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How To Publish A Website The Easy Way

how to publish a website

In this post, I am going to tell you how to publish a website in the simplest way possible. This is the easiest method that I have come across so far on how to publish a website on WordPress without needing your own hosting account.

What Is WordPress

For those of you who don’t know what WordPress is, it is the biggest and best blogging platform in the world. Most people who want to start a website or blog that they want to make money with in the long run will be using or are using this platform as it is versatile and has the most features and pluggins available, so your website will never be lacking for anything.

Even personal bloggers love this platform, as there are so many beautiful themes available and one can personalize your site in whatever way you see fit.

How To Publish A Website In 5 Minutes

I am going to use Wealthy Affiliate and Siterubix to publish my website. You can read more about Wealthy Affiliate here.

If you want to jump right in and you know what you are going to call your website, you can click here.

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Now I will run you through how to get started with your own website with the use of screen shots and pictures. If you don’t understand something, please feel free to ask questions in the comment section below.

When you see the screen above all you do is fill out the name of your website. As it is a free website, it will be hosted on siterubix, until such time you want to purchase a .com domain name for it.

The name you type into the box will be checked to see if it is available, and if it is you will go through to the screen below when you click on ‘build my free website.’

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Once you get to the screen above, you will click the button that says ‘on a free domain.’ The other options can only be used if you are an upgraded member of Wealthy Affiliate.

You will now see the screen below. Once again you enter the name of your website and the name you want to appear on your website where it says ‘enter a title for your website.’ This name can be changed later, but the domain name cannot. However, if you buy a domain name later you can use it for this website.

Now comes the best part of choosing your website design. You can scroll down and pick the one you think will best suit your website. There are thousands. If you change your mind later, you can always pick a new one without losing any of your website content.

That is the joy of publishing a website using WordPress, as you can change the entire look of your website by simply changing the theme and in a few seconds your website looks totally different, without having lost any of your content.

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Once you have done this the screen belowh will show up.

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If you are happy with the look of your site, simply press’ click here to build this site!’

You may also be asked to fill out your personal details so that Wealthy Affiliate knows who you are.

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This screen will now show up. You now have a fully setup website ready to go and you can start adding content.

If you want to see what your website will look like to the rest of the world you can click on the website URL. Mine that I created for the sake of this post looks like this. It is all set up and just waiting for me to add content – a blank canvas waiting for my personal touch.how to publish a website

If you want to start working on your website you will want to click on the button that says ‘login now’ under admin details.

If you have never used WordPress before you will do well to click on the training button you will see on the left-hand side of your screen. There are ten free lessons here to get you started in the right direction as you start to build out your website.

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And Now What?

Now that you know how to publish a website and how easy it actually is, it is time to put some content on your newly published site.

It might be an idea to plot out your website by going into pages and adding pages that you can fill with content later. For example, you are going to need an about page, a disclaimer page, a privacy policy page and perhaps another page explaining the focus of your website.

After this, all the content that you publish can be done as a post and this will follow on on your website with the latest content added appearing at the top.

Make sure you are using your website to help others out with their problems, and not purely as a selling machine. Make your content interesting and engaging, otherwise, people won’t want to read it.

Make use of keyword research before you write each and every post so that you can get found by potential customers looking for information on the search engines, especially if you are looking at turning your website into a long term business.

The more content that you publish, the better your website will do and the more visitors you will get. Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, so don’t be discouraged if it takes six months for your visitors to start finding you. As you publish more content, the search engines will improve your rankings over time, allowing your first customers to find you.

What If I Want To Make Money?

There are many ways in which to monetize your website. The one I use most is Amazon, as they sell a whole range of products, in fact, everything under the sun. You are bound to find something to sell that your website focuses on.

You could also use adverts on your blogs, and publishers will pay you each time your blog gets visits or clicks on the ads.

There are many affiliate networks one could join, all it takes is a Google search. Within the Wealthy Affiliate platform, there are also lists of all the best programs that you can join and each time you sell a product you get paid a commission.

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16 Comments

  1. I didn’t realize how easy it was to publish a website until I read this post

    I tried working with GoDaddy a few weeks back and it wasn’t as easy as you show here.

    I need to get a website for my new bricklaying business but I fail every time I try to do it as there aren’t many places that can teach me everything I need to know about building a website

    Can you recommend somewhere I could join to help me with everything to do with website creating?

    • Hi Mathew and thank you for stopping by.

      As you can read in previous comments on this post, the best place to learn all you need to about creating websites, as well as get hosting for them is Wealthy Affiliate.

      You can join as a free member for as long as you like, and this will get you up and running easily with your website.

  2. This was easier than I thought… I was able to complete my website in just 5 minutes and it took me a long time to decide on a theme. 

    However, as it seems, I have limited control over it just like on WordPress dot com.

    Is this because I am a free member? If I upgrade to premium will I be able to change the theme and add plugins?

    • Yes, Xaric, as a free member of Wealthy Affiliate there are some limitations, and you also won’t be able to buy a domain name for that particular website. However, there is nothing stopping you from building out that website to be a great one without all the extra bells and whistles.

  3. You are right.  Wealthy Affiliate makes publishing a WordPress website super easy.    Last weekend, I tried to use Hostgator to build a new website.  I have published so many websites on with Wealthy Affiliate, I did not expect to have any problems.

    I was very wrong.  I still have not figured out what I did wrong with HostGator.  All I know is that when I try to build my WordPress website, they want to sell me a package to build it for me.    I don’t want to pay someone to build my website when I can build a website on Wealthy Affiliate all by myself.  The experience made me realize that somehow, Wealthy Affiliate makes building a website simple.    

    As a result of my experience, I will continue to use Wealthy Affiliate for publishing my websites.   As you said, they truly make it easy.   

    • Thanks for your comment, Sondra. The simplicity of using Wealthy Affiliate to both publish and host a WordPress website is what made me join in the first place. Four years on I am still a loyal member.

  4. What a thorough step by step guide on how to build a website. 

    I have been using Squarespace and Wix, they are not as simple as WordPress. I think WordPress and Site Rubix is perfect for a blogger, all you need in your posts are just some links and pictures. 

    I just love how simple it is to change the theme within the WordPress platform. There is a demo live as well that you can see how it will turn out and you can make the adjustments from there. 

    Thanks for refreshing my memory on how to do it, I am in the process of publishing another site. 🙂 

    • Thanks for your feedback Nuttanee and all the best with the publishing of your new site.

  5. Very easy to follow, especially with the images you provided to aid in direction. I started a website, and the steps looked exactly as you have presented here. I was up and running in ten minutes (it took me a few minutes to select which theme I wanted to use) and the site’s ready for content. 

    The Site Content Editor is user-friendly and the plugin options can enable me to do pretty much anything. As you said, this is starting a website “the easy way!” Thanks for the great instruction.

  6. Dear Michel,

    Thanks for the detailed and step by step walk-through on building a website.

    Since 2008 I was trying different make money online programs and lost nearly $4000 to scams and products which under-delivered. After years of failure, I realized one of the best ways to make money online is by having our own website and doing Affiliate Marketing.

    Unfortunately, I am not a technical person and I was afraid of building a website as it was rocket science to me. So I didn’t try blogging then. 

    In November 2016 I came across Wealthy Affiliateand I came to know that I can create a website in less than 30 seconds and I am amazed.

    In the beginning, I was skeptical but after joining WA I realized building a website is a low-level task. I created my first website in November 2016 now My Site Age is 2 years and 7 months.

    Since December 2017 I am a full-time blogger working from home and this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Wealthy Affiliate. 

    Much Success,

    Paul

    • Well done to you Paul and it’s great to hear that you are now blogging full time from home. That is the aim of many, but unless they are willing to put in some hard slog initially, this will not happen. 

      Blogging isn’t for everyone, but for those who love writing and are willing to give it time and work, it will happen.

  7. Thank you for taking the time to explain how WordPress and SiteRubix work in the creation of a website. I’m a little bit confused about the relationship between WordPress and SiteRubix. The fact is that you create your website in SiteRubix and then you put content directly through SiteRubix or you can go to the back office which is WordPress edit your content and publish or update it.

    With Wealthy Affiliate WordPress is free because it is within the package when you become a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate. When we go directly to WordPress outside WA the price is much higher and that is what I cannot understand. Could Wealthy Affiliate explain this?

    • Site Rubix is merely hosting for your website and WordPress is the platform that you are using to create your website.

      You will need to have hosting in order to use WordPress.com, but if you don’t you can make a website at WordPress.org

      Luckily Site Rubix is a form of free hosting through Wealthy Affiliate that you can use, as the Websites done with WordPress.org are much more limited. 

      It is well worth your while to get a free account at Wealthy Affiliate in order to host your WordPress website otherwise you will need to pay hosting fees to another company.

  8. Hi there! This is a very detailed article on putting up your own website. Before, I really know nothing about this stuff. I thought I need to hire people and buy programs so I can have my own. Luckily, I got introduced to Wealthy Affiliate. 

    With all the substantial training when I was a starter member, I gained so much knowledge on how to do it on my own. I never knew it was that easy. Wealthy Affiliate did a great job on how to make it beginner friendly. I never felt intimidated as I was having my first few training, in fact since I find it easy, I decided to go premium. 

    Building your own website and creating content was never easy before but Wealthy Affiliate, Word Press and Site Rubix made it possible for me. Thank you for sharing this. I hope your readers will realize that having your own website is necessary in this day and age. 

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