In these days, we found that most of us are looking for starting a blog in WordPress platform. Because, working online is interesting, profitable and will bring you some credibility in the community. If you are planning to start a WordPress blog, this tutorial will help you to start your own business in the next 30 minutes.
Table Of Contents
- Why Start A WordPress Blog?
- Avoid Free WordPress Hosting?
- Avoid Free Domains?
- Requirements To Start A WordPress Blog
- 1. Hosting
- 2. Domain
- Start A WordPress Blog.
- Using Softaculous Apps
- Manual Installation
- Choosing The Right Theme
- The Power Of Plugins
- Creating Categories
- Writing The First Blog Post
- Writing The First Page
Why Start A WordPress Blog?
At this time, there are so many platforms like Blogger, Weebly, and Mozello to create a blog. But, why we recommend using WordPress for your business? The answer is simple. In our knowledge, WordPress is the most powerful and simple website building platform. It will allow us to create anything and everything that we need. While using WordPress for creating your online business, you don’t need any coding skills.
Avoid Free WordPress Hosting?
At this time, there are so many free web hosting available like VimlyHost, ProFreeHost, and InfinityFree. But, we will not recommend any of them for your business. Free web hosting will be always down. If your website is down for the whole time, you will not get success from your blog. We have shared a guide about why you should avoid the free web hosting here.
We will recommend you using Namecheap or Xozz for your business. They are affordable and cheap web hosting for beginners. Using our Namecheap shared hosting coupon, you will get 40% off on the purchase. Also, they will give you a free domain.
Xozz has agreed to give a free domain for our users using our Xozz coupon. That’s a great deal if you really need to save money.
Avoid Free Domains?
You can use free domains for your WordPress blog. But, we will not recommend using a free domain for your blog. If you are really serious about your blog, you must use a TLD (Top Level Domain) there. We recommend you choose a .com domain for your blog.
Requirements To Start A WordPress Blog
So, let’s start to craft your first blog on the WordPress platform. Things that you need are,
Web hosting is just like home for your website. Simply think about this. While creating a website and uploading contents, your all files will be saved on the web server. We are not saving our files on the local computer storage or mobile phone. That’s the main purpose of a web hosting. It will acts like a home to your website.
While choosing a website hosting, you must choose a reliable and affordable one. Already said that you must avoid those free web hosting providers. We have seen that so many folks providing local web hosting services. You must stay away from them. also, we will not recommend those if you really need to get a blazing fast and good website.
If you are from India, you can go with Xozz web hosting. Xozz is the best and affordable web hosting in India. We have tested their servers and they are pretty good at business. They have 8+ DC all around the world. So, you can choose your own DC from those lists.
As an International hosting, we recommend you choosing Namecheap. Namecheap is also an affordable web hosting for you. They will give you a free domain name with their hosting plan and also you can create up to 3 websites on their cheapest shared hosting plan. You need to use our Namecheap shared hosting coupon if you need an additional 40% off on the purchase.
For a detailed overview of website hosting, you need to check out our best WordPress hosting list.
Domain name is the address of your website. Means, Google’s domain name is google.com, Facebook’s domain name is facebook.com. The domain name will help your customers or website visitors to find your website.
Most web hosting companies will offer also domain name registration. You can purchase hosting and domain from the same company or you can use this domain from another registrar.
Start A WordPress Blog.
Successfully purchased a domain and hosting from a reputed hosting company right? Now, you need to install WordPress on the website. For that, you need to access your website cPanel.
If you don’t know how to access it, ask your host. They will probably help you to do it. website cPanel will look like
Next step is, you need to install WordPress on the website. For doing it, several methods available. Here, we will show you 2 methods which are simple.
Using Softaculous Apps
This is the simplest method available for installing WordPress on a website. It is also known as a one-click WordPress installation. Let us go through this.
On your cPanel, you can find a section called Softaculous Apps Installer.
Open it in a new tab. On the next screen, you need to choose WordPress.
Choose protocol, domain, and directory.
We recommend you choosing https or https://www. as a protocol to your website. If you got subdomains, figure out where you need to install WordPress. For installing WordPress in the front of the website, don’t add anything in the directory section. Keep it blank.
Now, you need to configure the WordPress site settings. Choose your WordPress site name and description there. Don’t worry, you can change it later.
Choose admin username, password, and admin email. You need to choose any strong credentials for this.
Click on the install now button.
The system will start to install WordPress soon.
Within a short time, you will get a success message.
Check the blog’s front end. You can see a WordPress install with the default theme.
Check the blog’s admin panel. While clicking on the link, it will redirect you directly to the admin panel without asking for username and password. For a detailed guide, you may want to check out our post about installing WordPress using Softaculous.
For accessing the website admin panel after that time, you may want to add /wp-admin on the end of the URL.
From there, you can manage your website. For a detailed guide to install WordPress in one click, check out this tutorial.
Not much easy as one-click installation. For installing WordPress manually on a website, you need to create an FTP account.
Now, you need to download the WordPress core files from here. Simply extract the file and upload it to your public_html folder. For uploading, you need to use an FTP client. Also, you need to create a database for your website.
Choosing The Right Theme
You may want to choose a simple, faster loading and SEO ready theme for your blog. In our case, we are using Genesis Framework with a custom child theme.
For magazine WordPress blogs, we recommend you using MyThemeShop Schema and Tabloid. Simply install the theme and activate it on your blog. Make sure that you have created a child theme for the parent theme.
The Power Of Plugins
For improving our website speed, security, user experience, you need to use plugins on your WordPress blog. Below, we are going to list some best and essential WordPress plugins that can use for your blog.
- Yoast SEO.
- WP Fastest Cache.
- Restore image Title.
- Visual Composer.
- Contact Form 7.
- Easy Digital Downloads.
- GPDR Cookie.
- Sucuri Security.
- Easy Watermark.
- Comment Approved.
Writing The First Blog Post
Writing The First Page
That’s all. Simple isn’t it?
We hope you enjoyed the read and found it useful. If you have any doubts, feel free to contact us. We would love to help you to set up your first WordPress blog.
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