How to Make a Free Website – 2017

Here is every step needed to learn how to make a free website — fresh for 2017. Your free website will look professional, modern and will be suitable for small businesses and personal blogs alike.

We’ll be using WordPress along with the Shoreditch theme to build the site. I demonstrate everything you need to know, so just follow along.

If you need help, ask in the comments or contact me via my website (at the bottom of this description).

demo site here: http://mboringc.wordpress.com

Table of contents:

00:00 – Introduction
01:07 – What your free website will look like
04:28 – What your free website looks like on a mobile device
05:24 – How to acquire a WordPress.com account
07:39 – Shoreditch (WordPress theme) recommended image sizes (main image 2000×1500)
08:15 – You can use my images from mboringc.wordpress.com – how to download
08:39 – Introduction to the WordPress dashboard
09:09 – Introduction to the home page
09:52 – How to create a link
10:40 – How to set a featured image in a page
12:24 – The WordPress Customizer
13:13 – Site Identity (site logo, title, tagline)
13:56 – Adding “alt text” to images (why it’s important)
14:54 – Previewing your site with different screen sizes
15:29 – Colors and Backgrounds
16:37 – Fonts
17:12 – Header Image
17:41 – Menus
21:18 – Content Options (blog settings)
22:29 – Widgets
22:57 – Image gallery creation
24:41 – Text widgets
25:28 – Re-ordering items (in this case widgets)
25:46 – Footers (top footer and bottom footer)
26:10 – Adding a subscription widget (people can subscribe to your free website)
28:42 – Adding html to widgets
29:18 – Static Front Page
29:51 – Featured Content (creating a dynamic image slider on top of blog page)
30:28 – Image slider demonstration
31:00 – Editing first blog post to add featured image for slider
32:14 – Theme Options
32:40 – Testimonials
33:14 – Panel Page Template (home page)
34:09 – Page Attributes
34:42 – Creating (or editing) pages and assigning them a parent page
36:47 – Sharing buttons (for pages)
37:39 – Creating a page with a featured image as background (for the panel page)
38:41 – Dark images are best
39:08 – Add a video into a page
40:50 – Visual editor vs HTML editor
41:12 – Adding a div to adjust text width (HTML editor)
42:16 – Creating testimonials
43:26 – Getting testimonials to appear on a page (using shortcodes)
46:19 – The About Page (the default template)
47:40 – The Contact Page (full-width template / no featured image)
48:16 – How to write blog posts
49:34 – Adding images to a blog post
51:40 – Setting featured content (for image slider on blog page)
52:07 – WordPress.com ads
52:30 – Adding excerpts to blog posts
53:15 – Sharing buttons on blog posts
54:01 – Adding blog posts
54:34 – Scheduling blog posts
55:07 – Adding tags to blog posts (specifically for blog page slider)
56:40 – Categorizing blog posts (creating categories)
58:38 – Recent posts / Recent categories widgets on display
59:28 – Global sharing settings (automatic sharing to social media accounts)
1:01:08 – Recap
1:02:10 – Thanks for watching

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
http://myboringchannel.net/wordpress-com-vs-wordpress-org/

How to Choose a Domain Name
http://myboringchannel.net/how-to-choose-a-domain-name/

WordPress.com Shortcodes
https://en.support.wordpress.com/shortcodes/



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