A step-by-step guide to starting a WordPress blog

This comprehensive guide will help you create a WordPress blog without any technical expertise.

Starting a blog is not a terrifying thought and this comprehensive guide will help you create a WordPress blog without any technical expertise.

Things you will need:

  • A catchy domain name
  • A web hosting account
  • Attention for 30 minutes

Step 1

The WordPress blogging platform is free so you have to self-host the blog. You have to do the setup process and host it yourself. You need a domain name and web hosting. Domain name is what your audience will type to reach your website. Web hosting is the space of your website on the internet. Choose a suitable web hosting plan and go further.

Step 2

Go to the website section and click on ‘WordPress’ icon. You will be directed to the Quick Install screen for WordPress designed by your web hosting provider. Click the ‘get started’ button. The screen will ask you to choose your domain name and click ‘next’ button. Enter your website name, username, and a password. Check all the boxes and click Install. It will start installing WordPress while you will be asked to browse word press themes.

Step 3

Themes are actually controlling the whole visual appearance of your WordPress blog. Pre-made word press themes make your blog customised and rewarding. Majority of word press themes are free, while others are paid. Themes once selected can be changed by going to the word press dashboard and selecting ‘Appearance- themes’. Choose the theme you like the most and click on ‘install’ button.

Step 4

Now, you can create your first blog post on the editor area of your word press dashboard. When you have created a blog, choose the ‘publish’ button to make your post visible to the world. Organising blog posts is simple with ‘categories and sections’ that is being given in the post screen.

Step 5

So, you have written your first blog post and you want to add other common aspects on your website such as about page, contact form and more. Customise your WordPress blog and add features like sliders, galleries and contact forms by using word press plugins. There are more than 40,000 WordPress plug-in available in the web world to choose from. Choose the suitable plugins to help add the functionality you need.

Step 6

This involves mastering WordPress. There are many WordPress resource sites for beginners. These sources offer cutting-edge tutorials that are easy to understand for bloggers, small business and non-techy site owners. These sources make beginners to start and familiarise about the WordPress Lingo, view helpful WordPress videos, read WordPress tutorials and also subscribe to YouTube channel where you can find video tutorials that help you learn WordPress.

Hope you get an idea about starting a WordPress blog on your own. Follow the instructions above mentioned and have a nice blog for your website where you can share your ideas or promote your business. The thing you should be careful about is when choosing the web hosting provider as well as the hosting plan. Ensure you are making the right deal.

Further reading on blogs

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel was the editor of SmallBusiness.co.uk from 2010 to 2018. He specialises in writing for start-up and scale-up companies in the areas of finance, marketing and HR.

Related Topics


Leave a comment