Do you want to start a WordPress blog in the right way? We know that starting a blog can be a terrific and difficult thought specially when you are not geeky. Guess what – you are not alone here. Having helped over thousands of users create a blog, we have decided to create the most comprehensive guide on how to start a WordPress blog without any technical knowledge to learn.
In this tutorial, we will cover:
How to Register a Domain Name for Free
How to Choose the Best Web Hosting
How to Install and Setup WordPress Blog
How to Change Your Blog Design Template
How to Write Your First Blog Post
How to Customize WordPress Blog with Plugins
How to Add a Contact Form
How to Setup Google Analytics Tracking
How to Optimize Your Website for SEO
How to Make Money From Your Blog
Resources to Learn and Master WordPress
Step 1. Setup
The biggest mistake beginners or bloggers make when building a blog is choosing the wrong blogging platform. Thankfully you’re here, so you won’t be making that mistake as we are here to guide you on this.
For 90% of users, it makes more sense to use only WordPress.org also known as self-hosted WordPress. Why?
Because it is free to use, you can install plugins, customize your blog design, and most importantly make money from your blog without any restrictions (see the difference between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org).
WordPress is also the number one website platform used by all successful blogs. To put in perspective, 34% of all websites on the internet use WordPress!
Now you might be wondering why is WordPress free? What’s the catch?
There’s no catch. It’s free because you have to do the setup and host it yourself.
In other words, you need a domain name and web hosting.
A domain name is what people type to get to your website. It’s your website’s address on the internet. Think google.com or wpbeginner.com