WordPress for beginners: Everything you need to get started

WordPress for beginners
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In this WordPress for beginners guide, we'll cut to the heart of how you can best use the website builder. WordPress is a huge platform that helps you build websites and blogs at scale. There is a lot to understand, which is why we’ve put together this beginner’s guide to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the platform. 

In this guide, we'll look at how much it costs and how to get started? If you’re here, you've probably already looking into the best website builders. Long story short, WordPress is one of our favourite free website builders, but there are alternatives. See the deals below for those, or scroll down to our guide to Wordpress for beginners.


01. Wix: The best website builder for just $3.54/ £3 per month
Build your own website the easy way, with Wix. Choose from 500+ templates, customise with your own content, and you'll soon have your own site online for a bargain monthly price. There's also a free version if you don't need a custom URL.

02. HostGator: Simple to use and great value

02. HostGator: Simple to use and great value
Hostgator is another great, affordable choice to get a basic site up-and-running fast? Offering a drag-and-drop editor and 150 templates to choose from, it's easy to set up, with no coding required.

03. Squarespace: The best option for professionals

03. Squarespace: The best option for professionals
Squarespace puts the emphasis on beautifully designed templates that make design portfolio work look great. It's easy to use, and you can add an online store too.

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Ritoban Mukherjee

Ritoban is a freelance journalist from West Bengal, India. His work has been published on Tom's Guide, TechRadar, Creative Bloq, IT Pro Portal, Gizmodo, Medium, and Mental Floss. Ritoban is also a member of the National Association of Science Writers, and for Creative Bloq Ritoban has covered his areas of expertise including cloud storage, video editing software and marketing.