How To Make a Stunning WordPress Website: 😀 Step by Step – 2017

Learn how to create a website with WordPress step by step from scratch! 😍You’re going to love this as I show you everything there is to creating your own wordpress website in a stunning and professional way.

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00:00:00 – A Quick Look at The Stunning Website We Will Build
00:02:19 – The Only 2 things you need to build your own website
00:02:39 – Grabbing Your Hosting and Domain at a Huge Discount
00:10:22 – Hostgator Welcome Email
00:10:51 – Installing Our Website in a Few Clicks
00:15:00 – Logging Into Our Site
00:15:22 – Removing The Sample Content so we can start out Fresh
00:16:58 – WordPress Dashboard Overview
00:18:38 – Setting SEO Friendly URLs
00:20:50 – Installing the Quest theme
00:21:11 – Installing the Meta Slider plugin
00:22:53 – Creating our Website pages
00:25:15 – Building a Website Menu
00:27:06 – Setting the Front page
00:27:33 – Adding our site Title and Icon
00:30:51 – Adding our website Logo
00:32:27 – Removing the Site title
00:32:51 – Adding Social Links
00:34:28 – Removing the header callout
00:35:55 – Adding Social Links in the Footer
00:36:20 – How to remove the sidebar
00:36:50 – Customizing the Font Family
00:37:24 – Adding content to our Homepage
01:24:13 – Customizing the website Footer
01:37:29 – Customizing the website Colors
01:39:11 – Adding content to our About Us page
01:44:53 – Adding content to our Contact Us page
01:54:30 – How to create Blog posts
01:59:46 – Removing the comment box from Blog posts
02:00:45 – Customizing the Sidebar
02:04:47 – Displaying posts in a grid layout

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40 responses to “How To Make a Stunning WordPress Website: 😀 Step by Step – 2017”

  1. Avatar

    If the video helped you please thumbs up & subscribe 🙂 Your support helps me to make more awesome videos like this!
    Got a Question, drop a comment below the video and I will get back to you asap.

  2. richard Avatar

    Hi Chet great video I have a great website now thanks to you. Yesterday I noticed my Quest page builder template won't allow me to format text in my pages (i.e. change font size) but it will in my posts. Any ideas?

  3. Church of Faith Ministries Avatar

    I am trying to add a drop down page but its not showing i am using Quest

  4. Anthony Whittall Avatar

    Very much appreciated this video and your other ones too. Thank you!

  5. Malcolm Nicoll Avatar

    Hi Chet!
    I can't get ahead. Quest was NOt an option so I downloaded a very simple layout. Tried to create new pages as to your instruction (Home, About, Contact, Blog). Only Home and About showed up on my site. The other 2 (Contact and Blog) never showed up despite clicking "publish" as instructed. Any guidance would be most appreciated.

  6. Michelle Di Micco Avatar

    Hi there, thank you so much for such a helpful vid! One quick question, my image on the home page at the top is not "responsive" to the different devices, as the screen gets smaller it just cuts it off and I am left with just a tiny part of the image on the screen rather than scaling it down to suit? Do I have some settings wrong or what is the issue here? Thank you in advance for any help 🙂

  7. stephen avraamides Avatar

    Hi Chet using the Quest theme. Can see that there is a sidebar widget in widget area but when I use page builder and build the home page the side bar widget disappears, Is this an upgrade to Quest plus? The side bar is displayed on the other pages that I have just created but have no content in. How can I show the sidebar widget on the front home page? thanks Stephen

  8. Dymundsnpearls Avatar

    Hi Chet, you are amazing for sharing your knowledge wth us. Is there a way to mirror some parts of an existing site? And, if I need an accounting site, will this theme work?

  9. Wendy Teh Avatar

    Hi Chet, thank you for the brilliant tutorial. The video shows how to create a website using the original theme. If the website is already created but knowing well some changes will be lost if the theme is updated, how do we create a child theme and import the changes already made on the original theme to the child theme? Thank you in advance. WT

  10. Jasper Coetzee Avatar

    Hi Chet, you're a brilliant teacher! My website is almost done, but I cannot remove the default WP footer, the black section above the credit bar. The footer sections in Appearance are all empty. I do not want to mess with the coding… Would appreciate your advice. Many thanks!

  11. Sheryl Squirrell Avatar

    I'm now about to follow the video. Can I ask what the background music is at the beginning of the video please?

  12. stephen avraamides Avatar

    Hallo Chet thanks for the video really helpful. Can you please help me please. I was under the impression that the quest theme is mobile/notpad/iphone/tablet friendly but when I look at the website I am currently developing on my android or when my girlfriend views it on her tablet or iphone the fonts I use for the home page are not the same nor is the layout and the display is all wrong putting everything on the page in the wrong place. Are there setting I need to take care of also? (I have seen Yypography setting on the Section setting of the page and have seen the switch to turn on mobile and tablet but this does not seem to do anything! ) Of course I am a newbee and sorry for my lack of knowledge but I thought the the quest theme would automatically resize itself depending on the hardware used- HELP! PLEASE

    Many thanks.


  13. pman0856 Avatar

    Hey Chet! Thanks to your help, my website is finally finished! Now how do I actually put it up on the Internet. Can't seem to get a clear answer from WordPress or Bluehost. Thanks again for your help!

  14. pman0856 Avatar

    Chet, help!! I need my site to be just an internet search site, not a blog post! I can't seem to add an informational paragraph to the page designated as "Research Service"( Quest has it as Research Service – Blog Posts). How can I eliminate the "blog" part and set it as merely a page like the "About" page? Thanks again for the help!

  15. pman0856 Avatar

    Me again Chet! I finally got the right background image, but now the site title: how do I move it on the background image and change its font color? Thank you!

  16. pman0856 Avatar

    Another question for you: How do I remove the background image I've installed on my unfinished site. "Removing" it doesn't seem to work. Thanks again!

  17. pman0856 Avatar

    Hi Chet! Been following your tutorial for my first site. Question: At 36:30, you explain how to move the sidebar from right to left. I've tried to move mine to the left, but it remains on the right. What am I doing wrong here? Thanks in advance for your assistance. Cheers!

  18. deborah richardson Avatar

    trying to understand all of this….I had never heard of web hosting and I signed up for a website directly with wordpress and paid for the personal plan ($35 per year)…since then, I can't figure anything out…I've watched a couple of tutorials and they all start with hosting and host gator…so do I need to start over??? Nothing on my screen looks like the video you are teaching from….help! btw, I want to sell photography prints from my website so I am needing to know how to have a button to buy the prints (let alone get them on there) and security is a must. thanks in advance.

  19. Aman Julka Avatar

    Very easy to follow. Was able to setup a website in a day thanks a ton

  20. sofie7777 Avatar

    Hi Chet, finally got the Share buttons up and running on my menu pages and side widget. Still not showing up on posts. Any ideas on what to do?

  21. rachid hattab Avatar

    Nice video, thank you.

  22. Neil Martin Avatar

    Hi Chet, sorry to be a nuisance. The website is coming on well–thanks to you.I am stuck on two things though. How do I add six items (they will be small graphics) in a single row and how do I make them in to links to navigate to other pages. These are going to be on my home page.

  23. Blacktooth25 Avatar

    You have excellent tutorials! I watched your other video on the Traffica theme. I installed your child theme for it. I am trying to add more sliders to that theme. Any pointers?

  24. Neil Martin Avatar

    Hi Chet, I am using this fantastic tutorial to build my website. Can you tell me if there is a way of adding a more prominent search facility to the Quest theme. ie one with an always visible text box.

  25. Nina Hao Avatar

    like your voices very much

  26. Sam Sabourin Avatar

    I am having difficulty finding the Quest theme. Was it removed? Perhaps I require a Business account to access it?

  27. Phil Avatar

    Chet, excellent tutorial! Most of the other youtube instructors don't go into detail and they leave you scratching your head when they gloss over certain functions. So glad I found this.
    I do have a question. Can you recommend a site where we can upload photos to use on wordpress? I tried uploading the background photo but it doesn't fit correctly or sometimes it will load multiple copies of the photo in order to cover the space.

  28. Neil Martin Avatar

    Hi Chet, I have watched lots of videos but you rock! After many false starts I think I now know what route to take and which template to use. A couple of questions if you don't mind. Can I add plug ins for direct payments to this? Also should I use an SEO plug in?

  29. KV1961 Avatar

    How do I make the logo bigger on the webpage?

  30. davey kav Avatar

    Hi, just wondering, if you are staring a new business, which package for your domain would you suggest e.g business or baby? IT is a hobby business. Thank you

  31. Sandeep K Avatar

    I have a question.
    I am about to start with this video. I have domain name registered, can you I use my personal computer as of now to host my website created using wordpress?

  32. Karyn Nelsen Avatar

    I have a wordpress site up now.. I want to create a new one. Can I do that without overriding the one I have until I am happy with the new design?

  33. Judy Parker Avatar

    thanks for going slow and repeating directions. I'm ready to begin my page.

  34. Aaron Orosco Avatar

    at 42:00 you add an image to your website and the formatting causes much of your image to be cut from each side. I have an image I would like to format but it keeps cutting everything at the wrong place. What should I do?

  35. Smitty Jitty Avatar

    Every time I go and try to use this theme once I have removed all the things you told us to remove I get this warning:
    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/superd28/public_html/wp-content/themes/quest/inc/customizer/panels/general.php on line 92
    Any suggestions on fixing this problem. I had the page half way set up and then started getting this error. So I removed everything and removed the quest theme and reinstalled it but I still get this error even after doing all that. Please help

  36. Doug Smith Avatar

    Hello, I'd like to add a basic calendar of events to this website. Can you help? Thanks!

  37. Stephen Espley Avatar

    Thank you for the excellent video. I have never done anything like this before but the tutorial worked easy! One question, search engins donot bring up my site easy so is there a way to increase my SEO? With the set up in this video? Thank you

  38. MLSM Avatar

    How do I edit the proudly powered by wordpress footer?

  39. nyckayakfishing Avatar


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