And as I want to be as educational and interactive as possible, I will describe how to create a blog based on a real case and with different screenshots and video tutorials that will simplify the task even more
10 Steps to create a blog using WordPress
1) BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR RIDING A BLOG
To mount or create a blog must meet three basic requirements:
As I said above, in this world no one is born knowing: everyone can learn to perform any action if it proposes, it puts forward and is really interested in learning.
Still, to create a blog there is always some “secondary” requirements that we will explain below:
You need to have a computer or some kind of device that has more or less big screen and allow us to connect to Internet. It is recommended that either a laptop or a desktop computer, since the tablets can become somewhat limited when performing certain types of actions are going to do during the process.
You must have a good internet connection (obviously), since much of what we do need an online job or online.
It is necessary, or at least highly recommended, have some ease to surf the Internet, because to learn to perform certain actions more or less technical, it is first necessary to know the basis to perfection.
NO still you need to have WP, no hosting or anything like that. To that we will manage this guide for how to create a blog with WordPress in 10 steps.
2) CHOOSE THE HOSTING AND DOMAIN
Choosing a good domain for the website is a very important thing and depend entirely on the direction that you want to give the blog that will create.
The domain name is the “word” through which visitors can access the blog, for example“techindroid.com” . This type of name is registered or “rent” for a minimum of 1 year (although it depends on the extension).
The hosting is the server that is responsible for creating a blog on WordPress, this is always online and available to visitors 365 days a year and 24 hours a day.
Broadly speaking, it is a server or permanently connected to the Internet to a web hosting service to receive and accept visits web entering the computer.
The quality of a hosting depends on two basic characteristics:
- Not have frequent falls, that is, having a high uptime or online time. Incidences almost always going to be, but it is important to minimize and mitigate quickly.
- Have a quality technical support and language that us be us more comfortable. The support should cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and the response times should be acceptable.
In many places they say that for a web hosting starting any works, but this is false: it is always better to start with the right foot and with the necessary assistance in case of future problems.
CHOOSING A GOOD POWERFUL DOMAIN TO CREATE A BLOG
Obviously the name varies depending on the subject, the type of blog created and tastes of the author.
But we must follow the following rules to have a good name:
- It is good to choose a name easy to remember for everyone, because in certain situations get anyone to enter without having to spell it.
- The name can not be too long, because if it is, it will be difficult to remember. Moreover, this can be bad for SEO, as we will be much more limited when it comes to naming the internal pages.
- If we make a blog that is targeted to a certain audience, it might be interesting to take a key domain of the subject to which we try to orient word.
- If we create a blog that represents a brand, perhaps the best option is to use the same name or a variation of it.
- The URL is forever, so it is not recommended to be changing every now URL (this directly affects the SEO). While changing the URL with the right knowledge is easy, it is recommended in terms of web positioning and branding will always be the same.
- It is important to avoid strange characters, because they can cause problems on some servers (although there are fewer problems with this).
NOTE: You could write a post of more than 2000 or 3000 words on how to choose the perfect domain name, but this is not the purpose of this article, so I recommend paying attention to the above rules and try to choose a definitive domain .
HIRE A HOSTING AND DOMAIN FOR YOUR BLOG
So let’s start this process by hiring a hosting and a domain with Bigrock later install WordPress and create a blog on it.
GoTo Bigrock.com And click on Hosting option Then select WordPress Hosting
If we want to register only 1 domain for free (1 extension) you can click on the button “Continue” .
We mark the first option called “register a new domain” and then introduce the domain in the corresponding box.
Finally, press the button “Continue” to see whether the domain is free.
By clicking “Continue” will verify whether the domain is free and, if so, we appear on the same screen the option to choose the time period. And at the bottom, if we want more than one domain name.
Click Add button to add your domain to cart Then Click on Checkout button
Now we first summary of our order will appear. If we agree with the first steps and we want to install WordPress we can move to the next step by pressing the button again “proceed to payment” .
Now we have to confirm some data for the domain, and some extensions even have to enter an identification document such as NIF, CIF, residence permit or other document (depending on country of origin):
Finally, if everything is in order, login or Signup your Bigrock account then Complete payments.
The next step is almost one of the last.
Here we review the order (remember that the domain is free). If we agree we press the button“Pay now” and move to the next step, where we fill with our data the customer file and choose the payment method.
Finally we accept the terms and conditions by checking the checkbox at the end, and finally press the button “Complete order” .
That way, and finally, we were directed to the page where completed the purchase, so that the hosting service is activated and the new domain is registered.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind:
- The final registration of the domain may take activated completely between 1 and 48 hours, this depends on the domain extension.
- If we checked the option to automatically install WordPress, hosting what will be installed by default, data will be sent to email and you can start to shape the blog / web.
When activated the hosting receive an email with all access data hosting and if at the time we mark the option to install WordPress automatically, also send us an email with the access data to the desktop or back-end WP.
As a next step, we entered the desktop WordPress to perform basic installation and configuration actions.
3) BASIC SETTINGS WORDPRESS
When making the hiring of hosting to create a blog, selecting preinstalled WordPress us reach our mail access data to the platform create a wordpress blog.
Its appearance is as follows:
We should use them to enter the back-end of the blog created in WordPress, where we can see something like this:
If you enter your username and password correctly without any problems we can access the desktop or back-end of our WordPress installation, which has by default looks like this:
First of all, if our installation has “Clef” , we deactivate and uninstalled Clef.
What’s more, we will disable and uninstall all WordPress plugins that brings us to clean default installation create a wordpress blog.
For this click on “Plugins” and “Installed Plugins”
We may have more plugins listings, but better delete them all. First we click “Disable” (if they are still active) and immediately press the button “Delete” .
The next thing we will do is go to “Appearance” and the submenu “Themes” . We pass the mouse over each (minus the principal and active) elements and click “Theme Details” In each of the tabs you will see a link below to the right places “Delete” and we click:
In this section we “Appearance” clean failing to add us the theme that we will use to shape our new site.
The next thing we will do is go to “Tickets” and delete the entry that appears by default. To leave our WordPress blog entirely clean also we delete it from the recycle bin:
All right. Now that we have our web clean, without the elements that brings by default and that really only serve as a simple example, let’s start with the basic configuration of WordPress in the section “Settings” .
“Settings” has several elements where we can configure most basic aspects of WordPress, and although many of the options are simple, it is advisable to give much importance to this configuration, as it will define the basic operation of our blog in WordPress in the future .
To see the whole process dynamically, I recorded a video with a story step by step all this first process:
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