Welcome to Site Beginner and thanks for visiting my about page.
The aim of this site is to help both beginner and intermediates to understand how websites work and how easy they are to get up and running – once you know how. With so many different approaches it can be confusing to decide exactly how you build a site.
If you are unsure what HTML code is and have no idea how to even buy a domain name, let alone figure out how to make a website appear on it then this site is for you.
There are lots of people out there who want to start a website for business, for a friend or family member or even a personal hobby. But they don't know how. SiteBeginner.com aims to simply and demystify this process.
Quick tip: Be very careful of free website builders that let you design the page using a visual editor. These will quite often have restrictions if you ever need to move the site, and the actual code may not be best practice or accessible – which means you'll have a hard job to be found in search engines!
SiteBeginner.com is free as in beer
I don't charge for the use of SiteBeginner.com and want the content to remain free for anybody to use as they see fit. I will occasionally recommend products and services (like Budget Web Hosting) that pay me a commission if you buy them. You are not obliged to follow these recommendations and I only recommend products I've used myself.
Tools I Use
I run a variety of different websites – not just this one. Below is a list of tools and services I use to manage my websites:
- Pretty Link Pro (Review) – helps me to manage my affiliate links
- Bluehost (Review) – a popular cheap WordPress web hosting solution for beginners
- Elementor (Review) – I often use this WordPress site builder for designing landing pages
- Shopify (Review) – I own a few small eCommerce sites powered by this eCommerce platform
Where Should You Start?
If you are just looking to make a website quickly and want to get started, you should visit my comprehensive guide How to Create a Website: The Complete Beginner’s Guide will tell you everything you need to know to get a site online.
Some of my other popular tutorials include:
- How to Create a Blog with WordPress
- What is the Best WordPress Hosting
- Blogger vs WordPress
- Best Blogging Platforms
After that, you can explore the rest of the Site Beginner blog to learn how to make the most of your shiny new website!