How to Create a Free Website or Blog with

As a lover of words and the arts, I have always been interested in creating my own blog. However, because of lack of knowledge and resources, I had never been able to pull it off. That is until recently when I learned how to create a free website or blog with

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) available for free at Once you have signed up at, you can use the dashboard to easily launch your own website or blog in minutes. You don’t need to know anything about website design or coding; all you need is a passion for writing and a drive to share your thoughts with the world!

If you have a passion for words and the arts, or if you just want to keep a blog or website about your hobbies, you can use WordPress to quickly and easily launch your own unique online space.

Step 1: Select a Theme

One of the first things you will need to do is choose a WordPress theme for your site. There are hundreds of free themes available at, all of which are suitable for hobby blogs and websites. When choosing a WordPress theme, make sure that you look for ones that are mobile-friendly and suitable for your intended purpose. For example, if you are a food blogger looking to start a website to share recipes with the world, you might want to look for a food blog theme rather than a general blogging theme.

If you already have a developer or web designer, they can help you choose the right theme for your needs. Otherwise, you can browse through the theme suggestions at and pick the one that seems most suitable.

Step 2: Choose a Domain Name And Website Hosting

Once you have chosen a theme for your site, you will need to set up a domain name for your blog and choose a website host. You can register your domain name for free through any hosting provider, but I would recommend using to host your site.

The great thing about WordPress is that it is incredibly easy to use and set up a site with. Even if you are not tech-savvy, you will be able to launch your site in no time.

Step 3: Install WordPress On Your Server

Now that you have your domain name and hosting service, you can install WordPress on your server. To do this, visit your hosting control panel and click on “Install WordPress”. Follow the instructions and once installed, you can access your site by going to your domain name and entering the password you created during the setup process.

If you have a dedicated server or VPS, you can install WordPress in less than five minutes. However, if you are on a shared server, which most people are these days, it will take a little longer.

Step 4: Set Up Your Blog

Once you have installed WordPress on your server, you can use the dashboard to set up your blog. The dashboard is where all of the action happens at; it is the place where you will write and post articles, promote your blog, and set up events.

To set up a basic blog at, go to the dashboard and click on the “Get Started” button. This will take you to a form where you can enter a blog name and a description of your blog. You can use the optional sections below the blog name and description to further refine your blog’s content.

You can link to social media accounts from the dashboard if you want, but you do not have to. Once you are satisfied with the information you provided, you can click on the “Create Blog” button.

Step 5: Customize Your Site’s Look

If you are new to WordPress or simply want to make your site look more professional, you can use the dashboard to easily customize the appearance of your site.

You can choose a template that will serve as a starting point for your site’s design. The great thing about WordPress is that it is a very flexible tool, and its templates are extremely versatile. You can use the WordPress dashboard to access and adjust the colors, fonts, and styles of your site. This is extremely useful if you are looking to change the overall feel and tone of your site. You can also access and adjust the header, footer, and sidebars of your site via the WordPress dashboard.

Step 6: Setup Email Forwarding

When you receive emails from your readers, you will need a way to manage and respond to them. One of the best things about WordPress is that it offers several email management tools that can be used to create automated email responses and set up email forwarding.

You can use either of the two tools – MailChimp or AWeber – to create automated email responses to specific emails you receive. From there, you can use the WordPress dashboard to set up email forwarding so that every email you receive will be automatically forwarded to one of your email addresses. This saves you from having to check for new emails frequently, as well as means you can easily send out automated replies when you do get them.

In addition to setting up automated email responses and forwarding, you can also use WordPress to manage and schedule your social media posts. This can be done from the dashboard, and the tool makes it simple to create different social media posts for different days of the week or at specific times.

Step 7: Start Writing Your Blog Post

You have a blog. Now you need content for it. To get started, click on the “Writing” button on your dashboard. This will take you to a form where you can enter a blog post title, and a short description of your post. You can use the “Description” field to further describe your post.

Once you have entered the information, click on the “Publish” button to post your blog article. Remember, if you are just getting started, keep it short and sweet.

Step 8: Promote Your Blog

Once you have published your first article and set up email forwarding, you can use the dashboard to promote your blog. You can click on the “Promote” button located at the top of your writing screen to see a list of all your blog’s current stats.

From there, you can choose to add more content to your site by publishing more blog posts or using one of the many included tools to grow your blog. You can also promote your blog on social media platforms from the dashboard.

WordPress is a free and open-source tool, which makes it extremely accessible to everyone. If you or someone you know is interested in starting a blog or website, but lacks technical know-how, this is an option that could prove invaluable.