How to set your own website

Setting a website

The first time I heard about the world wide web(www) I thought it was something very complex to understand.As I got into the basics of the world wide web(www) I had to contend with the key areas of web hosting and domain name registration.Today as I write to you I am a proud owner of a full .com website.I have talked to many folks around town whose dream is to own a website but are totally clueless where they can start from.There is also the fear of the online scam that scares many off their dreams.

Whether you need a website as a beginner,for expressing your ideas to the world or to earn some income your search ends here today.After just 5 minutes of reading this post you could be a proud owner of your own website.And yes if someone was still wondering what skills they need to acquire before owning a website,the answer is you don’t need to add to the skills that you already achieved in life.

The steps to having your own website are as easy as 1,2 and 3.

Step 1: For free domain and free web hosting log into

Step 2: Design your website

Step 3: Add content to your website

Once you have a free domain name as well as free web hosting from step 1 you already own a website and you are ready to start having fun.

I now take you through the basics of step 2.

The key to designing your website is for you to learn the dashboard.Once you log into your website home what you find on the left panel and on the top panel is your dashboard.Whatever you need to do on your website you will find on your dashboard.

a) Explore and learn all the functions within your dashboard.Explore by putting the cursor on each function or by clicking on the function.

b) Click on appearance, which shows options, from the options click themes, different themes will be open.Click activate on the theme of your choice.

c)The theme has words and pictures,click customize theme then proceed to change your title, tagline and site icon.

d)While at the customize theme page on the left panel you will find all functions that you need to change.

e) select from each function on the left panel then change from the options given.For a beginner default options are already set,so you may not change most areas there.

f) While on the same page change mainly the menu and widgets.

g)Click on menu,on the next window click create new menu then add from the menu blocks already in the theme.Add menu for primary, secondary and footer locations.

h)Click on widget,on the next window choose widget areas as footer,sidebar or sidebar content, choose from the widgets already installed.Whatever changes you make keep saving or updating whichever word you will see.

At this stage your website is ready for you to start posting.

Step 3:Add content to your website

a) Click create pages according to what you will be posting or sharing with the world e.g music page for sharing about music.Each page you create publish.

b) Create all pages according to what your website is about and publish all.

c) Click post from the dashboard or any window where you see post.When a page is opened write what you need to post,video you need to share pictures you need to post.Give a proper heading and choose the page category in which you are posting.You can also post without any category.

And there you go we are all waiting for your first post on your own website.


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