How to Create a WordPress Blog – Quick Guide

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Blogging is becoming more and more popular. Almost everyone has a blog and those who don’t are most probably thinking of starting one. If you want to create your own blog, but you don’t know how, we’ll help you. In this article we will offer you a simple guide to building a WordPress blog.

Step 1 – Go to WordPress’ website and register using your email, as well as a username and a password.

Step 2 – Pick a domain name. Make sure it has something to do with the content you plan to publish. Also, pick a domain name that is not too long and easy to remember.

Step 3 – Check if the desired domain name is available. If it is, you would need to come up with a new name, again following Step 2.

Step 4 – Decide whether you want to upgrade. If you choose to purchase the upgrade bundle you would get many great services like custom design, domain name, mapping, more space, video uploading options, and etc. Our advice is to upgrade your blog, especially if you want to offer a more professional service.

Step 5 – Install WordPress. Download it from WordPress’ site and unzip the file. Than set up a database and a database username and password. Update the wp-config.php file and run the program.

Step 6 – Pick and install a theme. WordPress offers thousands of themes both free and paid. They come with different features so choose carefully and wisely.

Step 7 – Install plug-ins. These are additional programs that improve the work of WordPress. Start with the most necessary ones.

Step 8 – Create basic pages. Decide how many pages you are going to have on your blog. You can begin by adding only pages like Home, About and Contact.

Step 9 – Start blogging. You are ready to publish your first post!

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