPress software on your site and setting up the framework and yes, even the beginnings of your own Little Shop on the Internet. Now the real fun begins!
Decorate The Store
Here’s where either the fun or the hard work begins. Now that you’ve got the framework built, you’ve got to build the site page by page. You should have a basic understanding of web design and some basic html knowledge is helpful. Go Daddy does have useful tutorials and help along the way and WordPress, being an open-source program, has everyone contributing and helping. However, this part of the task may be a bit too much for most, but Go Daddy can help to get you started with their design group.