There are a few ways to make a website, but more importantly, there are some FREE ways. You don’t need to be an HTML expert, buy expensive software and spend time learning it, or outsource work to people only to have them charge you a lot of money and take a lot of time.
Just use this free way to make a website and you’ll gain control over your online presence and be able to make websites at will.
1) Get a cheap web hosting plan with a company that offers access to “WordPress”. WordPress is going to be the free software we use to make our website. This is “open source” software so it is free. People design cool themes and plugins that we can use for free. There are thousands to choose from. Some people will charge a fee for a theme, but most are free and those people just rely on donations for compensation.
2) Get a domain name and install WordPress onto the domain. This is a simple 1-2-3 process. Depending on which hosting company you go with, you will install WordPress using Fantastico, or Simple Scripts, etc… This is a simple process. Just take a look in your hosting account for step by step videos that walk through WordPress installation.
3) Create the look, make the content, and publish the site! You create the look of the website by adding a theme in the “appearance” section of the admin area on your site. Then you’ll add a “header” if you want and some “plugins” that do everything from helping with SEO to adding links to graphics.
Add your content, meaning text, pictures, videos, etc, and click “publish”. Now you have used a popular free method of making a website!