Day 2 - Learn How to Build a Website Yourself in WordPress 2017

Last Update: May 07, 2017

Welcome to Day 2 of Learn How to Build a Website Yourself in WordPress 2017 – let’s get started!


If you wish to see any of the previous day’s posts – check out My Posts blog roll on the bottom right hand side.

I’m continuing with Part 1 of Jays 4 part video series as linked below:

A recap on what I did yesterday – Day 1:

  • Researched and found my niche and some keywords
  • Found an affiliate program

So now we’re going to move onto…

Step 1: Choosing a Domain Name

Now that I have my niche and keywords I’ll now register my domain.I’ve decided to purchase my main keyword ending with the word ‘reviews’ and dot com. This is going to be a complete review website, hence adding reviews to the end of my main keyword.

So I’ve gone ahead and registered my domain name, you can do that a number of different ways, with a domain name registrar like NameCheap or GoDaddy.I actually went through NameCheap as, at this point, all but one of my domains is with that registrar.

Obviously if you’re going to use a registrar you will need to go through the process of adding in the domain name servers, adding your domain to your hosting company and installing WordPress.


You can go through the simple process of getting a free domain here in Wealthy Affiliate with SiteRubix – this is something I haven’t done as I’ve pretty much always used NameCheap, old habits die hard I guess!

Woop Woop… Having a domain name really gets this new project up and running, let’s keep going.

Step 2: Start the Building of the Site

It’s Theme Time:

I’ve gone into my WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes and I’ve now installed and activated my theme.When it comes to choosing a theme, I like it to be simple, clean and with only 1 or 2 columns, this makes it easy for my visitors to navigate through my content without being distracted.

Now it’s now time to do a bit of “tidying up”:

I went to Posts - all posts - trash the post - delete the trash permanently

I did the same with Pages

Now I’m creating some pages with very little, to no content on them:

  • the first page being my main keyword with a quick introduction and saying that this is a work in progress
  • the second is an About page
  • the third is a Privacy Policy
  • the fourth is a Contact page
  • and the last page is Blog – this will have no content on it

At this point I’m just putting the pages up and I’ll be building out the content a little later.

Once this is done I go to Settings > Reading > change from latest posts to A static page and I’m choosing my Front page as my main keyword page that I’ve just created and the Post page as Blog.

I then Save Changes

Next it’s to go into Settings again > General – there I can see my Site Title and I now need to change my Tagline – this will be something like: Learn about __ main keyword__.

Then I change the Time zone to my Time zone (this just changes the time stamp as to when you’ve created blog posts) then I scroll down and click on Save Changes.

The last thing to do is to go into Settings > Permalinks > click on Custom Structure making sure that /%postname%/ is in the box provided.

The reason for this is that it creates a ‘permanent link’, which is a link that can’t be changed and it points directly to that content you’ve created on that post or page.

Well that’s Day 2 completed…

Catch you tomorrow with the next episode of Learn how to build a website yourself in WordPress in 2017.

Once again, you’re welcome to leave a comment or ask a question below if you wish to do so, thanks and …



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mickeyb123 Premium
Another blog written for 'others'
JacquelineS1 Premium
Absolutely Mickeyb,

It's great that this step by step training is helping others out AND it's definitely helping me as well.

I will have a written process after all of this is complete, so building a website in the future will flow a lot quicker.

Thanks for coming along and leaving a comment Mickeyb, cheers,

mickeyb123 Premium
That is what I have set up; A complete step by step listing of what to do when...

JacquelineS1 Premium
That's awesome Mickeyb,

I imagine it makes the process a lot faster and I guess you will get to a point where you don't need the step by step list anymore.

Cheers and all the best Mickeyb,

MKearns Premium
Yes a simple way to do it!
JacquelineS1 Premium
Hey there Michael,

Thanks for your comment. Yes it is simple isn't it - as long as you follow through step by step you can have the bones of a website up in no time.

Then there's the content, that will start in the next couple of days - Woohoo!


emergent Premium
I really like the way you are doing this and look forward to the rest.

JacquelineS1 Premium
Hey there Sharon,

Thanks a lot for your positive feedback.

I'm very much a step by step person, so putting these posts up on learning how to build a website yourself in WordPress 2017 is certainly taking a bit of effort but I'm lovin' every minute of it - Woohoo!

Thanks again Sharon, I'm glad you're looking forward to the rest, there will definitely be a new post every day. Cheers,

drcmaint Premium
JacquelineS1 Premium
Hey there John,

Thanks for the Thanks. I hope you're getting something out of the posts I'm putting together about learning to build a website in WordPress.

All the best here at WA, cheers,

kasage00 Premium
thanks, that's good information!
JacquelineS1 Premium
Hey there Karin,

Thanks for coming along and leaving a comment on my post on learning how to build a website in WordPress.

Yeah it's surprising how simple it is to put a website together as long as you take it one step at a time.

Thanks again Karin, cheers,