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There are two ways you can build a website using WordPress and I will show you the easiest and free way to do this lastly.
So let me show you how to build a website using WordPress:
Build A Website Using WordPress – The Traditional Way
I still remember the days when you still had to pay a web designer to create a website for you. Those days are long gone with the arrival of platforms like WordPress.
Now you can build a website by simply creating a WordPress account and choose from hundreds of themes and plugins to suite your website design needs.
Once you have a WordPress account, you would then ideally purchase a domain name, have this domain hosted at a hosting company of your choosing and then connect your WordPress site to that domain.
I have created this post on WordPress and my hosting is absolutely free!
I also setup my website the easy way where it only takes 30 seconds to set it up. I will show you shortly how this is done, but first let us go through the steps building a WordPress site the traditional way (The less easy route):
Standard WordPress Setup
1.) Create a WordPress account
You will need to go to wordpress.com and click on “Getting Started” or the “Create your site” button.
Complete steps 1 to 4 and you are done. (Step 1 – Below)
2.) Purchase a domain name
Now that you have a WordPress account, it is recommended to choose and purchase a domain name. This cost is separate to hosting your website.
I also had to purchase my domain name: worktolivefree.com which costs me $13.99 a year.
Here are a couple of places you can purchase a domain name from: NameCheap.com or GoDaddy. You can then also decide to have them host your WorPress site as well.
I would normally shop around for best domain name prices as well as better hosting packages and deals.
3.) Web Hosting
This will be the place that you nominate to host your website or WordPress blog on. This will be at a monthly cost depending on the package you chose.
I have free hosting for my website: worktolivefree.com. (Keep on reading if you would like to see how it is done.)
Tip: Choose a hosting package that offers a free SSL certificate otherwise this will be an extra charge as well.
It is important to have an SSL certificate so that your website is reported as safe and secure. Google prefers that it is and clients may get a warning that your website is unsafe to go to if you do not make use of an SSL certificate.
You will normally be presented with a cPanel / dashboard from your hosting company where you can then install WordPress from.
So there you have it. The basic steps to get a WordPress website up and running on a domain name of your choosing.
But let me now show you how to build a website using WordPress the easy way with free hosting:
How To Build A Website For Dummies
Now the next method of setting up a website is really so easy and straight forward that it is completely dummy proof.
It is also worth mentioning that WordPress is one of the most widely used platforms out there and definitely worth using.
For my free web hosting, I am using my Wealthy Affiliate membership and it is free to join!
But let me take you through the simple steps in creating your 2 FREE websites within Wealthy Affiliate:
1.) Setup Website
To create a free website, click on the ‘On a free domain’ option.
There is nothing more I can tell you about the first step. Simply click the button!
2.) Choose your domain name
Now type in the name you want for your website. It will show you if the name you chose is available or not.
3.) Choose a title for your website
This will be your title for your website like mine above is: Work To Live Free
4.) Choose a WordPress theme
This is self explanatory, but it makes life easy when you choose a clean, easy and responsive theme without all the fluff.
That’s it. You are done!
You can now log onto your WordPress site and enable the already installed essential plugins if you wish. All In One SEO is for optimizing your content for the search engines and the other plugin is an image optimizer.
With WA you also get a free SSL certificate! Pretty amazing.
Having and hosting a domain like this can easily cost you $50 a month.
So if you would like to learn more on obtaining free hosting, 2 free websites and a free SSL certificate then simply click on this FREE LINK <<==
Alternatively watch the setup video here:
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Have an awesome day!