Create Your Own Website For FREE – WordPress Review 2020

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How many of you have thought about creating your own website? I think we probably all of at some point in our lives. Whether it be a website for a business or just for a blog or even for fun, websites make it so easy to put your thoughts and services out there for the world to see.

However, creating a website can cost a lot of money and you need to be a computer whiz right? Wrong!

Today’s post will focus on a great website hosting platform called WordPress. We will be looking through this WordPress website review and by then of this post you will know if its worth the time and effort.

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What is WordPress – How Can It Help Me Build A Website?

According to Wikipedia, WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes.

If you are new to the website building world and the above sounded complete and utter nonsense, don’t worry, you’re not alone. I have learned a lot about WordPress recently and even I struggle to understand some of the above terminology. So, for those if you that don’t quite understand what the above says, don’t worry I have broken it down for you here:

WordPress is a FREE platform in which you can create a website and control your content as well. WordPress will help you create menu’s and structure them accordingly. It will also allow you to create blog posts and implement keywords into your content also, therefore helping your website rank higher on search engine rankings.

 

How Much Is WordPress Going To Cost Me?

WordPress as a software is free for you to download and use. However, to use WordPress on the web, you will need WordPress Hosting. … However WPBeginner users can get a free domain name and 60% off web hosting from Bluehost which means you can start a website for as low as $2.75 per month.

But WAIT! Before you think “I thought it was free?”. I am going to let you in on a little secret… Continue reading below for my little secret.

WordPress FREE Download – My Little Secret / Tip

Those of you who are familiar with my website or blog (click here), will know that I am an affiliate marketer and I recommend an amazing platform called Wealthy Affiliate that teaches you everything there is to know about starting an online business and how to build a credible website. Well, Wealthy Affiliate use WordPress as their go to platform for creating FREE websites. If you join Wealthy Affiliate as a FREE member, you will get instant access to WordPress and some amazing features. This is all covered int he FREE Wealthy Affiliate membership. For more information on Wealthy Affiliate, check out my review here.

Wealthy Affiliate will teach you how to create a website and manage your menu and post structure for FREE. When I say FREE I mean FREE. No payment details required. To join Wealthy Affiliate for FREE today, click the below image

Join Wealthy Affiliate For FREE

What I Like About WordPress

  1. Its straightforward to use once you have familiarised yourself with the layout
  2. The plugin feature – allows you to implement social media navigation buttons, pretty links and much more
  3. Menu and post structure – Moving pages and posts is really straight forward, simply click and drag
  4. text & HTML format – The text and HTML format makes it really easy to embed YouTube videos and search menus (Wealthy Affiliate will teach you this)
  5. Very quick – its so quick and easy to start your website. I had my first website and menu structure up and running in under 35 seconds with the help of Wealthy Affiliate (no joke).
  6. WordPress will make you aware if you website Health needs improving (Wealthy Affiliate’s site support are excellent at resolving any issues)
  7. There are loads of website themes to choose form so you can tailor your site to your niche perfectly.
  8. WordPress will show how many characters it recommends in your post and page titles to capitalise on good SEO results.

What I Dont Like About WordPress

  1. Without the Wealthy Affiliate training help, it can be very difficult to know where to start (if you are inexperienced with WordPress)
  2. It doesn’t always explain how the plugins work or can be used efficiently very clearly (Wealthy Affiliate will show you this)

My Final Thoughts

WordPress is an excellent website hosting platform. It gives you everything you need to get a website up and running and maintaining an excellent healthy website for your business or whatever your purpose is for your site. For the best results, I recommend you join Wealthy Affiliate for FREE and follow the website training, this will show you how to really use WordPress to its full potential. Wealthy Affiliate covers all the things you need such as menu structure (posts, pages and blogs etc). Wealthy Affiliate will also show you how to install and use plugins to give your website that edge over your competition.

Rankings

WordPress ease of use – 4.0/5.0

Understanding WordPress – 3.5/5.0 (if using Wealthy Affiliate 4.5/5)

Getting started with WordPress – 2.5/5.0 (if using Wealthy Affiliate 4.8/5

Is WordPress wort it – 5.0/5.0

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I hope this WordPress website review has shed some light on how it is a great platform for you to start your own website and I also hope that my post has helped highlight what a key tool Wealthy Affiliate is especially if you are thinking of starting an online business or website. If you have any questions or comments on WordPress, Wealthy Affiliate or using both, then please do leave a few sentences in the comments section below, where I will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries. You can also contact me at russ@workforyou2020.com

Take care and stay safe

 

8 Responsesso far.

  1. Sasha says:

    Hey Russell, I always used to think it was super expensive to create a website online. I am so glad to know that you are letting the world know that this is not true. Creating a website is super simple and costs nothing. It is maintaining the website that requires the hard work and money. Anyway, I enjoyed reading your post and again, am happy that you are putting this kind of information out there for easy access to everyone! Keep it going! 🙂

    • Russell Amos says:

      Hi Sasha, thank you for your comment. You’re right, its a common misconception that building a wnesite is expensive. Also, Wealthy Affiliate have a site support feature so mainting your site is actually quite simple. If you ever require thuis kind of backup and help please do let me know as I will be happy to point you in the right direction.

  2. Ivan says:

    Great post on WordPress. I agree with you, WA has got a fantastic and free course that teaches setting up a WP sites. It can be challenging to get it on your own so I support your recommendation. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Christine says:

    Years ago, I always found the WordPress back office a little challenging to manage, but after reading your post I decieded to join Wealthy Affiliate. It is actually easier than it looks. The website hosting at Wealthy Affiliate is superb, so I am really glad that I came across your post and Wealthy Affiliate, I have been able to take advantage of their training, and set up websites for free. It’s a platform that I – like you – highly recommend.:-). Thank you so much!!!

    • Russell Amos says:

      Hi Christine, thank you for your comment. I am over the moon my comment helped you learn how to use WordPress via Wealthy Affiliates help. Thank you for your kind comments. Please do reach out to me at WA it would be great to add you as a friend.

  4. Catherine says:

    Hi Russell,

    I’ve never imagined that building my own website was actually possible. WordPress seemed difficult and not easy to understand an apply.
    Thankfully, I learned about WA through my boyfriend. I followed the trainings and managed to finally set up my own website. Now, it’s all fun and play!

    So I definitely agree with you on the added value of a WA membership!! 😉

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