How to Start a WordPress Blog Step by Step Procedure

Do you want to start a WordPress Blog and don’t know how to code exactly? Hey, Readers, Today I will tell you Step by Step Procedure to start a WordPress Blog. You don’t have to be a good programmer to start a blog or to make a Website. There are a lot of tools available in the market Like WordPress and Weebly, where you can create an amazing Blog in minutes.

Are you thinking to be a blogger for the first time? Well, you don’t have to take more tension. I am here to help you always. you can contact me personally on my FB page, YouTube Channel or just by commenting on the blog.

Let’s see How to start a WordPress Blog step by step. this process is same for all, a 15-year young guy to a 60-year young guy.

What do you need to start a WordPress Blog?

To start a WordPress blog you just need these three things –

1. A domain name ( This will be the name of your brand/business/organisation/  like Okeyravi.com)

2. A Web hosting Account (This is important to be alive on Internet, Web Hosting Providers will provide you space on internet and will help you to make your blog live)

3. An undivided attention of 30 minutes

Yes heard it right, Along with Domain and Hosting you have to give your time to set up a blog for the first time. You might be thinking, How? So let see the step by step procedure below to start a WordPress blog.

In this article, We will cover these topics and we will also provide video tutorials of all topics to set up a WordPress Blog

1. How to register a domain for free?

2. How to choose the Best Web hosting provider?

3. How to Install SSL certificate?

4. How to install WordPress for the first time using Softculous App Installer?

5. How to change your WordPress theme?

6. How to write and Publish your first Blog Post?

7. How to customize your WordPress Website?

8. How to Install Plugins and Which Plugins you need to use as a beginner?

9. How to generate Money from Your Blog?

10. How to be a master in Blogging?

Let’s see all the things One By One –

1. How to start a WordPress Blog?

One important mistake people generally do when they start a blog is choosing a right platform. Selecting a right platform to start a blog is very Important. It’s like, selecting a  structure under which your website will be built. So, If you choose a wrong structure and layout your home will not like your dream home.

We always prefer our readers to choose WordPress. It’s easy to use, flexible, reliable and It will provide you a lot of features which are completely free.

Here comes the question how to get WordPress on my website/blog? right.

The WordPress will be provided to you when you choose and purchase a hosting provider for your blog. Once you have a hosting account then you will be provided WordPress installation for your blog. We will talk later in this article how to install WordPress for the first time.

Let’s comes on the topic –

2. How to get a .com domain name for free?

Please keep in mind, I have talked about .com domain name. Because there is a lot of domain provider who will provide you with a free domain with their self-made extension like .tk, .website and more. Which I never recommend to you.

Whatever business you are .com domain is suitable for all and it will help you to target worldwide. Well, you can also choose a domain according to your country and according to your locality.

In these types of the domain, city name might be used and country extension is valuable. for example – .in for India, .us for USA, .uk for United Kingdom and . ca for Canada.

So, we will suggest you to go with a .com domain. But there are certain things you need to keep in mind while selecting a perfect domain for yourself. We have made a separate article for that.

Have a lookBest tips to select a perfect domain name?

So, I hope you must have selected a perfect domain for yourself. But to get a free .com domain, You need to buy a hosting first. Most of the Hosting providers provide free .com domain when you purchase a Hosting Plan.

Here comes another important question –

3. How to choose a Cheap and best hosting Plan?

See, Getting a best Hosting Plan depends on a lot of things including your requirements also, which is very very important. So you need to analyse your requirements first.

Don’t get more confused. I have also made a list of cheap hosting providers and have made a separate article for you to get out of hosting trouble.

Have a lookWhich hosting to choose? Cheap and Best hosting provider list 2018.

Our Recommendation About hosting

As a Blogger, I have tested approximately 5-6 hosting till now for a different purpose. So, If you ask for our recommendation then I will suggest you to choose a hosting plan from these three best hosting providers.

1. Godaddy

I always Godaddy at the first point. being a beginner when you choose a hosting plan from Godaddy then You can easily claim a free .com domain. You can choose Godaddy basic managed WordPress Hosting as a beginner. You don’t have to spend more.

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2. Bluehost 

Bluehost is also a preferable Host for it better service and uptime guarantee. Most of the Successful Bloggers are using BlueHost. So, You can choose Bluehost also, But it will cost little more than Godaddy which is worth because Bluehost will provide you 50 GB SSD storage.

When you start with a Bluehost Service then you can claim your free .com domain also.

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3. Namecheap

If you need a cheap hosting provider and You want to start your Blog in less the 30$ (2000 rupees), then Namecheap is the best option for you. But As I have always said you need to analyse your requirement first.

Every Hosting provider gives you the flexibility to upgrade your hosting any time.

You can easily start with the Namecheap shared Hosting Or Namecheap Basic managed WordPress Hosting, Both will cost near to 10$ for the first year.

Note: Namecheap is not providing .com domain for free. But it will not cost more as I have assured you.

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See these hosting Providers provide best services, other Hosting providers like Interserver, Hostgator, JustHost, SiteGround a many more. They are also good. you can check there plans also if you want.

Here is the List –

Serial NoHosting ProviderWebsite Link
1NameCheap (Shared Hosting)Check the offers
2GoDaddy (Basic Managed Wordpress Hosting)See the offers
3BlueHostCheck the Plans
4InterServerView the best offers
5HostgatorCheck the offers
6JustHostSee the Plans
7HostripplesCheck the Plans
6CrucialHostHave a look
8HostMonsterSee the Plans
9000WebHost.comFree Hosting Available
10DreamHostVisit Now
11HostchillySee the offers

4. Installing WordPress for the First Time

I am currently working on to provide you pieces of information with very ease. So, after purchasing a domain name and hosting plan next, a small thing you need to do it is – Installing and Setting Up WordPress for Your Blog.

You will be provided with your Cpanel Access. Where you can manage all these things like – Adding an Addon domain, Installing SSL certificates, Updating and managing files on your web Server (File manager) and many more.

Installing WordPress for your Blog is just a very small and easy process and it will roughly take 1 minutes for you to set up WordPress for the first time.

You can do it with Softaculous App installer and you can also take help via chat to your domain provider if you face any difficulty. For your ease, I have made a separate article on this.

Related ReadHow to install WordPress in Cpanel using Softaculous app installer?

So, I hope You must have taken a domain, a hosting plan and also have set up your WordPress Account. Now the things come in this process to change your WordPress theme.

5. Changing or Installing your WordPress Theme

You can find themes in Appearance ->Theme Section

Here, there are options to install a new theme by uploading it or by selecting a theme from WP store. I will not recommend you a premium theme as a beginner. But you can choose a premium theme if you can afford.

There is a lot of free themes available in the WordPress Store and you can choose any one of them. I will suggest you to try and see the live preview of different themes.

If You find any theme beautiful, you can choose that.

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Criteria for a theme Selection

You have to always take care of your visitor’s interest. You can look for these features in Your WordPress Theme –

  1. Always strive for simplicity
  2. Your theme should e mobile responsive
  3. Your theme must provide easier navigation to users.
  4. Theme Should be SEO friendly
  5. Your theme must provide easier customization options.

Along with these all things, I have also prepared a separate article for selecting a proper theme to start your WordPress blog. Read this article It will be very helpful in theme selection.

Related ReadHow to choose the best theme for your WordPress site?

6. How to install SSL (https) for your site?

When You are a newbie I will suggest you to install an SSL certificate with the help of your hosting provider Support. It will be very easy If you choose Domain+Hosting+SSL of the same company.

If you want an SSL certificate in low cost then you can choose positive SSL Certificate provided by Namecheap. It will be available fro in Less than 5$ for the first year.

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Once You have purchased a Namecheap SSL, Follow the process specified below to Install a certificate.

  1. Login to your Cpanel Account.
  2. Go to Namecheap SSL Tab, You will find all purchased SSL for your site here.
  3. Click on Installed via plugin and set the status to active

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7. How to Write and Publish Your first blog Post?

Writing and Publishing a Blog Post, Please keep in Mind This is the prime thing You need to do most. There are content writers who can write content for yourself. for that, You have to pay them a good money. If you can write by own I think this is a very good step.

To write your first Post follow the Steps below –

1. Login to your WordPress Account

2. Select Posts -> Add New

3.. Write title, content and customize your contents properly like Text formatting, Heading and Image/ Media Adding and alignments.

All the things are clearly mentioned in the Image. you can follow this image to Know the details.

Now, Once you have done with the writing part, You need to set up a featured image. To add a feature image just click on Add feature image and then either upload an Image or add an image from the pre-uploaded images.

You can also append forms and You need to specify some relevant tags according to the keywords specified.

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Once you have done above all part you need to publish your post to get your contents online. Just click on Publish Button available in the left pane.

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Hurray, Now your contents can be seen to the whole world.

There is a lot of things you need to do to rank your post on top in Search Engines. One of them is On Page SEO. You are highly recommended to read or articles about on Page SEO techniques. you just need to install a plugin to do On Page SEO.

Read Also: How to do SEO of a post with high ranking tips?

The plugin name is Yoast SEO, As a beginner, you can start with the free version of Yoast. If you want to set up Yoast. You can read the below article.

RecommendedSetting Up Yoast for the First Time

8. Plugins and Customisation

Once you have published your first blog post. Now it’s time to add some important pages to your blog like About Us, Contact Us, Terms and Condition, Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and If your Website is related to E-commerce then Refund Policy also.

To further customize WordPress you need to add features like contact forms, galleries, sliders, etc, you need to use WordPress plugins.

WordPress plugins are apps that allow you to add new features to your website. There are over 50,000 WordPress plugins available.

I have made a list of 30 Plugins Which Everybody Blogger needs to use. Have a look on those. Top 30 WordPress Plugin You need to use on Your WordPress blog.

We will also recommend you to see, How to set up widgets in WordPress? Widgets will provide you More flexibility and design into your Blog.

Note: Widgets are limited to the selection of a theme. Every Theme has their own set of Widgets.

9. Making Money From Your Blog

There are several ways to make money from a blog. As a beginner, the recommended is Applying Google Adsense and Other Ad networks Like MediNet and Infolinks.

You can use any one of them Ad networks. to use these Ad networks on Your Blog. Before applying for these Ad Networks You need to follow some criteria, Some of them are listed below.

1. You must have at least 10 good quality content on your Blog.

2. You must have SSL installed.

3. Your Website must have proper navigation.

4. There should not be any category or Menu item in which there is no content.

5. You must have Properly Made About US, Contact US, Privacy Policy, Disclaimers and terms and condition page.

If you have done all the things specified then you can apply for Adsense, MediNet or Infolinks. We will recommend you to go through 15 things you need to consider before applying for Google Adsense program.

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you can also do affiliate Marketing and can provide Sponsorships on Your Blog If you have a good audience. to do affiliate marketing you can add Deals page on your blog.

You can also use two ad Networks together like Infolinks+Adsense to increase your income.

Author’s View

I think You might have understood all the process to start a WordPress Blog. Yet you feel that you are not able to understand anything then I will recommend you to Watch Our Youtube Video About Starting and setting up a WordPress Blog?

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am trying to help thousands of people who want to start a blog and feel some issues in this. Well, this is not a tough Process but still If you have any query you can comment below. Here are the top queries asked by a Newbie when he/she wants to start a blog for the first time.

Can I create a blog without WordPress?

Yes, there are several other blogging platforms available. But, WordPress is by far the best solution in the market.

Can I create a blog without hosting?

No, that’s not possible. Web hosting is where your website files are stored. All websites need web hosting. If still, you want to start a Blog without hosting then you need to start with Blogspot. It’s free. We only recommend Blogspot for learning Process.

How much does it cost to start a blog?

To start a Blog you don’t have to spend more. You just need to buy domain+ Hosting+SSL. I already have recommended Godaddy, BlueHost and Namecheap or this above in this article.

Can I start a blog without my parents knowing about it?

Yes. You can make your WordPress blog private and hide it from the internet. Here is a step by step guide on how to make your WordPress blog completely private.

How can I start a blog and remain anonymous?

If you want to have a public-facing blog but want to remain anonymous, then you need to make sure that your domain has WHOIS privacy turned on. Often people use a pseudonym/nickname to write under. You should also create a unique email just for your blog. It goes without saying, don’t post your pictures or anything on the blog.

How do I add a podcast to my WordPress blog?

WordPress makes it super easy to start a blog and add a podcast to it. We have a step by step guide on how to start a podcast with WordPress.

How do I come up with blogging ideas to write about?

Here’s an excellent guide that has 103 blog post ideas that you can write about today.

Can I use multiple languages on my Blog?

Yes, of course, you can write blogs in multiple languages. But always keep in mind your reader’s attention.

Can I create a multi-author blog in WordPress?

Yes, Of course. WordPress provides you facility and flexibility to add multiple Author to Your Blog. You just need to Add the person In Author Section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okey Ravi

I am a self-employed person, Blogger, and a YouTuber. I am very enthusiastic to learn "Something Better than Old" & the things which I learn, I deliver to you with this blog. So, Keep in touch & Follow Okey Ravi to be updated with the future technology and World trending Topics. I will provide You Ultimate Blogging Course Soon.

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