Website Steps

Buy a Domain Name

Having decided on your business idea you’ll need to decide what to call it. Your website will have a domain name and it’s a good idea if both of these match. Domain names are unique so you’ll need to check out if what you want is available. Explore availability on Heart Internet

Set up a hosting account

Your website needs to be accessible to the internet 24/7 and hosted on a  secure server. We provide hosting through a reputable company. We researched and evaluated all companies and have settled on A2hosting. Once a hosting account is set up a connection is made with your domain name and we install WordPress and then, if you want, a shop front – Woo Commerce

Choosing a theme

You now have a basic WordPress theme and the next thing to consider is how to customise it to make your own. WordPress has a whole bunch of free themes for you to choose from. We use Elegant themes Divi as it’s also a page builder. Page builders can really help you with page layouts and increase the professional look of your Website. 

Designing your site

With a theme installed you are ready to think about your design in more detail. You make want a logo created, think about what pages or post you will need and how you want the menu and structure of your site to look, What images will you use and what content do you need. You can do this on your own or we can work with you. 

Keeping your Website Secure

Once your website is live you’ll need to keep it as secure as possible, this requires regular maintenance. It’s really important to backup your site regularly so that you can relax knowing that whatever happens, your site can be reinstated quickly. The providers of WordpPress, WordPress Themes and Plugins are regularly  updating to ensure security or for improvements so it is really important that you are running the latest version. We can work with you on this.

Once your website is live you will want to keep it as secure as possible, this requires regular maintenance. It is really important to backup your site regularly so that you can relax knowing that whatever happens to your site it can be reinstated in a short time. Backups should be kept away from your actual website. The providers of WordpPress, WordPress Themes and Plugins are regularly  updating to ensure security or for improvements so it is really important that you are running the latest version on your site. So the task of updating is highly important. We can work with you on this.