How to create a blog on WordPress

How to create a blog on WordPress

Many people will be afraid of how to create a blog WordPress, they think it’s so difficult. We will help you to save time and effort to start your blog. Here’s how to start 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.

Choose you WordPress plan

2- You need a domain name

Choose 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 about 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.

Activate WordPress

  • Then press the WordPress button in the next page

WordPress button

  • Press on the edit button now

Edit your WordPress

  • Click on the control panel so you can manage your WordPress from this page.

Press control panel

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  

What’s next?

General setting in WordPress

  •    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).

Reading for search engines

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. 

Themes for WordPress

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.

Add post on WordPress

Don’t forget to activate the Yoast SEO.

11- Additional steps on how to create a blog on wordpress

After you did the previous points, it’s time to:

  • Add a Contact Form.
  • Setup Google Analytics to track the performance of your blog.
  • Optimize Your Website for SEO.
  • Resources to Learn and Master WordPress.

Need any help? Contact us to help you.