WordPress Tutorial for Beginners

WordPress & Speed Optimization Tips

I write an easy tutorial on how to build a reliable and fast WordPress website. Both theory and implementation are provided in my tutorial. I wish creating a website can become an easy job nowadays by following my guide.

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wordpress website builder guide

There are many tutorials available on the internet to teach how to create a WordPress website. However, some tutorials I found out are hard and complicated which are not suitable for a starter like blogger or business owner to learn. Hence, I have written this complete and easy-follow guide which summaries all the important steps into 6 essential steps.

domain
Essential Step #1 (15mins)

Buying a domain name (name of your website) is the first step of building a WordPress website. In this guide, I provided information about domain name and also provided step by step guide to buy a domain name from NameCheap (The best domain name registrar).

 

hosting
Essential Step #2 (20mins)

The second step is to host a website. Web hosting allows you to store WordPress website files in its server online. In this guide, I shared knowledge about web hosting and guidance to buy a recommended web hosting from A2 Hosting (The fastest web hosting provider).

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Essential Step #3 (10mins)

The third step is to install WordPress in your hosting. WordPress is so popular nowadays. It is a website / blog builder tool and CMS. In this article, I provided information about why you should use WordPress and also its installation guideline.

theme
Essential Step #4 (15 mins)

The fourth step is to install theme for the WordPress website. Theme controls the style for your website. In this article, I provided installation guideline about my favourite theme, WP Astra (fast, lightweight and customizable) and also its configuration

 

plugins
Essential Step #5 (30 mins)

The fifth step is to install plugins for the WordPress website. Plugins provides additional functions for your website. In this article, I explained about what is the use of the plugins and also provided information about my recommended plugins in 2019.

builder
Essential Step #6 (1.5 hours)

The final step is to build pages & posts. Pages & posts presents the contents of your website. At this guide, I shared about how to use Elementor effectively (The best drag & drop page builder). You can easily build up your website without any web programming knowledge.

Complete speed optimization

Nobody likes to visit a website that takes long time to load. By improving the website loading time, you improve the user experience. Google also considers the website loading time as a factor for the search engine ranking. To speed up website loading time, there are several things that can be configured. Check it out to see how do I get my site to load in 387ms.

elementor speed up guide
Extended Guide for Elementor

Elementor is a page builder which give us flexibility to build a website by using drag and drop editor. This is the extended guide from complete speed optimization, specifically on how to speed up Elementor website for Elementor user by removing unnecessary HTTP requests.

A2 Hosting Reviews
Fastest Web Host

A2 Hosting is the fastest web host among all the web hosts I had used. I managed to get 0.5 second fully loaded time. In this reviews, I have provided my honest reviews about the pros & cons of using A2 Hosting. I also provided a step by step guide on how to host website from A2 Hosting.

caching plugin
Swift Performance

Swift performance is an all in one speed optimization cache plugin. It can do caching, javascript & CSS optimization, image optimization, database optimization and etc. In this guide, I showed how to configure Swift Performance settings which works best for WordPress website.

Optimize images
Single & Bulk

Optimizing images for WordPress website can improve the page loading speed and GTMetrix/Pingdom score. In this guide, I showed step by step on how to optimize single image or bulk images using Photoshop. The process includes images resize, compression and optimization.

Siteground Hosting Review
Popular Web Host

Siteground is another web host which I’m also using for my other websites. Siteground is very popular, it is always the top web hosting choice according to Facebook poll. In this reviews, I have provided my honest reviews about the pros & cons of using Siteground.

Host google fonts locally
Manual & Plugin

Hosting Google Fonts locally can reduce the number of external HTTP requests. Hence, improving the website speed. It can also improve the GTMetrix/Pingdom score. In this guide, I showed step by step on how to host Google Fonts locally by using either manual or plugin methods.

setup cloudflare
CDN

Cloudflare CDN caches the content of the website and strategically store them across the world in its data centers. In this guide, I showed you how to setup for the Cloudflare and its perfect settings to improve website loading speed, reduce bandwidth consumption and increase website security.

Recommended Resources

There are a lot of resources/plugins needed to in order to create a professional website. I have listed some of my recommended resources which I have tested and used. It can give you a better direction on which one to use.
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