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.
Get Ready to Start
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Start a website with website builder
- Choose your Blog Name
Choose your website name such www.myphotography.com.
- Upgrade to Personal Plan and Get Free Professional Domain Name.
Choose Personal Plan that is cheap and best at the beginning.
- Customize Your Website
Create menu and unique blog posts.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
In second section, fill all the required details.
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.
Once check out process completes, you will see website setup page on the screen. Click on Next button to continue.
You will see the message that says You’re Done!. Click on Start Building My Website button.
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.
After login to your account, you need to click on Edit Site button.
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.
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.
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.
After choosing your preferred template you can click on Ok button.
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.
Step-3: Customize Your Website
Click on menu bar then Click on Change Menu Link button.
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.
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.
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.
Type the title and caption and click on Save button.
Edit the Text
Everything is editable in one click. Click on the text you want to edit then click on Edit text button.
Click on pages at the top and click on Add page.
Type the page name then click on Add button.
Use the tools at the left side of the screen to add different elements such as text, images and many more.
Once you edit your website and add the content click on publish button to make it live in the internet.
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