How To Start A WordPress Blog The RIGHT WAY – Beginners Guide (Step By Step)

How To Start A WordPress Blog The RIGHT WAY – Beginners Guide (Step By Step)

Want to start a blog without making the rookie mistakes? We have helped 130,000+ users start a blog successfully. Watch this video to learn more.

Starting a blog can be a terrifying thought specially when you are not techy. Guess what — you’re not alone. Having helped over 130,000+ users start a blog, we have decided to create the most comprehensive guide on how to start a WordPress blog without any technical knowledge.

The process of creating a blog is easy to follow whether you are 20 years old or 60 years old. However if you need help, our team will help you setup your blog for free.

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To start your WordPress blog, you will need the following 3 things:

1. A domain name idea (this will be the name of your blog i.e

2. A web hosting account (this is where your website live on the internet)

3. Your undivided attention for 30 minutes.

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In this tutorial, we will cover:

– How to Register a Domain Name
– How to Choose the Best Web Hosting
– How to Install WordPress
– How to Design Your Website using WordPress Themes
– How to Write Your First Blog Post
– How to Add Pages on your Website
– How to Install WordPress Plugins
— Add Contact Form using WordPress Plugins
— Add Gallery using WordPress Plugins
– How to Add Menus in WordPress
– How to Add Widgets in WordPress
– Modify WordPress Site Settings
– Resources to Learn WordPress

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29 Replies to “How To Start A WordPress Blog The RIGHT WAY – Beginners Guide (Step By Step)”

  1. I’m having a bit of a problem with WordPress. I can’t seem to change any of the themes. When I follow along with your video, none of them change like yours do. No matter what I do I haven’t been able to change a theme yet. And if by chance I do mange to get one changed, how do I delete it if I don’t like it??

  2. can u pls make a tutorial of How to Start a WordPress newspaper theme (Step by Step)

  3. Thank you so much for an excellent tutorial. I particularly liked the unflappable, calm voice of the presenter, making everything seem so easy!

  4. Got stuck a few times, and in the end needed to talk to support to get my Blog ‘Live’ as one of my Widgets was not activated. Overall much obliged for your guide.

  5. Looks great so far, but before I go on, I’m getting email from WPbeginner about hosting with Bluehost, and here you recommend HostGator…I’m only five minutes in, but if the difference isn’t addressed in this video, would you please comment. Tnx.

  6. good videos thank you.if i like an image of a theme i downloaded can i use the same image for my website. thanks a lot

  7. I just watched this video of yours. It was very well explained and easy to understand. I just purchased my domain name and hosting space with hostgator. However, the welcome screen after logging in is very different from what you have shown here in your video. I could not manage to find the ‘Quick Install’ link. Could you please help!?

  8. Thank you. This is VERY helpful. Very well and simply explained, and with clear goals and recaps. Just what an absolute newbie like me needs. More power to your site and channel!

  9. I use a paid plan but I can’t see some important features such as plugins dropdown and the editor button below the appearance tab, it’s quite disturbing, please provide a solution for this.

  10. Finally I have arrived at the bus stop I have being searching for on WordPress tutorial. Thanks a lot to this great team

  11. The registration for my domain on the site HostGator is only for 1 year. What happens if this year is over?

  12. I have one doubt if I want a static website and in that want include blog. then how many domains and hosts I have to purchase

  13. This is quite possibly the most clear and concise tutorial Ive ever seen on getting your WP blog up and running! Thank you so much!

  14. Finally, a WordPress video that I can understand! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  15. Thanks for this info. I’ve been struggling with several themes. If I change to a different theme now with more menu options will my blog still display?

  16. Hi, I was following your class on building blog the right way with nisard theme and it hasn’t the capability id like so I swithched to Themefiy and now the work we did in nisard is stuck in my cache and I have to purge each time i type in my web address. Do you know what is up with that? It seems only to be affecting my computer that I’m building on.

    Tom Dillon

  17. I love this channel so much!
    I learn something new every time I watch videos from you all.

    Hopefully I can get my website up n running with Monetizing soon…
    Speaking of “monetizing” do you guys have a video on how to do that for WordPress websites?

  18. +WPBeginner – WordPress Tutorials Hey how to create sticky slider add to cart, add to wishlist?Please reply, I need it now!
    One more question: how to customize the right menu, make it turn right a little bit and change color?

  19. Thank you so much for providing easy to understand information about blogging. I am an absolute beginner, and Don’t know anything about blogging Accept what people post on their Blogs. May God Bless you.

  20. Does it normally take a day or two for your domain to be made ready? Its been pending since last night, and even after installing WP and getting confirmation email, when I try to visit the domain it says it doesn’t exist.

  21. How do you find the READER part under Settings in the New Layout? I was able to navigate everything in the older system and now it’s all new and shiny and I can’t find it

  22. Your video is good, but I still got stuck. In the end I used a free service called instant webdesigner instead, and I’m very happy with my blog now! 🙂

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