This website will teach you how to build an amazing WordPress website or self-hosted blog from scratch within as little as 2 hours from now. You don’t need to know any HTML coding or anything like that, if you can use your computer to send an email, then you will be able to build a great looking website by following my tutorials.
You are fantastic. You made it so simple to understand like a step-by-step guide. I made my first responsive informative online travel agency today with your help. May God bless you.
Below is my most recent tutorial video showing you how to Create A WordPress Website, or if you would prefer – check out this video to learn How To Start A Blog.
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Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into your video. I almost gave up on WordPress because it was overwhelming, as well I was trying to use themes that lacked in features. Following your instructions step by step got me right where I needed to be and confident as well!
Who Am I To Teach YOU WordPress?
You might be wondering who I am and why you should listen to me? Don’t worry, that is totally understandable seeing as we have never met!
Well, my name is Martie and I am just an average 27 year old guy from Northern Ireland that knows how to build websites and blogs using WordPress and loves teaching other people!
The websites and blogs I will show you how to build will cost no more than $15 to get started, and that’s just for your hosting and domain name (a requirement of running a site).
I will never charge you for my tutorials, I want this website to be a great FREE resource for people wanting to learn how to build a website or start a blog using WordPress.
If you want to read more about me, you can go and check out my About Page (opens in new window).
Martie, you’re brilliant. I teach computer skills courses and have had a student ask me how to update a WordPress Webpage. I’m sorry to say, but I’d never used WordPress before ~ so had to do a quick study. I searched high and low, was pulling out my hair at some stage and bored to death at times. Then I came across yours and hey presto, all good now. He’s arriving tomorrow and thanks to you fantastic tutorial, I’m ready for him. You’re fab.
Why Use WordPress?
If you are planning to build a website or start a blog, I definitely recommend using WordPress for more than one reason! (here are 5 of a possible hundred or more!)
- WordPress is used for more than 20% of all websites online at the time of writing.
- There are literally Thousands of Free Themes to choose from.
- Celebrities such as Jay-Z and Katy Perry use WordPress for their official websites.
- WordPress is easy to set-up, use and manage – See This Tutorial.
- WordPress is open source which means there are always people working on making it better!
The 3 Main Steps of Building A Website or Blog
Below you will find the 3 MAIN steps of building a website OR blog using WordPress. There are a few other bits and pieces to do as well but you will see that building websites and blogs using WordPress isn’t as hard as you may have thought!
#1 Registering Web Hosting & A Domain Name
Web Hosting is basically a computer that is left on 24/7 with your website loaded onto it, this way people can gain access to your website or blog even when your computer is switched off. Web hosting normally costs around $8 a month, although I do have a coupon code I give out in my videos – this coupon will get you your first months hosting for one penny!
A domain name is the title of your website or blog with WWW. before it and .com after it (also known as your websites URL) and this will usually cost you around $13 a year.
Worth Noting – These two things are required (Hosting & Domain) to run any self hosted website or blog (this does not only apply to WordPress websites) and are the only two things that will cost you any money. I show you how to set both of these up with a company called HostGator.
#2 Installing WordPress & Changing Our Theme
WordPress is a free and open source content management system (CMS) which we will use to create our websites. WordPress is used for more than 20% of all websites online at the time of writing this (including mine), so you know they can definitely be trusted!
A “WordPress Theme” is basically what your website is going to look like, so for example – if you were a photographer and wanted to build a portfolio website to show off your photos, you would use a portfolio theme. Same thing if you wanted to create a blog instead of a website, you would choose a blog style theme. (All of the themes I use in my videos are free).
#3 Creating & Arranging Our Content
I will show you how to create different types of pages for your site, this will include pages with text, images and embedded YouTube videos. I also cover how to insert a “Contact Form” which allows users to send you an email by filling out a simple form rather than giving them your email address.
By arranging our content, I mean I will show you how to create custom Menus for your website and also cover how to change the “Sidebar” which is literally the bar that runs down the left or right hand-side of your website or blog (some themes allow you to have a sidebar on both sides).
After following the 3 main steps above we will have a fully functional WordPress website or self-hosted blog… it really is that easy!
If you are ready?
A Few More Testimonials from Past Students…
Great Tutorials, very clear instructions. Keep on publishing.
Thank you so much Martie! This video was so helpful. The detail and time you took to go step by step allowed me to build a really nice and professional looking website. I really appreciate it and will be checking out your other videos as well!
Super helpful video! I was able to get my website up in no time at all! Thanks so much!
The majority of my testimonials have been taken from My YouTube Channel.