Last updated on December 8th, 2017 at 12:56 pm
I don’t know any other more comprehensive tool for designing and building websites faster than WordPress. Really. On a daily usage scenario and with some trained experience, you will be able to get your professional blogging website up and running within 1 day. 1 day – literally. This is exactly how EverydayWP was born – designed, installed, set up and running in one day. Plus 2 articles written and published that very same day. If you really want to know how to create a website fast, this article will give you some useful hints.
What would you need for a blog start or a general company website?
If you are aiming to launch a blog or a simple company website fast, this is what you would need for the absolute basic start:
- good web hosting
- a child theme
The free version of GeneratePress can offer enough for a good start. If you want to get more control over design and walk around out of the box, then try the GeneratePress Premium. For the general blogger, it gives more than enough. If you are designing a simple company page, you will get page headers, sections, control over typography, backgrounds, layout etc. on a much more advanced level.
Next, to the absolute basic WP install package chosen here, there are some useful and necessary plugins. Some of them are taking care of the WordPress security as for example Wordfence. Others are necessary for you to get ready for SEO, like Yoast SEO.
The following points are the ones to think about next:
- search engine optimization plugin – recommended using Yoast SEO
- security plugin – Wordfence is a very good choice
- visitors tracking with Google Analytics
You should set up a Google Analytics and a Google Search Console* (*highly recommended) accounts. You can directly insert the tracking code if you are using GeneratePress Premium. Read how to do it here.
In case, you want to spice up your web design and you are a fan of getting more design freedom, then Page builders are a great addition. Page builders help to build the content of pages and posts in a faster and very often visual way. The page builder I can truly recommend is Elementor. I use Elementor Pro for almost every client’s project today. The free version of the plugin is an very good start for any company website. In case, you need more functionality, then the Pro version is an excellent choice. It will save you lots of time and 5-6 additional WP plugins. In this article, there is an overview of all Elementor’s free and Pro features.