How To Create Free Website With WordPress

In the past, it used to take several hours and a good amount of tech savvy to create a personal website. Now, all you need is a copy of WordPress and about 30 minutes to setup a professional looking website. Let’s take a quick look at how you can setup your own free website from scratch.

Step 1 – Setup Url and Hosting

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The first step in setting up any website is determining what web host and domain name your want for your site. You have many choices out there but Hostgator.com has a great plan known as their “Baby Plan” that gives you support for unlimited domains as well as unlimited bandwidth and storage space for a low flat monthly fee.
Step 2 – Install WordPress

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If you use Hostgator, setting up WordPress for your site is a snap. Under cPanel go to software services and select quickinstall. From there you can select WordPress, fill out the required information, and select install now. It is that simple. If you go to your url, you will be presented with your default site.
For those that did not use Hostgator, the process is still easy. You will first need to go to the WordPress official site and download the program, extract it, and then upload it to the root of your host via cPanel. The root is the default folder you are presented when you upload files to your server. Once you have uploaded the files, go to your url and you will be prompted to complete the remainder of the installation. Fill in the required fields to complete the installation. Once completed, go back to your url and wordpress should be installed.
Step 3 – Installing Themes

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The default theme for your site is somewhat bland, so you will want to install a new one. WordPress themes are the same as old school templates and are used to change the look to WordPress. First you will need to go to your WordPress dashboard. If your website name is Official Site of the ABC Network - ABC.com, you will want to go to Official Site of the ABC Network - ABC.com in order to access your dashboard.
Login and then move your mouse above appearance and then select themes. Under this section you can view and search for various WordPress themes. Once you find one that you like, click the install now button and then the activate button. Your new theme is installed and a refresh of your webpage will show your new theme.
Step 4 – Start Posting

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Your new website is now live and ready to go. You just need to start adding content. To make a new post, go to your dashboard and select posts and then add new. There you will want to enter a title for your post, the text of the post and any features such as tags, etc. Click publish to make your post live. Once done, you can refresh your page to see your new post. Read More