How to Build a Website

Learning how to build a website has never been easier. A home business owner can set up a website in a matter of minutes. Gone are the days where you HAD to know HTML and CSS.

Today, you have the option of using an online website builder associated with a web host, using a stand alone web editor or hiring a website designer. I am going to talk about how to build a website using an online website builder associated with a web host. I will talk about the alternatives as we go along.

First, using an online website builder associated with your web host gives you three advantages.

  1. Step-by-step building wizard – the online builder makes it easy to create your website. Select a theme, add your information through a step-by-step process and save to publish your website to the internet. Regardless of which website builder you use, you still have to create or write the content.
  2. Pre-built templates – your web host provides a number of pre-made website templates for you to choose.
  3. No online file uploading – the online builder makes it easy to publish your website. You no longer have to upload all the website files using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program from your computer to your web host file system.

how to build a website with themes

 

Website content

Generally, your online website builder comes with a content management system or platform. This is an application for the creation and modification of website content and includes web-based publishing. WordPress is one of the most, if not the most, popular content management systems used. WordPress allows a user, even beginners with limited expertise, to add, modify and remove content from a Web site without requiring webmaster services.

Wordpress building websites

Using WordPress benefits users because WordPress is:

  • flexible – thousands of plugins are available increase website functionality.
  • easy to use – no coding, programming or file transfer programs are required. WordPress makes building professional looking websites easy.
  • easy to create websites – over one thousand templates or website themes are available.
  • supportable – with over 60 million WordPress websites worldwide, there is a huge support base.
  • free – WordPress is a free and open-source software package.  So there is no requirement to buy website development software.
  • social media friendly – many themes and templates come with social networking capability built in. Many social media plugins are available to customize your website.
  • easy to learn – WordPress has proven to be a program that is easy to learn.


See how easy it is to build a website

How to build a website is easy. Simple as 1-2-3.

  1. Pick a name and enter it above.
  2. Get a free account at SiteRubix.
  3. Get two free websites and training program.

Please watch the following video to see how easy it is to build a website under 30 seconds!

How to Build a Website in Under 30 Seconds

Need help on how to build a website?

If you need help with anything I have discussed here or have a comment, please fill in and submit the form below. I would love to help. Just drop me a note or contact me at my WealthyAffiliate.com (here is a link to my profile). I love comments.

 

4 thoughts on “How to Build a Website

  1. Hi there, I’m actually finding myself interested in building my own website for a while now. It was always a dream of mine, but just like you say, it was really complicated a while back. After reading this post I understand that its not only for experts anymore, correct? Lets say I have a site.. How will I promote it?

    • With WordPress and other Content Management Systems, just about anyone can build a website without knowing all the technical skills. When it comes to promoting your website, you have a number of options. Please read my article on How to Get More Website Traffic for more info. Thanks, I appreciate your comments.

  2. Hi Glen,
    In fact as you stated quite well in your article, in fact today it is so much easier for even the new individual first starting out with his/her online business in the process of building a first website.

    Compared to how it used to be 10+ years ago when you had to have experience in computer programming.coding, website design, graphics and etc. now you don’t need that type of educational background.

    As fact as you strongly alluded to, Wealthy Affiliate as a company training individuals how to grow an online business, they have all of the tools – plus an affiliation with WordPress that would all be available. No need to have to do a search online for these very website building tools, and then also having your website hosted on a platform.

    You presented it in a very easy-to-understand manner to the “newbie” who has zero experience in building his/her first website.

    Jeff

    • Thank you, Jeff. I certainly remember the old days using an editor to code websites. I still use an editor on occasion to do simple stuff.

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