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Creating your own site

  1. Julie2 profile image59
    Julie2posted 6 years ago

    Does anyone know how to create their own web page? Is there a site that isn't that expensive that is good to use to create one? Because I am really serious about creating my own but I don't know how.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Julie you are going to get a ton of advice, and my advice is to get someone who knows how to do it for you. smile

      1. Julie2 profile image59
        Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, true.

        1. ccdursina profile image27
          ccdursinaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You could try Homestead - this is what I use, and hosting with Godaddy is fine, maybe the less expensive out there!
          And yet it depends on what kind of a page you need/want!

          Email me if need - I designed my page.

    2. profile image56
      ForYourInfoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why do not you search in Google? Use different keyword & you will get that.

      1. Julie2 profile image59
        Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have done this but I want to get advice from someone that has actually used someone's services/company that is legit. You can read anything online claiming to be the best and it can be a scam.

    3. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
      DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, if you lived near Miami, I'd say hire my friend Scott at ipanemic.com, because he is awesome at webdesign, plus a fabulous photographer (some not safe for work!).  I'm working on this myself and the consensus from everyone I've talked to is Wordpress.

      1. Julie2 profile image59
        Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I will check this out. Thank you DIY.

    4. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Julie, all you have to do is get a webhosting that provides one-
      click wordpress installation.

      Once you have installed the wordpress which actually takes a few simple clicks and chosen the right layout for your site, the rest is pretty much like hubbing.

      1. Mikeydoes profile image77
        Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Finding the right theme is the problem. I'm not sure where to go on that front yet. I really need to get it sorted out. I'm close to getting one that was recommended to me, but I'm just not sure yet.

        1. WryLilt profile image89
          WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Mikey, you do realize that all themes are free (that come with WP anyway, there are hundreds) and you can have as many downloaded for your site as you wish, and chop and change when you want?

          Some people buy themes but there are plenty of great free ones.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Just start with the default theme - content is more important.  Try Googling for "[your keyword] free Wordpress themes" and see what comes up.

          You can pay for themes like Genesis or Thesis, but as a newbie I wouldn't bother.  "Framework" style themes are good for experienced webmasters, but they have a learning curve of their own.  You'll have enough on your plate just learning Wordpress, without tackling that!

      2. recommend1 profile image66
        recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        all you do . . . . . the rest is pretty much like hubbing  . . . . after the two weeks frustration and tears of wrestling wordpress to the ground at which point is does become relatively easy !  I can now knock out a fully functioning multi-page stuff filled website in about two hours - but you have to do the pain thing first.

        1. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
          DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Pain is part of life, Grasshopper!

          1. Julie2 profile image59
            Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you Sensei... smile

        2. Julie2 profile image59
          Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          tongue are you serious?! yikes recommend1
          Ok Ok, will do... sob sob

          1. recommend1 profile image66
            recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            If you don't do it yourself you will be at the mercy of every little thing that goes wrong and the guy who you have to call - who can fix it in half a second but harges you an hour of time.  And usually it is to fix a problem that he caused in the first place !!!   Do I sound a little cynical?  perhaps I have been there.

            It is well worth the effort of starting up - and the help guides can be followed when you have learned first hwo to use them and understood some of the things that go without saying - so they don't say it - Which can be pretty frustrating !

            1. Julie2 profile image59
              Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              AHAHA, I can only imagine but you are so right.

      3. Julie2 profile image59
        Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        NO WAY Ultimate Hubber, that is cool! I am excited to check this out.

    5. Cheeky Girl profile image81
      Cheeky Girlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hy. I am a creator of my own website which also has a blog on it. It was free on Weebly.com and it never let me down, and is very reliable. I now have a second website, and I have bought for a few measly bucks a few more domain names of websites I am going to develop. WordPress and Blogger are also amazing. You can get a blog on Blogger for about a tenner if you register it with your own name, but still free to host on anyway.

      Feel free to check out my website, it's all my own work. But just have fun writing what you want to write, you have more freedom with a website. Cheers!

      1. profile image0
        Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I am trying out weebly, as it looks easy to use. I read that not all pages get indexed.  Did you have any problems with getting traffic?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I just found this Hub, complaining about that exact problem.  I notice that at the end, he posted an update to say the problem is fixed.

          http://hubpages.com/hub/Weebly-is-Flawed

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            Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            oh, good.   I saw a few articles with this complaint, and noticed they were from a few years ago, but I've seen other people saying they love Weebly

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      Deborah Sextonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ______________
      I have one on Wordpress. Do you have hosting and a Cpanel?

  2. Bill Manning profile image70
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Use wordpress for a website and get someone to teach you how to use it. Period.

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Bill, I'll see if they have a book for dummies on this at Barnes & Noble. They have them on everything.

      1. Haunty profile image82
        Hauntyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I kind of like Packt Publishing. They have some nice hands-on stuff on Wordpress. I mean books.

  3. WoodsmensPost profile image56
    WoodsmensPostposted 6 years ago

    Go Daddy website tonight is a good learner

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I thought that you were only able to buy the web address, I didn't know they offered more services. Will check them out too. Thank you WoodsmenPost

  4. theherbivorehippi profile image82
    theherbivorehippiposted 6 years ago

    I use WordPress for my sites and highly recommend it.  It's very user friendly once you find your way around.  Spend a day playing around with it and you'll fall in love.  I use Bluehost for hosting but I know many others recommend Hostgator, I think they're both great options.  Good luck!

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      what do you mean by hosting? I don't know...sad

      1. Bill Manning profile image70
        Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If you want to really, really own your very own site, you need to get a hosting package from a hosting company. Then you upload your wordpress software to the domain name you bought and put on your host.

        Think of hosting as a mall. You buy a spot in the mall for your store, or site, see?

        1. Julie2 profile image59
          Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey BaileyBear, thanks. It wasn't because of the traffic here. I don't even pay attention to that anymore. I want to create my own space on the web to sell my paintings and other things I've created. tongue

          @Marisa, Thanks for linking that page I will read it ASAP. smile

          @Bill and Ultimate Hubber, thank you both for explaining this to me. I really did not know. I feel better now. smile

          1. theherbivorehippi profile image82
            theherbivorehippiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh good...I'm glad you got an explanation on this.  Sorry I didn't check back sooner!  smile

            1. Julie2 profile image59
              Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Don't worry about it tongue

          2. profile image0
            Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I set up an ecommerce site for hubby using Webstarts - a drag & drop webstie builder that has ecommerce option. 
            http://www.webstarts.com/?aff=RockyRocket

            I have no experience with code etc.  Was quite easy to do.  More flexibility than Weebly, as can layer objects & place them exactly where you want them.  (I am trying out Weebly for an educational website).  We have pro package with Webstarts, which was half price for around $7 per month

      2. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
        Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Like THH, I also use Bluehost and they provide one-click wordpress install.


        A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center.(wikipedia)

  5. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    In comparison to your other options, GoDaddy is a terrible recommendation.

    Avoid Hosting with GoDaddy, Using GD for domain buys is cool though, they rarely muck that up.

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh ok, thanks smile

  6. tritrain profile image73
    tritrainposted 6 years ago

    You could do it for as cheaply as about $3.99 per month +/- a couple fees.

    Find a good webhost - http://hubpages.com/hub/Choosing-the-Best-Web-Host
    ----------Blue Host and Hostgator are the most popular.
    Both have cPanel, which include Fantastico (a utility to quickly install/setup various PHP scripts and databases).
    Use Wordpress (it's free). Tons of free themes and plugins too.

    And voila! You have your own site.

    Now start adding content.

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      WOW, that sounds pretty easy. I am so afraid of trying to do it and F'ing it up. smile
      I just have to get over the fear I guess. Thanks for letting me know tritrain.

  7. thisisoli profile image54
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    DO NOT use GoDaddy website tonight.

    my suggestion is godaddy on domains, Hostgator on hosting, use the auto wordpress installer and choose a template from there.

  8. profile image0
    Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago

    Hi Julie!


    A blog is different from a standard website. Which is why Wordpress and Blogger are limited in what they offer.

    There is an outstanding company called Square Space that offers excellent hosting of the domain name, full easy to use controls and thousands of styles + themes to choose from.

    As a professional web programmer and designer, SquareSpace tops the charts above WordPress, Blogger, WebPros, abc4pc, etc --even Joomla and Drupal ( which are, presently, the leading Content Management Systems ). Check out their rate options. I helped someone with an import and redesign using their templates. IMO Prime Rib v Applebees Select Steak.

    Else, drop me an email and I'll help you out.
    smile

    James.

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much for the feedback, I will definitely look into this. I will email you after I check this place out. Thanks again.

    2. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I also heard of InMotion

  9. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    I think it can be good to start out with a free blog to try things out before making a monetary commitment.

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I already have a blog. I want to create a site to sell my paintings and other things. Would I be able to do that from a blog? I would also have to see if I would be able to add a link to paypal for purchases that are made. AHHH yikes

      1. transinata profile image71
        transinataposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yes, of course you can. It just simply add link on your product to your paypal, so when someone click it, it will redirect to paypal for purchasing.
        You need an experience programmer to do that.
        What kind of blog have you used ? blogspot ? weebly ?

        1. Julie2 profile image59
          Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you transinata, I used blogger. Only wrote on it once! LOL big_smile

  10. profile image57
    FStevensposted 6 years ago

    Wordpress or Weebly are both very simple platforms that don't cost much to host!  The advantage of wordpress is that there is a multitude of instruction on the web that you can use to implement any changes you require.

  11. Garrett Mickley profile image80
    Garrett Mickleyposted 6 years ago

    I buy my domains through GoDaddy, but GoDaddy has TERRIBLE hosting so I use HostGator for hosting, I think I pay $7 a month for. Domains are about $10 a year.  On my hosting, I use Wordpress (Hostgator offers an easy installer for Wordpress along with many other platforms), which is simple and straight forward.

    1. profile image56
      yellowkaviyaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What type of business do you start?Small or large
      If you build a website for small medium of business,Website template is enough.Most of providers have predesigned professional web templates.So no need any external effort to build a website.Just buy one web template from any one of the service provider and edit your own contents easily.If you build a website for large medium of business.You should keep some of the instructions.Here i list out some steps to build a successful website.
      1.Domain name registration
      2.Hosting
      3.Build your website(It includes designing a web page, Coding , editing and adding all necessary contents to a website.
      4.Finally publish your website.
      Through the online service provider you can get all the above services.Nowadays there are lot of service providers available.I would suggest http://www.tucktail.com/  Recently i launched one website with a help of this provider.I like their services.

 
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