GoDaddy Website Builder 2020 – How To Build A Website On GoDaddy

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Updated: August 4, 2020
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GoDaddy Website Builder 2020

Hey, what’s going on guys? Welcome to my new video – a GoDaddy website builder video, where today I’m gonna show you how to build a cool website just like this one in about 20 minutes, using a free theme from WordPress. I’m gonna be walking you guys through step by step, showing you how everything works.

I’m also gonna show you guys how we’re gonna get a great deal on GoDaddy website hosting that also includes a free domain and an automatic WordPress installation. So even if you guys have no experience building websites whatsoever, that’s totally okay.

Because, as I said, I’m gonna walk you through the entire process step by step. I’m also gonna show you guys too, how to get access to this awesome library of free website things on WordPress as you can see there’s almost 4,000 to choose from. So in case you don’t like the design of this one, there are tons of other ones to choose from and all you have to do is do a one-click install which I’ll show you guys how to do so you can change the look of your website with just one click if you want to.

How To Build A Website On Godaddy 2020

Before we get started, I’m just going to go over a couple of things, explain to you guys about the process and how it works so you better understand it and then we’ll move on to building our actual website with GoDaddy

Website hosting is basically where your website is going to live online. It’s where all your content is stored from your videos to your pictures and everything else that’s on your website is stored there. In another way I like to explain this to people is like this, think if you were going to build a house before you can actually start building you would need the land to put the house on.

So just try to think of the domain name or the website as the house and then the hosting as the land. Website hosting normally costs anywhere from $60 to $100 a year, sometimes more, but today I’m gonna show you how we’re gonna get website hosting for just $1 a month. that also includes a free domain name and an automatic WordPress installation. Your website domain is the address of your website, so, for example, a couple of domain names are eBay.com; google.com; youtube.com – you get the idea. 

Now that we got that stuff out of the way, we can move on to the next step which is to install our website hosting. So what we’re gonna do first is get our godaddy website hosting discount from this link

I’m gonna be showing you how to install our hosting, and get our free domain name and then also install WordPress. And the only difference you’re gonna notice and that video is the price.

When I made that video the price was $2.49 a month but as you can see now the price is on sale for just $1 a month. I’m not really sure how long this price drop is going to last, but for the time being it is active. So it’s definitely a great time to buy if you’re looking to get a discounted price. So then after we install the hosting and WordPress, I’ll be back and we can start building the actual website. 

So the first thing we’re gonna do is click on this green ‘Get Started’ button and this is where we’re going to choose our free domain name. So whatever you want your website to be called, you can check here to see if it’s available, and once you decide on the name you can just enter it here.

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I’m gonna enter mine and now I’m gonna click on search to see if it’s available. Ok, it is. So I’m going to click on ‘select and continue’ and as you can see our promo code has been applied to our entire year of hosting. So we got the discount which is cool and now we’re just going to click on ‘Create Account’

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Alright and now we’re gonna fill out this form for our GoDaddy account and some of this information is going to be blurred out just for privacy reasons, obviously. But all we’re gonna do is enter our email address if you don’t have one I just recommend maybe going to Google and signing up for a free Gmail account.

Then you’re going to come up with a username and a password, and then also a PIN number and these can be anything you want, just make sure you guys save all this info somewhere, so when you need to log into GoDaddy, you can! So now, I’m just going to enter in my information. 

We have all that filled out, we’re just going to click this green create account button. Okay! Now I’m just going to put my billing info in. Alright, and once that’s all done we can go ahead and click on save. Okay, now I’m going to be using a card to pay.

They also have PayPal too. You guys can choose any method you like though. They’ll all take us to the same place in the end so it doesn’t matter which one you choose. Alright. Now my payment info is in, so I’m just going to click on this blue ‘Save’ button and then we’re ready to complete the purchase, so we’re just going to click on this green button here.

Alright, guys and that’s it. We got our hosting now and we’re ready to move on to the next step. Okay! So what we’re gonna do now is click on this blue ‘Add Site’ button, and then we’re just gonna leave everything like it is, build a brand new site and then wherever it’s recommended, you can just put it there.

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Now we’re going to come up with a WordPress username and password. So just like for the other stuff just come up with a username and a password and then make sure you save that information somewhere. 

Okay and then after you do that, you can just click on ‘Add’ and this is just currently installing WordPress for us. Alright, and that’s it; WordPress is installed. That’s the simple one-click WordPress install right there for you and now we’re just going to click on this blue ‘WP Admin’ button, and then once we get to this page, just go ahead and click on ‘no thanks’ and that will just automatically take you to your WordPress dashboard. This is the place where you go whenever you want to edit your site. 

Ok guys so before we do anything, we’re going to go verify our email from GoDaddy and so we’re just going to go to our email accounts, and there should be a mail from GoDaddy that says please verify your email address. Here’s mine and just click on verify email now.

Ok and that’s it. It’s been verified. Ok now I’m back over on my WordPress dashboard and I’m just going to refresh this page right here and then after you do that, where it says no, just click on ‘Change Domain’ and now click on ‘Add domain’ and find your domain right here; mine’s already selected and make sure this is selected. It says “Make this primary domain for the account?” And then after you have everything selected, hit add. Ok, we’re just gonna wait on this to update. It’ll just take a couple of minutes.

GoDaddy Website Builder 2020

Alright, now that’s been updated and what that just did is change the location of everything that we’re gonna be making on our WordPress website, so it’s no longer this FTP upload site, it’s now going to all be on our main domain.

Now I’m going to show you how you log in to your WordPress account anytime you need to edit something on your site. So what we’re gonna do is open up a new tab and then you’re gonna take your website and you’re gonna put it in and then you’re gonna put /wp-admin after the .com or whatever your domain is, and then after that click ‘Enter’

Then when it comes up here, all you do is put in your account information that you created earlier. So again, it’s just your-domain-name/wp-admin anytime you want to log into your WordPress account.

Alright, so I just put my information in and now I’m just gonna click login, and now this will take us right back to the WordPress dashboard. And now we can start finally building the actual site. 

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Install WordPress:

All right so now since we got our domain and we got hosting installed and WordPress installed, we can start building the actual website. So if we go and take a look at our website right now you’ll see that it’s completely blank with no content. So what we’re gonna do first is go back to our dashboard here and then we’re going to install our theme.

So what we’re going to do first is go over here to appearance and then we’re going to click on themes, and once we get here we’re going to click on Add new theme and these are all the different WordPress templates you can use. You guys can check them all out if you want as you can see right there there’s over 3,000 of them right here all for free.

But the theme we’re going to be using is called Hitchcock. So if you go over here to the search and type that in this is the theme right here that we’re going to be using and we’re just going to go over here and click on ‘install’ and then click on ‘activate’. Now if we go up here we can click on visit site, so we can see the new theme and this is what it looks like.

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While we’re right here, I’m actually going to show you guys how to change the header image. So if you go back up there to customize and then click on header image, you can just go right here and click on add new image, you can take your header image, just drop it in and then hit select and crop, and then just place that where you want it to and then click crop image.

Then you’ll see that has changed the background for us and then just click on “publish”. And you guys can keep that the same if you want or you can change it as I did. If you guys need any free stock photos to use for your website you can just go to pexels.com, and they have tons of free images and that’s where I got the images that I’m going to be using for this website. So I’m just going to close this out and then we’re going to head back to our dashboard. 

So what we’re going to do now is go over here to settings and then we’re going to click on general and this is where we’re going to edit our site title here and then also our tagline. So now I’m actually just going to edit my site title , and then I’m going to go down here and edit the tagline. Then after you update those just go down to the bottom and click on the “Save” button and now my settings are saved and we’re ready to move on to the next step. 

Add Content:

We are going to go over to the post sections and we’re just going to click here on “posts”. What we’re going to do once we get here is just get rid of this sample post here, click ‘move to trash’ then click apply and if you guys ever want to delete any posts that you have, that’s how you do it.

Now we’re just going to come up here to post and click on add new and this here is going to be our first post. So the way you set up a post is pretty much the same way you set up a page too you just add your title here and then down here is where all your content goes.

So what I’m going to do first is add my title here and then I’m just going to go down here and put in some example text just so you guys get an idea of how it’s gonna look. You guys can also go here and click on this plus sign and you, as you see, can add images or basically any type of media you want just by clicking the image button and then uploading the image that you want. 

Now I’m just going to go over here to categories and as you can see there’s no categories right now just the uncategorized category. If you guys want to add different categories for your posts, you can just by going here and click on add a new category and then just clicking on add new category again.

Okay and then we’re going to go to our featured image and this is basically the image that’s going to be seen before the actual post just to introduce you to the post and what you’ll see on the home page. So if you click on set featured image and then I’m just going to come here and drop my file in and then I’m going to click on select, as you can see it’s right there. 

After that, the post is ready to go and we can just click on publish and click on publish again. Now if we go and visit our homepage you’ll see this is what it looks like; there’s our post, there’s the image, our title, and our text. 

So what I’m gonna do now is I’m gonna create 14 other posts the same way that I did this first post and then once I do that, I’ll be back. So I just finished making my last post and this is how it looks after you’ve added in 15 posts. Here’s the second page and what we’re gonna do now is go and add some more pages that will show up, up here.

To do that we’re going to go back over here to our dashboard. Then we’re going to go over here to pages, then we’re gonna click on add new and as I said before, the setup for the page is pretty much the same thing as it is for a post. You add your title here and then this is what the content goes. So whatever pages that you guys feel are appropriate for your website, you can just add them here.

Then for this, we’re not going to put any featured image or anything like that, just once you put in your content you want and then you got your title just go up here and click “publish”. Now, I’m going to go back over here and I’m gonna click on ‘add new’, so I can create another page and then I’m probably gonna do this about two to three more times and then I’ll be back. 

Conclusion:

So I just finished making my last page so we’re gonna go over here to our home page and as you can see the new pages are up here and I’m actually gonna go over to my pages now and I’m going to get rid of this sample page right here.

Then, I’m gonna come back over here and refresh this. Now that sample page is gone and it only has the pages that I want up there now. Alright, guys and just like that, we have our website made. We got all our posts up with our featured images and now it’s your guys’ job to go and fill your site with all of your own content.

So I hope this video has been helpful to you guys and if you got any questions, you can leave it in the comments section below. Don’t forget to check out my channel for other cool videos just like this one. So thanks for watching and don’t forget to subscribe and I’ll see you guys in the next video. 

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