How To Create A Website For Free in WordPress
I’m Kumail from InnovativeInn.com
Today we’re going to see how you can create a website for free
So after reading this blog post.
You’ll have your own website like this…
You’ll have your own website like this in WordPress …
And this website can be accessed by anyone over the internet. And in this blog, we’re also going to see. how you can design your website by using drag and drop So make sure you read this blog post till the end to learn how to do it So let’s get started.
We’re going to create our website in WordPress just 2 parts
The first part is to ‘Launch your website’ Once, you launch your website. Your website will be live on the internet. So to Launch your website.
We’re going to do 3 steps
The first step is to ‘create an account, in profreehost. This is the website that is going to help us create our website for free. So to create the account let’s go to profreehost.com. And click ‘register now’ Now fill up these details and then click here. So now we have successfully created our account. Once you create the account. We can go to step 2 which is to ‘get your free domain’.The domain is the name of your website. This is the name which you type here, to go to your website. For example, if you type youtube.com, it takes you to youtube. In the same way, you can get your own domain name. So to get your domain, Just click ‘create new. And enter the name you want for your website I’m going to enter InnovativeInn.
And you can see that we have got our domain here. This is the address that your visitors need to enter in order to reach your site. Now if you want to change this part of your domain. Just click here And select the name which you want Now to get this domain Click this button. Now as you can see, we have got our free domain Once you’ve got your domain.
We can now go to step 3,
Which is to ‘Install WordPress on your domain.’WordPress is the platform that we’re going to use to create our website. It lets you build websites easily without any coding or programming. So Once you install WordPress, your website will be live on the internet. So to install WordPress, Just click ‘manage’ And then click the control panel. Now to install WordPress, Just scroll down. And then under software, select ‘apps installer’ And it will take you to this page. So to install WordPress, go here and then click ‘install’.And you’ll get this page. Now scroll down and here you need to enter a username & password for WordPress.
Now, this will be used, log in to your website. Once you enter these details click ‘install’ As you can see, WordPress is successfully installed. And here you can see that we have got the link to our website. So this means, our website is now, live on the internet. So to check it, Let’s click this link. And as you can see, we have a brand new website, on the name which we selected. So now we have successfully launched our website. Once you launch your website. We can go to the next part of this tutorial which is to ‘start building your website.’So!
This is what the default site looks like.
So to build our website,
We are going to do, 3 steps
The first step is to ‘Login to your website’. So to log in to your site, All you have to do is, type/wp-admin, After your site’s address. And now if you press enter… it will take you to the login page of your website. Now enter the login details which you created for your WordPress website. And click login. now we have successfully logged in to our WordPress site. and this is the WordPress dashboard,
Now, this is the place where you can control your website. So once you logged in.
We can now go to step 2,
Which is to ‘choose a design for your website’. Now instead of building your website from scratch. You are going to choose a design & then edit it to make your own website. So to choose your website design, you need to install a theme called ‘Astra’ in WordPress. So to install the theme, let’s go to ‘appearance’ And click ‘themes’. Now click ‘add new theme’ And search for a theme called ‘Astra’. Now, this is the theme that is going to let us choose the website designs. So to install the theme just click ‘install’. And then click ‘activate’ So, now we’ve installed the theme.
Edit with Elementor
Now to choose your design, click ‘get started. And it will take you to this page. Now select ‘elementor here Which will make it easy for your to edit your website. So let’s select that And here you’ll find different kinds of website designs, which you can apply to your site. So just have a look at these designs & choose the one you like, I’m going to choose this one.
And here you can see a preview of what your site will look like. Now, to apply the design to your site, just click ‘import complete site’. And then click ‘import’. And the entire design will now be imported into your site. So let’s see how our site looks.
Now if we go to this tab, you can see that this is how our site was before. Now if we click ‘refresh’, you can see that we have now got the entire design into our site. And you also can see your website’s pages, which have the sample content in them. So now we have successfully got the design into our site. Once you get the design. Now how do you change the content of these pages?
So let’s go to step 3 of building your website in WordPress
Which is to edit the contents of your website So to edit any page of your site. You just have to go into that page and click Edit with Elementor. So let’s say you want to edit the homepage, You just simply click home. And then click “edit with elementor”. And now you will go into this editing section.
Now let’s say you want to change this text. All you have to do is, just select the text and then enter your own text. So I’m going to type ‘Hi, welcome to my website’. Next, if you want to change the text on this button… just select it And then enter your own text. So in the same way, you can edit any text you want on this page Just select the text… And then start typing. So this works throughout the site.
Next! let’s say you want to change this image in WordPress
To change the image, all you have to do is, Just click on the image. Now click here. then drag and drop your image from the computer. And the image has been changed. Now once you’re done with all the changes, just click update. Now if we go to our site and click refresh, you can see, all the changes are here. So this is how you can edit any page of your website. So now you know how you can edit any page on your website! Next, we’re going to see how you can change the header area of your website.
Now by using elementor
you will be able to change this part of your website. But if you want to change this area, which is the header. You can do it by going into the customize option. So let’s go to customize. And here Now you can see that there are some “Blue icons”. Now if you want to change this logo, just click this “Blue Icon” next to it. And you can change the logo here. Now the same way you can change the menu section by clicking these icons. Once you’re done with the changes click ‘publish’ And the changes will be made on your website. So now let’s close this, And go back to our site.
So we saw how you can change the header area of your website. Now, what if you want to add a new page to your website? It’s very easy So next, we’re going to see how you can ‘add a new page’ to your website. So to add a new page, just go to ‘new’ And click ‘page’
Create a service page for your website
Now let’s say you want to create a service page for your website you need to first enter a title. Now to start creating a page just click ‘edit with Elementor’. and now, it will take you to the blank section and now you have two options to create your page. First, you can either use these elements which are over here. and then drag and drop them into this area. So for example; if you want to add a heading you can drag and drop this element here. and then enter your text.
And to add an image, you can drag & drop this element. So drag & drop here and start creating your page! Now the other way to create a page… is by using templates. Now templates are ready-made pages that you can import into your site. So to create a page with templates,
Design your Website in WordPress
Let’s click here. And you’ll find a lot of designs here, Now if you want to use any design. Simply click it. See how it looks like If you like it Just Click ‘insert’ to get it into your page. Which you can select So I’m going to select this one Now to get this design Just click ‘insert’. And as you can see, we’ve now got the entire design into our page. Now again like we did before you can change anything on this page. Just by selecting it and typing anything you want. So This is how it works.
Once you are done with the changes, Click ‘publish’ and you can view the page by clicking here. Now as you can see we have our new service page here. So this is how you can add a new page to your website. So now we have successfully created our website for free. Now anyone can access your site, By going to this address
Buying a Domain
Now once you have made your website. Now here you can see that this is the domain name, which we got for free. And this domain has the extra text, after the site name which we selected. Now instead of this what if you want to have a domain name like ‘Yoursite.com’/ Innovativeinn.com [which looks more professional]. So if you want to get a domain like this you can get it by purchasing an a. Com domain. So next let’s see how you can get a.Com domain name.
So to get a domain name with .com All you have to do is, just go to the video which you are watching right now And then click this link And it will take you to godaddy.com Now enter the name which you want for your website here and then click ‘search’ And as you can see this name is available, So to get this domain name Let’s click continue to cart and again Click continue to cart. Now in order to get this domain, GoDaddy will ask you to create an account here.
Domain for 1 year
So just enter your details here. and click create an account. Now as you can see, we are getting this domain for 1 year Which means once you make the payment, you will be able to use this domain for 1 year Now to get the domain Let’s enter our card details here And click complete purchase. So now we have successfully got our domain.
Now if you click here and go to ‘my products’ You can see that we have got our domain. So once you’ve got the domain. Now if we open a new tab And enter the new domain which we purchased You can see that it is empty. So now How do we move the website we built, to this domain? It’s very easy. next let’s see how you can move your site, to your .com domain. So to do that
We’re going to do 3 steps First step is to ‘add your domain to profreehost. So to add your domain, Let’s go to profreehost.com Now just scroll down, And then under ‘domains’ select parked domain. Now you’ll get this page, And here enter the domain which you just purchased. Once you’ve entered the domain We can now go to step 2 which is to add these details to GoDaddy. Now to move your website to your new domain. you need to add these 2 details entries in GoDaddy. So to add these details,
Link your website with online Domain
Let’s go to GoDaddy. and click ‘DNS’ Now scroll down and click ‘change’ And then click here So and now we need to copy these 2 details and paste them here. first, let’s copy this one And paste it here Next, copy this and then paste it here Now click ‘save’ And Now we’ve successfully added our details.
Now Once you’ve added these details. Just go here. And then click ‘add parked domain’ As soon as you click this button Your new domain will be added to profreehost. So once you’ve added your domain. We can go to the final step, Which is to add your domain name to WordPress Now in order to move your website to your new domain, You need to add your domain to WordPress. So to add your domain, Just Copy this domain name and then go to your WordPress dashboard. Now to go ‘settings’ And then click ‘general’ Here you can see the free domain which you selected in the beginning.
Now to add your domain name, Just select this URL And then paste your new domain name here. Next, select this one And paste your domain here Once you’ve added your domain just scroll down And click ‘save changes’ As soon as you click ‘save changes’ Your website will now be moved to your new domain. So let’s check it Now if we go to this tab. Which has a new domain, and click refresh. you can see that we have now got the website which we built. So this is how you can get a .com domain for your website. So that’s it, guys this is how you can make your own website.
Now if you’re ready to start making your own website.
Thank You For Reading This Blog Post.