I know what you must be thinking: Building and running your own website or blog is probably a complex job that involves some sort of coding skills. But the truth is that nowadays you can create your own website and manage it with ease without actually writing any single line of code.

As long as you have a good grasp of how it all works, you’ll be up and running in virtually no time: You need a domain name and hosting plan and then you need a Content Management System (CMS).

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Looking at this particular problem, iMore’s Serenity Caldwell came up with a simple guide for making a website without learning how to code first.

Caldwell explains the different languages that make a website tick (HTML, CSS and Javascript), and then says that you don’t actually need to master them to build a website.

Instead, you have to familiarize yourself with the CMS we mentioned before (think WordPress, Medium or Tumblr – yes, you’ve heard of those) and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) tools to create the website. And they’re a lot easier to manipulate than code, as you’d simply have to juggle with visual elements on the screen when building your website.

The first thing you want to do is get your .com domain and hosting plan and get to work. You have various tools at your disposal to start building your site, and you can test and switch back and forth between them until you find your favorite one. And neither one of them requires any code from you.

iMore mentions Yahoo’s Tumblr as a free service to start blogging and Weebly, a free website builder that features easy-to-understand templates and drag-and-drop elements that can help you create a website with ease.

If you have money to spend, you can go for more advanced website creation tools, including Squarespace, an Adobe Portfolio, WordPress, and Shopify – all of these are described in greater detail over at iMore, complete with costs and other features.

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