How to Start a WordPress Blog Step by Step
Do you want to create a WordPress Blog but can not start? Then it is the right place for you to start a WordPress blog step by step. If you cherish a desire to start a WordPress blog but it is impossible because of your a terrifying thought. So we are trying to reduce your thought providing you the right ways to start a WordPress Blog without any technical knowledge.
If you want to be a creative WordPress Blogger, stay with us and read the article thoroughly.
However, if you need any kind of help on WordPress, we are ready to help you.
What do you need to start a WordPress Blog?
When you want to start a WordPress blog, you will be obliged to primarily three things for starting your blog.
1 Domain Name (This is the name of your blog )
2 Hosting account (This is the place where your website live on the internet )
3 Proper skill to set up your WordPress
Reading the whole article, you can be skilled in setting up WordPress. This article will help you to be a WordPress blogger in the right way. Because in this article, I will dedicate my all experiences to WordPress blogging which helps you to occupy the whole tips and tricks of making a fruitful WordPress blog.
To someone running a blog is not much more than a hobby. It is a way to share his or her thoughts ideas and experiences with the people of the world.
For others, a blog is a source for earn capital that requires hard work. A good quality blog is a generator to generate a full-time income.
In this tutorial we will cover :
1 How to Register a Domain Name
2 How to choose the Best Web Hostin
5 How to Customize WordPress with Plugins
7 How to Add a Contact Form
8 How to Setup Google Analytics Tracking
9 How to Optimize Your Website for SEO
9 How to Make Money From Your Blog
To start a WordPress blog, you have to purchase a Domain and Hosting.
How to register a domain and choose the best web hosting?
Firstly, we have to draw due attention to purchase the best web hosting and domain. You should not purchase your hosting from any hosting provider. I recommend you to buy your hosting from the best hosting company because your site speed will depend on your hosting server. So it is better to purchase your hosting from the best-reputed hosting provider. Then the domain, you can buy from anyone. Wherever you buy your domain, they are all the same.
Which are the Best Web Hosting Providers?
I think Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Namecheap are better for you. As from those providers you can purchase your services very easily and safely.
Clicking on the link, go to the home page where you will notice a menu bar. From the menu, you have to move through the hosting to the hosting page where you must see three planes Shared, VPS, and Dedicated plan.
Choose one from the three which is the right for you. But I recommend you as a newbie can select Shared or VPS.
Click on the Select button that you want to take. If you click on the select button of Shared or VPS a page will be opened before where you will get three or four types of plans of Shared or VPS hosting plan. Select one from them according to your interest.
After that, you will get this page,
on the page type the domain name that you want and press the next button. If the domain is available, you will be shown a congratulation page with a form to create an account with your personal details. On the page, you also will be said to fill up the payment method.
After doing this, press on the submit button, then Bluehost will conform you sending an email to your email that email you used for creating the account. From the time, your service will be active.
They also offer WordPress Hosting Package. You can start a WordPress blog taking the service if you require it.
How to purchase a hosting and domain from Namecheap
Go through the following steps and purchase a service from Namecheap.
First of all, visit Namecheap.com.Visiting it, you reach its home page that looks like this page.
Create a Namecheap Account
In the left sight of the page, you will see a sign in and sign up options. Clicking on sign up option, create a Namecheap account, and then sign in. When you sign in, you will see a dashboard as it.
How to Choose Your Plane
Visiting the dashboard, you will get all the services that are purchased from Namecheap. If you are a new one, you will not see anything as products.
Top of the dashboard, you will have a hosting option. Hosting => Share Hosting then will be opened a page like this page.
On this page, you will see three planes. Accept any of these planes and click on the ‘Get start‘ button that you have selected. Click on this button and go to the next page that looks like:
Going this page, you must click on the button that says “Purchase a new domain.” Then, this will open a page. On the page, you have a search bar, and in the bar, you will type the Domain Name that you have selected for your website. If it is not available, try another that is related to your blog or brand. Getting your domain name click on the button ” Add New Domain to Cart .”
Then in the right sight, on this page, you will see an order box that includes the cost of your domain and hosting. Under where you will have a continue button, click on it and go to another page where you have some products that you have purchased.
You also have to see the cost of these products. There is an option of auto-renew. If you don’t want your domain and hosting will be auto-renew. You can off the auto-renew. Then go to the bottom where you will have a continue button and click on it. A page will appear before you, on the page, you have the payment method. First of all, choose a method, and complete the method process, heat over the confirm button.
After completing the process, you will be sent a mail from the Namecheap in your mail which you used in your account. In this mail, you will have access to your cPanel.
Next, you need to install WordPress on your server. Then you can start a WordPress blog.
Therefore, go through the article and know how to start a WordPress blog step by step.
How to install WordPress?
After logging in cPanel, you have to see the home page of cPanel it look like this page.
Scroll down and stop when you see the logo of WordPress.
First of all, click on the logo and go to another page. On the page where has (Install New) button heat over the button and then will open a form before you, fill-up the form giving all information. After completing the process, go to the bottom and heat over the button (install Now). Finally, WordPress will be installed successfully. Thus you can install WordPress.
If you want to know how to install WordPress in detail
After installing WordPress visit your site and it will look like this page.
It doesn’t look very appealing to the visitor. To make your site very attractive to your visitor, then change your present theme.
How to change a theme?
To change the theme, you have to visit your WordPress dashboard. Your WordPress login URL looks like http://yoursite.com/wp-admin.
When you visit this URL a login page appear before you this looks like:
Type your username and password that you created when installing WordPress and then log in. Visiting dashboard click on Appearance =>themes
Going ahead press over Add New and you will see a page with many WordPress themes they are free to use.
How to Choose a Suitable Theme for Your WordPress Blog
You can sort by popular, latest, featured, as well as other feature filters. You can take your mouse over to the theme, and you will see the Preview button.
When you click on it, the theme preview will be opened where you can see how it would look on your website. Thus you can choose the best one from there.
Install a suitable theme for your WordPress blog
When you have found the theme that you like and suitable for your site, take your mouse on it and it will show the Install button.
After clicking on it, wait for the theme to be installed. After that, the install button will be replaced with an Activate button.
Then you click on it to Activate the theme.
After activating your theme, you can customize your theme by clicking on the customize link under the Appearance menu.
If you want to know how to customize a WordPress the theme.
To create a blog post, click on the posts=>Add New menu in your WordPress dashboard. Then you will see an editor where you can create your first blog post.
On the editore, you will notice many other sections like Categories, Tags and Featured Image. To create a fruitful post for your website, you have to utilize all of the features on the posts screen.
To utilize all the features on the pos screen, you should read our article on how to create a fruitful post in WordPress.
How to Create a Contact Form in WordPress Blog
Every website needs a contact form. It allows your users who want to contact you directly. It will help to know about your users. By using a plugin, you can build a responsive and attractive contact form.
We recommend you to use the WPForm Lite plugin. It is a free version of the popular WPForm lite plugin. By using it, you can create a responsive contact form.
Let’s start to build a contact form by using WPForm.
To install the plugin, you have to go to Plugin => Add New page and typing WPForms in the search box. Next, click on the “Install” button then ” Activate”.After activation, you need to press on WPForms=> Add New page to create your first form.
Then you will see the WPForms builder interface. First, you must enter the name of your contact form. After that, click on the ‘Simple Contact Form’ template.
Clicking on it, you will see a two-column form builder.
Create a Contact Form in Your WordPress Blog
The left column has too many fields with various featured and the right column has a default form. You can create your form as you want it. Dragging any field from the left column, you can drop it the right column to add the field. If you want to delete any field, you can do it, by clicking the field. After editing, you need to save.
After that, you can create a new page in WordPress by going to Pages=>Add New type contact as the title. On the edit screen, you will notice a new ‘ Add form’ button.
When you click on it, you will see a pop up where you need to select the form that you created earlier. Then click on the Add Form button. You need to save the page and publish it, then visit the page in your browser to the action of the contact form.
Now your page is ready to publish, and you want more visitors from all over the world. You have already published your website, and it lives on the internet. Many visitors visit your site. Who and where visit the site? You have to know about them to control your site properly. So you need to set up a google analytics tracking.
How to set up a Google Analytics Tracking in Your WordPress Blog?
First of all, you need to visit the Google Analytics website and sign in using your Gmail account. After that, you have to sign up for a Google Analytics account. There you will be asked to provide your information and your website URL. Finally, you will be provided your Google Analytics code.
This code you have to add to your blog. You can do this two ways.
1.Manually 2. Using plugin
In this tutorial, we will show how to set up Google Analytics tracking by using a plugin.
Going your WordPress admin area, you need to install and then activate the MonsterInsight plugin. It is the free version of the Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. By using it, you can add your site to Google Analytics very easily.
After activating, you need to visit Insights=> Setting page to configure the plugin settings. Going on the setting page press on the ‘Authenticate with your Google account’ button to connect Google Analytics to your WordPress site.
Following the instruction of the on-screen, complete the setup. After completing it, you can see your website analytics report straight from your WordPress dashboard under the MonsterInsights tab.
Now Google Site Kit is the brand name of a new SEO/analytics plugin developed by Google for WordPress. Installing it on your site, you will be able to connect most of Google’s powerful services like Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Adsense, PageSpeed Insight, Google Optimize, and Google Tag Manager -directly to your site.
To know how to set up a Google Site Kit and link to Google Analytics Click here
How to optimize your WordPress Blog for SEO
You have completed your blog post but did not optimize it for SEO. If you want more traffic, you need to optimize your posts for SEO. It helps users find your blog in search engines. Search Engine Optimization is the talk to the topic in the present blogging world.
The Yoast SEO plugin is the most crucial. It is the complete WordPress SEO plugin that will help you to optimize your blog for SEO.
First of all, you need to install and then activate the Yoast SEO plugin. Upon activation, you will see a new menu item labeled ‘SEO.’ Clicking on it, go to the setting page.
After doing it, you will see a quick configuration wizard that helps you to set up. Following the instruction, you can set up the plugin.
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