How to create a WordPress Blog ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ2

If you know How to create a WordPress Blog, you will save a lot of money by spending it on web developers and designers. You can add new things to your website without the help of website designers and programmers. And you will be able to do more things yourself.

How to create a WordPress Blog?

No coding skills required, what we are presenting here is incredibly budget friendly. In fact, you can run your website at least annually in cheap cost.

Here are the main details about WordPress

  • It is open source, it is open source
  • It's free it's free
  • It is a good solution for website creation.
  • It is the ultimate DIY solution for building websites.
  • It is extra versatile - can run any type of website.
  • It is fast, customized and secure.
  • It's SEO-Ready - Makes Promotion Easy.

Choose a domain name and hosting for your website

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Choosing a website name is probably the funniest aspect of the whole process.
You have complete freedom here. You can choose any name for your website.
Must be a good domain name- It is easy to remember.

Once you choose the domain name, you will need to register it as well as purchase a hosting package.

Don't complicate things for yourself, instead get a domain name and hosting from the same company.

We are going to use Bluehost / godaddy is a respected web host that is optimized for WordPress and will ensure that your website operates without any hiccups.

  • It is cheap ($ 2.95 / month)
  • It is easy to use and is suitable for beginners.
  • When you buy Hosting, you get a domain name for free.

When you have signed on to Bluehost / godaddy, the hosting setup is also ready.

Once you are logged in, you can install WordPress on your hosting setup.

When installing WordPress, you must provide (WordPress Admin Login Details) username, password.

To login to the WordPress dashboard, type in the URL - "www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin", then you can login to your WordPress user panel with the WordPress admin login details you have created.
After successfully logging in, you will see the main WordPress dashboard interface.
From here you can know the current status of your website, what is happening.

  • Post - Go here to create a blog post.
  • Page - Go here to create a page.
  • Media - Upload / manage images and other media files here.
  • Comments- This is where you can delete, approve, edit, reply to comments.
  • Theme - How things appear on the design of your site.
  • Plugins - Install new plugins here.
  • Settings - Main Settings.

It is good to take care of the WordPress settings which will improve your experience.

Permalink Settings

Permalinks defines how structured web page addresses, URLs, are structured within your site.
To set your Permalinks, go to Settings → Click "Permalinks" from the main sidebar in your WordPress dashboard.

There, choose the Permalinks setting: I recommend you choose "Post Name".

Making your site public

I think you want Google to search and index your website. Go to Settings → Reading Settings, and tick the search engine visibility box, "Discourage search engines from indexing this site"
Set your website title and tagline

Go to Settings -> General Settings and set your site title and tagline fields.

Tagline optional - If you don't have a tagline for the site, you can leave it blank.

Allow or disable comments

Let readers leave their thoughts and questions on articles / pages, it can be great for building a community around the website.

If you want to allow or disable comments, this can be done in Settings-> Discussion. Allow people to post comments on new articles.

Set Your Time Zone

Set your time zone correctly. Generally, you want to set the time zone where you or your target audience is located.

For the set time zone, go to Settings -> General -> "Timezone, Date and Time Format"
Choose a theme / design for your website

The great thing about WordPress is that it works with interchangeable design. you can change the design of your WordPress website with just one click. Without missing any content.

The important detail here is that themes do not change the content of your site, but only the presentation.

From your WordPress dashboard go to Appearance-> Themes and then click "Add new".

From there, input the name of the theme you want to install.

You will see it displayed in the list below the search field. Click on the install button of the desired theme:

After a few seconds, the theme will be set up. To fully enable it on your site, click the "Activate" button which will appear in place of the "Install" button.

Customize theme

To get started, click Dashboard-> Appearance-> Customize. You will see the main WordPress customizer interface.

Set your homepage.

In the sidebar, go to "Home page settings", under your homepage display settings choose the "A Statics page" option.

To create a new page to act as your homepage, click "Add new".
When you do this, a publish button will appear on the left side, click it.

Get plugins to expand the capabilities of website

Plugins extend the standard functionality of your site by adding the necessary features. With the help of plugins you can get some great features without any coding.

Here are the plugins you should consider getting, Yoast SEO - helps you create search engine optimization tweaks and makes your site more accessible to search engines in general.

WPForms - lets you add interactive contact forms to your website, which your visitors can use to direct you.

Also - Akismet Anti-Spam, Jetpack by WordPress.com, Blogger Importer etc.

Plugins are easy to install.

Go to your WordPress dashboard and then click on Plugins-> Add New. From here, input the desired plugin name into the search box, and then click "Install" and "Activate".

Create page

There are some pages that all websites should have, regardless of their purpose or goal.
To do this, simply go to your WordPress dashboard, and then add Page-> New Page.

Main content of the page. The interface is similar to MS Word. You get all the basic text formatting features (such as bold, italic, text align-left / right / center, list, image, audio, video file attached, etc.).

The featured image displays it in a prominent place alongside your post / page. When you edit the content of the page, click "Publish".

Home page

This is the primary page of every website. Whenever someone searches by typing the domain name of the site in the URL, the opening page is the home page.

About page

I have mentioned it many times so far because it is really important. Your About page is where you get a story to tell you what your website is and why people should pay attention.

Contact page

This is where you can display some contact information along with a good contact form, through which people can reach you directly, through the plugin you can create a good contact page.

Privacy Policy - This page has become an extremely important element on today's web.

Consider starting a blog

To create a new blog post, add Dashboard -> Post-> New.

The process of creating a blog post is similar to creating a new page.
After writing the post, select the post tags and categories and then click "Publish".
The tricky part about starting a blog is writing regular blog posts and engaging people to read.

Navigation (menu)

This is a good way to make navigation of your site easier for visitors to use.
We will focus on a few elements here:

The menu is the primary vehicle through which visitors visit your site, thus they can easily visit any post, category page of the website.
First, you can edit the menu from your WordPress dashboard -> Appearance -> Menu here.

Widget In simple words, a widget is a small block of content that can be displayed at various places on the website.

How to set Widget?

Go to your WordPress Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets.
The other way is to go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Customize -> Widget. From here on, any changes you make will appear live, allowing you to know where to place this widget.

Now your site is basically ready for the world. The good thing about the process presented here is that you can do all this by yourself and also work for someone else.

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