How to Make a WordPress Website FOR FREE – 2016

How to Make a WordPress Website FOR FREE – 2016


LARGEST HOSTGATOR DISCOUNT!: Learn how to make a wordpress website 2016 – Step by Step! 🙂 Demo site at

Text tutorial at:

HOSTGATOR Link: (affiliate link)

Video on how to set up email:… (updated version coming soon!)

Google analytics tutorial:

If you like this free version (which we use in this tutorial), you might love the premium Sydney theme:
(you do not need to buy this but might want to for the additional functionality it offers)

More to come…2016 edition.

7:40 – Step 1: Get Domain and Hosting

10:55 – Step 2: Go to Email Inbox

11:09 – Step 3: Log Into Cpanel

11:40 – Step 4: Install WordPress

13:20 – Step 5: Log Into WordPress Website

14:09 – Step 6: Download and Install Theme

15:04 – Step 7: Install Suggested Plugins

15:49 – Step 8: Download Plugins

19:44 – Step 9: Download and unzip all of the demo content

How to Build a WordPress Website 2016 – New and Improved!

20:28 – Step 10: Import Theme Settings
For help with importing settings watch this video:

21:34 – Step 11: Download and Install Lightbox Colorbox Plugin

22:14 – Step 12: Upload demo content

23:56 – Step 13: Create Homepage and Blog Page

26:24 – Step 14: Change Slider Images

31:41 – Step 15: Change Theme Option Settings

35:49 – Step 16: Create Logo and Favicon

41:00 – Step 17: Create About Section
For help locating your categories watch this video:

51:05 – Step 18: Create Call to Action

1:01:03 – Step 19: Create Blog Post Section

1:02:40 – Step 20: Create Another Call to Action

1:05:46 – Step 21: Create Social Media Widget Section

1:11:11 – Step 22: Create About Page

1:28:29 – Step 23: Create Employees Page

1:43:40 – Step 24: Create Portfolio Projects

1:52:04 – Step 25: Create Contact Us Page

2:01:48 – Step 26: Create Testimonials Page

2:20:10 – Step 27: Create Blog Posts

2:23:39 – Step 28: Select Comments Options

2:25:44 – Step 29: Customize Widgets Section

2:30:17 – Step 30: Make Header Menu

2:31:59 – Step 31: Modify Footer

2:33:54 – Step 32: Add Custom CSS

2:35:10 – Step 33: Modify Permalinks

This video teaches you how to make a wordpress website in 2016 and lets you customize it so you can build it any way you want 🙂 You don’t need to know any type of programming.

How to drive traffic to your website:…
Where to get a custom logo: (not affiliate links)
Everything you need @

Hey everyone!

This video tutorial is going to walk you through how to make a website using wordpress in 2016. For those of you that have no experience on how to make a website have no fear…All you’ll need to do is watch this video and you’ll build something amazing and save thousands of dollars. This is some of the best work I’ve done so far in creating a design that I think is very versatile for a variety of websites.

Fyi: I receive a small referral commission if you sign up with Hostgator. This just allows me to continue to run my site and provide videos like this for you. So thanks in advance! 🙂

(Tl;dr) If you need help on how to make a wordpress website, this NYC Tech Club tutorial walks you through building a website in 33 simple steps.

I’ve taken a lot of the design features of professional and successful businesses to create this custom wordpress website theme for you. Just watch the tour of the wordpress website we are going to build and you’ll see for yourself! New videos coming soon on how to make and customize a wordpress website so make sure you subscribe!

We have new videos up on how to make a wordpress website on the youtube channel. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss a new tutorial as we continue to publish new how to videos on making a website with wordpress. 🙂

If you have any questions about your website or what you’re creating/building, and anything related to wordpress – feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy this “How to Make a WordPress Website 2016” tutorial! Let’s get your website up and running!

Cheers and welcome to NYC TECH CLUB!


Please send a URL to the wordpress website you are making if you have a question in the comments below.

ps by free (in the title) I mean, you’re saving thousands of dollars building this site yourself in 3ish hours. That’s a huge saving!


  1. Hi Jameson
    I have been able to delete the author and date on the theme choices.

    But I have been unable to delete the tags using code in custom css under appearance.
    So far I have used :

    #content .post .article-content .below-entry-meta .tag-links { display: none; }

    .post-meta {
    display: none;

    .blog span.tags-links {
    display: none;

    None of the 3 worked using the custom css box under appearance.

    Can you please point me in the right direction please? I am a bit worried about going in to the theme editor as I don't know exactly where to go and where to try the html as above.

  2. I have created a contact form but the Google Map is not showing on the contact page? Any ideas where I have gone wrong? So far I have had no problems. I have entered Just London UK and other variations of post code, but still nothing shows up when I refresh the page!

  3. Sorry me again…I'm creating the contact page right now but the map doesn't seem to be showing up? Any ideas?

  4. can u upload a video which show how to create a video/ movie downloading website…..because i dont know how to create a video category and upload videos categories wise…and how to add a stremeable videpss…..please help me out Mr. Jameson

  5. This is an amazing video that really helped me. I could not have built my website without it! Thank you!!!

  6. SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle: Installation failed: Internal Server Error

    Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 10 seconds exceeded in /home/a2754226/public_html/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php on line 240

  7. Hi Jameson. I havent watched your tutorial yet but have a small question before I start. Since I deal in online jewellery store I want to make an online store of my own and I am not a techie but I learn everything by watching you tube videos. So still do I need to watch your this current video for that or do you have anything for me where I can create a store in wordpress with inbuilt payment options already and there is another video for the store users if any.

  8. Hey! Thank you for your great video! Unfortunately my service icons in my first blog below the header doesn't show up 🙁 "Your theme’s template file for displaying Service items is missing custom fields"

    Could you help me please?

    best wishes and thanks again!

  9. Thank you so much! This is a very easy to follow tutorial. I have made a beautiful website with no prior experience!

  10. Dear mister, by mistake I updated the theme…. and a lot of changes happened, should I use the same code to change the "proudly created by…" all the rest I can do, cause I kinda prefer to have updated theme, worpress and plugins to load as fast as possible… thank you in advance! take care!

  11. I wanted to know how to create your site if you don't have lots of photos and still make it look great. Or where to get pictures for little to no cost to start off as a beginner

  12. Just a quick question:
    If I get a Hostgator subscription; will I also have to pay a subscription on WordPress to get rid of WordPress' ads?

  13. Hi Jameson,
    I have just put up a site using your tutorial and I am very very happy Thank you very much. This has been my learning curve experiment. Next I will do a site using your Shopkeeper theme just as soon as I get more products.
    You are a great teacher.
    I have one query. I want to hide the tags that show on my blog posts and also delete the date.
    Grateful thanks for your time.

  14. Hi there, this tutorial is awesome but I have a question? Litebox Plus Colorbox is no longer available. Can you suggest another Plugin to use?

  15. Please tell me how to put spaces between the rows in my gallery without the lightbox plus colorbox plugin. Thanks!

  16. Hello. thanks once again. which of the theme will be the best for a business site like for instance Construction. Apparently the tutorial seem to be for blogging. Thanks.

  17. Hello. Thanks for all the tips so far. I am unable to go beyond the point where you want us to create services, when i clic on the categories and type in type a ; its not coming up. What can i do?

  18. I really like the way you did this video. I am following it step by step. However, I cannot find two things: the place to put the favocom (for the url) and the new services section. Neither of those are available on my Sydney theme. What do you suggest.

  19. Awesome video! How can I make the employee pictures a link. The name is ok, but it feels like the picture should be clickable as well.

  20. So is it that Toolset Types by Onthegosystems is no longer free or what? If so any recommendations? I say this because it appears I have to register it and that costs money. I imagine this is why I am getting this message (Your theme’s template file for displaying Testimonial items is missing custom fields. Visit this Testimonial. Resolve)

  21. Hello,
    I create a sub menu item and when I click on the menu under post1 it shows me the bottom section under the title post2 menu.
    how to hide the title display post2 at post 1 display

  22. saying when trying to import it…..This does not appear to be a WXR file, missing/invalid WXR version number.

  23. Thank you so much NYC TECH CLUB. It's so generous of you to share your expertise to the world.
    There are still some issues like how to create spacing between pictures in Image gallery. Lightbox Plus Colr box is no more active. the Simple Lightbox don't have the feature you highlighted in the video at 1:46:50 (use for WordPress Galleries). How do we go around this? Great job and keep up the great job!!!

  24. thank you for your assistance, but i am having trouble with part 9 zip file and it want let me import it saying seems it does not have a wxr file, missing/invalid wxr version number if you could help please thank you

  25. I am sure I will come back and write more comments and maybe pose a question or two, but seriously this is an AMAZING tutorial. You have a gift! Jameson a big thank you to you! I have subscribed and look forward to more from NYC TECH CLUB. I am a fan!

  26. Your tutorials are amazing! Thanks for all the time and effort that you've invested in this. I've learned a lot :). Just one question: When is the update for this video coming up?

  27. This is amazing, thank you so much. My only issue is that that the file that I downloaded containing the images are missing the first 10? I have checked a few times and realise I am not going crazy! Is there a reason why some of the images, which would be perfect for my blog have gone astray? Alternatively, is there a place that I can download. I particularly like the London street scene and the China and India references? Once again, thank you for your incredible tutorial, I think you are responsible for changing people's lives for the better!

  28. Hi,
    i got a problem when i click on the Admin URL: to access wordpress. its says that "This site can't be reached and’s server DNS address could not be found." What shuold i do i already paid for the domain. Kindly advice a solution.
    Thank you

  29. Hi Helen again, I am finding that if I create something new and I'm not sure if I've done it the correct way, I am reluctant to save and publish for fear of doing something catastrophic. is there a way to undo the last action and get back to where i was if it goes wrong. Thanks

  30. Hello! Great tutorial so far! I am on Step 24 about adding the Image Gallery and the thumbnails are on top of each other with no spacing. You addressed this issue in the video using the Lightbox Plus Colorbox but now with the Simple Lightbox, how do I fix this problem? Thank you so much as this will be a huge part of my website!