Amit is a web developer and writer turned digital entrepreneur. He loves writing on technology, social media, and self-improvement.
Nowadays it is very easy to create a website. Even if you are not good at coding, you can still easily create an elegant and dynamic website. In this complete guide, you will learn how to build your website within 30 minutes.
Sounds great! Isn’t it?
Let's get into the process without taking much of your time.
In this guide, I'm not going to let you understand domain and hosting plans, but take you directly to the point of building a gorgeous website on your own.
Install WordPress on the live server if you are using live domain and FTP. Otherwise, for practice, you can install WordPress on your local server.
After installing the WordPress software, the next steps will be as follows:
Install Elementor Page Builder Plugin
After installing the new WordPress, go to the WordPress dashboard and click on the Plugins item.Then search for Elementor page builder plugin in the search bar.
Install and activate the plugin accordingly.
In this guide, you will learn how to create a website without writing a single code. For this, you need to install a theme that comes with its sample data so that you don't have to build it from scratch. The only task that remains is to customize the template according to your taste. To customize the theme, you need to master some web designing and CSS knowledge.
Install Starter Template Plugin
So, now search for a new plugin called Starter Templates. Please install and activate the plugin.
If you have successfully installed and activated both plugins, most of your work is done.
Now again go to the dashboard,click on Appearance and then click on starter templates. After this, a page like this will appear in front of you.
Now from here, the real game will begin!
- There are many templates available on the above page that you can choose from. You can as well search for a specific keyword on the search bar.
- Additionally, you can select the category of the theme by pressing on the drop-down menu next to the search bar.
- You can save the template as My Favorite.
- You can Sync the Library at the same time.
- You can choose the page builder plugin in which you will design the website.
To create your website, now select any template according to the type of business.
Suppose you are a life coach and provide your services, now you want to build your online presence. Here is a template named Life Coach, so simply select the template which you like most.
Next, you see such a screen with few options. Here you need to take a look carefully.
This template has a couple of pages and is very effectively built. It looks awful! So here on the left corner of the screen, you will see two big blue buttons.
One important thing here is to understand first, you are learning how to create a new website. So you have to click on the 'Import Complete Site’ button.
A pop-up window will appear as soon as you click on the button. All you have to do is to click on the 'Import' button. This is how the next screen will show.
If you click on the View Site button, you will be redirected to your website.
Now take a sip of coffee and congratulate yourself because you have successfully created your website. Take a look around your website and its pages.
By now you have created a website. Now, you need to change the fonts, images, page name, logo, color, button color, and personal information and so on. To do this, follow the steps carefully.
Change the Logo:
To change the logo, head over to the Elementor editor and open the Site Settings by pressing the menu button on the left. Then click on Site Identity.
From here you can change the site name, description, logo and favicon.
Color and Fonts:
To change the color and fonts of the entire website, press the back button and here you will see a long list of options, where you can change as per your choice.
This way you can make changes according to your needs. Now the website has been successfully created.
You can design your website within hours. In this article, I have described how a website is created within 30 minutes. Time may vary according to your speed or knowledge about WordPress software.
After importing the sample data, all you have to do is customize the website according to your requirement. It can take your dedicated 1-2 hours to setup all these things.
Please make sure, you do not use the sample data on your live website. Update personal information, images and contact information as soon as possible.
In this guide, I have explained as much as possible. I believe that you have followed the steps and successfully built your website. If you have any problems, you can leave a comment and I will be happy to help you.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Amit Masih
Amit Masih (author) from Jaipur, India on November 24, 2020:
Thank you, Preeti! I am glad that you find it useful. I tried to include a lot of value in this article, so that people who don’t know coding, can easily build their own websites within minutes. Thanks again!!
Preeti Shah from Delhi on November 24, 2020:
Wow! Amit. What a great piece of information.
I am also planning to create a website and this article will help me a lot.