Hello! In this short post I will show you exactly how easy it is to create a quality WordPress website in 4 simple steps using the “WordPress Express” feature over at Wealthy Affiliate.
It is important to note that in order to proceed, you must have a FREE starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate.
Before we begin, head on over to Wealthy Affiliate and click on the blue “Build My Website” on the left hand menu. You will need to create your account if you haven’t already done so.
Ok. Now let’s get started. You can either watch the video below or follow the step-by-step instructions under the video.
Step 1 – Decide What Type Of Website You Want and Choose It’s Domain Name
You will be able to choose from either a free SiteRubix website or a website on a domain you own. Keep in mind that with the FREE starter account, you will only be able to create two free websites using the .siterubix extension.
If you would like to add more than two SiteRubix websites or use a domain name you own you will need to upgrade to the premium membership. But don’t worry! SiteRubix domains are more than capable of drawing traffic and doing everything you need them to do.
Once you choose the type of website you want, you will need to enter your desired domain name. Once you have entered an available domain name you can continue onto the next step.
Step 2 – Name Your Website
Now it is time to choose the name of your website. In most cases this involves taking your previously entered domain name and making it grammatically correct with appropriate capitalization and punctuation.
Unlike your domain name, your website name is not permanent and can be changed at a later date. Don’t fret too much over this right now!
Step 3 – Select A Theme For Your Website
The theme you select for your website will have a huge effect on your website down the road. You can always change your theme at a later date if you are unhappy with the choice you make today!
With the FREE starter membership, you will be able to choose from 12 available themes. On the other hand, with the premium membership, you will be given access to over 2,400 premium WordPress themes.
Step 4 – Click “I’m Ready, Build My Website Now!”
That’s it! All you need to do for this step is click the blue “I’m Ready, Build My Website Now!” button at the bottom of your page. Now you just have to wait a few seconds while WordPress Express does all of the complicated, behind the scenes aspects of getting your brand new website set up! So…sit back and relax!
Once your website has been built you will be taken to your new “Access Details” page which displays all of the important administration details regarding your website.
On this page you are also able to view which additional website functionality, performance, and security options have automatically been included with your WordPress install. (It really is amazing what is all included with Wealthy Affiliate’s WordPress Express feature!)
Perhaps the most important part of this page is your admin username and the admin password. It is important to remember these; however, all you need to do to log into your WordPress dashboard is to click on one of the two blue “Log Me In!” buttons. As long as you don’t change your admin password these two buttons will always log you in directly.
If you’re still reading and haven’t yet headed over to Wealthy Affiliate to get your website started it is your lucky day! You can enter your desired domain name in the box below and click “Build it Now” to get started.
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Well, that’s about it for this post. Creating a FREE WordPress website really is as simple as these four easy steps. If you have any questions about anything discussed in this post, or the video, please drop me a comment below!