How To Start NewsPaper Website In WordPress From Scratch
The most common question I often receive in the comment box is How do I Make a Newspaper Website from the Scratch?
With the advancement of technology, people become smarter than before and they loves to read news online. This is the reason Newspaper agencies are developing online news portal and magazines to ensure their presence everywhere.
If you are one of them who is involved on news industry & trying to start an online newspaper, magazine or portal! You are in the right place to learn everything from the scratch.
In this post, I am going to demonstrate everything step by step without skipping any single step! You will learn:
Build Your Newspaper Website Using Cream Magazine WordPress Theme
Start Your News Portal Using Colormag WordPress Theme
Steps to Start a Newspaper or News Magazine Website?
Starting a newspaper website has become much easier nowadays as there are lots of CMS available in the market. You can use the CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress to start your news portal effectively.
This way you don't need any coding knowledge to start your news magazine online. You just need to register domain-hosting and you are ready to go!
You will find thousands of free Newspaper WordPress theme that will help you to start.
Register Domain & Hosting for Newspaper Website?
The basic need to start a newspaper website is choosing the best domain & hosting for your website. A domain name is the name & hosting is the online storage system like your computer hard disk.
If you choose low quality hosting, this may cause server down problem or slow performing server. This impact on your website reputation when people experience something bad on your website.
I recommend you to check & pick a plan from Bluehost. Because they offer affordable price hosting & super fast server performance at the same time. In terms of choosing annual plan, they offer free domain name for a year!
If you click the Get Started button, you will be taken to the next page that helps you to pick a plan for the newspaper. You need to choose a plan that suits your requirements.
Once you made your decision and select a plan, you will be taken to the next page that offers you to select a domain name. You can also add your previous domain here.
Note: If you don't claim your free domain on the time of purchase, you won't be able to claim it later. So, claim your domain when you purchasing your hosting plan.
After completing these steps, you will receive a confirmation email that contains all the login credentials. Use those login information to enter on your hosting control panel and setup WordPress on your website.
Because we will use Cream Magazine WordPress Theme that requires WordPress CMS to become functional.
Install WordPress on Your Hosting
On your Bluehost control panel, you will find WordPress Installer option that will help you to setup WordPress. Click on this option & fill all necessary information to complete the setup process.
This takes below 3 minutes to complete the process & activate the WordPress dashboard to start installing Newspaper theme on it. Don't share your WordPress Dashboard login credentials with anyone.
You can watch Step by Step WordPress Setup Video tutorial to learn more effectively.
Install WordPress Theme
Next step is installing WordPress Theme on your newspaper website. You will get tons of free & Premium Newspaper WordPress themes that you can use on your newspaper website.
On our video tutorial, I used Color Mag & Cream Magazine free WordPress themes from WordPress theme directory. You can download these themes & use on your news portal.
Setup Demo Content & Update the News
Different theme has different demo import options, you need to read the documentation properly from the theme manufacturer. This will help you importing demo on your website properly.
Importing demo on your website may take 5 to 20 minutes on average. You need to wait until the process complete. Please make sure in meantime no internet connection error happens.
Because interrupting the internet connection can cause serious break down problem that is hard to fix. You then need to start the whole process from the beginning. So, ensure a smooth internet connection while importing demo data.
Edit & Update Website Content & Publish
You need to remove all the demo content from your website & populate with all original content. You need to check every single element carefully and update properly. This will help you developing your newspaper website professionally.
You need to add high quality graphic & video content on your news to improve visual appearance. Though this took lots of hard work and afford, but you need to ensure best content on your newspaper website.
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