The Complete Guide To Start Your WordPress Blog [ Step by Step ]

Blogging is one of the best career options for those who need a boss-free life. Here in this comprehensive guide, I’ll give you exact step by step procedures to make a WordPress blog.

Before starting a blog you must have an idea about domains and host. 

Domains are the short description of your blog. Example, If we talk about a website for selling clothes and the domain name is something like bloggingThat is not going to work. 

Google always prefers keyword rich domains. As per this blog, I will be giving ideas of blogging and my domain is ideasforblogging.  So Google will prefer my website for related keyword searches.

You can conduct a keyword analysis using one of the major keyword planners like; 

These tools can help you to find a perfect domain for your blog. Once you find a domain that fit for your blog, Purchase the domain from registrars like

Go for Namecheap if you want to purchase the domain at a cheap price.Before purchasing the domain you have to make sure that, You are purchasing a high-level domain.

Domain names like .com , .edu , .org will perform better than country level domain like .fr , .in

Install WordPress Blog In Your Purchased Hosting

First of all, you have to purchase a hosting plan for the WordPress blog. Hosting is the platform which provides the content globally when someone access your blog. You can buy from hosting providers like 

These web hosting services will ease your works as their plans having lots of features. If you like to purchase from a cheap provider, Then go for pricelowhosting

Now it is time to install WordPress on your hosting. Log in your hosting plan and go to C-panel. Once you are in C-panel head App installer. [ Sofaculous in most of the providers.]

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Install WordPress using App Installer

Most of the hosting service providers have a page shown above. Here you will have to install the script for WordPress. This platform empowering 30% of all websites in the world. And WordPress is more popular in the field of blogging. 

WordPress made it very easy to create articles, Image galleries and anything you like to show on your blog. Only you have to take care of managing the website and creating content. In old times creating a website was not easy. You have to code each and every page of your website. 

But here in WordPress blog, it takes less than 1 day to create an awesome blog post. One of the major things you want to do while creating your blog is the SEO. It means search engine optimization. You can’t even expect your success if your blog is not SEO optimized. 

Don’t worry! WordPress takes care each and everything of SEO because they have super cool plugins like Yoast SEO and Allinoneseopack. These plugins can help you to rank on google very fast. We will discuss detail about SEO in another blog post.

starting a wordpress blog

In the above steps, you can select the domain you purchased and install WordPress in the directory. Normally it will be installed in public_html and you can change to other directories if you are working with an unlimited hosting plan.

There you will have to setup the username and password the blog. This credentials we will use to log in to our WordPress dashboard. If your domain something like abc.com. And your dashboard will be available at the URL of abc.com/wp-admin.

Once you complete all above steps click on install now. And this installation won’t take more than 5 minutes in majority of the  providers. After completing the installation you can access the blog with the domain name and dashboard as we discussed above.

Things to do after installing WordPress

starting a wordpress blog | Selecting a theme

Selecting a theme 

Installing WordPress is super easy. But there are many things to do after the installation. You have to choose a theme for your blog. There is plenty of free themes available in the WordPress theme directory. 

You will get advanced theme options from the premium theme providers like Studiopress, Elegant themes, and Themeforest. These themes are well built and ready to use on any blog. If you like to have a free theme rather than WordPress directory, go for justfreethemes.

General settings

Once you installed the theme, Now it is time to configure your site structure and installing important plugins. First of all, you have to take care of permalinks. These are the link structure of your blog posts or pages.You can change yours by heading to Settings-permalinks

starting a wordpress blog | Permalinks

Install a cache plugin

Cache plugins are very useful for any websites. With these cache plugins, you can reduce the page load time of your blog. Some cache plugins even provide features like CSS, JS optimization, and GZip compression. These things matter a lot in SEO. You can install plugins like W3total cache or WP fastest cache. You can install by heading to plugins – add new

Setting up WordPress SEO

As we discussed earlier SEO is very important to any websites. SEO can grab users from search engines and search engines are the only way to get quality and organic traffic to your WordPress blog. 

Read Now:- SEO Tutorial: The Definitive Guide For Beginners – IFB
starting a wordpress blog | install seo plugin

WordPress security

Security is one of the important things we must do when we start a WordPress blog. The first thing you need to do is put an SSL certificate to your domain. HTTPS sites will rank very easier than an HTTP site. SSL secures all user activities on our WordPress blog.

Another important thing we should take care is to install a security plugin like Sucuri. This plugin can protect your blog from spammy comments, DDoS attacks, and vulnerabilities.

Optimize Images 

Page load time is an important ranking factor of google. And we can reduce our page load time by optimizing the images we are using. Make sure you are uploading images in the format of PNG And in less image size. 

I personally use WP-Smush plugin to optimize my images. You can use plugins like WP-Smush and EWWW Image Optimizer. These plugins will reduce the size of each image we upload. 

Backup your WordPress Blog

Backup the blog regularly. In WordPress, there are some plugins that will automatically backup your blog at regular intervals. You can use plugins like Updraft Plus, Backup Buddy or BackupWp. These plugins have free and premium features like a backup to Dropbox every day. 

This backup you can use whenever your website crashes or you faces any kind of attacks on the blog. You can contact the hosting provider and they will take care of the rest. 

Optimize for Social Media

As a blogger standing with social media is important. And we have a good news over here. Each time you shares a link with social media, You will earn a backlink to your blog. backlinks are the incoming links to your blog from another website. 

Getting quality backlink is little tough these days. But if you follow the social media, You will get high-quality backlinks to your blog. Plugins like AddThis, Shareaholic, and monarch will help to achieve this.

starting a wordpress blog | social share plugins

Conclusion

Finally, I believe this blog will help you to start your WordPress blog today. This guide can lead you to make your own WordPress blog in an easy way. This guide gives a small introduction to WordPress blogging, plugins, keywords, and SEO.

Make sure check out my articles of learning SEO and money blogging. So make sure you put your e-mails below to get updated next time when I publish another blog post. Thank you for reading!! Good luck!


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