In this modern time, everyone has a dream to being the owner of a blog or a website. With the help of blog or website, you can share your valuable knowledge with others and the world. In this post, I am going to tell you that how you can Start A WordPress Blog.
Also, you can earn a handsome amount with blogging.
There are many platforms where you can start your blogging journey. Only two platforms are very popular. One is a Blogger (owned by Google) and second is WordPress.
Anyhow, Blogger is a free platform. Where you can create a simple blog but if you have a proper CSS and HTML knowledge the blogger is an awesome platform.
But if you do not have a good understanding of CSS and HTML then WordPress come to rescue. WordPress have two versions one is free (WordPress.com) and second is self-hosted (WordPress.org).
WordPress.com work same as the blogger like free hosting and limited work. But WordPress.org give you full control to your blog.
So let start this tutorial on how you Start A WordPress Blog:
Quick Links Of Content
- 1 Recommended Hosting To Start A WordPress Blog:
- 2 Install WordPress
- 3 Add your first Post:
- 4 Submit Your WordPress blog to Search engines:
- 5 Submit your blog in Google analytics:
- 6 Make Social pages and promote:
- 7 Use schedule option:
- 8 Use Spaces in your posts:
- 9 WordPress.com Vs WordPress.org:
- 10 Final Words:
Recommended Hosting To Start A WordPress Blog:
The first thing you need is a reliable and safe WordPress hosting. Where you can host your blog like files etc. There are many popular hosting companies out there, but my favorite is
Optional Features after sign-up
- Additional Domain Names = $15.99 each year
- Dedicated IP = $5.99 per month
- SSL Certificates = $49.99 each year
- SpamExperts Mail Filtering = $2.99 each month per domain name
- SiteLock = $23.88 per domain each year
- Site Backup & Restore Pro = $35.88 each year
- Expired Account Reactivations = $30.00
- Postini Mail Filtering = $1.00/mo per e-mail address [prorated]
- Privacy = $11.88 Domain Privacy per domain per year.
When you complete your buying process then login in your Bluehost account.
After login, your account dashboard scrolls down in website section click one quick click install then click WordPress icon.
Click Start Installing Process.
Select your domain where you want to install WordPress.
Enter your blog details.
Wait for few seconds for proper installation.
Done your WordPress is installed on your hosting.
Now you need to login into your WordPress dashboard. Usually, your login link looks like this. (yourdomainname.com/wp-admin).
Enter your login details you provided in the installation process and click log in.
Here is your WordPress dashboard. Where you can control your blog.
congratulations on your new WordPress blog.
Now you need to setup a beautiful theme for your blog.
WordPress give you some beautiful free themes.
In sidebar click appearance and click themes.
Now you are in the themes section.
Select the one you like for your blog. Click on it first preview that how this theme looks in your blog then click install and activate.
Great your blog is in a new shape. You can customize your theme to your desire. Click appearance again and click customize and do setup easy.
Well if your want to give your wordpress blog a professional look then your need to buy and premium or professional themes. There are many providers for this, but I love Mythemeshop Themes. Well designed, Well coded and most important well optimized for search engines.
One of the most important thing to start a wordpress blog is his theme.
Now you need to install some recommended plugins for your WordPress blog to grow. I already published the post about this (Recommended Plugins ). Do read and install and setup them.
Add your first Post:
In sidebar click posts and click add a new post.
I recommended you always write a post which your readers love to read and share.
After you are done click publish or if you want to schedule then enter your date and time. WordPress automatically publish for you.
Done you just posted your first post on your blog.
But What next ?.
Submit Your WordPress blog to Search engines:
Well, many Search engines have their own webmaster tools with the help of webmaster tools you can submit your site to them. Search engines analyze your blog with the information you provide in webmaster tools.
In easy words, you can say that you tell Search engines that how you want your site in search results. Also, these type of tools gives you viarty of many functions which you can use.
- How your site indexing
- How bots crawl your blog.
- What errors they are facing and how you can fix.
Well, i am not going deep because this is not the topic of this blog post. You can subscribe my blog for future updates :p.
Which webmaster tools?
Well, there are many webmaster tools available on the Internet for different search engines.
But these three are best
Just visit their tools and submit your blog.
Submit all your versions Examples below.
- Nonwww: http:example.com
- With www: http:www.example.com
If you are using https then also submit their https version.
- (2) Submit your sitemap on all these.
Go to particular site settings. and in the sidebar
Sidebar clicks crawl and select sitemap and submit your sitemap.
Example I am using Yoast plugin sitemap feature on my site so my sitemap link I’ll be (Sharjeeltahir.com/sitemap_index.xml).
Great you all done for submission to search engines let’s talk about other 🙂
Submit your blog in Google analytics:
Well, many of newbies don’t know about it and doing blogging without any thinking that how blog traffic is doing on their blogs.
Well, this is an important thing to note that you have to analyze blog traffic.
So for this, you need a tool probably free.
There are tons of tools available on the Internet but no one can match Google analytics. Just submit your blog. Add tracking code to your blog then the magic start.
Important functions of google analytics:
- Real-time traffic: (With the help of this option you can see how many readers reading your articles and which article.)
- Bounce Rate: (If you get low bounce rate then you are entertaining your readers and readers love your articles.) High bounce rate means they visit but soon they left. 🙁
Well, there are more awesome features in this awesome free tool you just need to learn.
Make Social pages and promote:
Well, social networks are my best source for traffic. I saw many people sharing their posts in social sites but not the right way.
What wrong you see:
Well, many bloggers share only on their profiles well I am not saying that this is not good this is good I also share my articles in my profile.
But you know you can create pages and group for your blogs.
- I hope you all know but yes making page hell a lot of easy just name it like your blog name then start to promote that page.
- Invite your friends to like your page and request them to invite their friends.
- Well with this you can get good like then start sharing your awesome articles on that page 🙂
Use schedule option:
Well with the help of this option you can schedule your post for that time which you think good.
Analyze your site and social networks and see that when and which time your blog readers active most.
Then publish in that time.
Use Spaces in your posts:
Many bloggers write all things in one paragraph I don’t know how you can read 500 words in one paragraph.
I reading we also need to break so try to minimize words in paragraph full stop it and then start with another paragraph.
Not only your readers ll love to read also its easy for you to write and its make the good impression on your readers. Also, your post looks beautiful :).
WordPress.com Vs WordPress.org:
Many new bloggers go with wordpress.com because they think that they can Start A WordPress Blog like a self-hosted wordpress.org but you are wrong.
Below is compression chart made by Wpbeginner.com can help you to choose best Platform for your wordpress blog.
Well first of all welcome to WordPress bloggers world. I hope you like this post and Start A WordPress Blog of your dream. Well, now you need to publish some awesome and interesting posts for your readers.
I Write another post you have to read them too.
Always give 1 or 2 hours to your blog daily. Post every day if you can or post once a week to make a blog to grow.
Lastly, share this with your friend and tell them that how I Start A WordPress Blog easy with this easy to read the guide.