Are you planning to start blogging?
But you do not have any technical knowledge. There is nothing to worry, today we know how to blogging in 6 simple steps. I have already written a blog on it, which is in the short, you can also see it. So let’s know.
Writing a blog is not a difficult task, but those who do not know about HTML coding, coding, think that how can I become a blogger. There is nothing like this, you will be happy to know that now without coding you can also create your own website with the help of WordPress and start the career of blogging. Just follow some simple steps, then in a while you can post your blog, Sounds Good? Great!
So let’s start a WordPress blog!
Here are some steps you need to follow:
- Choose a Blogging Platform
- Pick a Blog Name
- Get Hosting (to get your blog online)
- Get Started with WordPress
- Customize and Design your Blog
- Add New Posts
1. Choose a blogging platform
Blog platform is a service and software that allows your blog to design and publish online posts.
There are a lot of blogging platforms that helps you to publish your content online (like WordPress.com, Blogger, Tumblr and Medium). All of them maintain and publish your blog for free. Just you have to login the account for free. You do not have to worry about hosting, domain name nor any fees.
Note: All these services are given for free, but your content does not belong to you, you also do the work of managing it and then you cannot earn money from it.
That is why I will recommend that you choose a self-hosting platform in which you are the owner and you have to do all the work yourself, you can talk on support in case of problems. WordPress is a self-hosting platform and it is very easy to use it.
WordPress.com and WordPress.org are not the same, they are two different platforms. In WordPress.com you get free services that WordPress manages by itself, but in WordPress.org you own yourself, in which you have your entire control on your blog. You can apply ads in it, you can also open your own online store, there is full SEO control and you get all such features.
WordPress.org is the best to start blogging and it is very easy to setup. All you have to do is a few simple steps that will make your website yours. First of all, you have to install WordPress, then choose the domain name (to choose the domain name you need to know your blogging niche on whom you want to write a blog), buy hosting (which will publish your blog online).
2. Pick a Blog Name
This is the most important step where we have to choose the name of our blog. This is important because our domain will be registered by the same name and then we cannot change it. So choose the name after thinking about it. Always remember that the name of the blog should be short, simple so that it is easy to read and write.
Remember some things before choosing a name:
- Name should be Short and Simple
- Name does not contain any Number or Hyphens
- Select .com Extension or National Extension
- Name is Easy to Spell, Easy to Write and Easy to Say
- Use your Name
These are some steps that will helps you, you can also use domain name generator.
3. Get Hosting (to get your blog online)
Hosting is the most important part because hosting works by publishing your blog online where traffic comes to you. Essentially hosting makes your website provide server space. In other words, your blog needs the server to be visible on the web.
By the way, all the hosting is available but according to your requirement you should choose hosting. As far as I think you should get the cheapest and the smallest pack first, then you can increase that pack anytime.
How to get WordPress Hosting :
First of all, you have to open GoDaddy website, there comes the option of Hosting > WordPress Hosting, then you have to choose the basic plan. In basic plan you get more features with 30 GB and the most happy thing is that in this plan you also get free domain which is the most plus point.
There are also many discounts available in GoDaddy which you can easily take. Now, let’s talk about how to choose a domain name.
How to get a domain name
If the domain name is found with the .com extension then it is best or you have many options. So let’s select the domain name, first you have to go to Godaddy and then find your domain name on your domain, then you will get all the results of that name. Through this image you can see –
4. Get started with WordPress
After the domain name and hosting, all we have to do is install WordPress which is installed through the automatic GoDaddy. Then you have to go to your dashboard, you can click on www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin (Example: www.dreamsplanning.com/wp-admin) or you can open direct by typing in your URL where you will get the WordPress admin login page. Here you have to open by entering username and password. At the time of installation, WordPress asks for your username and password.
5. Customize and Design your Blog
After opening the WordPress admin dashboard, there will be an option to choose a theme where you can get a free theme according to your blog. Install the theme. Your website is ready, now you have to design and customize it so that it looks attractive and people will like your website at first glance. You can change the theme anytime and customize the website anytime. This is the best and creative part of how beautiful you can make your website.
You can use plugins for many features such as forms, social media links and such in the website. All you have to do is follow some steps, go to plugins> add new and select the plugins.
6. Add New Posts
And this is the last step and main step. How will you post your blog? So this is not at all difficult, you write the content first, then the option of add post comes on the dashboard from where you can put all your first and other posts. Where you can make your blog beautiful by adding Headings, Audio, Videos, Photos and Everything.
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