How to Design a Free Website on WordPress

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This post is written to say thank you to all the subscribers to LifeBlog that are not blogging on wordpress.com. Either you follow me directly on WordPress or indirectly from social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, and so on. Your being my friend has helped a lot, and we can continue our collaboration for success and life on the same platform. If you desire to have your own website free, which later you can monetize if you want, this is the best platform to do that.

Websites on WordPress are standard, fast, and easily customizable. If you don’t want to be constrained by how your site looks and functions, then, you can get a self-hosted version on wordpress.com, starting from $2.99. You can also get self-hosted site via bluehost.com or dreamhost.com.

These are the steps required to create your website on your own on wordpress.com, but make sure you have your first post ready.

Step 1

  • Go to wordpress.com/start
  • Choose an option whether to start with a blog, start with a website, start with a portfolio, start with an online store.
  • I would advise you start with a website first, you can change your settings later.

Step 2

  • If you choose “start with a website”, you would be asked to choose a theme. Choose any theme you like in the list shown, you can change it later.
  • You would be prompted to enter a name or keyword so that your site can be given an address. If you already own a domain, you would be directed to another path by clicking “Already own a domain?” on the same page.

Step 3

  • For instance, when I was writing this, I typed the keyword motivations, and I was given the address “motivations2017.wordpress.com” which is a free address.  There are other alternatives like “mymotivations.blog” which is available in WordPress.com Premium, that is you have to pay for it.

Step 4

  • You have to select the free one, except you want to go for the premium. It will take you to a page where you have to pick a plan that’s right for you: Business is $24.92 per month, billed yearly. Premium is $8.25 per month, billed yearly. Personal is $2.99 per month, billed yearly. Free $0 for life.

Step 5

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