How to Build a Website with WordPress – A Step-by-Step Guide with Video Proof

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Hello! Today I am going to discuss; How to build a website with WordPress (for free) step-by-step and show you how anyone can build a website in 30 seconds or less. Ten years ago, the process of building a website was very technical. Now, it is done with ease!

I will be using my account with Wealthy Affiliate to access WordPress, and I will include my screenshots. I have created two websites using WordPress (one of them being the one you are on now). If you’d like to view my other website – you can do so by viewing my WA Profile @EliseTAG and looking under the Follow Me section. 

WA offers a free Starter Account (no payment information required to sign up), and with that account, you can build a website for free (with SiteRubix). SiteRubix is an exclusive web hosting service powered by Wealthy Affiliate (which is so helpful in building/managing your site). With a WA starter account (at no cost to you), you can build one website for free! This web hosting has support available (help within minutes) 24/7, 365 days a year (not to mention the blazing fast hosting speeds, etc.

Their web hosting service is only $49/month ($200 + Value!) (other payment plans available), which is a high price compared to other online web hosting services. The quality of their service is top-notch, affordable, and my number one go-to platform for all of my Online Business web hosting needs. Check it for yourself and give them a test run to see if their service is right for you (or if you just want to build a website for free)!

For this post, I will be creating a “dummy” website with WordPress. I will be doing this from my WA account by going to the left menu and clicking: Websites–Site Builder–free domain.

The First Step – Creating your Domain Name/Choosing your niche.

A domain is the name of your website and where people can access it. With my account at WA, my site is viewed World-Wide! That being said, I want to choose a domain name (AKA brand name) that is captivating and relevant to what I want my website content to be about.

For example, I wanted to start an online website for people who are interested in learning (or continuing education) in Affiliate Marketing. I chose Affiliate Marketing as my niche. I decided on my brand name being “The Affiliate Girl.”

Choosing a niche is covered in-depth in this video lesson (#3) at WA – choose a niche. This training is available for anyone to watch. Your website doesn’t have to promote anything if you don’t want it to, but if you wanted to run like a blog website (or something similar), you could still do that.



For this post, I have created my free domain

I clicked on Free Domain, found my domain name, entered my website title, and chose a theme.

Choose your Theme

WordPress offers thousands of themes. Pick the one that appeals most to you. Don’t spend too much time trying to find the perfect theme right now. You can always change the theme later at any time by looking at the left side menu and selecting appearance.

WordPress Featured Themes
Featured Themes on WordPress













You have successfully built your first website! You can begin managing your site and creating content (or whatever you want – it’s your website!)!

One thing I love about WP is that if you are editing/customizing your website and you try to leave before you have saved the changes, you will get a notification about it first. Sometimes I depend on this feature when my thoughts are so busy.

If this post helped you and you successfully built a website – comment your URL in the comments below! Doing so will help you get free traffic to your website!


If you are interested in training regarding building/starting a website (or Online Business), then keep reading! Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed this post! If this was helpful or if you have any feedback – let me know within the comments below. I would love to hear from you!

Online Entrepreneur Certification – Phase One (10 Lessons): Free with Starter Membership at WA

When you sign up for an account at WA, you will have access to the first ten lessons (Phase One) of the Online Entrepreneur Certification training (offered exclusively within Wealthy Affiliate). This training is excellent for anyone whose niche is NOT Affiliate Marketing.

There are MILLIONS of niches to choose from. You can select anything that you love talking about or something that you are interested in learning more about.

Online Entrepreneur Phase One
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Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes:
+ Learn how to immediately get “immersed” in the awesome community here at WA
+ Discover the process of earning revenue online
+ Create and start working towards a list of new financial and non-financial goals
+ Gain instant access to over 590,000 niches
+ Choose your starting point NICHE for your business
+ Build your very OWN niche website
+ Learn how to optimize your website using WordPress
+ A free and straightforward way of making your site search engine friendly
+ How to create quality website content (that gets ranked)
+ Understanding the keyword research process
+ Quickly and easy creation of your own low competition keyword lists
Course Description: This is a 10-lesson course that is part of the Wealthy Affiliate Online Entrepreneur Certification. It will walk you through the steps of creating a successful online business that generates revenue. This getting started course (level 1) is your first step to realizing your potential as an online business owner.

No matter where you are on your journey, there is always an opportunity to learn and grow. I am getting started on my other Online Business following this training. Stay tuned for updates!

***Important Disclaimer: No payment information is required to sign up for a free Starter Membership with Wealthy Affiliate***

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Affiliate Bootcamp – Phase One (10 lessons): Free with Starter Membership at WA

This course is suited for people who choose Affiliate Marketing as their niche. After just 18 days of taking this course, I received my first Starter Referral! Building your business takes time, but if you follow the training – you will see success.

Affiliate Bootcamp Phase One
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Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes:
+ Understand the WA Affiliate Program Opportunity
+ How to Set and Reach Extraordinary Affiliate Goals
+ Learn How You Can Meet Us in Vegas next year!
+ How to Share Content Within Wealthy Affiliate and Earn
+ Finding and Creating a Successful “Authority” Style Domain
+ Creating a Massively Successful WA Affiliate Campaign

Course Description: Wealthy Affiliate has one of the most lucrative “recurring” affiliate programs on the planet, and within the first phase of the training, we are going to get your business built on a solid foundation. All long term businesses start with a vision and a brand, and we are going to help you get this in place in the first phase of the Affiliate Bootcamp training.


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Please do me ONE favor

Since I have shown you everything you need to create a successful Online Business, I want you to come back and post your website (doing so will help you get free traffic!) within the comments below.

Please share this with anyone you may know that wants to build a website and create a successful foundation for an Online Business in ANY NICHE!

Do we have a deal?

If you have any questions/concerns, please post them below; Or you can send a message to me on messenger to reach me ASAP!

To Your Success!



8 thoughts on “How to Build a Website with WordPress – A Step-by-Step Guide with Video Proof”

  1. Thanks for sharing the details of how to easily get started with a wordpress website. It’s great that it is fast and easy to get set up without needing to know any special programming languages. I didn’t expect to be able to do so much customizing with a free site, so that is also a very nice surprise! Thanks for sharing all of the perks and tips on how to build a custom named website with wordpress!!

    • Thank you for your time and comment! I really appreciate it! I am happy that my article could help you. It truly is so easy to create a website on WordPress, and for free to boot. You don’t have to be an expert to build a website 🙂 

      You are welcome! I hope to see you again! 

  2. What a really helpful site Elise, helping people to develop their own websites.  Now, so many more of us are working from home, this is a really helpful resource to create a website or portal for our businesses that must have the capability to be run from home now. You highlight a resource where people can prepare their own site “free of charge”. Seriously? It sounds almost too good to be true. What  like about your page however is that you make it very clear in a step by step guide “how to do it”. You say you have built 2 sites.  How long did it take you?

    • Thank You, Trevor! It was my goal to teach people how to build a website (and how to do it for free), and also where you could go for additional training. You can host 1 free website at Wealthy Affiliate – free of charge! 

      You can access the additional training offered or just manage your website on your own. All you have to do is create a free starter account with Wealthy Affiliate (no payment information required). 

      Correct! I do have two websites! The one you are currently on, and also It takes 30 seconds to build a website, but it takes longer to build content and get your website ranked properly in search engines. Which is why I take the training offered by Wealthy Affiliate, so that I can reach my goals efficiently as possible. 🙂 

  3. i learnt about word press just a few months ago and i was interested in making my own word press website. that will help me to market goods and service. now this is a real guide and i am going to start over again and follow up as you do the leading. thank you very much for this option

    • That’s wonderful Kirkman! You will not be disappointed! If you have any questions, or need help, let me know! 

      If you are serious about your Online Business, I recommend staying tuned, as I will be releasing a new post on The Ultimate Web Hosting Service! 

      Thank you for your time and comment. I have enjoyed speaking with you! I am so happy to hear that I helped you out! 

  4. Hello there, thanks for sharing this awesome article. I know it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me. I have been using WordPress for site creation for a very long time, and it has been good all the way. I haven’t had any cause to regret…thanks for sharing.

    • You are welcome! I am happy that you enjoyed it, and that I could help you. It’s good to hear that you enjoy WordPress, I know that I do. Cheers! 


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