Many people will be afraid of how to start a WordPress blog, they think it’s so difficult. We will help you to save time and effort to start your blog. Here’s how to create a blog on wordpress.
Important steps on how to create a blog on wordpress
In this blog, we will show you how easy it is, by offering a clear and simple guide without any technical knowledge.
1- Choose your hosting plan
In order to create a blog on wordpress, you need to choose a hosting plan. There are so many plans available and you should choose the one that suits your needs.
2- You need a domain name
It is the name of your blog i.e. websiteroof.com. Choosing your domain name might be a hard step, but it’s so important and remember that this name will stick with you forever.
It means you should choose a topic for your blog, so it can help you choose the right name. It depends on what you would like to write on food, fashion, yoga..etc.
If you already have a domain you can transfer it to websiteroof, or you can use your existing domain name too.
3- Web hosting account
What does it mean? It’s where people can see your blog online and get traffic on your blog.
Without a domain and web hosting, your blog won’t be seen online or get any traffic.
Make sure that your domain is connected to the hosting, don’t worry; it might take 10 to 15 minutes.
Note: If you buy your domain name from websiteroof, you don’t need to worry about this step.
4- Install and setup WordPress blog
Here’s what you do exactly to install WordPress using our service at Websiteroof:
- In the dashboard page press on active next to wordpress.
- Then press the wordpress button in the next page
- Press on the edit button now
- Click on the control panel so you can manage your wordpress from this page.
Check this page to know more about how to control and manage your wordpress in websiteroof.
5- Get to know your dashboard
Once you have your admin account for WordPress all set up, you can proceed to visit your new dashboard.
Have a tour around it and check the different things that it offers.
6- General Settings
- Start by going to the left sidebar and click on Settings → General.
- Fill your site title (the name of your blog)
- Fill tagline (It’s kind of a summary of what your blog is about, in one short sentence).
7- Do search engines see you?
You have to make sure of this important thing that you are visible for the search engines like Google.
To do that, go to Settings → Reading and choose (discourage search engines from indexing this site).
8- Find the right template
Find a template that matches your needs and your blog topic (Design your blog by choosing a theme).
Go to your WordPress dashboard and click on Appearance → Themes.
Once you get there, click on “Add New”: When you find a theme you like, you can install it onto your blog by clicking on “install” next to the theme’s name, followed by “activate”.
9- Add logo, change colors and structure
Go to Appearance → Customize then you can make any changes you want such as colors, header, background..etc. Or you can add a logo image.
10- Write Your First Blog Post
Go to Posts from the main WordPress dashboard sidebar, then write your first post.
Don’t forget to activate the yoast SEO.
11- Additional steps on how to create your blog on wordpress
After you did the previous points, it’s time to:
- Add a Contact Form.
- Setup Google Analytics to track your blogs performance.
- Optimize Your Website for SEO.
- Resources to Learn and Master WordPress.
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