Facebook has not accepted your page because it violates community standards. But you won’t find anything offensive by your side. Do you really just want to make your business public? Or maybe help animals in need. I bet this happens a lot lately for no reason. But what can we do about it? Complain? This never works. Here is what I would suggest you do.

In addition, create your own Website. Yes, you read it right, that’s what I just said. CREATE. Even if you do not have any experience in Webdesign or programming. What if I tell you that you do not need all that to get yourself an amazing Site? All you have to do, follow me step by step.

  1. You need a domain and hosting provider. More on that later in my article
  2. After you all set install WordPress. You will find it in the C-Panel of your hosting account (WordPress Softaculous Software)
  3. Open up WordPress after installation (Admin)

Dashboard and Plugins

On the left-hand side, you will see the dashboard. Next, we have to install some Plugins. Hover over Plugins and click on add new. You will find lots of Plugins, but for right now we only concentrate on the important ones.

  • WordFence – secure your site
  • Akismet Spam Protection
  • All in One SEO
  • GDPR Cookie Consent
  • Hummingbird
  • Manage WP Worker
  • Smush
  • WP Mail SMTP
  • Updraft Plus WordPress Backup Plugin
  • SiteKit

WordFence secures your site. Install the plugin and activate it. After activation, go through the wizard. Your first step will be the download .htaccess. Then you can continue to complete the setup. Enable brute force protection and change the first 2 settings to a lower number, for instance, 5. Don’t forget to start your first Scan.

Akismet Spam Protection blocks Spam.

All in One SEO you will need this for your site ranking.

Hummingbird is controlling your cache.

Smush compress your images.

Updraft Plus WordPress Backup Plugin for your regular Backup

Site Kit Google Analytic Tool

MonsterInsights to Connect with Site Kit

AddToAny Share Button let you share your pages with all social media platforms

Manage WP Worker connect your Website to ManageWP. There you can update your plugins without opening your WP Site. It also lets you know when your site is down, and for how long it was out. ManageWP provides you with other important tools and functions you can use. You may also want to consider opening an account on Cloudflare. It helps you with the better performance of your site.

Site Kit by Google – Analytics, Search Console, AdSense, Speed: You need a google account first to get connected with Google

MonsterInsights will connect you with Google account

Facebook
This is how your Analytics will look like.

Connecting WP Site with Facebook

You can easily connect your Website with your Facebook profile and other social Profiles using All In One SEO. The wizard will take you through the settings.

The next step we have to take is setting up a Theme. Finding the right one is not so easy. The first thing you should think about is what you want to express with your page. Is it for a business, an online store, a blog, or maybe a combination of everything? What business are you presenting? Which type of business, company, or private institution?

Another aspect is the speed of the theme. If your site is too slow, it is bad for your business and the number of visitors drops. Future customers will turn to competitors quickly because nobody wants to wait too long for the website to open up.

Your Theme

For right now all that we have is the default theme. Of course, you can use it and customize it the way you want.

Facebook vs. WordPress
Default Theme and Customization Options

Let us search for some nice-looking Themes. It needs to be fast and SEO-ready. Also easy to customize, right? But how can we find what we are looking for? There are lots of Themes on WordPress. Let’s go back to the dashboard, hover over Appearance, and click on Themes.

Themes View

Now, click Add New and a new window will pop up. For right now we have about 4381 Themes available. Also, we can choose between popular, latest, and favorites. Or you type in the search, what kind of Theme you looking for, such as Blog, Business, Portfolio, and so on. When you have found a theme that suits you, have a look at it in the preview before you install it. Most of the designs are very different from the ones shown. That’s why you have to customize it afterward for your needs. Read the details as well.

You can check out the Themes I used for my Websites. Persona, LifeStyle, Tierfamilie, Tierschutz, Giles-Design, and my Demo Shop.

Choose a lightweight Theme for faster loading such as:

  • Sydney
  • GeneratePress
  • Neve
  • Zakra
  • Astra
  • Airi
  • Ocean WP
  • Kadence
  • Writee
  • Newspaper
  • Schema
  • Revolution

But whatever theme you choose, it is all up to you. These are only suggestions.

Conclusion

So now that you installed WP and a decent theme, you can actually work on the Styling and the design to make your page look amazing. I’ll go on with this series and next to explain how the site is set up and styled. We will also create our first page and post and we will dive deeper into SEO. Now have a lot of fun and success with the creation of your WP page.

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