How to Make a Website for Free That Is Also
How to make
a website for free is a question I get very often from simple-minded
people like you. Also, simple-minded people want the free website
that they make to be unique. If you've been on the Internet for
a while you've been to every kind of website imaginable from the
minimalist Microsoft Word document converted into HTML to the
all Flash website and of course just a blank screen.
you're a cheap ass, I'm going to teach you the free and easy way
to create a website. The only catch is that you have to read it
sideways. Quite a teaching tool, huh. I'm showing you that there
still are a few creative ways to make a website for free online.
Whether you learn with your walnut-sized brain is another matter
- grey matter, that is.
first thing you'll want to do is rotate your monitor 3-degrees
so that you can read this wisdom. Next, you'll have to decide
whether or not you'll want to create your website the traditional
route or the new and easy way.
route means using tools like Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator,
In-Design and a few other applications that will cost hundreds
of buckaroonis apiece. Also, you need to stand on your head while
designing. OR, and this is a big OR which is why I have capitalized
it, you can use Wordpress.
and cheapest way in the world to create a website online is to
use the free hosted version of Wordpress. If you're willing to
spend about $20 per year then you can have your own domain (about
$9) and a very cheap webhost, (about $10) and you have officially
begun your career as a web designer. Or, and this is a small "or"
you can be a blogger with your own domain name, like Sparky's
blog or the Toenail Clippings blog or whatever you're into (legally
into I must clarify).
is a one-page tutorial on how to make a website for free I will
need to cut to the chase and get to the point. If you choose Wordpress,
simply go to Wordpress.com for the freely hosted website, pick
a cool free template and get started. If you have your own domain
name and host, then go to Wordpress.org and download the free
If your cheap
ass host has Cpanel and Fantastico you can most likely automatically
install Wordpress without downloading the software. Since you're
now officially a web designer and have decided to go with your
own domain name you'll need a free FTP program so you can upload
your files such as images to your host. FileZilla is probably
the most popular software for this. Put down your Godzilla action
figure and pay attention, now.
you are doing a free hosting or cheap hosting you'll need a free
Wordpress template. With the free hosting plan you have thousands
to choose from. Just sign up and logon to your Wordpress account
and you'll find the free templates staring you in the face. Stare
back at them. They'll back down eventually.
If you have
a cheap-ass hosting plan, then you'll need to go to Wordpress.org
/ Extend / Themes and download a suitable free Wordpress theme.
Once you've picked a theme, and picked your butt, then the next
thing you'll need to do is add text and after that add images.
If you have
a PC, chances are that under the Start button / All Programs tab
on the bottom left of your screen you'll have an application such
as Windows Photo Gallery where you can do rudimentary color correction
and cropping of images.
If you have
the free Wordpress you'll have a button in which to upload these
photos. If you have a cheap ass host, then you'll need to open
up your FTP program and upload the images this way. Or, with the
cheap hosted version of Wordpress you can even skip the FTP and
use the upload button and the application will upload the photo
for you. You may even want to shout "Ef that FTP" as
you do this.
If you need
clip art you can just Google "free clip art" and you'll
get lots of results. Another method is that you can buy a clip
art CD dirt cheap on eBay. These CD's hold thousands or even hundreds
of thousands of images. Some even say they hold a bazillion while
others hold a gazillion images. No matter.
all for this lesson. I'm tired of teaching your goat-sticking
arse how to make a website for free. Now, take what I've just
said, you lazy lump of fairy dust and ninja zombie warts and get