This website you’re reading from? I designed it… and I won’t lie – was a headache. One sunny Saturday, from the moment I finished my breakfast to the time I was ready for bed, I built The Modify from the ground up as my blog to write about my expertise in all things marketing, communications, and design. I was brainstorming site content, researching design themes, buying subscriptions, calling customer service, and so on, trying to find answers to questions I had been searching for hours.
Many business owners, creatives, freelancers, and working professionals like myself use the internet to share ideas, sell goods, and make connections with others. Developing a website, however, is the best form of owned content for your brand in which you have full control of every piece of communication. It’s just that getting there can be difficult.
In this article, I want to provide you with a list of tools to use to build your WordPress website so that you may not be as confused as I was that one fateful Saturday. Here are all the sites, downloads, and plugins you should use to help you get started.
- In this step-by-step tutorial, Dotcom Dollar teaches you how to buy and install WordPress on GoDaddy: https://youtu.be/fcYZ7VU1XTI
- I also purchased my domain name through GoDaddy, which is available on your way to checkout.
- I prefer to use GoDaddy over other hosting sites like Bluehost because of GoDaddy’s helpful customer service line.
- Be sure to set up your SSL certificate, so visitors know you’re legit! TIP: Call the GoDaddy service line and ask them to set it up for you.
- Ninja Forms – to create custom forms
- Elementor – to facilitate an easy drag and drop web design solution
- Akismet Anti-Spam – to protect your blog from spam
- Custom Sidebar – to create a custom bar for the sides of your page
- Insert Headers and Footers – to link your Google Analytics account
- Yoast SEO – to help optimize your content for search engines.
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