How To Build Your First Website or Blog Without HTML Knowledge

 

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Here, you will find resources that help you with the steps you need to build a website or blog. 

Don’t start building a website before you read the info below; that is based on my 12 years of experience online.

What should you consider first?

The most important decision you make after obtaining a domain name and a web hosting account, is selecting the tools you will use to build your website or blog.

Let me explain briefly the option that I am aware of, and what my own opinion is as a non programmer person.

During my experience working with Html editors like, Frontpage, Dreamweaver, simple editors, and Drag and Drop software.

I recently decided to use a framework that is already a part of the web hosting provided to build my website or blog.  Click here to join the feed.

What do I mean by framework and why I have used it for two years now?

Html, CSS, and other web programming languages are not easy to learn, even the basics. It takes long time to be comfortable with them to a certain degree.

Even with lots of work, training and experience, you will find yourself very limited in options and unproductive.

On the other side, a framework like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or similar platform, will set the foundation for you behind the scenes and will do the programming for you.

This way, persons with non technical ability can be productive in short duration.

This can be done, if you spend time and effort to learn the framework. It is just like any other tasks you learn. Nothing comes easy.

It is all relative; it is very difficult to create a basic webpage using HTML codes, but it can be easily done with framework like, WordPress.

Having explained the basic differences among website or blog building tools, my preference is WordPress framework.  Click here to join the feed.

You must be asking, why WordPress?

For the last 10-12 years, WordPress has been one of the easiest tools for building a website or a blog for me and many others.

Anyone can be quickly productive after learning WordPress and getting familiar with it, versus other programs.

I tried HTML, and other software and had problems creating the basics of a web page like, menus, navigation bars, and tables.  Click here to join the feed.

Many resources are available:

In WordPress, there are lots of tutorials online, and communities to help you. Also, you can explore it on your own, because it is very easy and clear to understand.

However, it has so many options, settings, and labels that you need to use to learn.

It is not very easy in the beginning. But once you use it, you will never think of using other tools.

Also, WordPress has lots of free plugins and themes, because it is an open source and lots of people can work on it and add programs it.

A plugins is a programs that when installed to WordPress, will add more functionality. For example, I use plugins called “duplicator”.

What a duplicator does, it adds an existing web page to the blog or website, so you can reuse existing contents and modify it. This way, you don’t start from scratch.

I tried to use Drupal and Joomla, but I found them difficult to learn. However, many people I know use them.  Click here to join the feed.

So, in most of the time it can be a personal choice:

In summary and in my personal opinion, I use WordPress to build websites or blogs, and I can offer help for free if someone want to use them.

Because I am familiar with the basics and how to build a basic and simple website or blog for beginners.

Also, keep in mind that most people think that WordPress is only used for building blogs, because that is how it started as a blog platform.

You can build both, a static website and a blog. The good news is that, you can have both a static website and a blog under the same domain.

If need an example, review this website by visiting the homepage that is a static web page. And review the blog posts that are dynamic and constitute the blog.

How to obtain WordPress?

Nowadays, most web hosting providers have WordPress available for you with your hosting account.

All what you need to do is to access your account Cpanel, Vdeck or other tools. Click on WordPress icon to install it.

Then, choose a directory of your domain where to install it, and create a user account, password, and email address for managing your website or blog.

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For more tips about help in building your blog or website, submit your question using the comments on any blog post.  Any comments you add, I will receive it by email.

I read every comment and will reply to all, but I don’t promise a time frame because I am the only person who will read and reply to you.

Thanks,

George K Chamoun

1-22-2017.

SL11.