How to Set Up a Self-Hosted Wordpress Website in 30 Minutes

How to set up a WordPress blog/website with custom domain name and hosting in 30 mins. No coding or experience required.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (434 ratings)
18,084 students
30min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Choose the right domain name for your site
Get your web hosting set up
Create a subdomain for a development site
Install WordPress
Learn to get a blog or website live on the internet!


  • Any computer with internet access
  • You'll need the WordPress software, but don't worry, it's free and we'll show you how to install it in the course!
  • No coding or prior experience required


Learn how to set up a WordPress website from scratch in 30 minutes. We've cut out the fluff, so that you only learn what's most essential, as quickly as possible.

With WordPress, you can make a business website to create an online presence, generate leads, or even sell products. You can also make a site for your personal brand to showcase your experience, work, and accomplishments. Last but not least, WordPress is the ideal platform for creating a blog. WordPress makes it easy to add and edit blog posts from multiple authors, complete with images, videos, audio, and other media.

You'll learn exactly what you need to know to get your website live on the internet, step by step, from start to finish. No coding and no experience required.

This includes the following topics:

  • What you need to create a website
  • What is a domain name
  • How to register a domain name
  • What is web hosting
  • How to get and set up the cheapest web hosting
  • What is WordPress
  • How to install WordPress
  • What is a subdomain
  • How to create a subdomain to use as a development site

You don't need a computer science degree and you don't need to pay a developer thousands of dollars to create a website.

With WordPress you can create a beautiful, powerful website without writing code, and this course doesn't require any coding whatsoever. But what if you want to learn how to code? This course is still for you.

The hardest part is getting started and that's exactly what you'll learn to do in this course. You'll learn what you need to get started like registering a domain and setting up web hosting. You'll also learn why you need those things and how to get them set up.

Once you have a WordPress site up and running, it's a great way to start playing around with a real website as you learn more and more about web development. Many people start with WordPress and learn HTML, CSS, and even PHP as they tweak their WordPress site.

Learn by doing. Let's go get started.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to quickly create a website
  • Anyone looking to get started in web development


Web Developer, Designer
Hoku Ho
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 1,998 Reviews
  • 121,000 Students
  • 5 Courses

I design and develop mobile apps and websites. I got started by designing wireframes and mockups in Adobe Illustrator for an iPhone app company I co-founded in college. That company grew to over 600,000 app installs worldwide. I then learned about HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Javascript, and WordPress while building the site Well Gifted, which reached 10,000 new, unique visitors in its first month. I was especially impressed with WordPress because of the ease of use and speed of development. I have since started teaching others how to make beautiful websites from scratch using WordPress.

Here is what some of my students are saying:

“This course was extremely helpful for me. I went from having no experience whatsoever to having my own website in 2 days. It's invaluable for anyone who's thinking of setting up a WordPress website and doesn't have any prior knowledge. The production is great - engaging and informative. I love the way that each bite-sized video automatically loads the next one. Each video is just a few minutes long - so it's not overwhelming. And you even get to know how far along you are in the course as you advance through the lessons. Asking questions is easy through the discussions option - I've asked several 'silly' questions and had them answered quickly and helpfully. You rock Hoku - thank you”

-David Miller

“Very good course on the subject. And what's even better is the support from Hoku. When presenting your 'problem', he answers prompt the solution. This is how all courses should be. Chapeau”

-Herman Bos

“If you've ever wanted to know how to put up a professional looking website in record time without hiring anyone, this is the course. I'm experienced in setting up WordPress sites, but this course has introduced me to information and techniques that I did not know. Wonderful!”

-Scott Ames

“I enjoyed this course and learned a lot from it. Hoku was great, answered questions quickly and was very responsive. I recommend this course for anyone wanting to get started with WordPress.”

-Susan Pittman

“The course is very easy to follow, and Hoku is extremely helpful and active. I never find myself growing impatient while going through the lectures as I do with some other courses because Hoku gets right to the point while still making sure not to move too fast which is great for beginners. I definitely recommend this course.”

-Justin Del Toro

“I've really enjoyed taking this course, it's very comprehensive and covers a range of different websites that can be created in WordPress. The tutor is clear and easy to follow with the steps to take easily followed and the video and audio quality of the course is great.”

-Wayne Waite

“Your courses are like one-stop solution to struggling unemployed people to make cool self-intro websites with awesome plugins within minutes. I love your tuts and hope to do more. Cheers.”

-Ramki M

“Before I took this course I knew nothing about building a website or Wordpress. This course exceeded my expectations. Hoku explained things very clearly, and he spoke slowly so I could take notes. He's very good at explaining the technical parts and his thought process. I highly recommend this course!”

-Dar Firmade

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