WordPress Tutorial – How To Create A Website For Free (or close to it!)

A WordPress tutorial! Or, how to create a website for free...or as close to free as I can make it for you! WordPress is a world-class web design platform powering over a third of websites online. But if you've never worked with it, or are a bit intimidated by it, it can seem complicated and difficult. The good news is, it's easy to use once you get rolling with it -- and that's what today's tutorial is all about. Let's roll!

Show Notes

Here are some additional links and resources mentioned in today's tutorial. Enjoy!

  • To follow along with this WordPress tutorial, make sure to grab your free project files.
  • Domain Name: The first thing you'll need to do is register your website's domain name. I strongly recommend using NameCheap. I've used 'em for years -- they're great.
  • If you'd like a more detailed look at how to register your domain name, I've gotcha covered in Easy Steps To Set Up Your Business Website Address Using NameCheap. You might also find How To Point Your Domain Name To Your Web Hosting Hub Account helpful.
  • Web Hosting: Next, sign up for reliable, cost-effective, and secure web hosting. In this tutorial, I'm using Web Hosting Hub -- a great web host if you're just getting started. Alternatively, SiteGround or InMotion are two other great web hosts.
  • If you'd like a more detailed guide for signing up with web hosting, take a look at How To Set Up Simple, Easy, Low-Cost Web Hosting With Web Hosting Hub and Setting Up Rock Solid Web Hosting That’ll Grow With Your Needs Using SiteGround.
  • Royalty-Free Photography: The photos used in today's tutorial are royalty-free and came from Pikwizard.com. For more royalty-free images, check out Unsplash.com or Pixabay.com.
  • In today's WordPress tutorial, we use and customize the free Hestia theme. Make sure to grab it and download it to follow along.
  • Here are some additional WordPress-related tutorials for you: First, take a look at Understanding WordPress.com Versus WordPress.org: An In-Depth Comparison. Next, check out How To Automatically Back Up WordPress. Finally, you might find The Main Areas Of A WordPress Website helpful.
  • Finally, don't forget to grab your free WordPress Cheat Sheet!
  • Hope you enjoyed. See ya next time!

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    Geoff Blake, Ten Ton Online

    Hey, I’m Geoff. I teach small business owners how to build and grow their websites themselves. Start here (free!)