So you want to know how long it takes to build a website in wordpress?
I wish it were that simple, but it just depends on too many things to give you a simple answer, but I will do my best to give you a few scenarios that should get you somewhere near an answer.
If you already have a domain name registered and pointing to a web host, then it only takes about 2 mins to install wordpress and have a basic (but empty) website up and running.
If you want to install a theme and make a few changes, then you are probably looking at 15 to 30 mins for a very basic setup.
A more comprehensive wordpress site, with multiple pages, menus, sidebars etc to setup can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days.
And of course if you are looking for a fully customised multi page site then it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks or months to have it fully built and tested to be ready for deployment.
Does that answer your question?
I hope so.
WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for building websites, its simple to use for even the most beginner, but with a little bit of skill and knowledge you can make it look as good as any $50,000 custom coded website will look.
How to Build A Website in WordPress:
The first step required to make a simple website is to choose a domain name, and register it with a domain register. Once you have done that you need to point it to a webhost.
The domain then needs to propagate over to the new server, which can take anywhere from 5 mins to 72 hours. (usually for a new domain its done within 30 mins)
Once you have your domain pointing to your webhost, then you can login to your webhost account and install WordPress. Most webhosts nowdays offer a free installation script for WordPress and other popular site builders. If your host does not supply one, then you can either move to a different host who does offer wordpress, or you can manually install it by FTPing the files to the server and running the installation script. This process usually takes about 10 mins once you know what you are doing.
When WordPress is initially installed, it will show their standard theme, along with a couple of example posts and comments. You just delete the posts, pages and comments, and look through the free themes available until you find something you like.
Or you can use a premium theme, Divi and Elementor are 2 great theme options that both offer hundreds of sample layouts for you to get started with.
When you are happy with your theme, you can install any plugins you need, and then start adding your content.
Some Frequently Asked Questions: