How to Use WordPress as a Website

how to build a wordpress web site, web design

WordPress is a robust, user-friendly content management system that powers more than 70 million websites. More than a fifth of all new websites created this year will be powered by WordPress—and it already powers more than 14% of the top 1 million websites. You can build everything from a simple blog to a Fortune 500 company website if you know how to leverage the tools available through system.

Have you ever wanted to create your own website? In our new HOW Design University course, 28 Days to Your First WordPress SiteJesse Friedman takes you through the process step-by-step with written lessons, dozens of tutorial videos and additional resources. Give yourself four weeks, and you’ll walk away with a WordPress-powered site of your own. The course starts Monday, April 16—register today!

And, of course, we’re also doing a series here on HOW Interactive about how to set up a free WordPress blog quickly—in just 21 days, in fact! If you can’t wait for all the steps to be revealed, you can get a PDF download of 21 Days to Your First WordPress Blog at now. Each day includes one action item to take care of, along with helpful tips for navigating WordPress. It includes all the steps to build your first WordPress blog, plus screenshots and resources for learning more about web design.