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Hello. I'm interested in setting up my first  website. I'd like to know what steps I should follow. I've learned some HTML if that helps a little. I want something free so I can get the ropes of how to administer a site. I'm fine if it's something like a blog.

 

What are your tips?

 

Thanks.

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           The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. This is the name you want to give to your website. For example, the domain name of the website you're reading is "thesitewizard.com". To get a domain name, you have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that name. Getting a name does not get you a website or anything like that. It's just a name. It's sort of like registering a business name in the brick-and-mortar world; having that business name does not mean that you also have the shop premises to go with it. Detailed information on getting a good domain name can be found in the article Tips on Choosing a Good Domain Name. After you read that, you will need to know the steps to registering a domain name and the things you need to look out for when registering. You can find a detailed guide in the article How to Register a Domain Name.It may also be wise to take a look at some of the Important Precautions to Take When Buying a Domain Name, just so that you don't commit the same mistakes that some newcomers make when buying a domain name.

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3 minutes ago, achikeziah said:

           The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. This is the name you want to give to your website. For example, the domain name of the website you're reading is "thesitewizard.com". To get a domain name, you have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that name. Getting a name does not get you a website or anything like that. It's just a name. It's sort of like registering a business name in the brick-and-mortar world; having that business name does not mean that you also have the shop premises to go with it. Detailed information on getting a good domain name can be found in the article Tips on Choosing a Good Domain Name. After you read that, you will need to know the steps to registering a domain name and the things you need to look out for when registering. You can find a detailed guide in the article How to Register a Domain Name.It may also be wise to take a look at some of the Important Precautions to Take When Buying a Domain Name, just so that you don't commit the same mistakes that some newcomers make when buying a domain name.

Reading this makes me realize that it's not easy to put up a website for your business or others. It sure takes time and effort, but, it will definitely be worth it in the end.

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          To make a website, first start by making a web page. Your website will probably contain several Web pages, linked together. A Web page is similar to a printed page, in that it can contain text and images. However there are some important differences between a Web page and a printed page. For one thing, a Web page can be of any length, from just a few words to several screenfuls of content. To view a long Web page, you simply scroll down in your browser. A Web page can also contain links to other Web pages and websites. This ability to link to other content really makes the Web useful.

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              First design your website. Get inspired. Look at websites with great designs and think about why they're great designs. It usually comes down to the information, resources, links, and pages being laid out in a way that is easy to see and use. To get ideas about how to design your own site, look at sites which do similar things to get ideas about where you should put different types of content. Stay realistic to your skills. Ease of access is the most important thing. If you don't have a certain piece of information easily visible, make sure that getting to that information is very logical. Generally the simpler the design, the fewer the pages, the better.

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           According to wikihow this how how make a website. This wikiHow teaches you how to code a simple text web page with HTML. Once you've created your text page, you can save it as an HTML document and view it in your web browser. Creating an HTML page is possible using basic text editors found on both Windows and Mac computers. Open a text editor. On a Windows computer, you'll usually use Notepad, or Notepad++ whereas Mac users will use TextEdit:Windows - Open Start , type in notepad, or notepad++and click Notepad or "Notepad++" at the top of the window.Mac - Click Spotlight , type in textedit, and double-click TextEdit at the top of the results.

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I'm also curious on to how can I make my own website, I want to start a blog because I want to share my life in there at the same time make money, Thanks for all the information in here, it is valuable. 

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The first thing you must do before anything else is to obtain a domain name. This is the name you want to give to your website. To obtain a domain name, you must pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that name. Getting a name does not give you a website or anything like that. It's just a name. It is something like registering a commercial name in the world of brick and mortar; Having that trade name does not mean that you also have the facilities of the store to accompany it. You can find detailed information on how to get a good domain name in the article Tips for choosing a good domain name. After reading that, you should know the steps to register a domain name and the things you should keep in mind when registering. You can find a detailed guide in the article How to register a domain name. It is also advisable to take a look at some of the important precautions you should take when buying a domain name, so that you do not make the same mistakes that some newcomers make when buying a domain name.

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Thanks for the replies! I thought registering a domain was free, though. I actually was more interested in free options like a blog on Blogger (if that still exists) since it seems the process of setting your blog and making entries looks pretty simple. That's not to say I don't want to learn how to set up a website, though, I just want a simpler way to start sharing my ideas.

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I think it better to use some website for blogs because it gives ideas about what the world can be in my part, but if you want to a make a newbie website for the first time I think you should try first blogging before that, but if you have broad knowledge on how to build a good website go for it, but if not study first before creating because creating a website is not such that simple you need to have broad knowledge on what site or design can attract customer if the website is e-commerce also if the website is blog what topic could attract people curiosity.

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11 hours ago, dullian said:

Thanks for the replies! I thought registering a domain was free, though. I actually was more interested in free options like a blog on Blogger (if that still exists) since it seems the process of setting your blog and making entries looks pretty simple. That's not to say I don't want to learn how to set up a website, though, I just want a simpler way to start sharing my ideas.

           I researched for you creating a website for free and this is what I found out. You will try to go to wix. No matter what your business or passion is, Wix has a template for you - packed with features you’ll love. There are over a dozen categories including music, design, online store, photography, business and much more. All Wix website templates come with the same core features and are fully customizable, so you can choose a template and change anything to make it yours.

On 1/8/2019 at 1:28 AM, dullian said:

Hello. I'm interested in setting up my first  website. I'd like to know what steps I should follow. I've learned some HTML if that helps a little. I want something free so I can get the ropes of how to administer a site. I'm fine if it's something like a blog.

 

What are your tips?

 

Thanks.

           Try wix. Are you creating a website for your business, photography, portfolio, online store, restaurant? Simply choose the category that fits closest to your needs. Within that category you’ll have lots of subcategories that are more specific. For example, “Business” breaks down into “Consulting,” “Services,” and “Marketing”. There are 100s of templates, so no matter what you’re creating a website for, you’ll find it here.

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           There are hundreds of different website building platforms and website builders around the market. WordPress, Wix, Joomla, Drupal… Just to name a few. You can also code your website from scratch, but I wouldn’t recommend it on mainly two reasons:It just takes too much time (seriously). Your end result will be mediocre at it’s best…

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I'm here to look for the good answers. I'm a newbie and want to have my own website. Thank you guys for sharing your knowledge and giving us tips. It will help a lot. 

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23 hours ago, achikeziah said:

           The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. This is the name you want to give to your website. For example, the domain name of the website you're reading is "thesitewizard.com". To get a domain name, you have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that name. Getting a name does not get you a website or anything like that. It's just a name. It's sort of like registering a business name in the brick-and-mortar world; having that business name does not mean that you also have the shop premises to go with it. Detailed information on getting a good domain name can be found in the article Tips on Choosing a Good Domain Name. After you read that, you will need to know the steps to registering a domain name and the things you need to look out for when registering. You can find a detailed guide in the article How to Register a Domain Name.It may also be wise to take a look at some of the Important Precautions to Take When Buying a Domain Name, just so that you don't commit the same mistakes that some newcomers make when buying a domain name.

It's good read on your comments since it gives me an awareness about making a domain name. I understand that it's not an easy task to make a name that sustain to visitor's attention. It is a challenging activity. Anyone who plans to have website should do research and study before deciding. This will give an edge to dwell or grow on whatever fields we want to. I am glad to learn something today. Thanks.

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If you want a convenient option, you can try using website builders such as Weebly and Wix. These are my two favorite ones, and my school organization has been using Weebly for our website for years now. Both are really easy to use and you'll have a functioning site in no time.

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            Find a free online website-building service. There are a lot of options out there; some great, some poor, some cheap, some expensive; so it's worth spending some time comparing features. Most offer limited services for free sites and typically place advertisements on your site. Your website will most likely also be a subdomain of the host site instead of its own site (e.g. yoursite.host.com instead of yoursite.com). Some of the more popular free hosting sites include:

            Wordpress; great for blogs, small to medium-sized websites of all kinds

            Drupal; great for medium to large-sized websites

            Webs

            Angelfire

            Google Sites

            Webnode

            Wix

            Zoho Sites

            Wikia; great for wikis

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Obviously you can Google for help, or even "YouTube" for a better idea. But if you're too lazy you can just use a template offered by free website hosting services.

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If you're really up to the challenge to make a website on your own completely, then I suggest you to open a Notepad, and start practising HTML. It might be old and outdated, but it's fun to see what you can create on your own.

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Hello @kilobyte,

I would like to answer the question Create your own portfolio website means to promote yourself. You can add about yourself and what you are working now. Make the best design for your website. See, I'm talking about portfolio not blogging so keep your website small and clean. If someone impressed by your website he/she can hire you for freelancing and pay you.

 

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