How to Make a Website with WordPress for Free
You may be familiar with WordPress if you have a blog or a website. It is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) available today, with a free version available for anyone to use. If you’re looking to create a free or low-cost website, then WordPress is the perfect choice. In this article, we will show you how to make a simple website using WordPress.
Choosing A Theme For Your Website And Converting It To WordPress.
One of the first things you will need to do if you want to use WordPress for your website is to choose a theme for it. You have a large number of themes to choose from, all of which are free, however not all of them are suitable for converting to WordPress. For example, Elegant Themes’ themes are famous for their beauty but they don’t come with the functionality necessary to build a successful website using WordPress. Fortunately, there is a solution – find a theme that is designed for conversion, and it will make everything easier for you. Keep reading to find out more about this.
To start with, you will need to decide what you want for the design and functionality of your website. Do you want a simple blog with no fancy features? Or do you want to create something more sophisticated? Themes that have been specifically designed to be easily customizable are perfect for this task. WordPress itself is completely free to use for everyone, which means you don’t have to worry about paying for extra features that you don’t need. The free version includes the basic functionality of creating and publishing content, as well as sending out emails to your subscribers. For those who want a more advanced set of features, Premium WordPress themes are available. These themes are exactly what we described above – they are designed to be easily customizable and have a large number of features that you can access without having to pay for them individually. For more info on Premium WordPress Themes, check out this post by WordPress itself.
Installing WordPress To Launch Your Website.
Once you have chosen a theme for your website, the next step is to install WordPress to launch it. It’s important to note here that not all themes will work with WordPress. If you’re looking for a clean and simple blog-type theme then you can try out the TwentyFour WordPress theme, for example, but if you want to create something more sophisticated then you will need to look elsewhere. It is also a good idea to have a look at other websites in your chosen niche to see how WordPress is used and what features are most important to have.
Once installed, you will need to activate it. This is a necessary step to make WordPress functional on your site. After activating, you will be able to log in to your dashboard and begin creating content or editing existing content as needed. Remember, in the process of creating a WordPress website you are giving WordPress a lot of your personal information. Make sure you’re comfortable with this before you begin building your site.
Deciding On A Domain Name And Web Hosting For Your Website.
Another important step to make your website successful is to choose a domain name and web hosting for it. Similar to picking a theme for your website, here you will need to decide what you want for the name of your site and web hosting service. Do you want a.com? Or maybe a.ca,.co.uk, or.de? Most people think that the extension after the @ sign is extremely important, which is true, however, the name itself is just as vital. For example, if you have a site named ‘bloggingwithstyle.com’ and you decide to host it on WordPress.com, then your entire branding is going to be ruined. It’s a good idea to choose a domain name that is easy to say and remember as well as relevant to what your website is about. If you run out of ideas for a domain name, then this one piece of advice will save you – choose a.com! If you decide to use a.ca domain name, then you may find that you can’t purchase a Google Adsense account to monetize your site, since Google does not allow businesses to operate from Canadian domains. For more information on this, read this special report from Digital Marketing and SEO Expertise.
Setting Up An Autoresponder.
Now that you have your domain name and web hosting for your site, you can begin to set up the basic components necessary to make your site work. One of the things you will need to do is to set up an autoresponder. An autoresponder is a sequence of emails that are sent to new subscribers or customers after they subscribe to your email list. To set one up, go to your WordPress dashboard and click on the ‘email’ category in the left-hand navigation panel. From here, you can click on ‘Settings’ and then on ‘Autoresponder’ to create your automated email sequence.
The above steps will get you started making a WordPress website completely free of charge. From here, all you need to do is to populate the template with content and begin marketing your blog or website.