Start WordPress blog,Steps are very easy.Read carefully and I’m sure after reading this article, you will be able to start your first WordPress blog or website very easily.
You need three things ,to start WordPress blog:-
- A domain name (this will be the name of your blog. i.e wikitoinfo.com).
- A web hosting account (this is where your website live on the internet)
- Install WordPress(start WordPress blog)
- select your WordPress theme and customize it
- create your first blog Posts
- Important plugins for blog or website
Step 1:- Get Domain and hosting
First of all, you have to buy a Domain and Webhosting services for your website.
people reach your website by using domain name. It’s your website address on the internet. (like google.com or wikitoinfo.com) and Web hosting is where your website live and Every website requires web hosting because it is where you will upload the content.
people waste there money by choosing wrong webhosting platforms and they also need to buy a domain separately .
Beginners who want to create a blog or website they often face confusion that” what webhosting platform is good for them”and they waste their money by choosing a wrong webhosting platforms.for example:-They buy a domain name, which costs $18 / year, and web hosting costs $12.99 / month, total cost almost $300/year. ( it is loss )
Therefore,Buy a good webhosting service with free domain name. there are many hosting provider which takes very low cost on webhosting packages with a free domain name and free SSL certificates and unlimited bandwidth and many more features.
here is the guide to buy a domain name and best hosting package;-
First you need good domain and hosting
Once you completed, you will receive an email with details on how to login to your web hosting control panel (cPanel) and this is where you install “WordPress” and manage your everything from support, emails and other things.
Step 2:-Install WordPress(start WordPress blog)
In the cPanel, you will also see many small icons for different services and features.
Scroll down and click on the “Softaculous app installer”section.
You will be redirected to “Softaculous app installer “screen for one-click Installation of WordPress.
- Click on the” install” button.
After that, you need to enter your Site Name, username, and password for your site.
You also need to check all the boxes ,fill them and then click Install.
Wait for installation and then you will see the success notice.
———-you will get details of your WordPress blog———-
now you have created your own new WordPress website.
Your WordPress login URL will look like this:” http://yoursite.com/wp-admin”.
you will also get Email from your hosting provider, about your successful installation of WordPress.
check your Email account,check the details and Click on the WordPress login link to login to your dashboard.
Now we are ready to customize the look of your site.
Step 3:- select WordPress theme and customize it
When you first visit your WordPress blog or website , it will look like this:
This is ordinary default theme and most people don’t like this theme.
There are thousand of ready-made WordPress theme.you can select and install theme on your site.
some of the themes are free ,while others themes are paid .
Follow this step to change your theme:-
- click on the “appearance” section.
- click on the “themes“section.
- then, click on the “Add New” bar in the top-left
- choose your theme and click on install button (wait for installation). After that,”install” button will be replaced with an “Activate “button.
- now,just click on ” Active” button to activate theme and you can start customize it.
once you have selected theme for your site,now you are ready to create your first blog post
Step 4:- create your first blog post
First of all, you need to” click on the Posts >> Add new section” in your WordPress dashboard.
you will see an editor where you can write and select your title for your WordPress site.
after writing your content click on the” publish button” on the right side and publish your first blog post to the world wide web.
on the post screen,you will notice two taxonomies such as Categories and Tags.you can use these taxonomies to organize your blog posts.Read this article” difference between Categories and Tags“(highly recommended)
Beginners always get confused between a posts and pages in WordPress.We also have complete guide on the” DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POSTS AND PAGES “in WordPress for beginners.
Step 5:- Important plugins for blog or website
After posting your first blog post , you definitely want to add additional useful elements on your website such as contact form and subscriber bar etc.
For furthermore customization of WordPress, you need to use WordPress plugins which help you to add features like contact forms, galleries and sliders, etc.
WordPress plugins are like a tools that allow you to add a new features to your website.
There are over several WordPress plugins available and At Wikitoinfo.com, we will tell you about the best and free WordPress plugins which help you to add the features that you need for your WordPress website.