How To Create a Website Using WordPress for FREE (3 Methods)
How To Create a Website Using WordPress for FREE
The best methods of how to create a website using WordPress for free include building a website on Wealthy Affiliate, WIX, and WordPress.com. You should also consider if you need to arrange for your own domain name, hosting, email, and customization when deciding which method works best for you. If you need a domain name then none of these methods are completely free.
Create a Free Website on Wealthy Affiliate ( My Number 1 Recommendation )
Perhaps the quickest and easiest way to get started with creating your free website is Wealthy Affiliate. First, you choose a domain name for your website, then you enter a title and choose the design. You can do it in 60 seconds or less. A friend of mine's record I think is like 18 seconds or something like that! My personal average is around 30 seconds because I take my time.
Before we get started with the tutorial, I need you to do a few things. First of all, bookmark this link “Build a Free Website” so you can use it again when you are ready. You know before you make a website you need to decide what niche you are promoting. So right now, just sit back and learn the process in this step-by-step walkthrough. If you already know the topic of your website, then go for it!
The Express Route
This plugin will allow you to choose a SiteRubix domain to build your free website from within this website!
Enter the needful and click “build it now” then you can skip the rest of the tutorial.
The Scenic Route – the Tutorial starts here
With no further ado, let's get to it.
Step 1, click the link “Build a Free Website”
Step 2, enter your particulars, i.e. your website name, your website title, and select a doman
Step 3, enter your particulars, i.e. your website name, your website title, and select a domain. In my case I entered “myfreenichewebsite” for the website domain name and “My Free Niche Website” as the title, then I chose the first theme GeneratePress. GeneratePress has a lot of customization flexibility so I prefer that theme. Alright! I have feedback from the system that the domain name I chose is available, and that the system approves my design choice! Simply click on the green call to action button “Build my website”
Step 4, Okay, so enter your name, email, think up a password you will not forget, decide your username, and click the blue button “Build My Website Now!” In my case, the user name Rupert was already taken, so I choose from one of the Username ideas generated below.
So while you are waiting for all of less than 30 seconds, you will see various splash screen with a progress indicator. Then after that you will see the login details for the site.
All Done! Now let's take a look at the result! Next, I will give you a tour of both the WordPress dashboard and the Website itself! Okay, so for the WordPress Admin Dashboard, you can see a standard WordPress 5.7 install or the latest version of WordPress at the time you read this blog.
Below is the Plugin Screen. Wealthy Affiliate default installs All in One SEO, Classic Editor, and Kraken Image Optimizer, which all get covered in Level 1 of the training. With this Website you get Level 1, 10 Lessons training included! Also, you have a high level of customization because you can load any WordPress theme you choose and update the plugins freely.
Alright, so that was the backend. So now for the FrontEnd. In the screen below you see the title of your site, navigation, your first Hello World! post, and the right sidebar. Of course all these options are customizable.
Whala. Your 1 Free WordPress Website is Ready to start populating with awesome content and SEO to build traffic!
What is Wealthy Affiliate? Wealthy Affiliate is more than a WordPress hosting company or a website builder, Wealthy Affiliate is a business builder. Wealthy Affiliate started as a keyword research company, and after it started offering lessons and building a community of members, it became a World-Class Education provider in the online business space.
What do you get with your FREE website from Wealthy Affiliate?
- WordPress hosting package $/ month (a $29/ a month value)
- A website builder and 1 Free Website using the domain name yourdomainname.siterubix.com
- Hosting Security & Free SSL!
What do you get if you upgrade to Premium for $49 / a month?
- WordPress hosting package and 10 Websites ( a $100 / a month value) with free email accounts
- Hosting Security & Free SSL & 250,000 monthly visits with Daily Backups
- Unlimited 24/7 Life Help & Community Engagement
- 24/7 SiteSupport (usually answers within 3 – 5 minutes)
- Jaaxy Lite Keyword research (a $19 / a month value)
- Personal blog and profile with google indexing
What more do you get if you upgrade to Premium Plus for $99 / month.
- WordPress hosting package and 50 Websites ( a $250 / a month value) with unlimited email accounts
- Hosting Security & Free SSL & 1,000,000 monthly visits with Daily Backups
- More than 200 Expert Classes Per Year
- Jaaxy Enterprise ( a $99 / month value ) with Instant Competition Analysis, Keyword Idea Generation, and 10,000 SiteRank Analysis
- Personal blog and profile with google indexing
Here is a neat table summarizing Wealthy Affiliate Free vs. Premium. For getting started now, just click on the table to sign up for a free account.
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Editor's Note: Once you have created a website, you will want to write a lot of articles to increase traffic. If you want to know how to compose an article in 45 minutes or less, you have to check out Partha's article on his profile page at Wealthy Affiliate. I recommend bookmarking this article together with Partha's article because they will come in handy one day.