How to Create a WordPress Website and App for Free

If you’re looking to create a website with WordPress, you’ve come to the right place. WordPress powers some of the biggest websites on the internet, and the software is extremely easy to use. In this article, we’ll teach you how to create a WordPress website and app for free using the popular digital assistant, Google Sheets.

Set Up Your Google Sheets Account

Before you begin creating your WordPress website, you’ll first need to set up a Google Sheets account if you don’t have one already. You can use the free Google Sheets account for the purpose of this tutorial, but if you’d like to take advantage of all of Google’s services, you’ll want to consider paying for a premium account. You can always sign up for a free account when you’re logged in to your Google account, and if you don’t have one yet, you can create one now.

When you have your Google Sheets account set up, navigate to the “Settings” menu and then click on “Create a new spreadsheet.” In the “Name” section, enter “Free Website Builder” and then click on the “Create” button.

After a few moments, you will see your new spreadsheet named “Free Website Builder.” You can close this window and open up your WordPress site creation page.

Choose a Free Web Hosting Service

You’ll need a place to host your website, and for that, you can use any of the many free web host services such as Bluehost, WURFL, or Houseparty (just to name a few).

When you sign up for a free account with any of these web hosts, you’ll see a tab on the right side of the screen that reads “API.” Click this tab and you can access their “API” (Application Programming Interface) from which you can create a free WordPress website. Alternatively, you can use a third-party application such as Supersavvy or Xignite to create a WordPress website without having to write a line of code.

Install WordPress

In order to use WordPress to build your site, you’ll need to have the WordPress software installed on your computer. If you’re using Google Sheets for the purpose of this tutorial, you can download the WordPress software in a few simple steps by following these instructions. Alternatively, you can use your preferred CD/DVD drive to put the WordPress software on a disc and install it directly on your computer.

Lets say you’ve already set up your Google Sheets account and located your new spreadsheet named “Free Website Builder.” To begin creating your WordPress website, click on the big green “Create a new WordPress website” button that’s located at the top of your Google Sheets page.

After you click this button, you’ll have to enter a brief description of your site in the text box that appears. For the purpose of this tutorial, type “Lorem Ipsum” into the text box and then click the “Create” button.

After a few moments, you’ll see a window containing all the text you entered into the description box popup over your computer screen. It will look something like this:

  • Name: Lorem Ipsum
  • Description: A sample site built with WordPress
  • Location: London
  • Keywords: keyword, keyword, keyword

Add a Menu to Your WordPress Site

One of the first things you’ll want to do on your WordPress site is to add a menu. To do this, click on the “Menus” tab in the left-hand column of your WordPress dashboard. You can also find this option by visiting the “Tools” menu and then selecting “Options.” This will bring up a window with all of your site’s menus.]

From here, you can create new menus or edit existing ones. To add a new menu, click on the “Add new” button. You’ll then see a window pop up with a number of pre-designed, professionally-looking menus to choose from. You can edit these menus to customize the appearance of your site. When you’re finished adding menus, click on the “Save” button at the top of the window.

You can repeat this process to add more menus if you’d like. When you’re finished, click on the “Plugins” tab and then the “Add new” button at the top of the screen to install the necessary WordPress plugins.

Set Up Your Login Details

You’ll need to set up your login details for your WordPress website. Type “admin” into the “Username” field and then click on the “Save” button.

You’ll then be taken to a page where you can set up a new password for the admin account. You can choose a password that is difficult to guess and ensure that it is at least eight characters in length. When you’ve set a new password, click on the “Save” button at the top of the page.

You’ll then be returned to the login page for your WordPress site. From here, you can click on the “Login” option and then click on the “Remember Me” button to save your login details. You can also set up a login option to automatically log you in to your WordPress site whenever you visit.

Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

Your WordPress dashboard is the area of your site where you can access most of the platform’s features. When you first setup your WordPress website, you’ll see a screen with a variety of information and links relating to the platform, its plugins, and more. The more you use the platform, the more this screen will come in handy.

To customize your WordPress dashboard, click on the “Dashboard” option on the left side of the screen. You’ll then see a screen with a variety of links and information relevant to the dashboard. To access your WordPress blog’s settings, you can click on the gear icon at the top of the screen to visit your WordPress dashboard’s settings.

Create Your First Post

Your first post is one of the most crucial parts of your blog. This is where you’ll introduce your audience to your blog and its content. When you’ve decided which of the WordPress menus you’d like to use to organize your content, you can begin creating your first post. To create your very first post, click on the “Posts” option on the left side of the screen. You’ll then see a list of all your previous blog posts with a few pre-designed blog post containers. You can click on any of these containers to edit the content that is currently inside.

When you’re finished editing a blog post, click on the “Update” button and then the “Publish” button to publish your post. To create a more traditional blog post with a more visual appearance, you can use the “Visual” tab of the “Post Settings” box in the right column.

As you continue to build out your WordPress site, you’ll want to frequently check the “Post Settings” box to make sure you’re using the correct style for the content you’re creating. You can also use the “Edit” button next to a blog post to make small changes to the content without having to create a new post.

Customize Your Site’s Header

Your site’s header is the area of the site above the main content area. This is where you’ll display your blog’s logo, as well as a few lines of text describing the blog’s purpose. To access this area of your site, click on the “Tools” menu on the left side of the screen and then select “Header.”

You can use this area of your site to add a background color, banner image, and text to create a unique blog experience for your audience. When you’re finished customizing the header area, click on the “Save” button at the top of the window to save your changes.

Add Social Media Icons

Your WordPress site’s header is a place where you can add social media icons to connect with other platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. To add a social media icon to your site’s header, navigate to the “Header” area of your site and then click on the “+” icon located at the top left of the screen.