Hi! I know you want to know how to start a WordPress blog and why you should use WordPress to start a blog. Well, now I am gonna share with you how to create a blog with WordPress easily. And will answer your question about WordPress. WordPress is a popular Content Management System (CMS). it’s the most uses CMS in the world. Just because of powerful features, easy maintenance, simple dashboard, availability of themes (pre-made layout design) and plugins (extra features), and easy building without coding.
As I said, WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. It is the most popular CMS in the world. It is also the platform of choice for over 35% of all sites across the web. Besides this, It is super easy to maintain and completely free and thousand of free tools in wordpress.org official directory. If you have a domain name and a hosting plan you can easily start a website. There are thousands of reasons why you should choose WordPress. Some of them were discussed in the bellow:
- Open and Free platform
- Simple dashboard and Features rich.
- Million of free resources.
- Regular Updated.
- Secure and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Friendly
- Super Responsive
- Monetization conveniences.
- Can Build without Coding Knowledge.
- Easy Maintainance.
- Available Premium Resource.
- Powerful Features.
- Can build any sort of Website.
Now there are many reasons why you should choose WordPress. Right now let’s build a website for your blog. Before I start the tutorial You have to fulfill some initial requirements. Don’t worry not so big requirements. It’s simple things. Let’s get it to start now.
Initial Requirements to start a WordPress blog
Blogging is a passion more than a profession. As I said, this content is just for newcomers. If you are a new blogger and want to start a WordPress blog you don’t need so many things. You just need the following things below:
- A domain name ( example.com)
- A hosting server to store your website file and data
- Just follow our guidelines
A domain name is a unique name that you have to have it. You can choose a domain from any domain name provider company. It will charge yearly. It normally charges more or less approximately 20$ per year. If you are a passionate writer and want to monetize your content, you must try to register TLD (Top Level Domain) domain. As like (.com), (.org), (.net) and it gives you some facilities when you will going to monetize your blog. There are many companies that register domains. But the cheapest domain register company is Godaddy. You can purchase from there your domain name.
Hosting is a virtual store where you can store your website file and data that you can use on your website. It’s one kind of cloud storage. There are many companies that provide hosting server by agreement of yearly subscriptions. In general, there are two types of hosting. Dedicated hosting and Shared Hosting.
Dedicated hosting is a hosting server that uses one individual person or company for their sites. Bank, Big eCommerce websites, Educational websites, big organizations, online Newspapers portal use this kind of server package. It’s the most secure server than the shared hosting.
Shared hosting is a hosting server that uses many people by sharing. Blogs, Consultation Firm, Random website, Small eCommerce websites usually use shared hosting to host their websites. Shared hosting is a cheap price and proper value for money. We recommend purchasing a shared hosting package.
There are so many companies and resellers offer hosting service. You can pick one of them. Bluehost is WordPress recommended hosting service. If you want to use cheap and proper value for money, you can pick Namecheap. And finally, if you want the best hosting ever I have experimented, you can pick Namehero.
Now Everything is ok to go. Let’s Develop it.
Step – 1: WordPress Installation
While you purchase a hosting server they will provide you a control panel access of the hosting. We have to install WordPress there. When you logged in your Cpanel (Control Panel) you can see your Cpanel dashboard. from the search field, you have to search Softaculous app installer or WordPress.
Sometimes the dashboard could be different. but don’t worry every panel has the option of WordPress. everything is almost the same. then just click on softaculous and then you can see the WordPress apps then click on install.
Now you can see an installation board-like form. you have to provide some information following below:
- Choose your domain name
- Set your site name and tagline (optional can do later)
- Set an user and password
- Set an email.
- Now at the bottom set your email again.
- Click install.
Congratulations ! You have successfully installed WordPress on your Hosting Server. Chill !