In this article, we will understand how to create a free website using the WordPress platform.
“Everyone has a myth that by using platforms like WordPress, WIX etc. one can create his website for free, but the same is not true”.
Read this article to know more about how we can Create a WordPress Website!
Let’s first read the steps that are involved in creating a website with no coding background:
1. Buying a domain
2. Buying a web hosting platform
3. Installing WordPress over the Hosting Platform
Now let’s get deeper into each step to get a better understanding of how to create a website, pricing involved and figure out the best websites from where you can buy a domain and get a web hosting.
1. Buying Domain Name:
B. Why should I have a domain name?
If you are an entrepreneur and want to promote your product online then you must have a website with your product name as your domain such that people can I have trust when they see your existence over the internet.
C. Factors that I should consider while buying a domain name?
Your domain name must be unique and should not be a copy of a famous domain with a different extension. For e.g. facebook.online if it is not yet purchased. This will increase your bounce rate when people see this is a fake version of Facebook and search engine may spam you out from their search results.
D. How to buy a Domain name?
There are various website which provides a domain name for your business like GoDaddy, Hostgator, Bluehost etc.
Steps to buying a Domain Name:
- Visit any website like GoDaddy, Hostgator etc. and search for your domain
The result will show your searched domain with different extensions like .com, .net etc.
- Pick any extension generally “.com” is more SEO friendly
- In the next step choose the package of your interest along with subscription years
- Sign up at the website, registering at their website is mandatory
- Uncheck any additional feature if the website might be providing, it will cost you more money
- Pay the fees via Credit Card, PayPal or any other payment medium
Bingo you have your own domain name
Now you have a Name for your website, let’s move ahead and buy a Hosting place to host it over the internet.
2. Getting a Web Hosting:
A. What is Web Hosting?
Once you have your domain name then you need a place where you can launch that domain in order to become live on the internet. Web hosting is the term used to launch that domain over the internet.
B. Best website for Web Hosting?
There are various websites like GoDaddy, Hostinger, Bigrock, Bluehost etc. that provides web hosting services. My suggestion is to compare their prices over various packages and purchase the one which is offering more services at low prices.
C. Steps to purchase a Web Hosting?
After comparing their pricing and services option let’s take an example of how you can buy web hosting:
- Open Bluehost website (You can pick any one of your choices)
- Choose the package of your interest
- Enter the domain name purchase earlier (always purchase the domain name from another website)
- Enter Account details, fill the information correctly and carefully
- Uncheck any additional offers or services, otherwise, the total price will increase
- Pay the amount required
- Create a password or generate a complex password
- You will receive login information in your email
- Open Bluehost website and enter your login credentials
- You are in the dashboard of your Bluehost account, proceed with the WordPress installation
Read this article before installing WordPress: How to connect domain name and web hosting using the name server.
3. Installing WordPress over Hosting Platform
A. What is WordPress?
The definition for WordPress: Technically speaking WordPress is a content management tool that gives you an easy access to manage your website by just drag and drop technique.
WordPress is an online platform that helps you to create your own website for free in two ways:
In the free version, your website URL will be your brand name (if available).wordpress.com (E.g. digital24.wordpress.com) means WordPress will be advertising itself with your domain making it Non-SEO friendly. To get your own brand name as the domain you have to switch to the paid version.
In the paid version you will have your website as your own brand name.com as your domain and for the same, you must buy your own Domain Name from the website like GoDaddy, Hostgator etc. and get Web Hosting from websites like GoDaddy, Hostinger etc.) as discussed earlier.
B. How can I develop my website in WordPress without coding knowledge?
WordPress as defined earlier is a content management tool that gives you an easy access to manage your website by just drag and drop technique. There are various paid and free themes available in the WordPress along with plugins that will make your life easier how to manage your content on WordPress.
C. Steps to edit your WordPress website content:
- Once you have your domain name and web hosting simply install the WordPress from the hosting website.
- Enter all the required information and set an Admin Username and Password
- Now open www.domainname.com/wp-admin.
- Fill the login credentials generated earlier and click Sign In.
- You are on the dashboard of your WordPress website. You are provided with various options of creating a page, posting a post, installing plugins and other various option to play and build a beautiful website.
Let’s summarize the article with the help of an image:
Now, you have your Website with your own Domain name and Hosting Platform take the most use of it and explore all the features provided by WordPress to make a beautiful SEO and User-friendly website.
SEO and Content Writing:
Now you have your website, let’s understand the other important steps that you must undertake after website creation.
- Content Management
- Content Management: Learn how to write quality content which is both SEO friendly and user-friendly.
- SEO: Once we have the quality content published over our platforms now is the time to strengthen our website power using On-Page SEO and advertise it using Off-Page SEO