Wanna Learn WordPress for Free?
Well, you can learn WordPress for free. It’s easy. And I’ll show you how, step by step. And I’m a teacher by trade so explaining things comes pretty naturally to me.
I just made a video on how to make a completely free website with WordPress, fresh for 2017. I uploaded it right at the beginning of the new year (well, it wasn’t quite midnight yet on the West Coast, but it was on the East Coast). And I finished making a website a couple hours earlier. I didn’t want my title — How to Make a Free Website – 2017 — to be misleading.
Not to go off on a rabbit trail, but I find it really funny how folks write titles on their YouTube videos like, “How to Make a Free Website in 2017” when they uploaded their WordPress video tutorial a month (or even months) earlier in 2016. Talk about click-bait.
And not to ramble any further, but some YouTube creators go so far as to write titles like, “How to Make a Free Website in 2017” when their video was uploaded earlier in 2016 and when they’re promoting a web host like Host Gator (meaning that if you utilize their WordPress tutorial it’s going to cost you money). So they lie on two fronts. Their tutorial wasn’t created in 2017 and you have to pay to use their method.
What I’m trying to say is that my tutorial was legitimately uploaded in 2017 and my tutorial demonstrates how to use WordPress for free. WordPress is free. You won’t have to pay a penny. Ever. Free means free. And that means my title is legitimate. Check it out.
Getting Started With WordPress Is Easy
Before you get started on my video, I want you to understand that WordPress is easy. You can make the demo website in just a couple hours.
And when I say learning WordPress is easy, I mean it. Simply go to WordPress.com, sign up for an account, choose a name and you already have a website. Then just learn how to use the software, which I show you how to do in the above video.
If you watch the video above, you won’t just learn WordPress for free, you’ll also get a completely free website. And when I say free, I mean free. No strings attached.
Free training. A free website. And free help from a nice guy. What more could you ask for?
But just because WordPress is easy (and free) doesn’t mean it’s simple or unprofessional. WordPress is the most popular website-building solution on the face of the planet. WordPress powers over 25% of all websites on the Internet. That’s right. And WordPress doesn’t cater to just small business owners and personal bloggers. Take a few minutes to check out some of the companies using WordPress. You might be a little surprised.
Is WordPress Really Free?
Good question. WordPress comes in two flavors. And they’re both free. Wait. What? No, you heard me right.
WordPress.com is the WordPress-hosted version. WordPress hosts your website for you. You can build a website using WordPress.com that’s completely free. And that’s exactly what I show you how to do in the video above.
WordPress.org is the self-hosted version of WordPress. It’s the WordPress software. To use it, you have to have a web host and a domain name. If you go that route, use this web host (affiliate link – you’ll get over 50% off by using my link) and this domain registrar (affiliate link). Now the web host and the domain name aren’t free (they sure are cheap – less than a latte per month), but the WordPress software is.
If you want to know more about the different versions of WordPress, check out this article where I cover the topic in greater detail.
Can You Help Me?
Of course I can help you. But guess what? I believe you can do it yourself. I’ve made a variety of tutorials that can help you along the way. And if you want to get started for free and have a completely finished and professional website without paying a dime, just watch the above video and you’ll have your own website within a couple hours.
And I want everyone to know that I’m not affiliated with WordPress in any way and if you make a free website using my video, I make nothing. Nada. Zilch. I just love WordPress enough that I have to tell people about it.
Have a happy new year and a fabulous and productive 2017.