Do you want to start a blog on WordPress and do not know where to start from? This article shows how you can setup a blog on WordPress without breaking a sweat 🙂
What Is Blogging?
Blogging has a very wide definition and has been covered on several topics on this blog here and here. However according to Wikipedia; a Blog is an information or discussion website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete text entries.
From the definition above; one can conclude blogging to be an act of publishing text entries to share information or share your ideas with the world.
Why Should You Have A Blog?
Having a Blog has a lot of advantages whether you intend to use it for personal purposes or official purposes. Having a blog have a lot of advantages irrespective of whether you’re hoping to blog for personal purposes, professionally, or for commercial purposes.
For instance; if you are planning to have a blog just for fun in the case of personal blogging; it will help you share your exciting experiences with the world. While if you wanted to start a blog for your company/business; it will help you boost your company awareness.
And for Students; blogging allow them to express their passion and meet other like-minded people too. (See Advantages of Blogging For Students For More Details).
Thinking of Starting a Blog? Download this Pre-Launch Blog Guide For Free
How To Setup A Blog On WordPress [Self-Hosted WordPress]
Setting a blog on WordPress is pretty straight forward as it all boils down to three Steps which are;
. Getting An Hosting and Domain Name
The first step in setting a blog on self-hosted WordPress is to get an hosting and domain name for your site. The domain name represents a URL that which your blog is going to be while the hosting is that which all of your website files will be on.
Your domain registrar would have a DNS management dashboard which will allow you to link your domain name to your hosting panel. For Hosting; i recommend you use; Bluehost Web Hosting Provider or us the the Namecheap Hosting. Both of them are reliable and offer great customer support
. Installing WordPress On Your Website
After you have gotten an hosting as well as domain name for your site; now is the perfect time to start the Installation of WordPress. You can easily install WordPress software on your webhost platform by navigating to the Softaculous Apps installer.
Softaculous is an application that allow you to install WordPress as well as other Content Management System (CMS) software. You can find the Softaculous App from your Webhost [bluehost or namecheap] Cpanel dashboard.
. Install WordPress Theme
Successfully purchase an hosting plan, a domain name and also install WordPress software on your website; then you can choose a theme to make your blog look nicer. There are various themes out there which you can choose from Themeforest WordPress Themes to make your blog look more awesome.
However if you do not want to start browsing and looking for themes; you can check some of the handpicked themes here which will help you build a stunning design for both your blog and/or website.
Setting up these pages are very important as they will be the one to tell visitors what your blog is all about and how they can contact you. For further details; see 3 Important Pages You Should Have On Your Blog.
Now you are good to go!
Feel free to leave a comment if you had any trouble with the mentioned steps.