Setting up a Blog might bee a confusing task if you have no technical knowledge. Don’t worry, i would be explaining you everything step by step and if you follow these steps then you can do it in few minutes.
Here are the 5 steps that you need to take to Setup A Blog:
- Choose a name for your Blog.
- Buy the domain.
- Buy a web hosting.
- Setup wordpress through Cpanel
- Choose a theme and start Blogging.
#1 Choose A name for your Blog.
Before you choose a name for your blog, you need to ask these for questions to yourself:
- What is your blog about?
- Who are your targeted audience?
- What is the tone of your blog?
- Will you be building brand around your blog name?
Katie from Orb Online says…
brand is one of the most important things when starting a blog or any website, that name stays with you, everything you do is to build that name so it has to be something you’ll look back on as a great choice!
Choose a name depending upon the type of posts and the category you want to blog about. If you come up with a name that is irrelevant to your content, its not going to do you any favour. Like i am here teaching you how to setup a blog and guiding you at every step, so my blog name is BlogAdvize.com. A name should be such that it can be easily remembered by the reader. If i am reading your blog and your blog name is ajajasdhalskd.com then i don’t think i would come back coz i cant remember this meaningless name.
NOTE: When choosing your blog name, keep checking on Godaddy.com that the name you are thinking of is available or not.
#2 Buy the Domain
Now once you have chosen the blog name, its time to buy the domain. There are many websites like Godaddy, BigRock, Bluehost etc. where you can buy your domain. I personally prefer Godaddy because of their easy to use interface and daily offers.
Here are some steps to buy the domain through Godaddy :
- Go to Godaddy’s Home Page. www.godaddy.com
- In the Domain Name Search field, enter the domain name you want to register, and then select the domain name extension from the list.
- Click GO.
If the domain name you requested is already registered, they provide available alternatives. For example, you might be able to select a .info or .in domain extension, rather than .com. Or you could register www.coolexample.info instead of www.coolexample.com.
#3 Buy a Web Hosting
Now you got a land but still you need to build a house on it. You have got a domain name but still you need to make it live on internet. To make your blog live, you need to buy a web hosting. As i said, i prefer Godaddy and would recommend you to use it too. They have an awesome support and offers too. You can also choose from other web host providers if you don’t like Godaddy. It totally depends on you. Just make sure you buy a plan that fulfils your requirement.
#4 Setup WordPress
WordPress is the best CMS (Content Management System) for bloggers. Every blogger uses wordpress as their are lot of free plugins available that can make it easier for you to create a wonderful blog. Here are the steps you need to take to setup wordpress on your Godaddy Server.
- Log in to your GoDaddy account.
- Click Web Hosting.
- Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Manage.
- In the Popular Apps section, click WordPress.
- Click Install Now.
- Complete the on-screen fields, and then click OK:
- Domain — Select the domain on your account you want to use.
- Directory — Enter the directory after the domain name where you want to install WordPress. If you want the domain name itself to use WordPress, the directory field should only have “/” entered.
- Enter a Username, a Password (and its confirmation), and an Email Address.
WordPress will be installed to your hosting account with the options you selected within seconds When it is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.
#5 Choose a Theme
Now you are all set with wordpress and have your blog ready. There are many free themes available which you can see in your admin panel -> Appearance -> Themes . If you want some other theme then you can search for Premium themes on ThemeForest.net and you can get a premium theme for around $39 to $59.
Currently Elegant themes is providing the best offer for premium themes. You can get 80+ premium themes access just for $89. Click here to avail this offer
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Congrats. You have finally made it to the end and have created your own blog 🙂 Give yourself a tap on your back. You are all set to blogging. If you have any query or suggestion, do let me know in comments. 🙂
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