You need a website, but either you’re a total beginner or previous attempts haven’t gone as smoothly as they should. Well, you’re in luck because in this article we’re going to guide you through building a show-stopping website without the hassle, the hard work, or the need to code. So let’s get started…
What You Need and Need to Know
There are two essential aspects of bringing your personal website or business to life online.
Firstly, you need a way to build your website and turn what’s currently only in your head into a beautiful, pixel-perfect reality. If you’re not a web development or coding pro, that means a powerful but straightforward web builder.
Secondly, with your vision for your website complete you need a way to get it online in all its searchable, surfable glory and make sure it stays that way. That means a simple low-cost web hosting solution.
Thankfully, Bluehost offers both in a complete package, which means that by the end of this article you’ll have everything you need to know to build your dream site, get it up and running, and reveal it to the world.
A Better Website Builder With Bluehost
Put Your Hard Hat On. It’s Time to Build
First things first, we’re going to be building a website with a solid WordPress foundation. WordPress already powers over 40% of the web and is the go-to way to build websites for millions of people and businesses around the world. You can learn more about exactly what WordPress is here if you like, but for now, all you need to know is it’s the platform we’ll be building upon.
Thankfully, you don’t need to understand all that behind-the-scenes stuff due to intuitive, straightforward website builders like the Bluehost Website Builder. They make it easier than ever to create your site without any of the coding, jargon, or confusion of the past.
Drag. Drop. The Perfect Spot
The Bluehost Website Builder is as simple as drag and drop. If you can click, you can build your site brick by brick. Or ‘block by block’. You just select the kind of website section you want – like an image, text, contact field, whatever! – usually called a ‘block’, and then drag and drop it wherever you want it. If you don’t have an exact layout in mind or want to experiment with what works best for you, there’s a selection of templates to get you started and a Smart AI built in to help make sure everything fits just right. Thanks to Smart AI you never have to worry about breaking your design and will know it will look just right on everything from phone screens to 4K displays.
All you have to do is focus on getting your design the way you like it and the software works behind the scenes to do the rest.
More Ways to Make It Your Own
You want to stand out from the crowd and make sure that your website says something great about you or your business. This isn’t some formality, this is your home on the web and you want to make it your own, right?
Putting your personality into it couldn’t be easier thanks to a wide selection of custom fonts and unlimited access to thousands of free-to-use photos and images. That should be enough to find a fit for just about any website imaginable, but if you’re looking for something even more unique you’re covered there too…
Maybe you’ve got an image or a look in mind or perhaps your business’ brand needs to shine and even a curated image or font won’t do. No problem, as you can simply import your own. Bluehost also offers unlimited uploads so you don’t have to worry about space and your site can be a personal masterpiece from top to bottom.
Before the Reveal and Behind the Curtain
As you build you’ll always have a sneak preview of what your site will look like thanks to Bluehost Website Builder’s live preview. You can see changes happening in real-time as you build your site, without having to publish it first, so you can make sure that no matter what you do the end result will look just right.
If you’re feeling confident, you can even take a quick look behind the scenes of the straightforward website builder. 1 Click WordPress access lets you see your site in WordPress, without the simple interface, allowing you to customize or build more deeply in an instant. Or you can just let the software do the work.
Building for Whatever the Future Brings
The only thing that’s certain is that things will continue to change. Your website is as sure to grow and evolve as you or your business are. So it’s important that every time a change is required or you need more from your site, you don’t need to start all over again.
So if you want to start simple and add features or new sections to your site as you go, you can. Add new pages, shake things up, give your site a new look, or set up shop with an e-commerce page. It’s all possible without having to tear it all down and start again, meaning you’re ready for whatever the future holds.
Go Live With Bluehost Web Hosting
Getting Your New Website Online
Once you’ve built your site from original idea to impressive reality it’s time to share it with the world. In order to do that though you need web hosting. If you want to know more about exactly what web hosting is and the various options available you’ll find a helpful blog post here, but for now we’ll keep it really simple.
Web hosting provides your website a home, a place for all those images and text and lines of code that make up your site, to reside. It’s what keeps your site live, online, and available to people from around the world. It also helps ensure your website is secure and will stay online without interruption. Put plainly, it’s a website essential.
Good News! It’s Already Taken Care Of
That’s right. If you’re building your website with the Bluehost Website Builder then web hosting is already included in the package for free.
Bluehost originated as a web hosting company and has been offering award-winning web hosting to websites large and small since 2003 so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your site is in good hands. They’ve got the experience and the know-how to keep your new site online, safe, and secure.
But Wait, There’s More…
Even though you know your web hosting is included, it’s worth taking a quick look at what it offers.
Whether your site is a small personal blog or a burgeoning online business, Bluehost web hosting ensures that your website runs smoothly with the reliability and performance you’d expect. It includes SSL encryption to protect the privacy and security of your site and your visitors’ information. There’s even a free domain, the address name for visitors to find your site if you don’t already have one.
More Support If You Need It
Don’t Panic. Help is at Hand
By now you’re probably pretty confident that you know what you’re doing. You’ve got a great website builder, your web hosting is already organized, and your site is shaping up to be the success you know it’s destined to be. Smooth sailing the whole way.
No matter how easy building a website like this may be these days, in reality, we know that there’s always a chance for a spanner in the works.
That’s why 24/7 support is included as part of the Bluehost Website Builder and web hosting package. You can speak to someone by phone or live chat if you find yourself in a tough spot and they’ll help get you back on track. You might never need it, but at least you can relax knowing that it’s there if you do.
Maybe you want to know more about what’s possible with WordPress and all the things you could do with your website in the future? Or perhaps you’re curious about tinkering around beneath the hood of the builder now that you’ve built your first site?
The good news is that WordPress’ popularity and open nature means that there’s an enormous community of helpful, friendly, informative experts out there. Not to mention lots of great resources for all things WordPress.
In fact, you’re reading this guide on one of them right now! So if your site is built and live, or if you’re just taking a break, why not explore some of our other guides and articles or give our Beginner’s Handbook a look?
So What Are You Waiting For?
That’s it. You’ve got the knowledge, you’ve got your idea, and in a moment you’ll have all the tools you need to make your website the stunning success it should be and to show it off to the world. There’s nothing left to do now but get started so hop over to the Bluehost Website Builder site here, select the price plan that suits you, and take the web by storm.
Good luck! Not that you need it now, of course.