How to Start a WordPress Blog The RIGHT WAY – Beginners Guide (Step by Step)

Want to start a blog without making the rookie mistakes? We have helped 130,000+ users start a blog successfully. Watch this video to learn more.

Starting a blog can be a terrifying thought specially when you are not techy. Guess what — you're not alone. Having helped over 130,000+ users start a blog, we have decided to create the most comprehensive guide on how to start a WordPress blog without any technical knowledge.

The process of creating a blog is easy to follow whether you are 20 years old or 60 years old. However if you need help, our team will help you setup your blog for free.

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To start your WordPress blog, you will need the following 3 things:

1. A domain name idea (this will be the name of your blog i.e wpbeginner.com)

2. A web hosting account (this is where your website live on the internet)

3. Your undivided attention for 30 minutes.

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In this tutorial, we will cover:

– How to Register a Domain Name
– How to Choose the Best Web Hosting
– How to Install WordPress
– How to Design Your Website using WordPress Themes
– How to Write Your First Blog Post
– How to Add Pages on your Website
– How to Install WordPress Plugins
— Add Contact Form using WordPress Plugins
— Add Gallery using WordPress Plugins
– How to Add Menus in WordPress
– How to Add Widgets in WordPress
– Modify WordPress Site Settings
– Resources to Learn WordPress

Whatever you do, do not choose the wrong blogging platform. We strongly recommend that you use the self-hosted WordPress site.

See our best blogging platform comparison:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-choose-the-best-blogging-platform/

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We wish you best of luck with your new blog.

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How to Make a Small Business WordPress Website in 25 Minutes

Creating a website for a small business can be a confusing prospect for someone who is new to WordPress. In this video we will show you how to make a small business website in WordPress.

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Summary of this tutorial:

Creating a small business site can feel daunting for a new user but with the help of htis video it should be fairly simple.To start we will need a hosting company for a location to host our site.

We will sign up to HostGator using the link below to install and set up our site:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/hostgator

Once the site is installed you will be able to start setting up youur site for your small business. In our video we installed the Modern Business theme.

Modern Business

We install and activate the recommended plugins for the theme for the functionality of the theme.

If you do not have content to add you can use dummy data to help you see what your site will look like with content. We set all of the authors to us and for the file you are able to get it from:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/how-to-add-dummy-content-for-theme-development-in-wordpress/

You can spend as much time as you like customizing the look of your site and once it is ready we have one more step. We recommend installing SEO by Yoast to help with your site's search engine rankings.

http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-install-and-setup-wordpress-seo-plugin-by-yoast/