This is the part 2 on how to create a website for free step by step. In the part 1, I have already shown you how to create website and choose a theme. Now I am going to show you how to set up your blog to make it more beautiful and more professional.
At first, let’s have a look at steps we are going to get through today:
- Choose your site identity, time zone and language
- Create new pages for your website
- Adding pages to menu
- Create new categories
- Add widget to sidebar
- Connect your website with social network
Step 1: Choose your site Identity
Site identity is also your site title. It is on the top left corner of your website You can choose site title you want. After you have a title on your mind, go to setting -> general setting, fill your tittle in the blank, then scroll down to hit save changes. You can come back to your website to see how your website changes.
In general setting, you can also change time zone and date format and language.
Step 2: Create new pages for your website
Basically, there are some pages you should have on your website:
- Home Page
- About Me
These pages are already on your site. So you do not need to create them. But you can add more other new page if you want. So I will so you how to create a new page
To set up a new page, go to WordPress dashboard, and under the “Pages” section, we are going to click “Add New”. This will open up the area where you create new pages. “ADD YOUR TITLE HERE” is where you put your page name. Don’t worry about content yet, for now we are just building the structure of your site. You can edit the content of the pages at anytime.
Step 4: Create new categories
Categories are to group your posts. You can use different categories to group similar posts.
. You can also link categories to in your navigation by doing the same way with adding page.
To create a new category, go to “Posts -> Categories
“Posts” will be where you turn to next. Create a blog post by going to “Posts -> Add New”. Once you’ve finished writing your blog post, you need to add the right category for it.
Step 5: Add widget to sidebar
There are widgets available. To add widget to sidebar, go to “Appearance -> Widgets” in the WordPress Dashboard. From here, you can use drag and drop to add different “boxes” to your sidebar, or remove the items you don’t want.
Step 6: Connect your website with social network
WordPress.com let you connect your website with facebook, twitter, google+ and some more other social network. So that each time you publish a new blog, it will be share to your friends automatically. To link your website to social network, go to Dashboard -> Setting -> Publicize setting. Right after you hit Publicize setting, a list of social network appear. You can choose which you want to connect with.
I have just shown you steps on how to create a free website. It is not difficult to build a website, is’nt it ? Just follow step by step and you will have a sparking website for yourself. After set up your website, you can write your first article to share with your friends about your achievement.
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