Start a WordPress blog in 5 minutes (Step by Step)

start a wordpress blog

Online visibility is the most powerful way to present yourself or your business to the world. Your own website can be an effective way to make you accessible. Now a days you can make a website within just couple of minutes. I will show you the absolute path how you can make your website in just 5 minutes.

WordPress is the most widely used CMS for creating any type of website. Personal blog, portfolio, business website whatever you need, it can be created with WordPress. Everyday about 50000 new websites are made with WordPress. I will show how you can make a great use of world’s most used blogging platform as well as complete CMS to have your WordPress Blog.

To create a website by yourself, WordPress is the most useful Content Management System even if you don’t have any basic knowledge of HTML or CSS. You don’t need to design anything with coding or hire someone to make your website complete. I will go through step by step to create a website with WorePress from scratch.

 

What do you need to start a WordPress blog?

  1. An easy, catchy and small domain name (I.e ezzytech.com)
  2. A web hosting account (Where your blog will be hosted)

 

Choose a webhost:

To start your website, you need a reliable & affordable hosting provider that suits your need. There are thousands of web hosting companies who provide hosting services. But need to keep in mind that not all the providers are worthy enough to serve you. Let’s see how to get your web hosting account activated within just 1 minute. You can choose EzzyTech Managed WordPress Hosting.

select web hosting plan

Click on the order button and you will be in the domain search panel. Choose a good domain name and hit the search button. With this hosting account, you will get free domain.

 

If the domain is available, scroll down and click on the continue button.

domain registration

 

And again click on the continue button under the Order Summery section.

configuration

 

If you need domain privacy protection, you can select here. Now click on the continue button.

domain addons

Now click on Checkout button.

order checkout

It’s time to input your personal information to sign up.

signup form

Scroll down and select the payment gateway. Make the payment and you are done.

complete order

You will get your web hosting account activated instantly and all details of your control panel will be given to your email address.

Installing WordPress

Now you are ready to install WordPress with just few clicks. Login to your cPanel control panel with user and password.  With Softaculous You can install  your Blog in less than 1 minute.

Now go to the “SOFTACULOUS APP INSTALLER” section and select WordPress.

softaculous app installer

Click on the “install” section in the menu and input the following information:

wordpress installation

Please keep your administrator “User” & “Password” in a safe place. You will need them to login to blog dashboard. And make sure that your email address is authentic.

You are now in the final step of installation. Click Install and now your WordPress Blog has been created.

wp install button

You can login to your WordPress Blog dashboard and and publish your first blog post.

Using your WordPress Blog:

WordPress has two parts. One is front end and another is back end. Front end is visible to the public. Your visitors will see is part. And back end is used for only the website webmasters. You can maintain your blog/website in the back end which is called dashboard. You can change the content of your website in the dashboard. To access your dashboard, you will need the administrative user and password.

wp login

Making your first blog post:

To create a blog post you can go Posts -> All Posts and see there is already a default post “Hello World”. To make a new post click on the Ad New link and you will be in the post creating page. Here you can add title and start writing your post.

blog post creation

If you want to include any image, you can click on the “Add Media” button, and then you can select and upload an image from your folder. You can adjust the image size and alignment it; after you are done, you can simply click the “Insert into post” button.

If you are done with your post, click on the “publish” button in the right side.

You have published your first blog post. You can browse your website and you will find the post. Now anyone can visit your website and read you post.

Written by Liam Jacob

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