You Can Build a WordPress Site in 24 Hours

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According to Search Engine Journal, if you want to learn how to setup a WordPress site in less than 24 hours, this step-by-step guide will help you get it up and running.

WordPress is a fantastic platform for building websites on the fly with little to no development time required to get up and running. In addition, WordPress has fantastic customizability ranging from being able to fully customize your theme, to finding plug-ins that have the functionality to do just about anything you want:
  • Choose a Good Domain Name: This should go without saying, but choosing a good domain name is half the battle toward creating a good website. A good domain name should generally be short, catchy, describe your business, and be keyword-related.
  • Choose a Good Host: Choosing a good web host for WordPress presents several challenges. A web host should be a positive addition to your website's arsenal.
  • Inventory Your Existing Website: Here, you can figure out whether or not you want to start over. If your existing website is so horrible you want to start over, I totally get it. I would not want to add that site to my portfolio either!
  • Download WordPress: Go to and download the install files for WordPress. After downloading, you can unzip the files.
  • Create a MySQL Database: Before proceeding with the WordPress installation, it will be necessary to create a MySQL database in Cpanel. Without a MySQL database, your WordPress installation will all be for naught.
  • Install WordPress in 15 Minutes: There are some changes you need to make to the WordPress install files before you move forward with installing WordPress. First of all, it is necessary to make changes to wp_config.php in order to ensure that your installation will work. Without these changes, your installation will have problems. Using your FTP solution, let's navigate to wp-config-sample.php. We have to re-name this file to wp-config.php for the file to work. Next, we are going to make changes to some items in the file: the database name, the database username, database password, and database host. The Database Username will be "username_db1". Enter your password. Now, the Database Host is set by your hosting provider. It will be necessary to contact their support and obtain this information for that wp-config.php item. This entire process should take around 5-10 minutes total.
  • Find a Good Theme: Now that WordPress is installed, it is important to find a good theme for our project.
  • Install the Theme: When you do find your theme, it's generally a simple matter of downloading the files, extracting the files, and uploading them to your server. You can then go into WordPress themes and change the theme over to the new one so you can test it out
  • Customize Your Theme: Looking at customizations of your theme, it is important that you can customize everything. There are different levels of customization available that can make or break your website efforts. If you have a theme that doesn't let you customize your content with your own coding, or you have to code in such a way that mimics the coding being used on the theme, then the theme is not coded well.
  • Find & Install Good Plug-Ins: Finding good plug-ins is necessary to make sure that you not only have the functionality that you need, but that enhanced functionality runs smoothly.
  • Permalink structure: In order to implement effective SEO, the first thing that should be changed is the structure of your permalinks. You can find these settings under Settings > Permalinks. I prefer using the following permalink structure: where category includes the blog post's category (keyword-optimized for the topical focus of your blog), and then a keyword-rich postname.
  • Changing From WWW To Non-WWW: If you are migrating an existing site over to WordPress, I recommend that you use the existing site URL. Changing from WWW from non-WWW in that instance will only cause more harm than good, and you can introduce serious SEO performance issues as a result.
  • Make Sure You Allow Search Engines to Index Your Site: This is a biggie and can lead to SEO performance issues if you don't configure this. You can find this setting in Settings > Reading > Search Engine Visibility.
  • Site Speed: Speed is king and can make or break your website performance, especially where conversions are concerned.
  • Be Sure to Noindex, Follow Archive Pages and Disable Archives You Don't Need: Archive pages are the king of duplicate content in WordPress. They can make or break a site, especially when the site reaches hundreds of pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaeAee
    amazing , anyways in 48 better all need time to rest ))))
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  • Profile picture of the author thedark
    The steps listed in the guide can be done in 2-3 hours if it is not first time you are doing it. If it is first time, if you follow the steps correctly, from this guide or any other guide on the web, it will take you 5-6 hours.

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  • Profile picture of the author AOCardy
    Building a website on your own is great but I don't think it's suitable for everyone. I mean, if you don't know much about the design in general, about UI/UX, and so on, you won't be able to make something that looks decent and attractive. Even if you use various templates and design tools it won't help much if you are not into this.
    Well, at least it works so for me. The design has never been my strong suit and I've always worked with designers or services like awesomic. I just couldn't come up with good ideas or realize something decent. And I believe this is true for many other people. At least if you need something high-quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author managepro
    WordPress is definitely the easiest platform for non-software-engineers to use to build a website. And there is a significantly large number of sites created on WordPress by non-software-engineers. That is why it powers 35% of the Websites on the Web.

    WordPress could be used for very simple blogs, or you can scale up with complex multiple functionalities to build an enterprise software, or use WordPress multisite to create a blog network, or use its plugins or themes to extend site functionality, or write your own plugins of themes.

    There is a large span of functions, some of these functions definitely need software engineers to do the job, however there is a significant bit of more that non-software-engineers could do on WordPress websites, for e.g. creating and managing content, products, prices, these are tasks that need to be done on a daily perpetual basis, this is better done by the business folks

    However tasks like finding the right plugin for the job, or daily backups, or managing updates to themes or plugins, these are jobs better done by software engineers

    WordPress has a great user & role management system which allows to create users and provide specific access to the users

    Like business users could simply get an editor role, or a product shop manager could get a shop manager role, so these users will be able to perform only these functions.

    Since these roles do not have access to the engineering functions such as manage theme, plugins, navigation, settings etc, these users cannot break the site.They can perform only their specific business functions.

    Here is a quick overview of what business users could do themselves, and what needs a software engineer:

    List of activities business users could do themselves:

    Creating and Managing:
    Discounts / Coupouns
    Social Posting
    Social Sharing

    List of activities that are better done by software engineers:

    Building overall Site Structure & Navigation.
    Setting-up Themes
    Setting-up Business Plugins
    Caching / Performance / CDN
    Daily Backups
    WordPress Core / Theme / Plugin Updates

    A great way for effectively build WordPress Websites quickly and effectively for the long run would be for Business users to function with support from Software Engineers, so the business owners can perform their daily tasks

    While the Software Engineers take care of the tech stuff and provide helpdesk and functional support to the business users.

    Thanks and Best Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author tyramehra123
    You can definitely build a website in 24 hrs., and then you can make changes in it based on your content and within how many pages you want to classify your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author websocial
    If you are a bit experienced in wordpress, you can do a basic 5-10 pages website with content in about 2-4 hours. I have created one decent wordpress website of 10 pages in 3 hours.
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    • Profile picture of the author davehayes

      Read the reviews on list building & blog promotion, so you save time & money

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  • Profile picture of the author doriastover
    I will forever be grateful to you for your help. Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gaylenaramo
    These tips are very nice and they actually can be implemented in several hours. However, you still need deeper understanding of the processes that take place, so, 24 hors is definetely not enough to master anything, especially wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author nnamdi Maduka
    The steps are helpful and have a lot of thought behind it. Website designers especially beginners can use this to set up their site in few hours. Good job bro
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  • Profile picture of the author Brenya Sarfo
    It is possible to build a WordPress website in 24hrs. For a full optimised WordPress website, you will be needing closely 24hrs to 48hrs.
    I built my personal blog website [Edited by Moderator] in less than 24hrs so, it is possible to build a fully optimized WordPress website in 24hrs
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Too many are focused on the 'hours' - whether it takes 24 or 48 - or if they could do it faster...or not work so hard. You could do it in a day or 2 or 3 or a week - and that discussion of 'how long' could go on here for weeks....and still be a bit irrelevant.

    That totally misses the point of the thread! YOU can BUILD a Worpress site very quickly....THAT IS THE POINT.

    ANYONE with a little effort and time can create a wordpress site that looks you create more sites or work on the one you have you learn more about how to improve and add more to your site(s).

    You can hire a freelancer to do the tasks for you - but if you learn it yourself you are in control of your site. It's not that hard - it really is not.
    Saving one dog will not change the world - but the world changes forever for that one dog.
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  • Profile picture of the author drnet
    With Zero knowledge of WordPress in 2022 it can be done lol. In 2003 you had to hand-code everything in WordPress.

    WordPress has come a long long way. However, there is still much to learn but life is a lot easier.
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
      And in 2022, if you don't like Wordpress you have other options.

      Originally Posted by drnet View Post

      With Zero knowledge of WordPress in 2022 it can be done lol. In 2003 you had to hand-code everything in WordPress.

      WordPress has come a long long way. However, there is still much to learn but life is a lot easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author afztest
    okay, its possible to make a website in 24 hours by steps
    but , every step need to help and learn about
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  • Profile picture of the author ashwinsd
    Today it is easy to build websites in a day. Many nocode, drag and drop builders are coming up in the market.
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  • Profile picture of the author hasan029
    I have built 4 7 websites using WordPress. it takes maximum of 8 hours to all set
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  • Profile picture of the author alexriley2993
    Interesting post! wordpress is really a very helpful platform for those who want to build their website by their own and don't know coding.
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  • yes you can make wordpress site in 24 hr becouee it have so many features in wordpress it is easy to work on wordpress so yes u can make wordpress site in 24 hr .
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  • Profile picture of the author janhvi
    This is a really helpful guide, web designers can build a professional website on Wordpress CMS through this SEJ guide.
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  • Profile picture of the author pallavdas
    Can't agree more with you on this. Yes, we can learn wordpress from this guide and can design a website.

    But the other side of the coin is that websites might not be capable of handling the requirements of businesses and enterprises. In that case, you need a team of developers with good experience in cms website development.

    Rest you should always be ready to learn and implement your knowledge in web development.
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  • Profile picture of the author phpnetpro
    It's possible to build a WordPress site in a couple of hours. However, the best websites won't be created that fast. You create the bones and main structure of the site in that timeframe, but then you'll need to continue to add new pages to it on a regular basis for years or even decades.

    The advice here is pretty decent, even though they may be lacking a few of the more important details needed for a beginner to construct a quality website. Choice of web host is really important. I will always opt for speed over design. After building these sites for more than a decade, I've learned that there are some special tricks to make WP fast.

    I don't believe I saw caching mentioned above. This is really important for speed and to reduce server resource usage.

    Theme choice will very heavily affect the speed of your site. Using too many plugins or specific plugins with poor coding can also do the same thing.
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