Hi Bobbie, I'm hoping this video will show you how to make a front porch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FtB-O_JhKo
Old Pallets make a good base. Trellis panels can add style. Best wishes!
We used concrete blocks and hardware glue to build our front steps and back steps. They stand up to the constant winds, high heat and occasional storms in our area.