This post has been written especially for those people who want to earn money by making a blog or want to pursue a career in blogging. Here you will get all the information step-by-step with which you can create a WordPress blog.
I am glad that you are reading my blog where I will share you all the information with my full effort and experience so that you can create a blog on wordpress without any problem.So, friends lets get started to make a blog on WordPress
(Before I make a blog, I want to clear some of your questions. I will use the blog and website word here which means a little bit from blog and blogging.)
This post will not only tell about that how to create blog on WordPress but also how to submit a blog to Google, useful plugins etc.
Let us clear some topics before starting wordpress blog.
Most important point before make a blog
Of course you will have to spend some money or invocation on WordPress, but WordPress is better than the rest of the platform. In the beginning, it may be difficult for a normal person to understand a little, but it is more advance, powerful and customizeble than the rest. You can customize it according to yourself. WordPress is a free CMS i.e. Content Management System in which you only have to pay for hosting and domain according to your own.
Statistics say that about 29% of the world’s websites are on WordPress. The simple reason for this is that every need for blogging on WordPress is met. A lot of work can be done in a short time of period. Plugins are easily available as per the requirement.
If you are already blogging on a platform like blogger then you can easily shift your blog to wordpress.
WordPress has the world’s best theme directory, in which you can choose to design according to your own.
Blogger vs wordpress blog
Platforms like Google’s blogger (blogspot) are also availible on the internet but they cannot make you achieve as many features as you can with WordPress. As I said in the beginning, this post is only for serious blogger, so tell me that if you make a blog on Blogger (blogspot), then you cannot go on your right on it. Although you blogging on it, but it is always the property of Google. Due to some of your mistakes like copyright strike etc. Google can also close your blog.
It is clear to say that if you create a blog on Blogger, then you will not have full rights on the blog because Google is paying hosting money for your blog.
While you will have complete control over WordPress. You can transfer your WordPress blog whenever you want. Can access fully. You can modify any file according to your own. You can also use WordPress for your business such as school management, online shopping store and much more.
What is domain?
In simple language, tell us that google.com, blogger.com means website name and finally, .com, .in, .org. After typing in the browser, it will come to your website
What is web hosting?
To store all the files of a website online, we need a special space where we can keep all the data of our website online store. Storing all these files is called hosting.
To store all these files, we need a computer online so that it is online and always connected to the internet so that whenever anyone comes to our website, we can read our content.
Actually, every website is created by coding which of course there is no store in the world even if it is Google, our wordpress site. In fact Whenever we do a work on WordPress, WordPress does all the coding by itself.
WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
Some new people will be aware of the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org (self hosted wordpress). Are these two the same or different? Actually both of these are made by the same company. But in WordPress.com we do not need separate hosting. If you create a blog on WordPress.com, then the URL of your site will be something like yourwebsite.wordpress.com. If you have to use a domain of your choice of custom domain, then you will have to pay.
While WordPress.org is self-hosted. In this, you get a free software in which you have to install and install domain and hosting. You can have full control of your site in WordPress.org while not in WordPress.com.
The wordpress we now learn to create a blog will be Self-hosted WordPress.org.
How to create a blog on WordPress
Let get started to create a blog on WordPress. Follow these steps.
1. Choose a Topics
First of all, you have to select a topic for your blog on which you want to blogging. You can also choose a topics for yourself from the topics given below. Pay attention that you blogging on the same topic on which you have knowledge and can write good content.
Topic list for make a blog
- Products and service reviews
- Tips and Tricks
- Life improvement
Do not choose too many topics at once. If you write on a particular topic then you will have regular traffic increasing gradually.
2. Buy a Domain
For blogging you will need a domain which you can buy from GoDaddy, BigRock etc. for around 200 to 500 rupees per year. Some hosting providers like Bluehost provide domain free with their hosting package.
While buying a domain, keep in mind that if your domain is related to your topic, then it would be better and try to get a domain that can be easily spoken and remembered. Domain will be better if it is in .com or .in.
3. Buy a Hosting
Hosting is the most important aspect to make a website or blog. You should always buy good hosting so that your website does not fall down when more users come.
While taking the hosting, you should take special care of how much storage is there, how much bandwidth is there, how much uptime is there and how is the support.
Storage – Online disk space is
Bandwidth – How much data from your website is used in a month. Like how many GB of internet data you spend in a day.
Uptime – How long will your website be maximum online (recommended 99.9%).
Support – How is their support.
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I would recommend you to buy the lowest plan for Bluehost as its basic plan offers unlimited storage, unlimited badwidth, free domain, unlimited subdomain, 27 * 7 support, free SSL certificate etc.
4. Nameserver and DNS setup (optional)
If you have taken Hosting and Domain from different company then you have to update the nameserver in the domain to connect the domain to hosting. If you have purchased the domain along with hosting, then you can leave this step.
After purchasing Hosting and Domain, we can connect them to each other. If you have taken the domain and hosting from the same company, then you can get this work done by calling their support team without any hassle.
After purchasing the hosting, you will get an email, in which you will have been given your username, password and an address to login to cPanel (a portal for the control of the website), along with other information.
Go to that address and login with username and password. Now the control panel of your website has opened in front of you, whereby you can install WordPress in your website.
5. Install WordPress via cPanel for make a blog
Step1 – To install WordPress you have to search and select Softaculous or WordPress in cPanel. How to make a blog on WordPress – How to create a WordPress blog
Step 2 – After this you will see the option of WordPress. Select him
Step 3 – After this you click on Install Now as shown in the picture.
Step 4 – After this, you fill up the name of your website, username and password etc. to login. Remove wp in the directory option and empty it. If you have been given the option of backup in Advanced Options, then select once a day in Automated Backups so that it will take automatic backup of your site daily.
Step 5 – Finally click on Install. You will get the message of Congratulation and now your wordpress is installed.
6. Setting up WordPress
After WordPress is installed, you can go to http://yoursite.com/wp-admin to login to WordPress. And enter the username and password which you entered in step-4 above. After this you will have the countryboard of your site open in front of you. This is where you have to do all your work.
Now we will set up our website such as installing theme, plugin install , post writing, SEO plugin setup etc.
7. Install theme on WordPress
To add and install the theme follow this step –
You will find an Appearance option in the left side of the WordPress deshboard, from which select the theme.
Click on Add New.
Select the theme of your choice. You can search themes in the search bar above (example – Ribbon Lite).
After liking the theme, click on install and then click on active.
Now a new theme has been installed on your site. You can visit and see on their site.
All tools for setting menu, logo and widget will be found in Appearance itself.
8. Plugin install on WordPress
WordPress is full of plugins.
To install, go to Plugins> Add New from the dashboard.
Click here for the list s of best WordPress plugins.
From this list, install Yoast SEO, Insert Header and Footer Code first because we need them first.
Website SEO Setting
To get your website displayed on Google, you have to do SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to your WordPress, which will make Yoast SEO Plugin easy.
1. Add website to Google Webmaster
- Go to Google Webmaster tool.
- Sign in with your Google Account.
- Click on add property and fill your website URL (e.g. http://yourwebsite.com)
- Now you have to verify yourself as the owner of your website. For this, you select alternate methods and select the HTML tag.
- Now you will be given a whip to copy.
- Go to dashboard> setting> Inserts Headers and Footers of your site and paste it into the Header Section and save it.
- After this, click on verify in the Webmaster tool.
2. Setting up Yoast SEO plugin
Follow the steps given below to setup Yoast –
- Install Yoast plugin (You can use Rank Math Plugin)
- After installing, you will see an SEO option on the left side of the dashboard. From there, fill in the information requested by clicking SEO> General> Open the configuration wizard.
3. Submit sitemap to Google Webmaster
- To the left of the dashboard you will see an SEO option. From there go to SEO> General> Features. From there you turn on the sitemap.
- By visiting http://yourwebsite.com/sitemap_index.xml you will see a sitemap of your site.
Now copy the link of this sitemap.
- Go to Crawl> Sitemaps inside the Google Webmaster tool and submit the Sitemap by clicking Add Sitemap.
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