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WEBFI-WordPress-WordPress Tutorial – How to Make a WordPress Website for Beginners



UPDATED TUTORIAL: With this WordPress tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a website in this step-by-step WordPress Tutorial! Then you can create your blog, business website, ecommerce store, or non profit website.

Starting a site can appear very daunting especially when you’re new or not comfortable with technology. We’ve helped many different beginners get their own sites up and running. In this video, we’ll show you how to create a website using WordPress.

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►How to Install a WordPress Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIPQRQLAz90

For this tutorial, we will be using Bluehost and you can use our affiliate/referral link for a discount below:

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The video will go through the different steps in purchasing and getting BlueHost set up. The only addon that you may want to consider would be the privacy addon, otherwise, we do not recommend the other addons as they can be replaced with WordPress plugins.

Once your purchase is complete, BlueHost should install WordPress for you or walk you through the installation process for the settings that you would like to have on creation. After that, you would want to log into the WordPress site to start editing.

To remove any excess clutter we will be disabling all plugins except MonsterInsights(gives you Analytics), WPForms(allows you to create contact forms), and OptinMonster. For the others, we will click the checkbox and in the dropdown options, we will select deactivate, apply, and then repeat that process for deleting the plugins.

For the design of your site, you would want to go under Appearance, Themes, and choose the theme you would like, for this tutorial we have purchased and are using the Astra theme. You can find that theme using our referral/affiliate link below:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/astra-wordpress-theme/

After the base design of the site is set up or you have a template added, we will want to fix the URLs on your site so they are human-readable. To do this we will go under Settings, Permalinks and update the permalinks to a different version. We prefer the post name default option.

The video will go through the different customization options available and different ways you can customize your site. If you use a different theme then your options may be different than what is shown in the video for appearance.

The general settings, as well as available plugins, should not change based on the theme you are using.

We also walk you through setting up a contact form with WPForms, connecting your site to Google Analytics using Monster Insights, and a nice tip for creating personalized landing pages using SeedProd.

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Timestamps
0:00 Intro
0:56 What is hosting and a website
1:45 Purchase hosting
3:35 Installing WordPress
4:10 WordPress overview
6:00 How to install your WordPress theme
8:50 How to customize your theme
13:25 How to update the footer text in WordPress
14:17 How to change the font and color of your WordPress Theme
16:17 How to add a call to action button in your WordPress menu
17:13 How to add a blog page to your WordPress website
17:30 How to create a menu for your site
20:09 How to create a contact form
24:16 How to add social icons to your contact page
24:48 How to Customize a WordPress page
27:19 How to connect your site to Google Analytics
31:14 How to add a coming soon page to your WordPress website
35:59 How to create a logo for your website
38:20 How to write a blog post

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47 Comments

  • Great tutorial aye! Informative and straight to the point. Definitely valuable to a lot of beginners.

  • CharlieCeeb on March 12, 2021

    This is so frustrating there are so many tutorials yet somehow they are all this alternate version of wordpress! please send help SOS

  • sid kaufman on March 15, 2021

    I have a website live i want to make changes but i am afraid i will delete something, i am a beginner with no knowledge of WordPress can anyone walk me Thu making these changes

  • MAR Traders on March 19, 2021

    Hi,
    you are a helping hand for me every time. I learn many thing from your tutorials.

    This time some thing different.

    i need your help, I newly develop ecommerce store i.e http://www.armall.pk . I am using woodmart theme for this, the problem which i am facing when every i share my product on any channel of social media, store logo is showing instead of product picture.

    I mean when ever i share any product on facebook or whatsapp or any other social media, product picture is not showing. store logo is showing for every product

    With best regards,

  • Wells on March 22, 2021

    Hello. We have a site that was built in 2015. It is super slow but we don't know what we can remove safely since we no longer have access to the web designer. Is there a list or site that shows us which plugins can be deleted now that WordPress has had many updates which may include features which make some older plugins unnecessary?

  • Don Schluter on March 23, 2021

    Can you input a webpage that has already been set up in visual studio within GoDaddy? We want to get rid of visual studio and use WordPress

  • Lizelle Kemp on March 24, 2021

    Hi, great tutorial but I'm a little stuck. I'm a complete beginner to WP and following the tutorial exactly as a test run. Changing the "Take Action" button via the Primary Menu and I don't seem to have an option here to remove the button? Am I missing a plugin?

  • Bava Jii on March 31, 2021

    Great tutorial..very short and to the point for beginners

  • M. Aryan on April 3, 2021

    Great Tutorial……Wow

  • Stef Whitlow on April 5, 2021

    Just found your video tutorials! I just started my website in WordPress so you tutorials are valuable and very helpful! I did have a question about posting portfolio projects on a WP site. I'm a freelance writer and want to post my writing samples. Do I need a plug-in or can I just create a separate page for each project and link back? If you have a video on this and I missed it in the search, please let me know. Thanks again for posting these much needed videos!

  • Glenfiddich101 on April 10, 2021

    Far too many online tutorials are too hard to understand and I'm NOT talking about learning code either. Some videos about how to build a website with their wellknown websites talk far too fast and with far too much information to take it in while watching their half hour or often much longer videos and then when the videos finally finish you are exhausted and can only remember a handful of what they said.

    BUT…….

    Christina from WPBeginner Tutorials really explained everything and demo'd her site as she went and I really started to understand it all

    Thank you Christina (I hope I spelled your name correctly) ??

    I look forward to viewing some or all of your other videos

    I have subscribed and "Liked" your video too

    Best regards

    Glen Fiddich 😁👍

  • Troy Hugick on April 10, 2021

    Very Helpful Thanks 🙂

  • Alex Moser on April 10, 2021

    I don't understand the "install wordpress" step. I got my domain name through google domains and then connected it to my WP site though my account. I never had to install wordpress anywhere, I just log onto the wordpress site and edit my site from there. But I don't have have the "dashboard" tab or have the ability to install plugins. It says I need to upgrade to a business account. How can I work around this so I can get these features in the tutorial?

  • Ted Watson on April 12, 2021

    What's the difference between and theme and a template? How do they relate to eachother?

  • Javier Pomachagua Pérez on April 14, 2021

    Awesome Tutorial!

  • Jeff Ray on April 18, 2021

    Great tutorial. Unfortunately, Bluehost has gone downhill. I recommend Siteground.

  • Sean Musa Carter on April 20, 2021

    I've always wondered how you look like.. been a huge fan for years.. 😄

  • arsalan shaikh on April 24, 2021

    Hi I am begginer , from which playlist can I start learning wordpress ??

  • thekid on April 28, 2021

    thank you for this video, very comprehensive.

  • Bold Ideas and Wild Beauties on April 28, 2021

    Very Nice Tutorial

  • Sreejith Babu on May 1, 2021

    Best tutorial ever…you teach like top class……🔥🔥👌👌

  • Ariel on May 3, 2021

    I’m confused, blue host and WordPress are the same?

  • EguchiYuuki on May 9, 2021

    great!!

  • Charlotte Hitchcock on May 24, 2021

    Great video, thank you! In 'How to customize a wordpress page' I don't see the side bar that comes up on the left of the page where you can easily change image size etc. Do you know why this might be?

  • Bilal Programmer on June 5, 2021

    Your video is Great,,, but my theme can not be imported,,,,,

    Displaly issue 'import process interuped'
    Yh kasy hal ho ga kia ap bata sakty hn koi bi theme import nai ho rha plugins ho rhy hb

  • Kyle Haney on June 10, 2021

    Wish I would've found these when I self taught myself word press months ago -_-

    I had a few questions:

    1. If I already have a theme I've been using from the "Theme" tab, can I make a switch over to one of the starter templates AND still retain all my content? I've got about 6-7 posts filled with text and pictures.

    2. How do I configure my posts to automatically go to different pages? For example, if I write a post about subject X, I want to go to page X, but if I write a post about subject Y, I want it to go to page Y?

    3. Why is it when I go to menus and add Posts to my menu and put it as a sub item under a page, it doesn't appear when I go and click on that page? I vested a post under a page in my menu section but it doesn't populate when I go to the page. My work around has been using shortcodes but I really want to get away from that, it doesn't look as professional.

    Thanks in advance!

    my site is globetrotterkyle.com for reference

  • Jo Lim on June 13, 2021

    Hi, I like watching your tutorials! They are very helpful. 😊
    Can you please advise how I can edit the text/description after I have downloaded the rara theme template? I could not do it like yours as there is no pencil icon.

  • Chris Daniels on June 15, 2021

    Which version of wordpress is been used .com or .org

  • Robert Rawlinson on June 23, 2021

    Hi, i have a Plugin called Detrytus, a window cleaning quote generator, i am having trouble opening it to make adjustments, does anyone have an idea how too>. Thank you in advance

  • Annie Chen on June 23, 2021

    I cannot thank you enough for this tutorial. I’m an engineer and knows coding but OMG it is so confusing when I first started with WordPress and I just couldn’t understand why none of the themes look the way they are after installation. I even attended WP’s live webnair and it was quite useless to be honest. This tutorial is however for the beginner beginners and you really cover all the very fundamentals in a very easy to understand language . Thank you again Christina! 💕

  • interwoven222 on June 24, 2021

    Why does my wordpress have little differences than yours? Yours looks more conveinent and has more options. You have the premium package?

  • Kyaw Hein on June 27, 2021

    Thank you for the detailed tutorials! I have setup my website by watching this video. At 31:15, which menu did you click so that you land on that Outdoor Adventure page?

  • Jo Lim on July 9, 2021

    Hi, I have started on 1 of the starter templates and the images below the menu keeps getting pushed up. This overcrowds the logo and the menu on top. Could you please advise what I can do?

  • Yvonne Neely on July 21, 2021

    This is a great tutorial, but somehow I got lost and messed up. What do I do?

  • Jeanine Levine on July 22, 2021

    Excellent tutorial!

  • Anne Travel on July 25, 2021

    Perfect. Thank you. I love how you present the information in a straight-forward way.

  • Upcycle Furniture Flip on August 16, 2021

    This was very helpful. Thank you.

  • Meldra Romanovska on August 19, 2021

    Yet another "tutorial" of how to not make your own site but to customize someone else's template

  • Jessica Drange on August 26, 2021

    Help! The pencil edit icon when trying to edit the header or footer, is not allowing me to click. Nor is the menu dropping down. Please help!

  • DrNoone on September 13, 2021

    Very good thank you! Now off to my all nighter making the page for my wife 😉

  • David Biggers on September 13, 2021

    Very informative but I have one question. My website is specialized (and ecommerce). I found a theme but I can't find a template that will work. Is there a way to change the existing photo's that are on the header, etc. on a template?

  • rmcellig on September 20, 2021

    Another excellent video!! Thanks so much!! I notice you use a lot of plugins. Can that slow down your site and are you more vulnerable because of the added plugins? Thanks again!!!😀

  • Diletta Gigli on September 21, 2021

    if we choose the plus option, can we make multiple websites with different domain names or does it stay linked to the original domain?

  • Adafel Atencio Rincon on September 26, 2021

    I see you have three tutorials like this, one dated 2019, the next 2020, and the last 2021. Unknowingly, I started watching the oldest one but after a doubt I had, I entered the channel and found there was yet another version, the one for 2019 and later, browsing through the channel, I found this other version. Naturally, I am taking this last version as the most appropriate for a newbie to learn how to set up a WordPress site.
    Is it any good to watch the other two versions or should I stick to just this one to get what it takes about setting up a WordPress website?

    Congratulations! It’s very beautiful and convenient to have the whole tutorial split in its component parts with time stamps, so that we can easily review those tracks that we find difficult to understand. Thank you so much!

  • bbeettaa on October 10, 2021

    Hi there, thank you for this thorough video. I added a Blog page to my menu but I can't seem to figure out how to add a transparent header. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!

  • TechInsomnia on November 6, 2021

    Thank you! 🙏🙏🙏

  • Alexander Padalka on December 9, 2021

    💓

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