After having thought about it for a long time, you convinced yourself to open a blog on the Internet to express your opinions and share your knowledge and experiences on the Net. However, not knowing any programming language and not being particularly skilled in the technological field, you made some web searches to find out which was the simplest solution to reach your goal. You have thus learned that WordPress could be for you.
WordPress is a famous CMS (Content Management System) that allows not only to create and publish content with simplicity, but also to create a website from scratch without knowing any programming language. By using tools called plugins and choosing one of the many graphic themes (available both free and for a fee) anyone can create their own web space, customizing every little detail and implementing the features of their own interest.
If you can’t wait to learn more, don’t waste any more time and let me explain in detail how to create a blog with WordPress. Make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and find the solution that best suits your needs. Carefully follow the instructions I am about to give you, try to put them into practice and I assure you that opening your website with WordPress will really be child’s play. All that’s left for me to do is wish you good reading and good luck for everything!
Create a blog with WordPress for free
If your intention is to create a blog with WordPress to become familiar with the main features of the famous CMS, you can rely on free solutions that allow you to have a Web space without putting your wallet. In this case, however, it will be useful to know that the domain of the blog will be third level and, in some cases, you will have to deal with a limited storage space and give up the possibility of inserting advertising banners.
The first solution you can consider to create a blog with WordPress at no cost is WordPress.com: it is a platform that allows you to create your own website for free even with some limitations, such as a 3GB storage space, a third level domain (eg www.nomesito.home.blog), the impossibility of installing new tools (called plugins) to increase the functionality of your blog and insert advertising banners.
To create your blog on WordPress.com, connected to the service’s website, click on the Start Now button, enter your details in the fields Your e-mail address, Choose a username and Choose a password and press the Create button an account. Alternatively, choose the Continue with Google option to create an account on WordPress.com using your Google account.
In the new open page, answer the questions. What name would you like to give to your site ?, What will be the topic of your site? and what is the primary objective of your site ?, indicates your level of experience in creating websites by selecting a numerical value from 1 (beginner) to 5 (expert) and click on the Continue button.
On the screen Give your site an address, enter the name you want to display in the URL of your blog in the Enter a name and a keyword field, locate the nomesito.home.blog solution (the only free one) and press on the relevant button Select. Finally, click on the item Start with free to choose the WordPress.com no cost plan and wait a few moments for your blog to be created.
Automatically, the WordPress.com administration panel will open and you can start publishing your first content. To create new articles and new pages, presses the Add button for the blog articles and site pages options, while pressing the View site button in the upper right you can view the main page of your blog.
You should know that WordPress.com also offers paid plans starting from 3 euros / month with annual or biennial billing for blogs and personal sites. To learn more and view the available pay plans, go to your blog’s admin panel and click on the Plan button in the left sidebar.
Altervista is one of the best solutions to create a blog with WordPress without spending a penny. Unlike other free services, with Altervista there are no limitations in the storage space and in the traffic and it is also possible to monetize your work by inserting advertising banners. Also in this case, however, a third level domain is used (eg www.nomesito.altervista.org).
If you think this is the best solution for your needs, connected to the Altervista website, click on the Create site button and, in the new open page, presses the Continue button. Enter, therefore, the name to be displayed in the URL of your blog, indicate your personal data in the fields Name, Surname, Sex, Year of birth and Email and place a check mark next to the item I am not a robot to verify your identity. Alternatively, click on the Facebook button to register with your Facebook account.
Now, access your email in an hour, locate the email sent by Altervista and click on the link contained within it to complete the registration. In the new open page, wait for the progress bar to reach 100% and the game will be done. It will be useful to know that in the email you will receive, you will also find access credentials to access the administration panel of your website. To understand how to use WordPress, you can read my in-depth guide.
Netsons is a high-quality free hosting service that allows you to create a blog with WordPress. As with other services at no cost, it allows you to have a third-level domain (eg www.nomesito.netsons.org) and provides a storage space of 1 GB.
To create your blog on Netsons, connected to the main page of the service, click on the Hosting item in the main menu and choose the Web App option. In the new open page, press and hold the Try button visible in the Free Hosting box, enter the name your blog in your name field and click the Check Availability button.
If the chosen name is available, in the Additional information required section, click on the WordPress option and presses the Continue with order button, then enter any discount code you have in the Promotional code field and presses the Login button if you already have an account on Netsons. If not, choose the Register option, enter your email address in the Email address and Repeat email address fields and click the Next button.
In the new open page, choose a password to use to access your Netsons account, enter your phone number in the appropriate field, press the Verify button and type the security code you received via SMS in the Verification code field to verify the your identity. You then affix the check mark next to the I Disagree option to avoid receiving communications via SMS and presses the Next button.
Once registration is complete, click on the shopping cart icon at the top right to proceed with the order, place check marks next to the options I accept, I have read and accept the consumer information and I accept and approve the specific unfair terms and click on the Complete Order button. Within a few minutes, your website will be visible at the address chosen during the order process and you will receive access credentials via email to the address associated with your account.