How To Build A WordPress Website (2016) – A Step by Step Tutorial

///How To Build A WordPress Website (2016) – A Step by Step Tutorial

How To Build A WordPress Website (2016) – A Step by Step Tutorial

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How To Build A WordPress Website – Step by Step in 2016!
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In this video tutorial I am going to cover ALL of the steps required to create a WordPress website from scratch.

You DON’T need to know HTML coding, CSS, or any of the other complicated stuff normally associated with building a website…

This is going to be EASY!

My name is Martie, and I have been using WordPress personally for OVER 5 years

Throughout that time I have learned quite a lot… and now, well now I am going to teach YOU what I know.

Just watch the first 5 minutes of the video above, and you will see HOW AMAZING this website is actually going to be.

We are going to be building this website on what an awesome free WordPress theme called “Zerif Lite”. (100% responsive/mobile friendly)

It’s also going to be super easy thanks to WordPress, and cost us less than $13 to get started! (I swear!)

To download a list of 14 FREE WordPress plugins that I install on EVERY website I create, you can just click here:

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If you find this tutorial helpful, please consider subscribing to my channel here on YouTube.

I plan on creating a ton of these tutorial videos over then next coming weeks and months (so watch this space!).

Also, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment underneath the video… I will read and reply to EVERY comment personally. (don’t worry if it’s not about building websites either!)

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  1. Greig Howlett April 26, 2017 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I have searched for Zerif Lite Themes within the wordpress (Add Themes) search bar and it dose not show up can you please help??
    Great training video by the way.

  2. Cleo Faucette April 26, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    wonderful job, i had been searching for someone to walk through building my site. Thanks to you it turned out great. Thank you, thank you!!!!!!!

  3. lucky bebe April 26, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    i can’t follow you at the min. of 25 and on. It does not look like what it shows on my customize, please help

  4. Little Queen April 26, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial. Question…my sidebar is not showing on my home page- only on my blog page. Also, when you click on my email it doesn’t do anything. Other than those two items my website looks great.

  5. darren grimes April 26, 2017 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Martie. Your video is great. Can you recommend a good review theme. I cant find any good ones on the theme section. Thanks

  6. Tanirul Haque April 26, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Best WP Tutorial I have ever seen! I never thought site building through WordPress could be so easy. The way you show is very understandable. I regret why I didn’t see this video earlier! Best Wishes to you Martidread.

  7. James James April 26, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Your video tutorial looks very good … but can you please add a timeline in your description. Thanks :iiii] : )

  8. lucky bebe April 26, 2017 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    i got lost

  9. ChunMin Yang April 26, 2017 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Hi, I really love your video, it helps a lot. I tried to download the theme Zerif lite but could not find it in the theme. is there anything wrong? thanks

  10. shumaila shakir April 26, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    you are welcome….. can we add video background …using plugin…. or parallax image moving a little bit

  11. Lewis Kopp April 26, 2017 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Great job on this video. I learned a lot. Unfortunately, Zerif Lite is no longer available. Do you have a new favorite?

  12. Christina Solis April 26, 2017 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    HI! great tutorial!!

    question: i create a page and it wont show up on the top right hand corner..any ideas?

  13. Gisela Echeverria April 26, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Hello Martie! Thanks for your amazing video tutorial! Agree with all that has been already said! I built two websites following you and it was sooo easy! THANK YOU for your time and for sharing your knowledge FREE!
    I have a question… hope you can help. In the CONTACT section, can I change the language of what each box says? I need it in Spanish… So "Tu Nombre" instead of "Your Name". Can this be done? if yes… please explain how. Thanks again

  14. McCluney & Morse LLC April 26, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Very Nice Delivery. Sound and visibilty are high quality. I have this theme for testing and I’ve have not come across such a clear and concise tutorial in a long time. Keep up the good work Martie!

  15. Charlie Shread April 26, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    16:19 – Beginning of WordPress Dashboard

  16. i121dmf April 26, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    How can I hide my email address in the contact section under the email icon and make it a hyperlink instead? love you videos. Thank you

  17. Skateriderpolo April 26, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    All creds to you! Without this I wouldn’t have been able to create my own website. Good job and carry on!

  18. Freddy Picasso April 26, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much Martie, hugs from Italy

  19. Carla Polman April 26, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    You are the bomb!! Gonna sub as soon as I finish this sentence. Thank you for your easy to understand tutorial…

  20. JFK April 26, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Honestly… as a 1st time WordPress user, (used to HATE wordpress) I got so frustrated trying to figure out what to do??? Luckily I FINALLY found your tutorial and followed it every second while doing as you explained. And viola… I have my South African website (blog mainly) up and looking awesome!!!

  21. A. K. Brand April 26, 2017 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Hi, I have two questions about word press website. I am showing here an example of a website
    Here you can see many categories appearing in menu bar. No one is showing how to make the categories visible in the menu bar?
    second question is there will be many more posts in a category and it is not possible to show all the posts in one page. So how to put the 1.2.3……50.51.52 icons below the page so that people can go to the next page by clicking them.
    Waiting for your answer.

  22. Panj Khand April 26, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Hi Mr Dread, I want to thank you very much for this video. The way you explain things is so cool. With your help you’ve given me the opportunity to create my first webpage. . Check it out to see what you have inspired. I also have a facebook page if you want a laugh.

  23. Ollie Coombes April 26, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    This is awesome thanks for the help Martie!

  24. MARTINE BOSC April 26, 2017 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much for the tutorial which is very explicit. It allowed me to set up the theme on my site

  25. CLINTON JONES April 26, 2017 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    GOOD JOB…the best on Youtube <imho> Have you thought of doing ‘reviews’ and taking ‘calls’ for advice. Consulting for fun and profit?

  26. enrique cordero April 26, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Very helpful tutorial! thanks for sharing.

  27. RegainYourEnergy April 26, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Very informative and easy to follow. I learned a lot and just subscribed to your channel. Thanks!

  28. Mehdi Seyed Abadi April 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    it’s great

  29. Hawley Home Inspections LLC April 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Martie, I can’t find Zefil Lite on WP theme search, is it still available

  30. Jamal aldein April 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Very awesome man, thank you .. but is this theme have friendship with adsense ?

  31. Rafat Yusufi April 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    amazing and awesome

  32. TheMussakhan April 26, 2017 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Very clear and informative video !

  33. baddane rachid April 26, 2017 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    thank you verry muuuuch

  34. Edward Gil April 26, 2017 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Hi how can I reset to like out the box I muck up a lot

  35. Ricardo Soares April 26, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Very good! Thanks!

  36. Feliz Garcia April 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Thank you Martie! Just finished the video

  37. Kenneth Hickey April 26, 2017 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Your tutorial was great. How can I add a paypal icon and link to this WordPress? And thank you again I am going to follow your lead.

  38. Azam Khan April 26, 2017 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    very nice video! kindly tell me can we use this theme for digital marketing or if you know any free wordpress theme , please let me know. Thanks

  39. Gisela Echeverria April 26, 2017 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Hello Martie. I am enjoying your tutorial very much! It’s easy to understand for us non-experts and my website is looking good up to now.
    My question is if I can use the "blog section" to create my AFFILIATE PAGE where I display products (from Amazon and other websites). I am not interested in having a blog in my site… I will appreciate your soon response and recommendations.

  40. adrian alonzo April 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    is this for ?

  41. Regina Ehiagwina April 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Nice video….can I add more new widgets that’s not with the theme to the theme?

  42. Sonhosmetasação April 26, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Vielen Dank für das sehr gute Video! Thank You . Now a will start my own Blog. Super!!!!

  43. Noah Aflalo April 26, 2017 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Hello the zerif lite theme is no longer available, can you suggest any other ones?
    Also has word press done an update since the release of this video? because I don’t see the same options as you on my screen

  44. Herwina Lonzon April 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    hey MartieDread i would like to ask something..

  45. Sijo John April 26, 2017 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    thanku so much mate..

  46. Fernando Miguel Costa April 26, 2017 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Greets from Portugal. Well done!!! Thanks!!!

  47. shumaila shakir April 26, 2017 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    superb… well done

  48. Chris Califano April 26, 2017 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Martie you’re a great tutor. Clear, concise, thorough, but perfectly paced. Question: How do you recommend linking a buttons to videos? Make a dedicated page w widget? Plugin? Thanks!

  49. Mark Hudson April 26, 2017 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Brilliant, informative and didn’t skip a thing. Cheers pal.

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