In this module i will update you Create WordPress Blog & start with wordpress(Step by Step)
WordPress is a free personal publishing platform. It is an easy to use, fast and flexible blog script. It comes with a great set of features, designed to make your experience as a publisher as pleasant as possible.
The first thing that you need to do in order to create a WordPress blog is to buy web-hosting and a domain name.
Web-hosting is where your files are stored.
The domain is the name of your blog.
Why I should choose WordPress
People often make the mistake of classifying WordPress as just a blogging platform. But in few years WordPress has evolved throughout into a versatile content management system (CMS). While you can still use WordPress to create a simple blog, now it also allows you to create fully functional websites and mobile applications.
The best part about WordPress is that it’s easy to use and flexible enough for just about anything. That’s the main reason why WordPress has grown so much in popularity. According to a recent survey, WordPress powers 22.5% of all websites on the internet.
Due to it’s robust features, many of the top brands use WordPress to power their websites including but not limited to: Time Magazine, Google, Facebook, Sony, Disney, LinkedIn, The New York Times, CNN, eBay, and more.
Let’s take a look at why you should use WordPress.
Advantages of WordPress compare to other:
- HTML or other Language coding are not required.
- WordPress is Extendable by Using Themes and Plugins
- WordPress is Search Engine Friendly
- WordPress is Easy To Manage
- WordPress is Safe and Secure
- WordPress Can Handle Different Media Types
- WordPress is Easy to Use and Learn
- WordPress is Free as in Freedom
- Publishing and editing posting is easy
- Sort articles in categories;
- Search within your content;
- Manage users’ access;
Change your website themes and more.
How to Start a WordPress Blog (Step by Step)
Do you want to start a WordPress blog the right way? Creating a website & managing a blog was terrifying Earlier, but not it is an easy task. Even a 5th standard child can create a blogging website & Run it easily. We have decided to create the most comprehensive guide on how to start a WordPress blog without any technical knowledge.
The process is easy to follow and any individual can create a blog .
How to Start a Blogging Website?
There are three things you need to start a WordPress blog:
- A domain name idea (this will be the name of your blog i.e www.example.com)
- A web hosting account (this is where your website live on the internet)
- Your 30 minutes dedicated time.
Yes, you read it right. You can start a blog from scratch in less than 30 minutes, and we will walk you through the whole process, step by step.
In this tutorial, we will cover:
- How to Register a Domain Name?
- How to Choose the Best Web Hosting?
- How to Install WordPress
- How to Install Your Theme?
- How to Write Your First Blog Post?
- How to Customize WordPress with necessary Plugins?
- Resources to Learn WordPress
What Blogging platform to be choose?
The biggest mistake beginners make when starting a blog is choosing the wrong blogging platform. For 95% of users, it makes more sense to use WordPress.org also known as self-hosted WordPress. Why? Because it is free to use, you can install plugins, customize your site design, and most importantly make money from your site without any restrictions
You have probably heard that WordPress is free. You might be wondering why is it free? What’s the catch? There’s no catch. It’s free because you have to do the setup and host it yourself. In other words, you need a domain name and web hosting.
A domain name is what people type to get to your website. It’s your website’s address on the internet. Think google.com or www.productreview.com
Web hosting is where your website live. It’s your website’s house on the internet. Every website needs web hosting.
A domain name typically costs $12 / year, and web hosting normally costs $7.99 / month.
That’s a big amount for beginner’s who will spent on Blogging so, Here is the Deal for You.
Thankfully, Bluehost, an official WordPress recommended hosting provider, has agreed to offer our users a free domain name and over 50% off on web hosting.
Bluehost is one of the oldest web hosting companies. They are also the largest brand name when it comes to WordPress hosting because they host millions of websites including our own.
Let’s go ahead and purchase your domain + hosting.
Open up Bluehost in a new window and follow along. First thing you need to do is click on the green Get Started Now button to get started.
On the next screen, select the plan that you need (basic and plus are the most popular).
After that, you will be asked to enter the domain name for your website.
Lastly, you will need to add your account information and finalize the package info to complete the process. On this screen, you will see optional extras that you can purchase. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you purchase these, but we generally don’t recommend purchasing these. You can always add them later on, if you decide that you need them.
Once completed, you will receive an email with details on how to login to your web hosting control panel (cPanel). This is where you manage everything from support, emails, among other things. But most importantly, this is where you install WordPress.
In the cPanel, you will see dozens of small icons for different services and features. This can be a bit overwhelming, so ignore 95% of them because you will never need to use them.
Scroll down to the website section and click on the WordPress icon.
You will be redirected to the Bluehost Marketplace Quick Install screen for WordPress. Click on the Get Started button.
On the next screen, you will be asked to select your domain name. Choose the domain from the dropdown and then click Next.
After that, you need to enter your Site Name, username, and a password for your site. You also need to check all the check boxes and then click Install.
The Quick Install will start installing WordPress. The marketplace will prompt you to browse WordPress themes, while WordPress is being installed.
No need to do that right now. We’ll show you how to get free WordPress themes in the next step.
Once WordPress is finished installing, you will see the success notice in the top header bar.
Click on the Installation Complete link, and it will take you to the screen with your WordPress login URL and password.
Congratulations, you have created your WordPress site.
Now how to login in your wordpress account.
Click on the WordPress login link to login to your dashboard.
Now we’re ready to customize your site’s appearance and start blogging.
Step 3. Selecting your WordPress Theme
The visual appearance of your WordPress blog is controlled by themes. When you first visit your blog, it will look something like this:
This is not very appealing to most people.
Customizing the look and feel of your blog is by far one of the most exciting and rewarding part in the journey of creating your WordPress site.
There are thousands of pre-made WordPress themes that you can install on your site. Some of them are free, while others are paid.
You can change your theme by going to your WordPress dashboard and clicking on Appearance » Themes.
Go ahead and click on the Add New button.
On the next screen, you will able to search from the thousands of free WordPress themes that are available in the official WordPress.org themes directory. You can sort by different themes like popular, latest, featured, as well as other feature filters (i.e industry, layout, Blogging, Ecommerce etc).
You click on demo of any theme and choose how to present your website in term of appearance. When you have found the theme that you like, simply bring your mouse on it, and it will show the Install button. Click on it and wait for the theme to be installed. After that, the install button will be replaced with an Activate button. You need to click on it to Activate the theme.
Once you have installed your theme, you can customize it by clicking on the Customize link under the Appearance menu.
If you need help selecting a theme, then please refer to our guide on Necessary steps during wordpress theme installation..
Once you have selected your WordPress theme, you are now ready to create your first blog post.
Step 4. Creating Your First Blog Post
To write your first blog post, click on the Posts » Add New menu in your WordPress dashboard.
You will see an editor area where you can write your first blog post.
Once you’re done writing, go ahead and click on the Publish button on the right to publish your first blog post to the world.
On the posts screen, you will notice several other sections such as Categories and Tags. Choose category on which you want to display your Blog & Choose Tag( Tag may be person name, place name or any thing. Your can choose your tag every time) To utilize all the features on the posts screen, you should read our article on how to add a new post in WordPress (video included).
Often beginners are confused between posts and pages menu in the WordPress dashboard. That’s why we have written a complete guide on the difference between posts vs pages in WordPress.
Step 5. Plugins & Customizations
WordPress Plugins allow users to easily modify, customize, and enhance any WordPress website. Instead of changing the core software WordPress is built on you can rather create a plugin to extend it. Using plugins allows you to have the most optimized WordPress installation all while maximizing how you use the software to begin with.
To further customize WordPress and add features like contact forms, galleries, sliders, etc, you need to use WordPress plugins.
WordPress plugins are apps that allow you to add new features to your website.
There are approx..50,000 WordPress plugins available. We have a step by step guide on how to install a plugin.
Here is the list of essential plug that installation is advisable
Step 6. Learn Day By Day(Improvement)
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