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How to build a small business website in minutes

Article provided by Xneelo

We all know running a small business can be very rewarding, but it’s also a complex and time-consuming job. Fortunately, creating a website is one aspect that doesn’t have to eat into your resources. Xneelo explains how to build a small business website in minutes.

It might not seem possible to build a website in minutes, but with WordPress, it is. The majority of websites, 64.8% of them in fact, count on WordPress as their preferred Content Management System (CMS).

What you need before launching your website

There are a few key components to secure before you can get your small business website off the ground. First, you’ll want to decide what type of website you need. A simple brochure-style site will suit some, while others need an e-commerce solution.

Next, you’ll need to register a domain name that your users will remember. Fortunately, there are plenty of useful tips that can help you find the right one. In a nutshell, it’s smart to balance creativity with simplicity – and make sure it’s easy to spell.

Finally, you’ll need a reliable and secure WordPress hosting service. Here at xneelo, we provide a free Let’s Encrypt certificate with all of our packages. This is a vital feature for business websites. Plus, our highly-ranked customer support is always here when you need them. 

How to set up a WordPress website in three steps

Regardless of your website’s use and style, WordPress is our recommended CMS. That’s especially true if you’re looking for a ‘no coding’ experience. WordPress provides a simple-to-use dashboard. You can also use the built-in Customizer to make changes without digging into your site’s source code.

It takes just three steps to get your website set up on our hosting platform. Let’s walk through how the process works.

1. Install WordPress with our one-click installer

Your xneelo hosting account comes with a quick WordPress AppInstaller. You’ll find it in your konsoleH Control Panel:

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Once you log in to your panel, navigate to Software > Applications > WordPress.  Then you can install WordPress by clicking on Start Install and Finalise Installation. After that, you’ll complete the WordPress setup form and be able to access your admin panel.

2. Choose a theme that showcases your business website

Customise your WordPress website’s look by selecting a WordPress theme. You can find plenty of options in the WordPress Theme Directory. You can also buy a theme from reputable developers in theme marketplaces. Remember that some free themes lack support or updates, so it’s safer to buy a premium theme instead.

After installing and activating your theme, you can start customizing elements. Things you can play around with include your site’s title and tagline. To do that, you’ll go to the Settings > General menu:

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You can change the information here, and save your changes. Then you’re ready for content.

3. Start customising your site and adding content

Adding and editing content in WordPress is straightforward. You can navigate to Posts or Pages, and select the Add New option:

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WordPress is easy (once you’ve mastered it) because its interface stays consistent. For example, the Block Editor is available whether you’re adding a post or a page:

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If you’re setting up an e-commerce website, you’ll probably need to install some plugins. These help extend WordPress’ functionality. With the right plugins, you’ll be able to add products to your website just as easily as other content.

Get started the right way with WordPress

There’s a lot to think about when launching your business website. The good news is that it’s not hard to avoid some of the most common mistakes. You’ll want to

We hope these steps help you create a new WordPress website within minutes. Looking for more helpful advice on growing your small business? Visit xneelo’s Insights portal.

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