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How to build a website for beginners

How to build a website for beginners

A while back, I did not know how to build a website, so the title of this post could have applied to me back then. 🙂 🙂
Now that I have experienced building websites, like this one, I wanted to let you know that the process these days is now much easier than it used to be. At least if you use the great online resources, available at Wealthy Affiliate.

They have put together a starter package, which gives you the opportunity to follow online training video presentations showing step by step how the presenter builds a website. The presenter in about 30 seconds, can create a website with the ‘bare bones’ operational on the internet and available over the internet.

This website for instance, is developed using the world famous WordPress Content Management System, and there are many different themes available. In WordPress speak, the theme is the look and feel of the website. The content itself is stored in an internal database, which I as a user, do not have to be concerned about. The content, on webpages is the actual information. If a ‘better’ WordPress theme becomes available, I can test it out on a test site and if I like it, I can install and implement that WordPress theme on this website very quickly.

At the time of writing this post, I am using the “Twenty Sixteen” theme with some changes. This theme is great for phones, tablets and desktops. It is a theme that I think looks good, and is a ‘fresh’ clean theme. There are I believe over 30,000 themes available within WordPress, and everyone has their favourites which may change over time.

I have changed my WordPress theme a few times now, and the ‘raw content’ of my posts and pages is still there, it is the look and feel of the website that changes when a WordPress theme is changed. So no major rewrite. Happy days. 🙂

Using WordPress gives me a lot of freedom, I can focus on the ‘raw content’ of my articles, rather than on how it looks on the different devices that my content will be viewed on – desktops, tablets and smart phones. My WordPress theme takes care of presenting that content for me, so that I can focus on the content.

Well, if like me, you are interested in how to build a website for beginners, my advice is simple. Click at the link below, sign up for the starter trial, learn and do as much as possible using that starter trial and then if you want to, go on from there.


Validate this approach yourself. Sign up at the above link and check this out. Follow the great online training materials, which include online step by step presentations which show you how to build a website for beginner. Build a website. Maybe two websites. And give yourself loads of points. As now you may have a new skill that you didn’t have earlier. 🙂 🙂

See Step by Step Pictures Showing How To Build A Website

Let me know if you have any related questions. Just ask them below. I would love to help. 🙂

4 thoughts on “How to build a website for beginners”

  1. Having a program to follow and walk me though how to build a website sounds like a fantastic way to learn. Are there many training videos? Are the training videos easy to follow? With 30,000 different themes to chose from it sounds like WordPress is highly customizable! It is great that there are so many different options so you can really make a website your own. Thanks for this review, I am sure it will be very helpful for beginners who want to learn how to make a website!

    • Hi, there are enough quality getting started videos to get you started and well on the way. If you learned to ride a bike as a child, you might have used those special extra wheels which helped to get your cycling. Once you started and became pretty good on a bike, those special extra wheels would have been removed and you would have been good to go.

      With WordPress, there are always loads of options regarding how to do things. Over 30% of the websites out there are based on WordPress, so you cannot go wrong.

  2. Hi David,
    I agree that reading your article on your website that indeed its theme does have the look of a fresh and clean feel to it as you stated in your content.

    I find it amazing that nowadays one can create a website entirely from scratch and without the training or education required years ago involving computer graphics, coding, programming and etc. Word Press plus the training provided at Wealthy Affiliate makes it easy enough so that truly a 10 year old can create his/her own website. You as much as stated that in your article, promoting the great online opportunity that is Wealthy Affiliate!

    Regarding having compatible websites indeed in today’s world, it is necessary to have one designed that could be used by people visiting on laptops, smart phones, or other mobile devices not being exclusively desktops. Having a website not compatible to these other devices would cost the owner a large percentage of visitors who aren’t solely on desktop computers while they’re on the Internet.

    Jeff

    • Hi Jeff,

      Phew, I am glad and thrilled that you also like the theme I currently use on my website. It is the twenty sixteen theme developed by the WordPress theme and is designed with the modern internet in mind, bearing in mind that people use so many different devices to access the internet: desktops, tablets and smart phones springing immediately to mind.

      In this age, it is brilliant that so much is available online. The concept of building websites with tools is great for everyone who wants to build a website. Using tools, people do not have to be coders, programmers, developers or web masters to design and publish a website on the internet these days. Wealthy Affiliate has brilliant tooling, great online easy to follow video presentations and a great network of people behind the scenes to help, which in my opinion is brilliant.

      “Standing on the shoulders of giants” is a saying that springs to mind, and without the need to employ codes, programmers, developers and web masters to build your website or indeed website, you are potentially way ahead of many others. 🙂

      Kind Regards,

      David

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