Do you love to write online? If yes, then the idea to make a blog is amazing but do you know how to actually make a blog?
Well if not, or if you think this might be done by writing a long piece of code sitting for weeks at one place and just typing typing typing, or if you think you are not geeky enough to write such piece of code then Why not to use WordPress?
Yes, a world class CMS which is popularly used over the internet to make blogs, websites(any kind).
To make a blog or I should say WordPress blog is not a difficult task if performed under the guidance and a step by step procedure.
Today I’m going to show you how to make a blog in just 5 simple steps. I guarantee that by going through these steps you are surely going to make you own beautiful blog. The process is easy to follow whether you are 20 years old or 60 years old.
The process is easy to follow whether you are 20 years old or 60 years old.
What do you need to make a blog?
- A domain name (this could be something like ours www.blogdway.com)
- A web hosting account (this is where your website will be hosted or you will put your website files on the internet, you can take it from Bluehost, HostGator etc.)
- Just follow me. :p
In this tutorial, we will cover 6 formula steps to make a blog (your own WordPress Blog)
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Step 1. Setup (buying domain name and web hosting account)
You might be thinking how to set up and it must be difficult but no it’s quite an easy one. The first thing you need to know is WordPress is totally free. It’s free because you have to do the setup and host it yourself.
I’m talking about your domain name and hosting which you need to probably buy. You have also heard about free hosting account but I will suggest you not to go with these if you want to do serious blogging because their servers are mostly down and it might happen in your case also for 95% of cases it’s true.
A web hosting normally costs $7.99 / month and A domain name typically costs $14.99 / year. Yes, it’s a lot for beginners but you need to buy.
I can’t show you how to buy this hosting and domain right now but you may check this video tutorial to know more about buying a domain and web-hosting account.Let’s go ahead and purchase your domain + hosting.
Let’s go ahead and purchase your domain + hosting.
Now when you are done with buying, all you need to go is log in to your hosting account and search out for your cPanel login into that you might be having details of it in your email inbox sent by your hosting service.
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Step 2. Installing WordPress
In this step, you’re probably in cPanel, yes now good to go! You might be seeing many icons there. There must be an Installer something or an Install WordPress option.
Click on that option, Fill up the details your domain name, username & passwords, titles, There might be an option to select theme also if not there is not to worry about because WordPress has its options in it also. Now hit install and you’re done with installing. Half part is done, you’re having your CMS ready.
Chill ! Take a break.
Now, Enter this link with your domain name like this: http://www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin
Press the enter button, you are probably in your backend login panel, Enter your WordPress username and password which you have probably set while installing WordPress and again press enter button.
Now, you are in your admin panel.
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Step 3. Choose your WordPress Theme
Now you have to choose your theme. This is very easy just think what is all about your blog, what’s the title, think what you want to put on your blog.
For choosing a theme you have to go to Appearance >> Themes.
Search for your theme, Press install the theme button & then activate. Go to your themes and customize your theme. Put your logo taglines, select your widgets & other settings.
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Step 4. Write Your First Blog Post
For knowing how to write a blog Read this Article:
To write your First post, Go to Posts >> Add new.
Here you will see writing area, All you need to think your title and start writing about it.
Once you’re done writing, go to Publish button on the right to publish your first blog post.
But before publishing, you can set your featured image by going right bottom of the page, add tags regarding your post, choose categories or if you’re not having categories then make your own like (food, fashion, books etc).
Step 5. Plugins
For enhancing the capability of WordPress Blog, WordPress allows us to add plugins to our blog.
They actually required in most of the cases like if you want to add more functionality like Subscription form, Newsletters, etc.
To add plugins:
Go to Plugins >> Add new >> search your plugin >> Install >> activate.
After that, you need to do settings of your plugin and you’re done.
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