Last Updated on June 4, 2021
Finally, we are here, to create our first personal or professional WordPress website for free.
In our previous lessons, we learned about websites, how they work, different types of websites, and free website builders online. Now we will learn how to setup a website so that you can work on it and share it with others.
Although there are many other best free website builders, we are going to make our first website on WordPress.
Things To Know Before You Make a WordPress Website For Free
In order to build a free website, you will need these 2 things:
- Domain Name – where people can access your website. For example, hostedlegit.com is our address.
- Web Hosting – storage where you will keep your website’s files and other documents
You can read more about the domains and web hosting in our types of websites lesson.
Before we move ahead, you should know that to make a free WordPress site, you can’t use your own free domain. What does that mean? Either you have to buy a cheap domain name or use your website on some sub-domain such as your-site.wordpress.com.
Step 1 – Signup to WordPress.com
To create a WordPress website for free, you need to register here – https://wordpress.com/
When you open that link, you’ll be redirected to the sign-up page –
Congratulations, we have come so far in our create a free website on the WordPress journey.
Step 2 – Choose a domain name
Now, you will a screen to choose your domain name. Enter the name by which you want your free WordPress site to be called.
Step 3 – Choose the package for your free WordPress site
Since we are making a free WordPress website, we will choose the free package in this step.
Congratulations, you just made a free WordPress site online.
Step 4 – Publish your site
Your website has been created, but it won’t be visible to others until you launch or publish it. No worries, it’s just a 1-step process. Open your website in a new tab, in my case, it was – https://hostedlegit.wordpress.com/ and click on launch website.
After following these steps, you will be able to publish your website easily.
Hooray! We just created a free WP site. Now you can easily explore or browse the settings of your WordPress that we made for free.
You can let me know in the comment section if there is anything that was missed by mistake, it will be updated asap after a review.