Sunday, August 30, 2015
Select a website design service (if you do not intend to build the site yourself) and discuss your website needs and a price for the design. The more customization you desire, the higher the price will be. Make a note of the total cost of the site creation and ensure that the designer includes in the price a couple of weeks or months for tweaking and correction. If you want to design your own website, skip this step.
Select website design software, and make a note of the price. Website design software ranges in price from hundreds of dollars for software used mainly by skilled designers to very low-cost software, used mainly by amateurs or beginners. You might be able to find free website design software that suits your purposes if you want a basic, information-only website.
Determine whether you will use a pre-built template for your website or design your site from scratch. Some website building software comes with free templates. Other software offers more elaborate templates for a fee. Once you select your design software, check the availability of templates and determine a price for a template, if you want to use one.
Select royalty-free art for your website, if you want custom artwork. If you're designing your website from scratch, you need artwork to make it more attractive. Because most business people are not graphic artists, purchasing royalty-free artwork is the best option for a custom website look. Record the price of all the art you want for your website.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Make a list of the basic features your website needs. Examples include a description of what the ministry does, details of events, Christian resources such as videos and articles and contact information. If you do not run the ministry yourself, collaborate with the pastor or ministry leader on this step.
Make a list of between five and 10 key words or terms that describe your website and the ministry. They should be simple words and phrases that Internet users are likely to type into a search engine. For example, if the ministry is a women's outreach in L.A., your key words might be 'women's ministry,' 'Bible teaching,' 'Christian growth' and 'Los Angeles.'
Write a short description of the website. It should feature key words and summarize the ministry and the content of the website. It will be the first thing people read when they find your website through a search engine.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Sign in to your Gmail account at gmail.com.
Click on the gears icon on the upper-right of your Gmail screen, next to your Gmail address, and select 'Mail Settings.'
Click on the 'Accounts' tab.
Click 'Add a mail account you own' in the 'Get mail from other accounts:' section. A new window emerges.
Type in the name of your Horde account in the 'Name:' text box, and the email address for your Horde account in the 'Email address' text box. Click 'Next Step.'
Type in your Horde account username in the 'Username' text box, your Horde account password in the 'Password' text box, and the name of your Horde account's POP server in the 'POP Server' text box. Select the correct POP server port number from the drop-down menu. The POP server name and port number are obtainable from your Web-hosting provider.
Check the 'Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server' box if you want to preserve the original mail on your POP server. Check the 'Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail' if your POP server supports the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) option. Check the 'Label incoming messages' box as your Horde email address if you want to distinguish your Horde mail from your Google mail. Check the 'Archive incoming messages' box if you do not want your Horde mail to appear in your inbox, but rather be archived.
Click 'Add Account.' If you have typed in your username, password and POP server name correctly, you have then successfully imported or forwarded your Horde mail to Gmail. If there is mail in your Horde inbox at this time, you will soon see them within your Gmail account, based on the settings in Step 7.
Right-click inside your hosting folder and select “New Folder.”
Name the folder “Blog.”
Download and unzip WordPress to your computer.
Log in to the cPanel of your Web-hosting account and create a new database for your WordPress installation.
Open the WordPress folder on your computer.
Rename the 'wp-config-sample.php' file to 'wp-config.php.'
Open the 'wp-config.php' file using Notepad.
Type your database name and database username and password from Step 5. Save the file.
Copy the WordPress files located on your computer to the Blog folder on your Web server.
Log in to your Zen Cart Admin Dashboard at mydomain.com/zencart/admin. Replace “mydomain.com” with the URL of your website.
Click “Tools” and “EZ Pages.” Click the “New File” button.
Type “yoursite.com/blog,” replacing “yoursite.com” with the URL of your site in the “Link URL” box.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Launch your Internet browser and visit the 1&1 Control Panel page. Log in using your 1&1 username and password (see Resources).
Click on the package you wish to add a parked domain to. If you only have one hosting package, ignore this step. The website will now take you to the hosting package administration page.
Click on 'Domains' under the Domains category. Then click on the 'New' button above the list of domains and select 'Add domain.'
Type the domain name you wish to add to your account in the 'Domain Name' field. Then click on the 'Check Domain' button. A new page will now load, telling you if the domain name is available for registration or not. If it isn't, click on 'Search Again,' choose a new domain name and repeat this step. If it is available, read the 'Terms and Conditions' and click on the check box. Then click on 'Next.'
Select either a 'Public' or 'Private' domain registration by clicking on one of the radio buttons. With a public registration, 1&1 will link your personal details to your domain name registration. With a private one, Internet users who perform a search on your domain name will not be able to access your personal details. Read the 'Terms and Conditions,' click on the check box and click on 'Next.'
Click on 'Order' to finalize the registration process. The Web host 1&1 will now add and park your domain.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Make an outline of the different sections of your website. Planning the organizational structure of your resume website in advance will make it easier to create the navigation of your site. You will want to include an area for work experience, skills, education, and professional development. Depending on the type of job you're seeking, you may want to include a portfolio section to showcase samples of your work.
Create a template for your website. In this step, you will create the basic look and layout of your resume site. Choose a color theme appropriate for your industry. For example, if you are seeking an accounting position, you will want your resume site to look very professional. Choosing a very bright and bold color scheme may not convey the right image to potential employers.
Save your template and set editable regions. Your editable regions are the areas that will be different on each page of your resume site. The main content area should be editable, and your navigation should remain uneditable. If you need to change the navigation of your site to include an additonal area of expertise, for example, you will only need to change the template file and the change will affect every page of your website.
Create the other pages of your site based on the areas you identified in Step 1. Save each page with an applicable name, such as Work History for the page that includes a chronological history of your previous employment.
Add content to the various pages of your resume website. Use actionable words and phrases, and use keywords that will stand out to the potential employers that you're hoping to attract. You can include photos of yourself if you choose. If you have photos of yourself participating in volunteer work, it would be appropriate to include those within the area of your site that describes your volunteer involvement.
Publish your website to your hosting account using an FTP client, such as Core FTP. Core FTP is available as a free download, and is very simple to use.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
To get started, you will need to determine what types of affilate programs and products you will be promoting. This is very important as your domain name should relate to your affiliate programs. It's best to start with affiliate programs that relate to a subject you are interested in, and have knowledge about. Sign up for 6 related programs/products, read all of the information provide on the affiliate site to become familiar with the package/product, then copy and paste your affiliate links to your notepad and save to your desktop.
The next step will be to register a domain name (a link to low-cost domains has been provided below, under the Resources heading). Choosing a domain name that reflects the products and services offered is very important. For instance, if you are promoting pet products, a good example of a domain name would be 'TheBestPetProducts.com'.
You will then need to set-up hosting for your website. This is usually available from the site in which you purchased your domain name, such as godaddy, etc. Sign-up for a minimum of 1 year to get the best priced packages.
From here, you will need to create a website that features the 6 affiliate products. This is easily done by doing short reviews on each product. Use a photo and a short paragraph with a link to the affiliate site.
Begin marketing your new website. This can be done in a number of ways, from free classifieds to paid banners and PPC promotions. Once you have got the system down, you can begin to add additional products to your website or start new ones.
For information on finding the cheapest domain names, low-cost hosting and easy-to-use website builders, visit the link below, under the Resources heading, titled 'Creating A Website'.