These are the top 10 things you should know going into making a website.

I will be releasing a blog article each week on one of these topics.


A domain name

This is the address of your website on the internet. It’s what people will type into their browser to access your site.
More on “What is a Domain Name?”

Web hosting

This is the service that will host your website on the internet. It provides the server space and bandwidth needed to serve your site’s content to visitors.
More on “What is Web Hosting?”

A content management system (CMS)

This is the software that will allow you to create and manage the content on your website. Popular CMS options include WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.

A design or theme

This is the visual layout and style of your website. You can create your own design or use a pre-made theme.

Website content

This is the actual content of your website, including text, images, videos, and other multimedia elements.

A navigation menu

This is how visitors will move around your website. It should be easy to use and understand.

Contact information

This is how visitors can get in touch with you or your business. This could include a contact form, email address, or phone number.

Social media integration

This is how you can link your website to your social media profiles. This can help you drive traffic to your site and improve engagement with your audience.

Search engine optimization (SEO)

This is how you can improve your website’s visibility in search engine results. This can help more people find your site when they search for relevant keywords.

Maintenance and updates

Your website will need regular maintenance and updates to keep it running smoothly and securely. This can include things like backups, security measures, and bug fixes.

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