Many people would like to create their own website. Some struggle to get started for various reasons. In this series of guides I aim to make this easier. There are many choices on the internet of where to create a free website. From WordPress and Weebly to Google sites, Wix and many more. Over the coming weeks I plan on creating these guides to help you get your site up and running. Nothing fancy to just enough to say that is a website and I did that.
I’ll show you how to add a page and if appropriate a blog on the same site, how to add a navigation menu and a contact form to allow visitors to leave you messages and how to add some buttons to link to your pages on social networking sites. There will be some stuff that can be done within the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) system of each website creation service and some that has to be coded in HTML (HyperText Markup Language). Where I have to use html I’ll show you the code and a link to more info on what I used at W3 Schools. This is a great resource if you need to find out how to do something in HTML or even CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
I’m starting with WordPress.com as that is what I am currently using. I’ll pop a question over at the Facebook page for the next edition of the guide with a few choices of where you would like me to make a guide on next. There will be a lot of images in this guide clicking any image will open up a larger version with buttons to click through each image in that group of images. Single images open up in a new window. If any don’t please let me know. Grab a cup of your beverage of choice and we shall begin.