Hey, where today, I’m gonna show you how to build a cool website. Just like this one in about 20 minutes using a free theme from WordPress, I’m gonna be walking you guys through step by step, showing you how everything works. I’m also gonna show you guys how we’re gonna get a great deal on GoDaddy website hosting. That also includes a free domain and an automatic WordPress installation. So even if you guys have no experience building websites whatsoever, that’s totally! Okay, because, like I said, I’m gonna walk you through the entire process, step by step.
I’m also gonna show you guys to how to get access to this awesome library of free website things on WordPress, as you can see, there’s almost 4,000 to choose from so in case you don’t like the design of this one, there’s tons of other ones to Choose from, and all you have to do is do a one-click install which I’ll show you guys how to do so. You can change the look of your website with just one click if you want to okay, but before we get started, I’m just going to go over a couple of things: explain to you guys about the process and how it works. So you better understand it and then we’ll move on to building our actual website with GoDaddy website hosting is basically where your website is going to live online.. That’s on your website is stored there in another way. I like to explain this to people is like this think. If you were going to build a house before you can actually start building, you would need the land to put the house on. So just try to think of the domain name or the website as the house and then the hosting as the land website, hosting normally costs anywhere from sixty to a hundred dollars a year, sometimes more. But today, I’m gonna show you how we’re gonna get website hosting for just $1 a month. That also includes a free domain name and an automatic WordPress installation. Your website domain is the address of your website. So, for example, a couple of domain names are eBay, comm, Google com, youtube.com. You get the idea, okay, guys so now that we got that stuff out of the way we can move on to the next step, which is to install our website hosting. So what we’re gonna do first is head over to the discount page on my website, which is create WP, site.com, slash hosting deals. You guys can type that in or you can click the link in the description below.
So once we get here. This is the page, and all we’re gonna do is click on this GoDaddy coupon here and that will automatically apply the discount code for us. Okay. where I’m gonna be showing you how to install our hosting and get our free domain name and then also install WordPress and the only difference, you’re gonna notice, but, as you can see now the price is on sale for just $1 a month. I’m not really sure how long this price drop is going to last. But for the time being it is active, so it’s definitely a great time to buy if you’re looking to get a discounted price. So then, after we install the hosting and wordpress i’ll be back and we can start building the actual website. Ok guys. So the first thing we’re gonna do is click on this green get started button, and this is where we’re going to choose our free domain name. So whatever you want your website to be called, you can check here to see if it’s available and once you decide on the name, you can just enter it here. I’m gonna enter mine, and now i’m gonna click on search to see. If it’s available. Ok, it is so I’m going to click on, select and continue and, as you can see, our promo code has been applied to our entire year of hosting. So we got the discount, which is cool and now we’re just going to click on, create account. Alright and now we’re gonna fill out this form for our GoDaddy account, and some of this information is going to be blurred out just for privacy reasons. Obviously, but all we’re gonna do is enter our email address. If you don’t have one, I just recommend. Maybe going to Google and signing up for a free, gmail account and then you’re going to come up with a username and a password and then also a pin number, and these can be anything you want just make sure you guys save all the simple somewhere. So when you need to log into GoDaddy, you can so now I’m just going to enter in my information, okay and then after we have all that filled out we’re just going to click. This green create account button. Okay, now I’m just going to put my billing info in alright and once that’s all done, we can go ahead and click on save okay. Now I’m going to be using a card to pay, they also have PayPal.
You guys can choose any method. You, like, though, they’ll all take us to the same place in the end, so it doesn’t matter which one you choose all right now. My payment info is in so I’m just going to click on this blue Save button and then we’re ready to complete the purchase. So we’re just going to click on this green button here, alright guys and that’s it – we got our hosting now and we’re ready to move on to the next step. Okay, so what we’re gonna do now is click on this blue, add site button and then we’re just gonna leave. Everything like it is, build a brand new site and then, wherever it’s recommended, you can just put it there and now we’re going to come up with a wordpress, username and password so just like for the other stuff, just come up with a username and a password And then make sure you save that information somewhere, ok and then after you do that you can just click on add, and this is just currently installing WordPress for us. Alright and that’s it WordPress is installed. That’s the simple one-click WordPress install right there for you and now we’re just going to click on this blue WP admin button and then once we get to this page, just go ahead and click on no thanks, and that will just automatically take you to your WordPress Dashboard – and this is the place where you go whenever you want to edit your site – ok guys so before we do anything, we’re going to go, verify our email from GoDaddy and so we’re just gonna go to our email accounts and there should be a email From GoDaddy that says, please verify your email address and here’s mine and just click on verify, email. Now, ok and that’s it – it’s been verified. Ok! Now I’m back over on my wordpress dashboard, and i’m just going to refresh this page right here and then after you do that where it says no, just click on change, domain and now click on add domain and find your domain right here, mine’s already selected and Make sure this is selected, it says, make this primary domain for the account and then after you have everything selected hit. Add ok and we’re just gonna wait on this to update just take a couple minutes, all right now, that’s been updated and what that just did is changed the location of everything that we’re gonna be making on our WordPress website. So it’s no longer to this FTP upload site. It’s now going to all be on our main domain.
Ok guys! Now, I’m going to show you how you log in to your WordPress account anytime. You need to edit something on your site. So what we’re gonna do is open up a new tab and then you’re gonna take your website and you’re going to put it in and then you’re gonna put slash WP dash admin after the.com or dotnet. Whatever your domain is, and then after that click enter and then when it comes up here, all you do is put in your account information that you created earlier. So again, it’s just your domain name, slash, WP, dash admin anytime. You want to log into your WordPress account all right, so I just put my information in now: I’m just going to click login and now this will take us right back to the WordPress dashboard, and now we can start finally building the actual site all right. So now, since we got our domain and we got hosting installed and WordPress installed, we can start building the actual website. So if we go and take a look at our website right now, you’ll see that it’s completely blank with no content, so we’re gonna do. First is go back to our dashboard here and then we’re going to install our theme. So what we’re going to do first is go over here to appearance and then we’re going to click on themes, and once we get here we’re going to click on, add new theme, and these are all the different wordpress templates you can use. You guys can check them all out if you want, like you, see right there there’s over a 3,000 of them right here all for free, but the theme we’re going to be using is called Hitchcock. So if you go over here to the search and type that in this is the theme right here that we’re going to be using and we’re just going to go over here and click on install and then click on activate. Ok. Now, if we go up here, we can click on visit site. So we can see the new theme, and this is what it looks like and while we’re right here, I’m actually going to show you guys how to change the header image. So if you go back up there to customize and then click on header image, you can just go right here and click on add new image. You can take your header image, just drop it in then hit select and crop and then just place that where you want it to and then click crop image, then you’ll see that has changed the background for us and then just click on publish and you guys Can keep that the same? If you want – or you can change it like, I did and if you guys need any free stock photos to use for your website, you can just go to pixels comm and they have tons of free images.
And that’s where I got the images that I’m going to be using for this website. Ok, so I’m just going to close this out and then we’re going to head back to our dashboard okay. So what we’re going to do now is go over here to settings and then we’re going to click on general, and this is where we’re going to edit our site title here and then also our tagline. So now I’m actually just going to edit my site title and then I’m going to go down here and edit the tagline. And so then, after you update those just go down to the bottom and click on the Save button. And now my settings are saved and we’re ready to move on to the next step. Now we’re going to go over to the post sections and we’re just going to click here on posts, okay, and what we’re going to do once we get here is just get rid of this sample post here put move to trash, then click apply and if you Guys ever want to delete any posts that you have. That’s how you do it and now we’re just going to come up here to post and click on, add new, and this here is going to be our first post. So the way he set up a post is pretty much the same way you set up a page too. You just add your title here and then down here is where all your content goes. So what I’m going to do first, is add my title here and then I’m just going to go down here and put in some example text. Just so, you guys get an idea of how it’s gonna look and you guys can also go here and click on this plus sign and you can, as you see, you can add images or any basically any type of media. You want just by clicking the image button and then uploading the image that you want. Now I’m just going to go over here to categories and, as you can see, there’s no categories right now, just the on categories category and if you guys want to add different categories for your posts You can just by going here and click on, add new category and then just clicking on add new category again: okay and then we’re going to go to our featured image, and this is basically the image that’s going to be seen before the actual post.
Just to introduce you to the post and what you’ll see on the home page So if you click on set featured image and then I’m just going to come here and drop my violin and then I’m going to click on select, as you can see, it’s right there, okay, now, after that, the post is ready to go and we can just Click on publish and click on, publish again and now, if we go and visit our home page you’ll see This is what it looks like it’s our post, there’s the image, our title and our text Okay So what I’m gonna do now is I’m gonna create 14 other posts The same way that I did this first post and then once I do that I’ll be back okay guys So I just finished making my last post, and this is how it looks after you’ve added in 15 posts Here’s the second page and what we’re gonna do now is go and add some more pages that will show up up here So to do that we’re going to go back over here to our dashboard, then we’re going to go over here to pages, then we’re gonna click on add new and, like I said before, the setup for the page is pretty much the same thing as it Is for a post, you add your title here and then this is what the content goes So, whatever pages that you guys feel are appropriate for your website You can just add them here and then for this: we’re not going to put any featured image or anything like that Just once you put in your content, you want, and then you got your title just go up here and click publish Now I’m going to go back over here and I’m gonna click on add new, so I can create another page and I’m probably gonna – do this about two to three more times and then I’ll be back okay, so I just finished making my last page So we’re gonna go over here to our home page and, as you can see, the new pages are up here and I’m actually gonna go over to my pages now and I’m going to get rid of this sample page right here, then I’m gonna Come back over here and refresh this okay, now that sample page is gone, and it only has the pages that I want up there now, alright guys and just like that, we have our website main We got all our posts up with our featured images and now it’s your guyses job to go and fill your site with all of your own content