So you want to make a website? You have come to THE place to learn how to do it. We will take you from the very beginning and guide you through everything step by step.
You will find numerous tutorials on this site, helping you with everything from professional websites to forum sites and professional portfolios. If you’re interested in any of those, the links will take you straight to the relevant tutorial.
However, for the purposes of this article, we’re going to discuss three of the easiest ways to make a website from scratch:
1. Using WordPress
2. Using Weebly
3. Using Wix
All of these options are great choices for beginners. WordPress offers more functionality, but Weebly and Wix trade this for a slightly easier design process.
WordPress is a fully-fledged content management system (CMS) used by millions of sites all over the world.
The platform has a huge user community, and it’s possible to add (quite literally) any functionality you can imagine.
If you would like to try out WordPress, you will find our step by step guide to starting a WordPress website here.
Weebly may not have quite the power of WordPress, but it’s still very flexible, and really straightforward to use without any knowledge of website coding. It’s also a completely free option, if you are happy to have Weebly host your site for you.
It’s estimated that around 20 million of the world’s websites use Weebly as their platform – so you’ll be in good company if you choose it!
If you would like to try out Weebly, you will find our step by step guide to starting a Weebly website here.
There’s not really much to choose between Wix and Weebly, so you may want to try both. Wix is another browser-based platform with a built in visual site editor, and turns out professional-looking sites with little effort.
Just like Weebly, no coding knowledge is required. You’ll be surprised just how quickly you can launch an attractive site using Wix.
If you would like to try out Wix, you will find our step by step guide to starting a Wix website here.
Once you have created your own website from scratch, using WordPress, Weebly or Wix, it is time to announce your launch. It won’t hurt to tell your friends about it, and ask them to tell their friends too!
You can also announce your site launch on social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, and ask your friends to talk about it on their social media accounts too.
A website is nothing if it doesn’t have good content, so keep on updating your website regularly. Blog routinely if you have time. This way people will have a reason to keep coming back to your website. Adding regular content also continually gives the search engines new reasons to index your content.
We wish you all the best with your new site! Let us know in the comments below if you need any help.