How to Create a Website: Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

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You are going to learn how to create a website, after reading this tutorial how to create a website step by step guide for beginners.

how to create a website

Even a kid will be able to setup his or her website in a couple of minutes after going through this post.

What you need to have if you want to create a website.

First is a web host

This is were all your files of your website is going to be stored.

For example: Web hosting stand as a compound and your building stand as your website.

That’s why you will need a good web hosting.

Most beginners when the start and what gives them problem is that they did not look for a quality Web host.

But reading this tutorial you will get the one of the recommended and best Web host.

how to create a website step by step guide for beginners

Second is your domain, which is your website address (www.example.com)

As a beginner seeing example.com above, is not that you’re going to use it but your own name or any name you want.

Some web host when you host with them, they will give you free domain which you don’t have to pay for.

Then be happy because they overall best Web hosting I am going to mention will do the same for you.

I have created a lot of websites and after reading  this tutorial you will be able to create any type of website you want, be it forums, music downloading website, social media, movies streaming and downloading.

What Are The Disadvantages of Using a Free Web Hosting

And that why you need a quality web host which I going to list here.

Bluehost

So now let’s start creating our website, now let’s enter the  bluehost, just tap your hands on the coloured text then you will be there.

At bluehost you will see the get started button, enter there and choose the basic plan, this plan is made for starters or beginners, they are all the same.

So if you are just starting or a beginner, this plan is recommended for you.

But if you want to see other plans, then scroll down of the page ending then choose shared hosting, and you will see all the plans.

So now after choosing the basic plan, you will be asked to enter your domain.

I have already tell you what domain mean at the top of this post which is your website address.

how to create a website step by step guide for beginners

Enter the address which no one have been using but if someone has it you will need to enter another one.

In this place most people like me find it difficult to enter the domain that has not been taken.

Tips for your domain

If tried and all the names has been taken you can add ‘s’ to it or use your name or your name plus surname, and don’t add numbers to it, so that it will be easy for people to remember.

Now after you have successfully choosing your name, you will be taken to a page were you will complete your details and billing and after that let’s me tell you that you’re almost done.

But you should not think all is done because you just bought your land (web host)

Then remain to build your house (website)

Now you see the difference with Web host and your website.

how to create a website step by step guide for beginners

At the top of this post you remember we mentioned web host to have first if you want to create a website, so now you just created your web host.

Web host contains file manager, cpanel, ftp, installation of ssl and a lot more.

As a beginner you will be confused what they are.

Cpanel is your control panel of your Web host, while file manager is where you are going to use on uploading files on your site, ssl manager is where you will use to install certificate on your website.

If you are using bluehost, you don’t need to worry because it will be done automatically for you.

No let’s install our website

You will see the install WordPress when you login to your web host.

Now enter the install WordPress and you will be asked to provide some few details like your email and website name with the password you know you can remember.

If you want you can put your web host password there so that it will be easy for you to remember them all.

After filling all the fields, enter the ‘install’ button and your website will be installed.

Url of your login page and your website address will be given to you and that is all which means you are done.

As you have learned how to create a website let’s put what type of website you want, which you are going to use the WordPress plugin.

How to Create a Website: Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

In WordPress there are thousands of plugins which will help you to do what ever you want.

Now after using the Url to login to your website, go to menu at the top and enter it.

Then you will see other options with plugin enter plugin and you will see the option of installed plugin and add new plugin.

The installed plugin the one you already have or the ones you install, while the add new is for you to add new plugin, so our aim is to add new plugin

Enter the add new plugin and search what you want for your site.

E.g

You can type music if you want your site to be made for music.

You can search movies or news if you want a news site or movie website.

But note when you search a word or name of plugin, there will come a lot of plugins.

Then it is left for you to choose the one that meet your needs, you can check the plugin details to know more about the plugin.

For you to check the plugin details you can either enter ‘more details’ or ‘view details’ here you will know all about the plugin.

You can also add downloads to your site by typing download at the search of add new plugin.

A lot of them will come, so you should read the ‘more details’ of the plugin and see if you like it and if you don’t you can check others.

There are a lot you can do here with your website and if you want to post there is  already post option in your dashboard.

how to create a website step by step guide for beginners

Enter menu at the top and you will see post, enter post and you will see ‘add new’ so enter it publish what you want to the world.

To do more with your site you can use the plugin option.

If you want a forum site you can type forum at the ‘add new’ in your plugin search box.

If you want to create a social media website you can type the name at the search of your plugin.

After installing your plugin don’t forget to click ‘activate’.

Note!!!

There is nothing hard here and what you need to know is the difference between your web host, website, website dashboard.

Your webhost is were your website and it files is being stored after logging to your web host you need to still login to your website.

While your website is were people all over the world come to browse your content e.g
Music,post,movie and so on.

While your website dashboard is where you login to your site to perform some activities for people e.g like the process to put movies or musics for people to download.

No one has access to your dashboard except you permit them which can be done through settings.

how to create a website step by step guide for beginners

when you enter settings you can see the option to choose to allow people to register on your site, so is your wish to allow people registered and login to your site.

And the good thing is that you can limit access to strangers on your site through settings and membership plugins.

I have put time to write how to create a website step by step guide for beginners, with this tutorial you will be able to setup your website running now.

If you want you can bookmark this page or save it for next time when you are prepared to create your website.

As you finish reading this post, it is much more better for you to start creating your website.

You are welcome through comment if you have any thing to say.

Creating a website is not a hard thing just as the name sounde.

It left for you to just put it in practice and you will see how easy it is, and you can still go through the post if you still find it difficult.

Welcome to the universe of Web masters and wish you good luck.

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