How to Make a Website in 2021 – Step by Step Guide (Free)

Are you interested in creating a website? Website design can appear to be very challenging especially when you lack prior tech or coding knowledge. However, if you follow the right steps it can be far much easier than you might think.

Do not worry, today we have created a compiled and detailed step by step process to make a WordPress website without any coding. Today you will learn WordPress website design.

This guide is intended to help any one regardless of their skill levels in the field.

If you wish to skip and hire an expert WordPress designer to set it up for you, just click the button below.

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If you want to learn the whole process and do it for yourself lets start.

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You can also use it to make money designing for clients as a professional service. Here is an overview of what we will cover:

What is WordPress

WordPress is one of the best website platforms used by website developers currently.

WordPress is free and easy to use. It works well with thousands of plugins and extensions that make your website effective and useful.

This therefore makes it easy for every one to have a website in 2021.

How to find and register a domain name

A domain is an address for your website on the internet. Such as Google.com or justcreativedesigns.com.

It is nice to get a domain name relevant to your niche but it is not a must. The content you put in the website will help it in being found and not the name.

For example, a few years ago we never knew what google meant but now we know it as an awesome search engine.

We will look into two reputable hosting providers that I use Bluehost and Garantor Hosting

OPTION 1: How to buy Domain and hosting on Bluehost

Check for Domain availability

  1. Go to  Bluehost website in a new window and click ‘Get Started Now’ or click Get Started below
Blue Host
Blue Host

2. Select a webhosting plan

selectplan
selectplan

3. You will be prompted to either but a domain or use an existing one.

Choose a domain name and type on the new domain side and click next.

To be safe, please try to create a .com domain and make your name is easy to spell and pronounce. How to Choose a Domain Name

selectdomainname
select domain name

After that, fill in your details such as address, email etc.

I recommend you just avoid buying extras because you can always add them later.

hosting extras 01
hosting extras 01

After this you will enter payment info and you are done buying a domain and hosting.

How to Install WordPress For Bluehost

Bluehost will send you an email for Login Details to your Cpanel, which will be your dashboard for managing your website.

From your Cpanel Dashboard you can see the Bluehost market place. Click on the WordPress Logo then Get Started Button.

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installwp 01

Select your domain for installation and click next.

selectdomain
selectdomain

Fill in your installation settings and remember to check the boxes.

wpinstal
wpinstal

Yow will get a link and Login details to your WordPress Dashboard.

If you have come this far you have successfully created your first WordPress website.

OPTION 2: Garanntor Hosting

We will use Garanntor Hosting Company because i have used them for a while and they meet the criteria for The best Web Hosting Service.

STEP 1: Open a free account to buy domain from. Sign up

Sign up 1
Sign up 1

STEP 2: Scroll to search for domain and type the name you want

Search for Domain name
Search for Domain name

Now we want a website reviewing mechanical gear so i will search for mechanical gear.

MECHANICALGEAR
MECHANICALGEAR

Some suggestions will come up. Choose the one you like. Be very careful of spelling errors.

Search for Domain results
Search for Domain results

Add mechanicalgear.com to cart. The tag add cart will change to chekout.

On the same page, let us buy our hosting. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click explore packages now.

explore
explore

If you already have a domain, click on transfer domain to us to move your hosting.

When you click on Add Web Hosting, it will take you to view friendly hosting rates. For the sake of this tutorial, i will choose LH-Micro.

Just incase you had not signed up to the site, it will prompt you to sign up.

Sign up

Fill in your info

Register
Register

Click register then the checkout icon. You will see the details for your order.

Choose a payment method and complete order.

payment
payment

After you pay, you now have a domain. I noticed it did not capture the hosting, so let us buy hosting.

Go to services, order new service and choose a hosting package.

Then check your registration email for instructions. Log in to cpanel from the email you received after paying for hosting.

cpanel
cpanel

How to Install WordPress For Garanntor Hosting

The first thing to do is to install WordPress.

You can either install with 1-click installation or manual installation.

One-click install is easy, so I would advise you use this method.

ONE CLICK INSTALLATIONS TO CREATE A WEBSITE WITH WORDPRESS.

One click installation means installing your WordPress with a click. Most web hosts have the 1-click-installation integrated as standard within their dashboard. This service enables you to set up your website with ease.

In your Garanntor account, you’ll find the “1-click-installation” in your control panel.

if you do not see it, scroll down to Softaculous app installer section and click on WordPress under scripts and click install now.

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image 1

Install now

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If you haven’t signed up to Garanntor and you’re using another web host, then the “1-click-installation” should be in the same sort of location on the site.

These are the steps you need to follow with the “1-click-installation” process.

  1. Log in to your own hosting account/control panel.
  2. Go to your control panel within your hosting account.
  3. Click on “1 Click Installs”
  4. Find the “WordPress” icon and click.
  5. Choose the domain where you want to install your website.
  6. Click the “Install Now” button and that’s basically it! You’ll get details of how to access your new WordPress website.
  7. Now you will have a link like https://mechanicalgear.com/wp-admin/ that you will use to log in to your WordPress for editing.

WordPress Login

When you click the link provided when you installed WordPress, you will be prompted to log in.

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image 3

Choosing a theme

Go to appearance choose themes.

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image 4

Choose one or add a new theme for free. You can buy a premium theme but as you start i recommend a free one.

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image 5

You can customize your site by choosing customize under appearance. Now your WordPress website is live.

WordPress Plugins

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