We have already explained about Blog, How it is helpful for the business or the individual. It depends upon requirement to start a wordpress blog. Someone use blog just for blogging and most of them want to promote their services over the Blog. Blog is like a website and it updates on regular basis. Blog Viewers or Readers get the greater part of noteworthy data through the blogs.
We have different choices to start a WordPress blog
- Start it Free of Cost WordPress Blog
- or,We can begin it with Minimal Investment.
We Need only 2 things to create your WordPress blog
A Domain Name – It is Name of your blog, you should have a name of your blog or domain name, which will appear in search bar during accessing the Blog, Like amdigiblog.com
Please choose a name according to your choice and then book a domain, You can also book your domain @ godaddy.com
Web Hosting – After domain booking, you need a web hosting services to host your website at live Server, There are lot of hosting options available at Godaddy like Starter Plan, Economy Plan, Deluxe and Gold Hosting.
If You start with Economy Plan then you have a option to get a Free Domain. The free domain available only for first year and next year it will be charged for renewal.
Now within few Minutes, I will try to understand you all the important steps to Live your Blog from Start to End. In this Section I am going to cover the following Steps:-
- Register a Domain Name
- Choose the Best Web Hosting
- Install and Setup WordPress Blog
- Change Your Blog Design Template
- Write Your First Blog Post
- Add Menu
- Add Widgets to wordpress theme
- How to Add a Contact Form
Click on Godaddy.com, You can choose your domain, Just type the Domain Name in search box and Click on search button.
After Click on search Button, You will receive multiple domain extensions, domain offers. You can choose the domain and add to Cart. But I have 1 more option for you where you an book a Free Domain with Godaddy. Just follow the steps.
Choose the Best Web Hosting
There are lot of options accessible for the website Hosting, Click on the web Hosting. I will prefer you the Economy Plan for start your website. One more thing long Duration Hosting Plans will get you Heavy Discount and more Beneficial. If you will choose it for 36 Months then it will charge around $197.
One of Good thing in this plan is, You can add a domain free of cost with the Economy Hosting. If you don’t require then pass the domain to freebie.
Now it will redirect to the Payment Page, You have also Multiple options for Payment like Credit Card/Paypal/Net Banking etc. Choose the option as per your availability. After Done the payment now we will install the WordPress.
Install and Setup to Start a WordPress Blog
First we need to setup the domain and Hosting; Just click on My Products, It will show the setup of your domain and Hosting Plan. First we will setup the panel for web hosting, After Setup your domain and hosting it will redirect you to wordpress website builder. You don’t need to do anything just click on install, Within few minutes WordPress will be install and after that it will show you wordpress theme for your website. You can choose any theme for initial startup and it can also be changed in future also.
After Installation Your blog will look like this, It is not looking good don’t worry within few minutes it will be in good design.
Now we will understand the basic features of wordpress and customize wordpress theme also. Just go to the dashboard of your website first. It is the first appearance of your blog.
Click on Appearance tab in leftsidebar, These options will help you to change the look and feel of your website. you can choose new theme from the themes option, Install New Theme and more.
Another Option is Customize, You can customize your theme.
Widgets : You can add widgets to your website
Now Click on Appearance >> Theme >> Add New Button
There will be lot of themes visible at your screen, You can choose any theme according to your choice or requirement, I am taking a Theme – Salzburg Blog, It’s Looking Simple and Good, we will try to understand more about wordpress theme in further steps
Now customize the theme for Nice Look
Just Click Appearance -> Customize
Option 1:- Click Site Identity and it has 3 Options like Logo, Site Title, Tagline
Logo – Choose the logo for your website, If you choose logo then simply uncheck the option for display site title and tag. And Publish the settings.
Next Add a blog post.
Simply click on Post then Add New, The options will appear like this:-
Now this the editor for the post, Now put the title of your Blog and add the content below, You have multiple options here to enhance your post like you want to make the text bold, italic, Insert table, Insert image and many more. You will be familiar with all the options after use them once, It’s very simple. You can transform your text like:-
Text Alignment (Left, right, center, Justify)
Bold, Italic and link your text
You can also add image between content like this:-
Later Publish the page Your website Look Like This
Add a menu Option Now
Menu Bar is also the important section of any blog or website, Now we will add menu to our website. Again go to Appearance then click on Menus, It will display a screen like below.
Add top menu in Menu Name
then check the option of automatically add to top level pages
Subsequently Check option of Primary, Now Save the settings…
Later Added Logo, Posts, Menu and It’s finally for Footer
Just click on Appearance then Customize, Now click on widgets
You have 4 widgets area for footer, Now add widget in first widget area, I Choose Calendar in first widget and Recent Posts in 2nd widget, Now your design will appear like this
I have already described all the important points, Now its time for plugins, I will tell you a important plugin for your blog.
Type in the search Plugin – contact form 7 and install Now and Activate it, Go to Contact form setting and edit the default form. This is a form which included utmost field like Name, Email, Subject, Message.
There are few more options with the form, like To, from, header, message, subject. You can edit all the field as per your details.
Now your contact form is ready, You can use the shortcode at any page of website. I will add it on contact page. Just copy the shortcode of contact us and paste at contact us page like this and publish it.
Your website will look like this, After added some posts and pages
What are you waiting for, Just book a domain and hosting today and Start a WordPress Blog from Today…