How to Make a WordPress Website and Blog – PROFESSIONAL!


In this video, I show you how to make a website using WordPress from start to finish and do not skip any steps whatsoever. I also show you how to make a blog. The website you’ll learn how to create is extremely professional and uses the amazing Customizr WordPress theme. I’m going to cover a lot of ground with this video but even as a complete beginner, you will be able to follow along and make an awesome website!

Things covered in this video include:
– Setting up a domain name and hosting account with
– Getting your first month of web hosting for just 1 cent
– Installing WordPress
– Installing a free, professional WordPress theme called Customizr
– Customizing theme settings
– Creating pages and using the WordPress visual editor
– Creating navigation menus
– Setting up a professional looking slide show and featured pages on the home page
– Using a free stock photo website
– Using a free online application to re-size your images
– Linking social media pages to your site
– Adding social media sharing functionality to your pages and blog posts
– Using WordPress plugins
– Enhancing your site with free, professional Google Web Fonts
– Creating a contact form
– Setting up and organizing a blog
– Creating amazing image galleries
– Using widgets and sidebar layouts
– Creating a custom logo with free online tools
– Basic WordPress settings and more

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48 responses to “How to Make a WordPress Website and Blog – PROFESSIONAL!”

  1. ATEŞ ÇEHRELİ Avatar

    Thank you for all your efforts. You share all the details step by step with understandable and simple expressing.

  2. NoVaSTRofic Avatar

    which is better bluehost or gatorhosting?

  3. Dee Cheri Avatar

    I really enjoyed your video. Very easy to follow along.

  4. Wordpress Blogs Benefits Avatar

    Very cool video and well put together!

  5. Joel Osei Yeboah Kenneth Avatar

    Please help me build a website with entertainment and gossips

  6. Judith Martinez Avatar

    the carousel plugin you used doesn't exist anymore. What would you recommend?

  7. tina andrews Avatar

    Thank you for your video's and instruction. I have found so helpful. I'm wondering if you can tel me if there is a plug in to set up clickable bullets on a page as I found I have to many titles to put into drop down menu and want to be able to click on separate menus from one page? thanks for any help.

  8. Chocolate Smitten Avatar

    Thank-you so much! This is the most helpful tutorial I have come across and trust me, I've been to a few. I have learned so many new things.

  9. LiLDuMPliN Avatar

    if your thinking about being an affiliate for several different companies how can I make my website?

  10. walshamite Avatar

    Excellent information and well presented. The only thing that detracted from it was the repeated use of AWESOME and COOL. I do wish lazy American teachers of English would do their jobs properly. You have been sold short in your education. But the tutorial was otherwise engaging and clear and I thank you for it.

  11. Olayemi Joshua Avatar

    You can check d site up. http://Www.joanitram.comAlso how do I add Google ad sense. I mean monetizing it.

  12. Olayemi Joshua Avatar

    Hello teacher. I really appreciate the video on how to builda website with wordpress. I have done all u instructed but i need to know how i can lunch my site for people to access.Everytime i try to check it it shows my site is coming soon. Pls wgere do i go to get it live on web.

  13. Rafat Quadri Avatar

    Josh u r indeed The Sculptor … thanks a tonne. Please provide ur emails o that we request you to come out with different videos with difficult subjects. Thanks again Good Day. Pl never skip any steps which u dont do anyway.

  14. Anthony Chung Avatar

    Hey Josh! Thanks for this. I noticed that when I installed customizr, the scroll functionality doesn't work on the website.

    I checked a couple stackoverflow posts and it seems like multiple people have had this issue with the newer releases of customizr.

    Any ideas on a fix?

  15. Judith Martinez Avatar

    Hello there, i am having a small problem with the contact form, as i made a small change myself, so instead of customers putting in their email, i changed it to phone number. Now i get the emails and everything, but there is not phone number listed on any of them, so theres no way i could contact the clients that try to reach out through me through my website. Would you please be able to help me out with this? Thanks!

  16. Zahid Rooinasie Avatar

    Hey Josh. Love your video man. Tried creating a website by following your instructions. I chose a 'Baby Plan' filled in everything. But still says 'Please correct the indicated fields. If you need assistance, please contact support' And there are no indicated fields. Checked a couple of times. I'm located in Russia. They also have a 'Russian' hostgator for it but it only offers 3 domains for the 'Baby Plan' which is strange. Any way to get through this man ?

  17. Wayne McAlister Avatar

    Hey Josh…

    I use your site, ideas and information on all these various sites over and over and over.

    I thank you for what you do and how you explain everything.

    I however have a question and maybe you can help out even though you have not worked on the Customizr theme in ages.

    My question is this, when you made the 'Cars' drop-down in the menu, is there a way that the 'Feature Page' circle graphic will lead and open the cars menu?

    I know we '#' the cars menu and we then set the feature page image to say 'services' instead of cars (like I have) but if we create a 'services' page and make it a special drop-down, is there a way to point that feature page to the services page?

    Not sure if I am clear as mud…but I hope I am.

    Thanks again.

  18. christiank9 Avatar

    Great video; I am using this tutorial to create my own website. Is there a way to link to an external website from the read more button rather than a page on the word press site?

  19. Jayne Saunders Avatar

    Thanks for spending the time to make this video Josh. It certainly cleared up a few issues i was having understanding the differences between websites and blog sites. You saved me lots of stress, time and money.This video has proved to be my missing link after years of trying to get a specific project up and running I now feel confident that i can move forward with what i want to do because its all now very clear 🙂

  20. Swan Balmore Avatar

    Hello Mr. Sculptor. Thanks for all the great info. You are very good at what you do. Thanks again. Take care. May the force be with you

  21. TheBigGuy Avatar

    Hi Josh I really appreciate the video. Is there any way to add specific blog posts into pages? I was able to do it on the main menu but can't figure out how to do it on pages.

  22. Laz Coronel Avatar

    Hey Josh on the Customizr Theme I can see my changes when I am in the customize tab. I save and published bu when I returned to visit page it doesn't show changes. Can you tell me what I am missing?

  23. MicroUrb Avatar

    Never mind Josh, the lightbox feature works after all. I don't know why it didn't work the first time.

  24. MicroUrb Avatar

    Josh, did Customizr stop offering the lightbox feature. I attempted to do another page using Customizr and this one is not giving me a lightbox.

  25. kidbx910 Avatar

    Outstanding content was perfect instruction was great.

  26. ArunKumar Mogaparthi Avatar

    Amazing video!!!!! Thanks a lot pal… You did a great job.. God Bless..:-)

  27. Jonathan Oakes Avatar

    Awesome. Just spent the last 5 hours making my website from scratch. For the very first site I've ever done, I think it looks ok. One question tho.. Is there any way to have all of the background black instead of white?

  28. Kristin Daugherty Avatar

    Are there any videos that you recommend that are step by step for the free wordpress blog?  I have just began researching and want to dip my toe in the water first and learn how all this works before paying for a site, advertising, and a virtual assistant. It would be so helpful. 

    Thank you.

  29. Somesh Shahi Avatar

    hey I was wondering what is the advantage of hosting a website on hostgator etc for blogging and then downloading wordpress versus just blogging through itself?

  30. Maryjames Avatar

    Thank you. You're videos are wonderful. Very helpful.

  31. Gert Jan Hermus Avatar

    Hi +wpSculptor
    Thanks for this video. It's really helpfull! I have one question.

    In your video you use pictures of 1280px. I already have a photography website on which I use pictures which are 1000px wide. (
    Can I use 1000px pictures to show my portfolio in Costumizr? Or should I necessarily convert them to a larger format? And then, is it true that the slider on the home page only works with 1200px?

  32. Judith Martinez Avatar

    I have a question regarding contact us page, how do i link my email to that page? i am not receiving customer emails from that page. +wpSculptor

  33. Dave Gollan Avatar

    I NEED YOUR HELP.  But first, these tutorials are great and help me very much.
    So Here it is:  A person we hired to do our site really did a botch job and I'm trying to rectify it.  I already did some, but having trouble with a certain thing. I created a menu on the home page called "Media".  I want to create a sub-menu "Pictures".  And then another sub-sub-menu off of that called "2014". But when I do, "2014 drops down right below "Pictures" and covers the menu.  I want it to drop down off to the right.         Here is the exact example of what I want to do from this site.  
    The menu: " A Parent Page" , and sub-menu "Second Child". If you have any idea how to do this and give detailed instructions, I would appreciate it.  I already spent hours on trying.  Dave.

  34. M Alafia Avatar

    My feature images are showing up in a square in my blog/podcast page, yet, they show in circles on home page.  Any suggestions?  BTW: I'm new to CSS editing.

  35. ChampMom Avatar

    What a great and helpful video!!!! Thanks a ton!!!

  36. Norman Howard Avatar

    Wow is all I can say, Your videos have inspired me tremendously!!!! They are very complete and your speaking voice is perfect and clear, very easy to understand and follow along. Radio Quality for sure. lol Thank you soooo much for all the time you've invested in making theses videos tutorials. It has inspired me in so many ways. I look forward to watching and learning more. Norm in Atlanta 🙂

  37. Costa Rica Bargain Hunter Avatar

    Great video! I hot sp excited every time I made one of the changes and it worked! You did a great job! I know nothing about programming and I was able to do it.

  38. mskeyga Avatar

    I cannot pull up the customizr theme is it no longer available?

  39. Mar Cryer Avatar

    Hi Josh, thanks for your wonderful videos. I have an issue with the side bars. When I updated my wordpress version 4.2  the widgets of the side bars disappeared. Help please. Thanks.

  40. Albert glorian Avatar

    Hi can you recommend a good wordpress theme for a printing business, also a plugin for ordering business cards online  thanks

  41. Paul Wright Avatar

    I couldn't understand how to create a website and not a blog, that's what I am looking for. Btw, awesome tutorial.

  42. Patricia Bell Avatar

    I understand that you wish to take people through to hosting a website because you are an affiliate, but since this is almost two hours, it would be great if you had a smaller version for those of us who just want to add widgets, plugins, media and pages. Unfortunately I tend to give up before I have gotten to the meat and potatoes of this video.

  43. Down Sprigg Lane Avatar

    Great tutorial!! Helped me out a lot, thank you!

  44. Sonja Gamsjäger Avatar

    Hi Josh! Thank so much for this and your other videos. Soon I will start my own business.You saved me hundrets or tousends of Euro. Also I have really fun to do the things on my own.

    May I ask you one litte question?
    It´s just about the last step in your video. I deleted the text on the HOME page. But on my frontpage is still the page title (Home). Is there a chance to delete this too?

    Thank you!
    Greetings from Austria!


  45. cable ninja Avatar

    I love love love this video. Used your walkthrough and theme but I can't get my second submenus to work! Any ideas!

  46. Al-mahbub Khan Avatar

    I want to make a ebook website use in worpress but please help me for this

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