HOW TO CREATE A FREE WORDPRESS WEBSITE
Hi there! Today we want to walk you through a step by step guide on the process of how to create a free wordpress website using this amazing platform known as siterubix. Using this platform, you don’t need to worry yourself about HTML codes or any programming jagons, as all this will be taken care of by siterubix, all you need is the name you want to give your website and the tittle. If you are already familiar with building a website, click here to create a free wordpress website, but if not, then read our step by step guide and scroll to the buttom of this page to create your site.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
When you set out to create a website, you must already have in mind what you want to use it for right? If not you need to think about that, as this will have an influence on the name you give your website, will talk about this in another post as this one is just to guide you through creating a website.
So once you have your name set, you will need a tittle to go with this, in most cases while just starting out, you can choose your tittle to be the same as your website and change it later if you decide you no longer want that but your website name cannot be changed except you choose to create another one.
- Note: when we talk about website name, we are also referring to your domain name, so where ever you see website name or domain name, kindly be aware they are the same thing. We might say domain is where your website is found.
2. CHOOSE DOMAIN
This is where the domain we mentioned earlier comes in, here there are three different types to choose from, but since we are building a free website, you choose the first one, on a free domain. To choose the second one, you will already have an existing domain and for the third, is to buy your own domain which you have to pay between $10-$15 to acquire.
Here is where the name we talked about in the beginning comes in, you type in your chosen name for your website, it is always best to choose something related to what you want to use the website for, except you want to, maybe use your name. For example, from the picture below we choose the name myorganicblossom for our domain and My Organic Blossom as our tittle, this is because in this site we will be writing about organic products. Hope you get the drift here.
Once you put the name, it will check to confirm the name is available before you can use it but if it is not, you will have to choose another name.
- Ñote: with the domain name it all has to be in small letters and written together but the tittle, you need the space in between the words. Remember you can always change the tittle in the future if you no longer want it.
This is the way your site will appear, your website design, you can browse through the available themes that are for free and pick the one you like then click on it.
When you are through with the above, you will want to check and recheck everything to make sure it is exactly as you want it especially the spellings in the domain name because you won’t be able to undue it once you create your site, so once you confirm everything is set, go ahead and click on the green button that says “click here to build this site!” Once you do, you will have to hold on for literary less than a minute and voila! All done!
You are now a proud owner of a website. Congratulations.
Since your website is a free one, and its hosted under siterubix, your website name will appear like ours above “myorganicblossom.siterubix.com.” Next thing is to click on the button that says login now, as in the diagram and this will take you into your wordpress admin area where you can choose to customize your site or go ahead and loggin to your site. Now that you know how to create a free website, go ahead and give it a try!
- Note: there is a page and post pre written in your website, these are sample pages, you will do well to delete them before starting any other thing on your site.
- You will also need to delete the ” this is another wordpress site”, once you loggin to your site and put your own tittle instead.
BASIC FEATURES IN THE ADMIN AREA
Dashboard: this is the wordpress and theme area, also where you find all the available feautures to use on your site, here you get to choose to customize your site if you want to, and if there is an update on wordpress or your theme, you can update it here.
Updates: when there is an update for wordpress or your theme or any of your plugins when you have installed any, they will all appear here, then you can go ahead and make the necessary updates.
All in one SEO: this is a great plugin that has already been pre installed for you, when you create your website using siterubix, fully known as search engine optimization, helps give your site more chances at ranking in search engines.
Posts: where you can edit your already published posts, if you want to make amendments or add something new, and or you wa.nt to write new ones. You can also get to add them into categories or include tags.
Media: uploading media files or choose to edit existing ones, these are video or audio recorded files and pictures.
Pages: to edit and view already added pages or to add a new one.
Comments: where you receive, edit and respond to comments from your blogs before publishing them on your site.
Plugins: just as the name goes, they plugins you install and activate o your admin wordpress area to have an added feature on your website.
EWWW IMAGE OPTIMIZER: just like the name, it is used to reduce the size of an image to a more SEO friendly size.
There you have it. Hope you found this guide easy to follow and useful.
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