How to make a website for free

How to make a website for free

Nowadays, you can design your own website, directly from the comfort of your home and without spending large chunks of cash in the process. It's a smart solution that doesn't require any coding and helps you boost up your business or promote a certain event.

In this guide, I will show you how to easily design your website with the help provided by the WordPress and Wix online services. You will be able to complete all of the following steps directly from your default web browser, without installing any third-party programs on your Windows PC or having much computer experience. Each of the aforementioned services provides you with a purchase plan for hosting your website and offering you extra advantages such as additional storage, video backgrounds, or registration system.

It might take a while for you to create a complex website that offers its visitors advanced features, like online payments or a database system. WordPress and Wix online services provide you with these characteristics without requiring any coding.

Creating websites with WordPress

WordPress is a popular online service that offers you cheap and quick solutions for creating and managing your websites and blogs. This open source system provides you with more than 350 quality themes for almost any type of business or blog, lets you choose the preferred fonts and backgrounds, allows you to showcase your media in stunning galleries, and so much more.

There's also a WordPress desktop client for both Windows and Mac computers. It proves to be of good use if you want to avoid using your default web browser while designing your new WordPress website.

Here's what you need to do in order to build your new website:

Step 1

Go to the WordPress homepage and click the "Get Started" button.

Start Creating WordPress WebsiteStart Creating WordPress Website

Step 2

Select the "Start with a website" option.

Step 3

Choose a theme.

Step 4

Give your website a name. Enter the site's name or some keywords that describe it. You will be provided with alternative names if someone is already using the entered title. Some of the listed alternatives are free, some come with a price. Click the "Select" button.

Selecting WordPress Website NameSelecting WordPress Website Name

Step 5

Choose a plan that's perfect for your needs (Free, Personal, Premium or Business). You will be provided you with detailed information regarding each pricing plan.

Step 6

Create a personal account and log in using your credentials. You can start managing your website, add text content, include images, etc.

Creating WordPress AccountCreating WordPress Account

Creating websites with Wix

Wix is a cloud-based web development service that enables you to create HTML5 and mobile websites. Like WordPress, Wix provides you with several premium upgrades that give you access to extra advantages such as additional data storage, the ability to add e-commerce features, etc. Here's what you need to do in order to design your own website with Wix:

Step 1

Head to the Wix homepage and click the "Create Your Website" button.

Start Creating Wix WebsiteStart Creating Wix Website

Step 2

Select the type of website you wish to create.

Selecting Wix Website TypeSelecting Wix Website Type

Step 3

Choose the preferred website template and select the "Edit" option.

Step 4

You will get access to various settings that help you customize the appearance of your website/blog. You can change the background image, use a different text style, add a slideshow to your page, and so much more.

Conclusion

Clearly, it's easy to create websites without paying a buck. Simply follow the aforementioned steps and you will be able to get your page up and running within moments.

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