A website is the forefront of every business to widen its reach, attract the internet goers, build a reputation online, and expand your brand awareness etc. Learning how to create a website in Nigeria for your business is a good advantage considering the current change in technology and the need to have a web presence.
A lot of people are interested in asking how much it costs to create a website in Nigeria, but little did they know that they can create and design a website at low-cost or even free. The old days of having knowledge of php, html and css before you can build your own website in Nigeria has long gone as many people have adopted the use of CMS in creating a website easily.
The importance of having a website for your business can not be underestimated, and while people can create a free website in Nigeria using a sub domain like www.yourname.blogspot.com or www.yourname.wordpress.com others go for paid domain website like www.yourname.com. I would recommend anyone who wants to create a website in Nigeria to go for a paid domain as it will make your business to look professional, it gives you credibility and you will have control of your website. It is currently easy to register your preferred domain name with .com.ng extension if your website focused mainly for Nigerian audiences while you can still register your extension at .com, .org, .net etc. There are many categories of websites you can create in Nigeria depending on your area of focus such as business website, online store, restaurant, designer, portfolio, photography, accommodation, blog, events, music, news portal, schools, fashion & beauty etc.
How To Create A Website In Nigeria
1. Pick A Platform
There are many platforms you can use to build your website for free such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. These are the most common ones because of their user-friendly advantage and it can use to build small or big websites. They are also mobile and tablet friendly and as a beginner, it is a good platform to learn and create a professional website.
2. Choose A Domain Name + Web Hosting Registrar
A registrar is a company that registers your domain name for you with a price for a period of time (mostly one year at a time) while it can be renewed upon expiry. Your registrar can be any company provided they can do the task and you can also change registrar if there is need for that. Some of the companies that can register a website for you are;
After registering your domain name, you will need to choose a hosting partner. In most cases, the registrar will also provide a hosting plan for you which you will liable to pay monthly or yearly. A good hosting partner is important because it will consists of your website storage capacity and how much speed it requires your website to load.
3. Register Your Domain Name
Your domain name is the name of your website and if you are building your website for business or other kinds, then I will advise you to choose a name that will match your company’s name. Such as www.yourbusinessname.com. Your domain name is very important as it requires people to easily remember it and link it up with your companies name.
You need to make sure that your domain name is brand able, easy to pronounce and spell, easy to remember. If you are building a blog, it is important to choose a domain name that bests reflects what you intended to share with people. You cannot be blogging about fashion while your domain names sounds like techlog.com.
It is important to make sure your domain name is available for registration as most people discover that their preferred domain name has been registered by someone else and needs to brainstorm for another unique name. If someone has registered your domain name, you can only buy it from them which will be very expensive in most cases or you find another better name.
4. Setup Your Site
When your website is hosted and can be visibly seen in the web, the next formidable step to take is to launch a WordPress platform. WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that enables anyone with no web programming skills or experience to build a complete, professionally looking and functional website or blog. All you have to do is to install and setup a WordPress theme on your hosting control panel (cPanel) and configure it to your domain name. Once you have done this and also installed the needed plugins, your site will start to display on the internet.
Steps To Setup Your WordPress Website
- Log in to your hosting account.
- Go to your control panel.
- Scroll down and look for the “WordPress” icon application.
- Choose the domain where you want to install your website.
- Click the “Install Now” button and you should get access to your new WordPress website.
Pick A Theme For Your Site
- Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
- Go to plugins.
- Search for theme plugins (depending on your kind of site).
- Install and activate it.
If it is a blog, then publish your first post which can be seen in the dashboard and if it is business website, e-commerce, restaurant etc., you will also create pages in the website, insert pictures, write your contact details etc.
Installing plugins for your website.
Plugins are extensions that are built to expand WordPress capabilities, adding characters and functions to your site to make it look better or work better to your plans.
You will install plugins depending on what you want the plugin to do for you.
Once, you have installed and setup WordPress in your domain, you have created your first website. Congrats!
Building and designing your website in Nigeria requires constant updates as your business grows, you will need to add more products or services to your websites or redesign the theme to make it look astounding.
Other things that you may need in your website;
- Getting optimized by search engines (SEO)
- Social medial page creation and integration
- Getting noticed
- Filling out desired information
I am glad you have learn how to create your website in Nigeria and I look forward in getting your recommendations for this information. Do share the post in social media and inform others to learn it too.
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