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How To Start
A WordPress Blog?
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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START A BLOG?
What Do You Need?
Creating a WordPress blog requires three things:
Blog Post Ideas
Domain & Hosting
Our Step By Step Guide
Yes, you read it right. In less than 30 minutes, you can create a blog from scratch, and we will walk you through the entire process, step by step.
The topics we will cover in this tutorial blog post:
REGISTER A DOMAIN NAME
CHOOSE A HOSTING SERVER
DESIGN YOUR BLOG
WRITE YOUR FIRST BLOG POST
REGISTER A DOMAIN NAME
A domain name is the most significant burden for all new bloggers, but it’s worth spending some money there! It’s always better to choose a short and straightforward domain.
If you want more tips on choosing your blog domain, see our article here: How to choose a domain name.
Choose Your Blogging Niche. You need to decide what kind of content you will create. What is your thing? What do you care about?
Where are your interests? Find out where you are good at and start blogging about that! Do not waste time creating a personal blog or ‘I’m just gonna write about this and that’ because it may be boring for others and difficult for yourself.
Choose the topics you love, care about, and are an expert in. Are You Looking for a Good Idea? Get inspired by words like limitless, limitless, creative, etc.
Just remember that the keyword must be relevant to your niche and the content too! To get some blogging ideas to see our post here: Ways to Find Your Blogging Niche.
Do You Want to Learn More About Choosing a Domain Name? Read our article here: How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Website.
CHOOSE A HOSTING SERVER
To start a blog in WordPress, you need to host an account so that your blog will be visible online. There are many hosting services, and it may be hard for newbies to choose the right one for their blogs.
Most blogging networks provide free web hosting services, but they will put advertisements on your blogs! which is not what most bloggers want, right? So choosing the correct server is essential. You should take into consideration some factors when choosing the best server for your blog :
2-Good customer support ( I know that sounds weird even you already have proper knowledge about how to set up a WordPress site)
3-Reliable service with fast speed connectivity ( this is very important )
I got one hosting accounts for my blogs – Hostinger( recommended by me for beginner bloggers). But if you have a good budget then you can choose Namecheap, Siteground, Bluehost(SEO-oriented), WPX hosting and many more.
At the beginning I used hostinger and I liked it. Its cheap and ideal for beginners. Many people used to recommend Hostgator a few years back, but I won’t recommend it anymore. Bluehost is better than Hostgator in all aspects.
DESIGN YOUR BLOG
One of the most crucial things to do when you’re starting a blog is selecting a theme. It’s pretty much like choosing the clothes you will wear throughout your day.
You don’t just buy any old article of clothing because it won’t reflect who you are or what you’re trying to portray. You want something that fits your personality and will complement all of the other aspects of yourself as well.
It’s your online calling card; some themes can be purchased for less than $50, while others range from free (but limited) versions up to thousands and thousands of dollars in customization fees.
So how do you know which one is right for your blog? Read this article about – 10 Best Themes To Design Your Blog!
PUBLISH YOUR FIRST BLOG POSTS
If you have designed your blog, it’s time to write your first blog post! Believe that you can do it. It’s not hard, but you need to be regular in writing and working on this blog.
But how many posts should I write? Do I have to make a lot of posts from the beginning? The answer is no.
It is recommended to take at least 5-6 informative and quality posts (you can write them later on ) at the beginning. This will attract readers faster! You don’t want hundreds of different and useless stuff filling your blog. Make more valuable content!
Be sure to include images, graphics, video, and links in your posts. This is all new for you? Don’t worry! I have a tutorial for you here: How To Add Images In Your Blog Posts?
You can use photos from free stock photo websites and write some tips on using them in your post. Also, check out The World’s Best Paid Blogger Sites, where we list top sites with great photography content.
Here is the step-by-step guide for creating your first blog posts in your WordPress blog.
Step 1: Go to http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin, which will take us to the ‘WordPress admin dashboard’ where we can create and modify the content of our website.
Step 2: Log into your ‘WordPress Admin Panel’ using user name (email address) as password and click on Dashboard link or just go to https://Yoursite.com/wp-admin Step 3 – If you see this page, then go to the left side menu and click on Posts » Add New which will open a new blank post editor screen like this.
Note: Don’t be afraid of this screen as it is effortless to use. Click on the ‘tab’ which says “Visual,” and click on the box that says ‘Text.’
Step 3: Now, you will see the WYSIWYG editor on the right side of your browser, where we are going to create our first blog post in plain simple HTML just by writing text after choosing desired font style, text color, etc.
Step 4: After creating your first Blog Post, click on the Publish button located on the top banner, or you can publish published articles by clicking on View » Published option. You get an option for publishing draft articles too. If you don’t want to change your current article, click on the Publish link from the Dashboard sidebar.
Now you will be redirected to your blog’s front page, where your new article can be seen in the ‘Published’ Section.
These are the extra pages you can add to your blog. It’s good to have them because they will help you build a strong relationship with your readers! Do not overthink about how many of them you need and what they should be. Just get started! It is easy!
See our article here: How To Create Sub-Domains?
Do You Want More Tips On Creating Sub-Domains in WordPress? Read our article here: REASONS WHY YOU NEED SUB DOMAINS ON YOUR BLOG.
We hope you find our blog post on setting up a WordPress blog helpful. Also, check out our article for driving traffic to your WordPress site and our checklist of many things you should do after installing WordPress.