“Blogging is just writing — writing using a particularly efficient type of publishing technology.”
Starting a blog is the best way to share your ideas and expertise online. You can also make money from your blog. However, choosing a domain name and the blog’s theme (which determines how it looks) could take a while if you don’t yet know what you want them to be. Luckily, in 2018, creating a blog is easier than ever.
This quick guide is not about using WordPress.com.
Instead I’m gonna show you how to start your own blog using self-hosted WordPress so that you’re in full control.
Before we start first things to know what is the diffrence between WordPress.com & WordPress.org
I suggest go with wordpress.org i.e self-hosted wordpress. Its very simple and esay custmisation
To start a WordPress blog,
here’s a simple step-by-step guide:
1. First Sign up for web hosting . Several company providing the wordpress hosting :
I will recommend Godaddy. Its have a basic paln for low budget.
2. Now Choose a hosting plan i will suggest you to choose a basic plan from any hosting company.
3. Choose your domain name..Some of hosting providers also offer you a free domain..now Pick a domain name for your blog.
4. Complete your hosting registration.
5. Install WordPress
6. Signup and create a unique username and strong password.
This is all about buying a domain and installing the wordpress.
Now wordpress is ready Log in and write your first blog post.
For writing your first blog is as simple as when you write your first program “Hello world” in childhood 🙂
These steps dosen’t require in-depth technical knowledge
I am gonna show you the whole process
Buy a Domain and hosting
I’m personally tested the performance and reliability of these hosts. And after that testing, I recommend Godaddy to new WordPress bloggers.
It’s affordable. And first year you will be get discount of 70% .
You can easily install WordPress. With just a few clicks, you can launch the WordPress software and have a working blog. No technical knowledge required.It loads quickly and is reliable. For the money, Godaddy offers excellent performance in terms of speed and reliability.
All in, it will cost you about $20 to host your blog at Godaddy for the entire year.
Install the WordPress with one-click installation option.
You can access your new blog’s dashboard by going to yourdomain.com/wp-admin.
Login in wordpress dashboard. It will look like :
To write a blog post:
Go to Posts section on your left
Click Add New
Creating a new post
This will launch the WordPress Editor.
Here are some basic things you can do:
Add a title at the top
Type your blog post text in the main editing box
Insert images using the Add Media button
Add a category using the right sidebar
Make your blog post public by clicking Publish
Now customize your blog by adding themes and plugins
To find free themes, the best place to search is the official WordPress.org theme directory.
To find premium themes, you’ll need a broader approach. Some good options are:
How to install themes
Plugins are what allow you to add more advanced functionality like:
And lots, lots more
Where to find WordPress plugins for your blog
Like themes, you can find both free and premium plugins.
the best place to look for free plugins is at the official WordPress.org
To install plugins:
Go to Plugins → Add New
search for the plugin by name and click Install Now.
Make sure to Activate the plugin after installing it.
Now start Blogging and always keep in your mind “Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers”.
Every time you post something online, you have a choice.
You can either make it something that adds to the happiness levels in the world—or you can make it something that takes away.