Yes, WordPress is good for beginners who want to create a website for their business. It is flexible and easy to set up. It has a simple interface that can be used to customize themes, plugins, create forms, add pages, and more. However, for advanced functionalities and complexities, you will need the help of professional WordPress developers. With their expertise and knowledge of coding, they can help you extend the capabilities of your website such as adding a portfolio gallery, adding an eCommerce shopping cart, and improving the behaviour of your site.
WordPress as a software is free under the General Public License (GPL). Anyone can download and use it, however, you need a hosting to go live on the web.
You can use several ways to monetize your WordPress website. You can consider running Ads, sell products and services, affiliate products, sell sponsored blogs, sell eBooks and online courses, host webinars and much more.
No, it isn’t mandatory to learn HTML or other programming languages if you need a basic website and are using WordPress as a beginner. Whether you are using it to create a blogging platform or a brand website, you can use the built-in features and customizable options that come along with the themes and plugins to create a fully-functional website.
Alternatively, if you want to develop a complex website with advanced features and functionalities, then having the knowledge of three types of codes used in WordPress- HTML, CSS, and PHP.
HTML and CSS are used to direct the browser which content to display and how while PHP helps to fetch the content from various sources, including third-party websites, RSS feeds, etc.
You can hire our WordPress development services to get started with a new website for your business.
Yes, WordPress is safe & secure to build a website but you need to follow best practices to ensure the security of your website. The best practices include:
- Using stronger passwords for all the user accounts.
- Taking the backup of your website.
- Using the updated version of WordPress software, themes and plugins (If you are using themes that have got no updated version for the last few years, switch to the new ones)
- Use only trustworthy websites to install themes and plugins. Don’t download & install premium themes from illegal websites only to save a few bucks as they contain malicious code like virus, spam, etc. If you are not sure about the trustworthiness of a website, try checking its product ratings, customer reviews, social presence, etc.
- You can also undertake advanced security measures like data cleanup, review your code, limit login attempts, apply two-factor authentication, change permission levels, install security plugins, and more to secure your website.
You can also hire our experts to avail WordPress website security services to keep your site always safe from hackers and malware attacks.
Yes, WordPress comes with built-in Search Engine Optimization tools making it easy for you to do SEO on your website. For example, you can use an SEO plugin such as Yoast SEO to improve your efforts and rank higher in search engines, like Google. But simply installing an SEO plugin in WordPress cannot boost your search engine rankings, you need to make your site SEO-friendly. Here are a few tips for this:
- Use clean code
- Use content that gives value to the users
- Use keywords in your links and titles
- Use good navigational links
- Earn links from high-authority sites
You can take the help of professionals to get support with SEO.
The cost of building a WordPress website varies and depends highly on your business’ individual requirements. WordPress as a software is free but you need a domain name and hosting to go live. This is a part of your costing. You can start by purchasing a shared hosting account and then install a free/paid WordPress theme along with basic/advanced plugins. You can add more features, tools, and services as per your business goals.
You can install WordPress manually by going to their official website and using the 5-minutes installation process. Or, you can install via your hosting service provider (if they provide this feature). This makes it easier for you as most hosting companies offer plans for 1-click installation of WordPress from cPanel or main account. In some of the hosting sites, WordPress is pre-installed too.
Installing a WordPress plugin is simple. Open your WordPress admin panel and navigate to Plugins > Add New. Here you can search for a free plugin from WordPress.org and install it. Alternatively, you can click the “Upload Plugin” option to upload the ZIP file of a plugin you have purchased or downloaded from a third-party website. If the plugin is not working, it could be that your plugin does not support your WP website version. You can hire our experts for end-to-end WP Plugin development services.
Creating a new WordPress page is easy. Go to your WordPress website dashboard and navigate to Pages > Add New. Give a name to your page, add media, content, codes, or use the page builder option to customize the page.
Yes! WordPress contains premium themes that have built-in Google Fonts integration. You can find your required font type by going to Appearance > Customize > Fonts/ Typography or under the typography section of Theme panel. If you don’t find a particular font in the theme, you can install a plugin from a third-party.
You can improve the speed of your WordPress website in several ways. They include:
- Cleanup your plugins
- Cleanup your database
- Upgrade your PHP
- Use a CDN
- Use a high-quality theme
- Choose a better hosting provider
- Reduce image sizes
- Allow caching
WP is a fully customizable platform to which you can add a wide range of features and functionalities using plugins (if available) or coding. A plugin is an add-on downloaded from third-party sites. You need to install and configure its settings to add your desired features. Plugin may or may not need expert assistance depending upon its nature, however, if you go for coding, you will definitely need the help of a WP developer.
The best way to update the look and feel of your WordPress site is by installing a new theme. A theme can change the design and style of your website giving it a fresh look. Depending on features included in the theme, you can also customize the menus, widgets, colors, fonts, pages, post types, post formats, and more.
WordPress is one of the best platforms for blogging primarily because it is SEO friendly. It offers you the flexibility to customize themes, plugins, fonts, add content, integrate SEO, add users, and do more to grow your blog online. You can start by purchasing a domain name and hosting for your WordPress account. Then, you can download and install the latest version of WordPress and get started with publishing your blogs. By using built-in SEO tools or third-party plugins and hacks, you can rank your blogs well on Google.