How to create a website​

in Malaysia with 4 Easy and Simple Steps.​

Before We Start

What is WordPress

WordPress is most popular content management system  to create website or blog. In fact, WordPress powers 36% of all the websites on the Internet. Based on BuildWith data, there are more than 27 millions WordPress website worldwide, more than 20,000 WordPress website in Malaysia.

At here 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 huge community
3. Easy to scale up / expand with themes & 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

Steps 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 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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Steps 2

WordPress Hosting Suggestion

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.

SiteGround WordPress Hosting Plans

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.

Exabytes WordPress Hosting

I would suggest getting the 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.

Exabytes WordPress Hosting Plans

Smart Updates
Service analyzes the update, identifies the changes, and decides if the update should be performed on a production website.

Speed Kit
The one-click solution to accelerate your website speed by up to 300%.

Backup to Cloud Pro
Easily schedule automatic backups to the most popular cloud storage.

Self Managed WordPress Cloud Hosting

If you like to use Cloud VPS like Digital Ocean, Linode, 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.

Cloudways Managed Cloud Hosting Platform
Cloudways Managed Cloud Hosting Platform

Ulement

WordPress 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 Optimisation (SEO) and many more, we will manage for you 🙂

Steps 3

Choose the which WordPress theme to use

Wordpress Theme

WordPress theme directory

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

Themeforest

ThemeForest

Best WordPress theme Marketplace, but most of them are overweight. Suggest using the best seller with Elementor, for examples like Bridge or Phlox Pro.

Best WooCommerce Theme

The fastest WooCommerce theme I had used. It designed for better conversion. With proper optimisation, you can get 90+ @ Google PageSpeed Insights.

Steps 4

Import Demo

Neve

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

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

This documentation teach 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
Site Kit is the official WordPress plugin from Google for insights about how people find and use your site. Site Kit is the one-stop solution to deploy, manage, and get insights from critical Google tools to make the site successful on the web. It provides authoritative, up-to-date insights from multiple Google products directly on the WordPress dashboard for easy access, all for free.

SEOPress
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 optimisation plugin, there is no better compression result than ShortPixel. It compresses images and PDFs, WebP convert and many more.

commonWP
commonWP is a plugin that enables usage of free, public CDN (jsDelivr) for open source JavaScript and CSS files.

WP Fluent Forms
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, and voila! You got your unique, super rich form.

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
The plugin works as a log/history/audit log/version history of the most important events that occur in WordPress.

WordPress Web Design

Tips, Tutorials and Resources

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 meetups is absolutely free!

Malaysia Elementor Community

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

Need help to Manage your WordPress Website?
Security Problem? Remove Malware? Performance Issue?
Optimisation? SEO Problem?

WordPress Website Design

WordPress Website Design

Best SEO Practices WordPress Website
that Helps your Business Grow

eCommerce Website

eCommerce Website

Transform your offline shop to online Store, from Shopify to EasyStore to WooCommerce

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Get your Website be Found by Search Engines and Rank Higher than your Competitors

WordPress Managed Service

WordPress Managed Service

Keep your WordPress Website always Load Fast, Secure and Up to Date

Malware Removal

WordPress Malware Removal

Removing Malware from your Hacked Website and withdraw from Google Blacklist

WordPress Optimization

WordPress Optimization

Improve Search Engines Ranking and Conversion with Fast Loading Website

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

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