How to Make a WordPress Website in Minutes (and the Right Way)
WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) used for building websites. Launched back in 2007, it’s already become one of the most used CMS’s powering millions of websites across the world. It’s very easy to use, and anyone can do it. In fact, even if you’re not a programmer, you can literally build a fully-functional WordPress website in just a few minutes using any free WordPress web hosting package.
To prove it, we’ve created this step-by-step guide to show you how to build a simple yet functional WordPress website in just a few minutes. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll know exactly how to make a WordPress website from scratch, including how to install the WordPress dashboard and configure your website with a free WordPress hosting account.
As a bonus, we’ve also included some tips on how to make your WordPress website more user-friendly and attractive.
The Definitive Guide to Quickly Creating a WordPress Website
If you’re looking for an easy way to create a WordPress website, then this is the definitive guide for you. In this guide, we’re going to show you exactly how to make a WordPress website in just a few steps.
As mentioned, WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) used for building websites. Launched back in 2007, it’s already become one of the most used CMS’s powering millions of websites across the world. With its ability to be used by anyone, it’s clear that WordPress is a favorite among beginners who want to get started building a website quickly and easily without needing any prior experience.
That said, not everyone wants to create a WordPress website. Truth to be told, WordPress is a little complex and requires a certain amount of technical knowledge to use it properly. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to avoid all of that and still use WordPress to build a website with basic features. That way, even if you don’t know how to code, you’ll still know exactly how to make a WordPress website.
Step 1: Choosing A Domain Name For Your New Website
Now that you have an idea of what you want your website to look like, it’s time to pick a domain name. To do this, simply visit anydomain.org and enter the name of your chosen website in the Domain name field. You’ll see a list of available.org domains with brief descriptions of what each one is. Choose one that you like and that also represents your idea for the site. For example, if you want to create a blog about food, you may want to choose blog.food.org.
Step 2: Choose A Free WordPress Hosting Account
Once you have your domain name, it’s time to move onto the next step. At this point, you can either choose to continue with a free hosting account from GoDaddy, or you can purchase a premium hosting account from a company like Bluehost. For this tutorial, we’ll be using a free hosting account from GoDaddy, as it is the most popular web host in the world. However, please feel free to use whichever hosting service you prefer.
With GoDaddy, all you need to do to get a free hosting account is click get started at the top of the page. From there, you’ll see a form where you can enter your desired username, email address, and password. Simply fill out the form and click submit. You’ll see a success page showing you that you’re now a registered user with a free hosting account.
Step 3: Install WordPress
Now that you have a free hosting account, it’s time to install WordPress. To do this, click the install WordPress link on the GoDaddy hosting account dashboard.
After clicking the link, you’ll be taken to a form where you can enter your hosting username and password. Enter these details carefully, as they will be how you log in to WordPress.
You’ll then see a screen asking for your WordPress email address. Type in the email address you use for your blog (if you have one) and click Submit. You’ll then see a message from GoDaddy telling you that WordPress has been successfully installed.
Now that WordPress is installed, it’s time to log in and set up your website’s template. To do this, visit http://example.com/wp-login.php in your browser and enter your username and password. You’ll then see a screen asking you to select a theme. Click Select Theme and a list of available themes will appear.
Once you select a theme, you’ll see a screen asking you to choose a layout for your website. There are four different layout options to choose here:
- Full Width – the standard option, where your entire website is displayed in a single horizontal column. This is the most commonly used option.
- Fluid Width – similar to the Full Width layout option, however, this one uses fluid CSS, which means the width of the website can change depending on the user’s browser width. This option is great for users with wider monitors.
- Classic – similar to the original theme of WordPress, the Classic theme allows you to choose a two-column format with a sidebar.
- Accordion – similar to the Classic theme, only this one uses an accordion (vertical) style layout.
If you’re not familiar with CSS, it stands for Cascading Style Sheets and is a style of HTML used to define the look and format of a website. Feel free to select any theme that appeals to you from the list of available themes, or use the [`
- `] button to show the Basic theme.
Once you’ve made your selection, click Install to continue. You’ll then be brought to a screen asking you to confirm your choice. Agreeing to the terms and conditions will bring you to a security screen asking for your email address.
Enter your email address and click Submit. You’ll then receive an email from GoDaddy with a confirmation link. Following the instructions in the email, you’ll be taken to a My Account page where you can manage your web host’s billing information and features.
Step 4: Set Up Your WordPress Dashboard
To get started with your WordPress dashboard, visit http://example.com/wp-admin/. You’ll see a screen asking for your username and password. Type in your username and password, and you’ll then be brought to a restricted area of WordPress where you can configure features such as what appears on the site’s front page (known as the Welcome Page), customize the display of blog posts, and manage content from multiple sources (known as Multisite).
If you’re not familiar with WordPress dashboards, they are small areas of WordPress containing links to all the admin tools necessary to configure a WordPress website. The most commonly used dashboard for WordPress is the Twenty Twelve theme by default, but you can use any WordPress dashboard you desire.
Step 5: Configure Your Site with a Free WordPress Email Account
Since we mentioned email already, let’s talk a little bit more about how to make your WordPress website available via email. To do this, visit http://example.com/wp-mail.php in your browser and enter your username and password. You’ll then see a form where you can enter your email address and select whether you want to receive emails about blog posts, special offers, or both. Agreeing to the terms and conditions will bring you to a My Account page where you can manage your contact details.
When you receive an email from WordPress, you’ll have the option to reply or visit the email’s sender’s website. Setting up a WordPress email account is super easy and only takes a few minutes.