How to Make Free Website With Blogger (2022)
Many individuals find creating a personal website difficult, but with just a few minutes of online research, you can have your very own blog up and running in no time. This tutorial will demonstrate how to use Blogger, often known as Blogspot, to construct a free website.
Let’s get started!
To establish a free website with Blogspot, sign up for a Google account. It’s because Blogger is owned by Google. Here’s how to make a free website with Blogger, step by step.
First and foremost, if you don’t already have one, you must make one. If you do, go to Blogger.com and sign in using your Google Account to gain access to all of Google’s free tools.
Once you’ve logged into Google’s Blogger service, you should see this page. The first step is to start a blog with a name that best expresses your blog.
How to Install a Theme on Your Free Blogger Website
After you’ve created your blog using the domain YOURCHOICE.Blogspot.Com, go to the left side of your Blogger dashboard and click “Theme.” Choose a Blogger template that is already available. But I wouldn’t say I enjoy it on a regular basis.
So I’ll pick one of the most professional-looking free Blogger themes. You may do the same by downloading and uploading a theme to your free Blogger website. This is how it’s done:
1. Choose from a variety of free Blogger themes.
2. Go to the ‘Theme’ area of the menu.
3. To the right of the ‘Customize’ button, click the down arrow.
4. ‘Restore’ is the option to select.
5. And then upload the blog theme you’ve chosen.
You may also customize any theme by selecting it and clicking the ‘Customize’ option. For this demo, I’ve picked the ‘Polar’ theme. However, depending on your niche, you can select a Blogger template.
How to Change Logo & Favicon on Blogger
Of course, the default logo will be Bloggers. To make your free Blogger site look professional, you must now submit your logo and Favicon. To accomplish this,
1. From the dashboard, go to ‘Layout’ and click the ‘Change Cover’ button in the left sidebar of the blog dashboard.
2. Choose a Blogger template for your blog cover and upload your logo in the ‘Cover image’ area.
To upload your Favicon,
1. From the left bar, select ‘Settings.’
2. Scroll down and click on ‘Favicon.’
3. Select a file and save it as your Favicon.
But how are you going to make your logo and Favicon? Of course, Canva is the solution.
Find out how big your logo is (already uploaded in a template)
Choose a custom size by clicking on ‘Create a Design.’
Start designing your logo or Favicon for free with Canva’s extensive tools. Canva is a user-friendly design platform for non-designers, including free design elements, templates, and more.
How to Add Posts & Featured Images on Blogger
Start adding content to your free Blogger website now that it’s up and running. Posts and featured photographs can be added.
You can use Canva to produce free pictures for beautiful photos once more. It does, however, offer premium subscriptions with additional features.
Here’s how to include featured photographs in your articles.
- Go to the ‘Post’ area of your Blogger dashboard’s left column.
- Select ‘Add New’ from the drop-down menu. And it will seem as follows:
So, for your blog post, choose any number of appropriate photographs or utilize Canva to produce one for free. Go to ‘Settings’ and then ‘Post Settings’ to select the proper image size for your post thumbnail.
How to Create the Menu in Blogger
If you haven’t already, you should add some layout to your free Blogger blog. The most effective method is to design a menu for your website.
In the left sidebar, select ‘Layout’ and then ‘Add a Gadget.’ Continue scrolling until you reach this section:
Drag ‘Menu’ to the right. You’re good to go after making a couple of changes. That’s how simple it is to make a menu on your free Blogspot website.
How to Add Social Links in Blogger
As your Blogger free blog takes shape, the next logical step is to include social media sharing buttons. It will boost your social proof and raise your readers’ faith in you.
You’ll also start promoting yourself on social media. Using Blogger, you may add social links to your free website.
- On the left sidebar, click ‘Layout’ and then ‘Add a Gadget.’
- Include connections to your social media accounts.
You can also create your own social media icons for free with Canva. Alternatively, you can download some of the copyright-free icons. I don’t need to build social media icons because the theme I chose for this example already includes them.
How to Add a Custom Domain to Your Free Blogger Website
If you’re like me, you might wish to remove the blogspot.com component from your site’s URL. You could wish to add a custom domain name for it, and here’s how to do it.
- Go to the ‘Settings’ menu.
- Select ‘Custom Domain’ from the drop-down menu.
- Click ‘Save’ after adding your unique domain.
If you don’t already have a domain name, Namecheap is a good place to start. Change the DNS settings as instructed by Blogger when you first added your custom domain name.