Four Easy Steps to Starting a Free WordPress Site

Setting up a free WordPress site is simple with WordPress.com and it doesn’t take long at all. In fact there are just four easy steps you need to follow.

Step 1

To begin you need to go to WordPress.com and click on the link to start your own website. You’ll be given a choice of layouts to choose from. Choose the one that bests suits your needs.

Step 2

You’ll then be given a choice of themes. Choose one that you like the look of, and that will appeal to you audience. Your theme also needs to suit your content. Take into account the layout, design elements and color schemes, and choose one that ticks all of your boxes. With a free site, you won’t be able to add plugins and there are limited customization options.

Don’t worry too much, though, about finding the perfect theme right away. You can always change it later on if you find that it just isn’t working for you.

Step 3

This next step – selecting your domain name – will probably take the most time. Finding a name for your site can be tricky for any website, but even more so when you go with free hosting. There are limited choices available, and you will need to scroll through those on offer, and look at variations, to find the one you like.

It helps to do a bit of research first. Figure out a few possible options – think of names you would like and come up with variations of these. Avoid anything too obvious. Remember that there are thousands and thousands if websites out there, so anything very obvious is already taken, or likely to cost you. Here are some other tips for choosing a domain name.

Once you have a few choices, plug these in see what comes up. Choose the one that you like best. You’ll be using this one (hopefully for a long time), so choose wisely.

Step 4

Choosing a plan should be a straightforward choice at this point. After all, you’re looking for a free website. But keep in mind that you can always upgrade at a later stage, and it’s good to know what your options are. But for now, click on free and you’re done!

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Once your free WordPress blog is set up, you can move onto the fun stuff: adding your content, finding the perfect theme, playing with the design, and expanding on your blog.

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