Last Updated on 25th September 2020 by Ajmer Singh
Hello friends, today I am going to tell you about “How to start a blog in WordPress” with all the basic points (step by step).
So, grab a cup of coffee and read until the end.
How To Start A Blog In WordPress
What is a blog?
A blog is basically just like an online diary, that is mostly maintained by one person or you can say a website where you can write articles/Blog Posts. Earlier, it was also called as Weblog/We-Blog.
Blogger.com was the first Popular blogging platform which was later acquired by Google in 2003. (Also known as BlogSpot)
Also, WordPress was also released in 2003 and now it is the worlds most popular Blogging Platform with over 30% of all websites on the internet.
Why you should start a blog?
Yes, I know most people start blogging to make money. But there are other things also which you can gain with Blogging.
- Self Confidence
It improves your writing skills as well as your communication skills. I am sure, after writing 20-30 Blog posts, you will feel so confident that even it can improve your argumentation skills.
- Helps other people
you can help others by blogging. How?
example: Let’s say you write a blog about “How to lose weight ?” There are many people out there who are looking for help/solutions/advice’s/ideas/tricks to lose their weight. your article/blog post helps them.
Yes, you may also gain popularity and fame all over the world. For example, Harsh Agarwal. Every blogger knows him & I am also a big fan of him. Actually he is a living example for most of the new bloggers.
How to start a Blog?
Choose a topic for your blog
Before starting a blog, you must have to choose your topic. Because you didn’t just start a blog and start writing about everything. People mostly subscribe to blogs with a niche topic.
For example, if you like my blog and subscribe for my weekly newsletters and I will post my next blog about health, food or another thing. Then obviously you will unsubscribe to my blogs because you don’t care for food or health, you are here only for Blogging tips.
Choose a topic according to your interest. Like:
- News, etc.
Choose according to your interest. So that you didn’t get bored after writing 10-20 blog posts.
However, if you are blogging for fun and not for money, then you can write about anything. This is because you do not need to be concerned about traffic when working on a personal blog.
Choose a unique domain for your Blog. If you don’t know what is a domain, then let me tell you, it is nothing but the address of your websites. Like my domain (or my address) is www.findmytricks.com.
I am giving tips and tricks about WordPress and Blogging, so according to me, find my tricks is perfect for my domain.
My advice is, after choosing your topic write at least 5 domain names on your notepad and select one which suits best for your blog.
Choosing your hosting is not a difficult task. There are a lot of hosting providers out there. But to not make a mistake by choosing a bad hosting provider, I will suggest you choose one of them.
They will give you a free domain for one year if you purchase hosting from one of the providers.
Yes, of course, they are the best hosting providers all around the world according to my research.
Price: $20-25 per year (Domain and hosting both)
Some hosting providers will give you free SSL Certificates. But if not, then you need to purchase.
It’s not necessary but to make your audience feel safe about your website, then make sure to purchase one.
SSL certificate changes your tag from Http unsecure to https secure.
Choosing a good theme is very important because bad theme may also slow down your page load speed.
Basically a theme is a collection of templates and style sheets which is used to define the appearance and display of a WordPress website.
Each one comes with a different design. You need to choose the one that suits your blog.
WordPress gives you a default theme after installation. But to make your website different and unique, you need to look for a theme.
There are a lot of themes available out there for WordPress. I did not recommend a theme because everyone needs a different one. So, go and google it. Further, if you need any help then contact me.
“BTW, my website is built on Themify Ultra Theme”
Start a Blog Post
Here it comes the fun part. After all of the above steps, start writing your first blog post or article.
- Login to WordPress
- Under your admin/dashboard click on Posts
- Click add new
- Write your blog
- Hit Publish button
Congrats, your first blog is live now. If you want to know How to make money from the blog then read my article “How to make money from the website”
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Ajmer Singh is the Founder & Author of Findmytricks. He is a passionate blogger and with the help of his articles, you can learn WordPress & Blogging in a simple way.
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