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.
There are many tutorials available on the internet to teach how to build 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.
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).
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 A2Hosting (The fastest web hosting provider).
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.