In Malaysia with 4 Easy and Simple Steps.

Before We Start

What is WordPress

WordPress is the most popular content management system to create website or blog. In fact, WordPress powers 38% of all the websites on the Internet. Based on Usage Statistics and Market Share by W3 Techs, there is more than 27 millions WordPress website worldwide, more than 20,000 WordPress website in Malaysia.

We will use WordPress.org, not WordPress.com 

5 reasons

Why use WordPress

1. Is Free, Open-Source & always up-to-date up latest trends;
2. Easy to learn with the huge community
3. Easy to scale up / expand with themes and plugins
4. SEO Friendly & Google love it; 
5. Do not lock down like WIX / SquareSpace

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Let’s start how to create a website

Step 1

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is the place to your website files live, is like your house where your website live.

What is domain name?

Domain name is an address that people type in the browser to go to your website.
Web hosting is your house & domain name will be your address for the visitor to visit you.

For better SEO, get Top-level domain (LTD) example like: .com; .net; .org & .edu.
You may check up Domain Names — SEO Best Practices by Moz

Search your domain now!

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Step 2

WordPress Hosting Suggestion

I had tried / use more than 10 web hosting company in the pass, here are some web hosting companies that I’m using / used before.

Exabytes WordPress Hosting

I would suggest getting the Exabytes WordPress hosting PRO plan as it comes with FREE domain, Smart Update, Speed Kit & Backup to Cloud Pro

1. Speed Kit itself cost USD5.99/mo (around RM25) @ Plesk
2. Jetpack Personal is cost USD3.50/mo  (around RM15) @ Jetpack
3. I always suggest client have their own backup, this is very important, with Backup to Cloud Pro, you can backup your website to 3rd party cloud storage like Dropbox, Google Drive.

If you use for online store (WooCommerce), I’ll suggest you use WP Essential / Plus Pro.

SiteGround WordPress Hosting

SiteGround WordPress Hosting is very famous among the WordPress Community, reasons that their infrastructure is fast & support is the best in the industry,  another reason is they pay affiliate fee very well. Recently they move their infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

The downside is limited resources & renewal fee is high.

If you prefer SiteGround, I would suggest you go for GrowBig 36 months, and remember to choose the location that close to your target audience.

Please remember the renewal fee is close to 4x more.

Cloudways WordPress Cloud Hosting

If you like to use Cloud VPS like Digital OceanLinode, GCP, or AWS, Cloudways makes it easier for you. You get to configure the specification that suits your needs. Unlike shared hosting, you do not share resources with others.

Please note that it doesn’t come with FREE domain, backup & CDN, you may purchase the domain separately from NameCheap or Exabytes and all other services at additional cost.

Ulement WordPress Manage Services

Ulement . Malaysia Web Design . SEO . WordPress Maintenance and Manage Services

If you need Lightning-Fast Web Hosting, Top Notch Security with Professional-Grade Web Application Firewall, WordPress’s theme, and Plugin Management, Daily Backup, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and many more, we will manage for you 🙂

Step 3

Choose the right WordPress theme

Theme is like the cloth of your WordPress website, you may choose the most suitable WordPress theme that suite your business website.

WordPress Theme Repository

You can find all kinds of FREE themes, from blog to news portal to business to eCommerce website.

ThemeForest Marketplace

Themeforest
ThemeForest Marketplace

The Best WordPress theme Marketplace, but most of them are overweight. Suggest use the bestseller theme with Elementor, for examples like Bridge or Phlox Pro.

Best WooCommerce Theme

Shoptimizer is the fastest WooCommerce theme I had used. It designed for better conversion. With proper speed optimization, you can get 90+ at Google PageSpeed Insights.

Step 4

Import website demo

Neve WordPresss Theme
Neve WordPresss Theme

This documentation teaches you how to import demo with FREE fast & lightweight theme Neve by Themeisle

 Phlox Pro WordPress Theme
Phlox Pro WordPress Theme

This documentation teaches you how to import demo with Multipurpose theme Phlox Pro from ThemeForest

Shoptimizer WordPress Theme
Shoptimizer WordPress Theme

This documentation teaches you how to import demo with Shoptimizer theme from CommerceGurus

After the demo is installed, you may use Elementor to replace the image & text with your content.

Please note that Elementor is Page Builder, not post builder, to create post, please use WordPress editor – Gutenberg.

Bonus

Here are some of my MUST-HAVE plugins list for WordPress website.

Google Site kit is the official WordPress plugin from Google for insights about how people find and use your site.

SEOPress is a powerful WordPress SEO plugin to optimize your SEO, boost your traffic, improve social sharing, build custom HTML and XML Sitemaps, create optimized breadcrumbs, add schemas / Google Structured data types, manage redirections 301 and so much more.

Shortpixel Image optimization plugin. There is no better compression result than ShortPixel. It compresses images and PDFs, WebP convert, and many more.

WP Fluent Forms create contact Forms are just a few clicks away. Select your form fields, click on them or just drag & drop them to the editor, put some dynamic conditional logics if necessary.

Ninja Firewall
NinjaFirewall (WP Edition) is a true Web Application Firewall. It allows any blog administrator to benefit from very advanced and powerful security features that usually aren’t available at the WordPress level, but only in security applications such as the Apache ModSecurity module or the PHP Suhosin extension.

Simple History works as a log/history/audit log/version history of the most important events that occur on WordPress.

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Tips, Tutorials and Resources

Web Design Tool – Color

Color Scheme Scheme Color There are no place better than Scheme Color if you need to looks for inspiration of color. The aim of SchemeColor is to help, inspire, and most importantly, create an environment for meaningful collaboration and information dispersal. The site is for both the accomplished designer/artist and for someone who is looking for…

The Best Time to Update WordPress

For any major release of WordPress / Theme / Plugin, I will always wait for at least minor update is release. Example like WordPress 5.5, I’ll wait for the release of WordPress 5.5.1.

Disable Sitemaps XML feature in WordPress 5.5

As once of the core feature of WordPress 5.5 is the auto sitemaps XML, but if you already have SEO plugins installed, this may cause duplication or conflict with sitemaps that is generated from the SEO plugins. Therefore, is better to disable the sitemaps feature in WordPress 5.5

Malaysia WordPress Community

WordPress Meetup is for all WordPress users from new to experienced to get together and discuss all things WordPress.

Regardless of whether you use WordPress for business or pleasure, as a blogger, developer, or designer, our monthly meetups are sure to help you get the most out of this amazing open-source software.

We would love for you to be a part of our welcoming, active and enthusiastic group. So please join us and come along to the next event!

Just like WordPress, joining the group and attending our meetup is absolutely free!

WordPress Meetup Kuala Lumpur
WordPress Meetup Kuala Lumpur

WordPress Meetup Penang
WordPress Meetup Penang
WordPress Meetup Kota Kinabalu
WordPress Meetup Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia Elementor Community

Calling all Elementor enthusiasts! Malaysia Elementor users unite and meet to share, learn and support one another.

Element Meetup Kuala Lumpur
Element Meetup Kuala Lumpur
Elementor Meetup Penang
Elementor Meetup Penang

Happy Client Success Stories

FINEXUS Group's Google Analytics dashboard
FINEXUS Group’s Google Analytics dashboard

Outdated WordPress website with old content.

Solution & Result
Rebuild the WordPress website from scratch with better SEO content & structure. The result of first month is crazy, main keywords on page 1, 70% of traffic are from organic search.

Spring Wedding’s Google Analytics dashboard
Spring Wedding’s Google Analytics dashboard

Client’s WordPress website dropped from number 1 to page 6 due to an “enhancement” done by another web developer. When I took over in July, I found out WordPress, Theme & plugins were not updated for many years.

Solution & Result
After 2 weeks of site audit, I managed to solve all the of the WordPress theme and plugins issues, fine-tuned with keywords and structure. The result: the website ranked back to number 1 in less than a week and the rest is history.

SuitMulti’s Google Analytics dashboard
SuitMulti’s Google Analytics dashboard

Website original is build with WIX and is is hard to find in Google, every time client needs to spends lots of Google ads to see traffic.

Solution & Result
Rebuild the WordPress website from scratch with better SEO content & structure, the end result is amazing, organic reach is increase and most important is main keywords rank on number 1.

Why Our Customers Love Us

Malaysia Web Design and Development • WordPress Maintenance Services

Julian and Seryee from Ulement are trustworthy and reliable solution providers. I like their speed while answering to my requests. I’ll would say give them a shot if anyone asks me about their services.
Clement Loh
Group CEO Of Finexus Group
Julian is a passionate designer who always trying his best. He took the initiative to followup closely with our team to make sure the project can be completed on time. We are pleased to work with him and start our new project with him soon.
Beh Chor How
CEO of Enfrasys Consulting
Julian has helped me tremendously making my business WordPress website faster. I liked his professional process, his deep knowledge and the friendly and open way we worked together. I am very happy with the results, and we will continue optimizing the site, as this is a constant task.
Dr. Klaus Reichert
Business Consultant

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