Blogging is awesome for everyone. So, you can make it profitable. That’s mean starting your blog journey is still work for 2019 to make it profitable easier than ever before. it’s also surprisingly simple to create a WordPress blog without having a programming knowledge as you think.
Most of one’s saying blogging is a waste of time. Why? Completely it depends on, quality content, how you spend time on blogging and how much your thoughts are strong for success in blogging without having any negative thoughts.
If you start thinking about a new blog, I recommend you to choose WordPress for better future and to do what you need without wasting time. In this guide, I would like to talk about creating a WordPress blog step by step for better understanding for everyone.
Just remember this quick note, This is not about using WordPress.com. Instead, I’m going to talk about using wordpress.org (A own self hosted blog). Also, you need some money to control a self-hosting blog that you’re in full control.
Why Self-Hosted Blog?
Self-Hosted blogs are different than other free platforms. If you’re interested in blogging before, I hope you’ve known about free blogging platforms such as:
Just one thing, these platforms are really great for beginners or everyone who loves to blog. But, if you are serious about starting a profitable and successful blog to spread it on more audience, a Self-Hosted blog is better for you with the content management system (CMS) we called WordPress (a web software). Because all the other free platforms have a few serious limitations.
With a Self-Hosted blog, you can build and grow your blog into your own business. You can create a successful online brand around your blog and monetize it the way you want. That’s mean you’ll have full control of your blog to make it looks perfect with design, options and whatever you want to do.
What You’ll Need to Create a Blog?
If you want to create a professional blog, You have to go through this simple step-by-step guide:
- Sign up for a web hosting (I recommend a2Hosting).
- Choose your hosting plan.
- Pick an awesome domain name for your blog.
- Complete hosting registration.
- Install WordPress.
- Start your blog journey.
After you’re done with the above steps you’ll able to run and start writing your blog posts in WordPress Editor and use WordPress Themes to design your blog and WordPress Plugins to Add functionality to your blog simply.
Let me explain… Follow the guide!
1. Sign Up for a Web Hosting
We can be called it, the engine that powers your site. If you want your WordPress website to have fast loading speeds without any issues, I recommend choosing a2Hosting as your hosting provider. Also, I have more experiences with a2 Hosting and their customer service is fast and helpful.
There are several hosting plans to choose from WordPress Hosting on a2 Hosting. If you’re a beginner, you can choose the “LITE” plan (for host a single site) and they will give SSL certificates for FREE. It’s best to start a single site as a beginner.
2. Choose Your Hosting Plan
To get started, click here to go to a2Hosting. Also, navigate to WordPress Hosting and see a list of a2 Hosting WordPress hosting plans.
Think twice and more before choosing your hosting plan. You can see the difference between every plan that you have to purchase. However, I can recommend you to select the “Lite Plan” to get started, or you can choose any plan for your needs.
3. Pick an Awesome Domain Name for Your Blog
After you choose a preferred plan you’ll ask for a get domain name to continue to purchase your hosting plan. Here you can buy a domain name from a2 hosting directly or you can link another domain from a third-party provider like Godaddy.
If you want to buy a domain from a2 hosting, additionally you’ll be charged for the domain separately from hosting plan price. But, there is a no different thing, you can go through your decision.
Choose a perfect domain name and check your domain. If you’re ok with them, then click “Continue“.
When you are thinking about a perfect domain name you can use free domain generator sites like namemesh.com to find out more relevant names for your blog. Otherwise, you can use your real name or special pet name to attracting more audience.
4. Complete Hosting Registration
In the final registration page, you have to complete your configurable options and payment options to own the hosting space. Here you’ll see the all order summary clearly with benefits you’ll get from a2 hosting.
Eventually, choose your server location and other option correctly and select the billing cycle as you wish. Make sure to choose as “None” in additional options under the “Auto-install applications“. (Because we are going to install WordPress in future steps.)
Read all the things and complete your purchase with your credit or debit card securely. If you have any question, kindly contact the a2 hosting team.
5. Install WordPress
Hope you’re done with previous steps were I explained. So now you’re an owner of a brand new a2 Hosting account. So let’s trying to install WordPress through the correct way.
After you complete the sign-up process and the payment, you’ll redirect to the a2 hosting client area. Here you can find the Cpanel under the “cPanel Quick Login” section. Click “Cpanel Login” and log in to your Cpanel under your brand new domain. (If not showing anything, please wait for 2-3 hours.)
To install WordPress, find the “Softaculous App Installer” in Cpanel and click on “Blogs“.
Now, click the WordPress icon on the top left corner to get started with the process.
After that, you can see the short brief about the WordPress software. Read the information and click “Install” to continue the process.
In here, you can see the last steps of the installation process that you have to fill out important details.
first, choose the HTTPS as your protocol. because your site already has SSL given from a2 hosting.
Choose a domain to install WordPress. (This will default as your current domain)
Scroll down and give a name to your blog and choose a username, password to login your WordPress dashboard. (You can change these settings later, but remember the current password.)
Fill out all the details carefully and click “Install” button on the bottom of the page.
Now WordPress will start the installation process and it will take up to 2 minutes to complete. Well, Sit back and wait for your blog comes up!
After a few minutes, the process will end and you will show the login navigation link. Go to yourblogname.com/wp-admin to login to your WordPress dashboard.
6. Start Your Blog Journey
Now, your blog ready. Just view your blog using your domain name. Navigate to WordPress dashboard and start posting some new. It’s not hard to do. WordPress is very simplified and easy to use.
You can log in to your blog WordPress dashboard from anywhere using the link yourblogname.com/wp-admin. I mean you no need to login to a2hosting account every time.
So that is the process of installing WordPress. This is for non-developers who will love to blog. Hope you all done with the previous steps and I think now your blog is alive now.
If you want to learn more about WordPress blogging and some advanced things about building your blog, I would like to recommend these sites to get more knowledge.
These sites help you to build up your blog with appearance, themes, plugins with their step-by-step lessons. So, if you love this article don’t be shy to share it to the world! Also, wishing you good luck for the blog journey!
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