How to make a simple and free website on WordPress without installing it on your hosting?
The topic of creating sites on the free CMS (Content management Systems) WordPress has been repeatedly considered at Wikispace.ru. However, in this article I will tell for “dummies” in web development how to create your blog / website quickly, simply, without installing and installing the Worpdress package on your hosting.
So, step-by-step instructions are pretty simple. In this example, I will consider the English version of the Dashboard, as it is used by default.
We are registering on the official wordpress site … and all, in fact, you have already created the site. With a domain name: yourlogin.wordpress.com. Elementary Watson! However, now you need to draw it up and fill it with data.
Go to the control panel (Dashboard).
We create the necessary pages (Pages). To do this, we find on the left in the menu “Pages” – “Add New”. In the screen that appears, you need to enter the page title, then a little lower in the text field for the page itself. It should be noted that the page has the ability to quickly format text, insert images, video, audio, media, voting and standard forms. After you have entered the data for the page, click on the “Publish” button on the right. Pages are static information that can change very rarely on a site. For example, “About Us”, “Contacts”, “Services”.
Create Posts. To do this, in the menu on the left, click on “Posts” – “Add New”. Entries differ from pages in that they are dynamic. This format is suitable for news, articles, announcements, products, etc. In other words, the information that you plan to frequently update on the site. Records are assigned certain categories (Categories), which are usually located on the sites on the right. For example, “Cars”, “Health”, “Psychology”. If you did not select a category, the system will place the entry in the default category. To create a new section, you need to “Posts” – “Catogories” in the menu on the right. In this case, on the right you will see a list of available categories, and on the left – the form for adding a new category. You can also do subcategories.
Comments (Comments). Because WordPress was originally created to create blogs, it has the ability to comment on posts. They can be moderated, disabled on specific pages, sections, specific posts, etc. .. (“Posts” – “Comments”).
Now select the theme (Themes) of your website design. When creating a site directly on the wordpress server, you can choose one of 80 free themes. To do this, select “Appearance” – “Themes” in the menu on the left. It should be noted that in the themes you can insert your logo (name), main picture and background. All other style editing (CSS) themes are paid – $ 14.97 in year. But, as a rule, the free option is enough.
In addition, you can add widgets (Widgets) to the site. Depending on your chosen theme, some will already be connected, and some will be able to connect. To do this, on the left in the menu we find “Appearance” – “Widgets”. Examples of widgets: RSS feed, subscription to site news, search, calendar, your links, advertising texts, twitter feed, etc.
If you want to make a site with your domain, for example, www.yourname.com, then this can be done using the paid parking service (Mapping) of your purchased domain on the wordpress server, and it costs 12 cu in year. To do this, in the menu on the left we find “Dashboard” – “Upgrades” – “Domains”.