How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

Do you want to start a blog with website builder? Website builder allows you to drag and drop the element to create your stunning blog easily. In this guide you will learn how to start a blog with website builder.

Website.com is one of the website builder platform that allow you to start a website without having any prior knowledge. It provides free plan for the beginners with sub domain name but with the limited resources, you may have to upgrade the plan to personal or higher which is cheap and affordable. It offers free custom domain name for all their paid plan.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

Get Ready to Start

Time needed: 30 minutes.

Start a website with website builder

  1. Choose your Blog Name

    Choose your website name such www.myphotography.com.

  2. Upgrade to Personal Plan and Get Free Professional Domain Name.

    Choose Personal Plan that is cheap and best at the beginning.

  3. Customize Your Website

    Create menu and unique blog posts.

  4. Publish Post

    Publish your blog post in one click

Step-1: Choose your Blog Name

Blog name or domain name are the website address or URL and website hosting server make your live available in the internet. Choose easy to read blog name e.g. myblog.com. Website builder provide free domain name for their paid plan, you will find the options to choose your blog name while signing up to paid plan.

Step-2: Upgrade to Personal Plan and Get Free Professional Domain Name.

You can click on the button below which will take you to the website.com homepage.

Once you are in website.com homepage click on Get It button.

Get It

It will take you to the page where you have to choose the plans. You will see the free plan and paid plan, if you want to start a website with free plan then you will get sub domain name e.g. http://johnjack775.website2.me/ and if you go with premium plan you will get unlimited resources and free custom domain name e.g. www.myphotography.com which is recommended for long running blog.

We recommend you to choose Personal Plan at the beginner which is cheap and need to pay for one year. Click on Select button.

Select personal plan

In the next page, type your domain name e.g. myphotographyblog.com then click on Check Availability.

You will see the message that says your domain is available. If the chosen domain name is not available then you need to choose another name. Click on Contact & Payment button.

next to payment

In the payment page, choose 12 months plan and fill the login details. You can get money back anytime, if you are not happy with the service.

Plan Term and login info

In second section, fill all the required details.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

In the last section of the page, choose your card type MasterCard/Visa card and provide your card details and click on Create my Account Now button.

Pay-and-create-a-account

Once check out process completes, you will see website setup page on the screen. Click on Next button to continue.

Setting up the account

You will see the message that says You’re Done!. Click on Start Building My Website button.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

Start Building your Website

In the next page, click on Login Here link and login using username and password. Don’t forget to activate your account click on the link sent in your registered email ID.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

After login to your account, you need to click on Edit Site button.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

Now, you are in the website builder page where you can choose the blog template, create menu, post, page and manage your entire website. Click on Site menu then Reset Template to choose your preferred blog design.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

It will be asked you to choose the type of the website you want to build. If you are planning to start a online shopping store then you can choose the first one. If you want to start a blog then choose Standard Site.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

In the next page you can choose the blog categories from the left side such as photography, travel, Restaurant e.t.c and select the template you want to apply to your blog.

Choose-temeplete

After choosing your preferred template you can click on Ok button.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

You will see the pop up message to replace the existing blog template with the recent one. Click on continue button which activate your preferred template.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

Step-3: Customize Your Website

Create Menu

Click on menu bar then Click on Change Menu Link button.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

Now, click on the Edit icon to edit the menu name. You can click on delete icon at the right to delete menu name. Once you edit your menu click on Save button at the top.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder
Change Background

You can change the background image clicking on the Change content box style button. Click on the default background image where you will find the change content box style button. From the content Box click on background then click on replace image.

Chage-image

Click on Background image tab and choose your preferred image. You can also upload your own image using My images tab. Once you select the image click on Use Image button.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

Type the title and caption and click on Save button.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder
Edit the Text

Everything is editable in one click. Click on the text you want to edit then click on Edit text button.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder
Add Page

Click on pages at the top and click on Add page.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

Type the page name then click on Add button.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder
Tools

Use the tools at the left side of the screen to add different elements such as text, images and many more.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

Once you edit your website and add the content click on publish button to make it live in the internet.

How to Start a Blog with Website Builder

We hope this guide on how to start a blog with website builder is helpful. You may also like to see WordPress tutorials for self hosted blog. If you find this guide helpful then please share and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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