how to build a website from scratch

how to build a website from scratch

If you’d like to learn how to build a website from scratch you basically have 2 options. The 1st is to make the design, write the code yourself and make an absolutely customized web site using html coding. The second choice is to go with a free and easy program like WordPress that allows you to make a website fast and easily.

Option one – Html code

This can sound like the perfect choice since you will be able to do whatever you want with your website but I would not suggest it unless you’re counting on opening a web design company where you will provide these services professionally. Here is why. You are about to spend a serious quantity of time and possibly money, learning html code and multiple programs like Photoshop & Dreamweaver. On average, learning html code to be able to create your own website will take you about three months.

As you can clearly see, if you’re not intending to make a living from website design and since you want to create a complicated website, you’d better hire someone to do this work for you. The money and the time you would invest would far surpass the price of having a site expertly designed and made. It’s possible to get a good website designed for about $1000 – $1500.

Option two – Use a free website builder like WordPress

WordPress is actually the right way to go if you do not have coding and design abilities. It’s an absolutely free website builder to use and I’ve seen some lovely sites made with it. You can make a very good and attractive website in about two hours!

Even if you’re new and have no experience, you need just to spend a few hours to learn the basics. In the official Wordpress website you will be able to find answers to every question you may have while trying to create your own website.

Requirements to use Wordpress

1. Domain name

You need to have your own domain name to be able to install Wordpress on it. For example is a domain name. Domain name is your internet address where you will be able to upload the content of your website. You can purchase your domain name from a company named “Registrar” There are lots of companies you can find online. On average a domain name with an costs about 6-10 US dollars.

2. Hosting account

Since you want to create a website with Wordpress, you need to have your own hosting account. That means that you need to rent a space to a server from where the files of your website will go online. A monthly hosting fee is about 4-10 US dollars.

3. Wordpress Installation

Most hosting companies offer a very easy to use one click Wordpress installation. That means that you can install the free Wordpress platform through your hosting company with just a few clicks.

4. Learning Wordpress

Since you are about to create a website with Wordpress, you need to spend a few hours to learn how this website builder works. It’s not at all difficult! You just need to follow a good guidance. Visiting this website, you will find a very easy to use step by step guide ton how to create a website with Wordpress

5. Install a Wordpress theme

There are some very good and attractive designs related to the website you are about to create and these are ready to use! These are called Wordpress themes. What’s also pleasant about WordPress is you can flick through hundreds or potentially thousands of available free themes (related to the topic of your website) to install with a simple click, where you can select the look of your site immediately and change it at any point. There are both free and paid Wordpress themes

6. Add content to your website

Since you know how to build your website with Wordpress, you now start adding content to your website. Make your homepage, add your posts, pages and videos etc. Make it attractive! It’s easy! Whenever you have problems in adding content to your Wordpress website, simply make a good Google research and it is sure, that you will find the answer to your problem.

In conclusion, nowadays, since not many people have the available free time to learn html code, and since you don’t need a very complicated website, it will be very easy for you to create your website with Wordpress. Of course, you may face some limitations if you want something more complicated. Then you need to study html!

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