How do I start a WordPress blog?
To start a successful blog, you must take into consideration some factors that could make the blogging journey easy. To begin with, if you really want to build a good, mobile friendly and functional website as fast as possible, you only need to choose a platform(such as WordPress) that can make that easy for you.
For every beginner, I’ll suggest using WordPress because it has been the easiest platform I’ve ever used that’s flexible enough to suit anyone from small business owners, and freelancers to marketers and bloggers.
If you are a blogger or hoping to become one, and you can’t code or build a website from scratch yourself, even if you can code, most website builders love the easy way of WordPress to manage their website, the best platform to go for is WordPress. It’s a made easy for dummy beginners who do not know anything at all about coding or website building.
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If you have made up your mind with WordPress, the next thing is to install WordPress. Or if you wish to host it yourself, you need to get the best hosting platform, that is, you need to get a domain name to use before installing WordPress.
Where and how do I get a FREE domain name and hosting?
You can either use Namecheap or Bluehost as your hosting. They’re really affordable, even for NameCheap, the first year is almost like free. Likewise Bluehost, have good customer service, and they’re currently throwing in a domain name for free – so it’s worth using them.
When you get a domain name, you’ll at the same time get a personal email that looks like “your account…[email protected], way more professional and standard than a generic Gmail or Yahoo address.
Go to NameCheap, Move straight to “start now” you’ll be taken to a page to select the hosting plan of your choice.
Just go and choose the basic plan, for NameCheap, it’s $29.88 for the first year, $129 for the subsequent years. I know most of you will see $129 as something huge. I believe before the end of the first year, you must have made more than 500% of what you would pay the second year. It’s as pretty cool as that.
For Bluehost, you can get it at this rate. $2.75/month because of the promo(discount) going on.(usually it’s $7.99/month).You can also head to the basic plan and follow the process one after the other.
Step #2 Choose a domain name
As an easy starting point for you as a blogger:
If you want to make a website or blog for your business, your domain name must match the type of service you want to use the blog or website for. For Instance: Yourservice.com If you’re planning to set up a website for yourself, then YourName.com can be a great option for you.
If you want to start a blog for online income, you should use a domain name relating to that niche.
For example my blog is into making money and my niche name is incomesourceout.com
Step#3 Install or download WordPress into your host domain you just purchased.
These are the steps you should follow (It is the same on all the major web hosting companies):
- Log in to your hosting account.
- Go to your control panel. Look for the “WordPress” or “Website” icon.
- Choose the domain where you want to install your website.
- Click the “Install Now” button and you will get access to your new WordPress website.
Access the Dashboard after the above process and start posting your rich contents.
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