How to Start a Blog: A Complete Step By Step Guide With Screenshots

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How to Start a Blog on WordPress

Do you want to start a blog? If yes then you are at the right place. Here I will show you how to start a blog on WordPress with screenshots.

Even if you don’t have technical knowledge, you can create a blog in WordPress easily using our complete step by step guide on “How to Start a Blog” with screenshots.

To start a blog, you need a blogging platform. There are many blogging platforms to choose like: WordPress, Blogger, Weebly, Wix and many more.

Choose Blogging Platform

You can create a blog on any platform but WordPress is a highly recommended blogging platform. It is one of the best blogging platforms to make money.

WordPress is the best blogging platform due to its too many powerful features which help you to manage your website easily.

There are many benefits of using WordPress like:

  • You can customize your website and give an awesome look by using premium WordPress themes.
  • Increase your website rank using best WordPress SEO plugins.
  • No technical knowledge required.
  • Google loves WordPress websites.
  • Easy to use and update a website.

Now follow our step by step guide to start a blog in WordPress.

How to Start a Blog on WordPress

There are four steps you have to follow to start a blog in WordPress.

Step 1: Choose Web hosting and Sign up (I highly recommend Bluehost)

Bluehost is officially recommended by WordPress. First Click here to go to Bluehost Sign up page. Then click on green colored “get started now” button.

Choose Web hosting and Sign up

Step 2: Select the hosting plan (basic plan is best for beginners)

There are three types of shared hosting plans: Basic, Plus, and Prime. Choose any one shared hosting plan. For beginners, Basic plan is the best to create a blog in WordPress.

Select the hosting plan

Step 3: Select domain name for your blog (It’s Free!)

To create a blog, you need a name for your blog. Select one unique domain name with popular domain extensions like .com, .net, .org etc. Bluehost provides a free domain for all shared hosting plans.

Select domain name for your blog

Step 4: Complete Sign up Process

Now it’s time to complete the signup process. You can directly sign in with your Google account. If you don’t want to sign in with google then fill all the required account information to create an account.

fill all the required account information

After filling all account information, select account plan: Basic 36 Month.

select hosting package duration

There are also other add-ons options available like domain privacy protection, SiteLock security, Codeguard. You can enable these option according to your requirement and interest.

Now you can make payment for your selected hosting plan. There are few payment options available like credit card and PayPal.

payment options

After filling your payment details, click on the submit button.

If you will be asked for any special offer or any upgrades, you can skin them all by clicking on “no thanks” link.

Once you complete the payment process, it will ask you to create a password for your account. Click on “Create your password” and enter a strong password that you can remember easily but not any other person.

create your password

After creating a password, a window will pop up with login option. Here you can log in to your WordPress website.

login to wordpress

When you are successfully logged in, It will ask you to select a theme for your blog.

These themes are free. But they are not SEO optimized themes and also not good for blogging. So I recommended you to choose different WordPress themes.

You can choose here best google adsense optimized WordPress themes to get more revenue if you have planned to make money from google adsense.

If you want to build a WordPress website for your business, you can find here the best business WordPress themes for 2018.

Start Blogging

Once you entered in WordPress dashboard, it will look like below.

WordPress dashboard

From this WordPress dashboard, you can manage your blog, create a post and publish, install plugins and many more.

After creating a blog in WordPress, learn here how to protect WordPress website from hackers.

If you have any question on how to start a blog in WordPress, then feel free to let us know by commenting. And if you have found this blog post very helpful and learned how to create a blog in WordPress then please share it on your social media networks.

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6 Comments

  1. Hi Jeny,

    This is really informative article and one of the best guideline for those who have not idea about how they can easily create a new blog. You have explained each step very well. keep it up.

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