There are millions of user who create a blog with WordPress but only a few stands apart. This tutorial is for those who wants to make a difference in blogging industry.
Create A Blog With WordPress
As for your Information Success Piper is made with WordPress powered by Godaddy Hosting.
So the question here is why to choose WordPress over other blogging platform?
WordPress is the most trusted platform for blogger all around the globe due to its flexibility.
There are more customization option than any other blogging platform has. But that I will discuss in detail over my next post.
Here is the step by step guide to Start your blog with WordPress.
I am here to help you setup your first Blog so stay with me and follow each and every step. All the steps mentioned here is for self hosted WordPress (wordpress.org) and not for wordpress.com
1. Choose Your Niche
You should be thorough with the idea you are going to blog.
Generally speaking Niche stands for the topic you are going to write about.
Some of the trending Niche in 2017 is as follow:
- Fashion and Lifestyle
- Gadgets etc
(Note: The above category is based on my experience and is mentioned in random order.)
But now you got what is going to be your niche for you blog.
Choose the trending topic for your blog as well as the one that you have interest on. Writing on something that people rarely search for is not going to make you a successful blogger.
And don’t choose something that is trending but you don’t have any idea about it.
Suppose if you are a person who loves technology and you went for lifestyle blogging because of its growing trend, you will never succeed.
Even if you opt for Technology try to go on for little narrow category for technology such as mobiles, tablets, computer, Virtual reality etc. Don’t just blog for all category as technology is a broad category and has a lot of competition and you will be crushed by the tech giants.
So choose your category wisely as this will be the only thing you will be blogging for.
This is the step you should think for more than for any other step mentioned here.
Now if you choose the category you comfortable with now go for step 2.
2. Choose Your Domain Name
When you are done with deciding your Niche its time for you to choose your domain name.
Domain name is the most important as this will become the identity of a blog.
Don’t choose some random name for your domain and not even your name as domain name until and unless you are famous.
Try to choose the related name for your domain as your niche (idea).
You can try to check for the domain name on BlueHost doamin checker on my sidebar.
If possible search for names that have keyword in it. This will make you search higher. But that type of domain mainly cost more.
Opt for the most suitable name. Make sure You don’t have these in your domain :
- Hyphens and underscore
This will make people difficult to remember your website/blog name.
Have a catchy name as domain and avoid tongue twisting names.
These are the two most trusted one I came across during my blogging career. You can even have domain from one service and hosting from other one or both from the same place according to your own wish.
My personal opinion is to buy both from same service provider as it is easy to configure during site setup.
3. Choose your Hosting Provider
You might have a domain name or have purchased from other site. But go for genuine hosting provider as it will be the heart of your blog.
WordPress recommend BlueHost but you can go for godaddy, Hostgator etc.
Like any other blogger I recommend Go for BlueHost and Godaddy. They have a well balanced service and customer support. They too have a easy installation for WordPress site so you don’t need to worry about anything.
Hosting also influence your site speed and that is one of the major factor Google index your site.
So choose your hosting provider wisely as it is the heart of your blog.
If you have completed the above steps then its almost done. The major portion is completed and minor part is yet to go.
4. Install WordPress to Your Hosting
Don’t Worry this is not a difficult job. Hosting like BlueHost, Godaddy or Hostgator etc provide a clean instruction on installing WordPress and even a beginner can follow those instruction.
After following the mentioned steps you are good to go for blogging.
Congratulations, you have created your WordPress site.
Your WordPress login URL will look like this:
Click on the WordPress login link to login to your dashboard.
Now we’re ready to customize your site’s appearance and start blogging.
WordPress dashboard at first may seems a bit confusing but you will learn more with exploring it the right way. That’s where I would help you. Feel free to Contact Me .
5. Choose Your WordPress Theme
By default you will get a pre-installed theme but that is not the one you would go for.
There are thousands of free and premium themes you can choose. Choose the one that best suit your Niche.
For selecting the theme for your WordPress site click on Appearance on left side of your dashboard. There you will find multiple option but for now click on Themes.
Choose the theme according to your requirement.
6. Create Your First Blog Post
To write your first blog post, click on the Posts » Add New menu in your WordPress dashboard.
The editor looks simple with basic tools for formatting the text you write.
Once you are done with your post you can either save it as draft or can directly publish it.
Now You have successfully completed your Beginner Guide on creating your WordPress Blog.
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