How to make a website with NO coding knowledge
This post is meant for everyone who wants to make a website, with no prior knowledge of coding. Most of the people think that making websites is rocket science. Now this is my answer to them: ‘Stop exaggerating! It’s too simple.” So how to begin with it?
What are the ingredients?
By basic HTML knowledge I mean basic knowledge about HTML tags. All the coding is done on text editors with Notepad being the most common ones. The basic tags include:
- Heading Tag | <H1><H2><H3><H4><H5><H6>: These tags are used to add headings on your web page. The general format is of the form- <H1>This is a heading of size H1</h1>
This is a heading of size H1
This is a heading of size H2
This is a heading of size H3
This is a heading of size H4
This is a heading of size h5
This is a heading of size h6
- Paragraph Tag <p>: It is used to write blocks of text. The general format is <p>The text</p>
- Hyper-linking Tags <a href>: They are used to link words or sentences to some other web page links. The general format is
<a href=”http://www.howtoruleonline.com”>This link would open my homepage</a>
- Image Tag <img src>: It is used to add images on your web page. The general format is: <img src=”Location of image file”>
Although these are the major tags used, you can find other tags used for HTML coding on: Link.
You would not be required to write these tags. You must just know what they mean.
You can find such free templates on websites like All-free-download or simply find them through Google. Download the required template and unzip it. A set of webpages and folders get downloaded. Let’s begin editing the webpages now.
- Changing the text
Open any web page on your default web browser by double clicking on it. Say you begin with the Home Page. Right click on it and select Open With Notepad. Now have a look at your browser on which you opened the home page. Keep in mind the first word of the text that you wish to change. Come back to the notepad, press CTRL+F and search for the first word of the paragraph that you wanted to change. Once you find the paragraph change it.
- Changing the images
You would find an Image folder in the template that you would have downloaded. Open it and simply replace the existing images with the images that you wish to display on the required page of your website. Make sure that the image name remains the same, obviously that is what replacing means.
- Adding More details
If you wish to add more text, links, images etc make use of the tags that we discussed above.
Now, once you get through with making the desired changes in the source code(the one you opened on notepad), save it. Editing everything would take some time. Get through with it and keep your data safe. It is better to keep a copy of the original template so that you can compare the changes made and choose the better ones.
Purchase a domain name and Web-Hosting
Domain Name is the URL of your website. My domain name is ‘HowToRuleOnline.com’. Web-Hosting is the space that you buy for your data. These are available on websites like Godaddy.com, BigRock.com. You may purchase them for the required amount of time. Don’t forget to use coupon codes to avail heavy discounts. Search for coupon codes for godaddy.com on Google. You would find many of them. There are some who let you avail discounts over 75%.
Or you can go for free domains and web-hosting.
How to make a website on WordPress
If you wish to make a website on WordPress with your own domain name , follow Step-3 mentioned above. Once you purchase your web hosting and domain name, install WordPress on your web hosting. On GoDaddy or BigRock a number of platforms can be installed on the web hosting like WordPress, Joomla etc. So simple install WordPress and get going.
Or you can simple make a free blog on WordPress.
Then why do we even need to learn coding languages?
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