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Aug 20

How Do I Build a WordPress Website?

By Cale Loken | Business Website , WordPress

Building a WordPress Website is an Option for Your Business

WordPress is the best CMS out there, it is the best way to build a website for you or your business. 30% of the internet is powered by WordPress and Google wants more of the internet in WordPress. You can create a WordPress website without learning how to code.

Working With WordPressFirst you will need a domain name. – Domain is the “www.website.com” in the address bar. Domain names are around $10 to $15 a year and can be purchased at many places, but we recommend Namecheap or GoDaddy.

Hosting – Hosting is the land of your website and your website is the home. Hosting is also something that you can purchase at a variety of different places, but we recommend SiteGround and WPEngine. Most hosts have one click installer for WordPress. Most people use a WordPress theme, they are free or cost around $50 to $100 one time. Themes are the most cost effective way to build a WordPress website, building custom is another option but typically out of the normal person or businesses price range.

To learn how to use WordPress, make your site beautiful and successful, check out our course!

Aug 05

Making Your WordPress Website Elegant & Clean

By Cale Loken | Website Tips

How Do You Make Your Website Stand Out?

Design Elements are ImportantI would assume since you are looking to build a WordPress site, you have some type of branding. The best way to make a WordPress website look good is to have a consistent look throughout.

Here are the things you should have to make your WordPress website look good:

Logo:
You should have solid logo for your brand that represents your brands colors and font.

Colors:
You should have a main color, secondary color, an accent color and font color. I would suggest four main colors, you can have three or five, but don’t have only a couple or too many.

Images:
I would find some free stock images that you could use and give them a tint of the main or secondary color you choose, not through the entire site but on at least half of the images on the website.

Font:
You should stick to one or two fonts. If you choose two fonts, have one be the header font and the other be your secondary, content, paragraph font.

The main thing to remember is to keep your brand consistent, that is the key to making your website look good and appealing. There are many options to build a logo, choose colors and fonts. We go through all of these things in the Business Website Blueprint course.