How to Design a Website Like This One

I’ve decided to make a record of my experience in creating this and other websites using WordPress. This is a series of short articles that you can access through the menu above (under Resources for Writers / Website Tutorial), taking you step by step through what you need to know to make a professionally functioning site.

There are a lot of words, because there are a lot of concepts to cover. Actually doing the steps to get a basic site up and running, took me about an hour the last time I did it, but of course I already knew what to do.

So, if you want to set up a website for yourself or for a group of people like our Herd here, follow the link and do it in stages. The parts I’ve written so far take you up to the point of having a functioning site with any number of fixed pages and a blog, a menu, and spam protection. I’ll probably be revising these based on your comments, and I have a list of additional topics yet to be written.

Please comment here, or on the pages themselves, if you have questions or suggestions for improving the content.


How to Design a Website Like This One — 5 Comments

  1. Tyler, thank you. I am thinking of putting together my own website and this will prove very helpful.


  2. I just noticed that your links between articles don’t work (at least, the first two don’t.) I can get to everything via the table of contents, but it is nice not to have to go back and forth.

  3. This is a highly useful set of postings, Tyler. I will post a link on the MNSpec site and also suggest that other people I know who might be interested check it out.

  4. Yes, this is high on my list of good intentions. While I have a number of blogs that I don’t really keep updated, what I’d like to do is create a web/blog on the specific subject I have been researching for ages. Thanks for the directions.